Printable Heat Transfer Vinyl – ColorJet III

Colorjet III is a versatile printable HTV for inkjet printers that works with light fabrics. It is specially coated to accept ink from desktop printers, and it’s easy to apply with a heat press or household iron.


If you’ve ever looked up how to use printable HTV, you may have seen complicated tutorials that require special printers, cutting systems and heat presses. While these are great for frequent crafters, if you just want to create something small, it can be too much of a hassle.

Colorjet III is a printable heat transfer vinyl for inkjet printers, which means that you can skip the extra steps and print straight from your home or office computer.

You don’t need to have specialty inks, and these printable heat transfer vinyl sheets are already cut to fit most standard paper trays.

This inkjet printable transfer vinyl can be applied to the following fabrics:

  • Cotton
  • Cotton/polyester blends
  • Polyester/acrylic blends
  • Uncoated polyester


Additional Details

  • Intended for short-term use
  • Easy, one-step printing
  • Works with most desktop inkjet printers


Can you layer printable HTV?

Printable HTV cannot be layered. For more complex designs, we recommend investing in specialized printing equipment.

Can you machine wash this printable HTV?

To preserve the design, you should hand-wash your garments and hang them to dry. For best results, make sure that your garments are clean, dry and lint-free before applying heat transfer vinyl. Do not dry clean or use fabric softener after vinyl application.

Can you press the designs right after printing them?

Printable HTV is coated with a special solvent that allows the inks from your printer to fully transfer to the vinyl. Even though the sheet may appear dry because it doesn’t smudge, you should allow a minimum of 5-10 minutes of drying time to allow the solvent layer to evaporate completely. This ensures that the ink will not accidentally come up when you apply heat.

Application Instructions

For light fabrics:

1. Create your design in your favorite graphics program.

2. Load a single sheet of HTV into your paper tray.

3. When printing, select “mirror image,” and be sure that your printer is set to print at the highest quality.

4. Trim excess white from the design, and allow it to fully dry before positioning it on the fabric. No transfer material is needed.

5. Be sure that your garment is clean, dry and lint-free before heat application.

6. Use either a heat press or household iron set to 350 degrees Fahrenheit to apply very firm, even pressure for 20 seconds.

7. Peel cool, and do not machine wash or stretch the fabric.



For dark fabrics:

1. Use your favorite graphics design program to create your image.

2. Load a single sheet of HTV into your paper tray.

3. Print your design “right-reading,” and allow it to dry completely.

4. Remove the design from the carrier paper, and place it onto your clean, dry and lint-free garment with the printed side up.

5. Heat your household iron or heat press to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

6. Cover the design with a Teflon sheet, and press with medium pressure for 25 seconds.

7. Wait until the vinyl is cooled completely, and peel when cold.

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