Decorating Caps & Hats: What you need to launch your business

With the weather warming up across the US, it is natural that more and more people are starting to grab their hats to shield their skin from the sun. So why not present them with a new custom option by expanding your current custom line into the hat market? Need a reason to take the plunge? In 2018 over 6,000 MILLION hats were sold in the US, and that number is expected to grow over 9% in 2019. That’s a lot of hats!!

Wondering what you need to decorate your own? Read below!

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When stocking up on hat supplies you have a few options. You can either purchase our Cap Starter Package which will include everything you need to hit the ground running.

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Or you can purchase your materials a la carte. In which case you have a few more options. When it comes to Hat Presses we have 6 Cap Press Options. We carry the:
Hix Cap Press – which is considered a portable Cap Press. The press comes with 3 interchangeable platens which include a: Golf size, youth size & ball size.

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TransPro Auto Open Cap Heat Press – which is suitable for printing most hats. The hydraulic automatic opening feature allows freedom to place the transfers quickly making batching large orders a breeze.

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TransPro Select Quad Cap Auto Heat Press – This cap press comes with 4 plates in various sizes to fit most cap styles. This is also a semi-auto cap press, so it will open on its when the timer counts down.

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Geo Knight 4×7 Cap Heat Press–  a fully functional cap press for printing the front face of any sized headwear. This model has a unique hold-down device that pulls the rear strap of the headwear down against the pressing surface, holding the cap in place. The Geo Knight accepts different size interchangeable tables, but it only includes the standard in the purchase.

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Maxx Cap Heat Press – is another portable cap press option. This press has a very wide opening making changing designs a breeze.

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Hotronix Auto Open Cap Press – cap heat press has an easy lock and release system which is easy on your wrist and prevents over application.

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Now that you’ve learned about the different press options you will also need:
Heat Transfer Vinyl

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and a Non-Stick Sheet

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Another option you have when decorating hats is using a Heat Transfer. Which allows for you to pick out a design, peel and press.

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Or if have some of your own designs that you would like printed, visit our custom website to place an order at PW Custom!

Have you decorated a cap? Tag us on instagram at @proworldinc

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5 Ideas for Father’s Day

With Mother’s Day behind us, it is time to start thinking about Father’s Day! Here are 5 gift ideas that you can make for Dad using Pro World products!

5 Ideas of things to make for father's day!

1 – Make Dad some shirts using Heat Transfers!

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Does Dad love t-shirts? Make him one (or a dozen) using a Heat Transfer! All you need for this project is a shirt, heat transfer and a heat press. The best part of using heat transfers is that the process is simple. Just choose a design from one of our thousands of heat transfers, lay it face down on the garment, press with a commercial heat press and peel. It’s that easy!

2 – Make Dad a Mug!

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From coffee to beer mugs your options are endless! You can sublimate a photo of the world’s greatest dad onto a coffee mug with sublimation or use adhesive vinyl to decorate a pilsner.

3 – Decorate a Trailer Hitch Cover

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This blank sublimation trailer hitch cover is ready for you to customize! Tell the world about the World’s Best Dad, or make it to include Dad’s favorite hobby using Sublimation. If you like the trailer hitch you may also want to decorate a license plate frame for Dad.

4 – Personalize his toolbox or tackle box

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Personalize Dad’s carrying cases. From tool boxes to tackle boxes add a little adhesive vinyl & a note to remind him how much you care! Plus, now he can’t misplace it!

5 – Customized a Hat

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Does Dad love to hear hats? Make him one! The sky is the limit with design options. Just grab some HTV, a plain baseball cap, your hat press and you are ready to get started.

What are you making Dad for Father’s Day? We want to see! Tag us on social media with the #proworldinc or @proworld and we may just feature you on our page!

 

 

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Our Top 5 Adhesive Vinyl Posts to Inspire You

Are you looking for something to make with your adhesive vinyl? You will be, after you stock up using our ADHESIVE VINYL COUPON!!

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If you are a long time shopper of Pro World you know that we do not give out coupon codes often so now is your chance to refresh your vinyl stash. From now until Sunday, May 12th you can get 10% OFF your adhesive vinyl order of $59 or more!

SHOP NOW!

In honor of the sale, we thought it would be fun to round up our favorite adhesive vinyl blog posts to help inspire you!

Are you ready to get inspired? Scroll below!

make a painted farmhouse sign. Check out how simple it is to make at home!

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tips for cutting large vinyl decals with your silhouette machine

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decorate a balloon

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how to make a personalized doormat with paint!

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I know I said 5 Blog Posts, but I wanted to give you a BONUS tutorial. This time it’s a Facebook Live on Decorating Terra Cotta Planters!

Have you made anything with your adhesive vinyl lately? Tag us at #proworldinc or @proworldinc

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All About Heat Transfers!

Have you tried using a heat transfer yet? They are so easy to apply! All you need is the Heat Transfer, a heat press, and your garment!

