Digital Decorating:

A Tip for Removing Carrier Sheets

By Courtney Kubitza, Contributing Writer

June 1, 2015

Layering multiple colors or materials to create a single design is not difficult using heat-applied graphics materials.

However, doing so requires specific techniques to ensure the best outcome. It’s important to remember that when you are peeling off the carrier sheet after an application, do it carefully and slowly to ensure you don’t stretch the garment any more than necessary. If the sheet is grabbed and ripped off, and the material stretches too much, it can cause misalignment when applying the second color or a different material.

Be especially careful with super stretchy performancewear fabrics.

Courtney Kubitza, is sales and business development manager for Stahls’, St. Clair Shores, Mich. For more information or to comment on this article, email Courtney at