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Example of how to apply Swarovski Crystals using the Hotfix Application Method

The fastest, most secure application method

Hotfix Application

All information and products on the Hotfix Application of Swarovski crystals

Hotfix technology is the easiest, fastest way to apply Swarovski crystals onto many different materials. Secure, wash–resistant and so simple to care for, Hotfix is the ideal application method for textiles, interior décor and accessories.

Application videos — how to use Hotfix

How the Hotfix application works

Hotfix is a simple, fast process that works on many different materials. All Swarovski Hotfix crystals are backed with a coating of hot–melt glue, which is heat–activated by one of two methods: direct and indirect (via ultrasound). When the glue is heated, it melts, penetrating the fibre of the material. As it cools, the glue hardens and permanently affixes the Hotfix crystal to the fibres. The temperature, application time and necessary pressure may vary depending on the fibre or material you choose.

Care Instructions for Swarovski Hotfix Crystals

Permanent — with the right care

Swarovski Hotfix adhesive is wash–resistant and easy to care for. The application manual contains all you need to know about making sure the adhesive stays permanent.

Easily iron Swarovski Hotfix Crystals onto different materials

The right tools for the Hotfix application

When it comes to application, you have lots of options:


It’s all here — the step–by–step instructions for applying Swarovski crystals to your desired material. Read online or download now.


Suitable product categories for the Hotfix application of Swarovski crystals

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Flat Backs Hotfix — Adhesive Swarovski crystals

Flat Backs Hotfix

Adhesive crystals

Flat Backs Hotfix are loose crystal elements with a flat reverse side that is pre–coated with a heat sensitive glue. These Flat Backs can be easily applied using heat to produce a durable and long–lasting crystal effect.

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The application manual E–BOOK — everything you need to know TO apply SWAROVSKI hotfix crystals

It’s all right here — from which machines, tools and aids you can use and how to which materials are best with the Hotfix method. You’ll learn how to prepare for application, some things to look out for, after–care and more.

Machines, Tools & Aids

Discover the best tools and aids for applying Swarovski Hotfix crystals—and learn how to find them.

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Compatible Hotfix materials

The best fibres and materials to use with Swarovski Hotfix crystals, and how to care for them after application.

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Preparing for hotfix application

It’s easy to get started—here are the simple steps to prepare your material and Swarovski crystals.

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Application time & temperature

Time, pressure and temperature vary based on material. Discover how to apply Swarovski Hotfix crystals to nearly anything.

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