Let’s Talk About Heat Printing

Are you ready to talk about heat printing and discover how to print t-shirts and more using a heat press and heat transfers?

Welcome to Let’s Talk About Heat Printing!

If you’re looking for more information about using a heat press to create custom t-shirts and more, this is the place. Whether you are just getting started or if you want to expand your custom apparel services, heat printing is a fantastic solution.

My name is Ted Stahl and I’ve been helping people print t-shirts using a heat press for a very long time. Our family-owned company, Stahls’, has been in business since 1932. It was started by my grandfather A.C. Stahl, who introduced the concept of do-it-yourself lettering to garment decorators. Today, we’re the world’s largest manufacturer of heat presses and CAD-CUT heat transfer vinyls, custom transfers and just about everything you need to create custom apparel.

Start Printing T-shirts for Fun and Profit

There are so many ways to make your personalization business more successful and bring in more money simply by using your heat press. Whether you already own a heat press or are considering purchasing one, you will find information here that will help you make the right decision for your garment decorating business. This blog has hundreds of posts on how to choose a heat press, how to use a heat press and much more.

What is a heat press?
A heat press machine is designed for the purpose of pressing heat transfers onto t-shirts, sweatshirts, whatever you can fit in the press. Heat pressing refers to the combination of time, temperature and pressure used to apply a design. The actual process of heat pressing is ideal for lower quantity runs and personalization. Heat presses come in many different makes, models, styles and sizes. Stahls’ Hotronix is the largest manufacturer of heat presses in the world.

What processes can I use with a heat press?
Some common processes that heat presses are used for are as follows: Plastisol or Hot Split Custom Transfers, Stock Transfers, Inkjet Transfers, CLC Transfers, Sublimation, Heat Transfer Materials such as CAD-CUT™, Heat applied rhinestones, Twill applique, Flock, Curing of Direct to Garment printing,  Print and Cut Designs created with eco-solvent printer/cutters, Glitter CAD-materials, Reflective CAD-Materials, CAD-Materials for Nylons, Full Color Digital on Darks, Holographic CAD-Materials. Heat presses are also used to smooth out embroidery after sewing.

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