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.
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.
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.