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What exactly is Iron On Reflective Vinyl?

  • Iron on reflective vinyl, popularly known as reflective HTV, is a specialty vinyl polymer that can be knife-cut or laser-cut into various designs such as graphics, stripes, logos, and so on.
  • This vinyl polymer can be hot-pressed onto several different things such as t-shirts, backpacks, shoes, and so on to create innovative designs.
  • The backing fabric that is used for iron on reflective vinyl is either PES or TPU.
      • PES: PES is ideal for being hot-pressed onto cotton, woven fabric, and so on.
      • TPU: TPU is perfect for being hot-pressed onto PU fabric, PVC fabric, and so on.

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Features of Iron On Reflective Vinyl

A:Reflectivity

Our iron on reflective vinyl is available in a range of colors, each with varying reflectivities.
• Silver, which comes with a reflectivity of 300-400cd/lx/m²
• Gray, which displays a reflectivity of 200-300cd/lx/m²
• Highly reflective colors reveal around 60-80cd/lx/m²
• The Rainbow color is built with a reflectivity of about 40-60cd/lx/m²
• Ordinary colors reflect about 10-20cd/lx/m²

C:Washability

There are various ways in which you can wash your iron on reflective vinyl. You can either home wash it, perform industrial cleaning, or even hand it in for dry cleaning. You can choose whatever manner of washing you prefer according to your own needs. Our iron on reflective vinyl comes with a washability of around 50 cycles.

E:Customizability

You can personalize your iron on reflective vinyl in several ways. You can either perform laser cutting to brand your fabric uniquely or cut it into stripes to craft the graphics or logo you want. Of course, you can also customize your iron on reflective vinyl for color and size as well

B:Color

Different colors are built to have different amounts of reflectivity. Sheen and luster are what determine the reflectivity in colors. For instance, silver, which is extremely lustrous and shiny, is one of the highest reflecting colors. Similarly, Yellow/Silver/Yellow and Red/Silver/Red, followed by Grey, are highly reflecting colors. Ordinary color series, on the other hand, have lower amounts of reflectivity.

D:Flame retardancy

One of the unique features of iron on reflective vinyl is flame retardancy, or the ability to reflect fire. This ability is found in two color arrangements - the Red-Silver-Red and Yellow-Silver-Yellow.

F:Applicability

The reason iron on reflective vinyl is so popular can be attributed to the huge number of applications that it has. You can use iron on reflective vinyl for several different textiles, including t-shirts, bags, shoes, caps, and hats. Or you can get funky and fashionable with your fabrics and laser-cut or knife-cut whatever graphic you want onto your clothes. You can also show off the unique logo of your brand with our range of iron on reflective vinyl!

Why choose YGM Iron On Reflective Vinyl?

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Iron On Reflective Vinyl Category

1. High Luster's Iron On Reflective Vinyl

High Luster's Iron On Reflective Vinyl

● Reflectivity:>400CPL
● Color:Silver
● Backing Fabric:PES/TPU
● Hot Pressing Temperature:125-135℃
● Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
● Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
● Application:The PES type can be hot-pressed on cotton, woven fabric etc., while the TPU type can be hot-pressed on PU fabric, PVC fabric, and so on.

2. High Luster's Engraving Iron On Reflective Vinyl

High Luster's Engraving Iron On Reflective Vinyl

● Reflectivity:>400CPL
● Color:Silver
● Backing Fabric:PES
● Hot Pressing Temperature:125-135℃
● Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
● Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
● Application:With excellent air permeability, this iron on reflective vinyl is perfect for all kinds of lettering - which can then be hot-pressed onto cotton, woven, and other fabrics.

3. High Luster's Industrial Wash Iron On Reflective Vinyl

High Luster's Industrial Wash Iron On Reflective Vinyl

● Reflectivity:>400CPL
● Color:Silver
● Backing Fabric:TPU
● Hot Pressing Temperature:110-135℃
● Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
● Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
● Application:With one of the best washing performances, this iron on reflective vinyl can be hot-pressed onto PU, PVC fabric etc.

