A: First, I apologize for any confusion you may have had trying to use your HTV Anything decal material.
There are a few rules to keep in mind when using HTV Anything:
Always press to the SHINY side.
Make sure the carrier sheet of your htv is smaller than your piece of HTV Anything. The sticky carrier can pull up the edges of your HTV Anything and ruin your decal.
For HTV Anything, you can either add a Contour (Do Not Mirror!) to your design in your software and cut the Contour with your vinyl cutter before pressing HTV to it. OR if you'd rather trim with scissors, you can press htv to the HTV Anything and trim the excess HTV Anything after it's pressed. Again, make sure your htv carrier sheet is not near the edges of your HTV Anything--you can trim your htv carrier sheet close to your design before pressing.
HTV Anything does not get mirrored when you cut it with your vinyl cutter.
The adhesive is on the back of the material and you are pressing to the shiny side, which melts a bit to help adhere your htv to this decal material. Sometimes, it may help to think of the HTV Anything as you would a shirt you're decorating with HTV. Just place the HTV Anything Shiny Side UP, align your HTV to it, cover with Teflon and press. If you are doing a single color decal, press 6-8 seconds at 300 degrees F. If you are layering htv, press the first layers 2-3 seconds, peel the htv carrier sheet, align the next layer and re-cover with Teflon and press. Final layer gets the full 6-8 dwell time. If you are layering hotfix Rhinestones on top of HTV, after the 6-8 second final press of htv, align your Rhinestones to the htv, again, making sure the sticky Acrylic Hotfix Tape is not touching the edges of your HTV Anything, and press 15 seconds at 315-320 degrees. HTV Anything and the Teflon sheet tend to hold heat and we recommend letting the transfer cool a bit before removing the Acrylic Hotfix Transfer tape, just to allow the rhinestone adhesive to cool a bit and fully adhere to the htv underneath.
Use a smooth Teflon sheet when creating decals using HTV Anything.
The HTV Anything can melt to your heated platen, Easypress or iron, so the Teflon sheet is important. If you use a textured Teflon sheet, the texture will show up in your clear HTV Anything decal material.
Our first run of HTV Anything had a protective cover sheet on it that needed to be removed prior to pressing or cutting. We found issues with the cover sheet and have had all other batches made without the cover sheet.
*Please remember, using HTV Anything allows you to 'break' some of the traditional rules of decorating that you would normally use for apparel. You can layer glitter on glitter and even hotfix rhinestones on glitter htv ONLY when using our HTV Anything (or Bling Anything) decal materials. You cannot layer these items for decorating apparel.
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Answer provided by: TRW Pilar (4/16/2021)