Hot Fix Guide
Arrange hot fix items in chosen pattern or design. If working on a large area, or using a heat press, we recommend using heat fix tape to cover design before applying the heat. Always test fabric before applying. (Please note: HOTFIX PEARLS should only be heated from the back)
30-50 pounds of platen pressure
15-20 second application
320 degree heat for rhinestones, 275 degrees for rhinestuds, 250 for pearls
Allow tape to cool and glue to dry before peeling
Please test settings with your machine before starting production, as machines vary. Make sure the glue goes through the garment and you can see the glue on the other side of the fabric.
* Heat presses can be purchased from a variety of suppliers, from Amazon.com for inexpensive machines to screenprint supply stores for more advanced machines.
Wool setting, STEAM OFF
Press down with body weight for 1 minute
Turn garment inside out and repeat on the inside of the garment to seal in glue
Handheld Hotfix Setter
Place appropriate tip on the setter for the size of stone, and then pick up the stone with the setter. Once glue starts melting, place it onto the fabric. Use tweezers to separate stone from tip and then the stone to seal the glue into the fabric. If necessary, use tweezers to move the stone, glue should remain pliable for approximately 5-10 seconds.