There are several allusions to heat in the realm of custom patches. When a merrow edge cannot be made, custom patches with specific forms, for example, are given a hot cut edge. Iron-on patches have an adhesive backing that must be heat before the patch can be apply to a surface.
Moreover, it’s simple to understand how things may become perplexing when heat transfer patches are thrown into the equation.
Because of their flexibility, heat exchange patches are one of the most popular. If your stitching abilities are not quite up to pace, or simply like the convenience aspect, or if you want to attach your patches to a uniform or cap. As a result, heat patches are the only viable option.
If you are wondering whether heat transfer patches are suitable for you. Here is a brief summary of the patch’s many features and qualities.
A Patch By Any Other Name
The first thing to understand about heat exchange patches is that they go by a variety of names. Depending on where you obtain them, these patches may be dye-sublimation (or dye-sub) patches or even picture patches.
Furthermore, whether they are heat transfer patches or dye-sub patches, the terms always relate to the process utilized to make the patch. Dye-sub patches are manufacture by using dye-sublimation, similar to how embroidery patches are form by embroidering images onto a mesh backing or PVC patches are made with PVC.
The design for your patches is first imprinted onto a piece of transfer paper via dye sublimation. The artwork is then transfer into the patch using heat and pressure. Most people say “into” rather than “onto.” It is because temperature, pressure cause the layout to shift states from liquid to gas, and the drawings are blend into the fabric rather than print on top of it.
This provides unmatched detail to heat transfer patches and allows the artwork to survive through numerous washes throughout the life of the patch. When a heat exchange patch is refer to as a photo patch, it alludes to the picture-realistic nature of these patches. These patches can capture a great image since they do not rely on thread or PVC to produce their patterns.
Heat Transfer Is Not The Same As Ironing
One of our clients’ most common sources of misunderstanding is the distinction between heat transfer patches and iron-on patches. It is understandable. Therefore, if you are unfamiliar with the dye sublimation technique use to create these patches, the word “heat transfer” seems like it may refer to how the patches are affix to a surface.
However, that is not what the word “heat transfer” refers to.
Moreover, a heat exchange patch is a subset of a patch. Iron-on backing is only one of several attaching methods for securing your patch. While experts cannot mix patch types for a single design, their patch types may be coupled with any connected kinds. While heat transfer and iron-on are not synonymous, obtaining a heat exchange patch with an iron-on backing is feasible.
The patterns on heat exchange patches are not made with thread. The phrase does not refer to an iron-on backing. When deciding whether to use a heat transfer patch, keep in mind that they are manufacture using a technique known as dye sublimation and are ideal for reproducing pictures in picture-perfect detail.
Moreover, Follow These Instructions To Operate A Heat Press Machine
- Set the temperature of heat press machine from360 – 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place your patch in the chosen position on your clothing.
- To protect your patch from the heat, wrap it in wax paper.
- Apply pressure for around 18 seconds with 40 PSI foam under your clothing.
- Allow cooling before using your new heat seal patches.