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● This one comes in a variety of colors and reflectivity.
● Like silver shows a reflectivity of 300-400cd/lx/m²
● Gray displays reflectivity of 200-300cd/lx/m²
● Some highly reflective colors can show between 60 to 80cd/lx/m².
● And rainbow shows between 40-60cd/lx/m²
● Ordinary colors can show significantly less reflectivity, like 10-20cd/lx/m²


Washing these HTV fabrics is not much of a difficult task. There are several options you can carry out to clean it and make it look tidy. So, we have the three main options.


There are two ways through which you can make it unique and branded. So, the first way is logo cutting.In this, a specialized laser is used for cutting it. Certain patterns can be designed within the fabric using this technique. Personalization is possible as well; you may choose the diversity of the design for the laser cutting.Another way is cutting it into different stripes according to your needs.This way can be used when you cut it in different shapes and designs the way you want it to be. You can customize its size and color variants as well. The technique gives you more control over the pattern and design.


For luster and sheen, different colors show different reflectivity. So, the colors that show reflection on the highest degree are silver, Yellow /Silver/Yellow, and Red/Silver/Red, followed by Grey color. And for the ordinary reflection, you can combine any series of ordinary colors.

D:Flame retardancy

The potential for reflecting fire for this HTV fabric is relatively high, but this ability can only be observed in a few colors. The flame retardancy can be seen with color arrangements such as yellow/silver/yellow and red/silver/red.


This one applies in different things from fashion to graphics to different famous brands using some of these various applications such as hot pressing for customized shirts, bags, and other wardrobe things. It is applicable in laser cutting and for the logo of your brand and fashion graphics.

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High Luster's HTV

Backing Fabric:PES/TPU
Hot Pressing Temperature:125-135℃
Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
Application:PES type is suitable for hot pressing on woven, cotton, etc.TPU type is suitable for hot pressing onto the fabric as PU or PVC, etc.

High Luster's Engraving HTV

Backing Fabric:PES
Hot Pressing Temperature:125-135℃
Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
Application:Good air permeability. Suitable for lettering and then hot pressing on woven, cotton and other fabrics.

High Luster's Industrial Wash HTV

Backing Fabric:TPU
Hot Pressing Temperature:110-135℃
Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
Application:High washing performance. Suitable for hot pressing onto the fabric as PU or PVC, etc.

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High Luster's Flame Retardant Elastic HTV

Backing Fabric:TPU
Hot Pressing Temperature:110-135℃
Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
Application:Good flame retardancy and elasticity. Suitable for elastic and flame retardant fabrics.

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High Luster's Elastic HTV

Backing Fabric:TPU
Hot Pressing Temperature:110-135℃
Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
Application:Super good elasticity. Suitable for hot pressing onto the fabric as PU or PVC, etc and various elastic woven tapes.

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High Luster's Printable Reflective HTV

Backing Fabric:PES
Hot Pressing Temperature:130-140℃
Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
Application:Printable reflective HTV can be used for direct surface printing. Suitable for lettering and then hot pressing on woven, cotton and other fabrics.

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High Luster's Fluo-Yellow Warning Reflective HTV

Backing Fabric:PES
Hot Pressing Temperature:130-140℃
Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
Application:High flame retardancy and heat resistance. Suitable for working fields of fire protection and electrical industry. Ideal for hot pressing on woven, cotton and other fabrics.

High Luster's Fluo-Red Warning Reflective HTV

Backing Fabric:PES
Hot Pressing Temperature:130-140℃
Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
Application:High flame retardancy and heat resistance. Suitable for working fields of fire protection and electrical industry. Ideal for hot pressing on woven, cotton and other fabrics.

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High Reflective HTV

Backing Fabric:PES
Hot Pressing Temperature:120-130℃
Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
Application:Suitable for hot pressing onto the fabric as woven, cotton, etc.

High Reflective Engraving HTV

Backing Fabric:PES
Hot Pressing Temperature:125-135℃
Hot Pressing Time:8-15s
Hot Pressing Pressure:2-3kg/cm²
Application:Good air permeability. Suitable for lettering and then hot pressing on woven, cotton and other fabrics.

