Posted By TeckWrap Craft On April 13, 2022

Best Fabric For Heat Transfer Vinyl : Garment Printing 101

Best Fabric For Heat Transfer Vinyl

Heat transfer vinyl (HTV) or iron-on vinyl is a special type of vinyl used to print on garments and different fabrics. But what is the best fabric for heat transfer vinyl? HTV adheres well to cotton, polyester fabric, poly/cotton blends, canvas, and denim.

In this crafting guide, you’ll learn about heat transfer vinyl on fabrics, the supplies needed, the proper temperature, and everything there is you need to know about heat transfer printing using HTV. Remember, when it comes to heat transfer printing the temperature, time, and pressure matter.

PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll

PU Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll

$8.90
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl

Glitter Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl

$13.99
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl
Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl

Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl

$12.90
Glitter UV Color Changing Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter UV Color Changing Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter UV Color Changing Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter UV Color Changing Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter UV Color Changing Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter UV Color Changing Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter UV Color Changing Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter UV Color Changing Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter UV Color Changing Heat Transfer Vinyl
Glitter UV Color Changing Heat Transfer Vinyl

Glitter UV Color Changing Heat Transfer Vinyl

$14.99

When it comes to the combination of the right temperature, time, and pressure, this will depend on the type of fabric and vinyl you plan to use. To give you an idea, here are the heat transfer vinyl products available at TeckWrap Craft and the proper temperature and time required when printing.

TeckWrap Craft Heat Transfer VinylHeat Press Temperature (in ℉)Time (in seconds)
Colorful Camouflage Heat Transfer300-315 ℉10-15
Flock Heat Transfer Vinyl300-315 ℉10-15
PU Heat Transfer Vinyl300-315 ℉10-15
PU Rainbow Stripes Heat Transfer Vinyl266-284 ℉8-12
Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl300-315 ℉  10-15
Colorful Splash Heat Transfer Vinyl300-315 ℉10-15
Galaxy Heat Transfer Vinyl266-284 ℉8-12
Glow In The Dark Heat Transfer Vinyl300-320℉8-12
Snowflakes Pattern Heat Transfer Vinyl300-315 ℉10-15
Fabric For Heat Transfer Vinyl

Supplies Needed For Heat Transfer Printing Using HTV

  • Fabric of your choice
  • HTV of your choice
  • Heat press machine (EasyPress, Cap press or Logo Press)
  • Weeding tool
  • Parchment paper or thin teflon sheet
  • Lower heated element like rubber pad (usually comes with the heat press machine)
  • Cutting machine (Cricut or Silhouette)
Supplies Needed For Heat Transfer Vinyl

Supplies Needed For Heat Transfer Vinyl

Aug 31, 2023 TeckWrap Craft

Best Types Of Fabric For Heat Transfer Vinyl Printing

If you want to enter the apparel industry or start your clothing line, you should knwo the best fabrics for heat transfer printing using vinyl. Here at TeckWrap Craft, we have gathered the best types of the fabric where you can print heat transfer vinyl.

Ring-Spun Cotton Fabrics

The easiest and most common printable fabric is cotton. 100% cotton shirts require high-temperature settings in order for the HTV to adhere properly. In the photo seen above, PU HTV from TeckWrap Craft was used for the shirt.

Don’t confuse yourself with the tumbler. Permanent adhesive vinyl was used for that. Is there a recommended brand of shirts? It doesn’t matter regardless if you use different brands of t-shirts as long as it’s made of 100% cotton.

Ring-Spun Cotton Fabrics

Other than ring-spun cotton shirts, you can also print on other materials made of cotton like aprons, bedroom slippers, or pillowcases. Although you have to be careful to use the right settings. For the bedroom slippers above, since the cotton fabric is thinner than the usual cotton t-shirt, avoid using higher heat to avoid scorch marks.

Polyester Shirts

Polyester T-shirts, most commonly used for sportswear can also be used for heat transfer vinyl printing. Polyester is a more delicate fabric and a low temperature material, hence, it requires lower temperature and medium pressure.

Thus, it’s recommended to use regular heat transfer vinyl. Unlike cotton t-shirts, you can use specialty vinyl. Polyester is the best fabric for block sublimation migration or sublimation printing. Polyester is also called sublimated fabric.

Polyester Shirts

Denim

May it be a denim jacket or jeans, yes you can apply HTV on denim. However, the challenge when it comes to denim is not having a smooth and flat surface. When it comes to heat transfer vinyl printing on denim, print on a flat or smooth surface only.

vinyl on Denim

Canvas

Yes! You can print vinyl on canvas fabrics too! May it be a canvas tote bag, wallet, apron, or pillowcase. How much heat you need depends on the type of vinyl you use, so make sure to check out the guide above.

vinyl on canvas

Hoodies And Sweatshirts

Another common apparel sold for heat printing are hoodies or sweaters. Most of these apparel are made of 100% cotton or ring-spun cotton with significantly less stray fibers and a tight weave, thus applying HTV with high heat application settings will be successful.

HTV on Hoodies And Sweatshirts

Hats

Yes! You can print heat transfer vinyl on baseball caps or bucket hats too. However, the biggest challenge when it comes to these types of merchandise is not having a flat surface. That’s why a flatbed heat press machine won’t work for this type of printing.

HTV on hats

A mini EasyPress or cap heat press is recommended to transfer print on this apparel. Caps are made of different types of materials like cotton, nylon, or polyester. If the hat is made of linen, be extra careful as it’s one of the most heat-sensitive materials.

Mittens

Oven mittens are usually made of polyester and cotton, both compatible with heat transfer vinyl printing. One thing to remember when printing on an oven mitten is to use hard pressure since the fabric is thick.

HTV on mittens

Tips When Printing On HTV On Fabrics