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Iron for Heat Transfer Vinyl: Silhouette VIDEO Tutorial and Tips

Using an iron for heat transfer vinyl is something most Silhouette crafters have done at one point or another. 
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Whether it's because you're a beginner and haven't decided if you need a heat press yet or because you don't do many Silhouette HTV projects so you've decided an iron is good enough.

Using an iron for HTV can work for your Silhouette heat transfer vinyl projects as long as you follow a few simple rules. 

Six Tips for Using an Iron for Heat Transfer Vinyl

  1. Set your iron to the Cotton setting
  2. Avoid steam
  3. Use a silicone mat
  4. Press do not iron
  5. Press each iron-size area for 30 seconds
  6. Apply steady pressure

Recommended Supplies for Applying HTV with an Iron:

Check out this Silhouette School Facebook Live video I recently shared on applying HTV with an iron for more tips including how to layer heat transfer vinyl with an iron!


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