The fastest, most secure application method
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.
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.
Suitable product categories for the Hotfix application of Swarovski crystalsView all Hotfix application products
Flat Backs Hotfix
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.Discover all Flat Backs Hotfix products
Adhesive crystal motives
Transfers are ideal for Hotfix application on all kinds of textiles. They are available in a large range of motifs and numbers of rows, which are made up of different articles from the Flat Back Hotfix assortment.Discover all Transfers
The brilliantly decorative Synthetics family of self-adhesive and hotfix motifs makes it easy to add a little personalized sparkle to objects, apparel and accessories. Simply peel off the protective backing and apply respectively apply by using heat for the hotfix versions.Discover all Synthetics
Adhesive crystal fabric
Crystal Mesh is a flexible metal mesh carrier with integrated loose crystals. The product is available in a wide range of colors and casings, either as a Hotfix version, which can be applied using heat, or as a No Hotfix version that can be hand- or machine-sewn.
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.