New Dimensions in Heat Printing

It’s that time of the year where we usually start publishing predictions for the upcoming 12 months. Rest assured, there will be many overlapping trends from 2014, such as the demand for custom performance wear and full color logos. One thing we are going to be seeing more of in 2015 is dimension and texture in logos, like carbon fiber. One reason why embroidery has always been so popular is due to the quality image it projects. It’s hard to beat an embroidered logo for the look or feel of quality. But in 2015 you’re going to be seeing a lot of heat applied options that will give embroidery a run for the money. Case in point, here are a few recently seen logos that have a 3-D or textured look and feel. Another hot trend, combining embroidery or other 3-D heat printing options with full color digital printing, as seen on these European club soccer jerseys.

An unusual redition of embroidery on performance wear. Not the most ideal method for performance wear but some people insist on it.

An unusual redition of embroidery on performance wear. Not the most ideal method for performance wear but some people insist on it.

The same logo done in a textured, patterned, wet-look heat transfer film. Smoother and just as rich looking.

The same logo done in a textured, patterned, wet-look heat transfer film. Smoother and just as rich looking.

Yet another example of the same logo done in a heat transfer film.

Yet another example of the same logo done in a heat transfer film.

This Manchester United fan wear features an embroidered patch combined with a full color digitally produced transfer, which can be heat applied, such as CAD-Printz. If this design were full embroidery it would be overwhelming for the garment.

This Manchester United fan wear features an embroidered patch combined with a full color digitally produced transfer, which can be heat applied, such as CAD-Printz. If this design were full embroidery it would be overwhelming for the garment.

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6 comments

  1. Does Stahls offer this awesome alternative to embroidery? If you could order one-offs for personalizing clients items it would be great. Its incredible.

  2. rivin says:

    Love the transfer logo look great idea would you apply the transfer first then embroidery around it ?

  3. Ted says:

    Carrie, Thanks for reading. Not exactly sure which alternative to which you are referring, but we do offer Custom Cut and Custom CAD-CUT® orders in a minimum of six (6) pieces. If you have your own cutter this is the most ideal situation for being able to cut just one piece at a time. We have several options for adding dimension, such as Thermo-FLOCK, Pebble-Puff, Gloss and more. A customer service representative will be happy to help you find the right option.

  4. Ted says:

    Thanks for reading. Yes you can apply heat transfers and then add embroidery. There are many ways to create multi-media looks, combining embroidery with heat transfers.

  5. Galina says:

    In the 3rd pic you show heat transfer vinyl with a design on it. Does Stahl’s sell this type of transfer vinyl? In different colors and designs?

  6. Ted says:

    Galina, Thanks for reading. You can try our Carbon Fiber heat transfer vinyl to create a similar look. Alternatively, you can create a patterned look in any patter of your choice with CAD-Printz. We are always expanding our CAD-CUT line so check back soon for new materials. http://www.stahls.com/heat-transfer-material-carbon-fiber

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