Of all the decorating methods available, heat transfer vinyl is one of the least expensive. Heat transfer vinyl is either a polyurethane (PU) or poly vinyl chloride (PVC) material that comes on a clear carrier sheet. Designs are cut from the material while leaving the carrier intact for application. Heat transfer vinyl is available in a wide selection of colors and finishes such as glitter, flock, glow in the dark, and even patterns. Once your design is cut, the excess material that isn’t part of the design is removed or “weeded” away. Weeding is the process of taking a tool and pulling the excess material away from the carrier. When your design is cut and weeded, you can heat apply it to a variety of fabrics using a heat press on the correct fabric setting for a look that’s one of a kind every time! Heat transfer vinyl is so durable that, when applied properly, will outlast the shirt’s fabric. It can be used to create multiple color designs but is restricted to 3 layers max with normal heat transfer vinyls. Heat transfer vinyls cannot be used for full color pictures or anything with gradients, but it is great for creating special effects with its glitter, flocked, holographic, glow in the dark, and 3D puff options. Although each color still has to be cut separately, the final results creates a "wow factor" because of the special effects vinyl used. Layering of special effects vinyls are dependent on the type of vinyls used. Please consult our team of experts when creating designs using special effect vinyls. Scroll down to see examples for each type of heat transfer vinyl and click on the image to see color options.
A thin vinyls that is extremely durable wash after wash. It allows you to offer detailed designs on a wide variety of fabrics. It comes in a wide variety of colors and can be layered to created multi colored designs. Great way to personalize any garment.
Glitter /Holographic Vinyl
Bring sparkle to any design for maximum appeal with the glitter vinyl. Available in over 30 vibrant colors, glitter vinyl contains maximum sparkle without shedding any glitter flakes. Everyone loves the shimmer and pop, and since it’s CPSIA Certified it’s safe to apply on kids clothing.
Brick/3d Puff Vinyl
3D Puff/Brick is a 600 micron thick, flexible heat transfer vinyl that’s designed to add extra dimension to your garments. Brick 600’s matte finish looks great on caps, bags, and is ideal for left chest logos. Avaiable in 7 different colors. Next time you feel your design is just too flat, consider giving it some dimension with Brick vinyl.
Foil gives a metallic finish for a fashionable effect on any garment or promotional piece. It is available in 26 colors and created for a long lasting effect. It is not recommended as a base layer in a multicolored design but can be pressed in different ways to accomplish different effects. With the standard application method a true mirror like finish can be achieved. A matte finish can be attained with a second application that will give the foil a less mirror-like, more matte finish. A distressed finish can be achieved by crumpling the foil and then applying heat. This result is a custom “crackle” like finish that’s still shiny and reflective. Or a multi-color effect can be achieved by applying the base layer as a distressed foil and once it’s cooled, applying a different color piece of smooth foil to fill in the voids.
Flock heat transfer vinyl gives logos a raised, textured, suede-like feel. The deep, opaque colors make flock excellent for retro designs or anytime you want a rich look. Flock looks excellent on caps, bags, and garments that need textured visual interest. Use flock as a base layer and cover with other materials or more flock, the ability to layer this material allows for multi-color designs.
Reflective heat transfer vinyl is perfect for runners, cyclists, those involved in construction, the safety industry or when making costumes for children that need to be seen in low-light situations. This highly reflective heat transfer vinyl is constructed with glass bead technology to illuminate the darkest of conditions. Siser’s line of reflective products are even CPSIA Certified, making them safe for use on children’s garments and accessories
If you’re looking to take your designs to the next level, electric vinyl has a finish or pattern just for you! You’ve never seen a heat applied material like electric. The colors are vibrant with a pearlescent metallic sheen. Electric vinyl works well with detailed designs and logos. Electric is durable wash after wash and maintains its bright color and brilliant finish. If you’re looking to provide multi-color designs, electric can be layered.
GLOW IN THE DARK vinyl
Glow is a white polyurethane heat transfer vinyl that looks great in the daylight and glows in the dark! Glow is available in white and works well with detailed designs and logos. To get the glow effect, “charge” the material by exposing it to sunlight. The more light you give it, the more it glows in the dark! Glow can be layered on other Siser materials for awesome looks! Glow is CPSIA Certified so even little ones can get in on the glow in the dark fun!
Holographic contains color changing chips that create the effect of depth and dimension. Available in many special effect colors and finishes, Holographic will take your designs to a new level. Holographic can be cut to look like rhinestones without the added cost. The Holographic line also features our Pearl material. Pearl is unlike any other material, giving your designs an opalescent finish. Holographic vinyl cannot be layered.