Best Heat Transfer Vinyl Reviews – Best HTV to Use 

When talking about custom t-shirts HTV, some of the frequently asked questions are – “What is the best heat transfer vinyl to be used”? There is every chance that you think like I did, that most HTVs (heat transfer vinyl) are the same, except for the leading brands of htv industry. On the other hand, you may have been acquiring the cheapest HTV on the market.

What is HTV Anyway?

HTV is an acronym for Heat Transfer Vinyl.

What you do is load your vinyl into a cutter, whether you have a big Roland Graphtec professional cutter or a small circuit cutter, then you cut out graphics or lettering on to the vinyl.

The unwanted vinyl should be peeled from the design, after that you apply it onto the fabrics, and they have it heat pressed by using heat and not the home iron.

It is important you are aware of the fact that the heat transfer vinyl for professional cutters come in the form of rolls. The smallest professional rolls you will find in the market are about 15 inches by 5 yards. In some cases, they come in the form of sheets of about 12″ x 12″.

This is similar to the stuff that you use when transferring designs to a scrapbook. It requires heat for the graphics or lettering to stick permanently.

It is important you are aware of the fact that HTV is not similar to using a white toner printer or a direct to garment printer to transfer designs onto a t-shirt. You are free to full colour using both, and there is no need to weed your designs, it is more like magic.

Glitter HTV

Heat transfer vinyl is used for BLING. Heat transfer vinyl is not limited to solid colours, although that is what you will find on custom t-shirts and sports jerseys made with it.

If you find having a little bling in your life interesting, you will find that some glitter vinyl colours are available.

Pattern HTV

There are great patterns that are available, among which include animal prints and camo. Your creativity is not limited at any point.

If you are more like a cameo or circuit user like about 5 million other people, you have most definitely being limited by the choices that you have – stuck with literally the cheapest feel and the most expensive cost vinyl in the market.

Triton Heat Transfer Vinyl

A few months ago, Triton came out, and Colman and Company marketed it. These are the same individuals that are in the business of selling the ink and the digital heat fx printers for the Viper2, M2 and M6 DTG Printers

It is important you are aware of the fact that it is very different from Cad Cut and Siser for instance.

If perchance, you have not made a complex vinyl design on a heat transfer vinyl and attempted to weed it or to peel it, there is no way you will understand. You need to have some understanding of the level of frustration when you have waited for about 30 minutes for the design to cut using a circuit and then ripping it when peeling.

Posted by Sylvia Sullivan