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Why Large Format Printing

11/16/2018 12:53 AM

Large format printing is a kind of advertising medium which has only risen in popularity over time. The main aim of this technology is to support the maximum width rolls in printing. Read More
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It is important you achieve the best results when you print on cloth. This can be done if you follow a few simple rules. Screen printing enables you to match colors in all possible shade, variation, and tint possible. Other print technologies like Transfer and DTG cannot match such perfection. Compounding the problem is the variation of colors on longer print runs. Read More
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Texture printing

10/26/2018 4:52 AM

Transparent inks give prints a matte or special glossy finish. Such effects depend on the LED lamps settings in the printer. The transparent ink can also be used to print relief. Some good examples are patterns, crocodile skin, and the extremely useful Braille. Such special effects can be quickly added to the prints using the print machine manufacturer's proprietary color library. Read More
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HeatPressNation Warehouses

10/22/2018 9:00 AM

We have exciting news! We've listened to you, our customer, for your opinion regarding our fulfillment process and the number one suggestion has been the desire for more distribution centers to better serve your area. We've been hard at work to make this a possibility and today is the day.

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You have a number of projects on your lap right now. If you run a business, then the marketing efforts should be on the top of your list. Even as going online is now the "it" thing to be, print still plays a major role in decision making. People still like to hold something in their hand before they part with their money. All printing projects must be begun with proper homework done beforehand. If this is not done, the chances are that you will suffer extended delays in the later part of the business cycle. Worse, you may lose your business reputation and even brand recognition. Read More
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Ink and its elements

10/15/2018 11:56 PM

Modern inks are of two types: liquid inks and paste inks. All inks are made of three kinds of substances: vehicle, driers, and a pigment. The fluid part of the ink comprises the vehicle. It carries pigment on to the substrate. The type of vehicle chosen for a specific ink is dependent on the drying system to be utilized. Read More
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Any image can be applied to the glass through digital ceramic printing. The image could be a pattern or even text. The invention of this method opened brand new possibilities and also improvements in glass treatment and decoration. The list of benefits includes a high percentage of customization and opacity control. Light transmission and light diffusion can be controlled, which can also helps to reduce bird collision instances. Read More
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Correct Printer Selection

10/15/2018 11:49 PM

There is no shortage of printers in the market. A standard buyer tends to use the maximum number of deals and the applicable options to purchase the cheapest printer money can buy. The hunt for the most economically priced printer throws away other buying considerations. It is wrong to assume that competition has forced even the cheapest printer to generate good quality prints. Compounding this perception error is the "look" of the printers. They are aesthetically pleasing and smart to look at, thereby swaying the buying decision. People often end by buying a printer which does nothing for their requirements. It is vital to know that making a wrong printer selection will introduce horrific expensive costs over its lifetime. Function and not style must influence the buying decision. Read More
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Artesprix Sublimation Markers have recently made it HeatPressNation, and they are a good entry point into sublimating with your press. Using them with a Silhouette Cameo opens up fun and creative tracing opportunities for your crafting projects. Read More
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HeatPressNation Live is our Facebook Live series centered on all things heat pressing, with topics ranging from crafting ideas to business opportunities alongside live questions & answers with viewers PLUS special giveaways! If you would like to keep up-to-date with HeatPressNation Live on Facebook, simply follow a few steps... Read More
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In the world of heat pressing, the tools and supplies you use can prove to be just as important as any other item in your workshop. With the right equipment in hand, your heat press experience can become faster and more efficient than before. Read More
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Pressing Heat Transfer Vinyl is simple, but not all HTV is the same. Different brands often require different heating settings, but having a reference as our Heat Press Cheat Sheet or website is helpful in finding what's best for your vinyl. Read More
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Roto Gravure cleaning

8/7/2018 11:12 PM

A clean roto gravure machine will improve productivity and ensure constant print quality. You will also enjoy a healthy working environment. There will be downtime reduction and minimal waste of cylinders and other accessories. Ink consumption will reduce. Delivery times will be shorter. Constant cleaning needs the use of skilled personnel who possess the technical expertise to flip equipment from one job to another. All of these will result in LEAN production. It is important for you to stock a complete range of cleaning equipment . Your production will be optimized and you can extract the maximum benefits out of the printing press. Read More
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If you own a business, the chances are that you like to stretch every dollar as much as possible. If you occasionally use the printer, then it is a good decision to find out ways on how to properly store the sparsely used ink cartridges. The minimal printing means the cartridge ink dries out, leading to unclear and streaky prints. Fret not; there exists a simple solution. When implemented, it will provide superb quality prints for many years to come. Read More
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Labels And Printing

7/23/2018 1:16 AM

Printing labels can be a tricky affair for first-timers. The difference between printing labels and other materials begin from the pre-press stage. To start, find the Labels option in the Mailings tab in Microsoft Word or any other comparable program. Read More
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When it comes to offset printing machines, offset blanket height is a crucial measurement. Imperfection in this particular aspect means total print loss. For any pressman, a wrong blanket height is a cardinal sin. If you are inexperienced with printers, it is imperative you acquire the skill to achieve proper blanket height. In case you are a seasoned hand in printing, do go over a few factors prior to starting a commercial print run. Read More
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Any print shop owner or manager understands that equipment must work at all times. Your job is to churn out the maximum number of saleable prints every day. It is your duty to shore up the bottom line. Your worst nightmare is to suffer delays due to malfunctioning digital print equipment. This is why it is vital to keep the digital printing press in pristine running condition. Read More
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Examining Offset Inks

