Cricut transfer tape was specifically designed to facilitate the transfer of vinyl designs to project surfaces. The transparent film with grid makes it easy to place the design right where you want it. For use with most types of vinyl, especially those with a smooth, untextured finish Transfer tape is not required with Cricut iron-on vinyl because the plastic sheet is already glued to the vinyl for ironing. HTV, also known as Iron-On, is a type of material that adheres to a wide variety of surfaces.
Unlike “adhesive vinyl”, which has an adhesive side, HTV needs heat to transfer. Vinyl transfer tape is really the easiest way to, well, transfer your cut vinyl designs to their end surfaces, whether it's a mug, vase, wooden sign, etc. Yes, it will get a little blurry, but it will remove part of the stick and could help you with your first transfer. Once you have the transfer tape on, use a scraping tool (here's one, but my favorite is the XL spatula) to polish the vinyl completely on the transfer tape.
We found that a common problem people face is which brand of transfer tape is best to use with their adhesive vinyl projects. Frisco Craft transfer paper tape is perfect for any type of material you want to transfer your design to, it works great with metal, plastic, ceramic and glass, the list really goes on. With a smooth heat transfer vinyl, you can see that you have a good application when you can see the fabric of the fabric through the vinyl (see the image below). With heat-transferable vinyl, you can easily personalize t-shirts to be something personal that the recipient will love.
The Sport Flex sportflex thermoadhesive iron is used on superelastic materials such as elastane, such as swimwear or yoga pants. TapeMan blue vinyl transfer tape is also an incredibly large 12 x 300 foot roll, so you won't have to buy it repeatedly. To get good pressure, I prefer to use an ironing pad like this on a sturdy table rather than a foldable ironing board. Another brilliant feature of the Siser transfer tape is that it can be used with many different cutting tools, such as CM250, CM650WX, Curio and ScannCut.
Whether you're transferring your project with an Easypress or a household iron, always consult the Cricut heat guide for guidance on whether you should peel hot or cold. That's why I've mastered iron transfer with a household iron, and today I'll share all my tips. If you have an Explore, I recommend that you always leave the dial at “Custom” and look for the type of iron you're working with. This usually depends on the type of surface you like to transfer to.
If you use relatively smooth surfaces, you should have no problem with a medium touch tape, however, if you prefer to use a more detailed rough surface, it is recommended to use a strong touch tape.