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Design Placement Guide and Videos

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You can download your copy by clicking here.

You can download your copy by clicking here.

Are you looking for more information on how to size and position graphics on t-shirts and other garments? If you haven’t already downloaded your copy of The Ultimate Guide To Design Size and Placement, you can do so by clicking here. It’s filled with printable worksheets and everything you need to know about proper design sizing and placement on garments for perfect heat printing. Just like the old saying, “measure twice, cut once” it’s always better to double check your placement before printing, even if you’ve been doing it for years.

But if you would rather learn by watching instead of reading, we also have six videos available that explain graphics placement. Just click on the title to get a link to each individual video. They include:

Placement Tips for a Ladies’ T-Shirt

Josh Ellsworth from StahlsTV.com shares tips on printing ladies’ T-shirts, which are usually differently shaped and sized than men’s.

Placement Tips for Full Color Graphic On a T-Shirt

Full color graphics are great, and this video shows you the step-by-step process of placing full-color graphics onto a standard T-shirt for a flawless finish.

Heat Transfer Placement and Position

Learn from the transfer printing experts. These tips from Transfer Express will help you correct some of the common placement mistakes in the T-shirt business.

Placement Tips For Hooded Sweatshirts

Hooded sweatshirts have specific alignment requirements so the design can be seen, this video gives you insider tips to measure and place graphics on both the front and back of a hooded sweatshirt.

Placement Tips for Printing the Back of Hoodies

This Transfer Express blog post gives you tips for getting the placement right on the back of popular hoodies. Make sure to take a look at other helpful hoodie resources in this excellent post.

How to Center a T-shirt Graphic

Stahls’ TV gives you their top 3 tips for centering a T-shirt graphic.

Commercial Featuring Hotronix Fusion

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Catch a glimpse of the Hotronix Fusion in this holiday commercial from soccer.com

Catch a glimpse of the Hotronix Fusion in this holiday commercial from soccer.com

It’s always fun when you see a familiar face, or in this case, a familiar heat press, on TV. We caught a glimpse of the Hotronix Fusion in this recent holiday ad from Soccer.com. Heat printing and the ability to personalize is a huge benefit for any business, especially during the peak gift-giving season.

Holiday Craft Ideas

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Great ideas on personalizing holiday items with heat transfer vinyl.

Great ideas on personalizing holiday items with heat transfer vinyl.

For all you crafty folks out there, there is a lot you can do with heat transfer vinyl when it comes to personalizing holiday items. This video from StahlsTV shows you how to turn a plain Christmas stocking into something special.

Wearables Trends for 2017

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Lebron James of  the Cleveland Cavaliers wearing a "dad hat" at the NBA championship victory parade. This is evidence of one of Christopher Ruvo's wearables trends for 2017.

Lebron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers wearing a “dad hat” at the NBA championship victory parade. This is evidence of one of Christopher Ruvo’s wearables trends for 2017.

I’m always glad to see emails from Nicole Rollender of Wearables Now in my inbox because they are usually extremely useful and packed with information. Today’s was no exception. I want to make sure that as many people as possible read this article by Christopher Ruvo, which was originally printed in Advantages.  Extremely refreshing and well written, it’s titled Promotional Apparel Trends for 2017. He lists 17 top trends, starting with this one, “The Dad Hat is Back.” From the article:

By Christopher Ruvo: The “dad hat” is an unstructured cotton or canvas baseball cap that has a slightly curved bill and, most characteristically, a strap back. The term was originally pejorative – a way fashion-forward millennials who liked flat-bill caps could mock uncool, outdated hats dads wore to Little League games and barbecues.

Well, now it seems the dad hat is getting the last laugh. From counter-culture hipsters to college kids, skateboarders to major celebrities, a cross-section of fashion-conscious people are donning the formerly unhip hats. Indeed, style luminary Lebron James even sported one during the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship victory parade.

For distributors, the dad hat trend means that clients targeting a younger demographic can use the caps to appeal to end-users. Potential buyers include schools, universities, fraternities, sororities, musical acts, drink brands, concert venues and more. Plus, the dad hat is likely to carry continued appeal to the people who unwittingly gave the accessory its name: Dads and other adults north of 30.

I hope you’ll take the time to read the rest of the article. Christopher, thank you for your insight and predictions. Nicole, thanks for the email.

Emphasis on Quality in Asia

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Our booth at the CGSIA and FESPA China 2016

Our booth at the CGSIA and FESPA China 2016

Dan Stahl, Legal Counsel and International Officer, recently returned from a trip to China to visit with Stahls’ Asia and to attend the FESPA and CSGIA 2016. One very interesting thing Dan mentioned to me is that everyone at the show is very quality conscious. “Even though there are many competitors in Asia, buyers are very appreciative of the quality that our patented heat transfer products and Hotronix heat presses represent,” said Dan. “It was not unusual for customers to mention that they know and understand the differences between Stahls’ brands and inferior brands. It is not a price-driven market, it is a quality driven market.” Dan was also present at several meetings, also attended by Rick Genrich, Director Global Procurement, and Thomas Karr, CEO GroupeSTAHL Europe. “We had the opportunity to test new products, discuss expansion strategies and meet with distributors.”

We exhibited at the CSGIA and FESPA China 2016, held iat the Guangzhou Pazhou Poly World Trade Center, November 21-23.

We exhibited at the CSGIA and FESPA China 2016, held iat the Guangzhou Pazhou Poly World Trade Center, November 21-23.

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Dan with Mr. Kamada and son

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After a very delicious meal.

Some examples of heat printing displayed in our booth.

Some examples of heat printing displayed in our booth.

Neon colors were a popular theme that drew the attention of show visitors.

Neon colors were a popular theme that drew the attention of show visitors.

Heat printing is growing in popularity, especially for digital designs.

Heat printing is growing in popularity, especially for digital designs.

Hotronix heat presses are valued for their superior quality and patented technology.

Hotronix heat presses are valued for their superior quality and patented technology.