If you are currently printing and cutting images on your heat transfer paper using a cutter, then you probably hate the fact that you lose a good amount of your paper size due to margins and registration mark placement. Vinyl cutters need a certain amount of space for the rollers to move across the paper and grasp during cutting, which may cause your design to be smaller than you wish. When you print and then cut heat transfer paper, you must set your margins a particular distance away from the sides and top of the paper. The side registration marks need to be approximately .5”-1” away from the edges of the paper, and around the top of the paper, the registration marks need to be even further away…around 3″ to 5″! Continue reading “Print & Cut: How to utilize the entire 8.5” x 11” sheet of transfer paper”
Direct to garment printing has come a long way since it first hit our industry as a decorating method that is here to stay back in 2004. There have been many highs and lows and today you have a wide range of choices all of which fit certain business models. The down side is the relatively high investment cost of the equipment at first which means you must have a market in place to quick realize any return on investment. So how do you get into that market and not run your self out of business first? Heat Transfers is the answer! Continue reading “Why Heat Transfer Print and Cut is the Perfect Gateway to Direct to Garment”
As you may know, Coastal is a company that offers a wide variety of brands. This allows you to make your purchasing decision based on our experience with the equipment and our expert advice…which sometimes will be given, even if you don’t want it.
My last blog was about heat press equipment, Swinger vs. Clamshell. It was aimed at helping you decide what questions to ask yourself when wanting to add a heat press to your business. For this blog, I thought I would stay along the same lines… but switch it up a little and go with… da da daaaa… vinyl cutters. Continue reading “Vinyl Cutters: Graphtec vs. Roland”