You choose HTV, SUBLIMATION or Adhesive Vinyl. Vinyl is printed with a special eco-solvent ink that is made to last. Adhesive Vinyl is Orajet brand and has an outdoor durability of 4 years. HTV is printed on Siser Color Print Easy and provides you with all of the great qualities Siser has to offer.
White Base adhesive-This option is printed on a white permanent vinyl. These sheets are 100% opaque. This means you cannot see anything underneath them. It can be used on any color base!
Semi Clear adhesive- This option is printed on clear vinyl and then a layer of white ink is underneath the design/colored element so this will POP on any color base but the white background in the photo will be transparent! So whatever you place this on the base will show through the clear background!
Clear Cast adhesive -Clear Cast adhesive sheets are very similar to our permanent adhesive patterns yet they are printed on transparent adhesive instead of white. This way the surface underneath can be seen through the pattern. It gives the pattern a stained glass effect or watercolor effect. The color is not as vibrant as it is when printed on the white base vinyl. Works great over a light glitter base tumbler!
All sheets come 12x12 and are approximate, since we do print in house. These are pattern sheets and nothing will be cut out for you.
Adhesives will not smear with epoxy, this is not a waterslide. Patterns are printed with high quality professional inks.
No sealing necessary these are printed with high quality professional inks.
Can be used in many cutting machines or used to wrap a tumbler.
Some images are NOT SEAMLESS
Sizes are approximate not exact
Cut & Weed Process for HTV
Set up design or image on computer in regular reading format. DO NOT MIRROR.
Send to cutter to cut.
HTV has a special mask that can be placed inside the heat press.
Place your mask over the image to lift off the backing mask can be purchased here, and with the adhesive vinyl you can peel and stick or use any transfer tape you have available.
Press the heat transfer vinyl at 300°F for 15 seconds at medium pressure.
Peel warm (wait about 5 seconds)
SUBLIMATION Pattern Sheet
Sublimation ink, when heated, turns into a gas that actually embeds itself into anything with a polyester coating. This creates a cleaner, more professional look while allowing for a much more detailed image than what solid HTV can offer. Shading, gradients and a rainbow of colors are huge benefits to using sublimation transfers. Sublimation must be used with at least 50% polyester (white or light colored garment) but will show better results the closer to 100% polyester your garment is (white or light colored garment). The higher the polyester content, the brighter and clearer your image will be. The lower the polyester content, the more vintage, faded or aged your image will be. Also, with a lower polyester content, you may see your image fade slightly with the first wash. Sublimation printing, also referred to as dye sublimation printing, is a printing method for transferring images onto a substrate (usually a cloth material such as polyester).
HEATING PROCESS FOR SUBLIMATION
For any fabric, unisub, hardboard, or aluminum
Always refer back to the blanks heating up instructions FIRST
Set temperature on heat press to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Set timer to 60 seconds.
Set Pressure at medium.
Place paper face down on garment. The garment needs to be at least 50% polyester and white or light color fabric or if not a garment a blank designed for sublimation with a polyester coating.
Press at 400 degrees F for 60 seconds with medium pressure
Remove paper immediately and peel hot. Allow blank to cool.