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What is Heat Transfer Vinyl?
Heat transfer vinyl, also known as HTV or iron-on vinyl, is a type of material with a heat-activated adhesive that can be cut into any shape using scissors or a die-cutting machine. After the design is cut, it can be transferred onto fabric using an iron or a heat press.
HTV comes in sheets or rolls and is available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and finishes including glossy, metallic, glitter, and holographic, and can be used to create both simple and complex designs. Once applied, HTV creates a durable, long-lasting bond with the fabric and the design becomes permanent after cooling.
Printed garments using HTV can be washed just like any other piece of clothing and the design can last for years with the proper care.
What is Sublimation Printing?
Heat sublimation is a digital printing process that uses heat to transfer dye onto materials such as fabric, ceramic, metal, or wood. It works by first printing the design onto sublimation paper using a special inkjet printer. The paper is then placed onto the material and heated to a high temperature. This causes the dye to vaporize and penetrate the fabric, permanently bonding the design onto the fabric.
Unlike HTV, which relies on an adhesive to bond the design to the fabric’s surface, sublimation dyes are absorbed into the material itself. This results in a design that is less likely to crack or peel over time and is actually dyed into the fabric. Sublimated designs are also resistant to shrinking and stretching.