What is Siser EasyColor DTV?

What is Siser EasyColor DTV?

Siser’s EasyColor DTV is an all-new printable heat transfer vinyl utilizing a technology we call DTV (direct to vinyl) that works with inkjet printers.

Siser EasyColor DTV

Siser has recently released a new kind of vinyl that’s printable on any inkjet printer, and is highly compatible with many common fabrics such as cotton, polyester, blends, and lycra blends. Though you may have noticed that it greatly resembles another material, specifically heat transfer paper. While it may be similar at a glance, Siser’s EasyColor DTV actually stands out with notable advantages over most transfer papers.

Siser EasyColor DTV

EasyColor DTV has been designed to be as thin as Siser’s standard HTV, namely EasyWeed. This even goes as far as press settings that aren’t’ too far off from what’s used for EasyWeed. Though the biggest advantage to EasyColor DTV’s build is its increased stretchiness and soft feeling on apparel. Wearing a shirt applied with EasyColor will be just as comfortable as if it was pressed with an HTV transfer. This goes a long way especially when compared to dark transfer papers, which generally leave a thicker feeling that’s better suited to occasionally worn promotional items.

Siser EasyColor DTV

Another advantage worth noting is the increased efficiency when working with EasyColor DTV. Light and dark transfer papers typically require higher time, temperature, and pressure to fully apply onto fabrics, while EasyColor in contrast only needs 15 seconds at 310°F with medium-firm pressure. The low time and temperature required for EasyColor can greatly cut production time, in addition to being a maskable material using TTD EasyMask. Aside from how difficult it can be to weed more intricate details with heat transfer paper, having this material smoothly-weeded and ready to be masked can create designs that would otherwise be impossible with transfer paper alone.

Siser EasyColor DTV

Lastly, Siser EasyColor DTV offers solid color saturation that allows for images and graphics to be printed with the best vibrancy possible. Although it’s best to print the material with the plain paper media setting, most printers will still give you the option to print in high quality. This will allow printers to push the limit of their inks as a result, and guarantee you with a vivid EasyColor print as long as you have enough inks.

Siser EasyColor DTV

By comparing EasyColor DTV on a white shirt versus light transfer paper, you’ll find that the colors are bolder for EasyColor. Now for comparison on a black shirt with dark transfer paper, both materials are close in appearance, though EasyColor manages to display more balanced colors. And unlike dark transfer paper, EasyColor feels much softer when worn, and will be ready for more complex graphics that require contour cutting and masking.

Siser EasyColor DTV

With Siser’s ultimate goal in creating EasyColor DTV to be as close as possible to their HTV, this has actually allowed it to have notable leads over light and dark transfer papers. Thanks to its increased stretchiness and softness, reduced application settings, ease of weeding and mask-ability, Siser EasyColor DTV is a worthy alternative to transfer paper that’s just as, if not crisper and more vibrant than such light or dark transfers.

Settings for Craft and Professional Cutters

Siser EasyColor DTV Cutter Settings

Home Iron Instructions

  • Set iron dial between Cotton and Linen
  • Cover with Silicone Parchment Paper or Teflon Cover Sheet
  • Place on flat, hard surface (ironing board not recommended)
  • Press iron with medium/firm pressure (do not slide iron)
  • Press each section of design for 15-25 seconds
  • Peel carrier warm/hot
  • If areas of design lift after application, replace cover sheets and re-press for 5-10 seconds

Heat Press Instructions

  • Cover with Silicone Parchment Paper or Teflon Cover Sheet
  • Preheat garment for 3 seconds
  • Apply design at 310F/154C
  • Use medium pressure for 15 seconds
  • Peel carrier warm/hot
  • If areas of design lift after application, replace cover sheet and re-press for 5-10 seconds.
Siser EasyColor DTV

Laundering: It is recommended to wash the garment prior to wearing to ensure that any excess ink from the printing process is removed. Wait 24 Hours before laundering. Machine wash cold. Tumble dry on low. Do not dry clean. Liquid fabric softener not recommended.

Siser EasyColor DTV

If you’re interested in learning more about Siser EasyColor DTV, be sure to visit our website at heattransfervinyl4u.com or email us at heattransfer4u@gmail.com.


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