Metallic HTV Overview:
Stretch Metallic Heat Transfer Vinyl from internationally-renowned HTV manufacturers Stahls is a lightweight, stretchable HTV made from PU (polyurethane) with a stunning metal-like effect. It’s suitable for standard fabrics, such as cotton and poly-cotton blends, can be washed up to 40°C and is available in 8 beautiful colours.
It’s available in 500mm wide lengths from 1m to a full roll of 25m.
Due to the combination of fabrics, weaves, and dyes used in the textile industry, testing is highly recommended – We offer free A4-sized samples of all of our Heat Transfer Vinyls for testing purposes and would be happy to send them out for you to test.
If you’re looking for a wider range of colours, STAHLS’ Heat Transfer Foils don’t offer the same stretchability as STAHLS Stretch Metallic Heat Transfer Vinyl, but come in 26 stunning foil finishes – They can be used in conjunction with Heat Transfer Adhesive for low volumes, or a plastisol-based heat transfer or screen-printed design for higher volumes.
In addition, if you’re looking for a stretchy HTV in a non-metallic finish, STAHLS Premium Plus Heat Transfer Vinyl is an extremely stretchable and OEKO-TEX® Standard 100-certified Heat Transfer Vinyl which is available in 39 different colours!
Stretch Metallic HTV Vinyl Price Guide:
The prices quoted below are indicative trade prices which exclude VAT and delivery charges (if applicable) and are based on 500mm wide rolls sold per metre. The quantity discounts shown will be applied after adding these items to your shopping cart – Prices are also subject to change without prior notification.
|1m: £7.25 per metre
5m: £7.05 per metre
10m: £6.85 per metre
25m: £6.25 per metre
- 100% Cotton
- Poly/Cotton blends
- 100% Polyester*
* Testing recommended on coated or heavily dyed polyester
- Heat press machine
- Release Paper or Non-Stick Cover Sheet
- Stahls EZ Weeder, Stahls LED Weeder or Stahls LED Pin Weeder
Metallic HTV Features:
- Lightweight and stretchable.
- Stunning metal-like finish.
- Thickness: 100 microns (0.1 millimetres)
- Can be washed up to 40°C.
- Available in 8 colours:
Gold, Silver, Orange Copper, Blue, Green, Red, Gun Metal, Candy Pink
Multi-Colour Metallic HTV Application:
- CAD-CUT® Stretch Metallic HTV is NOT recommended for multi-layered applications.
- Developed to be applied with a heat press – Not intended for use with a domestic iron.
- Temp: 170°C
- Time: 20 seconds
- Pressure: Medium (#4-6 on Hotronix®)
- Peel: Cold (wait 20 secs before removing the carrier for a shinier finish)
- Always use a suitable blade for your machine.
- You should always perform a test cut prior to any production run.
- Remember that your plotter settings will need to be adjusted as your blade or smart knife ages and begins to blunt.
- For optimal cutting and weeding, maintain a line thickness of at least 1.5mm (1/16″) for lettering and logos.
HTV Vinyl Storage:
- Store in a cool, dry area.
- Avoid direct heat, sunlight and humidity.
- Machine wash up to 40°C using a mild detergent.
- For longevity, wash garment inside out.
- Tumble dry at a normal dryer setting on household machines.
- Do not use bleach.
- Do not dry clean.
- Can be directly ironed onto reverse.
Why Use Heat Transfer Vinyls?
Heat Transfer Vinyls are a commonly-used alternative to silk-screen printing as it’s a much more cost-effective method of printing in low quantities, such as our most popular T-Shirt Vinyl, and for speciality finishes such as Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl and Stretchable HTV Vinyl. Each individual HTV vinyl has its own qualities and features, each one having something that makes it essential to the STAHLS HTV range.
For more advice on how to correctly apply heat transfers, view our heat transfer press application tips.
Why Is STAHLS’ HTV Better Than Other Brands?
In a nutshell, HTV lasts much longer than you think providing you buy the right one!
Over the 15+ years that we’ve supplied Heat Transfer Vinyls, we regularly meet customers that think that 10 to 20 washes would be the limit of HTVs when they’re applied to garments. However, the STAHLS Heat Transfer Vinyls that we supply are designed to outlast the garment, and our most popular T-Shirt Vinyl, Stretchable HTV Vinyl and Glitter HTV have all been tested to show that they’ll last for a minimum of 50 washes. All three of these HTVs are also OEKO-TEX® Standard 100-certified to give you the confidence of knowing that they don’t contain harmful substances.
This means that the HTV has been tested to ensure it’s as durable and safe as possible, and the garment should be ready for the bin before the design starts to degrade.
Why Buy Heat Transfer Vinyls From Badgers?
We strongly believe that the extensive range of STAHLS’ Heat Transfer Vinyl and Printable Heat Transfer Vinyl we supply will suit all of your transfer printing needs, whether they are for fashion, leisure, sports or workwear.
To give the best value for money, we offer free DPD Next Working Day Delivery for orders over £100 (excluding VAT) on all HTVs and all other stock items to a UK Mainland address (excluding Scottish Highlands). We also provide free A4-sized samples of all of our Heat Transfer Vinyls and free pre-printed stock samples of all of our Printable Heat Transfer Vinyls for testing purposes and would be happy to send them out for you to test.
Most heat transfers produced today which are made from HTV will outlast the life of the garment that it is bonded to, providing it is applied and washed in accordance with the instructions provided. Heat Transfer Vinyls are very durable, but to ensure that there aren’t issues we recommend that they are ironed on the reverse without the use of the steam function.
It is highly recommended to check the individual instructions for the different materials, but you can rest assured that you will be getting a product that will give you fabulous results for a considerable period of time.
Not Sure Which Is The Right HTV For You?
Due to the high number of enquiries we get from individuals trying to find the most suitable HTV to meet their needs, we’ve created a comprehensive, Heat Transfer Vinyl UK Guide on how to choose the right vinyl which will hopefully help you to determine the best HTV to fit your specific requirements.
Alternatively, feel free to contact us by telephone any time between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday on 01253 349917 or by email at [email protected] and we’d be happy to discuss your specific needs and give you our advice.