Metallic heat transfer vinyl is a type of HTV vinyl material that is used in the process of creating designs on fabrics, such as t-shirts, hats, and bags. The metallic heat transfer vinyl has a shiny, reflective finish that can add a unique and eye-catching element to your designs.
There are a variety of colors and finishes available with metallic heat transfer vinyl, including gold, silver, red. green,etc.
The process of using metallic heat transfer vinyl involves cutting the vinyl into the desired design using a vinyl cutter. The excess vinyl is then removed, leaving only the design on a clear carrier sheet. The design is then transferred onto the fabric using a heat press, which applies heat and pressure to adhere the vinyl to the fabric.
One of the benefits of using metallic heat transfer vinyl is its durability. It can withstand repeated washings without fading or peeling, making it a popular choice for creating designs that will be worn frequently.
How to use metallic heat transfer vinyl
Create or select a design
You can either create a design using a graphic design software or use pre-made designs available online.
Make sure to mirror the design before printing it on the vinyl sheet.
Cut the vinyl
Cut the vinyl to the desired size and shape using a vinyl cutter machine.
Make sure to adjust the blade depth according to the thickness of the vinyl sheet.
Weed the design
Weed the excess vinyl from the design using a weeding tool, leaving only the design you want to transfer.
Prepare the fabric: Preheat the fabric using a heat press machine to remove any wrinkles or moisture.
Position the design: Position the weeded design on the fabric and make sure it is centered and straight.
Apply heat: Heat the design using a heat press machine according to the temperature and time: 145°C-160°C with 10-15 seconds.
Peel the carrier
Once the vinyl has cooled down, peel off the carrier carefully, leaving only the metallic design on the fabric.