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What types of heat transfer vinyl (HTV) products does Econotransfer offer?

Econotransfer offers a wide selection of HTV that can be considered as craft vinyl, t-shirt vinyl, iron on vinyl, heat press vinyl or other names. Our HTV selection includes:
EconoV, an easy to use hot peel HTV designed for all purposes; EconoPuff, a 3D Puff HTV that “puffs up” when heat presses and gives a raised look and smooth screenprint-like appearance and texture; EconoGlitter, our Glitter HTV that comes in over 50 colors; EconoPrint, our printable heat transfer vinyl designed to be printed on with either Solvent, Eco-Solvent, Latex or Inkjet inks; EconoFlock, our Flock HTV that has a suede-like texture; EconoBrick and EconoHairline, two different heat transfer vinyls that are both thick and provide a high density appearance; EconoSub, sublimation vinyl that can be printed onto with sublimation printers as well as HTV that is designed to be sublimated onto and the adhered to the fabric. These are a few of our heat transfer vinyl products offerings, but there are so many more!

How can customers order HTV products from Econotransfer?

At Econotransfer there are a few different ways you can order our HTV products. Customers can place an order through our website at econotransfer.com to be shipped directly to their home or business. Orders can also be placed with Econotransfer Distributors for customers looking to purchase ETC products in their local area. You can also place an order through the Econotransfer Tik-Tok Shop or you can order from Econotransfer on Amazon. If you would prefer to order over the phone our customers also have the option to call our store and place an order that way. Our staff will help you with any questions you may have and give recommendations for products that suit your next project.

What are the shipping options available for Econotransfer products?

On econotransfer.com there is a variety of shipping options that are available including USPS Priority Mail, FedEx Ground & Home Delivery, UPS Ground & 2nd Day Air for domestic shipments. Domestic orders ship for free on orders over $250 when the option is selected at checkout. This option is available for customers in the continental United States. International Shipping is available as well with options including USPS International Priority, FedEx International Priority, DHL International Express, UPS Standard, and UPS Worldwide Express.

Does Econotransfer offer international shipping for their HTV products?

Econotransfer does offer international shipping on all of our products. Shipping rates will vary depending on your location as well as the dimensions and weight of the package. International shipping does NOT qualify for free shipping

Are there any tutorials or guides available for using Econotransfer HTV?

Yes! You can visit the Econotransfer YouTube Channel where we have a tutorial video for every Econotransfer product. These videos include tutorials for our Standard HTV, Puff Vinyl, Printable vinyl, and DTF supplies. Also on the Econotransfer YouTube Channel you can find our Tips and Tricks series. We have helpful videos on Pressing Puff with an Easy Press, Pairing vinyl with your garment, and more.

In addition to all of the HTV Tutorials on our YouTube Channel you can also find lots of useful information on the “How To Use” page of the Econotransfer website. The “How to Use” page contains info on HTV pressing temperatures, cutting vinyl on Cricut, cutting vinyl on Silhouette, and how to layer HTV.

Can customers become distributors of Econotransfer products?

Yes, if someone is interested in becoming a distributor/reseller of Econotransfer products they can fill out the form on the Become a Distributor page on econotransfer.com. Once this is completed, someone from Econotransfer will contact you to begin the process and discussion.

What is Econotransfer's return policy for HTV products?

Our return policy can be found through the “Shipping and Returns Policy” portal on the Econotransfer Website.

The most common reason for returning is a return due to change of mind. In this case we will happily accept returns within 30 days of receipt as long as the items are unused, undamaged and resellable condition. Once Econotransfer receives the item a refund will be issued in the form of store credit to be used on a future purchase and notify the customer once this process is complete. Certain items are non-refundable however. These non-refundables include Heat Transfer Vinyl Gift Cards, Heat Transfer Vinyl Sample Packs, Heat Press Pillows, and more. A full list of non-refundable items can be found in the Shipping and Returns section 3.6.

Are there any special deals or discounts available at Econotransfer?
YES! When a customer signs up to be a member of our VIP text list they will receive a 10% discount code to be used on a future purchase. As a member of our VIP text list customers will also receive additional discounts on vinyl and coupon codes before the rest of our customers and in many cases they will also receive coupons and discounts exclusive to that list. If you’re interested in saving money and getting ahead of the ball on sales be sure to sign up today!

We also include coupon codes as “Easter Eggs” in some of our YouTube videos, so this can be a great way to save if you are watching our YouTube content.

