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#1

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 901 reviews
Performance

10.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.210.0010
Adhesion

9.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010
Print Quality

9.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010
Convenience

10.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.210.0010

Pros

  • The heat transfer vinyl is thick and smooth so you can cut and weed easily through the designs just right
  • The vinyl sheets adhere to the fabric seamlessly after repeated washing cycles
  • Suitable for athletic mesh fabrics, cotton, polyester and cotton blend

Cons

  • Not easy to use
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#2

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 900 reviews
Performance

9.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010
Adhesion

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Print Quality

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Convenience

9.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010

Pros

  • The vinyl sheets adhere to the fabric seamlessly after repeated washing cycles
  • Suitable for athletic mesh fabrics, cotton, polyester and cotton blend
  • The heat transfer vinyl is thick and smooth so you can cut and weed easily through the designs just right

Cons

  • Not easy to use
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#3

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 376 reviews
Performance

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Adhesion

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Print Quality

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Convenience

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010

Pros

  • Suitable for athletic mesh fabrics, cotton, polyester and cotton blend
  • Vinyl sheets attaches to the fabric easily even after repeated washing cycles
  • Thick and smooth vinyl helps to cut and weed easily through the designs

Cons

  • Difficult to use

Feature wise top Iron-on Transfers

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#4

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 246 reviews
Performance

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Adhesion

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Print Quality

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Convenience

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010

Pros

  • Ideal to to design the canvas shoes, T-shirts, bags, coats and handbags
  • Easy to peel off Vinyl backing once the design is transferred to the desired surface
  • Made of high-quality polyurethane with elasticity and softness

Cons

  • Vinyl cracks on applied pressure
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#5

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 246 reviews
Performance

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Adhesion

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Print Quality

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Convenience

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010

Pros

  • Suitable for athletic mesh fabrics, cotton, polyester and cotton blend
  • Thick and smooth vinyl helps to cut and weed easily
  • Vinyl sheets attaches to the fabric easily after repeated washing cycles

Cons

  • Difficult to use
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#6

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 255 reviews
Performance

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Adhesion

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Print Quality

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Convenience

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010

Pros

  • Comes in a thin design that makes it easy to cut
  • Adhesive can be easily applied to fabric using a hot iron or heat press
  • Ideal to use for decorating clothing and accessories

Cons

  • Average quality
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#7

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 1536 reviews
Performance

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Adhesion

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Print Quality

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Convenience

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010

Pros

  • Adhesive can be easily applied to fabric using an iron press
  • Ideal to use as children's clothing and accessories
  • Comes in a thin design that makes it easy to cut

Cons

  • Hard to weed the negative vinyl
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#8

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 134 reviews
Performance

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Adhesion

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Print Quality

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Convenience

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010

Pros

  • Vinyl sheets attaches to the fabric easily even after repeated washing cycles
  • Thick and smooth vinyl helps to cut and weed easily through the designs

Cons

  • Difficult to use
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#9

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 351 reviews
Performance

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Adhesion

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Print Quality

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Convenience

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010

Pros

  • Sticky pressure sensitive carrier allows to weed and transfer easily
  • Designed with strong stickiness that adheres to the fabric easily after repeated washes
  • Ideal to use for custom garment decoration

Cons

  • Causes bubble marks
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#10

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 116 reviews
Performance

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Adhesion

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Print Quality

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Convenience

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010

Pros

  • Thick and smooth vinyl helps to cut and weed easily
  • Strong adhesive stays attached to the fabric after repeated washing cycles
  • Ideal for athletic mesh fabrics, cotton, polyester and cotton blend

Cons

  • Difficult to use
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#11

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 227 reviews
Performance

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Adhesion

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Print Quality

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Convenience

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010

Pros

  • Adheres to the fabric easily without color fading, peeling off and cracking
  • Easy to cut and weed into any fabric
  • Ready-to-cut material for custom apparel decoration

Cons

  • May come with crease
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#12

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 233 reviews
Performance

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Adhesion

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Print Quality

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Convenience

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010

Pros

  • Ideal for decorating and personalizing t-shirts, pillows, totes, caps, and many more
  • Comes with step-by-step instructions that makes it easy to use
  • Made of durable material that provides easy weeding and excellent adhesiveness

Cons

  • Fades after washing
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#13

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 249 reviews
Performance

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Adhesion

8.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.0010
Print Quality

8.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
Convenience

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010

Pros

  • Features thin design that offers great elasticity and stretch
  • Durable material preserves the shape and tonality of colour after repeated washes
  • Comes with detailed instruction manual that makes it easy to use