4. High Luster's Flame Retardant Elastic Iron On Reflective Vinyl

High Luster's Flame Retardant Elastic Iron On Reflective Vinyl

● Reflectivity:>400CPL
● Color:Silver
● Backing Fabric:TPU
● Hot Pressing Temperature:110-135℃
● Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
● Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
● Application:This iron on reflective vinyl is known for its elastic nature and good flame retardancy, so it is suitable for flame retardant fabric and elastics.

5. High Luster's Elastic Iron On Reflective Vinyl

High Luster's Elastic Iron On Reflective Vinyl

● Reflectivity:>400CPL
● Color:Silver
● Backing Fabric:TPU
● Hot Pressing Temperature:110-135℃
● Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
● Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
● Application:With excellent elasticity, high luster's elastic iron on reflective vinyl is suitable for all kinds of elastic woven tapes, as well as for hot pressing onto fabrics such as PVC or PU.

6. High Luster's Printable Iron On Reflective Vinyl

High Luster's Printable Iron On Reflective Vinyl

● Reflectivity:>400CPL
● Color:Silver
● Backing Fabric:PES
● Hot Pressing Temperature:130-140℃
● Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
● Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
● Application:This vinyl works brilliantly for lettering and hot pressing onto cotton, woven fabrics, and so on. This iron on reflective vinyl can be directly used for surface printing.

7. High Luster's Fluo-Yellow Warning Iron On Reflective Vinyl

High Luster's Fluo-Yellow Warning Iron On Reflective Vinyl

● Reflectivity:>300CPL
● Color:Yellow-Silver-Yellow
● Backing Fabric:PES
● Hot Pressing Temperature:130-140℃
● Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
● Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
● Application:This heat-resistant vinyl has super high flame retardancy, which is why it can be used in fields where protection from fire is necessary. It can therefore be used in places such as the electrical industry. This iron on reflective vinyl is suitable for hot pressing onto cotton, woven fabric, and so on.

8. High Luster's Fluo-Red Warning Iron On Reflective Vinyl

High Luster's Fluo-Red Warning Iron On Reflective Vinyl

● Reflectivity:>300CPL
● Color:Red-Silver-Red
● Backing Fabric:PES
● Hot Pressing Temperature:130-140℃
● Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
● Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
● Application:This is yet another heat-resistant vinyl that can be hot-pressed onto cotton, woven fabric, and so on. With high flame retardancy, this iron on reflective vinyl can be used in fields where protection from fire is necessary. It is, therefore, suitable for places such as the electrical industry.

9. High Reflective Iron On Reflective Vinyl

High Reflective Iron On Reflective Vinyl

● Reflectivity:>300CPL
● Color:Grey
● Backing Fabric:PES
● Hot Pressing Temperature:120-130℃
● Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
● Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
● Application: This iron on reflective vinyl is perfect for being hot-pressed onto fabrics such as woven fabric, cotton, etc.

10. High Reflective Engraving Iron On Reflective Vinyl

High Reflective Engraving Iron On Reflective Vinyl

● Reflectivity:>300CPL
● Color:Grey
● Backing Fabric:PES
● Hot Pressing Temperature:125-135℃
●Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
● Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
● Application:Since high reflective engraving iron on reflective vinyl has good air permeability, it is perfect for lettering and then being hot-pressed onto fabric such as cotton, woven, and so on.

11. Colorful Iron On Reflective Vinyl

Colorful Iron On Reflective Vinyl

● Reflectivity:>15CPL
● Color:Any color
● Backing Fabric:PES
● Hot Pressing Temperature:130-150℃
● Hot Pressing Time:10-15s
● Hot Pressing Pressure:3-5kg/cm² ● Application: This iron on reflective vinyl is excellent for being hot-pressed onto fabrics such as woven fabric, cotton, etc.

12. Rainbow Iron On Reflective Vinyl

Rainbow Iron On Reflective Vinyl

● Color:Rainbow color
● Backing Fabric:PES
● Hot Pressing Temperature:140-150℃
● Hot Pressing Time:15-20s
● Hot Pressing Pressure:3-5kg/cm²
● Application: Rainbow iron on reflective vinyl is brilliant for being hot-pressed onto fabrics such as woven fabric, cotton, etc.