How can customers join the Econotransfer mailing list?
It’s easy, all you have to do is go to Econotransfer.com, scroll down to the “Join Mailing List” section, enter your email address, and you’re done! Be the first to know about upcoming Heat Transfer Vinyl sales, get exclusive deals on all of your craft vinyl needs, and stay up to date with all Econotranfer news which includes new product releases, trade shows, collaborations and more!
What is the Econotransfer membership program and its benefits?
The Econotransfer membership program is designed for customers to be able to have savings on all of their vinyl and direct to film purchases, not only when ETC runs sales. An added benefit of the membership program is that sale coupons and discounts can be applied to membership pricing for even greater savings! There are two levels of membership.

EconoSilver : This level of the membership is $10.00 monthly or $100.00 annually. At this tier the all Econotransfer HTV and DTF is 10% off.

EconoGold : This level of the membership is $20.00 monthly or $200.00 annually. At this tier the all Econotransfer HTV and DTF is 20% off.

If you don’t know if the Econotransfer HTV membership is right for you or if you have more questions you can check out this video on the Econotransfer YouTube Channel. In the video we discuss break even points for both tiers at the monthly and annual prices and more.

How does the Route shipping protection work for Econotransfer orders?

Route Protection is available for Econotransfer consumers to add to their cart during the checkout process. Our customers’ premium rates are determined by factors unique to your store such as vertical, seasonality, and historical claims rates. Our consumers’ rates may be calibrated from time to time, as Route adjusts to changing demands from the market and accounts.

Yes, once an order is complete and being shipped out you will receive an email with all of your tracking information for the shipping service you’ve selected. If you decide to purchase Route Shipping protection as an add on for your order you will also be able to check the status of the order at any time through the Route website or mobile app.

Route offers you “peace of mind” package protection for all of your orders at an affordable price. The cost to you – to fully protect your package in the event that it is lost, damaged, or stolen – is calculated based on the subtotal of the order and the partnership between Route and Econotransfer. For additional questions about Route, please visit Econotransfer Route FAQ – Your Shipping Protection Queries.

Can customers track their Econotransfer orders online?
Yes, they can. When an order is placed with Econotransfer, a confirmation email will be sent to the email that is provided with that order. Once the order has been packed and shipped using the shipping service that the customer selects at checkout, they will receive a second email with this email containing the tracking number and a tracking link.
Does Econotransfer offer customer support for queries and issues?
Of course! Our customers can contact us in multiple ways. Whether you’d prefer to send us an email, message us through any of our social media platforms or give us a call we’re always available to help out.

If you’ve got questions about iron on vinyl, how to cut vinyl for Cricut machines, inkjet printable vinyl or heat transfer paper, troubleshooting HTV, Heat Presses, or anything you may need help with, we’re here for you.

Are there any affiliate programs available at Econotransfer?

Econotransfer currently offers an Affiliate program through which they work with different creators and educators to not only promote Econotransfer products, but more importantly to provide educational and helpful resources for viewers and other individuals interested in Econotransfer materials. If you have interest in becoming an affiliate of Econotransfer, you can put in an application here: Join Econotransfer’s Affiliate Program – Partner with Us

Can Econotransfer create custom HTV designs?
At the moment creating custom HTV designs isn’t a service offered by Econotransfer. We are a supplier of Heat Transfer Films and equipment, and work to help crafters and business alike with tips, tricks, and quality products.
Is HTV suitable for outdoor use?
No, we wouldn’t recommend iron on vinyl for outdoor use. For this we would recommend cast vinyl or calendered vinyl for outdoor use depending on what is being done and what it is being applied to.
Are there any special care instructions for garments with HTV applied?
Yes, it is important to remember a few key things when washing a garment with HTV applied to it. One being the temperature, and the other being the types of chemicals used when washing. When washing any garment with iron-on vinyl applied you should be using warm or cold water instead of hot water. When drying you should hang dry if possible and if not you should be running a low temperature tumble dry. Avoid high heat when washing or drying clothes with HTV. The adhesive on the vinyl is designed to melt at high temperatures so washing and drying with too much heat can cause the adhesive on the heat transfer film to potentially reactivate which can create lifting.

Also consider the types of chemicals you’re using. You should avoid any harsh chemicals that can be found in bleaches and fabric softeners. These chemicals can break down the adhesive and cause peeling, but also drastically change the color of the HTV.

What tools and equipment are necessary for applying HTV?
The tools you’ll need when working with HTV are a vinyl cutter, weeding tweezers, and a heat press or iron. Whether you’re using a Graphtec plotter cutter, or a craft vinyl cutter like a Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo, you are going to need some way to cut your design.

Once cut you’ll need to weed the excess material from your iron-on vinyl transfer like a pair of weeding tweezers.

Finally when it comes to heat applying your transfer you’re going to need a heat press. This can be anything from an Auto-open HIX heat press, a Cricut easy press, or a household iron that can reach proper application temperatures.