6/11/2018 2:32 AM

Printing ink manufacturers take into account multiple factors before they concoct an ink formula. Rising press speeds and a broad variety of substrates must be accounted for in the chemical formula. The main considerations when it comes to physical properties include scruff resistance, tack, viscosity, gloss, and pigmentation level. Only if these are correct then the ink will perform as it should be. Read More

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Offset blanket is a vital press part. It brings multiple benefits to the press. It acts as shock absorber. It is also receptive to both water and ink, without the two getting mixed. The blanket does not swell. It transfers ink both as a dot and as a solid. The transfer is sharp and clean without any streaks. It can act as an impression cylinder while printing blanket to another blanket. Read More
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Print registration

5/15/2018 1:20 AM

Good registration is vital to print making. This holds true even if you print only a single color. Good registration is needed to control the margin width. The process becomes even more important in case of multiple plates or multiple colors. Proper registration helps to position right page elements in correct places. Everything will be the best quality if all registration marks matches up. Read More
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Execution of an excellent photo-realistic job needs a better understanding of color separation. Different styles of separation are present and one style must be selected to do the job. All three styles could be completed in Adobe Photoshop sans any third party applications. This holds true whether the artwork is raster based or vector based. It can be a single color or more than a dozen. Read More
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It is not easy to choose a t-shirt to print upon. If the wrong cloth is selected, then all the money, effort and the time will go to waste. A badly printed shirt will lose its smartness after a few washes. The colors will fade and it will soon become a rag. If you run a business printing t-shirts then choosing the correct one will help you to acquire a professional image. There will be repeat clients as they are assured of a quality output from your side. Read More
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Sheet control system

4/16/2018 9:44 PM

Sheet control systems control positioning of each paper sheet. This movement of each paper sheet through press from the feeder to delivery is controlled by sheet control systems. There are a number of sheet control mechanisms. The sheet is fed into registering system. The printing unit grippers get control of the inserted sheet. The latter is then carried through printing unit in the register. The registration is kept perfect. The sheet is then delivered. Read More
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Even though there are different types of sublimation products available in the markets, your customers can never get enough of mugs. Read More
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Plain colored ink will not go much further when it comes to making a big impression. Custom printing involves going beyond the boundaries of black, cyan, magenta, and the yellow color. You can add something special like thicker spot colors, metallic inks, embossing, spot varnish, and foil stamping. Read More
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Improving the Plate Life

3/27/2018 2:36 AM

Plates must be thoroughly cleaned so that no ink remains. A compatible cleaner must be used. You will also require soft bristle brushes. This process must be done immediately post printing. Do remember that this is the only way. Read More
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Paper and moisture are related because paper is hygroscopic. The substrate attracts moisture from its surrounding environment. It may also release moisture so that equilibrium can be reached in that environment. When it comes to offset, laser, and inkjet printing, moisture content is extremely important. When buying paper, the ones should be bought must have the correct moisture content. You must try and then maintain a stable moisture content when handling the paper. These must be done as per recommended specifications. Read More
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Maintaining Printing Rollers

2/25/2018 9:51 PM

Rollers are critical to any press. They are vital when it comes to maximizing the print production. Quality printing is possible only if the rollers are in excellent shape. It is thus important that rollers must be cared for. Maintenance is vital in this regard. Read More
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Whether you are in your office or your home, having a printer around is an extremely useful tool. It helps you print important documents in a jiffy, which are vital when you don’t have time. However, there will be times when your printer will face problems. To ensure that your life is convenient, we have compiled a list of common printer problems and tips on how to fix them effectively. Read More
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Wiping The Plate

2/1/2018 8:20 PM

The application of ink on plate will affect the print. The process of ink application may also influence plate integrity and the subsequent prints. The ink must be carefully applied through the use of a brayer. It will ensure that abrasion is minimized when the ink is applied to plate. Proper wiping methods must be followed to make sure that the prints have optimal depth, tone, and richness. The result of overwiping is a brighter but flatter print. Details can be lost if the plate has excessive ink. Read More
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Removing Printer Ink

1/29/2018 10:00 PM

Since printer ink bonds to paper fibers, it is harder to remove compared to ink from pens. Do note that the pristine white of the paper will never be back. Before you begin, do check the manufacturer instructions. In case you cannot access those documents, try a succession of removal methods. Read More

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Every kind of press can be cleaned by dry ice blast process. The technique can be utilized for web-fed, offset, and flexography too. Cleaning with this specific technique will remove all the accumulated coatings, ink, paper lint, and grease. These can negatively affect registration. The non-abrasive nature of dry ice blasting enables it to clean super fine plates normally utilized in gravure process. The dry ice blast offers a number of advantages like the parts can be cleaned in their places. There is no mandatory disassembling of the machine. Read More
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Curing UV Inks

12/18/2017 10:15 PM

Book, labels, packages, foils and forms are printed and then coated with protective paint utilizing a number of different methods. The common element among them is that the print ink must be fully dried. This is called curing. This must be done prior to the products can be stacked, folded, cut, or any other kind of processing. The ink can be dried by UV lamps or the IR emitters. The ink can be dried via a combination of both as well. Automated solutions are best adjusted to individual printing process needs. Read More
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Printing at home

