What Heat Transfer Vinyl is Best to Put on a Bathing Suit?
The best heat transfer vinyl short form (htv) or to some crafters might be iron on vinyl to put on a bathing suit, well that would be Siser heat transfer vinyl of course. Have you ever had a fantastic idea for a heat transfer vinyl project that you couldn't wait to start? Well, at that moment, when you got super duper excited to make that unique craft when you ordered your blanks, you didn't look at the material? It looks like you ended up ordering a swimsuit that is made of 80% nylon and 20% spandex. Most heat transfer vinyl wouldn't work, but in this case, Siser
vinyl actually can! Anything is possible when it comes to Siser
heat transfer vinyl. If you are a big fan of Siser like we are, you would know that siser works on most products. Including acrylic, tri-blends, fleece, and card stock. We encourage you to experiment with HTV
. If you are planning on trying HTV on a bathing suit, Here are a couple of tips that may help you out.
1. Make sure you have a spare!
When you read the tag, and it calls explicitly for no iron-on or cool iron, it is most likely because the material will discolour under high heat. Sometimes this is just temporary! Other times it can be sadly permanent. If you have a project that you want to do, sometimes it is worth giving it a try. If you don't have a second copy of the blank, you can always test heat an area that isn't going to be seen. For example, the inside or the back of the item may work.
2. Use a Heat Press
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For most projects, variance in temperature wouldn't matter, but when working with something that has a heat sensitivity, accuracy is needed, and a heat press is your best bet for that. It also helps with achieving the proper pressure on the garment. Your home iron is not as accurate as you may think, and working with HTV, it's essential to apply the correct pressure and heat properly. This will help in tip Number 3 . . .
3. Lower Your Temperature.
The great thing about sisers HTV it can be applied at a low temp. For bathing suits, it is suggested from 155-160 degrees celsius at medium pressure. You can always check the siser app to see a list of heats and pressure for different applications to blanks. Now there is still a chance the material won't react well to heat, but that's what tip number 1 is for!
4. Increase Dwell Time.
Now since you lowered the temperature, we will need to increase the garment time to be pressed. This will help fully set the heat transfer vinyl. You will also have to wait a bit for the carrier to cool down. You may feel some resistance as you peel. That is normal!
5. Try Using a Heat Transfer Cover Sheet.
Now, this is something that I would always suggest using. A hear transfer cover sheet acts as a heat barrier, which is very important for heat-sensitive blanks. Teflon Heat Transfer Sheets Sold By RQC Supply Canada
Now, if you don't have heat transfer cover sheets, you could use parchment paper or multipurpose paper. Overall I hope these five steps help you with all the crazy crafting ideas you have sitting in your head. It's all about trial and error when it comes to crafting. Feel free to share all of your crafting ideas with us by tagging us on social media! I cannot wait to see all the exceptional items. From all of us at RQC Supply, happy crafting!