Digital Decorating: Heat Transfer

Finding the Right Heat Press: Part 3

March 24, 2023 |

In Parts 1 and 2 of this three-part series, we talked about how the three main variables in heat pressing are temperature, time and pressure. We then went on to look at what to look for in a heat press to ensure you meet these conditions consistently.

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Finding the Right Heat Press: Part 2

February 22, 2023 |

In Part 1 of our three-part series on heat presses, we looked at the basic design types and features apparel decorators want to keep in mind when considering a new system. In Part 2 we look at speciality presses for decorating caps and applying shirt labels, and also multi-function presses

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Heat Printing That Performs

February 21, 2023 |

As people across the globe continue to work from home, their wardrobe staples have transitioned from dress pants and blazers to athleisure — think matching sweat suits, leggings and other lightweight apparel.

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Pressing Matters

June 25, 2020 |

The athletic, team sports and uniform markets have grown rapidly during the past several years. Soccer, basketball, football and baseball are a few team sports that are leading the charge at all levels — from organized-sports groups to collegiate teams and professional leagues.

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Boost Heat-Press Productivity

January 23, 2020 |

If you’re a new heat press owner, then you’ve likely been busy mastering time, temperature and pressure, while also figuring out how to appropriately charge for your services to make a profit. But could you be doing better?

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Hot Off the (Heat) Press

October 22, 2019 |

The functionality and versatility of today’s heat presses have evolved, but they all should be safe, reliable and consistent, a sentiment agreed upon by many industry experts.

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Heat Transfers and Various Fabrics

August 26, 2019 |

The apparel market is packed with a diverse range of products for every function of fashion, sports and leisurewear activity. Because of the vast array of fabrics available, it can be challenging to combine fabric and garment embellishment so that the apparel and embellishment, once applied, connect to form a natural, integral finish.

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Heat Printing: Take a Number

April 30, 2019 |

Numbering on team uniforms is an essential part of administering the game for apparel decorators servicing this market niche. Athletic governing bodies often have rules stipulating the specific numbers that can be assigned to certain player positions, as well as sizes and colors.

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Don’t Stop the Press

September 4, 2018 |

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase “Work smarter, not harder” in reference to many applications, but none rings truer than when it comes to apparel decoration.

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The Transfer Advantage

May 17, 2016 |

It only takes one visit to a retail clothing store to see the numerous varied clothing items available for purchase that have a printed image located somewhere on each garment.

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The Heat Is On: Plastisol Transfer Apparel Decorating

February 12, 2016 |

When plastisol heat transfers were developed for decorating garments in
the 1960s, they were mainly used for embellishing white T-shirts, since
colored tees weren’t in demand yet. Times, however, have changed as has the nature of transfers, with more options available to decorators than ever before.

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Fun with Football Numbering

July 13, 2015 |

Fall is universally recognized as the start of football season, which offers numerous opportunities for decorators to provide numbered uniforms for teams and numbered jerseys for fans supporting specific players.  

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Passion Becomes Profit

September 4, 2014 |

Mobile apparel decorating is an excellent choice for the business owner who wants to dabble in the industry part time, or one who takes a decorating show on the road full time. It is a profitable business that also has a low cost of entry. Here is one decorator’s story.

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