Has anyone used this laserable heat-transfer material?


#1

As a guy who uses a vinyl cutter to make t-shirts, this looks too good to be true. High detail and no weeding?! Wonder how it holds up in the wash…

http://www.laserbits.com/downloads/dl/file/id/50/laserbits_techtip_creatinglasermadetransfers_laserflex.pdf


#2

it did seem pretty too good, but after reading the instructions, it makes total sense. neat find, thanks.


#3

It has been discussed on the forum before. Most heat transfer vinyl is NOT PVC and is laser safe. I’m looking forward to trying it when I get my Glowforge. Thanks for the link!


#4

I am curious about the hand for this stuff. If you get some, please report back!
(for screen-printed and heat-pressed clothing, the “hand” of a print is referring to the feel. The softer the hand of a print, the less you can feel it… with your hand)


#5

I’m really curious about that too. Man, if I had a laser, I would have ordered some today! It’s gonna be a long wait…

The best hand I have found so far in HTV is Cutflex 100P. Unfortunately it seems to have gone out of production right after I got a sample to try.


#6

That looks pretty cool…can do some nice gradients with that too I guess.


#7

Do they have colors?


#8

Yes they do, but, haven’t used them.
laserflex-heat-transfer-sheets colors


#9

This look like something I will be trying. :grinning: I have done a lot of vinyl on my Cricut. Weeding is a pain on intricate designs… So depending on how durable it is I may be doing a lot more of this than vinyl. Thanks for Sharing @GrooveStranger


#10

at $5 for 1 ~11"x16" sheet, it is almost 3x the price of traditional heat transfer material when buying at the most expensive price range (smallest length).
You could still see cost saving for intricate designs (no weeding=less time involved), but for simple stuff…
well, I guess I have to wait, to see and feel the quality before making a call. Also curious if it might be available in bulk roll-form for a better price.


#11

Yep, the price is worrisome, but there are some things you just can’t do with a cutter. I’m really curious about this stuff. Hopefully we’ll see some more suppliers and better prices coming along.


#12

Bookmarked!


#13

Trotec sells the same stuff too, in the UK it’s £4 + VAT + shipping for an A3 size sheet. Quite pricey. But no weeding on intricate designs is a good thing.


#14

Huh. That looks pretty cool for sure. Pricey, but might be worth it? Thanks for the share


#15

Heat transfer is only sos so in the wash - but if it could be used to mask out silk screen nylon I would be very interested…depends on the relative melting points I expect. I was going to try the high tavk tranfer paper - the one with the release backing. Laserable and hopefully sticky enough to use for silk screen masking


#16

Name-brand HTV, like Siser, applied properly with a heat press is pretty reliable. I have many HTV garments that are looking good after a couple of years. I have no idea how good this particular HTV is, though.


#17

Have you tried cutting Htv with the gf yet? If so, what settings did you use?


#18

Not yet, haven’t made the time to figure out settings. Been doing it the old-fashioned way.