12/11/2017 9:11 PM

Some things are best printed at home. These include invitations and note cards. The process is a simple one and it does not take much time to set up the respective printing units. Do understand that printer quality varies between machines based on the use and also the model. All printers may not accommodate all paper products. Test printing is recommended. This will make sure that the printer is capable of accommodating the card size and paper weight prior to printing bigger quantities. Read More
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Calibrating The Printer

11/27/2017 3:45 AM

There are multiple instances where the color on the screen does not match with the color on the print. The images look much dissimilar. This is the reason why the monitor should be calibrated. If this is done, then the color printed is exactly the color seen on screen. Calibration of the printer is required as multiple prints must be consistent with each other and also on what is being seen on the screen. Both calibrations are extremely important. Read More
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Fixing 3D Printing

11/19/2017 9:32 PM

It is known that 3D printing is awesome. This technology can handle complexity with ease. Printing comes with pinpoint accuracy. Only the imagination is a restrictive factor. Mass customization is now possible. Read More
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As you will be using your sublimation printer on a regular basis, it is important that it is running in tip-top shape at all times. To keep your sublimation printer in good condition, you need to do regular maintenance. After all, you don’t want your sublimation printer to stop working just when you receive a large order.

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For the creative soul that wants to personalise their accessories, finding exactly what you want in the market can be rather difficult. Read More
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Making your own customised clothing creates a thrill that leads to the explosion of originality and creativity. Your own heat press machine gives you the chance to conceptualise, visualizer and bring to life your own designs and colors. Simple to process, easy to use and fun to experience, open new doors to illustrative design that makes you stand out from the crowd. Read More
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When it comes to cut speed and blade depth, it is wise to begin with a much slower than usual cutting speed. Continue to do this until you are confident that the cutting speed will stay in the areas damaged by quick moving cutter blade. Most experts recommend that the lower range should begin from 10 and go until 70 for tests. Letters are best cut on 4” decal under 120 speeds. Read More
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A heat press for mugs is a machine that is specially designed for printing artwork/graphics onto a mug. Read More
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Dye-sublimation essentials

8/21/2017 5:35 AM

Digital printing technology went through much improvement during the last few years. Advanced machines now permit its users to digitally add any kind of customized graphics to clothing, promotional products, chairs and even snowboards. Read More
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How to Optimize Print Runs

8/11/2017 5:01 AM

Routine inspections along with due maintenance and repairs keep a print facility run efficiently. Routine repairs could be avoided if the facility makes use of quality equipment. Standardized procedures must also be followed. If this is done, production will increase. Labor costs will be reduced. Read More
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Heat Press Maintenance

8/2/2017 6:31 AM

For a professional printer like yourself, the heat press is a major source of money. Read More
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For many commercial printers, the large format printer is the one which brings in the revenues. It is the most profitable machine in the print shop. Read More
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Textile printers who want to replicate the durability and softness of dye sublimation in cotton garments could choose ChromaBlast as their preferred printing process. Read More
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The Direct to Garment printers, popularly known as DTG printers prints digital images sourced from a computer to a textile substrate. Read More
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A customized phone case is one of the more profitable and most requested items at present. Phone cases are a must-have accessory for almost all smartphone owners. Read More
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Clothes embellished with heat transferred designs can last much longer if they are washed and dried properly. There is a correct way to iron, wash and dry clothes having heat transfers. You have to follow a few simple rules to preserve your clothes. Read More
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Choosing a Vinyl Cutter: Tips

6/12/2017 4:35 AM

So, you run a sign shop, huh? Well, in that case, you cannot make do without a vinyl cutter. Vinyl cutters are nifty machines that use a sharp blade to cut a sheet of vinyl into shapes or letters. Read More
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Every print shop needs a paper cutter. Most print shops have multiple paper cutters. The kind of paper cutters to have depends on the job being done. Read More
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No printing process can be termed perfect. This is where trapping comes in. It compensates for paper stretching, mechanical shifts or dislocation of plates during printing. Read More
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A good alternative to Screen Printing, a Heat Pressing machine can help you to make quality customized T-Shirts, all from the comfort of your very own workspace. Read More
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Guide To Buying Vinyl Cutters

5/18/2017 4:33 AM

As a sign-maker, it is vital to buy only the best vinyl cutter suitable for your needs. A wrong decision at this point can break the business. Read More
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Conductivity While Printing

5/18/2017 4:30 AM

It is vital that the dampening solution's pH and conductivity levels be consistent and optimum. Experts recommend that these two must be measured with every fresh dampening solution batch. It must be tested every four hours while the press runs. The readings must be noted in water pan located at the recirculation and every printing unit. Probable print problems can be detected early through water pan readings. Read More
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Printing Press Ventilation

4/25/2017 5:10 AM

You can minimize ventilation requirements in the printing shop through judicious utilization of solvents. Read More
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Selecting the best phone case

4/12/2017 3:08 AM

If you buy an expensive smartphone, it makes perfect sense to spend a little more amount of money to ensure it does not get broken or scratched. There are a number of opportunities to do so: the device could drop from your hand or a toddler could pour water on it, and many more unfortunate occurrences.

