Let’s Talk About Heat Printing

If you’re looking for more information about heat printing as a garment decoration method, heat presses, how to choose the right heat press, the top 10 things to look for in a heat press, how to avoid common heat printing mistakes, what you can do with a heat press, how you can make money with a heat press, how to operate a heat press, even how to repair a heat press, you’ve come to the right place. There are so many ways to make your personalization business more successful and bring in more money simply by using your heat press. Whether you already own a heat press or are considering purchasing one, you will find information here that will help you make the right decision for your garment decorating business.

What is a heat press?
A heat press is a piece of equipment designed for the purpose of heat pressing graphics onto textiles, usually garments. Heat pressing refers to the combination of time, temperature and pressure used to apply a design or graphic to a substrate. The actual process of heat pressing is ideal for lower quantity runs and personalization. Heat presses come in many different makes, models, styles and sizes. Stahls’ Hotronix is the largest manufacturer of heat presses in the world.

What processes can I use with a heat press?
Some common processes that heat presses are used for are as follows:Plastisol or Hot Split Custom Transfers, Stock Transfers, Inkjet Transfers, CLC Transfers, Sublimation, Heat Transfer Materials such as CAD-CUT™, Heat applied rhinestones, Twill applique, Flock, Curing of Direct to Garment printing,  Print and Cut Designs created with eco-solvent printer/cutters, Glitter CAD-materials, Reflective CAD-Materials, CAD-Materials for Nylons, Full Color Digital on Darks, Holographic CAD-Materials. Heat presses are also used to smooth out embroidery after sewing.

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