Get out that heat press, it’s time to finish this project!
Many of you may be asking, what about hand irons? If you’re just starting out, hand irons are a good way to get acquainted with heat transfer vinyl. However, a heat press is going to be the best thing to use. Why? Well,
- A heat press has uniform pressure- you won’t get the same level, even pressure pressing down with a hand iron
- A heat press has consistent, even heat.
If you don’t have even pressure or heat, there’s a good chance your design is not going to be looking good in a few washes. When applied with the right pressure and heat, ThermoFlex® Plus will OUTLIVE the life of your garment. Let’s say that again, OUTLIVE. That is why heat and pressure are so important to get right!
If you do use a hand iron, we recommend using ThermoFlex® Turbo. It requires lower heat and time, making it a better fit for hand irons. Please make sure to use a Teflon sheet when pressing with a hand iron. Press down hard as you can when pressing.