Silicone PU heat transfer vinyl is a popular type of heat transfer material used in the garment industry to transfer designs onto fabrics. This material is made from a combination of silicone and polyurethane, which gives it excellent durability and resistance to high temperatures.
When it comes to the color black, Silicone PU heat transfer vinyl is an excellent option for creating high-contrast designs on light-colored fabrics. The solid black color is highly opaque, which means it can easily cover up other colors or designs on the fabric.
One of the key benefits of Silicone PU heat transfer vinyl is its versatility. It can be used on a wide range of fabrics, including cotton, polyester, and blends. This makes it a popular choice for creating custom apparel designs that are both durable and long-lasting.
Additionally, this material is easy to cut and weed, which means that designs can be created quickly and with precision. This is especially important for businesses that need to create large quantities of custom apparel on a regular basis.
How to use Silicone PU heat transfer vinyl
Design: Create or obtain the desired design for your project. The design must be in vector format, as this will allow for accurate cutting of the vinyl.
Cut: Use a vinyl cutter to cut the design out of the Silicone PU heat transfer vinyl. Be sure to adjust the settings on your cutter to match the thickness of the vinyl you are using.
Weed: Remove any unwanted vinyl from the design using a weeding tool. This process is called “weeding” and is essential for achieving a clean final product.
Prepare textile item: Prepare the textile item by washing and drying it to remove any dirt or debris that may interfere with the vinyl’s adhesion.
Heat press: Use a heat press to transfer the vinyl design onto the textile item. Set the temperature and pressure settings on your heat press to the recommended levels for your vinyl type and the textile item you are using. Place the vinyl design onto the textile item, cover it with a sheet of parchment paper, and press for the recommended time.
Peel: Once the pressing is complete, peel the transfer paper from the vinyl design while it is still warm.
Finished product: Your custom design should now be successfully transferred onto the textile item.