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Heat Transfer Vinyl Comparison Chart

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Find the best heat transfer vinyl for your needs. Compare materials according to attributes like finish, hand, application time, and more.

Choose between CAD-CUT heat transfer vinyl and CAD-COLOR printable heat transfer materials.

HTV Comparison Chart

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl
CAD-COLOUR® Media
Product Finish Soft Hand Stretch Wash Cut Detail Time/Temp Peel
Product Attributes Production Attributes
3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Reflective No Better 50 Yes 10-20 sec
325-350°F/165-177°C
Hot
Adhesive Clear No Good 50 Yes 3-5 sec
300°F/148°C
Hot
Basic Film Plus Matte Yes Good 50 No 10 sec
320°F/160°C
Cold
Chalkboard Matte Yes Good 50 No 12-15 sec
330°F/165°C
Warm
Chroma Bling Gloss No Good 50 Yes 10 sec
300°F/150°C
Warm
ECONOPRINT™ Semi-Matte Yes Better 50 Yes 12-15 sec
330°F/165°C
Warm
Fashion-FILM® Matte Yes Better 50 Yes 15 sec
320°F/160°C
Hot
Fashion-FILM® Electric Satin Yes Better 20 Yes 10-15 sec
305°F/151°C
Hot
Fashion-LITE™ Semi-Gloss No Better 20 Yes 15 sec/ 302°F/105°C Hot
Flock II Velvet Yes Good 50 Yes 15 sec
310°F/154°C
Cold
Foil Foil No Good 50 Yes 8-10 sec
300°F/149°C
Cold
Glitter Flake™ Textured Glitter No Better 50 No 10-12 sec
302°F/150°C (Natural Fibers)
290°F/10°C 43 (Synthetic Fibers)
Hot
Glow Matte Yes Better 10 Yes 10-15 sec
305°F/152°C
Warm
GORILLA GRIP® II Semi-Matte No Better 50 Yes 2 sec; 10 sec
320°F/160°C
Cold
Hi-Vis Colour Reflect Reflective No Good 50 No 20 sec
325-350°F/163-177°C
Cold
Hologram Gloss No Good 25 Yes 10-15 sec
320°F/160°C
Cold
Metallic Gloss No Better 50 Yes 8-10 sec
285°F/140°C
Cold
Patterns Express Print Semi-Matte Yes Good 50 Yes 15-20 sec
300°F/149°C
Warm
Patterns Glitter Textured Glitter Yes Good 50 Yes 12 sec
302°F/150°C
Hot
Patterns Sheets Semi-Gloss No Good 5 Yes 10-15 sec
302°F/150°C
Cold
Perma-TWILL® Matte No 2 50 3.5 20 sec/
350°F/176°C
Hot
Poly-TWILL™ Matte No N/A 50 Sewn Yes 8-10 sec
330°F/165°C
N/A
P.S. Poly-TWILL Matte No N/A 50 Sewn Yes 10 sec
330°F/165°C
N/A
Premium Plus™ High Tack Matte Yes Best 50 Yes 8-12 sec
280-300°F138-149°C
Hot
Premium Plus™ Low Tack Matte Yes Best 50 No 8-12 sec
280-300°F138-149°C
Warm or Cold
Reflective II Reflective No Good 20 Yes 10-12 sec
302°F/150°C (Natural Fibers)
290°F/143°C (Synthetic Fibers)
Hot
Reflective Glitter Reflective No Good 50 Yes 15 sec
300°F/149°C
Warm
Silicone Dye-Block™ Matte No Good 50 No 10-12 sec
302°F/150°C (Natural Fibers)
290°F/143°C (Synthetic Fibers)
Cold
Soft Flock Velvet Yes Good 50 Yes 15 sec
311°F/155°C
Warm
Soft Foam Matte Yes Good 50 No 15 sec
300°F/150°C
Cold
SportFilm Lite™ Semi-Matte Yes Better 50 Yes 10-12 sec
302°F/150°C
Warm
Thermo-FILM® Semi-Matte No Better 50 Yes 6-8 sec
330°F/165°C
Hot
Thermo-GRIP® Semi-Gloss No Better 50 Yes 6-8 sec
330°F/165°C
Warm
UltraWeed™ Matte Yes Better 50 Yes 12 sec
260-300°F/126-149°C
280-300°F (50% or more cotton)
Hot
Product Finish Soft Hand Garment Colour Dry Time Stretch Wash Time/Temp
Product Attributes Production Attributes
Defense Semi-Gloss Yes Light or Dark 30 Minutes Good 25 15 sec
266°F/130°C
Express Print® Semi-Matte Yes Light or Dark 2-4 Hours Good 50 15-20 sec
300°F/149°C
FlockPrint™ Velvet No Light or Dark 2-4 Hours Good 15 sec
350°F/177°C
Glitter Glitter No Light or Dark 30 Minutes Good 50 12 sec
302°F/15-°C
GlitterTEK™ Glitter Yes Light or Dark 15-30 Minutes Good 8-10 sec
265-268°F/129-141°C
INSTA Print Semi-Matte Yes Light or Dark Instant Better 50 15 sec
300°F/149°C
Premium Print Semi-Matte Yes Light or Dark 2-4 Hours Good 50 15-20 sec
300°F/149°C
Soft Foam Ultra-Matte Yes Light or Dark 2-4 Hours Good 50 15 sec
302°F/150°C
SuperTEK® Gloss Clear Gloss Yes White or Light 30-60 Minutes Best 50 10 sec
280-300°F/138-150°C
SuperTEK® Matte Clear Matte Yes White or Light 30-60 Minutes Best 50 10 sec
280-300°F/138-150°C
SuperTEK® Opaque Semi-Matte Yes Light or Dark 30-60 Minutes Better 50 10 sec
280-300°F/138-150°C
SuperTEK™ Sublistop™ Semi-Matte Yes Light or Dark 30-60 Minutes Better 50 10 sec
280-300°F/138-150°C
Value Print® Semi-Matte No Light or Dark 2-4 Hours Good 50 15 sec
310°F/154°C