Although smartphones are getting handier by the model, and some even claim to be waterproof, the truth is that not many phones will emerge from the accident without any damage. It is thus important that you invest in a better quality phone-case. 

Level of protection 

This depends on how clumsy you are. You need to find out the toughness of the case. A good quality case will protect your phone from a drop to the concrete from your hand. It may also plonk in the water for a few seconds without any damage. 

Read reviews 

It makes excellent sense to read the reviews of the phone cases you are interested to buy. In case, the phone is a new model, and review of the case is not available, read reviews of other products made by the same manufacturer. This will provide you a general review of the product you are about to buy. Do go through the internet forums. They offer fresher information than commercial site reviews. Do confirm if the case cut-outs are precise. Cheaper cases are shoddily made and there is no port and comes with stiff button covers. If your phone does wireless charging, check without the phone's manufacturer whether the case is compatible or not.

Best price 

Only the full price will be displayed on the manufacturer's website (if any). Rarely a person gives full price for a product which is available at popular shopping sites at much discounted rates. The best way to save money is to execute a comparison search. Do note that a few companies provide lifetime warranties and discount of such products will be less. These kind of premium phone cases are also more expensive. If you want to keep your phone in pristine condition, go for it! 

Features are important 

Consider the extra features you could want. For bigger phones, a stand function can be a vital one. A few cases provide 360 degree hinges or multiple positions. Cheaper cases have kickstands popping out of the back. If you buy one with a kickstand, make sure that they are secure. It is a killjoy if the kickstand suddenly pops out uninvited. 

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When you receive a large number of orders or when the demand is high, you need to make sure that the customers are satisfied by the quality of your work.

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The t-shirt printing and graphic art business have become a lucrative option for people who are looking to start their own small venture. Read More
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A sublimation printer, like any other machine, will give you a few issues over the years. This will happen. It is possible for you, however, to minimize the number of times which this occurs. This is possible if you do a few general maintenance activities. The following maintenance tips work for all printer manufacturers. Do read the instructions printed by the manufacturer before you touch your printer for maintenance activities.

 

Small format and large format machines have different maintenance activities.

 

Small format

 

Check nozzles first thing in the morning. This activity will be your safety net in the event that the automatic checks performed by the machine miss anything. If you do this, you will be able to ensure that the transfer will be perfect every time.

 

Do not switch off the machine. Unlike their older versions, the newer models go to their hibernation mode when they are not in use. They move into a self-maintenance mode at regular intervals. The automatic software checks the nozzles and moves the ink to ensure that your printer always gives the best performance. Ink is not used in the process.

 

Ink levels are important. This makes sure that your transfers always turn out great. You will be notified by the machine when the ink levels are near empty. You can keep your eyes on the LCD panel and figure out the time when you must order ink so that it is not exhausted in the middle of a job. The same rule is applicable to the waste tank. The LCD screen will show the tank level count. Remember that it goes up, and not down, for maintenance tanks. In case the tank becomes full, it will not be possible for you to print.

 

Large format

 

Clean the capping station. This is a rectangular pad and small in size. Use the Q-tip to clean the outside of the rubber lip. This will clear any buildup of ink. Ensure that a strong seal is formed for the maximum amount of suction. This will be needed for cleanings and things similar in process. Pour cleaning solution at frequent intervals to make sure the pad remains clean.

 

Wiper blade should be cleaned. This blade is important to the workings of the machine. The head moves across it and wipes off excess ink. The ink drains to the maintenance tank positioned underneath the setup. In case the wiper blade becomes dirty or saturated with ink, it cannot completely perform the job.

 

Properly maintaining your sublimation printer can add years to its life.

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Frame selection means more than choosing a material and color. You must assess the picture and think how a frame can make it more attractive. Read More
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How to print custom tote bags

2/15/2017 3:22 AM

A personalized tote bag is a fashion statement. You can print what you want and be a fashion icon. Read More
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Heat transfer vinyl can be described as a special kind of vinyl which could be cut on Silhouette machines. Read More
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Properly maintaining your multifunction heat press machine will help you to make the most out of it and avoid expensive repairs. Read More
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Screen printing is extremely versatile. Any flat surface can be screen printed. The ink is extremely important for this kind of job. It must suit the substrate or given material. As a professional printer, you must be aware of an ink's abilities, limitations, economic factors and applications which are provided by the different ink systems. Read More
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If you’re looking to venture into the garment industry and kick-start a t-shirt manufacturing business, then you might need to take an important decision: buying the right heat press. Read More
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From doodles to high-quality pictures to signatures, you can print almost anything on your t-shirts or your bags or even your aprons with the help of heat transfer papers. Read More
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Cleaning the heat press

12/13/2016 5:09 AM

A functional heat press is a profitable heat press. As a print professional, it is a possibility that you have your fair share of troubles. Read More
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So the holiday season is here and you are going crazy thinking about what gifts to buy for your family and friends. Read More
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Selecting the best heat press can be surprisingly hard. A lot of factors like size, cost and also the type of machine comes into play. A wrong purchase can send you back by as large as $100,000. You should keep in mind a few factors when buying a heat press to work with the dye sublimation printer. Read More
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How to fix dry ink cartridges