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Here’s how you use a heat transfer:

  1. Lay the heat transfer on your garment
  2. Press it with your heat press according to the instructions listed on our website
  3. Peel the backing paper off of your design
  4. Admire your results!  

It’s really that simple!

Plus, when it comes to Heat Transfers we have thousands of heat transfer designs for both adults and children, in a variety of media types. Here are a few of our most popular types:

Sequin

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Rhinestones/Studs

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Color Changing Heat Transfers (Solar Heat Transfers)

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Custom Heat Transfers

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Plus, you can do a lot with your heat transfers. You can combine it with HTV to create a unique one of a kind design!

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Plus u can apply it to varying surfaces! We’ve even applied heat transfers to shoes!

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Learn All About Siser EasyPatterns at Pro World

Did you see the new prints that we are carrying from the Siser EasyPatterns line? They are beautiful!! We now have over 15 types of patterned HTV that are available in several colors and patterns for a variety of niches, there’s bound to be a pattern that’s perfect for your next project.

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We are talking:

  • Mermaid Scales
  • Serape
  • Blue Buffalo Plaid
  • Ombre Curlz Coral
  • Barnwood
  • Infinite Galaxy
  • and more

The best part about the Siser EasyPattern HTV, is that it comes in a 12″ width which is the perfect size to run through your Circuit or Silhouette Machine. Would you like to see the prints in action? Watch our Facebook LIVE video from a few weeks back!

Which pattern is your favorite?

 

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That She Will LOVE!

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it is time for Mom to be spoiled and nothing says I love and appreciate you like Craft Supplies!  Today, we have put together our favorite items that we know your Mom (or you) will love!
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Is Mom crafty and creative? She NEEDS the Silhouette Cameo Starter Pack! This package comes with everything that she will need to start making custom goodies!

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Send Mom a rainbow of colors, patterns and types of vinyl. I am sure she would love a new stash to replenish her supply.  After all, a crafter can never have enough vinyl! Just mix and match the different prints and patterns of the adhesive sign vinyl and heat transfer vinyl so she has something for every occasion.

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Has Mom been dreaming of a heat press? Now is the time to make her wish come true!  Let her put the iron down forever with our most popular heat press, the TransPro 15 x 15, which is a manual heat press and so easy to use. Great for applying heat transfers to t-shirts, jackets, mouse pads, and more!

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If Mom loves learning something new you can get her started with sublimation.   With a sublimation printer, she can create one-of-a-kind, custom pieces like mugs, phone cases, frames, license plates, coasters, and more. And if you purchase the Sublimation Starter Pack, she will have everything she needs to get started!

Does Mom like coffee? Buy her a mug press so that she can create her own mugs to drink from. You may also want to take a look at the mug starter package for the ultimate all-in-one package including the sublimation printer, mugs and mug press.
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Decorating a Polyester Pillow Case for Easter

With Spring in full swing, it is time to update your space to reflect the new season and holiday ahead! And the easiest way to do that is with some seasonal pillows! For today’s project, we are taking our Polyester Sublimation Pillow Case and decorating them for Easter!

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Our gorgeous sublimation blank pillows, are soft with a subtle shine which make them pretty to look at and rest your head!

Here’s what you need:
Heat press
Sublimation Pillow Case
Sublimation Printer and Ink
ThermalTape
-Pillow Stuffing

To make your own you should:
1- Open your creative studio software and select the pillow design template
2- Choose a design to use

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3- Edit the colors to reflect your color scheme

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4- Print

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5- Press at 450 degrees 45-55 seconds

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6- Peel Hot
7- Stuff your pillows
8- Put them on display

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Below are a few past Spring/Easter Projects that we thought you may like!

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Heat Transfer Vinyl Options at Pro World

Do you love Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)? Us too! Which is why we are giving you 10% OFF HTV this week until Sunday 4/7/19!

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The great thing with Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) is that you can create an endless supply of custom products! We sell heat transfer vinyl in a number of different colors, sizes, and finishes, which means if you use your imagination, almost anything is possible. Here are a few things that we made:

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Want to know more about the types of HTV that we carry? See below!

We carry Siser EasyWeed Vinyl by the sheet and roll in multiple sizes. We offer a number of colors of the standard EasyWeed, fluorescent, and glitter as well as a glow in the dark vinyl. Siser EasyWeed can be peeled hot or cold and doesn’t lift during weeding. It’s extremely durable and won’t wear after numerous washings. It applies at a lower temperature setting and lower pressure than other vinyls and is also thinner making it great for layering. Siser EasyWeed Extra, Electric, Holographic, Stretch, CADflex, Siser EasyPatterns, Brick, Strip Flock, Blackboard and Metal are also available.

