PU Heat Transfer Vinyl

Thickness 150μm
Weight 185g/㎡
Hot Pressing Temperature 130-140℃
Hot Pressing Time 12-15s
Hot Pressing Pressure 0.2-0.5mpa
Color Reference color card, accept customized color.

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PU heat transfer vinyl FAQ guide

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The PU heat transfer vinyl from YGM can be applied to cotton and polyester fabrics under pressure and heat. We offer heat transfer vinyls to help you complete your DIY shirt projects. Moreover, you can also customize onesies, bags, pouches and there are no limits to what you can do. In comparison with other heat transfer materials, PU heat transfer vinyl is highly flexible and strong. It has a matte or shiny surface with a soft touch. You can use this kit to customize home decor projects or to add interest to your DIY shirt projects.

There is no doubt that this is one of the most highly desired transfer materials for apparel and is a new generation of transfer material. Cutter plotters and heat press machines can be used to cut the design and then transfer it onto the fabric. Vinyl transfers made from PU heat transfer vinyl are getting more and more popular around the world. There are a wide range of garments that can be hot pressed with this hot press process, including t-shirts, sportswear, jerseys, polos, jackets and more. The following FAQ Guide is for PU heat transfer vinyl.

What is PU heat transfer vinyl?

A soft touch and matte or shiny finish are provided by the polyurethane-based materials, which are flexible and provide a flexible surface. This fabric works well for garments of all types, including durability, easy cutting and weeding, soft hand feel, and binding firmly into the garment. Perfect for decorating cotton t-shirts, nylon jackets, polyester, sportswear, performance wear, and performance wear.

Figure 1 PU Heat Transfer Vinyl

Figure 1: PU Heat Transfer Vinyl

In what ways is PVC heat transfer vinyl different from PU heat transfer vinyl?

PU heat transfer vinyls are more stretchable than traditional PVC heat transfer vinyls, so they feel like part of the garment. They are perfect for apparel graphics because of their soft “hand”.


Meanwhile, PU T-shirt heat transfer films are usually thicker and cheaper than PVC heat transfer films.

Figure 2 PVC Heat Transfer Vinyl

Figure 2: PVC Heat Transfer Vinyl

How to use PU heat transfer vinyl?

  • By using a cutting plotter, you can cut your media in reverse order.
  • Remove any extra or unnecessary parts of the media.
  • Use target materials, such as shirts, to place your design.
  • Make sure the heat press machine is set to 130-140°C.
  • It should be pressed for a minimum of 12 – 15 seconds.
  • Once the project is complete, remove the protective film.
Figure 3 PU Heat Transfer Vinyl Application

Figure 3: PU Heat Transfer Vinyl Application

What material is best for PU heat transfer vinyl?

Polyester or cotton/poly blends are the best fabrics for heat transfer vinyl. An iron will not work on artificial fabrics, such as acrylic, because they will melt. It can be applied to t-shirts, backpacks, caps, etc.

Figure 4 PU Heat Transfer Vinyl Color Card

Figure 4:  PU Heat Transfer Vinyl Color Card

Why is PU heat transfer vinyl a good choice?

  • The material is very soft
  • Surface with matte or shiny effects
  • Extremely flexible
  • Vibrant colors
  • Excellent touch and thinness
  • Good washability
  • A peel-and-cut sheet that is easy to use
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