Iron On Reflective Vinyl:The Complete FAQ Guide

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What is iron on reflective vinyl?

Iron on reflective vinyl, or reflective HTV as it is more commonly known, is a specialized vinyl polymer used to design various patterns on fabrics and surfaces. It can either come in a single color or various colors, such as rainbow colors, to produce unique objects for advertising. Iron on reflective vinyl is extremely simple to use. Since it comes in a sheet or roll package along with another backrest, it can be hot-pressed onto any substrate or surface after being trimmed and weeded according to your needs.

Structure of Iron On Reflective Vinyl
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What purpose does iron on reflective vinyl serve?

Iron on reflective vinyl is used in the design and manufacture of various reflective materials, including reflective sheeting, reflective fabric, reflective thread, PVC reflective fabric, reflective pattern fabric, reflective woven/oxford tape, and so on.

Reflective Products play a vital role in maintaining road traffic safety as well as outdoor safety. They are also excellent for reflecting the fashionable personality of yourself and your brand. This is why you will find reflective materials being used on various products, including clothing, accessories, logos, caps, vests and jackets, gloves, and even school uniforms.

With a perfect blend of fashion, beauty, and safety, iron on reflective vinyl is one of the most reflective materials out there with several benefits.  The various advantages of iron on reflective vinyl are:

  1. It is Non-Destructive- Iron on reflective vinyl is an extremely smooth and non-destructive product that does not damage the function of the carrier product in any manner during application. For instance, if you have a waterproof fabric that you wish to use reflective vinyl on, you can easily do so without affecting the waterproof performance of the fabric. There is also no need for you to conduct auxiliary or special treatment for the water reflective tapes that you use.
  2. Simple and Easy Processing- All you need is a cutting plotter or a laser machine in order to engrave various designs on your iron on reflective vinyl.
  3. It lays on smoothly and flatly- Iron on reflective vinyl tends to be a lot more compliant than silk screen printing. Your patterns and stripes are super smooth and aesthetically pleasing when hot-pressed onto the fabrics.
  4. It is Dynamic- Because of its dynamic nature, iron on reflective vinyl is used by popular sports brands such as Adidas and Nike to embellish their sportswear. This vinyl is perfect for showing off your fashion, even in things such as sports shoes.

What are the standards of quality when it comes to iron on reflective vinyl?

1. Surface Color- The iron on reflective vinyl typically comes in a range of traditional colors such as yellow, red, and green. You will also find a rainbow color. Good quality iron on reflective vinyl is super seamless, which means that no matter which angle you look at it from, you will not find any white spots, black spots, or bubbles on the surface.1.

2. Reflectivity- Different colors come with different levels of reflectivity. You will be able to use professional equipment such as inverse reflection coefficient measuring instruments to detect your chosen color’s level of reflectivity accurately. Simply put, the level of reflectivity depends upon the darkness of the color. This means that lighter colors have greater reflectivity while darker colors have lower reflectivity. Take a look at the below table for a better understanding.

Reflectivity of Iron On Reflective Vinyl

3. Release Force- The release force is the strength of the adhesive present between the surface protective layer and the reflective layer. This is why the release force is also sometimes known as adhesion strength. The force is usually released at an angle of either 90 degrees or 180 degrees. You will be able to determine the release force of your vinyl with special instruments such as tensile testing machines. You need to know this value because the release force is vital to monitor cutting logos and hot pressing. Take a look at the table below to understand the release forces for various product types.

Relieve force of Iron On Reflective Vinyl

Note: Since different products either come with the transfer film or non-transfer film, they all have different release forces.

4. Washing Performance- the directions for washing depend upon the nature of the iron on reflective vinyl that you choose. For instance, some products require European standard ISO6330 washing (40°/60°C) and dry cleaning, including handwashing, ordinary washing, and machine washing. However, one of the best performing washes for iron on reflective vinyl products remains the ISO15797 Industrial Washing.

