As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so do the crafters and decorators in our industry. Due to a large increase in the amount of DIY face masks entering the market, one of our most frequent questions from customers is, “Can HTV safely be applied onto a face mask?”
For most of our materials, the answer is a confident “Yes”.
The vast majority of Siser products are CPSIA-certified, which means that they are not only safe for children’s clothing, but release no toxic chemicals and will not cause any bodily harm if small pieces are accidentally ingested.
Note that there are other factors we take into consideration when it comes to face mask applications, and as a result some CPSIA-certified materials may not be suitable for face masks. Suitable materials include EasyWeed® (standard colors), EasyWeed® Electric, EasyWeed® Stretch, EasyWeed® Extra, EasyWeed® SubBlock, EasyWeed® Glow, EasyWeed® Adhesive, EasyReflective®, BlackBoard®, Glitter, Twinkle, Holographic, Metal, StripFlock® Pro (standard colors (excl. black)), EasySubli®, EasyPatterns®, ColorPrint™ Easy, ColorPrint™ PU (gloss/matte), ColorPrint™ Soft Opaque, ColorPrint™ Sublithin, and Hi-5 Print Matte.
Please be advised that you are able to apply HTV to the mouth and nose area of the masks as you can still breathe through the sides and other areas of the mask.
Please feel free to share this information with anyone looking to apply HTV to fabric facemasks. Should you have any additional questions, please let us know.