Seriously? 100 items?

Nope. Just kidding. There aren’t 100 items you can heat print on… there are probably THOUSANDS of items you can heat print on! This post is part 1 of the top 100 items you’re most likely to print with heat transfer vinyl and a heat press. There are likely hundreds of niche products that i haven’t even thought about applying on. Ready to get this printing item party started? Good, so am I!

Our first category for items you can heat print is, Fashion. By fashion, I mean every day items that you can wear… not specific to one thing, like dresses that waif models wear.

Fashion

1 – Beanies 14 – T-shirts
2 – Slippers 15 – Onesies
3 – Baby Blankets 16 – Ties
4 – Boots 17 – Shirt Pockets
5 – Leather Bracelets 18 – Windbreakers
6 – Scarves 19 – Boxer Shorts
7 – Socks 20 – Dresses
8 – Sweat Pants 21 – Robes
9 – Jeans 22 – Shorts
10 – Purses 23 – Belts
11 – Corsets 24 – Hoodies
12 – Umbrellas 25 – Shoes
13 – Leather jackets  

So how many of those fashion items do you print on? How many are you going to print on now that you know you can?

Items to decorate with heat transfer vinyl

Just a few of the unique items you can decorate with HTV

Our second segment of items you can decorate with EasyWeed heat transfer vinyl is, Sports. Now I know you might be saying that you already print on everything sports. After all, isn’t that what heat transfer vinyl was invented for? Ok, "already prints on everything", how many of these items have you decorated?

Sports

26 – Stadium Cushions 39 – Yoga Pants
27 – Headbands 40 – Baseballs
28 – Pennants 41 – Batting Gloves
29 – Athletic Bags 42 – Golf Bags
30 – Swim Suits 43 – Cleats
31 – Boxing Gloves 44 – Hockey Pads
32 – Wetsuits 45 – Racket Covers
33 – Yoga Mats 46 – Athletic Socks
34 – Jerseys 47 – Towels
35 – Cheer Bows 48 – Volleyball Shorts
36 – Caps 49 – Bowling Bags
37 – Lifting Belts 50 – Practice Wear
38 – Wrestling Singlets  

Hopefully I’ve opened your eyes to some new and unique options for heat printing. Great thing is that we’re only half way through the items you can decorate with heat transfer vinyl! I know there are tons of items out there that can be decorated with a cutter and heat press. Drop a note in the comments and let us know what you’re printing on! Stay tuned for part 2, where we tackle decoration and personalization for the Home as well as decorating Miscellaneous items.

As always, share your decoration wins and fails with us on social media using the hashtag #SISERNA

By | 2017-02-27T12:02:47+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Heat Transfer Vinyl|58 Comments

About the Author:

Keith Allison is a 30 year veteran of the imprinted garment industry, having touched on all aspects of decorationincluding airbrushing, screen printing, heat printing and everything in between! Keith is Siser’s Marketing Manager and also produces all of the awesome Siser videos!

58 Comments

  1. Krzysztof Krawczyk September 19, 2015 at 10:58 am - Reply

    I decorate bedclothes. It was little hard to do it because my heatpress is 38x38cm and vinyl was 100×48 cm but I did it

  2. Kerry February 23, 2016 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Will the heat transfer vinyl stick to stainless steel?

    • Keith Allison February 24, 2016 at 11:55 am - Reply

      I would assume that HTV will stick to stainless steel. You can apply it to wood, glass, etc. I don’t see why it wouldn’t! If you have a small scrap of the stainless, try it out before committing to a big project.

      • Margaret December 26, 2016 at 11:01 am - Reply

        Any suggestions as to what temperature and time. I am going to try this on one of the cheaper Walmart stainless steel travel mugs.

        • Lily Campau December 28, 2016 at 9:01 am - Reply

          Hi Margaret, although our products have been known to adhere to stainless steel, we don’t recommend it because the results can be unpredictable. We’d suggest testing it out, and keep in mind it’s best to start with a lower temp and work your way up when testing HTV on a new material. If you do apply Siser HTV to stainless steel we would love to hear how it went! Please email us at info@siserna.com.

    • Theresa May 24, 2016 at 2:47 pm - Reply

      Kerry,

      Did you try this?

