Mon. Sep 28, 2015 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
If Thermoflex Plus is giving you troubles, this article can help you work through some basic troubleshooting techniques. Listed below are 8 different areas for troubleshooting Thermoflex. Experts or beginners can run into some hiccups. We will cover both for cutting and pressing tips.
Cut Direction – mirror image
Need to cut on the dull side of the material
TEST CUT, TEST CUT, TEST CUT!! With any product, you need to do TEST CUTS before cutting th ...
Mon. May 18, 2015 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
How to Do an EasyWeed Heat Transfer Application with 2 Colors
Step 1: Load the Reverse Image Cut-Ready Artwork into the Cutting Software
Step 2: Load the Vinyl Sheet Into the Cutter
Tip – Make sure the liner side is face down when you load it into the cutter
Step 3: Send the Artwork to the Cutter
Step 4: Weed Away Excess Vinyl from the Cut Out Design
Tip – Always start from the outside and work your way in
Tip – Make sure the smaller pieces of your ...
Mon. Apr 13, 2015 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
Monograms are all the rage right now – just ask Pinterest. You can create a beautiful monogram with limited design experience or by locating a free monogram generator online. Once you have your monogram, you’re able to put it on almost anything – we’re talking towels, t-shirts, mugs and more. There are many different ways to do this, but we’re going to show you a super quick, easy way to get a beautiful, fun-looking monogram using heat transfer vinyl.
Step On ...
Tue. Mar 10, 2015 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
Want to try something new? We’ll teach you how to layer Siser EasyWeed Florescents in this quick, easy tutorial (to create this tank top, we used three different colors). Let’s get started!
As always, create your unique artwork in vector form. Once your artwork is ready, send it to the cutter! Cut your design using the same cut force that you use for typical heat transfer vinyl.
We cut our design out of three different colors for this tutorial. Once yo ...
Tue. Mar 3, 2015 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
So, you’ve designed a really neat pattern and you want to do, well, something with it. We’ll walk you through one idea that’s easy, quick and will add a fun twist to almost any garment.
First, send your image to email@example.com and we’ll give you a quote per yard (there is a 5 yard minimum for custom prints like this one). Note: Make sure it’s high resolution, unless you’re going for a more pixelated look!
Once we have you ...
Thu. Feb 19, 2015 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
It may seem intimidating to think about creating a rhinestone design, even for those of you seasoned in heat transfer designs. Rhinestone designs are a bit more complex, but that’s what you have us for! Today, we’re going to teach you how to create a simple rhinestone design – start to finish. (If you try this, make sure you Instagram us a picture of your creation!)
What will you need?
Hot fix rhinestones
Flock big enough for your design ...
Tue. Feb 17, 2015 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
You asked and we listened! By popular request, we’re providing you with an alternative way to create your dye sub glitter masterpiece. We’re going to skip a couple of the most basic steps. Check out our other dye sub glitter post for a slightly modified process.
The process we are going to show you in this article will cut the glitter first, then sublimate the color on after your design is cut. This process is a little more tedious, but has been known to make it easier to remove t ...
Thu. Feb 12, 2015 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
If you’re not entirely sure what dye sublimation is, let us give you a brief explanation.
Dye sub transferring is a form of heat transfer process that allows you to take a digital image, print it on a sublimation printer and press it onto a garment. You must use sublimation ink, which uses a continuous-tone technology; prints are typically dry and ready to handle as soon as you remove them from the printer. This process can be used on a variety of products, from t-shirts to coasters. An ...
Wed. Jun 8, 2016 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
He was a first love, a first hero, and one of the first people to ever believe in you. He is your father (cue Darth Vader). But what gift is worthy enough for this awesome man in your life? One made from you, that is. Whether you’re a mother reading this, a daughter, a son, or a father who wants to drop hints to your kiddos, Heat Transfer Warehouse has a few Father’s Day gift ideas that you can do yourself. Take a look at a few different ideas our team came up with that wil ...
Tue. Jan 3, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
In this blog, we will discuss the basics of foils and go into specific details about the two different types of foils we have to offer.
What are Foils?
Foils are materials that add a true metallic element to designs!
One-Step Pressing Application
Siser EasyWeed Foils
Similar to standard vinyl - these are a soft heat transfer film with a shiny metallic finish
Requires a simple one-step pressing application process
Can be used on Cotton, Polyester, and Poly/Cotto ...
Wed. Jan 4, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
Have you ever made a mistake while pressing heat transfer vinyl? There is a solution that helps correct mistakes without replacing garment. All you need is our Heat Transfer Vinyl Remover!
