Which Is Better ? Iron On Patches Or Heat Transfer?

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Last Updated on August 4, 2022 by bilal

There is more than one way to apply a heat press transfer patches. You have to wait patiently if you want a successful heat transfer patch, it takes time, temperature, and pressure. These are the 3 main factors that influence whether or not your heat transfer will adhere or peel.

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Heat Press:

Heat press is the professional machine used to apply heat transfer patches. A heat press tool is specially designed to heat transfer designs. Here are some pros and cons.

  • You have a large work surface.
  • Temperature is distributed evenly on the patch.
  • You can control the pressure applied to your iron-on patch.
  • You set and control the temperature of the machine.
  • You can set a digital timer to get it perfect.
  • More expensive than an iron-on patch.
  • The machine is very heavy, not portable.
  • Not easy to store.

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Iron-On Patches:

Iron-On Patches are an excellent choice for beginners. They are also perfect if you know that you will only be doing heat transfers occasionally. Here are some pros and cons.

  • Portable and easy to store.
  • Easily available.
  • Affordable to purchase.
  • Easy to handle.
  • Heat up quickly.
  • Doesn’t have a built-in digital timer, you need to set up the clock for the count down.
  • Irons have holes in the hot plate, which will create an uneven pressure.
  • Not suitable for large designs, because they have a small surface area for pressing.
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