  3. JONES LEWIS April 15, 2016 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    I am making some umbrellas as wedding gifts. They are labled 100% polyester but don’t say if they’re coated or uncoated. I normally user regular siser easy weed HTV vinyl on clothing, but I ordered the stretch kind / Siser Extra for the umbrellas. I like the yellow (lemon) best, but it’s not available in Siser Extra. Can i use either one on the umbrellas?

    • Keith Allison April 18, 2016 at 8:57 am - Reply

      If the umbrella is NOT coated, you can use either EasyWeed or EasyWeed Stretch. We always recommend testing prior to doing a full production run… so if you have an extra umbrella you can test on or if you can use a small corner of the umbrella to test on, that would be your best bet. Every umbrella is different as far as coatings go. Mama always said, umbrellas are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.

    • Jennifer Gorsche December 7, 2016 at 8:21 pm - Reply

      Did you figure out ifor it was coated?

  4. Angie April 19, 2016 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    My daughter’s swim team buys competition swimsuits w/club logo. It makes more sense for me to do it here and not wait 12 weeks by sending it away to be done. Some are made of Lyrca and some polyester. These suits range from $50-100. What type of vinyl can I use that won’t damage a 1 piece suit?

    • Keith Allison April 20, 2016 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      EasyWeed Stretch will adhere to both Lycra and uncoated polyester… So will EasyWeed SubBlock. Sub Block will prevent dye migration… this would be most noticeable on brighter colors like red and orange. If you have an older sqimsuit that she doesn’t wear anymore, try a sample of both and run it through the wash. Better safe than sorry with suits that cost that much!

  5. Debbie May 11, 2016 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    I want to do my girls some bags for there dance costumes to go in what’s the best material to put vinyl on and what heat so don’t melt thanks deb

    • Keith Allison May 11, 2016 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      Hi Deb! It depends on what material the bag is made of… You can email our tech support (traci.pritchet@siserna.com) and let her know what material you are applying to and what type of finish you’re looking to achieve and she’ll be able to steer you in the right direction!

  6. Jessica June 27, 2016 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    What settings and what’s the best way to use the HTC on boxing gloves?

    • Keith Allison June 29, 2016 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      Jessica, we just applied on some boxing gloves the other day! We used a home iron and started at a low temperature. Better to start low and work your way up. There will be a point where it’s too hot and it could melt the glove. I would recommend starting in an inconspicuous area so that if something doesn’t go according to plan, you don’t ruin the glove. If you’re using a heat press, I would say to start around 265° and work your way up.

  7. wendy July 4, 2016 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Can the htv be applied to faux leather purses?

    • Keith Allison July 5, 2016 at 4:32 pm - Reply

      Wendy,
      EasyWeed can be applied to most faux leather products providing that you start really low on your temperature. Start out at about 265° F and increase temp slightly until it adheres. Since a purse won’t get washed, you can get away with a lower temperature. As always, test first in an inconspicuous area first! Good luck with your application!

  8. Karen July 22, 2016 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Can it be applied to a silicone swim cap? I want to add a name to the cal.

    • Keith Allison July 22, 2016 at 9:17 am - Reply

      Hmmm… EasyWeed Stretch MIGHT work. We’ve never tested this application but I would say that it would probably adhere but might not stay on because of the water and chlorine. Your best best would be to test a sample on an older or extra cap. If you do end up testing it, can you pop back on and let us know how it went for you?

    • DELIA WEEMS October 13, 2016 at 8:07 am - Reply

      @karen what did you use ? I have a swim cap and trying to find something to put on it.

  9. Allison August 15, 2016 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Can I use easy weed HTV on an acrylic beanie? If so, what temp & how long?

    • Keith Allison August 16, 2016 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Allison, I can honestly say that we’ve never tried applying to an acrylic beanie. Your best bet is to either try a small sample on the inside on a low temperature like 265°F, or get an extra beanie and try it out. Every garment is unique and we ask that users experiment a bit to find out which settings work best with their particular application.

      • Allison August 16, 2016 at 3:48 pm - Reply

        Thank you!!

