What You Should Know About Heat Pressing on Dye Sublimated Fabrics

 What is Dye Sublimation? Most polyester fabrics, such as many of the popular “Performance Garments”, are dyed using a sublimation process. The dye sublimation process uses high heat to permanently fuse   the colorant   into a polyester fabric. Heat serves two critical functions in this dying process.  First, the heat causes the pores of the polyester fabric to open up, so the material […] Read more »

Selecting the Best Heat Press Machine for Your Shop

With so many makes and models of heat presses, selecting one is usually confusing.  To make the right purchasing decision for your business, you need to thoroughly investigate your options. Start by asking the right questions. Here’s what you should know before you sign on the dotted line. Read more »

NEPATA Challenge – Rewind Accuracy

 Take the NEPATA challenge. Does a 10 foot rewind measure 10 feet? Ask yourself the following questions: 1 – How much inventory shrinkage do you suffer due to inaccurate rewinds? 2 – How much money could you save by eliminating roll overages? NEPATA delivers highly accurate rewinds eliminating inventory shrinkage and roll shortage/overage problems. Start […] Read more »

Take the NEPATA Challenge, 3 – 10 Yard Rewinds in 2 Minutes

Take the NEPATA challenge. Can you rewind and label three (3) ten (10) yard rolls in two (2) minutes with your current converting workflow? NEPATA simplifies the converting process delivering precise material cuts, highly accurate rewinds and advanced inventory control, allowing for quick delivery times across a wide range of media. Stop wasting time, eliminate inventory […] Read more »

Cutting & Weeding Tips for Heat Transfer Vinyl Films

Not all  polyurethane heat transfer films are the same. That’s because some of these flex films aren’t 100% polyurethane, which are very flexible, and other heat transfer vinyl films are blends of polyurethane and vinyl. These blends are much stiffer that a pure polyurethane film. Read more »

Plotter Cutting Heat Transfer Vinyl 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 […] Read more »

Supply55 and NEPATA release of the new UA770 30” SMART Rewinder/Trimmer

Supply55, Inc. and NEPATA GmbH are pleased to announce the release of the new NEPATA UA770 30 inch SMART Rewinder/Trimmer developed for the expanding North American converting market. “The UA770 utilizes the latest in converting technology delivering fast accurate rewinds, precision cuts, automatic label printing for lot number traceability and a 40% increase in productivity […] Read more »

How to Improve Email Marketing Readership and Response Rate

For years I have used email marketing to introduce products, generate sales leads and complement other marketing efforts, such as telemarketing, social media and face-to-face selling. While I have had good luck in using email to deliver my message, success is far from guaranteed. In fact, most emails are never opened, even if the reader […] Read more »