How to Use HTV

Transfer printing involves printing your designs onto a special, transferable vinyl material. It can be used for both light and dark coloured garments. Here's our guide to using heat transfer vinyl (HTV)...



1. Load the vinyl into the cutter and then send the design to cut in mirror image. We always recommend test cuts beforehand to set the correct blade pressure.


2. Once cut, weed away the excess vinyl.


3. Place the garment onto the heat press and pre-press for approximately 5-10 seconds then position your design on the garment, cover with a silicone sheet and press using the recommended settings.


4. Once pressing is complete, peel away the carrier hot or cold depending on the vinyl being used.


5. Your garment is ready!

Ideal for smaller garment runs featuring the same design

High-quality printing replication

Full-colour designs

Fast process, perfect for same day and next day delivery services

No set up charges

Easy storage when designs are printed on paper

Cost-effective for small quantity orders

Shorter production time than DTG (when orders are up to 250)

No need for high skill and has low reject rates.

Certain effects and textures are only available by transfer

Inexpensive equipment

Low storage costs


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1. Will my design look low quality using vinyl?

A common assumption with vinyl is that they end up looking cheap. However, if you use high quality materials, such as those we provide, this is not an issue.


2. Will the vinyl crack or fade?

Your garments should last a good amount of time without the design fading or cracking. We provide high-quality vinyls and paper to prolong durability.


3. Can I use dark and light garments for transfer printing?

Yes this method is fine for either. The key thing to remember with dark colours is that the garments will feel thicker than the white ones whereas the fabric that is going to be used for whiter garments is going to be thinner since it is transparent.


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