Review: Chemica Hotmark Revolution Vinyl

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I’m running out of vinyl and I need to restock. Previously, I’ve stocked mostly Siser Easyweed. It’s a great heat transfer material and it is available in so many places and colors.

When I first started out using heat transfer products, I was mainly doing cotton tee shirts. After I mastered shirts, I’ve moved onto nylon backpacks and spandex based swimsuits. But, Siser Easyweed can’t be applied to nylon or spandex. So, I bought something else and I wasn’t super happy with it.

Now, I’m looking to restock my stash with a material that is more versatile. I think I’ve found it in a new product called HotMark Revolution.

What Is HotMark Revolution?

HotMark Revolution is a new heat transfer material offered by Chemica. It’s been named 2017 Product of the Year in the Heat Transfer Vinyl/PU/Specialty category. So, I decided to check it out. Amy from Chemica sent me a sample pack to test out for this review and a huge sample pack to giveaway. Of course, my opinions are my own.

Cutting & Weeding HotMark Revolution

I put the HotMark Revolution to the test and cut the Zentangle inspired tree I shared a tutorial on earlier in the week. On my Silhouette Cameo 3 I used the ‘Heat transfer smooth’ default setting with the autoblade and it cut beautifully!

Review: Chemica Hotmark Revolution Vinyl for Silhouette Cameo or Portrait and Cricut Explore or Maker - by cuttingforbusiness.com

Pressing HotMark Revolution

Now, don’t let this scare you, but you can apply HotMark Revolution at several different temperatures:

  • 230 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 seconds (good for cotton and polyester).
  • 245 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 seconds (good for cotton and polyester).
  • 285 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 seconds (good for cotton and polyester).
  • 285 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 seconds (good for nylon).

What’s the deal with all the times and temperatures? Being able to press at a lower temperature for a longer time helps prevent ‘boxes’ on your apparel from the heat press! Similarly, if you are doing a large batch of products, you can use the higher heat setting for less time to make the process go faster.

I used my Cricut EasyPress (read more here) to press the HotMark Revolution. Review: Chemica Hotmark Revolution Vinyl for Silhouette Cameo or Portrait and Cricut Explore or Maker - by cuttingforbusiness.com
Review: Chemica Hotmark Revolution Vinyl for Silhouette Cameo or Portrait and Cricut Explore or Maker - by cuttingforbusiness.com

What Can You Apply HotMark Revolution To?

HotMark Revolution can be applied to cotton, polyester, nylon, and acrylic fabrics. You can also layer the material on top of itself.

What Colors Are Available in HotMark Revolution?

HotMark Revolution currently comes in 35 colors, but the full line will eventually offer 56 colors. View the available colors at this link.

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8 thoughts on “Review: Chemica Hotmark Revolution Vinyl”

  1. I’ve been loyal to Siser until the ATS conference where I bought 55 yards of Hotmark Revolution. I have loved many things about it, but find that it is really slippery. I often cut on a quilting mat once the vinyl roll has been through the Silhouette and it’s almost impossible to hold in place. I’ve started using the crosscutter feature, but the Silhouette never really does “advance to crosscutter” correctly. I then have to eyeball sending it through to cut it off the roll. I guess if you use sheets ofvthis vinyl, this isn’t so much a problem. However, as much as I love this product, this one issue is enough to question whether I’ll continue to purchase this brand. Any tips?

  2. Hi Christine,
    thanks for the info and review. May I assume this htv is the same thickness as Siser’s stock? how is it on stretch materials?
    Thanks

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