Is HTV the same as iron on vinyl? The simple answer is YES.
Heat transfer vinyl, also known as iron on vinyl, T-shirt vinyl or HTV, is a special type of vinyl that can be adhered to fabric. Glitter vinyl is always popular. This is different from vinyl adhesive sheets and film, which are sticky from the beginning. The adhesive on the vinyl will be heated. This kind of vinyl comes in sheet, roll and package form. When you receive a vinyl, you will find it on the front and back. The front side is the shiny side-the gloss layer is the carrier sheet, which can be peeled off after ironing the item. The back is the matte side, which is the side that will be cut when creating the design. It is also a face with heat activated adhesive. If you are looking for a vinyl that can stick to glass, plastic, walls, and other objects, check the adhesive vinyl.
No matter what you are creating, be sure to always measure the design before cutting it. You can solder the iron on anything that will not melt! For starters, custom T-shirts, koozys, baby onesies, blankets, pillow cases, handbags, dish towels, endless possibilities! HTV is most suitable for cotton, polyester or cotton/polyester blends. Other synthetic fabrics (such as acrylic fibers) will not work properly because they will melt under the heat of the iron. For more advanced craftsmen, you can apply HTV to cups, baseball caps, footballs and even wood! Check
If you want to wait for the ironing project, plan to give you the ironing applique as a gift, or if you plan to travel with it, I suggest that you do not weed the weeds before you are ready to iron. If you want to give your decal as a gift and want to weed it first, please continue to roll it up with a polytetrafluoroethylene sheet to protect the adhesive background. Then you can tie it up with a bow and you are ready to go!
Depending on the type of heat transfer vinyl you use, iron on vinyl will last longer than the T-shirt itself! Always remember to turn over the inside of the clothes and wash them with cold water. If you accidentally forget to perform any operation, your project can be cleaned up to 6 times. If this happens and your vinyl starts to foam and wrinkle, try ironing it again to make it smooth. Never throw any HTV in the dryer!