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77 (Image courtesy of Oki Data Americas) (Image courtesy of Oki Data Americas) 2 a maximum acceptable tem- perature. It's advisable that when dec- orating a garment with a blend of fabrics, check the label, and choose a heat transfer material appropriate for the fiber with the high- est content. For example, if a T-shirt is 60/30/10 polyester/cotton/spandex, you would choose heat transfer vinyl created for polyester. Waterproof, water repellent, antimi- crobial, UV protection, and other protective coatings can interfere with heat applications. The adhesive on most heat transfers must form a bond with the fibers of the garment. Coatings can create a barrier to a successful application. Your apparel supply company should have this information listed. If not, be sure to inquire. Follow Application Instructions. Not all Heat Transfers are Created Equal It's important to follow the instructions for your product. While it may seem like a hassle to have to change the settings on your heat press for different materials, it's a lot easier than having to redo everything because a setting was off. Save time and effort by taking the time to get it right the first time. With such a wide variety of fabrics and heat transfer materials on the market, there's more opportunity for decorating than ever. (Image courtesy of Geo Knight)

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