How to use Heat Transfer Vinyl Remover:
Start by turning the garment inside out.
Apply the remover to the area that you want to remove. (The vinyl that you want to remove is actually on the other side of the garment. This allows the remover to soak through the garment and reach the ...
Thu. Jan 26, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
Interested in customizing a toothbrush holder using sign vinyl? It's super easy! We’ll teach you how to in this easy step-by-step tutorial!
For the making of this creation, we used Sign Making Materials. Specifically, we used:
White and Sunbeam Yellow FDC Sign Vinyl
Damask Black Sign Vinyl Fashion Prints
1) As always, create your unique artwork in vector form. Once your artwork is ready, ...
Fri. Jan 27, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
We designed multiple wine bags using a variety of our htv products! Provided below are the application instructions for each product that we used.
*Please note that when layering or repressing, the beginning layers/applications should only be pressed for about 3-4 seconds. Only the last layer/application should be pressed for the full amount of suggested time. Also, always make sure to use a teflon release sheet. For an example, please refer to our Rock This Layered Look blog.*
Mon. Jan 30, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
For the making of this creation, we used our new Hotmark Revolution in white.
Advantages of Hotmark Revolution:
It's the first universal heat transferable vinyl (htv) that adheres to cotton, polyester, poly and cotton blends, nylon, and acrylics
Is soft and flexible
Works well with cutting and weeding small, intricate designs
Offers quick application, low temperature pressing, and hot or cold peel
Very easy to weed
The shower c ...
Wed. Feb 15, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
Those plain colored chargers are SO BORING. You’re sick of looking at them and always get confused as to whose charger belongs to who? Us too! Time to spice these things up with a little personalization.
To get started you’ll need:
A design you’d like to put on your charger. Whether it be your name or a shape. The possibilities are endless!
Sign Vinyl (Regular will do but we wanted to spice it up even more with our Custom Sign Vin ...
Fri. Feb 24, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
Want to add some color or patterns to your plain keyboard keys? Ever thought about using sign vinyl to do so? Well we did! In this blog we’ll talk about this easy way to make your keyboard stand out in the office or at home.
First, you will need to gather everything needed for this process. This includes:
Sign Vinyl (we are using our Sign Vinyl Fashion Prints in Herringbone Cool and Oracal 651 in white)
Clear application/transfer ...
Tue. Mar 7, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
For some it’s already Spring Break time, otherwise, it’s fast approaching and we’ve got the perfect solution for those cold drinks….custom can koozies! This process was super quick and easy and added a personal touch at the same time.
We were unsure how the can koozies would handle the heat so we decided to use Turbo Premium, which is pressed at a low temp (300°F) and short time (5 seconds).
We followed the standard process of working with HTV (cut ...
Wed. Mar 29, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
Need some ideas for a Mother's Day gift? We're here to help! Unfortunately, we have way too many projects that we would like to create for Mother's Day, so instead of creating them all, we've decided to provide you with some fun ideas that we've found. All these pictures below are designs that we found on Pinterest. Hopefully, we can assist you in sparking some creativity!
To all these designs on our Pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.com/heatr ...
Thu. May 11, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
With summer and busy wedding season right around the corner we thought we’d give applying HTV to a bath towel a try! It’s the perfect way to customize a towel for yourself or as a gift.
The towels we used were 100% cotton but to be safe we decided to go with our low temperature low application time product; ThermoFlex Low Temp Premium (Turbo Premium)
Now, Hotmark Revolution Low Temp from Chemica works the same way when it comes to low temp and low time application so choosing ...
Fri. May 19, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
If you've been following us on social media, you've probably noticed we've been all over Heat Transfer Foils lately. Looking at the product description, you may have (or will) notice that Hot Stamp Foils are not made for long-term use. Rather, they are made for short term use and wear. Yes, they will uphold through the wash, however; there is the possibility that you may start to notice wear and tear after a handful of washes. But, don't let this scare you away fro ...
Wed. May 24, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
Dye sublimation is a great option for those who are seeking high quality photographic results. Feel free to make your artwork as complicated as you want, because there are endless possibilities when using dye sublimation! In fact, did you know that it is possible to sublimate onto our HTV Textured Glitter? You can use any polyester or polymer-coated substrates with dye sublimation... and that’s why HTV Textured Glitter works!
What Will You Need?
If you&rsq ...
Thu. Aug 3, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
Creating your own rhinestone transfer can seem like an intimidating process. Rhinestone designs are a little more complex than creating simple vector artwork. However, with the use of Rhinestone software (which we provide), it’s really not too difficult! In this blog, we will give you step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own rhinestone transfer!
