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Temperature of iron for iron-on patch?

Posted by subrosa (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 21, 11 at 18:59

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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RE: Temperature of iron for iron-on patch?

Fahrenheit or Centigrade?


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RE: Temperature of iron for iron-on patch?

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


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RE: Temperature of iron for iron-on patch?

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.


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RE: Temperature of iron for iron-on patch?

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.


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RE: Temperature of iron for iron-on patch?

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


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