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective

Product Attributes
Finish Reflective
Soft Hand No
Stretch Better
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 10-20 sec
325-350°F/165-177°C
Peel Hot

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Adhesive

Product Attributes
Finish Clear
Soft Hand No
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 3-5 sec
300°F/148°C
Peel Hot

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Basic Film Plus

Product Attributes
Finish Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail No
Time/ Temp 10 sec
320°F/160°C
Peel Cold

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Chalkboard

Product Attributes
Finish Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail No
Time/ Temp 12-15 sec
330°F/165°C
Peel Warm

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Chroma Bling

Product Attributes
Finish Gloss
Soft Hand No
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 10 sec
300°F/150°C
Peel Warm

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl ECONOPRINT™

Product Attributes
Finish Semi-Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Stretch Better
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 12-15 sec
330°F/165°C
Peel Warm

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Fashion-FILM®

Product Attributes
Finish Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Stretch Better
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 15 sec
320°F/160°C
Peel Hot

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Fashion-FILM® Electric

Product Attributes
Finish Satin
Soft Hand Yes
Stretch Better
Wash 20
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 10-15 sec
305°F/151°C
Peel Hot

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Fashion-LITE™

Product Attributes
Finish Semi-Gloss
Soft Hand No
Stretch Better
Wash 20
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 15 sec/ 302°F/105°C
Peel Hot

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Flock II

Product Attributes
Finish Velvet
Soft Hand Yes
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 15 sec
310°F/154°C
Peel Cold

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Foil

Product Attributes
Finish Foil
Soft Hand No
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 8-10 sec
300°F/149°C
Peel Cold

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Glitter Flake™

Product Attributes
Finish Textured Glitter
Soft Hand No
Stretch Better
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail No
Time/ Temp 10-12 sec
302°F/150°C (Natural Fibers)
290°F/10°C 43 (Synthetic Fibers)
Peel Hot

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Glow

Product Attributes
Finish Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Stretch Better
Wash 10
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 10-15 sec
305°F/152°C
Peel Warm

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl GORILLA GRIP® II

Product Attributes
Finish Semi-Matte
Soft Hand No
Stretch Better
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 2 sec; 10 sec
320°F/160°C
Peel Cold

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Hi-Vis Colour Reflect

Product Attributes
Finish Reflective
Soft Hand No
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail No
Time/ Temp 20 sec
325-350°F/163-177°C
Peel Cold

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Hologram

Product Attributes
Finish Gloss
Soft Hand No
Stretch Good
Wash 25
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 10-15 sec
320°F/160°C
Peel Cold

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Metallic

Product Attributes
Finish Gloss
Soft Hand No
Stretch Better
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 8-10 sec
285°F/140°C
Peel Cold

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Patterns Express Print

Product Attributes
Finish Semi-Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 15-20 sec
300°F/149°C
Peel Warm

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Patterns Glitter

Product Attributes
Finish Textured Glitter
Soft Hand Yes
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 12 sec
302°F/150°C
Peel Hot

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Patterns Sheets

Product Attributes
Finish Semi-Gloss
Soft Hand No
Stretch Good
Wash 5
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 10-15 sec
302°F/150°C
Peel Cold

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Perma-TWILL®

Product Attributes
Finish Matte
Soft Hand No
Stretch 2
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail 3.5
Time/ Temp 20 sec/
350°F/176°C
Peel Hot

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Poly-TWILL™

Product Attributes
Finish Matte
Soft Hand No
Stretch N/A
Wash 50 Sewn
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 8-10 sec
330°F/165°C
Peel N/A

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl P.S. Poly-TWILL

Product Attributes
Finish Matte
Soft Hand No
Stretch N/A
Wash 50 Sewn
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 10 sec
330°F/165°C
Peel N/A

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Premium Plus™ High Tack

Product Attributes
Finish Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Stretch Best
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 8-12 sec
280-300°F138-149°C
Peel Hot

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Premium Plus™ Low Tack

Product Attributes
Finish Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Stretch Best
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail No
Time/ Temp 8-12 sec
280-300°F138-149°C
Peel Warm or Cold