11/18/2016 3:10 AM

Ink nozzles can dry up due to a number of reasons. Whatever the reason, you cannot print properly. The most common reasons include: Read More
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Heat transfer papers also referred to as T-shirt transfer paper are extremely useful elements for designers and printers who work with the heat press. It has got multiple uses. Read More
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Heat presses are most used in garment manufacturing businesses and are available in a variety of different styles and sizes. The price range of heat presses can also vary dramatically, starting from under 300 dollars, going all the way up to 3000 dollars. Selecting the wrong type of heat press could mean a waste of money and also lead to inefficiency in production. Both these mistakes can impact business growth. Here are a few guidelines to help you pick the right heat press for your business. Types of Heat Presses There are basically three kinds of heat presses available in the market. Your choice of heat press will largely depend on two factors: the kinds of jobs that need to get done and the workspace area. The three heat press options include the following: Clamshell Heat Press The clamshell heat press operates exactly how the name suggests, like a clam shell. You can place the substrates and application materials on the lower platen. As the top platen closes, suitable pressure and temperature is applied on the underlying materials. This is a straightforward and single-step operation machine that offers perfect results with every use. Draw Heat Press The operation of a draw heat press is much like the opening of an actual drawer. The lower platen of the heat press will come out (in the direction of the operator), allowing for a heat-free workspace. This style of heat press saves quite a bit of space. Since the lower platen of a draw heat press isn’t stationary, it might not be the most appropriate option when dealing with delicate materials which demand a stable workspace. Swinger Heat Press The third option is the swinger heat press in which the upper platen swings away from the bottom platen. This makes the design and substrate completely accessible. Considerations As discussed earlier, the workspace area is a major consideration when it comes to selecting a heat press style. For instance, with a swinger heat press, greater floor space is necessary as compared to the clamshell model since the top platen requires room for swinging freely. Also, the swinger heat press is excellent for decorating bulkier and thicker items. It is easier to load and unload with minimal burn risks in a swinger heat press. The manually operated clamshell heat press is perhaps the most commonly used heat press and is considered to be a great entry-level machine among operators. When choosing a heat press, it is also vital to consider the muscle strength required by the operator for using the machine.
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When you are looking to keep pace with the competition in your business niche, product quality and finesse need to be given top priority. Read More
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Equipment used in heat applied graphics is relatively simple. Mistakes are, however, common. A few mistakes lead to problems that may have financial consequences. It is important that such mistakes are not made or repeated. Read More
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Business dictates you must buy a large format printer. This is not a simple purchase. It is a hard decision made more complex by the fact that these printers are a business investment for a long run. Read More
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The printing industry is quite extensive and diverse. It has evolved from simple document printing on paper to avenues of printing personalized t-shirts, mugs, pillows, and other items. Many DIYs on the internet show you how to transfer pictures onto a t-shirt using an iron on a printed sheet. Read More
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Today's highly competitive environment means that printers must deliver a high quality product to maintain their business edge. The strong market demand for occasional, personalized T-shirts makes the case for heat transfer. New heat transfer papers permit greater flexibility in the selection of art and also of the finished product appearance. Improvements in these areas mean larger sales and profit. Read More
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Garment decoration is a high margin business. As businesses adopt the technology of thermal transfer from vinyl graphics, it is seen that pressure poses the main problem in the process. This is paramount when spot color graphics are applied to fabric through the use of any adhesive-backed film. Thermal transfer films are of different kinds and thus the temperature and dwell time could vary for each kind of film. Read More
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Garment decoration is a high margin business. As businesses adopt the technology of thermal transfer from vinyl graphics, it is seen that pressure poses the main problem in the process. This is paramount when spot color graphics are applied to fabric through the use of any adhesive-backed film. Thermal transfer films are of different kinds and thus the temperature and dwell time could vary for each kind of film. Read More

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If you are in the sports wear manufacturing segment, you know how important it is to deliver resilient, durable products that offer maximum comfort Read More
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A few decades ago, laser printers were considered an unnecessary luxury, owing to their large size and higher purchase costs. However, in the recent times, the popularity of yesteryear’s hero, the dot matrix printer, has diminished tremendously in the wake of new and improved compact laser printing technology. The latest laser printers are now being extensively used for business proposes across the globe, and we hardly see any dot matrix units around. There are various factors that make the laser printing technology more efficient and feasible in today’s world. Read More
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If you have been using screen printing and are looking for alternatives that can give you flawless precision with the most complex designs, then vinyl heat press/ contour cutters are a great option. These work with any kind of design and it is easy to transfer the image to the material of your choice without any loss of detail. Read More
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High-quality, precision printing is not easy to achieve, especially if you have a number of varied materials and surfaces to print upon. It simply will not do to have clear prints on one type of surface and skewed prints with color variances on another, especially if you are creating a line of branded products with the business logo printed or something similar. Read More
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HeatPressNation’s experts are addressed with several questions regarding the kind of printers or best heat press machine. But most often, we get asked by heat press business owners of the kind of transfer paper that is best for them.

This is the reason we take this opportunity to shed light on some tips that will help you choose the right transfer paper for your customized business.

What Options Do I have Available?

Contrary to popular claim, there are actually quite a few choices available for transfer paper. This can depend on various factors, like the fabric you use, the color of the material, the kind of printer, etc. Some are even available for to be used for home, with an iron, instead of professional use. Let’s take a closer look at each of them for a clearer picture.

