Apart from the beanie pictured here, there are a lot of trends in headwear that we are seeing return. Kids these days love the big foam front trucker caps that were so popular in the 1980’s. They’re cheap and they’re easy to decorate. And I guess the big, oversized look is considered “cool.” I remember when it was “not cool” to wear a cap that wasn’t sized to fit your head, like the kind professional ball players wear. But nowadays there are so many different kinds of caps available, it’s hard to say if anything is really in or out. Anything goes seems more like it. Anything goes certainly doesn’t make it easy for cap decorators. If you are heat printing hats you already own a cap press. If you want to get started in this lucrative arm of the custom printing business you must get one. When we introduced our cap press over 20 years ago, we knew back then that caps aren’t all the same size. That’s why we offer interchangeable platens for all our Hotronix cap presses. If you print caps, you probably know how important it is to have the right size lower platen. Whether you’re printing high profile, low crown, mid-profile, visors or low profile, you will need to have a heat platen that fits the cap. Caps can be confusing. Here is a video from the folks at Stahls’ that gives you more information.
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