Foil is a great way to make prints shimmer without using another screen for metallic ink. It brings out details in designs with reflective qualities and can look spectacular if done right. Generally, a unique foil adhesive is used for decorating shirts with foil. But stretch plastisol ink can work in a pinch. Print experimenter Ronald Peters tests it out.
A heat press is a great tool and has tons of uses. Many screen printers start by heat pressing transfers onto t-shirts, tote bags, or other garments. Heat presses can be used to cure garments, and are great for printing at live events. Let’s talk about all the benefits of having a heat press, and what you’ll need to be successful.
It’s a griddle! It’s a panini maker! It’s… a heat press! Every day heroes hide in plain sight, even in your print shop. Do you look at your heat press and simply see a way of pressing applique items, like heat transfers or vinyl? What if it could be so much more, enough to save […]
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Many printers have at least dipped a toe into the world of single color plastisol heat transfers. They’re quick, easy, and great for taking on the go. What many printers haven’t tried is a multi-color heat transfer. Most printers just aren’t sure how to do it right, so they don’t do it at all. As […]