Black & White

We pick these two specific colors because they are an extreme form of dark and light. The transfer paper made for black garments tends to be thicker than average because of the rubber layer base made of white material. Furthermore, they are darker and more opaque.

On the other hand, when you’re printing on a light or white, ask your vendors for one specifically labeled “for light colored fabrics”. Typically, the transfer paper that is used has a transparent polymer fabric. Due to the transparency factor, the fabric printing tends to maintain a level of vibrancy and the empty spaces on your graphic will show up as it is. 

Inkjet & Laser Printer Consideration

This is one of the most crucial considerations when purchasing heat transfer paper.

Generally, the transfer papers that are used for inkjet printers are available widely and are compatible with almost all transfer paper. So you need not fret much about this. They also will present better results- brighter prints and more coverage. However, inkjet printers use more ink, and therefore have a relatively higher running cost.  

With regards to laser printers they are a bit cost effective in running cost due to toner being used rather than ink, but do have a higher upfront cost.  However, it is important to note that not all laser printers are compatible with laser heat transfer paper. Lucky for you, HeatPressNation has a range of Laser Printers that are compatible!

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HeatPressNation.com is an online store that offers a wide range of Heat Press Transfer Machines, Printers, Heat Transfer Papers, Vinyl Cutters, Sublimation Systems, Accessories and other supplies at the lowest prices possible.

Call us at our toll free number, 800.215.0894 for any advice, and speak with our experts, or email us at

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Vinyl cutters are sharp blade devices used to accurately cut out patterns from vinyl sheets and paper. While these are usually priced high, HeatPressNation.com has a great range of vinyl cutters at reasonable prices. With these on hand, you can complete your equipment kit to enhance your printing business.

So, while this is an essential tool, how much do you really know about it? To make it simple for you folks, HeatPressNation.com has put together a little something to make your vinyl cutting experience more informed.

The Difference of Professional & Amateur Use

When it comes to categorization based on the purpose of usage, a vinyl cutter can be used for commercial purposes or for a hobby. A commercial cutter is designed for cutting through vinyl, in a precise sort of way. The blade, the cutting head and the software, all developed for precision.  On the other hand, the Craft cutter is one used for amateur projects like smaller t-shirt businesses. They lack the thoroughness and the cutting depth.

Vinyl Cutters & Your Material

For cutting through heat transfer vinyl, sign vinyl and heat transfer paper, you don’t need anything specialized. A less expensive model will be just fine. However, if you expect growth in your business in the next few months, then you might want a vinyl cutter that can cut through foil, thick plastic, and other kinds of fabrics. Flatbed vinyl cutters are relatively more effective in this regard, as compared to roll-fed machines.

Ensure the Vinyl Cutter & Software are Compatible

It is essential that your vinyl cutter be compatible your graphic design software, as this facilitates ease of processing each of your vinyl cuts. Ideally, your graphic design software will have direct-connect compatibility, allowing you to cut directly from the graphic design software of your choice. If your design software is not directly compatible with your vinyl cutter however, all cutters carried by HeatPressNation.com include cutting software that you may use to import your designs into, to then then send to your cutter. Check out our softwares available to you.

Other Supplies You Need with Your Vinyl Cutter

Oh, it doesn’t end just there! Now that you know about vinyl cutters, here are a few tools that are a must have for your heatpress business:

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HeatPressNation.com is an online store that offers a wide range of Heat Press Transfer Machines, Printers, Heat Transfer Papers, Vinyl Cutters, Sublimation Systems, Accessories and other supplies at the lowest prices possible.

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As a businessman, you understand the competition in the market. Your customers are getting demanding. They expect excellence beyond par. In the heat press business of printing, the need to constantly create designs that are innovative and high quality mostly depends on the kind of heat press machines that you select to get the job done.

However, sometimes even the best heat press machine will not give you your required result if not used properly. For this blog, we will focus on the mug press. So here is a step by step process on how to heat press for great results:

Step 1: The Right Heat Press for Mugs

Ideally, mugs can be pressed with a combo multi attachment mug heat press that has a separate attachment for the specific mug shape you using including standard 11 and 15 oz mugs, water bottles, steins, latte mugs and/or pint glasses. Other than that, you could go with one that is specifically designed for standard mugs. Use sublimation glass, ceramic or metal mugs for the best results.

Step 2: Design the Image

Using specialized software that you can purchase from HeatPressNation.com, design the graphic that you want printed. Make sure you reverse the digital image using the image editing software.

Step 3: Print Image Using Sublimation Paper

Using the sublimation paper, you will need to imprint the graphical image on the mug. Make sure the colors are right. Send the image to be printed on your sublimation printer, then trim the extra sublimation paper to form the shape of your graphical design.

Step 4: Transfer Image to Mug

Apply the right pressure on the mug, so that it sits securely. Next, set your heat press to the proper temperature. Throughout this time, make sure you take safety measures and wear protective gloves while dealing with the heat press equipment. Place the design face-down on the mug, and make certain it stays securely over it with heat resistant tape. When the heat press is ready, place pressure on the mug to imprint the image.

Great, You’re Done!