  10. Tami September 21, 2016 at 12:56 am - Reply

    I was wondering the same thing about HTV on acrylic beanies and it is number 1 on the list above? I am going to tryEasy Weed Stretch and see if that works.

  11. Mandy Brasher October 15, 2016 at 12:17 am - Reply

    you can use HTV on a yoga mat??? What is your suggestion for the heat press temp???

    • Keith Allison October 17, 2016 at 2:59 pm - Reply

      For a yoga mat, you’ll have to start at a low temperature… 265° to start for 5 seconds. If you get material lifting, increase the temperature a few degrees or try heating for a few more seconds. As always, we recommend testing in a small area first. If you go a little too hot on and it, it’ll probably leave the rectangular impression of the upper platen.

      • Ashley December 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm - Reply

        what type of yoga mat? I have some textured ones, the thin cheap ones, just the standard ridges but I also have a nicer “Jade” mat that is thick and made of recycled rubber… htv or flexible vinyl, which would hold up better with consistent rolling to store mats? I am reluctant to use heat on my nice mat and ruin it!
        Thanks

        • Lily Campau December 22, 2016 at 9:32 am - Reply

          Hi Ashley! Since every yoga mat is made up of a mix of materials it’s best to do your own testing to see what works best for the mats you have. It’s possible that the heat press settings that work for your thinner mats will vary when it comes to your nicer mat. Keith’s comment above has heat press settings that can get you started!

  12. Mitiele Gahagan November 13, 2016 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Hello! Also wondering about the swim caps. Isn’t there a marine grade vinyl that might work? Any updates on whether HTV stretch would work?

  13. Claudia December 26, 2016 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Hi, can you use EasyWeed on faux suede boots ? If so, which do you recommend

    • Lily Campau December 28, 2016 at 9:23 am - Reply

      Hello Claudia! EasyWeed™ can be applied to faux suede at a low temperature. Start at 265°F and work your way up until it sticks. We always recommend to test apply the HTV on an inconspicuous area first just to be sure!

  14. Meagan Freeman May 10, 2017 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    I have a quick question. Do you think HTV would be okay on an arm sling? I’m just scared I would burn the actual sling in the press.

    • Lily May 10, 2017 at 1:45 pm - Reply

      Meagan, most slings are made of a cotton blend and will be fine to heat press with the usual settings. If yours has spandex I’d recommend using EasyWeed™ Stretch HTV.

  15. David Morris May 28, 2017 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Just a quick question can someone tell me if it is possible to heat press HTV onto a vinyl record? I would imagine it would have to be a very low heat vinyl transfer material if one exists.

    • Lily May 31, 2017 at 10:03 am - Reply

      Hi David! A vinyl record could melt or warp from high heat. If you have a record you’re willing to risk parting with and want to try it, check out my 5 Tips for Applying on Heat Sensitive Items. However, sign vinyl will most likely give you best results.

  16. Chelsea Griffin June 23, 2017 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Hello! I want to add “wifey” to the back of a faux suede jacket? I see your comments about easyweed.. would it work for me as well?

    • Lily June 26, 2017 at 10:58 am - Reply

      Hi Chelsea, you’re correct, Easyweed can be applied to faux suede. If you only have 1 jacket, heat apply a small piece of HTV to an inconspicuous area to find the best pressing temperature. Start at 265°F and work your way up until it sticks. For more info on heat applying materials that might be heat sensitive check out these 5 tips.

  17. Sharon Dobbins July 2, 2017 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    I only see 50 items HTV can be used on. Where are the other 50?

  18. Leslie July 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    I have a client that wants a decal for her leather tire cover. Can I use htv and my heat press?

    • Lily July 18, 2017 at 11:35 am - Reply

      Hi Leslie, while it has been done, leather is a heat sensitive material, so it would be best follow my 5 Tips and Tricks for heat applying heat sensitive materials. Additionally, you’ll want to cut the carrier closely to reduce the possibility of an impression mark. Tacking the HTV, peeling the carrier, and then finishing the press with a heat transfer cover sheet will also reduce a mark. However, please be aware that Siser HTV is not intended for long periods of outdoor exposure, so the weather will affect the HTV over time.

