How do you know about Heat Transfer Vinyl(HTV)?If you have been engaged in the heat transfer industry for many years ,you must know the name about“Heat Transfer Vinyl”.So today Vision will take you to know what Heat Transfer Vinyl is from the follow 6 aspects.
I think you should understand some knowledge about the heat transfer vinyl.For example:What is Heat Transfer Vinyl?How to transfer your T-shirt with heat transfer vinyl?What are the types of htv vinyl for T-shirts? What is the application of heat transfer vinyl for textiles? This article will give you a detailed introduction to the knowledge about the t-shirt HTV vinyl.
What is Heat Transfer Vinyl?
Heat Transfer Vinyl(HTV)refers to the heat transfer vinyl that needs to be engraved/cut during heat transfer process. It is a special function printing vinyl that separates from the carrier film together with the release layer,under the combined action of heat and pressure.At the same time,it is firmly transferred to the surface of the substrate.
What is the structure of heat transfer vinyl?
The heat transfer vinyl is generally composed of 3 to 5 layers. The three-layer heat transfer vinyl is composed of a base layer, a printing layer and an adhesive layer; The four-layer heat transfer vinyl is composed of a base layer, a release layer, a printing layer and an adhesive layer; The five-layer heat transfer vinyl is composed of a base layer, a release layer,a printing layer, an adhesive layer and hot melt adhesive powder layer.
What is the production process of heat transfer vinyl?
1.Substrate htv vinyl preparation
There are many kinds of carriers for the htv vinyl. PET is widely used.Because it has the characteristics of good dimensional stability, uniform tension, good heat resistance, and good release properties. Especially in the reproduction of color gradation originals, it has obvious advantages. The specifications of the htv vinyl, such as width, thickness, and brand are selected according to the manufacturer’s requirements. At the same time, check the flatness of the vinyl and whether the tube material has “protruding ribs”, “flounces” and other conditions that do not meet the quality requirements.
2.Preparation of release agent
Release agent is a low-viscosity transparent resin with release properties, film-forming properties and adhesive properties. Because the solvent in the release agent evaporates faster, it is necessary to control the viscosity during the coating process. That is to say, you should control the solid content of the release agent,it is generally controlled at about 23%. If the solid content is less than 19%, the transfer effect of the heat transfer vinyl after coating the release agent is not ideal. At the same time, pay attention to the transparency of the release agent, otherwise it will affect the effect of the printing layer.
Heat transfer ink is gravure ink. The drying of the ink mainly depends on the volatilization of the solvent. After the substrate vinyl is determined, the appropriate ink should be selected according to the purpose of the printed matter and the nature of the printing material or according to the requirements of the construction order. Check whether the fineness, viscosity, hue, tinting strength and other indicators of the ink meet the requirements of the printing quality.
4.Preparation of adhesive
The adhesive for heat transfer is a hot melt adhesive, which is a colorless, transparent or light yellow viscous liquid. After coating and drying to form a vinyl, the vinyl is transparent. It has composite fastness on the surface of the coated release agent and ink. Harmony flexibility, abrasion resistance, strong resistance to water, acid and alkali and other media, and good weather resistance.
What are the types of heat transfer vinyl?
There are many types of heat transfer vinyl:
1.From the material aspects:
It can be divided into PU heat transfer vinyl, PVC heat transfer vinyl, TPU heat transfer vinyl.This is mainly because the raw materials of the heat transfer vinyl are different.
2.From the perspective of printing:
It can be divided into conventional heat transfer vinyl and printable heat transfer vinyl.
3.There are many kinds of effects presented from the surface
The best sellers are: glitter heat transfer vinyl, flock heat transfer vinyl, Metallic heat transfer vinyl,hologram heat transfer vinyl, 3D heat transfer vinyl, pattern heat transfer vinyl, luminous heat transfer vinyl, reflective heat transfer vinyl and so on.You can view other more products from our website.All of the HTV vinyls are sold in VISION.Of course,we can also custom HTV vinyls for your requirement. We provide you with high quality at affordable price.
4.From the perspective of material application upgrade:
It can be divided into ordinary heat transfer vinyl and anti-sublimation heat transfer vinyl.
Other names for heat transfer vinyl
Heat transfer vinyl is usually called Iron On VINYL, T Shirt vinyl, HTV. Don’t be misled by different names.
Application of heat transfer vinyl
Heat transfer vinyl is mainly used on hot stamping of logos, patterns, letters and numbers in clothing, advertising, printing, shoe bags and other industries. As far as the clothing industry is concerned, it can be divided into ball suits, swimwear, cycling suits, outdoor suits, etc. In terms of fabrics, it can be divided into cotton, polyester, Lycra, leather,etc.So different heat transfer vinyls have different application requirements.
Vision is a manufacturer specializing in the production of heat transfer vinyls. With more than 10 years of production and sales experience, we can provide you with different types of high-quality heat transfer vinyls. Of course,we can develop different varieties for you,if you have customized needs.
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