Hotfix Sequins and Sequin Transfers
The next evolution of sequins was the Hotfix version. “Hotfix” basically means that instead of applying the sequins directly to fabric with an embroidery machine, they are applied to Hotfix tape, or transfer paper, which can then be applied using a heat press.
The advent of Hotfix sequins allowed sequin transfer products to join Hotfix rhinestone transfers in the wholesale business. So with the advent of Hotfix sequins, you could ship a transfer to a retailer, who could then apply to a t-shirt using a simple heat press. In contrast, you could only ship an embroidered sequin design already applied to a garment.
But you still have HOLES! While you no longer had to worry about thread breaks, the core problem with Hotfix sequin transfers was that they still had the holes where the thread would normally go. This means that a large portion of every design just showed the t-shirt underneath, dulling the impact of yours and your customers vision for the end result.