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Heat-Applied Graphics


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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Embracing Digital Technologies

A lot has changed in the garment decorating industry since the first Screen Print Association (SPA) trade show was held in the 1940s and the Imprinted Sportswear Shows (ISS) began its history in 1978. 

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Transfers Plus Screen Printing Yield Great Results on Darks

For the past 25 years, I have helped garment decorators choose various processes for embellishing garments with heat transfer and screen printing processes.

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Primed for Print/Cut Media

Creating and decorating with digital transfers enables many traditional decorators to step outside the box to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s clients. 

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