Heat pressing something other than T-shirt’s can be challenging. Sometimes things can get in the way such as: seams, pockets, buttons/snaps, zippers, etc. Instead of missing out on some of these challenging items to heat apply, learn how heat press pillows and pads can help with best practices for each situation.
Heat Press Pillows
Heat press pillows are made of a heat-resistant foam pad with a non-stick Teflon Cover. The Teflon allows items to be threaded with ease due to the non-stick surface.
Why use a heat press pillow?
- Replaces threadability if you don’t have a heat press with that option
- Isolates to the working area you need
- Comes in a variety of sizes: 16″ x 20″, 12″ x 14″, 5″ x 18″, 6″ x 8″,
or 10″ x 10″
- Sinks zippers and seams into pillow, but keeps your decorating area raised
Heat Press Pads
Heat press pads are made of a thick silicone rubber. These pads provide a solid surface for even pressure.
Why use a heat press pad?
- Best substitute to use if you don’t have interchangeable platens
- Great for pocket areas in clothing or bags
- Comes in a variety of sizes: 3.5″ x 15″, 5″ x 6″, or 8″ x 10″
Flexible Application Pads
Unlike the thickness of a heat press pad, heat press flexible application pads are a much thinner piece of silicone rubber. This is ideal for heat sensitive materials.
Why use a flexible application pad?
- Helps you heat apply without melting or scorching synthetic materials such as Nylon.
- Protects buttons, zippers and snaps
- Comes in a 18″ x 22″ size to cover large and small areas
Tip: Add an additional 10 seconds of application time when using a flexible application pad.