Should I Start a Garment Decorating Heat Press Business?

Mon. Feb 9, 2015 in The Basics

Should I Start a Garment Decorating Heat Press Business? No matter how you look at it, starting your own business is a challenge. It’s scary and intimidating, but it’s also exciting and inspiring. These days, more and more people are joining the start-up community, meaning that more and more resources are becoming available. In fact, according to Forbes, small businesses have generated over 65% of new jobs since 1995. Pretty cool, huh? If you’re thinking about starting a ... Continue Reading

How to Use Dye Sublimation Glitter

How to Use Dye Sublimation Glitter

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 ... Continue Reading

RHINESTONES 101: How to Make a Rhinestone Transfer

RHINESTONES 101: How to Make a Rhinestone Transfer

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? Rhinestone software Hot fix rhinestones Flock big enough for your design ... Continue Reading

All About Vinyl Cutters

All About Vinyl Cutters

Fri. Mar 13, 2015 in Buyer's Guide

You’ve chosen your vinyl, your design and your heat press. You’re ready to create something! …Wait. No. Something’s missing. A vinyl cutter! It’s one of the most important pieces of equipment that you will need to ensure your heat transfer success, so let us help you pick the right one. First, in case you aren’t quite sure what a cutter is, we’ll explain briefly. A vinyl cutter is a machine that uses sharp blades to cut into heat transfer ... Continue Reading

Monograms Made Easy

Monograms Made Easy

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 ... Continue Reading

EasyWeed Heat Transfer Application with Two Colors

EasyWeed Heat Transfer Application with Two Colors

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 ... Continue Reading