Glow in the Dark Heat Transfer Vinyl Jamak Vinyl
When under normal lighting conditions, the vinyl appears white. The vinyl can be "charged" by putting it in direct sunlight or under a desk lamp or light. The longer the vinyl is charged, the longer it will glow! Both the sheet, t-shirt, and cushion were placed under a desk lamp for 5 minutes before each of the images were taken.
This glow in the dark vinyl heat transfer vinyl is 4 mil thick and is made from polyurethane film. The film comes sandwiched between a glossy carrier sheet (a milky, transparent sheet of PET) and a yellow protective skin (i.e., skin -> vinyl -> carrier sheet; see the last posted image). The protective skin should be removed prior to cutting and you should not remove the carrier sheet until after the vinyl has been adhered to your destination fabric. In our testing, we were able to layer this HTV on top of other HTV and later other HTV on top of it. The film can be used on fabrics that are 100% polyester, 100% cotton, or poly/cotton blends. If you choose to use the vinyl film on other fabrics or surfaces, you do so at your own discretion and we will not issue a refund if the HTV does not adhere to your surface or fabric.
It is good practice to test small sample of the vinyl on a scrap piece of material.
The film is intended to be used with a heat press, due to the fact it is a heat and pressure sensitive product. As such, it is important to use the appropriate temperature and pressure when pressing. If you choose to use an iron or Cricut Easy Press, you do so at your own discretion. We will not issue a refund if the HTV does not adhere to your fabric. This is because not all irons are able to reach the desired temperature, and not all irons and heat presses exert the correct pressure required for adhesion to fabric. Infrared thermometers can help you check the temperature of your heat press, iron, or Easy Press before pressing.
A downloadable version of the Heat Transfer Vinyl Instructions can be found here.
- Peel the yellow protector skin off the vinyl before cutting
- In our experience, it is best to use cutting settings that are close to the default Heat Transfer Vinyl Settings that come with hobbyist cutters (i.e., Silhouette - Heat Transfer Smooth with a blade depth of 3-5; Cricut - Paper+ (at least)). With this being said, all blades have different degrees of wear, so it is good practice to perform a small test cut and weed the test cut BEFORE cutting and weeding an entire design.
Application Instructions (Heat Press - Teflon sheet recommended):
- Reverse Weed (place the vinyl shiny side face down on cutting mat; make sure your design is mirrored vertically before cutting)
- Preheat fabric for 5 seconds
- Pressing Temperature: 320 F (160 C)
- Medium Pressure for 15 Seconds
- Cold Peel of carrier sheet
- Wait 24 hours prior to washing
- Turn inside out
- Cold Water with Mild Detergent
- Normal Dryer Temperature Settings
- No Bleach and No Dry Cleaning
The t-shirt and pillow in the images are for illustration purposes only - they do not come with the listing. They are provided to give you an idea of what the vinyl would look like if cut and pressed onto a blank product.