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Heat-Applied Graphics


Keys for Clean, Protected Heat Press Platens

Nothing lasts forever, but the better you take care of your heat press, the longer you can avoid a breakdown.  

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Take a Number

There are multiple ways to apply numbering to team uniforms, including sewn-on appliqué, heat transfer and CAD-CUT numbers, die cuts, direct screen printing and more. 

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Passion Becomes Profit

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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Trends and Innovations in Digital Heat Printing

The heat printing graphics market continuously is improving. New technology is meeting trends in performance apparel and pushing fashionable looks without compromising performance. 

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Plastisol Heat Transfers: The New Decorating Standard for Hats?

Are heat transfers the new go-to solution? As with so many things in business, there is no simple answer, but here are a few key points to consider about how heat transfers compare to traditional screen printing techniques, especially on headwear. 

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In the Details

This year marked the 35th annual Impressions Awards, and it represents our showcase of the industry’s  best designs from decorators of all sizes and experience levels. 

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Heat Press Strategies for Decorating Team Apparel

Using heat-applied graphics is the easiest and most economical way to number team uniforms. All you need to do is provide a name and/or select a graphic, select a color and material, and your custom design ships in about 24 hours. Then, follow the easy heat printing directions using your heat press and you can customize a garment in less than 10 seconds!

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Troubleshooting Your Printer/Cutter

Adding a Roland VersaCAMM printer/cutter unit to your shop can take you to a whole new level of decorating capabilities in terms of the types of jobs you can do, as well as the speed and efficiency with which you can do them.

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Heat Transfers: A Viable Screen Printing Alternative

Screen printing is an ever-present topic of conversation among decorated apparel professionals for a number of reasons. 

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Heat Printing for Friday Nights

Having worked with some of the largest team uniform decorators in the country, I know Fridays mean big opportunities — and the team jersey is at the heart of the experience.
 

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