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Chemica Firstmark is a semi matte vinyl available in multiple sizes and a number of colors that is best when applied to cotton, polyester, acrylic, and similar materials. We also offer Chemica Mirror Vinyl, which has a metallic finish, in 2 colors, Chemica Firstmark Fluorescent available in 4 colors, and Chemica Quickflex which applies in 5 seconds to cotton, polyester, acrylic, and similar fibers. It peels hot, is soft, flexible, ultrathin, and easy to weed and washes well. It comes in 16 colors. Chemica Bling Bling is an ultra-metallic “glitter-flake” vinyl perfect for cheer and team spirit apparel and it comes in 10 colors. We also offer Chemica Metallic, Chemica Fashion Vinyl, and Chemica Darklite.

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There are multiple types of ThermoFlex available in assorted colors and sizes. ThermoFlex Plus Metal Flake is a highly flexible vinyl. It has small pieces of glitter within the vinyl but is smooth to the touch, and will wash and wear very well. It comes in 6 colors. We also have ThermoFlex Plus available in 38 colors, ThermoFlex Glossy, ThermoFlex Plus Neon and ThermoFlex Plus Antique. We also carry ThermoFlex Xtra which can be printed on nylon, leather, rayon and other heat sensitive materials. Check out  ThermoFlex Xtra Antique, and ThermoFlex Xtra for a few color options. FashionFlex is pre-printed heat vinyl that has a textured look and feel. We offer it in zebra and camouflage. GlitterFlex Ultra Vinyl  has just the right sparkle, with glitter flakes encased in it. It is a bit thicker than other vinyl’s so be sure to increase your cutting pressure accordingly. We also offer DecoFlock Premium Plus Vinyl if needing a soft, velvety felt-like feel to your garment.

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Silhouette Glitter Vinyl will add a little glam to your project. These are manufactured with transfer tape already adhered and come in a number of colors.

With so many different brands, types, and sizes of vinyl available, it can be hard to decide which is best for your project. Different types work best on different materials, so be sure to read about the options to make sure they fulfill your needs. For more information about the HTV we offer and all of the different colors, sizes, and finishes, visit our website, https://www.proworldinc.com/heat-transfer-vinyl/heat-transfer-vinyl-for-garments.html.

Do you have a favorite HTV? Have you used any of the specialty varieties? Share pictures of your projects in the comments!

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Sublimate an Air Freshener

Do you love essential oils? This new sublimation product is for you! We now carry air fresheners that you can sublimate!! So grab your favorite photo and scent to make a functional piece of art! Here’s what you need:

Ready to get started? It’s simple!

1- Warm up your heat press to 400 degrees F

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2 – Design your file

3 – Print your design on sublimation paper

4 – Tape your design to the air freshener and cover it with a non stick sheet

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5 – Press it for 60 seconds at 400 degrees F with light pressure

6 – Quickly remove the paper and place your image under something heavy. The reason that this step is so important is so that the ends don’t curl.

7 –  Repeat steps 4, 5 and 6 for the second side.

8 – Once cool add your favorite scent

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9 – Hang it up!

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Want to see HOW we made it? Watch our Facebook Live here!

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Sublimation Blank Starter Package

Here at Pro World, we love our customers! So we are constantly looking for ways to help you with your custom business. So when you asked for a Sublimation Blank Starter Package we were happy to put one together!

Now with our Sublimation Blanks Starter Package you will get a ton of our best selling sublimation blanks ready for your custom designs. This package contains a variety of substrates; glass, hardboard, aluminum, and ceramic just to name a few. Perfect for practicing with your brand new sublimation printer or getting a variety of products to offer to your customers. All products contain a polymer coating and can be applied with your commercial heat press.

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Isn’t that great? And while we were thinking about new packages we decided to make one for the Galaxy Elite Cutter Starter Package and the Silhouette Cameo Starter Package. See what they entail below!

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With the Galaxy Elite Cutter Starter Package you will get the Galaxy Elite 15″ Cutter which is a mid-range professional grade vinyl cutter that includes Dragon Cut Software and able to contour cut. It is a desktop cutter driven by stepper motors. With a maximum clearance of 19.3″, this cutter is perfect for running 15″ vinyl which is a common width for vinyl. This package also includes sheets of Siser Easyweed Heat Transfer Vinyl  and rolls of Oracal 651 Adhesive Sign Vinyl – just enough to get you started. And to top it all of you will get a treasure trove of accessories to round out your package which will include a weeding tool, a non-stick sheet, a squeegee, a siser color guide, and oracal tape. We designed this so you would get everything that you need to get started in the garment and sign vinyl industry.

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And our last new package is the Silhouette Cameo Starter Package. This package includes the Silhouette CAMEO® 3. the ultimate DIY machine. You just connect it to your computer with a USB cable and you are ready to design. This machine uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric, and many other materials up to 12 inches wide and 10 feet long. Includes Cameo® 3 cutter, power cable, instructional manual, cutting mat, cutting blade, cross cutter, a one-month subscription to the silhouette design store, and 100 free digital designs. This package also includes Siser Easyweed and Oracal Vinyl and loads of accessories like the Siser color guide, weeding tool, non-stick sheet, and vinyl squeegee!

Which package are you most excited for?

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