Once the printing is accomplished, peel off the sublimation paper off the mug.. You could also immediately submerge it in lukewarm water for it to cool off.

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HeatPressNation.com is an online store that offers a wide range of Heat Press Transfer Machines, Printers, Heat Transfer Papers, Vinyl Cutters, Sublimation Systems, Accessories and other supplies at the lowest prices possible.

Call us at our toll free number, 800.215.0894 for any advice, and speak with our experts, or email us at

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When you look to make business or individual purchases, what do you look for in the vendor? Trust? Variety? Best possible price? Always the price, right? What if we told you that shopping with HeatPressNation.com, we can offer you with all that, and much more.

If you’re new in the business, and need ONE GOOD reason to shop with us, we’re here to provide you with FIVE GREAT reasons. Let’s jump right in!

1.     The Vast Range of Heat Press Machine

Whether you’re looking for a heat press machine for your t-shirt designing, cap heat pressing, mug sublimation, tag and label, plate, large format pressing or specialty materials transferring, we have a massive range of all kinds. The brands we sell are reputable brands designed for all usage levels.

2.     The lowest Price Guaranteed

We do not make small purchases from the manufacturers. As a renowned retailer, we do business with the manufacturer of our products directly, purchasing in bulk. This reduces our per head cost, allowing us to present to you top-notch products and brands at greatly cut down prices. This is the main reason why businesses make volume purchases from HeatPressNation.com.

3.     A Lifetime Technical Support Free of Cost

Just selling a product is not our purpose. We stay in touch with our customers, providing them expert assistance at every step. You can call us before making any purchases, asking us for guidance on what product is best for you. We take pride in providing you with an informed opinion.  After the purchase, we have a rich database of tutorial, videos and blogs at your service. If you still have problems, our experts are just a phone call away!

4.     Simple & Quick Delivery

Shipping costs of heavy products can be quite high. Therefore, to relieve you of most of the burden, we use our resources to make bulk deliveries, ultimately reducing the cost for you.

5.     70% Sales On Already Discounted Products

To appreciate our customers’ support, HeatPressNation.com offers numerous discounts up to 70% on several of its already lowered prices.  Keep checking our website to ensure you don’t miss a great deal!

Get all your supplies here!

HeatPressNation.com is an online store that offers a wide range of Heat Press Transfer Machines, Printers, Heat Transfer Papers, Vinyl Cutters, Sublimation Systems, Accessories and other supplies at the lowest prices possible.

Call us at our toll free number, 800.215.0894 for any advice, and speak with our experts, or email us at

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Innovation. Style. Glamour. What better way to get all these themes into your T-shirt design than by incorporating rhinestones. Nowadays, this specific design has taken the fashion industry by storm, with several celebrities “blinging up” their outfits.

If you’re looking to get a piece of the glittery pie, then you will want to provide your customers with a variety of t-shirt designs using rhinestones. Is it possible? HeatPressNation.com is here to provide you with the solution!

Items You Require

Your dazzling projects need a few basic equipments and supplies. Here they are:

  • Vinyl Cutter, one that can cut through 15-30 mils thickness
  • Software for design
  • Stick Flock Stencil Material
  • Weeding tools
  • Heat Transfer Press
  • Paint brush
  • Backer boards
  • Transfer tape- Hot-fix acrylic thermal
  • Rhinestones in colors and sizes of your choosing

The Bling Process

Here is the step by step process:

Design the Graphic Image

When selecting the right software, make sure you go for a specialized one, specifically designed for rhinestone patterns. For this purpose, we recommend the vector design software "WINPCSIGN 2014 Pro Design, Cutting and Rhinestone Software. Then identify the size of the stones that you are going to apply. This will help you determine the number of rhinestones that will be used in the printing.

Shape Conversion

Next, you need to convert the shapes into an engraving of the pattern with the rhinestones. Ensure that you get rid of all collisions, that is, overlapping of rhinestones on the t-shirt. This should be checked before you send it for printing.

Place Stencil Film into Cutter Plotter

Now, while loading the stencil film on the cutter plotter, adjust settings that are appropriate for the process. Use a 60 degree blade, instead of the popular 45 degree, due to the thickness. But make sure you run a test before the weeding process.

Cutting & Weeding

Once the cutter processes your pattern, you will have a cut-out rhinestone design. Instead of weeding out all holes, pull the positive space up from the release liner, ultimately allowing the holes to be there on the liner.

Design the T-shirt with Rhinestones

Placing your stencil on the backer board, pour the hot-fix rhinestones onto the stencil. Then brush the surface using the paint brush. The stones will end up falling in the hole. Cover your stencil with the transfer tape and gently rub with a soft squeegee.   

Heat Press It

After placing the tape and rhinestones on the t-shirt, press it for about 10-15 seconds at 320 degrees Fahrenheit.  Finally, allow it to cool off.

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Call us at our toll free number, 800.215.0894 for any advice, and speak with our experts, or email us at

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The printing business, in most case is a very specialized industry, which serves a niche audience. While the demand for printing is on the increase, most T-shirt and promotional products printing businesses operate on high short run monetary costs. They cannot take advantage of the economies of scales in mass production businesses.

The only way to enhance profits is by decreasing your overhead costs. Wondering how you are going to do that? It’s no rocket science! The simple solution is switching to a Heat Press Transfer Machine. How and why? Let’s take a closer look.

