Basics - Rhinestone 101 FAQ's
Can I buy just the design or do I have to buy the design on a shirt?
Our primary business is the manufacturing of the designs. Yes, you may purchase just the transfer to be applied at your location. We do offer apparel packages for those clients who wish to purchase a finished product ready to wear or ready for market.
How do I care for my design?
Wash inside out. Hang to dry. Do not iron design!
How do you apply rhinestone heat trasnfers?
It's best to apply rhinestone transfers with a heat press. Using a heat press ensures you get even heat and pressure throughout the design. Click to view our Heat Press Instructions
Rhinestone transfers can be applied with an iron, however, it's a little more difficult to get even heat and even pressure that will ensure your design stays on your garment for the life of the garment. It's not impossible, just more difficult and more time consuming. Click to view our Iron-On Instructions
How fast can you make my design?
Rhinestone designs typically ship within 2-10 business days. In many cases even sooner! Rush orders available. Tell us when you need your tranfers and we'll do our best to meet your deadline.
How long will my design last?
When properly applied and cared for, your design will last the life of the garment.
I don't have a heat press. Can you apply my design for me?
Yes, we offer in house design application for a minimal fee. No need to mess with the iron or purchase a heat press.
What does "HOTFIX" mean? What is a hotfix heat transfer?
The term "hotfix" refers to elements (stones and/or films) with a heat activated glue that can be ironed on or applied with a heat press. The finished design is applied as a "heat transfer".
Hotfix rhinestone transfers are also called rhinestone heat transfers or rhinestone motifs.
Vinyl, Glitter, Hologram, Metalic, Flock, EasyWeed, PVC and Poly-U "films" are sometimes called: CADCut designs, plotter films, vinyl heat transfers, glitter transfers etc... All of these materials found on our website can be cut into heat transfer designs using a vinyl cutter or plotter. We make heat transfers out of these materials as well as rhinestone heat transfers. It's fun to mix and match your media to create unique and intersting designs. View our Multi-media Sample Gallery.
What is a nailhead?
Nailheads are flat shiny metallic dots.
What is a rhinestud?
Rhinestuds are a metallic as well, however, they are faceted to take on the shape of a rhinestone or crystal. They do sparkle.
What is the difference between a "transfer" and a "template"?
A transfer is a finished "design". A template a "template" or "stencil" that you use to MAKE your own "transfers" with. You will need loose stones, transfer paper and a template brush along with your template to MAKE your transfer(s).
What is the difference between SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and rhinestones?
A rhinestone is "budget" product. When quality really matters SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS are the way to go! SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS will give you the most sparkle and shine possible and are available in many colors!
What kind of elements can I use in my designs?
We can make your designs in SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, rhinestones, nailheads, and/or rhinestuds.