One Heat Transfer Vinyl, Multiple Appearances

Place Holographic Pearl with the shiny, carrier side down.

Place Holographic Pearl with the shiny, carrier side down. *Pro Tip: weed a corner if you’re unsure which side has the carrier.

If you’ve been working with Siser® heat transfer vinyl for a while now, you may have ventured further than our most popular HTV, EasyWeed™. While Glitter offers sparkle, Holographic has shimmer that can’t be beat, plus a special translucent HTV that changes hues depending on the color it’s applied on. Sounds pretty cool, right? Unfortunately, we can’t include a sample of Pearl on every. single. possible. background. color in our Color Guide or App. So a lot of the time people don’t realize how unique this special effects vinyl is!




That’s where the Siser Blog comes in 😉 We pressed Holographic Pearl on white, gray, black, and red to show you just how different Pearl can be! Pearl is considered a Holographic HTV because the cutting, weeding, and application are the same. If you need help getting started with Holographic, click here for my 6 Tips and Tricks for Working with Holographic HTV.

how to heat press holographic pearl on multiple colors

Press Holographic Pearl for 15 seconds with medium pressure at 320°F. When the vinyl is cool to the touch, peel the carrier. If you peel the carrier while it’s still hot, some HTV may lift with the carrier and not bond to the fabric.

Holographic heat transfer vinyl is a cold peel

On white, Holographic Pearl appears pink and yellow. On black and gray, Pearl takes on cooler hues of green, blue, and purple. While on red, Holographic Pearl looks almost yellow.

Holographic pearl is translucent and appears different on each color

Like dragonfly wings, Holographic Pearl is translucent and beautiful! Which color is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Translucent dragonflies t-shirts made with translucent HTV

Never forget how Holographic Pearl will appear on different colors by pinning the image below.

Depending on what color Holographic Pearl is applied on, it's colors will appear differently. From pink to yellow, this heat transfer vinyl has mutlti colored covered! Reach for this special effects HTV next time you want a truly unique look!

By |2018-03-08T15:52:51+00:00July 20th, 2017|Heat Transfer Vinyl|10 Comments

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Lily is Siser's go-to crafter. Her ideas and abilities to incorporate HTV into her projects is inspiring. Well versed in Heat Transfer Vinyl, Lily embraces the methods and materials to deliver creative content week after week!


  1. Julie July 31, 2017 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    How cool is this! Adding to my next vinyl order “Wish List” as a reminder! I like it either on the Black or White!

  2. Andria April 23, 2018 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    I have been very frustrated with the Siser Holographic Pearl. I have wasted about half of the role trying to cut and weed this material. I cannot master this material and it is driving me crazy. How many layers are there to be removed? Also, I use a cricut explorer air 2, the best cutting is cardstock but weeding and pressing is difficult. Please help.

    • Lily April 24, 2018 at 9:22 am - Reply

      Hi Andria! I’m sorry you’re having difficulties with Holographic Pearl! This blog post gives several tips for cutting the material. Please keep in mind that it’s more rigid than standard EasyWeed® and will weed differently as a result. It’s also a cold peel, so wait until the clear carrier is cool before removing it. If you’re still experiencing troubles after these tips, please feel free to email me directly at with photos of your problem, and I will do my best to assist you further.

      • Samantha July 9, 2018 at 9:21 am - Reply

        I wish the cut setting information on the blog post was included on the information sheet that comes with the vinyl. I ended up wasting a whole beautiful roll!

        • Lily July 11, 2018 at 12:06 pm - Reply

          Hi Samantha! I’m so sorry for your experience with Holographic Pearl! Please contact with your shipping address and the material you used so they may send you a replacement roll. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into account when the roll packaging is updated. Our apologies for the confusion! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. Tee April 27, 2018 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    I am wondering is this vinyl supposed to feel harder than the other vinyl…My problem is that it is not smooth and feels like it still has a layer of some sort still on…I don’t like this at all.

    • Lily April 30, 2018 at 3:19 pm - Reply

      Hello! In order to keep it’s cool finish, Holographic Pearl (and the other Holographic materials) feel more rigid and slick than EasyWeed® products. It will not embed into the fibers like EasyWeed does. If your design feels chunky on the fabric, try breaking it up into multiple pieces. Having fabric gaps in the design helps to create a softer hand.

  4. Mikayla July 28, 2018 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Hi! I was able to cut the holo pearl just fine, but small pieces came off during the cutting process and come up as I’m weeding. Because the backing isn’t sticky, I can’t seem to get them to remain on there. Do you have any tricks to keeping those pieces down?

    • Lily July 30, 2018 at 9:01 am - Reply

      Hi Mikayla! Siser Holographic heat transfer vinyl has a pressure sensitive or “sticky” backing. If your material has a static or non-stick backing, you may not be working with a Siser product. This video offers solutions to some of the most common problems encountered with Holographic HTV. If these tips don’t help, please email our tech support team at for further assistance.

  5. Kelly Edwards August 14, 2018 at 3:17 am - Reply

    I love this product. I used patterns with dots, rather than lines, due to the thickness of the product. It is a subtle look on white, which I love. I have yet to try it on black, but am planning to do so for a girls trip to Jamaica in late September….

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