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Quick Guide To Heat Transfers & The Heat Press


Are you looking to customize items? We've got you covered! We have a range of apparel such as t-shirts, sweaters, jackets, and even fabric accessories like lawn flags or tote bags. We also offer hard surface gift items like coffee mugs, drinkware, coasters, and photo panels. Before we dive into all of that, let's talk about some basics for starting your custom heat transfer business.

You'll want to consider what kind of heat transfers you'll be using. Heat transfer vinyl is a great option as it's easy to use and economical. It works well with cotton fabrics, poly blends, and more. It comes in standard and specialty colors, patterns, and finishes. Sublimation is best for white or light-colored polyester fabrics, and there are many hard surface blanks to choose from. White toner is a good choice for full-color graphics on dark cotton fabrics and other materials.

When it comes to machines, Silhouette and Siser have excellent vinyl cutters for beginners, while Vinyl Systems, GCC and Graphtec are great for businesses of all sizes. For sublimation, Sawgrass printers are the industry standard. For white toner printing, Crio and Uninet have printers that work well.

For successful heat transfer application, consistent heat and pressure are crucial. This is where a good heat press comes in. Heat Press Nation is the market leader and offers budget-friendly options as well as robust pro machines.

We hope this information helps you get started on your heat transfer business journey! For more information, be sure to contact us at support.heatpressnation.com or call us at 800-215-0894.

Don't forget to check out our helpful tutorials and demos on YouTube.

5 comments

Gnosko Designs

Gnosko Designs

Does anyone know of a temperature and time guid to heat transfer? So far, It has been a trial and error thing for me.

Dale

Dale

I am looking for a heat press that will fuse iron on interfacing to cotton fabric. Nothing fancy that is all it will be doing. Must be at least 17” wide

Photobyvince

Photobyvince

Can I use regular inkjet transfer paper with the heat press?

Jan

Jan

Sublimation paper for dark. After pressing the colors are dull. I did the temperature at 380° for 40 seconds

Priscilla

Priscilla

I’m interested in printing on wood. Can the transfer images be heat pressed on a thin plywood surface or mdf type board?

Thanks- Priscilla

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