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Our heat transfer materials are available in roll form and are for use with a vinyl cutter, flatbed cutter, or print/cut system.

Most can be applied with a heat press, however some must be sewn for permanent adhesion. Stocking heat transfer materials and cutting in-house is a great way to personalize apparel and accessories on-demand.

Need to match a material to a color? Check out our Pantone® color chart to find the closest Pantone equivalent.

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Need to match a material to a colour? Check out our Pantone® colour chart to find the closest Pantone equivalent.

For use with your vinyl cutter.

For use with your print/cut system.

Advanced, high-performance heat transfer materials.

For use with flatbed cutters or hand cutting.

Why Do It Yourself?

Why Do It Yourself?

There are numerous advantages to owning your own cutter. Not only can you offer quick turnaround time on orders, but owning a cutter also allows complete control over the production process. Order changes and design modifications can be made immediately without any added wait time or cost associated with farming out production.

It also enables you to make a profit on short runs, even one item orders, by printing and cutting your own materials in-house.

Material costs can also be reduced by buying by the yard. Simply choose your material based on your system of cutting.

You can cut FLOCK and TWILL heat transfer materials with a vinyl cutter using special flock or twill blades. Several heat transfer materials can be used for layering to create a mixed-media look.

What are "Twill, Fabric, & More?"

Also known as Materials by the Yard, or Yardage, these materials are cut by hand or with a flatbed cutter. Some materials can also be cut with a vinyl cutter. Most of these materials must be sewn for permanent application. Rolls are typically sold in larger widths, 28" to 50". This material does not come on a carrier.

What is Printable Heat Transfer Material?

Also known as Digital Media, CAD-PRINTZ™, or Print/Cut Media, printable heat transfer material is rolled white material which is compatible with solvent or eco-solvent inks. Printable material is great for creating full color transfers for garment decoration.

What is Heat Transfer Material?

Also known as CAD-CUT, vinyl, film, or flex, heat transfer material is designed to be applied to apparel with a heat press. The material is reverse-mounted on a clear carrier and can be applied to all types of garments. Use image-editing software to create your artwork, then cut the design with a vinyl cutter, weed away the excess material, and heat press onto a garment.

CAD-CUT® Thermo-FILM® Heat Transfer Material

Our most popular material, Thermo-FILM, is the number-one material used on sports uniforms. Featuring variable application range, Thermo-FILM has superior opacity for blocking dye migration, meaning dyes won’t bleed through. Your white number will not turn pink on a red shirt.

Questions & Answers

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Q:
I order materials by the yard, but the rolls are too long for my GX-24. Did I do something wrong?
A:
You should be using CAD-CUT® heat transfer material with your vinyl cutter. These materials have a clear carrier and the widths are compatible with the GX-24.

Materials By the Yard are rolls that must be hand cut or used with a flatbed cutter. This material does not have a carrier backing and is typically too long for a vinyl cutter.
Q:
What product is best for blocking dye migration?
A:
Thermo-FILM® is the #1 recommended product for inhibiting dye migration on sports uniforms. Thermo-GRIP® and Thermo-FLOCK® offer superior restriction of dye migration as well.

All have a special adhesive that inhibits the dye from penetrating through to the surface of the film or flock fibers.

For full color designs, try Sub Block. It's specifically made to restrict dye migration from sublimated polyester fabrics.
Q:
What product should I use for application to polypropylene bags?
A:
Our recommended heat transfer materials for polypropylene are Premium Plus and Express Print. Both have been tested and approved for successful application by our labs.
Q:
Why is my Thermo-FILM® falling off after washings?
A:
The most common reason is underapplication, which can be caused by seams, buttons, zippers, etc., that do not allow the heat press to close firmly on the print. Use a pillow or print perfect pad to raise the print area.

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