CAD-CUT® Fashion-FILM® Heat Transfer Vinyl

The best vinyl to personalize T-shirts.

Stahls' Fashion-FILM® is the most commonly used heat transfer vinyl for T-shirts and fashion style shirts. Ideal for application onto lightweight cotton, Fashion-FILM® vinyl's thin composition and soft hand make it great for personalizing fashion apparel. Available in a wide variety of colors, including Fashion-FILM® Electric colors.
Fashion-FILM® Matte Black is currently unavailable. We recommend the following alternatives:

Material Specifications

  • Composition: Polyurethane (PU)
  • Carrier: Clear, Pressure-Sensitive
  • Thickness: 88 microns/.088mm (95 microns for Electric colors)
  • Stretch & Rebound: 3.5
  • Washability: 50
  • Safety: CPSIA Certified
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Use code FFSALE to get 20% off 15" rolls of Matte colors: Lilac, Amethyst, Mint Blue, Pastel Yellow, Light Coral, Greenery, Coral and Light Blue.
Offer expires 4/30/20.
User Guide

CAD-CUT® Fashion-FILM® Heat Transfer Vinyl

1 Color on Polyester & Blends

Time: 15 seconds
Temperature: 320°F/160°C
Pressure: Medium
Peel: Hot

2 Color on Polyester & Blends

Time: Tack background 2 seconds, peel hot, place foreground on top, 15 seconds
Temperature: 320°F/160°C
Pressure: Medium
Peel: Hot

Heated Lower Platen on 100% Polyester

Lower Platen: 320°F
Upper Platen: 270°F
Time: 10 seconds
Pressure: 60 psi (#6/Medium on Hotronix® machines)
Peel: Hot
Note: Power Platen not recommended for use with 100% cotton fabrics. For blends with high cotton content proceed with caution. Test application using upper heat only, if it scorches test using lower heat. Decrease pressure for smaller Power Platen sizes.

Instructions for Application to 100% Cotton

Close machine to pre-heat lower platen for 30 seconds
Pre-heat garment for 10-15 seconds
Temperature: 320°
Time: 25 secs
Pressure: 60 psi (#6/Medium on Hotronix®)
Peel: Hot

Heated Lower Platen Instructions for 95% Polyester / 5% Spandex / Triblends

Lower Platen Temperature: 290°
Upper Platen Temperature: 270°
Time: 30 secs
Pressure: 60 psi (#6/Medium on Hotronix®)
Peel: Hot
Care Instructions
Machine wash inside-out using mild detergent.
Do not use bleach. Dry at a normal dryer setting on household machines. Do not dry clean.
Store in a cool and dry area around 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit with 50% relative humidity. Keep away from direct heat, sunlight and humidity. Recommended shelf life is one year.

Material Combination Instructions

Select foreground material:
Select background material:

Cutter Guidelines

Cutter Blade Force Offset Speed
GCC 45°/60° 80g - 90g0.2525 - 50 cm/s
Graphtec 45° 10135
Ioline 100 45° 90g .15 12:15
Ioline 300 30° 100g .15 12:15
Roland GX-24 45° 80g - 90g.25 25 - 50 cm/s
Always test cut prior to any production run. For optimal cutting and weeding, maintain a line thickness of at least 1/16" for lettering & logos.

Buying Guide: CAD-CUT® Fashion-FILM® Heat Transfer Vinyl


If you're looking print t-shirts and other fashion apparel, choose a heat transfer vinyl that is thin, light-weight, and soft, leaving your customers with something they will love. In this video, Stahls' TV educator Courtney Kubitza will teach you how to cut, weed, and apply CAD-CUT® Fashion-FILM® heat transfer vinyl, including tips on time, temperature, and pressure. RELATED VIDEOS: Heat Transfer Vinyl 101 How to Heat Press A Multi-Color Heat Transfer Vinyl Design VIDEO FEATURED PRODUCTS: CAD-CUT® Fashion-FILM® Heat Transfer Vinyl Graphtec CE6000 Plus Vinyl Cutter EZ Weeder® Hotronix® Fusion IQ® Heat Press STAHLS' MOST POPULAR PRODUCTS: CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Heat Press Letters & Numbers Hotronix® Air Fusion IQ® Heat Press FOLLOW US: Facebook Twitter @StahlsIDDirect ( Instagram Stahlsheatprinting ( For more heat printing tips and tricks, connect with Stahls’ Blog at

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