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Iron On T-Shirt Vinyl

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T-shirt vinyl is really fun and can be used for all kinds of projects, but the best one is of course making T-shirts. Using the T-shirt vinyl with your Cricut or Silhouette is very similar to using any vinyl. The exception is that you have to do everything backwards because you are actually cutting everything from the back rather than the front with regular vinyl. Check out the video below and it will make more sense.

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T-shirt vinyl can be applied to just about any surface, as long as it can withstand the temperature of the iron. However it is best suited to be used on fabric. It is specifically designed for use on 100% cotton, 100% polyester, or 50/50 blends. So it doesn't really have to be used just on T-shirts it could be used on Polo shirts, hats, jeans, all kinds of clothing.

Part of the feature of working backwards with the vinyl is that the backing ends up acting as your transfer tape, so there are no extra items to purchase to be able to most successfully use it.

The transferring process with T-shirt vinyl is a heat transferring process. Sometimes this vinyl is called heat transfer or iron on vinyl. The vinyl itself has no adhesive that you can feel. When you remove it from the backing you can feel an adhesive that stays with the backing that is there just to keep the vinyl on the backing until the heat is applied.

To apply this vinyl you can go to all the expense of a heat press, but that is only realistic if you are in the production clothing making business. A basic everyday clothing iron will work just as well.

Settings For T-Shirt Vinyl

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Heat Settings For T-shirt Vinyl (Siser Easyweed)

  • Temp: 302 degrees (Cotton Blends setting on most irons)

  • Pressure: Medium Firm

  • Time: 10-15 Seconds

  • Hot or Cold Peel

Heat Settings For T-shirt Vinyl (Siser Stripflock)

  • Temp: 320 degrees (Just Past Cotton Blends setting on most irons)

  • Pressure: Medium Firm

  • Time: 10-15 Seconds

  • Cold Peel

Heat Settings For T-shirt Vinyl (Siser Glitter)

  • Temp:320 degrees (Just Past Cotton Blends setting on most irons)

  • Pressure: Medium Firm

  • Time: 10-15 Seconds

  • Cold Peel

Tips & Tricks

  • Everything must be cut backwards.
  • Be patient with your weeding, this is much harder to weed.
  • Preheat your garment with your iron before placing the vinyl on it.
  • After ironing the backing material can be peeled off while still hot or after cooling. It's easier to reiron spots that didn't quite stick down while everything is still hot.
  • Iron over a hard surface with firm pressure. If it doesn't get enough heat and pressure parts will try to peel up when washing.
  • Pre-wash your garment prior to application. DO NOT use any fabric softener of any kind. This can cause adhesion problems.
  • Have Fun!
  • Does not adhere to Nylon very well

T-Shirt Vinyl Info

  • Manufactured by Siser
  • Commercial Grade Heat Transfer Vinyl - Used by professional T-shirt makers.
  • Machine Washable - wash warm or hot, tumble dry normal settings. No Bleach. No Dry Clean. Turn garment inside out. These are for the actual material. Consider garment wash instructions as well.