How Using a Heat Press Can Positively Impact Your Heat Transfer Printing Business

If you’re using screen printing, you are fully aware of the high cost associated with it. The level of quality and detail provided in  heat transfers are much higher.  The only expense that you may incur is the initial cost of purchasing the heat press. After that, you can reap the benefits of lower per head costs. Furthermore, heat presses have less startup time and work much faster, literally having your product designed in minutes.

What You Need to Kick Start Your Heat Transfer Business!

Heat Press Machines

This is the most important piece of equipment in any heat transfer business. With the various brands available, you have the options to purchase the one that suits your individual business. The determinants could also be factors like size of your products, the capacity of your production, and the budget you have allocated.

For a range of reasonably priced heat press machines, check out our product line.

Heat Transfer Paper

This will transfer the digitally prepared image onto the product. Most often, our experts are asked the same questions, like “What is the best type of heat transfer paper?” or “Do I have to change my transfer paper depending on my usage of either an inkjet or laser printer?” The answer to the question is that depending on the fabric, type of printer and the kind of image you want, your heat transfer paper type will change. Read more about this on our other blogs.

Other Supplies

In addition, you will require a cutter, the software for the designing, etc

Get all your supplies here!

HeatPressNation.com is an online store that offers a wide range of Heat Press Transfer Machines, Printers, Heat Transfer Papers, Vinyl Cutters, Sublimation Systems, Accessories and other supplies at the lowest prices possible.

Call us at our toll free number, 800.215.0894 for any advice, and speak with our experts, or email us at

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Heat Transfer Vinyl 101

7/22/2014 2:17 AM

When working on your printing project, you will require  heat press transfer vinyl as one of your supplies. If you’re looking for different types and designs at reasonable prices, you will not be disappointed with our collection.

However, the more compelling question is, how many variations are available and how can you use them to enhance your heat press business? We’re here to answer that question!

The Standard Vinyl

The Standard Vinyl is available in one of the best brands like Siser EasyWeed. This material can be used in various kinds of fabrics like cotton, polyester and a blend of both. Even under this brand, you have several forms available, like stretch, extra, electric and moda. It is an easy to use material, thinner than most, which can be easily cut.

The Glitter Vinyl

VideoFlex Glitter by Siser is one of simplest glittered transfer vinyl to weed due to its smooth texture. Other than this, we have GlitterFlex Ultra and Siser Glitter Vinyl.

Metallic Vinyl

For the latest computer aided design material, this metallic vinyl is ideal. It has a bit of an electric look, is best for cotton, uncoated polyester and both blended fabrics.

Flock Vinyl

If you’re on the lookout for something more unique like a 3D effect for your printing, with a raised textured effect, then flock vinyl is your choice. We have the best options available for you.

Glossy Vinyl

Want something that stands out? With our line of glossy vinyl, we have the best and trendiest line of heat transfer vinyl for high end fashion and sportswear.

Reflective Vinyl

This is made of specialized polyurethane material with a glass bead construction. We have the best range of Siser ReflectAll.

Other Specialized Heat Transfer Vinyl

These are just some of our heat transfer vinyl available. Feel free to check out our range here. If you have any questions, call our experts!

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HeatPressNation.com is an online store that offers a wide range of Heat Press Transfer Machines, Printers, Heat Transfer Papers, Vinyl Cutters, Sublimation Systems, Accessories and other supplies at the lowest prices possible.

Call us at our toll free number, 800.215.0894 for any advice, and speak with our experts, or email us at

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At this point, you all are aware of how HeatPressNation.com aims to bring to you the latest gadgets in the heat press market, and all of it at exciting discounted rates! True to our nature, we now bring to you one of the hottest machines of the year; none other than the Geo Knight JetPress 12 Heat Press.  

So, what’s in this bad boy that has singled it out from our vast variety of heat press machines? Why is it such a hot purchase, and why should you get one! Here’s why…

The Company Behind it

This heavy duty line of heat press machines is developed by the famous Geo Knight & Co, who are renowned for their top-end, high quality machinery. Whether you’re printing shirts, caps, tiles, mugs, they provide a range of manual and automatic products.

The Features: All the Bells & Whistles

As any small unit, your focus will always be getting equipment that can allow you to take cost advantages by minimizing startup time and provide economical productions. With solid steel frames, silicon pad surface and 9 by 12 inch platen, it provides a decent coverage to imprint a design.

The Heat Press also features a digital timer, a temperature control system, and adjustable pressures. The industrial style clamping imparts a high pressure of approximately hundreds of pounds in a fraction of a second.

Even though this is not ideally used for commercial settings, the Geo Knight works perfectly on transfer paper, with printings that look professional. They weigh approximately 32 lbs and are accompanied with a one year warranty.

Along with this fantastic Geo Knight Heat Press, you can successfully run your printing business. Feel free to check out our additional support supplies to enhance your printing!

Get Geo Knight & other supplies here at Great Discounts here

HeatPressNation.com is an online store that offers a wide range of Heat Press Transfer Machines, Printers, Heat Transfer Papers, Vinyl Cutters, Sublimation Systems, Accessories and other supplies at the lowest prices possible.

Call us at our toll free number, 800.215.0894 for any advice, and speak with our experts, or email us at

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