Digital Transfers onto Performance Fabrics

sockWhen I was primarily involved with screen printing and direct to garment printing, I was a huge proponent of 100% cotton t-shirts. I really didn’t think I could ever come to love those polyester shirts. But due to companies like Vapor Apparel, Under Armor and others, polyester performance wear has really started to take a hold of me. Now that my days are filled with sublimation inks and vinyl, instead of pretreatment and plastisol, I have been exposed to so much more polyester fabric that I almost feel like I nearly missed the boat. Using digital transfers on performance fabrics is a broad subject, so let’s start off by talking about some of the many different types of garments that are polyester based and the types of material that you can use to decorate those items. Continue reading “Digital Transfers onto Performance Fabrics”


Whether you are looking for a new accent or a completely new decorating theme for your little one’s room, there are lots of great products here that can help!  Being a graphic artist here at Coastal by day and a mommy in the evening, you can bet that my two children’s rooms are always changing as fast as their favorite fad or TV show is. Handmade touches like wall decals and blanket embellishments can give a personalized style to your child’s space.

Without lifting a paintbrush, PhotoTex is an affordable and easy to use self-adhesive wall material that can add flare and personality to walls and even floors.  Simply design the graphic on your computer, print it out on the special PhotoTex material, and either cut by hand or with a vinyl cutter. Then peel and stick! True, he won’t be into outer space or monsters forever, but the material can be easily removed when he moves onto his next mission!  This was a great touch for their nurseries especially when they transitioned to a big kid room.

Heat transfer vinyl has definitely been a life saver when it comes to Continue reading “Kid-Approved”