Additional tools like Heat Press Pillows, PTFE sheets or parchment paper for vinyl pressing, aren’t necessary for all iron-on vinyl application methods but can certainly be helpful.

Does Econotransfer provide instructions on how to apply their HTV?

Yes! You can visit How to Use Heat Transfer Vinyl section of the Econotransfer website for comprehensive instructions for all Econotransfer Vinyl Films. This section has a list for Cricut Maker settings, Cricut Explore Air settings, Silhouette and Plotter cutter settings. You can also find information on time, temperature, and pressure for heat pressing your vinyl transfer.

We’ve also described the cut sides for our Puff Vinyl to avoid cutting the wrong side, and info on how to layer heat press vinyl! We will continue to update this page with any new settings, settings for new products, and more!

For even more information and instructions check out the Econotransfer YouTube Channel too!

What surfaces can Econotransfer HTV be applied to?
Econotransfer HTV be applied to all sorts of fabrics and other materials. You can use our vinyl for t-shirts made of cotton, polyester, cotton poly blends, and tri-blends.

Some Econotransfer products can even be applied to nylon, rayon, spandex and leather.

Econotransfer heat press vinyl will also work on wood for coasters or wall hangers, and porcelain for mugs.

Can HTV be used on stretchy fabrics?

Absolutely! When applying HTV to stretchy fabrics it is important to keep in mind how much the garment will actually be stretching. At Econotransfer we off a stretchable vinyl called EconoStretch. This stretch iron on vinyl is designed with elasticity and high rebound in mind. If you have a garment or fabric like a stretchable table cloth for example that is going to be worn and pulled a lot, EconoStretch is the go to choice. However, a standard iron on vinyl like our EconoV can stretch and be applied to polyester and spandex garments, but it is not intentionally designed for stretchability. If your garment is not going to be worn or stretch much and is looser fitting this type of vinyl can be a good option as well. Shop EconoStretch.

Can I request a color chart for the available HTV options?

Econotransfer has a copy of our swatch booklet available on our website HERE. This swatch booklet is constantly updated whenever Econotransfer has new product releases. A copy of the swatch booklet will also be included with a purchase from Econotransfer. Additionally we offer a set of Swatch Pages available for purchase. This set will have a small sample of our material allowing you to get a better understanding of the visual and texture. Check out the Swatch Pages. Can HTV be layered to create multi-color designs?

Of Course, But… Multi-color designs with HTV is the next step in making amazing designs and offers endless possibilities. Not all HTV can be layered however. We have an HTV Layering Setting document that should help. It includes all Econotransfer HTV, whether they can be layered, and if they can be used as top or bottom layer!

Can I use an iron instead of a heat press for applying HTV?

YES. For most Econotransfer heat press vinyl an Iron or other tool like Cricut Easy press can be used and achieve results indistinguishable from using a heat press. There are a few things to keep in mind, however. Most Econotransfer HTV is recommended to be pressed at 300°F. The exceptions are EconoSub Vinyl and EconoPrint Inkjet. These films are recommended for 320°F. If your iron can’t reach these temperatures you can compensate by pressing the material for longer than our recommended pressing times.

HTV films that need to be pressed with higher pressures may also cause issues when using an Iron or easy press. Our Puff t-shirt vinyl is one example. We do have a video on Pressing Puff HTV with an Easy Press that will help overcome some of these issues.

Other than that feel free to use an iron if that’s all you have!

Can I request a color match for a specific Pantone or RGB colors?

On econotransfer.com each product and color will be listed with its closest Pantone Color Match and HEX code. You can also find all of that information in the Color Matching tab. Econotransfer can also produce a specific color if desired, but this will require a MOQ and will take a bit of time to complete.

Does Econotransfer offer any accessories or tools to assist in HTV applications?

And who would we be if we didn’t? Just vinyl sellers I guess…
Anyway, follow the link to check out our Press Essentials. We sell Heat Press Pillows to help with difficult areas, PTFE Sheets for Heat pressing, Weeding Tweezers, and more!

Can HTV be removed from garments once applied?

If you’ve ever made a mistake when applying your vinyl transfer to your garments, and who hasn’t, there are a few ways to remove it and try again. One way is to use something like Alba-Chem Vinyl Letter Removing Solvent. This VLR is a solvent designed to dissolve the adhesive on the back of any HTV film so that it can be removed easily from the garment.

Another potential way to get HTV off of a shit is to simply re-press the material with a PTFE Sheet. After the material is repressed the adhesive should be melted again and the vinyl can be removed if you do it quickly enough. The downside to this as opposed to VLR is that the adhesive doesn’t dissolve and may leave a residue on the garment that may take a wash or two to get rid of.

