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These rhinestones are amazing and will add blind and sparkle to your project instantly. They can be used alone on your project or you can add them to your existing htv for more elegance, as they can be layered nicely. These rhinestones need a heat press, easy press or iron to apply them. There is glue on the back of them already so you just need to cut your design and lay them in the holes and then press them, it is that easy.
We have two different sizes at this time ss10 which is approx. 2.6 - 2.8 mm and ss 20 which is approx. 4.8 - 5 mm. These are the two most popular sizes for designs.
Pre press your project for 5 or 10 seconds to remove any moisture or wrinkles that are in the material, just like you do with htv.
Do a final check to make sure all the rhinestones are where they are supposed to be and facing up. Some put a protective piece of paper or towel on the inside of the shirt to make sure the glue does not stick the two sides together. I have never had this issue yet, but it might depend on how thin the material is. Center your design, put a teflon sheet or something to protect your press on top of the rhinestones and press.
Heat Press Instructions:
-medium to firm pressure
-warm or cold peel
As with htv, i always turn my project inside out and press again just to make sure that i did not miss any sections, i could be paranoid but it is better then having a customer come back on you that something is falling off. This also helps to make sure the rhinestones did not glue the shirt shut, if it is stuck just tug on it while it is warm and it will come apart. If a rhinestone did not stick the first time just do it again till it is stuck for good.
Household Iron Instructions:
These are pretty much the same as with a heat press except you will heat your iron to the highest level, usually cotton and do not use any steam, just like you would for htv. Place all your weight into the iron for a heavy pressure for approx 45 seconds, do not move the iron back and forth, just one spot to get a good bond with the glue. Let it cool a bit and then remove the tack sheet just like with the heat press, and then turn inside out if you wish and do it again to guarantee a good bond.
I have uploaded a video of how to create your own template and apply the the rhinestones to it and then how to heat press them onto a shirt, here is the link to this video.