February '16

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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36 || P R I N T W E A R F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6 PRESSING MATTERS F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6 To create a patterned and glitter design, first cut your transfer out of white glitter flake material. After it's applied to the garment, layer it with patterned sub- limation transfer. By applying the pattern on a dark garment, overset won't show up, keeping the design crisp and clean. The finished product offers a subtle shimmer effect with a bold graphic that has retail ap- peal, and a higher-perceived value. transfers together to create a super transfer? You get a dynamic, high- impact look like the one on page 35. But, how do we make this marriage of transfers work without going overboard? First, print the full-color transfer using print and cut technology. During the de- sign phase in this instance, we chose a por- tion of the design that we wanted to substitute with a glitter transfer. When choosing that por- tion of your design, be sure to choose a section that will work well as a single-color piece. Since the most popular glitter transfer finish is one that requires vinyl cutting, keep in mind the level of detail that you are comfortable cutting and weeding. After your transfers are made, it's time to apply. Make sure that your full-color transfer is the bottom layer of your appli-

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