Some of the simplest and least expensive items can have a profound impact on your business. In heat printing there are many tools that compliment the production process, most of which are very inexpensive, but often overlooked. In this post we’ll cover 4 heat press accessories that can make your life easier.
We’ve already compared the reusable cover sheet and kraft paper a few days back, so what is the flexible application pad? This pad is ideal for using as a cover sheet for heat sensitive items. In the past, I have successfully used it to eliminate the “gloss box” on leather and nylon items being pressed. It’s a worthwhile accessory to have in the shop. You will need to increase your dwell time when using the flex pad as the heat will take a little longer to get to your transfer.
We all make mistakes, we just hope they can be corrected. Letter Remover Solvent helps to correct mistakes. When you spell a name incorrectly, put it on upside down or just mess it up somehow, this chemical will help to remove unwanted transfer film. Simply apply it to the inside of the garment and peel away the unwanted film. Be sure to take proper precautions when using this chemical (MSDS sheets are included).
The most sought after item for anyone completing the weeding process on a vinyl cut design is an EZ-Weeder. If you are using tweezers or an Exact-O Knife you are wasting valuable time and complicating the process. The EZ-Weeder features a rubber handle for ease of gripping and a curved point for easy removal of excess vinyl…YES, it looks like a dental pick:)
Ever have problems with something falling off or not applying properly? Heat printing requires accurate time, temperature and pressure to get durable results. To get accurate temperature you need an accurate heat press…if you want to double-check your press it is a good idea to order this kit. $12.95 is a lot cheaper than replacing garments or worse yet losing customers.
Thanks for reading, and feel free to add your favorite (under $20) accessory in the comments below!