Cons

  • Takes time to weed
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#14

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 1231 reviews
Performance

7.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.9010
Adhesion

7.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.6010
Print Quality

7.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.9010
Convenience

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010

Pros

  • Sticky pressure sensitive carrier allows to weed and transfer very easily
  • Made of thin and strong material that does not fade, peel or crack
  • Easy to cut and weed into any fabric

Cons

  • Does not stretch properly
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#15

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 1231 reviews
Performance

7.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.8010
Adhesion

7.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.5010
Print Quality

7.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.8010
Convenience

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010

Pros

  • Made of thin and strong material that does not fade, peel or crack when applied correctly
  • Easy to cut and weed into any fabric
  • Sticky pressure sensitive carrier allows to weed and transfer very easily

Cons

  • Does not stretch properly

Iron-on Transfer Buying Guide

Iron-on transfers is a popular way of imprinting designs on fabrics and T-shirts by applying heat through an iron press. This method requires paper or a sheet that contains an image or any design and that is transferable onto the fabric. The design on the transfer sheet is made with a special type of ink that leaves its print on the fabric when it's ironed on the reverse side. The ink used in the process is mainly available in two types; plastisol and sublimation ink.

Vinyl sheets are another way of adding spectacular designs to your T-shirts with the help of the Iron-on transfer technique. However, instead of leaving prints, it gets stuck to the fabric when pressed with an iron. Heat transfer vinyl allows you to create and cut designs on its matte side, according to your preference and choice. This blog intends on highlighting some benefits of using heat on transfers and factors that you should consider before investing in them.

Benefits of Heat Transfer Printing

Durability

Designs made on vinyl sheets are highly durable and stays with the T-shirt for a longer time. They give a shiny appearance that doesn’t fade away due to the reaction of environmental agents. Such T-shirts are well-made to be worn frequently in all conditions.

Quick and Easy

The technique of iron-on transfers may seem to be a little complicated but results in speedy productions of T-shirts with creative and trendy designs. Due to easy and quick setup, one can print even complex t-shirt designs in a single day or some professionals can do it even in a few hours.

No Expensive Software

Some Iron on transfer products come in handy along with their software and allows you to create your cutting layout as per the designs. This eliminates the need of buying external software that could have cost you a huge sum. You can also adjust your design graphics using that software.

Variety

Using this advanced method of design printing, it gives you wide options for colors, designs, logos, patterns, and other things. While using them you can customize your designs as per your preference. Right from adding someone’s name in a particular font language to making custom designs, heat transfers allow you to do everything.

Factors to Consider Before Buying Iron-Transfer Devices

Garment Type

While buying a transfer sheet, it is important to keep the garment type in mind on which you are planning to stick your designs. If your fabric is dark shaded, then you need to buy a transfer paper that comes with a white coating layer beneath your design. This allows your design and colors to come out vividly and are visible even when printed on a dark base.

Determine Temperature Value

Different brands of sheets require different heating temperatures to imprint designs accurately. Therefore, before making a final call, make sure you have an iron to heat press vinyl or other transfer sheets as per the prescribed temperature limits. For knowing the temperature values of different brands of sheets, you can also refer to the temperature chart.

Decide Your Project Size

It's necessary to know which size will be suitable for your design. Before cutting your final design, make sure that the size of your design doesn’t outgrow your t-shirt's appearance. Your design size should be perfectly proportional to your T-shirt size. For a large size T-shirt, a size of 11" x 11" is considered best. Whereas for a toddler T-shirt, go with the size of 5" x 5". Buying transfer papers that can fit your project size perfectly is usually a recommendation for a successful heat-on transfer. 

Washable

Using vinyl sheets to print allows the design to stay on the fabric for long. However, if your designs begin to lose their adherence, you can always iron them again to stick them with the fabric. We recommend you to go with brands that claim longer-lasting adherence.

Conclusion

We hope with this buying guide, you will not have a problem while trying to find out the right product. Now you know how beneficial iron on transfers can be in creating and pasting your designs to your T-shirts with utmost ease and accuracy. You should consider the above-mentioned factors to get the right match of iron transfer sheet or paper. While ironing your sheet, it's always advisable to press for extra 2-3 seconds to ensure that your design is sticking properly. While washing your T-shirts, you can reverse them in inside out. So that imprinted design or vinyl on your shirt will not be directly affected.

If you are looking to buy vinyl sheets for such printing techniques then look at the featured section above. We have reviewed and recommended some of the best product based on their quality, performance and demand.

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