EasyWeed Stretch: Not Just for Performance Wear?
If you have asked this question, or even thought about asking it, don’t worry you’re not alone! The name EasyWeed Stretch can cause you to correlate the HTV with only “stretchy” fabrics, like Lycra or Spandex. I am here to tell you that this notion isn’t true!
Let me use this terrible example of how sometimes product names can be deceiving:
Am I right?! Has anyone honestly used Duct Tape strictly for ducts? Don’t lie… I can say a majority of my “fix it” projects around my house are remedied with Duct Tape. Stuff similar to this:
Technically, these are just examples I found on the internet (cool hat, cat!), but you get the idea- ZERO DUCTS! This sort of applies with EasyWeed Stretch. Not everything you apply Stretch to needs to actually be stretchy.
Ok, ok…you caught me. I cater more towards performance wear with our application video for EasyWeed Stretch.…. but let’s go beyond that!
EasyWeed™ Stretch is one of seven in the EasyWeed family. It is the thinnest of the entire group of heat transfer vinyl. It closely compares to the standard EasyWeed, but has a softer feel and a matte finish. Stretch also shares some advantages of the other family members: Pressure Sensitive Carrier, Hot/Cold Peel, Layerable, etc.
Since I’ve joined up with Siser NA, I have customized quite a few of my own t-shirts and I noticed that most of the time I gravitate toward EasyWeed™ Stretch for my designs. Whether it’s the soft feel or maybe the “screen print” look of the matte finish, it’s the Siser HTV I default to. I personally, have a bias towards cotton fabric. 85% of my wardrobe is cotton t-shirts involving a band logo or a movie reference. I am a man of simplicity and comfort, and EasyWeed Stretch compliments my lifestyle nicely.
As for the fabrics we recommend EasyWeed Stretch on, they are: 100% Cotton, 100% Uncoated Polyester, Poly/Cotton Blends, Lycra®/Spandex, and Leather. That leaves you with a plethora of decorating options with Stretch.
Here’s some examples of possibilities with EasyWeed Stretch HTV:
It is rather common to look past EasyWeed Stretch because our regular EasyWeed offers a wider variety of color options. However, if you’re looking to achieve the most lightweight and softest feel out of all of our heat transfer vinyl options, you’re going to want to try out EasyWeed Stretch!
Now for the gratuitous selfie photo with the EasyWeed Stretch Pizza Box page and Stretch Armstrong. #Because
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