Segmented Reflective Heat Transfer Vinyl
|Attachment Type||Heat Transfer|
|Color||Silver, Gray, Yellow/Silver/Yellow, Red/Silver/Red|
|Backing fabric||PES or TPU|
|Application||Ideal for hot pressing onto the T-shirts, caps, bags and other textiles to ensure visibility and safety. It can also be laser-cut or knife-cut into graphics and logos to meet various fashion requirements.|
|Customizability||The shapes of segments can be customized.|
|Feature||It has good air permeability, suitable for use in hot conditions.|
Segmented reflective heat transfer vinyl FAQ guide
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YGM Reflective is one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of reflective materials in China. One of our main products is segmented reflective heat transfer vinyl. We have passed certifications such as EN ISO 20471, ANSI/ISEA 107-2010, OEKO-TEX 100, etc. Count on an excellent team with years of experience in corporations and international trade.
In addition to producing a high quality reflective material, YGM Reflective produces customized pattern segmented reflective heat transfer tapes. Our products can be customized to fit your needs. Feel free to ask us any questions about the Segmented Reflective Heat Transfer Vinyl. You’ll stay safe when you’re seen.
What exactly is segmented reflective heat transfer vinyl?
Reflective Tape is segmented to provide better flexibility to the vest. Segmented tapes provide wearers with greater comfort and breathability. If it is applied to soft-shell jackets or pants, it is especially useful. In addition to soft-shell fabric stretching, iron-on reflective tape is easily stretched along with the fabric. Worker visibility is increased with the heat transfer tape applied to EN ISO 20471 vests, jackets, and pants.
Figure 1: Segmented Reflective Heat Transfer Vinyl
What are the applications for segmented reflective heat transfer vinyl?
Typically, they are used on high-visibility clothing such as occupational workwear, sportswear, fashion apparel, consumer garments and accessories to enhance visibility. If illuminated by a vehicle headlight, the silver strip appears brilliant white, even when worn at the side of the road.
Describe some of the features of segmented reflective heat transfer vinyl.
Segmented reflective heat transfer vinyl is perfect for construction workers, cyclists, runners and kids who need to be seen in low light conditions. It is used for hot pressing onto the T-shirts, caps, bags and other textiles to ensure visibility and safety.
Figure 2: Segmented Reflective Heat Transfer Vinyl on Safety Clothing
Are there any guidelines for heat press lamination?
In order to ensure adequate adhesion and performance, the proper temperature, pressure, and time conditions must be tested for each fabric. Nylon fabrics and fabrics treated with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish are difficult to adhere to and should not be recommended for use as substrates for lamination.
Apply uniform heat and pressure to a flat surface. Do not apply film over seams and stitches. Application of heat and pressure to fabric (substrate) with adhesive side down. After the application has cooled to room temperature, remove the protective film. Remove the protective film by lifting the corner of the application and pulling it continuously and smoothly at about a 45° angle.
What makes segmented reflective heat transfer vinyl so special?
A segmented pattern is more durable than solid reflective tape in terms of washing. Secondly, the segmented pattern enables the reflective material to breathe. Thirdly, the segmented pattern makes the reflective heat transfer tape stretchy. Lastly, segmented patterns make your design or product look nicer and more stylish, making it stand out.
What are the various custom segmented designs?
Figure 3: Custom Segmented Designs
How do you use reflective tape on clothing?
Reflective tape can be applied to clothing in two ways:
- Following the manufacturer’s instructions, you can use a hot iron press to transfer the reflective material to the material of your choice.
- In the case of sew-on tapes in the reflective category, you need to stitch the safety fabric onto the clothing.
Do you have any care and maintenance instructions I can follow?
Make sure each application is tested in accordance with the product’s care instructions. A segmented reflective heat transfer vinyl’s actual life will depend on its cleaning method and wear conditions. Follow the care label instructions:
- Wash- Machine wash at 60° C (150° F)
- Bleach- Don’t bleach
- Dry- Tumble dry low
- Iron- Use cool iron, don’t exceed 150° C (300° F)