Thermally Treated Vinyl and Other Material is Used to Apply Decorations to Fabrics

A Large Variety of Material Including Reflective, Flourescent and Flocking


What is Heat Transfer Vinyl?

Heat Transfer Vinyl, or HTV for short, is a specialty vinyl that can be used on certain fabrics/materials to create designs and promotional products. It comes in a roll or sheet form with an adhesive backing so it can be cut, weeded, and placed on a substrate for heat application.  Heat transfer vinyl is used on products like shirts, hats, koozies, tote bags, jerseys and headbands.

The process is particularly useful on irregular shaped objects.  We may also choose this method when we are applying numbers on the back of team jerseys.  Whether we choose digital printing of heat transfer will depend on the project we are working on for you.

What is Thermal Transfer Printing?

Thermal transfer printers can accept a wider variety of media than direct thermal models, including paper, polyester, and polypropylene materials. Thermal transfer printers can create extremely durable wristbands, asset tags, and certification labels, in addition to common labels, tags, and tickets. Graphic Impact uses this process for highest print performance and durability equal to our other methods of decorating apparel.

Some Examples of Products We Have Decorated, All in Full Color, With Thermal Transfer

  • Sportswear
  • Jackets
  • iPad covers
  • Sashes and Scarves
  • Flags
  • Coolers
  • Can coozies
  • Unfinished wood