Wash test of Iron On Reflective Vinyl

5. Pressing Method- There are several variations in material, operating environments, and machinery for pressing vinyl products, which is why it is important for you to follow the operating requirements that we provide. However, the three main pressing methods available are roller pressing, flat pressing, and frequency pressing. You also need to keep in mind that the safest operating pressure for iron on reflective vinyl is <5kg/cm² and safest operating temperature is <200°C.

Pressing method of Iron On Reflective Vinyl

What are some common applications of iron on reflective vinyl?

With highly unique qualities, iron on reflective vinyl is one of the most applicable products that can be used for a variety of cases. Take a look at the table below to understand some of the common applications:

Product Name

YGM Model Number

Application

Reference processing conditions

Hot Pressing Temperature(℃)

Pressure

Time

High Luster’s Iron On Reflective Vinyl

WD001

You can cut this product into different kinds of logos or strips, which is why this is perfectly suitable for hot pressing onto webbing, polyester, T/C, and other fabrics. You can also hot press it onto safety clothing.

130-150

﹥2kg/cm²

12-15s

D001M

D001

D001-D

D001-GS

D001-FT

Since the material of this product is extremely scratch-proof and wear-resistant, it is suitable for being hot-pressed onto fabrics meant for rough use, such as bags and shoes.

130-150

High Luster’s PU Iron On Reflective Vinyl

D001-P

This iron on reflective vinyl can be used to hot press on PVC and PU fabric. Please note that this fabric cannot remain soaked in water or washed in the machine for too long. The best way to watch this fabric would be to scrub it with water.

( D001-DP is scratch-resistant)

120-130

D001-DP

High Luster’s Engraving Iron On Reflective Vinyl

D001-K

This product can be used to hot press onto webbing, T/C, polyester and so on and is perfect for engraving patterns and lettering.

130-150

High Luster’s Elastic Iron On Reflective Vinyl

D004-7D

This iron on reflective vinyl is perfect for being hot-pressed onto general elastic fabrics.

130-150

D004-7P

This product is best applicable for being hot-pressed onto high elastic fabrics and elastic bands.

120-130

High Luster’s Flame Retardant Iron On Reflective Vinyl

D001-H

This iron on reflective vinyl is perfect for being hot-pressed onto flame retardant fabrics with average washing performance.

130-150

D001-H-GS

 This iron on reflective vinyl is perfect for being hot-pressed onto flame retardant fabrics with high washing performance.

130-150

D001-H-GS

130-150

DH102-12

130-150

Colorful Series Iron On Reflective Vinyl(High Luster’s and ordinary reflective)

D201-X

 This iron on reflective vinyl can be used to hot press onto webbing, T/C, polyester, and so on and is perfect for engraving patterns and lettering.

130-150

High Reflective Iron On Reflective Vinyl

D101-A

 Good for hot pressing onto webbing, polyester, T/C, and other fabrics.

130-150

D101

Ideal for hot pressing onto webbing, polyester, T/C, and other fabrics.

130-150

High Reflective Engraving Iron On Reflective Vinyl

D101-K

 This iron on reflective vinyl product is good for hot pressing onto webbing, T/C, polyester, and so on and is perfect for engraving patterns and lettering.

130-150

Is it possible to apply wet iron on reflective vinyl?

No, it is not advisable to apply wet iron on reflective vinyl. This is because the product contains a metallic aluminum layer that prevents the capacity for airing. If you apply the product wet, the moisture ends up getting trapped beneath the surface.

Applying it wet will void any warranty that you have, mainly because whatever wet solution you use will create an imbalance in the pH balance.

The moisture may also react with the metallic layer and cause the material to break down or corrode. Further, wet applications are also going to compromise significantly the adhesive quality of the product.

However, there are some cases when it becomes inevitable for you to apply it wet. For instance, if you are applying iron on reflective vinyl on the surface of a vehicle on a hot and humid day, then it is impossible for you to apply it in a dry manner.

