It is a type of fuzzy or furry heat transfer vinyl. it has a similar feel to felt or suede material. It is a much thicker variety of vinyl than regular Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV). The fuzz means it is raised, adding dimension to your design.
Flocked vinyl is a cheaper alternative to embroidery. If you need a professional looking logo on staff uniforms, but have a small budget, this might be for you. It creates a professional look at a much lower price.
It is a great vinyl to use on things like kids clothes. They will love the feel of it!
It looks good when used on sports hoodies and tops. It causes numbers and names to really pop.
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You can layer flocked vinyl on top of other vinyls. For example, it can be pressed on top of regular HTV, creating a border around text, an image, or other design. It really makes the design go POP and stand out!
Siser Stripflock can also be used as a base layer. With this brand you are even able to press other vinyls on top of the flocked vinyl!
In the following video, Joe gives a couple of examples working with Siser Stripflock. You will see the raised fuzziness of the flocked vinyl in the final products.
How To Cut Flocked Vinyl
Each manufacturer should specify the requirements for cutting and pressing their particular vinyl. It will also depend on the type of cutter that you will be using.
The machine software will help you to choose the correct cut settings.
As with any new vinyl or new machine, before jumping straight to your main product you should do a test. Take a moment to cut a design and see if it has worked. Change what needs changing and then go for it.
How To Heat Press Flocked HTV
Depending on what brand you’re using, the flocked vinyl application instructions could be different. Double check your manufacturers settings, and it’s likely they’ll be as below, or close to it.
Pre-press your garment without the transfer first to get rid of moisture and wrinkles.
Time: 15 – 20 seconds
Please note that most flocked vinyl requires a cold peel of the backing paper.
Flocked Vinyl Project Ideas
Here are some great flocked vinyl projects to give you some ideas for projects and to better show you how to use this vinyl.