Hot in Heat Printing

Stahls‘ AquaTru tote bags were a big hit with attendees and we saw them all over the show floor at the recent Imprinted Sportswear Show in Long Beach.

Even though I wasn’t personally able to attend the Long Beach Imprinted Sportswear Show this year (I’m recovering from knee-replacement surgery), I’ve been getting excellent feedback from our team there. The booth was consistently crowded and we experienced record sales for Hotronix Heat Presses. The demand for the Heated Lower Platen is very high, as it is recognized and acknowledged as a true solution to scorching and for preventing the infamous “box” around heat printed images.  If you print on polyester or any other type of performance fabric, this is something you also need to know about. Another star of the show was CAD-CUT Silicone Dye Block. This heat transfer material is on everyone’s “must find” list. It’s extremely popular for use on athletic jerseys and all types of performance wear. If you’ve been looking for ways to replicate the popular raised, matte logos you find on UnderArmour and Nike shirts and clothing, CAD-CUT Silicone is what you need. It’s also able to block dye-migration which makes it an excellent choice on sublimated fabrics. Right now it’s available in seven colors and we will be adding more to the line up in the future. If you would like to learn more about heat printing with CAD-CUT Silicone, this video shows you how it works. Again, thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth to say hello. I wish I could have been there! Thank you to everyone who has given me a phone call and sent photos and videos to keep me in the know. I truly appreciate it.

We were also handing out San Mar Camo Hex t-shirts printed with AquaTru Dye Blocking transfers. Camo Hex is known for being difficult to print on but AquaTru is the perfect solution. The line was at least 100 people deep.

The other star of the show was CAD-CUT Silicone. This highly sought-after HTV also blocks dye migration. It’s also a big hit with athletes of all ages.

Hotronix VP and General Manager Ben Robinson demonstrates how to apply a CAD-CUT Silicone transfer using the Hotronix Heated Lower Platen.

The Hotronix Heated Lower Platen allows you to print on polyester and other sensitive fabrics without scorching.

The results were perfect. Exactly what these folks were looking for.

Dane Clement, VP GroupeSTAHL Art and Creative Process, and Marcia Derryberry, Editor of Impressions Magazine. Marcia attended a press conference held at the Stahls’ booth on Friday, which introduced the Fusion IQ and allowed participants to get an overview of all our latest decorating solutions.

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