Colorful Reflective HTV

Color:Any color
Backing Fabric:PES
Hot Pressing Temperature:130-150℃
Hot Pressing Time:10-15s
Hot Pressing Pressure:3-5kg/cm²
Application:Suitable for hot pressing onto the fabric as woven, cotton, etc.

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Rainbow Reflective HTV

Color:Rainbow color
Backing Fabric:PES
Hot Pressing Temperature:140-150℃
Hot Pressing Time:15-20s
Hot Pressing Pressure:3-5kg/cm²
Application:Suitable for hot pressing onto the fabric as woven, cotton, etc.

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Reflective HTV:The Complete Buying Guide

Why do you need reflective HTV?

All the reflective material products are designed and refined from a reflective material such as reflective fabric, reflective sheeting, PVC reflective fabric, reflective thread, reflective woven/oxford tape, Reflective HTV, reflective pattern fabric. 

The material mentioned above also plays a vital role in road traffic or safety, outdoor safety, mirroring, and an essential part in fashion clothing. An array of reflective products such as a reflective vest, reflective jackets, and reflective uniforms for students are designed with a combination of PVC and reflective fabrics.

In short, Reflective HTV is a high-quality reflective material. It is synonymous with beauty, trend, and flamboyant colors. Moreover, it is used for safety and beauty besides being a fashion accessory in modern design of clothes.

YGM Reflective Logo

1. Non-Destructive:Practically, it does not cause any harm or damage to the carrier; it is smooth and non-destructive. For example, you can put it (reflective vinyl) directly on the fabrics you are using waterproof, mainly during applications. This will not cause any harm or damage to the material, nor will it affect the performance of the material. So, you do not need to carry out any unique waterproof treatments for these reflective tapes. 

2. Diversity:Diversity can be created in different forms and styles. All you must do is pick up the best ones that you need for supposing for you to design the patterns; all you need is a laser machine which can be used finely or maybe a cutting plotter on HTV.

3. Flatness:Many types of patterns and stripes on Reflective HTV are very smooth and easy going and their aesthetic appeal makes it more valuable when pressed on the fabric.

4. Dynamic:So many sports brands such as Nike, Adidas and many more chose this technique as it is dynamic. Also, fashion vogue, other sportswear and sports shoes opt for it due to its perfect and durable build. 

Quality Standards for Reflective HTV

1. Colour:This reflective vinyl htv comes in different colors like gray, silver and so many other colors such as red, green, yellow, and a rainbow color as well though surfaces are all seamless. If you look at it from different angles, you will not find any weird black, white spots or even tiny bubbles from different angles.

2. Reflectivity:Different colors come with varying levels of reflectivity. If the color is dark, the reflectivity will be lower, and you can refer to the given data.

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3. Release Force:Also called adhesive force, this force implies the strength between two layers called surface layer and protection layer. This one can be called an indicator or, in more precise words, a critical indicator for monitoring the applications of different cutting logos. The force releases at different degrees called 90 or 180 angles. You can observe this with a testing machine called a tensile testing machine.

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4. Washing Performance:For Reflective HTV, industrial washing is considered a top-performing wash. Also, we have European standards for ordinary washing and dry cleanings such as washing by hand. However, we also utilize commercial machinery for washing it. The directions during washing are also considered.

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5. Method of Pressing:There are different kinds of pressing methods such as Flat pressing, high-frequency and roller passing. Due to varying variations like material or machinery, one needs to stick to the requirements suggested by the company. And for better transformation, the optimum temperature of the transfer vinyl is less than 200°C.

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What are Common Applications for Reflective HTV?

