Posted By TeckWrap Craft On May 07, 2022

Heat Press Temperature Guide For Vinyl: The Ultimate Guide

Best Heat Transfer Vinyl

Printing on shirts using heat transfer vinyl (HTV) is not a walk in the park. It takes dedication, skills, and the proper knowledge. What was once a crafting hobby can turn into a full-blown business and you need to cover all aspects of the business.

One of those is mastering the right temperature and time settings of an HTV. That’s why we’ve come up with this heat press temperature guide for HTV. We featured all HTV products available at TeckWrap Craft with their recommended temperature and time.  

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Remember that heat transfer product come in different patterns and textures. Some are thicker, some are thinner, that’s why their heat/temperature and time settings differ. Pin this cheat sheet, print it out, and place it somewhere in your work area.

Without further ado, here’s the recommended pressing time and temperature for TeckWrap Craft’s HTV products.

Heat Press Temperature Guide: Vinyl

TeckWrap Craft HTVHeat Press Temperature In ℉Heat Press Temperature In ℃Heat Press Time (in seconds)
Colorful Camouflage Heat Transfer290 ℉ to 300 ℉143 ℃ to 148 ℃10-15
Flock Heat Press Vinyl310 ℉ to 320 ℉154 ℃ to 160 ℃10-15
PU Heat Press Vinyl266 ℉ to 284 ℉130 ℃ to 140 ℃8-12
PU Rainbow Stripes Heat Press Vinyl266 ℉ to 284 ℉130 ℃ to 140 ℃8-12
Glitter HTV266 ℉ to 284 ℉ 130 ℃ to 140 ℃8-12
Colorful Splash HTV300 ℉ to 315 ℉149 ℃ to 157 ℃10-15
Galaxy HTV266 ℉ to 284 ℉130 ℃ to 140 ℃8-12
Glow In The Dark HTV300 ℉ to 315 ℉149 ℃ to 157 ℃8-12
Snowflakes Pattern HTV300 ℉ to 315 ℉149 ℃ to 157 ℃10-15
Puff HTV300 ℉ to 315 ℉149 ℃ to 157 ℃10-15
Glow In The Dark Puff HTV300 ℉ to 315 ℉149 ℃ to 157 ℃10-15
Patterned HTV266 ℉ to 284 ℉130 ℃ to 140 ℃8-12
Heat Press Temperature Guide For Vinyl: The Ultimate Guide

Pre-Press Time And Temperature

Above are the heat and time settings you should take note of when working with TeckWrap Craft’s HTV products. Aside from the heat and time settings on the actual pressing process, you need to also know that pre-pressing the garment before the actual printing of the vinyl is important.

Pre-pressing is the process where the fabric or a piece of clothing is pressed to remove the moisture from the garment before the actual printing. Pre-press the fabric on the recommended settings of the HTV above with light pressure between 10-20 seconds only.

Yes, garments even from the clothing store have moisture trapped on their fibers and it needs to be removed with pre-pressing the garment.

During the pre-pressing process, you can place a cover on top of the garment like a Teflon sheet or parchment paper. The protective sheet protects the garment from scorching or getting dirty, especially for light-colored fabrics.

Setting The Right Time And Temperature Setting For A Heat Press

Heat press machines these days are easy to use when it comes to adjusting the time and temperature settings. All you have to do is press the arrow keys “up or down” for the traditional dial machine. For newer heat press models, you can input the desired number just like a microwave oven.

Heat Press Temperature Guide For Vinyl: The Ultimate Guide

Make sure to read the heat press guidelines or product guide on how to adjust the time and settings. Some machines come in Fahrenheit or celsius settings, that’s why our temperature chart above indicates both ℉ and ℃ . 

You’ll love modern heat press machines that have an automatic shut-off function where the clam opens on its own when the time is up. The older models of the heat press machine make a beeping noise when the time is over.

What Happens If You Don’t Follow The Ideal Temperature And Time Settings 

The time and temperature chart above serves a purpose to ensure the vinyl sticks properly and you won’t experience any hassle when printing. What happens if you don’t follow the proper press time and temperature? As expected, the vinyl won’t adhere to the fabric properly.

Metallic Pearlescent Heat Transfer Vinyl
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Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Silver - TeckwrapCraft
Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Rainbow Stripe - TeckwrapCraft
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Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Gold - TeckwrapCraft
Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Rose Gold - TeckwrapCraft
Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Flame Red - TeckwrapCraft
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Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Royal Pink - TeckwrapCraft
Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Lilac - TeckwrapCraft
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Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Emerald Green - TeckwrapCraft
Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Cool Blue - TeckwrapCraft
Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Silver - TeckwrapCraft
Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Rainbow Stripe - TeckwrapCraft
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Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Rose Gold - TeckwrapCraft
Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Flame Red - TeckwrapCraft
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Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Royal Pink - TeckwrapCraft
Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Lilac - TeckwrapCraft
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Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Emerald Green - TeckwrapCraft
Metallic Chrome Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Cool Blue - TeckwrapCraft

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Soft Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Rose Gold - TeckwrapCraft
Soft Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Purple Pink - TeckwrapCraft
Soft Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Flame Red - TeckwrapCraft
Soft Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Luxury Gold - TeckwrapCraft
Soft Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Rainbow Silver - TeckwrapCraft
Soft Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Sapphire Blue - TeckwrapCraft
Soft Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Apple Green - TeckwrapCraft
Soft Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Rose Gold - TeckwrapCraft
Soft Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Purple Pink - TeckwrapCraft
Soft Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Flame Red - TeckwrapCraft
Soft Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Luxury Gold - TeckwrapCraft
Soft Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Rainbow Silver - TeckwrapCraft
Soft Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Sapphire Blue - TeckwrapCraft
Soft Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl 5ft Roll - US to US / Apple Green - TeckwrapCraft

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