While talking to business owners at the Atlantic City trade show I’ve found that a lot of folks are still confused about how to heat apply a multi-color heat transfer film application. And so, here is a 5 minute video that should take some of the confusion out of it. More soon on thoughts from the recent ISS Atlantic City show.
I wanted to share a video that shows the power of heat printing customization. No other technology, other than heat printing could have filled the need for on-site, mass customization at this event. And of course, no other press other than a Hotronix could have offered easy Threadability™ for printing of back packs at such a fast pace. CAD-CUT® Premium Plus is the purple material utilized in the video, cut on demand for each pack. The black is a screen printed […]
Categories: Bags, Customization, Heat Applied Film (Cadcut), Plastisol Transfers, Videos • Tags: event printing, heat press, heat printing, hotronix, hotronix fusion, mass customization, on site printing, premium plus, screen printed transfer, threadability
Weeding is the most time consuming part of using heat transfer film. My goal with this post is to save you more time on weeding during today alone than you spend reading/watching this tip. In this video, you’ll pick up a couple quick, simple tips to reduce your weeding time (often substantially), specifically when dealing with text. Thanks for reading/watching.
A late Merry Christmas to all of my faithful readers and an early Happy New Year! I’m prepping for one of the busiest travel months of the year and I hope to see many of you at the ASI show in Orlando, Florida next month or the Imprinted Sportswear Show in Long Beach, California! Readers of this blog range from experienced decorators to aspiring entrepreneurs all with a shared interest in apparel decorating. I wanted to give you all access […]
Categories: Customization, Heat Applied Film (Cadcut), Performance Apparel, T-Shirts, Team Uniforms, Videos, Vinyl Cutters • Tags: cad-cut, education, flex, heat pressing, heat printing, heat transfer, heat transfer vinyl, josh ellsworth, Roland GX-24, stahls, training, videos
Over 20 years ago Stahls’ created the category now known as heat transfer vinyl. The product was invented so businesses could cut graphics on a carrier and have them be pre-spaced in alignment for placement and application with a heat press onto a textile. A lot of the folks at Stahls’ were around when this product category was invented, including Ted Stahl. I can’t imagine the excitement and buzz of showing this product, and probably the challenges of explaining the […]
Categories: Customization, Heat Applied Film (Cadcut), Heat Press Tutorials, HPY General Discussion, Roland GX-24, The Heat Press, Videos, Vinyl Cutters • Tags: film, flex, flock, glitter, heat press, heat transfer vinyl, josh ellsworth, package, Roland GX-24, stahls, training, transfers, tutorial, video, vinyl, vinyl cutting
This 1.5 hour intensive video guide teaches you how to decorate team uniforms for high school sports with a heat press. Learn the recommended heat transfer materials for varying fabrics and how to create trendy team uniforms while complying with required NFHS rules for each sport. Jerseys covered include; Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Football, Softball & Volleyball. Lessons include; printing mesh, printing reversible jerseys, customizing split front baseball uniforms, accommodating stretch fabrics, dealing with dye migration, using heat transfer vinyl in […]
Categories: Customization, Heat Applied Film (Cadcut), Heat Press Tutorials, Team Uniforms, The Heat Press, Videos, Vinyl Cutters • Tags: customization, heat printing, high school sports, jerseys, mesh, names, numbers, reversible, split front, sporting goods business, sports business, stahls, start your own business, team uniforms, transfer vinyl
Expanding your offering of print effects doesn’t have to be difficult, at least not now! In the past, to sample materials or launch a new line of colors, you’d need to purchase 5 yard rolls or 1 yard cuts in the various products you wanted to offer or evaluate. The cost could quickly add up. Not any more! Based on your direct feedback we’ve created CAD-CUT® Marketing Kits to help you sample and sell new, popular transfer films. The first […]
Categories: Customization, Fashion T-Shirts, Heat Applied Film (Cadcut), HPY General Discussion, Sales, T-Shirts, Videos • Tags: cad-cut, cadcutdirect, electric, fashion film, foil, glitter flake, heat press material, heat transfer film, hologram, kits, Marketing, metallic, samples, special effects, stahls, vinyl
Our video production manager, Joe Kosinski visited Google this morning and found the “Google doodle” of a zipper that can be clicked and unzipped to reveal search results about Gideon Sundback, the inventor of the modern-day zipper. Since the zipper is essential in the construction of many apparel types we thought, why not come up with a creative little video showcasing a zip up garment being decorated to promote apparel customization. I hope you enjoy the video and get a […]
Below is a full Great Garment Graphics presentation on customizing apparel with bling effects. The video goes through some of the trending heat transfer film products, foil techniques and customization with rhinestones. It is a good beginners course on how to start offering eye-catching effects. Feel free to post any questions or comments.
I’ve often referred to the Hotronix Fusion™ Heat Press as the Cadillac of heat presses….sticking with this theme, Stahls’ Hotronix has just created the heat press world’s first Mercedes! My new favorite heat press and the industries new, most sought after machine is the Hotronix Air Fusion™. This will surely become the heat press of choice of many decorators around the globe. The press has a feature set that takes ease of use and efficiency to an entire new level….I cover […]
Great Garment Graphics is the place to go for educational webinars and presentations on all things heat printing. Each month they host presenters such as myself that prepare a powerpoint, Prezi or video to present a relevant topic to apparel decorators around the world. Yesterday, we published our first video on demand presentation, the topic: The Ultimate Heat Printing Start Up (for 4k or less). If you’ve been thinking about starting your own apparel decorating business or expanding your existing […]
A decorated apparel business should be looking for was to save money, save time and limit risk placed into printed inventory. Every day entrepreneurs want to start their own clothing line, teams want to have shirts printed, tournaments want you to print at their event and small businesses need shirts. Some times they even come back for “one more”. The story with screen printing is simple. The terminology is mainstream, customers ask for it and ultimately it looks and feels […]
Categories: Customization, Digital Printing, Heat Applied Film (Cadcut), Plastisol Transfers, The Heat Press, Videos • Tags: contract screen printing, custom transfers, decorated apparel, digital transfers, heat press, heat printing, indirect printing, screen printing, stahls, transfer express, video, vinyl cut transfers