The heat printing industry is red hot right now but I’m telling everyone that it’s time to cool down. Today you can print just about any fabric using a heat press, I’m talking about sublimated fabrics, nylons, performance fabrics, burnout shirts, and all kinds of lightweight polyester blends that are taking the garment marketplace by storm. We spoke about this months and months ago, about how the switch from heavy cotton or even heavy polyester/cotton blends was changing the way we heat print. It’s one of the main reasons we have invested heavily in developing new low-temperature adhesives that allow you to heat print on the latest, most popular fabrics and developed our SuperTEK line with STIX-2 adhesive. But as the industry continues to heat up, I’m cautioning you to remember that you are going to have to cool down. Not your enthusiasm or your sales efforts, you’re going to have to cool down your heat press. The days of “one temp fits all” are over. You can’t simply smash on transfers at 350 degrees and hope and pray that it will not ruin the garment. Today’s fabrics and our low temp adhesives require accurate heat temperatures, some as low as 270 degrees. Make sure you are informed and educated before you close the press. You can achieve just about ANY type of specialty effect with heat print graphics these days, from metallic to reflective to glitter to foil.It’s just time to cool down your heat press and take a little more care with your applications. The results are more than worth it. Here’s a repost of a video that will show you all the things you can print with our SuperTEK line.
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