Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Sports Film has been our #1 seller since it was introduced nearly 40 years ago, replacing Felt letters and numbers as an inexpensive solution for full-contact sports. It is a tried-and-true solution for athletic jerseys and sports apparel that stretches a minimal amount. It can be layered and textured. Easy to cut. Easy to weed. Repositionable. Adheres to most fabrics except for nylon and leather. Available in 24 colors — White, Black, Gray, Baby Blue, Light Royal, Columbia Blue, Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Purple, Pink, Pastel Pink, Red, Cardinal Red, Maroon, Brown, Shark Teal, Neon Green, Kelly Green, Dark Green, Orange, Gold, Old Gold, Vegas Gold and Maize (Yellow). NOTE: If stretchiness is an important feature for you, please consider our HTV Flex Film instead.
Sports Film is similar to Siser EasyWeed® in many respects, but our product is a thicker, more durable material. As such, we believe it is the better choice for full-contact sports like football, hockey and rugby. It can be washed and dried up to 100 times — even dry-cleaned — compared to Siser’s HTV, which has been tested up to 50 washes and cannot be dry-cleaned. Our HTV Sports Film features a slightly thicker adhesive, which resists dye migration and abrasion. It can also be textured with an embossing paper to simulate the look of Leather (Pebble Grain) or Tackle Twill (Twill Grain) fabric, or dulled to have an appearance similar to screen-printing. Additionally, our product can be cut using a 45° or 60° blade, whereas Siser recommends a 45° blade only. NOTE: Texturing HTV Vinyl is a two-step process. The embossing paper is sold separately.
Siser EasyWeed® curls into a ball when it is pulled off of the carrier, whereas our HTV Sports Film lays flat. Further, our product is available without a carrier and can be used to make Number Packs, which is significantly less expensive than individually cut numbers or letters using traditional Iron-On Vinyl. It also applies in less time (as little as 6 seconds) compared to competing products. As a “Made in America” product, Sports Film is tried-and-true HTV, and it is approximately 30% less expensive than Siser EasyWeed®.
Sports Film is our registered name for Heat Transfer Vinyl, which is commonly referred to as HTV, Iron-On Vinyl, Heat Press Vinyl, Crafters Vinyl, and competes against Siser’s EasyWeed® and Stahl’s CAD-CUT® Thermo-FILM®. Compared to Siser’s EasyWeed®, our HTV Sports Film is 20% wider (18″ vs 15″), which results in 108 square inches of extra material, meaning you can cut two 8″ letters or numbers side by side. This product is a laminate of polyurethane (PU) and polyester hot-melt adhesive specifically designed for use with textiles. Sold by the yard in increments up to 50 yards.