Can you Heat Press Polar Fleece?
I have a polar fleece that I want to apply an embroidred applique to - usually I press these on shirts at 375 for 15 seconds what I need to know is if I can do this to polar fleece - will it withstand the heat - thx
Jim, you have heatpressed, cut vinyl something like ThermoFlex onto polar fleece? How does it look? Does it melt into the fleece or stand/stick kind of ontop of the fleece? Ive been curious about this for a while.
guys, if this polar-fleece is polyester, it may re-act to high heat funny (dis-color etc.), in this case you need LOW heat apply type Transfers. Sort of like the ones that are made to apply with a Home Iron. They are just as good quality as Heat Press transfers. They work on lower heat. I think Thermoflex works at lower heat. ...cant remember 100% though.
I use vinyl from Twill USA, and placed a piece of cardboiard under the fleece to give it a bit more stability, it came out ok, not as nice as a t-shirt, but the customer liked it. I also used a bit more pressure than normal.
I'll see if I can dig up a picture, not sure if I took one though.
I am using a fleece jacket I got from blank shirts
Port&Company 13oz. R-Tek™ Fleece 1/4 Zip Pullover Designer Notes: A tremendous all-around fleece that goes anywhere. Relaxed bottom hem makes it a natural for layering and anti-pill finish ensures it will stay looking great wear after wear.
I know this is an old tread but I just pressed a 100% polyester jacket (port authority) and the logo I pressed on looks great except there is a difference between the polyester I pressed and didn't press. It's like the material is all smashed down. Just wondered if anyone has done this and did it come back to normal? Thanks I literally just pressed it so maybe over night it will regain is look....
Just pressed No-pill fleece on Saturday as a test. It's 100% polyester so it can withstand high heat. Pressed at 400 degrees for 45 seconds at high pressure, with NO problem. It was my bad, should've been low pressure, but it still did great! I'll photograph and post here...
This is no-pill fleece that was tested for sublimation, using outsourced dye sub transfers. It was pressed under high pressure mistakenly, but still looks perfect; just a little flattened. Next will be the washing test, and I'm confident it'll fluff back up afterward.
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