When pressing a design on a shirt, one thing that must be 100% accurate is that the design is centered. Nothing is worse than finishing a project that you have worked hard on, only to discover that it has to be redone. So, today I’m going to show you a little trick for how to Center Heat transfer Vinyl every single time. Follow along step by step as we demonstrate how to easily get your design centered.
How To Center Heat Transfer Vinyl
To begin with, the design needs to be weeded and ready for pressing. Not sure what I mean?…. Check out this post here that explains what weeding is.
Then, the first step in this trick is to take the item the design will be applied to and fold it in half (shoulder to shoulder). Like this:
Now, it’s time to find the center of the design. Fold the design in half, sticky sides facing out.
Now, line up both of the folds from the design and shirt. Use a few pieces of this heat tape to keep it in place while you scoot the shirt and design over to press. Press the shirt and remove the heat tape and carrier sheet. (don’t worry, the tape doesn’t leave a residue)
If the design needs to be in the exact center of an item then repeat the process above by folding both side to side AND bottom to top. This will create a cross-hairs and an exact center point to line up.
So there it is….. A super easy trick to Center Heat Transfer Vinyl every single time. It even works with sublimation designs as well.
Used this trick? We would love to hear about it below! Make sure to share this tip with a friend because friends don’t let friends press crooked shirt designs.