Temperature of iron for iron-on patch?

subrosaOctober 21, 2011

I am applying a decorative iron-on patch to the front of a jacket and the instructions say to set iron to approx. 70/80 degrees. I have no idea if this is low, medium or high. Any suggestions?

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asolo

Fahrenheit or Centigrade?

    Bookmark   October 21, 2011 at 8:21PM
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Cavimum

@asolo - good question. I can't imagine 70/80F melting any adhesive sufficiently for a good bond.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2011 at 9:55AM
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suburbanmd

Right, Fahrenheit makes no sense, so it must be Celsius. 70-80 degC is the clothes iron setting for wool, based on a quick web search. It so happens that I used an iron-on patch yesterday, and indeed the instructions said to preheat the iron on the wool setting.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2011 at 12:24PM
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subrosa

Wool setting sounds about right. That's the first time I've seen a specific temperature given. I couldn't find any charts or equivalents by doing a web search. Thanks for your help.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2011 at 3:10PM
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viksi

Hi, It's best to go with cotton settings. I think it's on medium settings on irons and apply pressure on the patch for about 20-30 seconds. You can find lots of useful information on iron on patches by visiting this site. www.irononpatches.info.

Here is a link that might be useful: Iron on Patches

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 12:34PM
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