Garments decorated with heat transfers will withstand washing and drying twenty times and more, if they are cared for properly. Jim Hingst reviews the right way to wash, dry and iron garments decorated with heat transfers.
What can you do to prevent wrinkled heat transfer appliques? Possible solutions include buying pre-shrunk tee-shirts or pre-pressing garments prior to heat pressing an applique. Read more »
How Pigments and Dyes Differ What is the difference between pigments and dyes? The easy answer is that dyes are soluble, while pigments are insoluble. So much for easy answers! When we scratch beneath the surface, differences between these two classes of colorants are much more complex. Read more »
Advancements in digital print technology and the introduction of top coated fabric have allowed printers to expand their product offerings to include fabric banners. These technological advancements include: the ability of the machinery to feed and process heavier weight materials; improved compatibility of the inks with fabrics; and higher print quality. Read more »
A high quality polyurethane heat transfer film will outlast a screen printed garment hands down. In fact, if you properly process and care for a polyurethane heat transfer, the applique should last the life of the garment. We all know what happens to a screen printed shirt after a dozen washes. Plastisol inks crack. By […] Read more »
Supply55 will be exhibiting at SGIA Las Vegas September 14 – 16, 2016, booth number 2124. Stop by our booth to see the full product line; Guardian Calender, BannerPRO, ReelPRO, Guardian Laminators and Prime Sublimation Transfer Paper. In addition to our current product offering we will be featuring an exciting new fabric printing application targeted at […] Read more »
Supply55, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of UV-PRO an Ocè IJC256 compatible ink for use with Ocè Arizona printers. UV-PRO ink from Supply55 is specially formulated to meet or exceed the performance specifications of Ocè IJC256; provides superior adhesion, is fully color matched and is plug-n-play compatible making conversion a snap. PRINTER COMPATIBILITY: […] Read more »
Selecting the Right Screen Print Fabric This article provides recommendations in selecting mesh for screen printing signage and large format graphics. By Jim Hingst @hingst_jim One of the most important aspects of screen printing is selecting the right screen print fabric for the job. The screen print fabric serves two key functions. First, it supports […] Read more »