Silicone PU heat transfer vinyl has a green front and red back. This color combination may be specific to the particular brand or type of vinyl you are using and can be used to help distinguish the adhesive side from the protective backing, or to aid in vinyl removal and placement during transfers.
Vinyl has several characteristics, including:
Soft to the touch, more comfortable to wear on clothes or other items.
The ability to achieve three-dimensional effects can add depth and texture to a design.
The ability to achieve two-color effects allows for more creative and visually interesting designs.
The ability to use an embossing machine to create embossed designs on vinyl adds even more texture and visual interest.
Capable of working with plotters and lasers, 100um thickness is more suitable for larger signs.
The ability to produce small batches of 3D logos makes it a useful tool for apparel decorators.
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.