In the ever-evolving world of custom apparel decorating, staying ahead of the game is key to success. And one term buzzing around quite a bit lately is “Heat Print on Demand” or HPOD, for short. But what exactly is it, and why is it so relevant in today’s custom apparel industry? What does heat printing on demand mean for your business? And why do you need to be able to heat print on demand?
Taking Control of Your Business
In the world of custom apparel, control over your end results is everything. Business owners and decorators want the ability to call the shots, create their designs, and produce high quality custom apparel. Heat Print on Demand empowers individuals and businesses alike to take control of their production process. Whether you’re an entrepreneur starting a new venture or an established business looking to expand your offerings, HPOD allows you to be the master of your domain. You don’t have to rely on suppliers who are not local, you have more control over all stages of your garment decorating process.
Versatility for all order sizes
One common misconception about Heat Print on Demand is that it’s only suitable for small orders. First of all, it’s an excellent choice for creating single items, specialty prints like foil or reflective, or small batches using CAD-CUT® heat transfer vinyl. In addition, it’s equally capable of handling larger orders using methods like UltraColor MAX ® Direct-to-Film (DTF) transfers or other screen printed transfers. The versatility of HPOD means you can cater to a wide range of customer needs, from that one-of-a-kind shirt to a massive order with a tight deadline.
All You Need is a Heat Press
So, what kind of jobs can you tackle with Heat Print on Demand? The possibilities are virtually endless. From personalized T-shirts and jerseys to corporate apparel and promotional products, HPOD covers a wide spectrum of customization needs. The best part? You don’t need to purchase expensive screen printing or embroidery equipment. To get started, one essential piece of equipment you’ll need is a quality heat press, preferably from Stahls’ Hotronix line. There’s a very short learning curve. You can print on any location on any garment. Sleeves, necks, pockets, over seams, on legs, even on hats and shoes. Anyone can learn to heat print quickly and easily. You don’t need a lot of space. You can do it from your garage or spare bedroom or in your back room if you own a business. It’s clean and easy to get started.
Efficiency is Key
Efficiency is the name of the game in the custom apparel decorating industry. Heat Print on Demand stands out for its efficiency when compared to other garment printing methods. It offers a quicker turnaround time, reduced setup costs, and the ability to create detailed, full-color designs without the need for screen printing screens or embroidery digitizing.
In conclusion, Heat Printing on Demand is not just a buzzword; it’s a game-changer in the custom apparel decorating industry. It empowers businesses to take control, aligns with the trend of local production, caters to all order sizes, and offers versatility in customization. With the right tools and a dash of creativity, Heat Print on Demand can help you turn your apparel decorating dreams into reality. All you need is a heat press!
If you want to learn more about heat printing on demand, sign up for the upcoming Global Masterclass on Apparel Decoration. It is free to attend and you will learn from the world experts in heat printing and heat print on demand. You will learn the following:
- What’s new and the future of heat print on demand
- International decoration & market trends
- How to create sustainable apparel
- Perfecting pricing models
- Decorating on different fabric types
- Plus so much more!
Sign up today. It takes place on September 27, 2023