October '16

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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2 0 1 6 O C T O B E R P R I N T W E A R || 69 Check out Sample Spotlights at Because there's always a story… Partnering To Help Your Business Grow To have your company or product featured, call Matt Wieber at 800.669.0424 x280 I've been having issues with my heat transfers looking wrinkled and bent after the first wash. How can I avoid this? To prevent wrinkling of heat trans- fer vinyl after laundering, wash the garment inside-out and dry using a low heat setting or hang dry. Tak- ing the item out of the dryer im- mediately also helps eliminate wrinkles. COURTNEY KUBITZA, STAHLS' TV If I adhere cutter film lettering to a garment and realize I've made a mistake, is the garment worth sav - ing? If so, how do you do that? There are products out there such as solvents that can remove the vinyl from the garment. Depending on the circumstances, such as the vinyl and garment color, you may be able to save them. Unfortunately, not all of our mis- takes can be fixed. If it's a goof that can be used as a sample for future cus- tomers in your shop, try that. ADAM YUKISH, IMPRINTABLES WAREHOUSE Do I need to prepare my artwork differently if I want to print puff or embossed heat transfers? Puff or embossed transfers will expand up and out when the transfer is applied to the garment under the heat press. Careful consideration must be imple- mented in the art studio to adjust the graphic line weight to encompass the puff image so that non-puff graphic images in the design don't lose their definition and sharpness. CHRIS PLUCK, INSTA

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