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Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) vs. Screen Printing


HTV or heat transfer vinyl is a polyurethane material that is used to cut out a design and apply to any garment using high heat.

Vinyl Decal

These designs are cut with clean, crisp lines and can easily depict the details of an intricate design. Using vinyl for a garment decal gives you more variety to choose from when it comes to colors and textures. Many of my vinyl decals, (though quite a few are shown in one color,) can be turned into multi-colored graphics if desired. Selecting vinyl as your decal choice also gives you the option of adding glitter, or even glow-in-the-dark to your design.


Screen printing is the process of transferring a blocked stencil design onto the garment using a mesh screen, ink and a squeegee.

Screen Printed

My at home screen printed garments usually come out with more of a vintage look, an often desired effect of this technique. Screen printed graphics from my shop are limited to single color runs, (unless otherwise specified in the product description.)

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