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Secret to Storing Pre-Cut Heat Transfer Vinyl Designs

If you're pre-cutting a lot of heat transfer vinyl - filling orders, making stock, or making an elaborate design with lots of colors - it can get tricky to store the HTV before you apply to the surface. It's not always time efficient to cut and apply immediately.

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Since nobody wants dust bunnies, hair or pet fur stuck to their sticky heat transfer vinyl transfer's best not to lay it on the floor or stick it to a place where it's at risk for falling on the floor.

So let me let you in on a little secret! A folder with clear plastic sleeves is going to be your new BFF.  This is the exact 24 sleeve folder I'm using to store my HTV cuts.

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You can simply stick cut and weeded heat transfer vinyl right to both sides of each plastic sleeve to store it cleanly until you're ready to press it. (Not inside the sleeve pocket, on the outside of the sleeve.)

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Then just peel the HTV design off when you're ready to apply. You can store the designs like this for as long as you want!

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If you want to add notes to yourself about the cut HTV or you have an order receipt or details you can even print it off and slide it into the sleeve to keep it with the HTV design.

That's all there is to storing pre-cut heat transfer vinyl...I designed this cut little cover for my folder. If you'd like to print it out you can grab the free printable PDF file's free for personal use only!

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  1. Why doesn't the vinyl stick to the page protectors?

  2. Ok, you just changed my life for ever! Thanks for the tip!

  3. GREAT idea. I make t-shirts for fun and would be a great idea to create the design and file in this book you are talking about with the sleeves.
    Thank you!!

  4. Thanks what a great idea and a great product solution. I'm getting one!

  5. Presumably you could also use plastic page protectors kept in a 3-ring binder, which would be much less expensive?

  6. Thank you for the tip on keeping your pre-cut vinyl 'fur' free until you can apply it. I am working on several projects for a wedding and this will help me so much!

  7. Thank you for the tip on keeping your pre-cut vinyl 'fur' free until you can apply it. I am working on several projects for a wedding and this will help me so much! fnaf sister location

  8. You could even use wax paper, cut to size and 3 hole punched in a 3 ring binder. Works great and you can add as many pages as will fit.

  9. thank you so very much for this tip on saving the pre-cut iron-ons... I had just picked up some to store my vinyl scrapes in the other day, so this is the best timing tip :D incase I hadn't said, I am so very glad I found your site, you have helped me out so very much, since most of the crafting people I follow are users of the other brand


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