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Reflective II

Product Attributes
Finish Reflective
Soft Hand No
Stretch Good
Wash 20
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 10-12 sec
302°F/150°C (Natural Fibers)
290°F/143°C (Synthetic Fibers)
Peel Hot

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Reflective Glitter

Product Attributes
Finish Reflective
Soft Hand No
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 15 sec
300°F/149°C
Peel Warm

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Silicone Dye-Block™

Product Attributes
Finish Matte
Soft Hand No
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail No
Time/ Temp 10-12 sec
302°F/150°C (Natural Fibers)
290°F/143°C (Synthetic Fibers)
Peel Cold

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Soft Flock

Product Attributes
Finish Velvet
Soft Hand Yes
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 15 sec
311°F/155°C
Peel Warm

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Soft Foam

Product Attributes
Finish Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail No
Time/ Temp 15 sec
300°F/150°C
Peel Cold

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl SportFilm Lite™

Product Attributes
Finish Semi-Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Stretch Better
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 10-12 sec
302°F/150°C
Peel Warm

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Thermo-FILM®

Product Attributes
Finish Semi-Matte
Soft Hand No
Stretch Better
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 6-8 sec
330°F/165°C
Peel Hot

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl Thermo-GRIP®

Product Attributes
Finish Semi-Gloss
Soft Hand No
Stretch Better
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 6-8 sec
330°F/165°C
Peel Warm

CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl UltraWeed™

Product Attributes
Finish Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Stretch Better
Wash 50
Production Attributes
Cut Detail Yes
Time/ Temp 12 sec
260-300°F/126-149°C
280-300°F (50% or more cotton)
Peel Hot

CAD-COLOUR® Media Defense

Product Attributes
Finish Semi-Gloss
Soft Hand Yes
Garment Color Light or Dark
Dry Time 30 Minutes
Production Attributes
Stretch Good
Wash 25
Time/ Temp 15 sec
266°F/130°C

CAD-COLOUR® Media Express Print®

Product Attributes
Finish Semi-Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Garment Color Light or Dark
Dry Time 2-4 Hours
Production Attributes
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Time/ Temp 15-20 sec
300°F/149°C

CAD-COLOUR® Media FlockPrint™

Product Attributes
Finish Velvet
Soft Hand No
Garment Color Light or Dark
Dry Time 2-4 Hours
Production Attributes
Stretch Good
Wash
Time/ Temp 15 sec
350°F/177°C

CAD-COLOUR® Media Glitter

Product Attributes
Finish Glitter
Soft Hand No
Garment Color Light or Dark
Dry Time 30 Minutes
Production Attributes
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Time/ Temp 12 sec
302°F/15-°C

CAD-COLOUR® Media GlitterTEK™

Product Attributes
Finish Glitter
Soft Hand Yes
Garment Color Light or Dark
Dry Time 15-30 Minutes
Production Attributes
Stretch Good
Wash
Time/ Temp 8-10 sec
265-268°F/129-141°C

CAD-COLOUR® Media INSTA Print

Product Attributes
Finish Semi-Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Garment Color Light or Dark
Dry Time Instant
Production Attributes
Stretch Better
Wash 50
Time/ Temp 15 sec
300°F/149°C

CAD-COLOUR® Media Premium Print

Product Attributes
Finish Semi-Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Garment Color Light or Dark
Dry Time 2-4 Hours
Production Attributes
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Time/ Temp 15-20 sec
300°F/149°C

CAD-COLOUR® Media Soft Foam

Product Attributes
Finish Ultra-Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Garment Color Light or Dark
Dry Time 2-4 Hours
Production Attributes
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Time/ Temp 15 sec
302°F/150°C

CAD-COLOUR® Media SuperTEK® Gloss Clear

Product Attributes
Finish Gloss
Soft Hand Yes
Garment Color White or Light
Dry Time 30-60 Minutes
Production Attributes
Stretch Best
Wash 50
Time/ Temp 10 sec
280-300°F/138-150°C

CAD-COLOUR® Media SuperTEK® Matte Clear

Product Attributes
Finish Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Garment Color White or Light
Dry Time 30-60 Minutes
Production Attributes
Stretch Best
Wash 50
Time/ Temp 10 sec
280-300°F/138-150°C

CAD-COLOUR® Media SuperTEK® Opaque

Product Attributes
Finish Semi-Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Garment Color Light or Dark
Dry Time 30-60 Minutes
Production Attributes
Stretch Better
Wash 50
Time/ Temp 10 sec
280-300°F/138-150°C

CAD-COLOUR® Media SuperTEK™ Sublistop™

Product Attributes
Finish Semi-Matte
Soft Hand Yes
Garment Color Light or Dark
Dry Time 30-60 Minutes
Production Attributes
Stretch Better
Wash 50
Time/ Temp 10 sec
280-300°F/138-150°C

CAD-COLOUR® Media Value Print®

Product Attributes
Finish Semi-Matte
Soft Hand No
Garment Color Light or Dark
Dry Time 2-4 Hours
Production Attributes
Stretch Good
Wash 50
Time/ Temp 15 sec
310°F/154°C

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