Can I apply HTV to hats and other headwear?

Yes, you can and for that process we would recommend using a hat press such as the B-250 Cap Press. Our HTV can be applied to fitted hats, trucker hats, snapbacks, beanies, bandanas, bucket hats, visors, and more.

Are there any specific washing instructions for garments with HTV applied?
Yes, it is important to remember a few key things when washing a garment with HTV applied to it. One being the temperature, and the other being the types of chemicals used when washing. When washing any garment with iron-on vinyl applied you should be using warm or cold water instead of hot water. When drying you should hang dry if possible and if not you should be running a low temperature tumble dry. Avoid high heat when washing or drying clothes with HTV. The adhesive on the vinyl is designed to melt at high temperatures so washing and drying with too much heat can cause the adhesive on the heat transfer film to potentially reactivate which can create lifting.

Also consider the types of chemicals you’re using. You should avoid any harsh chemicals that can be found in bleaches and fabric softeners. This chemicals can break down the adhesive and cause peeling, but also drastically change the color of the HTV.

Can I request a color change or replacement for an HTV product that did not turn out as expected?

Our return policy can be found through the “Shipping and Returns Policy” portal on the Econotransfer Website.

The most common reason for returning is a return due to change of mind. In this case we will happily accept returns within 30 days of receipt as long as the items are unused, undamaged and resellable condition. Once Econotransfer receives the item a refund will be issued in the form of store credit to be used on a future purchase and notify the customer once this process is complete.

What is the recommended method for cutting HTV designs? Are there any tools or techniques that Econotransfer recommends?

We don’t have any strong recommendations for your method of cutting HTV besides what works best for you and your current project.

If you are using HTV vinyl for multiple larger pieces it will be more efficient to use a plotter like a USCutter, Graphtec or Titan. If one of these isn’t available for you you can still use a vinyl craft cutter but it will take longer.

No matter what you prefer to use we do have settings to help you get adjusted for your cutter, whether it be a Cricut explore, Silhouette Cameo, or plotter cutter for vinyl found on our How to Use page.

And remember to ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS run a test cut before cutting your full design.

Can I use HTV on garments with pockets, collars, or other embellishments?

Yes. Although pockets, zippers, buttons, and seams can be hard to work with when using HTV there is one easy solution. Heat Press Pillows!

A Heat Press pillow inside or underneath the working area on your garment will act to distribute heat and pressure more evenly making vinyl application a breeze.

Can I use HTV on garments with existing graphics or patterns?

As long as the existing graphics, designs, or patterns on the garment can be heat pressed and layered on top of, you can add HTV to them.

Depending on the graphics you may need to use something like a PTFE Sheet to protect the garment from exposure to the heat press.

Are there any special requirements for applying HTV to dark fabrics?

No, unlike with Sublimation on dark garments, there are no special requirements for applying vinyl on dark clothing.
The only time when applying HTV to a dark garment may cause issues is if it is semi-transparent vinyl film. In these cases like with EconoChameleon, EconoHolo Rainbow, and some EconoFlex colors, the darker the color underneath of the HTV will cause it to look different after it is pressed.

Does Econotransfer offer any promotions or discounts for bulk orders?
Yes, Econotransfer offers free shipping for any vinyl orders over $250, If you are looking for more discounts then Econotransfer offers the EconoSilver and EconoGold Memberships for any order with heat transfer vinyl. Our memberships allow for 10% OFF on all orders placed by accounts with a Silver Membership and 20% OFF on all orders placed by accounts with a Gold Membership.
Can I request a custom color not currently available in Econotransfer's HTV options?

No, however Econotransfer does offer the EconoPrint selection where you can print the color you desire on the printable heat transfer vinyl with either Solvent, Eco-Solvent or latex inks, as well this is something that you can do with Econotransfer sublimatable vinyl call EconoSub Vinyl, just make sure to use sublimation inks.

Orders for custom colors require a MOQ, a deposit, and will take time to produce. If you would like to inquire about this option, please contact our office at (302)365-6664.

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Membership Program

The 10% Off (EconoSilver) and 20% Off (EconoGold) Membership Programs of Econotransfer Company Inc. provides exclusive pricing and deals to those who purchase a Membership. Memberships from Econotransfer are for the low monthly cost of $10 (EconoSilver) or $20 (EconoGold) and give access to products on the website earlier than to other retail customers and allows them to receive 10% Off (EconoSilver) or 20% Off (EconoGold) of all heat transfer vinyl material excluding items that are on sale. Throughout the year we will run various promotions that are exclusive to members.