Low Temperature Heat Printing

While passing through JFK Airport, Mary and I saw this display of Super Bowl fan items. Notice the heavy use of metallics!

While passing through JFK Airport, Mary and I saw this display of Super Bowl fan items. Notice the heavy use of metallics!

You might be in one of the parts of the country, like we are here in Detroit, where “low temperature” is taking on a new meaning. Schools all over the Detroit-metro area are closed due to the cold temperatures (minus 10 is pretty darn low) and the officials at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, not far from here, cancelled classes for the first time since 1978 due to the extreme cold. But I’m not talking about those low temperatures. I’m referring to the demand for low temperature graphics that can be applied to performance wear. With customers on the stampede for performance wear–it’s becoming a bigger and bigger part of sportswear and fashion everyday–you need to be prepared. We went over several of the products we have for low temperature heat printing last week--such as ElastiPrint Transfers from Transfer Express and CAD-CUT PremiumPlus and of course our new STIX-2 adhesive is especially engineered for low-temp applications. Another one of our very popular low-temp materials is CAD-COLOR SuperTEK™ Sublistop™. Which not only works on performance wear, the adhesive features a charcoal-based lining which effectively prevents sublimated dyes from bleeding through. And don’t forget, if you have a fabric that you would like to heat print on, but haven’t had the right results, let me know. A reader recently required about Dacron sail cloth and we’re going to help them find a solution. In the meanwhile, keep warm everyone! Operating the heat press is probably one of more sought after jobs in the shop in cold areas!

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Just take a look at this metallic imprint and you are looking at the future of heat printing. Metallics, metallics, metallics.

Just take a look at these metallic imprints and you are looking at the future of heat printing. Metallics, metallics, metallics.

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