Of all my favorite ways to make cool t-shirts here working at Coastal Business, I am especially partial to vinyl transfers. They’re light in hand, with great durability, and come in a wide variety of colors, textures, and even special effects to really make a t-shirt design POP at a customer. And when your mind is on your design, it’s nice to have a product like EasyWeed to take the additional guesswork out of creating your garment.
EasyWeed, the family of heat transfer vinyl by Siser, is a popular choice for apparel decorators. It’s simple to cut and apply, works well on a wide variety of fabric types, and appeals to customers due to its soft, thin properties. It’s also been around for quite awhile, so the company has earned a pretty good reputation in the industry for making a consistently performing product. Continue reading “EasyWeed is Easily the Easiest!”
When shopping around for starter kits, heat presses, transfers or more, you’ll run across a lot of companies that are willing to make a LOT of promises just to make the sale. Unfortunately, this means that when you finally receive your product and encounter any issues with it, you may be out of luck when it comes to technical support from the company you purchased it from.
Here at Coastal, we pride ourselves on offering exemplary technical support to our customers (and sometimes even other companies’ customers!) Whether it’s a simple question about the correct pressure to use when pressing a neck tie or something more difficult, like how to unclog a bulk sublimation system, we have an entire technical support team available from 8am through 6pm every weekday. You can reach us through the phone or through our live chat without delay. Continue reading “The Importance of Technical Support”
Do you want to decrease the monetary impact of short runs in your t-shirt shop? The answer to this problem is, quite simply, heat transfer.
Using transfers are much cheaper than traditional methods, such as screen printing, when it comes to short runs. In fact, the most expensive thing you will need to invest in is a heat press and you will find that it soon pays for itself many times over. There are many brands to choose from as well as many levels of heat press to enter into. What determines your entry point would be factors such as the size needed to accommodate your garments as well as the quantity you plan to produce. Some of the best brands available are Hotronix and Maxx, which are both by Hotronix, as well as Hix and Insta. Continue reading “Heat Transfer: the Short Run T-Shirt Solution”