  19. Grace Walzel July 28, 2017 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I have a bag for nursing school that I need to personalize with a monogram to distinguish it from the other 60 bags that look just like it. It says it’s polyester but I’m not sure if it’s coated or uncoated. It it’s coated what heat press vinyl would I use? It it’s uncoated? Thanks!

    • Lily July 31, 2017 at 12:22 pm - Reply

      Hi Grace, to determine if your bag is coated, drip some water on the bag. If the water stays beaded, the material is coated and will need to be treated with methylene chloride for the HTV to adhere. You can still use any Siser heat transfer vinyl with the recommended application settings. If the inside of the bag appears to be vinyl or water proof you may want to press with a heat transfer cover sheet on the inside as well as lower the temp to about 280°F and press for 20-25 seconds.

  20. Sally August 9, 2017 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    What temperature and time would you suggest using for an umbrella?

    • Lily August 11, 2017 at 9:35 am - Reply

      Hi Sally! The standard time and temperature, 305°F for 10-15 seconds, for EasyWeed can be used to decorate umbrellas. An important thing to note is if the material has any nylon in it, you’ll need to use EasyWeed Extra. Also, the material most likely has a waterproof coating. You can test for it, by sprinkling water on the material. If it stays beaded, their is waterproofing present that will need to be removed. Apply an HTV remover like methylene chloride only on the application area to prep the surface for heat application.

  21. Janet Fong August 29, 2017 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    What is the best material to use on a UV/Solar umbr!lla? Thank you?

    • Lily August 30, 2017 at 11:02 am - Reply

      Hi Janet, you can try applying EasyWeed™ to the solar umbrella. However, since HTV is not made for all weather use it will fade quickly in direct sunlight and may have adhesion issues from the outdoor elements.

  22. Chris August 31, 2017 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    I used the Siser EW HTV today for the first time, and applied an intricate design to a Yeti Rambler stainless steel bottle. The application was smooth, very easy to weed. Temperature was 280*F for 5 seconds to remove transfer film, and an additional 8 seconds for proper adherence with medium pressure in the press. The pattern transferred cleanly with no distortion, peeling or shrinking. I have been working with HTV for some time and decided to give Siser a shot, and am very happy with the results.

  23. Stephanie October 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I am trying to make gloves for the football game tomorrow night and I had bought these nylon/polyester/spandex gloves from Wal-mart. I have heat press vinyl but when I put it on the gloves the vinyl came off a little. Any suggestions?

    • Lily October 26, 2017 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      Hi Stephanie, for any nylon blend, EasyWeed™ Extra must be used. The adhesive on regular EasyWeed™ is not formulated for nylon and will peel off. You can try pressing the HTV again, but if it’s anything other than EasyWeed Extra it will eventually peel off again.

  24. Gail Jacobson November 1, 2017 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Can HTV be put on Winter Jackets? Are there any materials that it won’t work on?

    • Lily November 2, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

      Hi Gail, yes, but check the tag since the fabric can determine the application instructions. If the material may be heat sensitive you’ll want to check out these tips. The only material HTV actively rejects is silicone, however we do not recommend it for hard goods in general. Adhesive sign vinyl is best for those sort of projects.

  25. Robyn November 3, 2017 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Can you heat press glitter iron on vinyl onto an acrylic baseball cap?

  26. Leah November 28, 2017 at 8:58 am - Reply

    A friend asked me to apply vinyl logo to her daughter’s Jeep Wheel Cover, which means it will be in weather. Will it work? Is there anything I can do to ensure it will not peel off?

    • Lily November 28, 2017 at 9:36 am - Reply

      Hi Leah! Yes, HTV can be applied to a wheel cover. However you may want to follow the tips in this blog post to avoid a heat press mark. The longevity of the HTV will depend on the adverse effects of the climate and weather which unfortunately can not be prevented.

  27. Ashley December 6, 2017 at 11:19 am - Reply

    I am thinking about doing towels for a cycling event coming up.. I was hoping to do the cooling towels? Can I do this?? and what type of HTV should I use???

    • Lily December 6, 2017 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      Hi Ashley! It’s likely HTV will work fine on the towels, but you’ll want to test press a small piece just to be sure. Check the tag for the fabric content and if it contains any nylon you’ll need to use EasyWeed® Extra.

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