Flex is excellent for textile heat transferring as it is highly flexible and tender with exceptional elongation and perfectly adheres to the textile with cracking-free capability. This tutorial shows you how to heat transfer an image on any type of Flex material to a T-shirt. A cutting plotter, an eco-solvent printer, a heat press machine, and some Flex is all you need to complete a customized T-shirt full of fun and creativity.
Heat transfer temperature: 130 C (approximately 266 F). Note: the machine in this example uses 130 C, but each brand will have different effects, usually between 120-150 C (248-302 F) is a safe bet.
Heat transfer time: 15 seconds
Step one: Create the image
Images courtesy GCC
Create an image with a contour line and registration marks in CorelDRAW or Illustrator and print it out on a heat transfer printable Flex by an eco-solvent printer.
Step two: Cut the image
Cut your image using a cutting plotter.
Step three: Prepare the Flex
Firmly fix the printable Flex on the heat transfer backing and remove the backing.
Step four: Complete the transfer
Place a Teflon sheet over the T-shirt and press the heat transfer backing with the printed image on the T-shirt using a heat press machine at 150 C for 15 seconds.
Now you have a customized T-shirt.