New Color Theory Multiverse heat transfer vinyl doesn’t operate according to the normal laws of this universe:
CPSIA, REACH, and Öko-Tex® Standard 100 Class I compliant.
USCutter Application Pro Tips:
Testing: Always test on a fabric swatch prior to production.
The challenge with working with performance fabrics is how to avoid scorch marks and the liner edge marks from showing on the garment. With sufficient time, temperature and pressure you can get some vinyls to work on some performance garments, but the more time, temperature and pressure you apply, the chances of seeing non-desirable marks from the edges of the bottom platen or the sticky liner increase significantly.
Here are some techniques that help minimize these issues:
- Use a vinyl that adheres at the lowest temperature (Multiverse has the lowest application temperature of any vinyl on the market)
- Use a heat pillow that exceeds the outer edges of the bottom platen so that the heat/pressure falls off slowly as you approach the edges
- Contour cut the sticky liner to either match the outer edge of your design OR make sure the liner exceeds the edges of the bottom platen
- Tack the design to the garment, then peel the sticky liner away, cover with a non-stick sheet and press for the remaining time
- Use a matte non-stick cover sheet to avoid a glossy sheen from appearing on that parts of the garment that were pressed
- Apply for the shortest possible time based on manufacturer's recommendations
In general, you are trying to avoid a hard edge appearing on the garment by having all non-desirable edges softened or placed outside the edge of the bottom platen. Minimizing the temperature is critically important in keeping many garments from warping or bending in areas outside the design where heat has been applied.
Note: Multiverse will apply to fabrics that stretch (spandex etc.) but is not designed to stretch to the same degree as the stretch fabric.