Heat transfer vinyl

About a year ago I bought a heat press. I love cutting vinyl and thought that I could have a lot of fun with heat transfer vinyl. From what I read on line you can have a lot of success using an iron but a heat press is definitely faster and less work. I don’t use it as much as I would like to but when I do it sure is fun.

A friend has a sister who is a Chicago Bears fan, we live in WI, we are not Bears fans. So her sister asked for a Bears shirt for Christmas and this is what we came up with. :O)

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The red Glitterflex HTV is so pretty on this shirt

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For a little princess in my life

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And for the little princesses Aunt I made a hoodie using Thermoflex







KNK Maxx

Red capped blade

Force 50

Speed 400

2 passes for Glitterflex

The fun thing about the shirts is that the majority of them are just using a font to create the verse and then mirroring it so that it appears correct on the shirt. Most of the shirts cost under $10 to create, including the price of the shirt. The hoodie was a bit more.

3 thoughts on “Heat transfer vinyl

  1. Lots of inspiration! I have fallen in love with HTV and just bit the bullet and bought a small heat press. I’m having so much fun!

  2. What model is the heat-press. I’m in the market for one but very wary of all these cheap Chinese brands that seem to be flooding the market here.

    • The heat press I have just says heat press machine. When I looked for one, unless you looked at very expensive models, they seem to be generic. I bought a swing away that had digital settings. It works for me but if I was going to purchase one for a business as opposed to a hobby I would look for more “bells and whistles”.

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