In such cases, it is essential to use minimal wet solutions and use a squeegee to remove as much moisture as you can from the surface.

What is the difference between adhesive and iron on reflective vinyl?

  •     The backing is different –

You will find adhesive vinyl in all kinds of finishes and colors – but they all have the same kind of backing. This is a paper backing that is sticky to the touch when peeled off.

Iron on reflective vinyl, on the other hand, has a clear plastic carrier sheet covering the top of the surface instead of the paper backing.

Backing of Iron On Reflective Vinyl
  •     The usage is different –

It is possible for you to directly stick the vinyl adhesive on the surface, but when it comes to iron on reflective vinyl, you need to hot press it onto the fabric.

Application of Iron On Reflective Vinyl

How do you test the standard of the iron on reflective vinyl?

  1. The surface needs to be smooth without any spots.
  2. Once you remove the protective film, you can check whether there are any glass beads on it or not.
  3. The extra material from the logo needs to be easily weeded off after engraving it.
  4. Once you hot press iron on reflective vinyl, rub the surface with your fingers to check whether any glass beads form.
  5. It is important for your iron on reflective vinyl not to have any wrinkles after hot pressing.

How do you make use of iron on reflective vinyl?

There are several ways in which you can use iron on reflective vinyl depending upon which industry you are operating in. For instance, since iron on reflective vinyl is safety-certified, it can be used on the uniforms of security personnel, firemen, and policemen. This product is great for these uniforms because it also shines bright in dim or dark areas.

The iron on reflective vinyl that is used for safety uniforms is usually cut into different sizes of strips. You can customize the width of the strip, or even cut it into logos or any other pattern. Make sure to remove the excess material before setting your iron to “cotton mode” and hot pressing for 15 to 20 seconds. Ensure that you cover the entire surface during hot pressing. Once the product has cooled for a few seconds, you can remove the protective film. And there you have it! Using iron on reflective vinyl is as simple as that!

What do I need to know before I order iron on reflective vinyl?

Before you order iron on reflective vinyl, you need to understand your application field. This is because you will select the kind of pattern you want according to the application field.

Next, select an appropriate pattern for your iron on reflective vinyl. If you choose to cut it into stripes, there are no blade criteria for you to follow. All you need to do is just pick out the appropriate product and hot press it onto the fabric.

In case you choose to cut your iron on reflective vinyl into logos, then there are two options for you to use. You can either use a laser machine or a plotter for your iron on reflective vinyl. Both PES and TPU iron on reflective vinyl can be used with the laser machine, but it would be better for you to choose the one with the PES backing when it comes to the plotter. TPU tends to be sticky, and it might get trapped on the blade while heating.

Once you have selected the backing, it’s time for you to think about aspects such as washing performance, wear resistance, flame resistance, hardness, and efficiency. Follow the recommendations we have on our website and you will be able to find the most appropriate product for you. You can also reach out to our customer support representatives for help in picking out your product.

How do you cut iron on reflective vinyl?

There are two different ways in which you can cut iron on reflective vinyl. You can either cut it into strips or cut it into logos.

If you are thinking about cutting your iron on reflective vinyl into strips, you can use either the plotter or the laser machine to do so. Since there are no blade prerequisites, you can use either the plotter or laser machines to cut both TPU and PES backing. Cutting iron on reflective vinyl into strips is extremely simple and does not require complicated operations.

If, on the other hand, you decide to cut your iron on reflective vinyl into logos, then it is essential for you to use professional equipment. For instance, you can use cutting machines such as Cricut or Silhouette Cameo 3 to cut your iron on reflective vinyl into logos.

Choose your preferred cutting app and open up the design on the application. You first need to scale your design with the right dimensions and then imitate the design that you want while cutting. Please note that whenever this iron on reflective vinyl is added to your fabric, you need to turn it in the opposite direction before hot pressing it.

What is the purpose of the Transfer Film in the iron on reflective vinyl?