Reflective HTV has many uses because of its unique quality. Here are some of the references:

Product NameYGM Model NumberApplicationReference processing conditions
Hot Pressing Temperature(℃)PressureTime
High Luster’s HTVWD001This one is suitable for pressing on different materials such as polyester, T/C, and other safety clothing, for instance, cutting strips of various logos.130-150﹥2kg/cm²12-15s
D001-FTHighly recommended for leather things like bags and shoes and the material that cannot be torn off easily.130-150
High Lusters PU HTVD001-PThis one is recommended for PU and PVC fabrics, and this one can be scrubbed with water one should not soak it in water and avoid washing it for longer times.120-130
D001-DP( D0001-DP has scratch-resistance)
High Luster’s Lettering HTVD001-KIt is recommended for engraving patterns before hot pressing on different fabrics like webbing or polyester.130-150
High Luster’s Elastic HTVD004-7DIt is recommended for general elastic fabrics.130-150
D004-7PRecommended for highly elastic fabrics like elastic bands etc.120-130
High Luster’s Flame Retardant HTVD001-HEspecially suitable for hot pressing on flame retardant fabrics, with average washing performance.130-130
D001-H-GSEspecially suitable for hot pressing on flame retardant fabrics with high washing requirements.130-150
Colorful Series HTV(High Luster’s and ordinary reflective)D201-XIt is recommended first as engraving patterns after that as hot pressing like polyester or webbing.130-150
High Reflective HTVD101-ARecommended for hot pressing on fabrics like polyester, webbing, T/C.130-150
High Reflective Lettering HTVD101-KThis one is highly suitable first as lettering and engraving patterns before pressing it hot on various fabrics like polyester, webbing, T/C.130-150

Can you apply wet reflective vinyl?

Applying wet reflective vinyl is forbidden because it has a metallic aluminum layer that won’t capture airing capacity. So when you opt for web material, it will not allow the moisture to escape the surface. Sometimes, when you can’t bring down the temperature to a cooler degree, you need to use minimum solutions.
A great tip is that you should make every possible attempt to remove the moisture from the things using squeegee.
Notice: the applications will avoid any type of warranty for the product. The wattage solution we have used can increase the pH of the heat transferred.
Also, it can significantly affect or maybe the reacting aluminum layer that leads to corrosion and breaking down of the material. The quality of the material may be compromised on applying web solutions.

How do you tell the Difference Between Adhesive and HTV Vinyl?

1.Backing the Vinyl
The adhesive vinyl comes in various shapes and colors, though. They usually have the same yellow paper backing. However, it is sticky to touch when touched or when you peel it off. And instead, the HTV has this clear or plastic carrier or maybe the sheet that is used for covering the opening of vinyl.

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2. Usage
Sometimes the vinyl may stick directly to the adhesives and for the reflective HTV vinyl, you must hot press to the fabrics.

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Best How to Test the Quality of Reflective HTV?

  1. First, observe the surfaces whether it is smooth or there are any spots on the surface.
  2. Secondly, tear off the protective film and check for the beads.
  3. Once the logo is engraved, check if you can wear it off the material or not.
  4. Finally, once you have engraved the reflective HTV, check if it is wrinkled and with finger testing check if the beads can come off or not.

How do you use Reflective HTV?

This highly reflective HTV is used for safety and beauty, and also it depends on the industry for which you are using its various departments like firefighters or police officers and other security forces highly recommend. They use it on their duty forms as it shines brightly in the night. The security forces can be easily seen and recognized in the darkness. These days, various fashion brands use reflective vinyl and hot press these designed patterns on various items like bags, shoes and clothes for making them unique.

When using it for uniforms, what we do is cut these strips into different pieces with the desired width. Once the strip size is decided, you can iron them and can use them according to the desired temperature. Once after cooling you can tear off the film from the surface.

Lastly, you can cut these HTV logos into various patterns of your desired choice. Once the cutting is finished, you can remove the excess material from the heat transfer vinyl material. And then you should iron it on the reflective surface and the design you have craved. For that set, put your iron on the specific cotton mode and press it for 15-20 seconds. During this, you must cover the entire design at the end and let it cool for a few seconds right before removing. Here you are done your design is ready and you can wear it any flaunt.

What is Reflective HTV?

What is Reflective HTV?

It is a specialized reflective HTV, a type of polymer that you use on different types of fabrics for designing various patterns and objects of advertisement. It comes in different forms like rolls and sheet packages with the brackets so that you can trim it or weed it, or place it on a verified substrate for heat applications. Normally it can be manufactured in one color also, it has unique color choices.

