Heat transfer vinyl (HTV as it’s more commonly known) or iron on vinyl is a specially formulated film made in a variety of colors and finishes for decorating apparel and fabrics. It can be cut with a blade, laser, or water jet to create designs. After cutting, excess material is weeded or removed from the carrier sheet. After weeding, HTV can be stored on multipurpose paper or immediately applied with  a heat press or home iron.