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Heat-Applied Graphics


Fun with Football Numbering

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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Combine Heat Transfers for Unique Headwear

Jazz up caps and other headwear to create fashionable looks and increase sales.  

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Understanding Color Laser Printers

There are different technologies and methods used in today’s color laser printers, including light-emitting diode (LED) technology. It is the newest technology and considered to be cutting-edge. 

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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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