also called HTV, is a type of material that can be cut with a vinyl cutter to make designs, letters or numbers in an array of styles.
HTV vinyl comes in sheets or rolls, and has two parts to it. There is the vinyl and the carrier sheet. They are both joined together and come apart during the heat transfer.
* Heat Transfer Vinyl or HTV requires heat and pressure to adhere to a surface.
* Use HTV on clothing, blankets, hats, bags, canvas, and some other surfaces use adhesive vinyl on.
* You need either an iron or a heat press to apply HTV and need transfer tape to adhere adhesive vinyl.
* It is more durable and lasts a lot longer when used on canvas, wood, ceramic etc.
* HTV is better for business – if you want to sell great, high quality products, then HTV will give a better result
has a sticky back like a sticker. It's not applied with heat
* It’s quicker to use and less complicated than HTV. You don’t need to buy a heat press.
* Adhesive vinyl has a sticky back like a sticker.
* Can not be used on clothing. Use on windows, walls, cups, glass, wood, keychains, and Easily applied to outdoor surfaces, like vehicles
* Likely to be cheaper than using HTV as you need less equipments
* Apply adhesive vinyl to awkwardly shaped surfaces, like wine glasses. You can’t do this with a heat press!