Updated October 23, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 8 Best Heat Transfer Papers

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in April of 2018. What better way to show someone you care than to wear their name or a photo of their face on a T-shirt? With these easy-to-use heat transfer papers, you can do just that, and more, with only a printer and a regular iron or press machine. Images fading after washing customized fabrics is a common problem, but this list includes options that survive laundering well and are unlikely to crack. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best heat transfer paper on Amazon.

8. PureBloom Products Roll

7. Forever No-Cut

6. Neenah Jet-Pro Soft Stretch

5. Neenah 3G Jet-Opaque 11 by 17

4. NuFun Activities Iron On

3. Neenah 3G Jet-Opaque

2. Printworks for Inkjet

1. Avery DIY Transfers

Editor's Notes

October 19, 2019:

Before discussing our choices, we'd like to quickly note that every one of them require careful direction-following for the best results. There are quite a few variables that can affect the outcome of your projects, from the printer you use to the orientation of your design, so you should take the time to read all instructions thoroughly before you start. You may also find that a T-shirt heat press offers better results than an iron. With that said, most won't be surprised to see that Avery comes out on top. It's a go-to for this type of crafting for its relative ease of use, high quality, and budget-friendly pricing. We've also kept options from Neenah and Printworks, as they're also useable and generally do well in the wash. Neenah papers tend to be the more expensive option, but they have the slight edge when it comes to durability. And speaking of durability, we decided to remove the choice from Transfer Magic. Even with careful, deliberate use, it struggles to offer long-lasting results.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on October 23, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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