Transfer needs to be used on fabric that is at least 50% polyester, the more polyester, the more vibrant the transfer will be . A 50% polyester item will give you a nice vintage look.
I recommend at least a 65/35 poly/cotton fabric
The shirt/fabric must be a light colored fabric. NO BLACK or dark fabric. It will not show up!
These transfers will not print white! If there is any white in the the image it will become the color of the shirt you put the transfer on.
Due to differences in monitors, the colors shown on the listing may slightly differ from colors on transfer. Also, the transfers may appear a different color on paper but once it is heat activated the colors come to life :)
Sizing is determined by the longest side of design.
You will need a heat press to use this transfer, an iron will not get hot enough.
General instructions are as followed for shirts but adjustments may need to be made depending on your personal heat press and its abilities. Other sub material time and temp guide is included in listing photos.
Time 45- 60 seconds
1. Put parchment paper or copy paper inside the garment and also on top of transfer to ensure the ink does not bleed through the shirt to the back or on to heat press. If you use a teflon sheet then put a sheet of copy paper between transfer and teflon incase some ink may try to bleed through back of transfer. It can happen with heavy dark colors. Do not reuse the copy paper, discard.
2. Place transfer face down on garment.
3. Remove paper immediately and peel hot.
**TIPS I have learned along the way that I would like to pass along**
1. If you ever have a brownish tint (burn/scorch marks) after pressing, you can take a spray bottle, mix some peroxide with water (i do half and half), spray on the area where it is discolored (it will not hurt if it gets on design part), hold your press down for about 5 seconds, you don't have to lock the press and voila, it's completely gone ;)
2. Sometimes you may get crease marks from the edges of the transfer paper, if this happens to you then you can tear around your design so that it doesn't have straight edges, by tearing it, it won't leave edge marks after pressing ;)