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Is heat transfer vinyl permanent?

heat transfer vinyl for tshirt

Heat transfer vinyl has quickly become the most popular way to customize and create T-shirts. With more and more cutting plotters on the market, anyone can create great designs. However, if you’re new to this type of fabrication, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the different HTV vinyl options currently available on the market. There are hundreds of vinyl products people can choose from, so how can you really know which ones are the best? Which heat transfer vinyls are the best?

The following content details the different types of heat transfer vinyl and their most suitable uses so that you can choose the right material for your project.

What is Heat Transfer Vinyl?

The first thing you need to know is that you can use different types of t shirt vinyl for different types of DIY projects, and it’s important for you to understand the main differences between them.

HTV vinyl on canvas bag

HTV vinyl on canvas bag

The first type of t shirt transfer vinyl that DIYers should know about is heat transfer vinyl, or HTV, which is the focus of this article. Simply put, heat transfer vinyl uses heat from a press to adhere to fabric. It is considered a permanent vinyl and should not be confused with temporary or permanent tacky vinyl used for signs and non-clothing projects. Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) comes in a variety of colors and styles, including solid and glitter.

What is permanent adhesive vinyl?

In addition to heat transfer vinyl, there are adhesive or sticker vinyls. This permanent adhesive vinyl is a flexible, thin material with a pressure sensitive adhesive. Basically, sticky vinyl sticks to whatever material it’s pressed against, as long as the surface of the material is hard and smooth, just like regular stickers. However, this makes sticky vinyl the best choice for mugs, bags, and other porous surfaces to which heat transfer vinyl can adhere effortlessly. But sticky vinyl won’t be able to decorate clothes because it won’t go through the wash cycle safely.

How to choose best HTV vinyl for your business?

There are plenty of off-brand vinyl options online. As the craze for personal cutters changes the way we make things, new sellers are popping up everywhere. When shopping for a premium HTV, consider the following features:

Selection of color
We privide about 200 colors of HTV for your to choose.
Color choice is important because it allows for more variation per item. Multiple color options make your designs stand out and feature more.

Thickness is another important factor. Thickness directly determines how easy it is to cut and weed. Heat transfer vinyl that is too thick will appear bulky and stiff on the fabric, while vinyl that is too thin will be difficult to work with and will weed without compromising the design.



Easy to cut and weed
At the end of the day, ease of cutting and draining is also a very important feature when choosing a quality HTV.



The above points need to be noted, our VISION is a heat transfer vinyl factory from China,we wholesale all kinds of heat transfer consumbles. Regarding heat transfer vinyl, we have a full range of nearly 20 types. Like commonly used PU HTV vinyl, Glitter HTV vinyl,Soft metallic vinyl,printable HTV vinyl,Glow in dark HTV, Reflective HTV and more. We have dozens of colors to choose from. Our thickness is also very easy to cut, no matter you are a novice or a veteran, you can quickly master it at the first time, so, heat transfer vinyl is a permanent vinyl, we can also provide free sample testing, Please contact us if you need.