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Posted by Happy Crafter Vita on 28th May 2024

EasyColor™ DirectToVinyl™ – Your Crafting Game-Changer

At Happy Crafters, we pride ourselves on making things personal. Our diverse team, spanning 30 years from the youngest to the oldest, thrives on coming up with fun and innovative design ideas that show just what our materials can do. Whether it's your vision or ours, we love elevating creative concepts. One more thing to bond us together: our love for animals, especially our cats and dogs, who keep us entertained both inside and outside the office!

We had one blank wall left in our office (true) and decided to create a special homage to our fur babies using a quilt. To match the specialness of the project, we needed a special heat transfer material. Enter EasyColor DirectToVinyl™(DTV) by Siser® – our crafting game-changer.

Let’s get this project started …

Unleash Your Creativity with EasyColor DTV

Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting out, EasyColor DTV is your ticket to creating vibrant, high-quality, full-color designs using nothing more than your desktop inkjet printer. Yes, you heard that right – all you need is your regular inkjet printer, some digital artwork, and about 90 seconds of your time.

Why You’ll Love EasyColor DTV

Versatility at Its Best
EasyColor DTV is compatible with both light and dark substrates, making it perfect for a wide range of fabrics, including cotton and polyester. Whether you're customizing a t-shirt, hoodie, or tote bag, EasyColor DTV delivers stunning results every time.

Vibrant, High-Quality Prints
Say goodbye to dull, lifeless prints. EasyColor DTV ensures that your designs come to life with vibrant colors and a matte finish. The print quality is so good, you'll wonder how you ever managed without it.

Stretch and Rebound
One of the standout features of EasyColor DTV is its incredible flexibility. Your designs will stretch and rebound as the fabric moves, ensuring they remain intact and look great wash after wash.

EasyColor DTV works seamlessly with desktop inkjet printers, making it accessible for everyone. No need for expensive specialized equipment.

Your designs will retain their vibrant colors and flexibility even after multiple washes. EasyColor DTV won’t crack or peel like other heat transfer materials.

Once applied, EasyColor DTV feels soft and lightweight, ensuring comfort when worn on any garment.

EasyColor DTV is CPSIA certified, meaning it’s safe for use on children’s clothing and accessories.

Ease of Use
With EasyColor DTV, you don't need to be a crafting expert to achieve professional results. Simply load it into your inkjet printer like regular paper, print your design, cut it out, and heat apply. It's that easy!

Step-by-Step Guide to Using EasyColor DTV

  1. Prepare Your Design: Create your design on your computer or mobile device. You can use any digital artwork or photo you like.
  2. Print: Load EasyColor DTV into the paper tray of your inkjet printer and print your design.
  3. Cut: Once printed, cut out your design. You can use scissors or a vinyl cutter for more intricate designs.
  4. Mask (Optional): For extra-large designs or when extra precision is needed, use TTD Easy Mask to transfer your design.
  5. Heat Apply: Position your design on the substrate, cover it with a protective sheet, and use an iron or heat press to apply. For most projects, you'll need to apply heat for about 30 seconds at 305°F (150°C). If your design is one continuous piece, you can skip the masking step and directly position, and heat apply.

Crafty Tip: Avoid Curling
If your EasyColor DTV starts to curl around the edges, place it on the lower platen of your heat press (without closing it) for a few seconds. This will help the material relax and straighten out.

Make it EXTRA Show-Stopping!

Create an Embossed Look
Pair EasyColor DTV with Brick™600 vinyl to achieve a trendy embossed effect. Cut your design using Brick600, then cover it completely with EasyColor DTV . The combination not only adds visual interest but also creates a one-of-a-kind tactile experience.


Add Interest with Cutlines
Enhance your designs by cutting interesting shapes into them. A swirl or parallel lines, for instance, can create a dynamic (almost) 3D effect, making your design not only more interesting but also more wearable and flexible.

Introduce Some Sparkle

For an extra touch of glam, combine EasyColor DTV with Glitter vinyl. This is perfect for adding a bit of "poshness" to your printed designs and making them stand out even more.


Did we implement all these techniques in our quilt project? You bet!

Your Turn

If you have a project you would like to share with us and the rest of the Happy Crafters community, please send us your photo along with a brief description. We’ll send you a little something-something when we publish it to say “Thanks”.