We are excited to announce that we’ve expanded our considerable line of heat transfer films. We have added a new brand of T-shirt vinyl we’re calling Logical Color. Personally, I love the name Logical Color because it speaks to how our industry brings technology and creativity together. Our manufacturing partners produce advanced materials that enable our customers to be more creative. Currently, we have two product lines under the Logical Color brand – WarmPeel Universal and GlitterSOFT. Logical Color WarmPeel Universal is the perfect example of this blend of art and science. It’s a superior product that removes conventional limitations that stifle creativity. It’s a universal T-shirt vinyl that you can apply in just three seconds. Here’s the full story.
Why Logical Color WarmPeel Universal is Different
You might think of Logical Color as the perfect blend of left-brain and right-brain characteristics. Left-brain dominant people tend to be logical and analytical. Right-brain dominant people tend to be more creative and impulsive. Logical Color WarmPeel Universal heat transfer film has attributes that fit both kinds of decorators. It’s a technically superior film that frees your creative impulses and feels fantastic on fabric.
WarmPeel Universal is an advanced polyurethane t-shirt transfer film with a thin, 95 micron (3.8 mil) face film that produces appliqué with a very soft hand. The technology behind this product includes a unique hot-melt adhesive with a Flash-Press setting that activates in as little as 3 seconds. That’s great for busy, high-volume shirt shops. The self-adhesive liner is another technological advancement. It can be peeled warm and supports application at a wide range of temperatures, so it can be used on all kinds of fabrics from cotton to Nylon. Hence the name WarmPeel Universal. Okay, we get no points for creativity in the product naming department. But it is what it claims to be. A premium, warm peel T-shirt Vinyl that’s universally applicable.
What Does Universal T-shirt Vinyl Mean?
So what does Universal mean exactly? Can you put it on your Pomeranian? Sorry, no. WarmpPeel Universal can be applied to cotton, polyester, cotton-polyester blends, Leather, Lycra, acrylic, Nylon, blended synthetic performance apparel and more. It’s the most versatile heat transfer film on the market. That’s great for both analytical and creative types. Your left brain will love the fact that you no longer have to stock two kinds of heat transfer film. Your Right brain will enjoy the creative freedom that comes from being able to decorate just about anything.
The WarmPeel aspect of it is great for the bottom line. You can apply this film on cotton in just three seconds, peel the liner and move on to the next shirt. Not everything can be decorated in three seconds. The hot-melt adhesive and liner technology allow you to adjust the time and temperature settings to fit different fabrics. For complete application instructions, please refer to the Applications tab at the bottom of the product page on our website.
Cutting and Application Instructions
WarmPEEL Universal is a flexible flex film. It’s easy to use, but the instructions may vary depending on what kind of fabric you’re decorating. One thing that’s constant is the cutting instructions. Always load the film glossy side down. This is a thin film so you can cut it with a standard 45° blade. Start with about 70 grams of force, cut a test pattern and adjust accordingly. If you’re using a Vinyl Express Qe or Q Series or a Graphtec cutter, start with the force set at 13. Cut a reverse or mirror image of the intended design.
So how about those time and temperature settings?
- For application on cotton, you can set your heat press to 320° F (160°C) with medium-firm pressure and press it in only 3 seconds. Peel warm (wait three to five seconds).
- For cotton/polyester blends, use medium pressure and press for 4 seconds at 300°F (149°C). Peel warm. Or, if you prefer, 5 seconds at 265° F (130°C) for heat-sensitive or sublimated garments.
- For Polyester and acrylic, use light pressure and press for 5 seconds at 300°F (149°C). Peel warm.
- For Nylon, pre-press the area for 5 seconds. Then press your transfer with light pressure for 5 seconds at 302°F (150°C). Peel warm. Cover the transfer with a Teflon sheet or silicone Kraft paper and re-press for 10 seconds.
- If you’d like to see how it’s done, click here for a helpful How-to Video that shows you the process from start to finish. Cutting force recommendations and trouble-shooting tips are included.
Colors, Sizes, Price
WarmPeel Universal comes in 24 popular colors including silver and gold metallic and three hot-selling neon hues. We offer it in both 20 and 12 inch widths so it’s perfectly sized for both professional garment decorators and craft and hobby users. Because Logical Color is a SIGNWarehouse brand, value is part of the formula. Prices start at only $5.49 for 12″ x 3 foot rolls. 20″ by 30 foot rolls are priced under $75.00. Start here to shop all sizes and colors.
Whether you’re an analytical, rational left-brain thinker, or an impulsive, creative right-brain type, you’ll love our new Logical Color WarmPeel Universal T-shirt film. Its advanced manufacturing technology makes it a universal heat transfer film that supports your customers’ wildest creative impulses. And the WarmPeel liner and Flash-Press option will enhance your productivity. Try a roll or two today. It will make your whole brain happy.