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”
I wanted to give some light on a subject that I get questions about every day. When choosing a heat transfer paper, should you choose inkjet or laser?
Inkjet printers have a higher quality print than laser printers with a larger selection of heat transfer papers to choose from. The options range from papers that excel in soft hand, less border, great color and more. Inkjet printers are easy to set up and you may already have one at home or in your office. Also, transfer papers for inkjet printers are more universal; they will work on most inkjet printers. However, inkjet printers tend to be more expensive when it comes to printing and ink replenishing. Continue reading “Heat Transfer Paper: Inkjet vs. Laser”
I’m reaching out to the newbies in the world of heat transfer (and please don’t be scared away by the length of this blog, it’s easy reading – I promise!) After looking at our site and doing your own research, I’m sure you are thinking, “HELP! I know I want to get my own business started but where in the world do I begin?! Do I start with heat transfer vinyl? Sign vinyl? Sublimation? And by the way, what is sublimation?! Maybe I should just start with heat transfer paper? And if I go with paper, do I use inkjet or laser? How do I choose which heat press is best for me?” Whew! That’s a lot to take in, but, hopefully, we can help! Continue reading “Reaching Out to the Newbies”