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Types of heat transfer films


Types of heat transfer films

PVC and PU films are the most popular options on the heat transfer market at the moment. They usually come in similar colours and must be applied in a similar way. So, what is the difference?

If you are on a tight budget, you can choose cheaper PVC material. It is thicker and not that flexible, but it’s well known for its durability. PU on the other hand, gives you a softer feel and more natural look. This is the most suitable material for creating sports iron on numbers and letters.

In addition to these brothers mentioned above, over the last 10 years engineers developed a wide range of materials with unique specifications. We couldn’t miss the opportunity to mention them here.


If you design only contains 1-4 colours, then it can be produced using a combination of several  films. In case you have more complicated job, printable vinyl is here to help. The image will be printed and cut using special print-and-cut machines and applied as usual.


Flock film gives you a raised/ velvet feel and look and can be used as an alternative to embroidery.


Metallic films are a great way to add some shine to your project. They come in different colours including gold and silver.

Glowing in the dark.

This name speaks for itself – this film will glow in the dark after it’s being “charged” under the sun or artificial light. The duration and brightness will depend on how long you “charged” it.


Perfect idea for decorating working uniform.

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