Heat Applied Graphics Articles

Sublimation Ghosting Busting


By Aaron Montgomery - Sunday, February 12, 2017
Ghosting mainly occurs in sublimation when the ink is still active even after you have opened the heat press as the transfer paper could have slightly moved during this process. When opening the heat press, the substrate and paper might move slightly resulting in the image to be slightly skewed from where it was intended to be pressed. This will...

Decoding 3D Sublimation


By Aaron Montgomery - Tuesday, November 15, 2016
What is 3D Sublimation? If you've never heard of 3D Sublimation before, don't be alarmed. It is a relatively unused process that is currently being adopted by specialized markets. It sounds a lot harder than it is since the sublimation process is the same as using a standard flat or mug press. Remember, a combination of heat and pressure is needed...

Adding Sublimation To A Screen Printing Shop


By Jimmy Lamb - Friday, September 23, 2016
When it comes to mass printing of apparel, screen printing tends to win out in terms of cost and efficiency.  But what happens when a client wants an order of 12 t-shirts with an 8 color image?  Or suppose that same person needs some promotional items and/or signage – are you able to handle that too or do you wave bye-bye to those dollars as they...

When Death Do Us Part - Sublimated Memorial Products


By Jimmy Lamb - Friday, September 2, 2016
Losing a loved one is one of life’s most trying experiences; because the reality is that they aren’t coming back leaving you with nothing more than your memories. But it’s these same memories that can provide an emotional lifeline for someone struggling to come to terms with their grief while struggling to hang on during those darkest of days....

Digital Applique


By Jimmy Lamb - Friday, September 2, 2016
In the world of spiritwear, new, unique and different make all the difference in the world, yet working within the parameters of a school’s colors and mascot only leaves so much room for creativity.  After all, how many different ways can you apply a three-color cougar paw to apparel????  Hmmmm….  But all is not lost, as there really are some cool...

Cutting Time, Not Just Vinyl


By Clay Barbera - Wednesday, July 27, 2016
I would like to offer some insight in graphic development for vinyl applications. Better results come from not only using higher quality vector artwork, but some art techniques as well. The quality of the graphic will not only determine your ability to edit and customize, but also to cut, weed, apply, and press. Not all artwork is created equal,...

Dipping Garments Illustrated!


By DrPrint - Saturday, February 20, 2016
Most garment decorators, whether we screen print, embroider or apply heat-transfers, do the same things over and over. They don’t always seem to get very excited about another shirt because for the most part, they’ve been there, done that.  Decorating a garment that hasn’t been printed yet certainly creates a little more excitement, especially...

Sublimation - The Short Run / On Demand Solution


By Jimmy Lamb - Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Have you ever had a customer spend an hour (or more) of your time placing a highly-detailed custom order only to announce that it needs to be filled by lunch time?  It’s tough enough getting people to spend money in today’s challenging financial climate, but then to have them place a set of unrealistic conditions on the job such as an impossible...