Our latest video showing you the trick to get your iron to the correct temperature when attempting to iron on patch with a regular household iron. Our Japanese brand iron on glue backing requires a heat setting of 270 degrees Fahrenheit. Applying pressure for 30 seconds will permanently attach our patches to your clothing. Never iron on a patch to leather or nylon material. They won't withstand the required heat. Children should not iron on a patch. This is a dangerous job, you can burn yourself, catch the house on fire or even electrocute yourself. Take caution when ironing on patches.
When using a household iron you'll need a frying pan thermometer to get your iron to the correct temperature. Lay out your clothing and put the iron on to where you want the patch to be heat pressed on (don't place the patch yet, just place the iron on top of the clothing, make sure your garment can withstand the heat, leather will scorch! do not iron on to leather). Stick a frying pan thermometer that can measure past 280 degrees fahrenheit between the iron and the clothing (an oven temperature will not do as they won't measure up this temperature).
Plug the iron in, crank it to its highest setting and watch the temperature on the thermometer start to rise. As soon as the temperature reaches 280 degrees fahrenheit go ahead and unplug your iron. You'll notice the temperature will continue to rise for a short while and then it will begin to drop. Wait until it reaches 280 degrees fahrenheit on its way down. As soon as it descends to 280 degrees fahrenheit quickly slide the iron aside, place your patch and then lift your iron slightly to place it over the patch. Stand up and apply your weight on the iron for at least 30 seconds. Pressure is important, don't be sitting and pressing, you should be standing and trying to put as much pressure as you can. Use a solid table instead of a flimsy ironing board to do this. Ironing boards are usually too high off the ground and won't give you good leverage to apply pressure while standing.
You do not need to move the iron around while applying pressure (assuming the patch is smaller than the surface of the iron, if it's too big we highly recommend you sew on the patch or attempt to iron it on in sections rather than moving the iron around.
Remember you only have a short time period to apply the patch. The activation temperature of our patches is 260-280 degrees fahrenheit. Since it's impossible to get a household iron to hold such temperature we have developed this technique. We can't speak for other people's patches. Our iron on glue is Japanese brand. They work extremely well given you apply it at the proper temperature window.
Don't mess with your patch to see if it stuck on while it's hot. Wait till it cools down completely before inspecting it. If you fail the first time, you can always retry. Once you get the hang of it you'll notice our patches stick on the first time you try it. The biggest reason for failure is not applying enough pressure. It is important to stand up and put your weight on the iron.