Specialized Reflective HTV boosts the visibility, texture, and makeover of garments in low-light situations. The technique works great for nighttime safely as well. 

There are different types of reflective HTV, allowing you to transform the garments according to your desired needs. 3M Scotchlite reflective vinyl is used for EMT, security, fire rescue, and security garments. There is another one known as Siser Easy reflective useful for runners, joggers, bikers, and cyclists who work at night. 

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Things to know before you order Reflective HTV

Are you thinking of ordering Reflective HTV? Well, you must know about how to do it through stripes or logos here, we are referring to its applications which are necessary for the reflection of HTV.

If you want to cut it into different stripes, there are various types of other criteria. You just must choose the one that suits your needs.

There are two processes through which you can cut this into desired logos. It is done by using laser machines such as PES, TPU backing reflective HTV. All of these are available. So, you need to plan it yourself.

While the second one is a plotter, so for you to pick the backing, as you know, TPU is sticky. It should be trapped on the balding while heating.

Once you have selected the desired backing, now go for efficiency like washing and elasticity to flame the resistance. Now see, you have got so much reflective vinyl htv in different functions you just follow the things recommended. 

You must pick the one you liked, so it is very much okay to ask for help. You must remember the criteria of material, like what the performance is of washing and hardness. And it also has to be tear-resistance with enough elasticity to work effectively.

How to cut Reflective HTV?

After getting the reflective vinyl htv, one will think of one or two ways, like cutting to strips one way, whereas cutting to logos is another. For the first one, you can use the machine and the plotter like the one that is in PES and the TPU. Operating it is very easy. You just need a bit of more professional machinery like circuit and cut machines. In your personal computer, one must open the desired design one should cut it according to the requirements. Once you cut it now, add it in the direction you are using.

What is the usage of Transfer film in Reflective HTV?

1. The transfer film prevents the movement logo because it is sticky. Also, it is transparent, so it makes the hot pressing much more comfortable and convenient.

2. As the film prevents the biting as the material we use is a protective film made of PET+PE, as the PE melts at a higher temperature, it sticks to the clothing. Whereas the transfer film is made of only PET, so it does not melt at increased temperature.

3. Sometimes customers need a film for different usages.

Ways to Ensure the quality of Reflective HTV

1. Look for the separation between the protective films and the gray vinyl.

2. Check if the glass beads are coming off once you tear off the protective film.

3. Check if you can use it by cutting it into different logos and strips.

4. Put the reflective HTV through a test. We call it a washing test, either through machines or washing it through hands according to the fastness.

Best way to make Reflective HTV stick better to the fabric:

1. First, look for the fabric you are using and what reflective vinyl htv you use. After that, the good pressing temperatures and pressures and timing.

2. After that, press the heat vinyl and the clothing under good conditions, like completing and peeling off the protective layer right after cooling.

3. After the above options, you need to press the pattern that you use for around 12-15 seconds. Or maybe more than that and make sure you have smooth vinyl.
There are iron on vinyl patterns to use on a heat-proof surface that they take just a few seconds to stick.

4. Cut-on HTV designs work best for adding reflective shine to the garment, wood and heat-proof material used for the artwork. HTV will look the best for a long time in case you don’t expose it to heat and harsh chemicals.

5. The application matters a lot. If you are using Reflective HTV on dress shirts to customize the design, you must apply it correctly. Put the carrier sheet over the fabric, set your iron to the temperate you use for cotton fabric. Press it over the sheet for up to 15 seconds. Let the sheet cool down a bit before you take it off. The design will stay in good condition if you apply it correctly in the first place. Do manual or machine washing with chemicals to make HTV stay in good colors in the long run.

Why does reflective vinyl htv not stick?

