Silicone PU heat transfer vinyl is a type of heat transfer material that is widely used in the garment industry to transfer designs onto fabrics. It is made from a combination of silicone and polyurethane, which makes it highly durable and resistant to high temperatures.
One of the key advantages of Silicone PU heat transfer vinyl is that it can withstand high temperatures and is suitable for use on a variety of materials, including cotton, polyester, and blends. Additionally, it is easy to cut and weed, making it a popular choice for custom apparel designs.
In terms of its appearance, white Silicone PU heat transfer vinyl has a solid white color that can be used as a base for adding other colors and designs. It is often used for creating high-contrast designs that stand out on dark-colored fabrics.
Overall, Silicone PU heat transfer vinyl is a versatile and reliable material for transferring designs onto fabrics, and its white color is a great option for creating high-impact designs on darker fabrics.
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.