Plotter Cutting Heat Transfer Films

If you are a sign maker and have a plotter or printer, garment decorating with heat transfer films is one of those prize opportunities that requires a very short learning curve and an investment in a heat press. The cost for a good clamshell press runs about $1000 to $1200, but you can buy one for as little as $300 to $500. Just remember that you get what you pay for. Read more »

Evaluating Heat Transfer Films

How do you determine if one brand of heat transfer film is better than another? Today, most flex films are polyurethane. But not all polyurethane films are the same. In fact, the difference from one brand to another is staggering. Here’s what to look for in comparative shopping: Read more »

The Trouble with Shrinking Shirts

Tips for Working with Heat Transfer Films Should it be a surprise that cotton tee-shirts shrink?  Even us guys know that! Cotton garments shrink. 100% cotton can shrink as much as 10% to 12%. Especially if you simmer the clothes in hot water in your washer, and then bake it on high in the dryer until […] Read more »

See Supply55 Products at SGIA Orlando October 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2013

See Supply55 Products at SGIA Orlando October 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2013 – BannerPRO – ReelPRO – Guardian Laminators – Guardian Dye Sublimation Calenders – Direct-To-Fabric Printers and more . . . Get a Free Expo Pass to the 2013 SGIA Expo Orlando, October 23-25, 2013 from Supply55 Use Code: 109963E Orange County Convention Center, South […] Read more »

Applying Floor Graphics: Beyond Pick ‘Em and Stick ‘Em

Different types of floors often demand different approaches to applying the floor graphic ­ if you want it to stick. Get the inside scoop. Applying floor graphics can be easy ­ but it can also give you a headache. Get some tips that will help you avoid the Tylenol bottle. Applying floor graphics may seem […] Read more »

Boat Wrapping Secrets You Need to Know

In case you haven’t noticed, boats are curvier than most cars. That can spell trouble if you don’t approach a boat wrap the right way. Discover the boat wrapping secrets you need to know. Ready for some step-by-step instructions on how to wrap a boat? Get the insider’s techniques that will help you find success […] Read more »

Caring for Garments with Heat Transfers

I am frequently asked how many times you can wash a garment with a  heat transfer applique before it deteriorates.  Durability of this material all depends on the type of material that you are using and  garment care.  If you wash and dry the garment properly, a high quality polyurethane applique should last just as long as the garment itself. Read more »