For you to find that out, check all the things that need to be taken care of, such as time, pressure, temperature, and other overly sensitive consideration while using HTV. Also, check the direction on the vinyl you have used and double-check if all the settings are correct.
Ironing it for a nickel of time will not allow it to stick to your things or shirts. Moreover, ironing it for a way longer time will burnout the adhesives.
Different types of vinyl have different temperature needs, and for that, you must test first to make sure that you are using the right kind of temperature for the right kind of vinyl.
This vinyl works well with the right kind of temperature. That kind of temperature can be created by shaking your arms physically and after that pressing it so hard also you must see the weave of the cloth through the vinyl. And if you are not sure about the pressure, you must put on a little more weight.
Now check for the cloths whether you are using the right kind of cloth for pressing the vinyl on or what. For cutting a logo, you must use the right PES type heat transfer vinyl, and for the right kind of fabric, you use one like TPU type. Be sure about what comes first: the vinyl or maybe the jersey, although they are going to fit anyway.
Sometimes thick cotton clothing like collars, buttons or maybe zip can be the problem.
Some other types of HTV may need the carrier to be peeled off once you pressed the iron.While others will need you to cool off the entire thing before you are planning on removing the plastic from the carrier sheet. Take care because removing it inappropriately might affect or destroy your design.

How long does reflective vinyl htv last?

Depending upon the type of reflective vinyl htv, sometimes even iron-on vinyl may last long. For it to last long, always turn your clothing items inside out and wash them in cold water. As a precaution, do not scrub them with your hands harder.

What is the Suitable Material to use HTV Reflective on?

This technique called HTV is appropriate for hot pressing on smooth and desirable surfaces at the temp: of 120-140°C and the melting point should be greater than 140°C. There are two major types of backing the material like TPU, PES. 


Having strong elasticity and can be applied to fabrics like PU or PVC.


This one is used for polyester, webbing and nylon etc.

Difference Between Reflective HTV and Reflective Tape for Sewing:

  1. The safety film we also call carrier sheet of reflective HTV is peeled off right after hot pressing it with the carrier sheet of the rape during the process.
  2. The substrate reflective is made up of various things like PES and TPU or the hot adhesive films and the reflective fabrics of the substrate like 100% polyester, T/C. Moreover, there is a combination of substrates used, including cotton, aramid, polyester, and spandex, in different ratios.
  3. During hot pressing of the garments and fabrics, we apply hot pressing. For that, we cut it into different logos and laser plotters; also, the customized logos are available. Also, this fabric is used for stitching of safety clothing and after surface repellent applications for manufacturing of umbrellas, it is highly used.
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How do you Iron on HTV?

1. First, build a template on your pc.

2. Secondly, use a knife plotter, or we can say the laser plotter for cutting vinyl. Keep in mind that the transparent layer should face down.

3. Clean away the extra vinyl. Just leave your design on the carrier layer.

4. Now place the vinyl on the cloth same as above transparent layer facing upwards heat should be at press at 120°C-140°C, press 2-3kg/cm² for 12-15 seconds if you are using a home-based iron then press it under severe pressure.

5. At last, after 30 seconds of cooling it off, peel off the layer very carefully. If the areas are lifting even after application, repeat the process.

Some Known Problems that people face while using Reflective HTV and their causes:

Some problems customers usually highlight are.
The HTV reflective does not stick firmly on the fabric.
While hot pressing the temperature, time and pressure should be correct. Also pay some consideration to the timing and conditions of the adhesives.
1. Layered
● The Reflective HTV is not strong on the fabric.
If the hot-pressing temperature, time, and pressure are correct.
Pay attention to the usage timing and storage condition of hot melt adhesive; Temperature: 15-30℃, humidity: <50%, shelf life: one year.
Look for how the fabric has been treated? Is it treated with oil or maybe it is water resistant?
● Adhesiveness and glue layer.
The temperature and pressures are inappropriately applied.

2.Falling glass beads
This happens for one or two reasons, maybe the strength is not enough, or the timing is not correct.

3.Once you finish cutting the logo, sometimes, the vinyl may stick to the logo, and it will not be peeled off perfectly.
Maybe the machine that is used for cutting the logo is not monitored perfectly.
After all the above steps, we must remove the reflection portion now, so the transfer film is torn off.


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