When 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”
Coastal Business Supplies has some awesome new designer printed heat transfer vinyls to introduce to you – the Chemica Designer Chevron heat transfer vinyl and Polka Dot patterned vinyl! These CAD-cuttable heat transfer vinyls are the perfect way to decorate t-shirts, hats, garments, and other soft goods for your customers in half the time of creating and cutting your own chevron pattern! These patterned vinyls come already printed with a narrow-style chevron pattern in solvent ink, which has excellent durability through the wash, and are available in a spectrum of trendy colors. Plus, this product is Oeko-Tex certified, so you can be confident there are no lead or phthalates in the material or liner, and is safe for multiple applications.
Check out these awesome new patterns today, and introduce them to your customers so they can start placing their orders soon!
Now, what else is left?
Oh yes, vinyl transfers. You will need a vinyl cutter to cut the material and a heat press to apply it. You can find vinyl in a wide range of colors, prints, glitters, fluorescents, reflectives, puffs, and so on. There are different vinyls for different substrates – from nylon and cotton to spandex and polyester. Vinyl is very popular in the athletic apparel market, in applying pre-cut names, numbers and logos to athletic jerseys. Continue reading “Tracy Takes On…. “I’m Confused, Tell me What I Need?” Part VI”