  1. The transfer film in the iron on reflective vinyl is present to keep your logo/pattern in place.
  2. It allows you to hot press on to the surface in a comfortable and convenient manner because of its transparent and sticky nature.
  3. The transfer film is also great at preventing the biting of the cloth. This is because the material that is used in the protective film is PET + PE. While the PE is capable of melting at higher temperatures (which helps it stick to the fabric), the PET does not melt at higher temperatures.
  4. Customers can also use a transfer film for various other purposes as well.

How can I check the quality of my iron on reflective vinyl?

  1. Check whether you can cut it into a strip or a logo.
  2. Check whether there is a separation between the grey vinyl and the protective film.
  3. Check whether any glass beads fall off from the surface when you remove the protective film.
  4. Try washing your iron on reflective vinyl as per the ISO6330 to check its durability.

How can I stick my iron on reflective vinyl well?

  1. Determine the kind of fabric you are going to be using as well as the iron on reflective vinyl product you want.
  2. Understand the best hot-pressing pressure, temperature, and time for that particular product.
  3. Make sure you hot press your iron on reflective vinyl under all of the right conditions and cover the entire product.
  4. Allow it to cool for a few seconds before tearing off the protective layer.
  5. Turn the heat down slightly and then press the button once again for about 12 to 15 seconds. Ensure that the vinyl is completely smooth.

Why is my iron on reflective vinyl not sticking?

  1. The hot-pressing pressure, time as well as temperature are all extremely important conditions you need to fulfill when using iron on reflective vinyl. Make sure that you follow the directions provided on your product and check whether all of your settings are correct or not.
  • Time: Ironing the vinyl for less than 15 seconds might not be enough for the vinyl to stick, while ironing it for more than 15 seconds might burn the adhesive.
  • Temperature: each vinyl product requires a different temperature setting for hot pressing. Make sure that you are following the standard temperature conditions.
  • Pressure: you need to put a good amount of pressure while ironing your iron on reflective vinyl. The best way to tell whether you have perfect pressure or not is to check whether you are able to see the weave of the cloth through your vinyl product or not.
  1. Make sure you are using the right kind of cloth for your iron on reflective vinyl. For instance, it is important for you to use spandex for TPU and PES type for logos.
  2. It might be difficult for your iron on reflective vinyl to stick on to buttons, thick seams, and zips.
  3. There are some kinds of iron on reflective vinyl where the carrier needs to be peeled off immediately after being hot pressed. Others might require you to wait before removing the carrier sheet. No matter when you peel plastic the carrier sheet, ensure that you are not destroying the design in the process.

How durable is iron on reflective vinyl?

Vinyl that has been ironed onto a t-shirt is most likely going to last as long or longer than the t-shirt itself.

The best way to ensure the durability of your heat transfer vinyl is to turn your clothes inside out before washing. Always use cold water and make sure that you are not scrubbing too hard over the vinyl.

What material to choose when using iron on reflective vinyl?

It is important for the melting point of your material to be greater than 140°C, since iron on reflective vinyl needs to be hot-pressed onto the surface at 120-140°C.

If you are using the TPU backing (which is highly elastic), make sure that you use it for elastic fabrics such as PVC and PU. On the other hand, if you are using the PES backing, ensure that you use fabrics such as polyester, cotton, webbing, nylon, etc.

Take a look at the below table to understand the features of TPU and PES

PES

TPU

Composition

polyester

thermoplastic polyurethane

Transparency

white translucent

transparent, translucent, matte

Elasticity

general

very good

Soft and comfortable

general

very good

Washing

very good

general

Dry cleaning

very good

general

Temperature resistance

Good high temperature resistance

good low temperature resistance

Hot pressing temperature

140-150℃

130-140℃

What is the difference between iron on reflective vinyl and reflective tape for sewing?

