Tutorial: How to Use Chemica DuoFlex® Heat Transfer Material

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Need a boost in your small business? Consider trying out new techniques and materials! Today, let’s look at DuoFlex® heat transfer material by Chemica.

What Is DuoFlex®?

DuoFlex® is a heat transfer material that puffs slightly when pressed and features two colors in one material.

What Can DuoFlex® be Applied to?

You can use DuoFlex® on cotton, polyester, and similar fabrics.

DuoFlex® Cutting and Application Instructions

  1. Create your design in the software of your choice and mirror it. Tutorial: How to Use DuoFlex® Heat Transfer Material - Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore or Maker - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  2. Load the DuoFlex® material into the machine with the accent color face up on your mat and cut it. I used the ‘Cardstock – Textured’ default setting on a Silhouette Cameo 3. Tutorial: How to Use DuoFlex® Heat Transfer Material - Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore or Maker - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  3. Weed the design. Tutorial: How to Use DuoFlex® Heat Transfer Material - Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore or Maker - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  4. Using a heat press at 325 degress Fahrenheit, press for 30 seconds. Crank down the pressure on your heat press and use a lighter pressure. Tutorial: How to Use DuoFlex® Heat Transfer Material - Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore or Maker - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  5. After pressing, allow the material to cool. DuoFlex® should be peeled COOL. Tutorial: How to Use DuoFlex® Heat Transfer Material - Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore or Maker - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  6. I used the white material with blue accent on a white shirt. It produced a subtle design with a little bit of colored pop!Tutorial: How to Use DuoFlex® Heat Transfer Material - Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore or Maker - by cuttingforbusiness.com

Looking for more examples of DuoFlex® in action? See here.

DuoFlex® Care Instructions

Apparel with DuoFlex® embellishments should be washed inside out and hung to dry. (Do not tumble dry!) Allow 24 hours after creating for first wash.

DuoFlex® Color Choices & Where to Buy

DuoFlex® currently comes in 4 colors: white/red, white/blue, white/black, and black/white. (The first color in each combo is the main color of the material; while the second color is the accent color.) You can purchase through any Chemica distributor and a bundle pack of all colors at this link.

Special thanks to Amy at Chemica for sending over a sample to allow me to write this tutorial.

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Tutorial: How to Use DuoFlex® Heat Transfer Material - Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore or Maker - by cuttingforbusiness.com

8 thoughts on “Tutorial: How to Use Chemica DuoFlex® Heat Transfer Material”

  1. Sounds interesting! Did you see any evidence of heat marking on the garment due to the 325 degree temperature and the longish pressing time?

    And did the product literature mention use on the very stretchy fabrics like spandex or the spandex equivalent?

      1. Thank you! It does look neat, and I would have to learn more about coordinating colors, or more realistically, get input from my wife!

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