Keep in mind that when creating your own transfer, it can be difficult to use more than one color of rhinestone. If you’r ...
Wed. Aug 9, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
Believe it or not, Summer is coming to an end. This not only means that it’s time to squeeze in those last minute vacations, but it’s almost back-to-school time! As school is right around the corner, we wanted to share with you a few quick-and-easy creations that you can share with your children. Using both heat transfer and sign vinyl, we customized a sandwich container, pencil pouch and a binder! We'll show you how step-by-step!
Sandwich c ...
Wed. Aug 16, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
We’ve had numerous people inquire about applying Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) to glass. As many of you likely already know, it’s heat that activates the adhesive glue on HTV. That being said, it’s reasonable to conclude that HTV will adhere to anything that conducts heat (with exceptions to certain fibers and coated materials). Being that glass conducts heat very well and is not coated, it’s totally possible to apply heat transfer vinyl to glass!
In fact, we went ahead an ...
Mon. Sep 25, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
What is an inlay?
The definition of inlay is: a design, pattern, or piece of material set within the surface (inlaid) of something.
In the case of using heat transfer vinyl, we are getting the same look as we would with layering vinyl; however, we are not layering vinyl. Rather, we are setting one vinyl within the borders of another. Still confusing? Don’t worry, in this blog we’ll show how and give some examples.
1) First, cut your designs out of heat transfer v ...
Wed. Nov 29, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
What are Heat Transfer Foils?
Heat Transfer Foils are heat transferable materials that are trending in the garment decoration industry. They are perfect for adding a true metallic element to designs! If you are not familiar with the title Heat Transfer Foils, perhaps you may know these as Screen Print Foils or even Hot Stamp Foils. These products come in a variety of titles; however, they are all the same. It is important to note that Heat Transfer Foil is not Heat Transfer Vinyl. Heat Transf ...
Wed. Dec 6, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
All of us here at Heat Transfer Warehouse love white elephant gifts. In fact, it is our tradition to participate in a white elephant gift exchange every holiday season. For those of you who plan on participating in a white elephant gift exchange, we're here to help! We've created a handful of fun, easy-to-do and inexpensive white elephant gifts - all using Heat Transfer Warehouse vinyl. In this blog, we'll walk you through each gift we've created with what materials were app ...
Wed. Dec 20, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
Christmas is ONLY 5 days away! For those of you who celebrate, we understand that Christmas cards can become quite expensive! In this blog, we are going to walk you through how to make your own Christmas cards using both Sign Vinyl and Heat Transfer Vinyl on cardstock. This is a great way to save money - especially if you use those extra vinyl scraps that you may have laying around! You don't need much vinyl, as a design on a Christmas card should be quite small in comparison to a desig ...
Thu. Jan 11, 2018 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
If you have experience using heat transfer vinyl, you probably know that most heat transfer materials are not designed to adhere to nylon. However, there are specific heat transfer vinyls that are specifically designed to adhere to nylon.
A great example is Siser’s EasyWeed line of heat transfer vinyl. Regular EasyWeed cannot adhere to nylon, but that’s why EasyWeed Extra exists - a heat transfer vinyl with all the same great benefits of EasyWeed but with the added benefit of adhe ...
Wed. Feb 7, 2018 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
For those of you who are new to using Heat Transfer Vinyl, we understand the overwhelming struggles of getting your first vinyl cutting machine! In fact, getting started with the Silhouette Cameo 3 can appear to be quite intimidating, and even stressful. In this blog, we are going to walk you through how to set up your Silhouette Cameo 3 and show you how to begin your first cut!
Also, make sure to check out our Silhouette Cameo Kits - they inlcude over $260 worth of free material! ...
Fri. Nov 16, 2018 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
Why can’t Siser Glitter HTV be layered?
It is highly recommended to not layer Siser Glitter HTV on top of Siser Glitter HTV. Why? The answer is simple - Siser Glitter HTV is textured and does not provide a good base for the adhesive to stick to.
You can certainly layer Siser Glitter HTV over other HTV such as Siser EasyWeed! Just make sure to avoid putting Siser Glitter on top of Siser Glitter.
Get a layered look with Siser Glitter HTV
Even though you don’t wan ...
Mon. Sep 23, 2019 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies
Heat Transfer Paper: Inkjet vs. Laser
Heat Transfer Paper is a great option for anyone that is wanting to create custom full color transfers for their customers that does not require a wide format, high end printer. In this blog, we will briefly discuss the two main papers available to you, dive into the difference between light and dark papers and when to use each, and finally, really dig into the Forever FlexSoft No Cut Laser Paper.
Different Kinds of Heat Transfer Paper
So wh ...