There are various categories of heat transfer vinyl based on their applications :
Universal Heat Transfer Vinyl : This type of vinyls can be used for every type of application and these can be activated at low temperatures.
Standard Heat transfer Vinyl : This is used for classic designs and applied to cotton, polyester and blends.
Stretchable Heat Transfer Vinyl : This is used for garments that gets stretched.
Glossy Heat Transfer Vinyl : This vinyl gives a more attractive look as compared to the general ones.
Flock Heat Transfer Vinyl : It is a unique heat transfer vinyl which gives are soft to touch. It is very useful for embroidery purposes.
There are many advantages of heat transfer vinyl. It has very good durability and an extremely professional look as this utilizes the durability of the heat transfer vinyl method with the photo-realism of a printer. For dark color garments or the fabrics through which it is difficult to penetrate, heat transfer vinyl can be of significant use.
Some precautions should be taken while using heat transfer vinyl. It is preferable to cover the plastic carrier sheet with a piece of parchment paper or thin cotton fabric as this helps to protect the surface.
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