Two Color Heat Transfers

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Category: Vinyl Transfer
Published on Wednesday, 09 December 2015 14:42
Written by shichang ding
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Hi Joyce,
 
It may be a few days before I'm able to start on my heat transfer project.  I really appreciate your extra tips because I will be using a regular iron. I was planning to layer the vinyl on other vinyl.  Would this be possible with the vinyl I have from you guys, and do you have any additional tips for that kind of project.  I look forward to having a good experience with your product.
 
-Bella

ANSWER:

Layer application

The basic steps to full layer-on-layer heat application are as follows.

Step 1: Position the background layer of design and heat apply for the recommended time, temperature and pressure. Next, remove the mylar carrier.

Consider that any initial applications will receive heat a second or possibly even a third time. For this reason, it’s only necessary to “tack” this layer in place. The recommendation is to use the least amount of time possible to prevent any possible shrinking and alignment issues with the foreground layer.

Step 2: Align foreground layer, heat apply and remove mylar carrier.
If the application provides a variable time and temperature, it is suggested to err on the higher side of the range. This will ensure enough heat reaches the adhesive on the initial background application.

For example :

ONE COLOR Time: 8-12 seconds,

BUT IF YOU PRINT TWO COLORS,

background layer Time:: 6 SECONDS,

background layer Time: 15 SECONDS.