Print & Cut: How to utilize the entire 8.5” x 11” sheet of transfer paper

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”

Small Format vs. Wide Format Sublimation

Wide format sublimation is defined by using any printer that is 42” and wider. Small Format is considered any printer that is smaller than 42”. Digital sublimation printing and transfer is the same whether you use small format or wide format printers to make your transfers. You can still print the huge myriad of substrates with either process.

Small Format:

Ricoh GX7000 small format sublimation printer.

Current Ricoh printer models that are supported for small format printing are Ricoh GX 7000 and the Ricoh GXe3300N. Epson printer models that are supported for small format sublimation are the Epson C88+, Epson Workforce 30, Epson Workforce 1100, Epson 1400, Epson R1900, and the Epson 4880. Deciding which printer is right for your business depends on your budget and the size and quantity of the sublimation transfers. Continue reading “Small Format vs. Wide Format Sublimation”

Tips for Working with Digi-Cut Pro

Digi-Cut Pro is one of our newest heat transfer vinyl that is skyrocketing in popularity. It’s thin, soft and stretchy – everything you want in a heat transfer vinyl! Digi-Cut Pro is very similar to our original DigiCut PU, but offers two new features that set it apart: it is a hot peel and it has an adhesive backing.

The timesaving option of peeling the vinyl immediately after pressing will eliminate the process of waiting for the vinyl to cool. The adhesive backing makes it easier to securely place the vinyl onto any garment without fear of the vinyl moving.

Digi-Cut Pro is thin, soft and stretchy!

So, what are the best ways to ensure that you can work effectively with Digi-Cut Pro? Here are a few tips: Continue reading “Tips for Working with Digi-Cut Pro”