Heat transfer vinyl (or HTV for short) goes by many names depending on the industry and the supplier, including CAD heat transfer film, t-shirt vinyl, htv vinyl, etc. With so many names, it’s easy to be confused – but it’s essentially all the same thing.
UNDERSTAND THE LAYERS AND THEIR PURPOSE
All have a top layer made from flexible PVC or thin polyurethane (PU) on top of an adhesive layer, and a release liner that helps you transfer the resulting design to its final destination. You can check this link https://www.thevinylrepository.com/ to get heat transfer vinyl products.
The top layer is what’s most important to you, the creator. It determines both how easy your machine can work with the heat transfer vinyl and also how high quality your final product will turn out.
Goneedle HTV sheets are made with your cutting machine in mind. We’ve designed our vinyl sheets to cut evenly without uncut gaps, jamming or other mishaps. This makes for easier cutting, easier weeding, and easier transfers, and that makes you a happier crafter!
In short, if you can think it up and have a surface that can handle the heat transfer process, you can make it. T-shirts, hats and other apparel is by far the most popular application of heat transfer vinyl, followed closely by custom signs.
It might take a little practice to make the move from paper to vinyl, but once you get your machine dialed in the process is well worth the minimal effort involved. Custom coffee mugs, personalized gifts for holidays, fun costumes, your imagination is the only limit! You can even stick vinyl over glass to preserve the areas remaining un-touched when making etched glass.