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Old March 21st, 2020 Mar 21, 2020 6:19:45 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Multilayer Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Problem

I am attempting a two layer HTV project. I have successfully pressed the first layer onto the garment and the second layer on top but I have some questions.

The first layer is significantly larger than the bottom layer (just a couple of word on the second layer). When I cut the second layer, it is much smaller than the first layer and when I pressed it, it has left a line across the first layer. Pressing the whole design again seems to have mostly hidden the line, but is there something I should have done differently so I don't see that happen again?

Should I press the first layer for a shorter time and then press the final layer for the full time?

Should I cut the second layer as large as the first and weed out everything that I don't need which would eliminate the line problem I mentioned but it would create a lot of wasted (weeded away) HTV of the second colour.

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Hi, just tack your first layer by pressing for about 5 secs, then place your second layer and press the whole lot for the recommended pressing time.

A re-press with baking sheet or teflon sheet should eliminate any press marks, as will the first wash, depending on the material you are pressing. If your material contains rayon, or elastane, or similar then you will have problems trying to avoid press marks and scorching.
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Default Re: Multilayer Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Problem

webtreker advise is spot on. Tack all lower layers and save full press cycle for top layer.
However, it would be helpful to know more about the HTV being pressed (glitter, Holo, Flex) Poly or cotton, and what is the cause/origin of the line such as the edge of the transfer, heat pad or pillow if used.

I have found tacking and final finish with silicone or parchment paper makes all sins disappear.

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