What is Heat Transfer Vinyl?
Heat Transfer Vinyl (aka HTV aka Iron On aka T-shirt Vinyl) is a special type of vinyl product that is meant to be adhered to fabric by using heat (hence the name!). It comes attached to an adhesive carrier sheet so no transfer tape is required (the side of the HTV that is stuck on the carrier sheet is the side that you will see when wearing the shirt).
It can be cut using scissors or an exacto knife, but is most commonly cut using a Silhouette or Cricut computer-controller cutter (placed face down on the mat with your design mirrored in the software - the design is mirrored because you are cutting on the back of the material, on the side that will stick to your fabric; if you don't mirror your design, it will be backwards).
Once cut, the excess and unwanted parts of the material can be removed, you can place your design on your fabric, and press your design into the fabric. Each of the products we sell is meant for use with a heat press, but can also be adhered with a home iron (on the correct fabric setting). Each type of heat transfer vinyl has different pressing and laundering instructions so it is important to read the details of each before purchase and usage!