Printwear

October '16

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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68 || P R I N T W E A R O C T O B E R 2 0 1 6 HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION What are the advantages of selling heat transfers? One of the major advantages of selling heat transfers is the abil- ity to gang multiple images on one sheet. Depending on the size of the gang sheet and what you're decorating, you could pair multiple image locations and cut them apart before ap- plying. Using gang sheets can also be a great way to upsell your customer. Convince them to add a heart logo or a sleeve print at a discounted price, since it won't cost you extra setup fees or screen fees. Some other advantages of selling transfers are the low start- up costs and ease of use. Essentially, all that's required to start selling printed garments is a heat press and the transfers them- selves. You can start out with a budget heat press and work your way up as you make a profit selling transfers. JODY MAZADE, HOWARD SPORTSWEAR GRAPHICS EXPRESS INC When applying a dye-sublimation transfer, is this done exactly the same way you apply a plastisol transfer? Any tips to ensure the best results? When applying a dye-sublimation transfer with a heat press, it is necessary to cover the design with Kraft paper before heating. A new sheet of Kraft paper must be used with each transfer to be applied. This prevents ghosting, or smearing of the ink from a previous transfer to be pressed onto the garment. Sewn appliqués also have to be tacked down with a heat press before sewing to avoid having them shift out of position. MARTINA MANIVATH, DALCO ATHLETIC HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION HEAT TRANSFERS AND SUBLIMATION Some advantages to selling heat transfers include the low startup costs and ease of use. (Image courtesy STAHLS') Dye-sublimation transfers must be covered with Kraft paper to prevent ghosting, while sewn appliqués must be tacked down with a heat press. (Image courtesy Dalco Athletic)

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