  1. The carrier sheet (PE/PET PET film, clear safety film or composite film) of iron on reflective vinyl is usually peeled off after hot pressing, while the carrier sheet of reflective tape for sewing is peeled off during manufacturing itself.
  2. The substrate of iron on reflective vinyl is made of hot melt adhesive films such as TPU or PES, while the reflective tape substrate is made of T/C, 100% polyester, 100% cotton, 85% polyester+15% spandex or 100% aramid.
  3. Iron on reflective vinyl can be used to hot press customized logos and patterns onto various fabrics and garments, while reflective tape for sewing is used to stitch safety clothing. After the application of surface water repellents, the reflective fabric can also be used to design reflective umbrellas.
Comparison of Iron On Reflective Vinyl

How do you use iron on reflective vinyl?

  1. Design a template on your computer application.
  2. Lay the transparent side of the carrier sheet down and cut the vinyl with the help of a laser or a knife plotter.
  3. Weed the excess material.
  4. Place the iron on reflective vinyl on your fabric with the transparent side of the carrier sheet facing up. Hot press for about 12 to 15 seconds at 120°C-140°C and apply 2-3kg/cm² pressure.
  5. Allow the vinyl to cool for 30 seconds.
  6. Tear off the protective layer.
  7. If you notice any areas lifting after the application process, hot press it once again.

What problems might I face while using iron on reflective vinyl and how do I overcome them?

  1.   Layered Vinyl, i.e., the iron on reflective vinyl has not been firmly applied on the fabric.

 To overcome this problem,

  • Ensure that you follow the right instructions for hot-pressing pressure, temperature and time.
  • Usage time and storage conditions of the hot melt adhesive needs to be as follows:
  1. Temperature: 15-30℃, shelf life: 1 year, humidity: <60%.
  • Check whether the fabric is oil/water resistant.
  1. Problems with the hot melt adhesive and glue layer.

To overcome this problem,

  • Ensure that you follow the right instructions for hot pressing temperature and pressure.
  1.   Falling Glass Beads

To overcome this problem,

  • Ensure that you follow the right glue curing time and apply enough strength.
  1.   The extra vinyl did not peel off after the logo was cut.

To overcome this problem,

  • Ensure that you set the power of the logo cutting machine properly.
  1. After the hot pressing, the iron on reflective vinyl peeled off along with the transfer film.

To overcome this problem,

  • Ensure that you follow the right glue curling time and apply enough strength and intensity.
  • Make sure that the transfer film does not have too strong a peeling force.
  • The glass beads should not be embedded too deep.

What temperature should I set the hot press on for iron on reflective vinyl?

The hot pressing temperature varies according to the iron on reflective vinyl backing materials. Take a look at the below table for reference.

Backing Fabric

Hot Pressing Temperature

Hot Pressing Pressure

Hot Pressing Time

PES

140-150℃

3-5kgf

12-15s

TPU

130-140℃

2-4kgf

12-15s

What kind of iron on reflective vinyl does YGM offer?

The Main series offered at YGM include:

-Silver iron on reflective vinyl

-Colorful iron on reflective vinyl

-Grey iron on reflective vinyl

-Rainbow iron on reflective vinyl

Can I order iron on reflective vinyl from YGM?

Yes, you definitely can.

What is the size of YGM's iron on reflective vinyl?

The regular width of our iron on reflective vinyl is either 5cm, 50cm or 1m. You can also customize the size of your iron on reflective vinyl according to your requirements.

Can I order custom-specifications for my iron on reflective vinyl?

Yes, you can customize your iron on reflective vinyl according to your requirements.

How long does it take for my order to be delivered?

Orders are usually delivered within 25 to 35 days.

Do you offer any free samples?

Yes, we offer free samples, but we charge you for freight. Once you have confirmed your order, freight charges will be deducted.

Is it necessary for me to pre-order or wait for new stock?

Stock is usually available for regular products. Products are made to order for custom specifications.

Are there certification standards for iron on reflective vinyl? Do they need to be updated?

Yes, the certificate is: Oeko-Tex Standard 100, ENISO20471.

We will renew and update the certificate on a regular basis.

How do I make sure the iron on reflective vinyl stays in good shape?

Make sure you follow the specified criteria for both hot pressing and washing.

What is the total production capacity of iron on reflective vinyl at YGM?

We produce about 5 million SQM iron on reflective vinyl every month.

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