Heat Transfer: the Short Run T-Shirt Solution

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.

Heat Presses:
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”

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”

Blinging Up Your Business!

Rhinestones are an incredibly popular method to create and sell unique items – from t-shirts to tote bags and even tennis shoes! Everybody wants to add a little bling to their products to make them memorable. Use rhinestones to spell out names, embellish images and create a sparkly splash of color on almost anything! It’s a great and simple addition to bring more diversity and revenue to any business. 

With such a great profit-making opportunity right in front of you, you may be wondering, “How do I get started?” It’s easy…get started with Coastal! Continue reading “Blinging Up Your Business!”