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Things to Keep in Mind When Decorating Face Masks with Heat Transfers

The majority of reusable/washable face masks in the market during this pandemic are cotton, polyester, or cotton/polyester blends. When you are dealing with polyester or poly blends, consider the possibility of dye migration occurring. If you are not familiar with this subject, dye migration occurs when the dye from the substrate you apply the transfer …

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Use your heat press to expand your customization capabilities

Over the last decade, heat transfers have become an increasingly effective and affordable means of decorative printing and custom brand identification. Opportunities to use transfers are expanding daily, and with it, opportunities for using your heat press as a tool to greater customization and profit-making. Advancements in inks, papers and heat press equipment have expanded …

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Why Screen-Printed Heat Transfers Work for Sportswear

With the continued growth in the athletic and sports uniform market, it is little wonder that this segment of the sportswear apparel business is booming. While the demand for sport-specific clothing is increasing, so is the need to decorate apparel. To enhance apparel with logos, motifs, badges, emblems, and other diverse decorative embellishments, the task …

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Guidance for Heat Pressing Industrial/Workwear Garments

The branding of industrial workwear apparel with heat transfers can involve an unexpected learning curve. When you compare fusing heat transfers on your average cotton, polyester, or blended garments, there are many more things to keep in mind when applying heat transfers to work garments. Industrial workwear garments tend to be of thicker material and …

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How can apparel decorators take their heat printing to another level?

There will always be a need to push the limits of what you can and can’t do when decorating apparel. Our industry is continually evolving. New products and application techniques are worked on and tested every day to keep innovation moving forward toward the future. Specialty heat transfers are a great way to bring creativity, …

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Insta Graphic Systems’ CEO Appointed to California COVID-19 Task Force

Janet Wells, president and CEO of Cerritos, California-based Insta Graphic Systems, a manufacturer of heat presses and heat transfers as well as thermal vinyl letters and numbers, has been appointed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office to lead an emergency volunteer task force, whose mission is to help source qualified vendors of medical supplies. Wells, along with …

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