Create Custom Products with Sublimation

Are you wondering why sublimation is so popular? Or what you need to know before launching your new sublimation business? This blog post is for you!

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The reason that sublimation printing is a popular method for printing images onto fabrics and poly-coated products is because of the final product. The final product is bright, crisp, and will sustain its quality throughout the years!

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Now that you know why it is a great option, you are probably wondering what’s the best printer to purchase to fit your needs! We understand that it can be challenging to make your choice. But don’t worry… we can help!

The Virtuoso Sg400 is the industries first and only fully integrated system designed specifically for sublimation. Imagine brighter, higher-definition images, with unsurpassed ease-of-use, support AND lower startup and imaging costs! Virtuoso delivers all this and more. They do a great job of taking the art of digital printing to its next evolution. This is the only inkjet printer built specifically for digital decorating (sublimation) with faster throughput for more significant productivity/profit potential, and up to 1200×1200 dpi at 8.5″ x 14″ for dazzling HD photo-quality reproduction!

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Now, if you are interested in printing in a more substantial capacity, you will want to consider the Virtuoso Sg800. The Virtuoso Sg800 has 1200×1200 dpi at 13″ x 19″ for even more HD reproduction. But please note that the bypass tray required for this size is sold separately so make sure you add it to your cart.

So if you are looking for a sublimation printer to launch a new business or to upgrade your existing business, look no further! Go to Pro World!

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Make Your Own Spirit Wear

With the fall season around the corner, it is time to start thinking about spirit wear.  Schools are always looking for new ways to fundraise, so now is the perfect time to expand your business into the spirit wear market with a fall shop!

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You have a few options when it comes to creating branded merchandise. You can:

Create items in bulk with ease by taking advantage of our Custom Transfers.

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Or you can use a premade heat transfer design, after all, we have thousands to choose from. You can see some of them here!

 

Sublimation is another great option for you to try! You can sublimate polyester and poly-coated items like water bottleskeychain for bag tags, hairbows or even awards!

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And we can’t forget about heat transfer vinyl!

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Back To School with personalized goodies

We know, it feels like summer just started, but the start of school is just right around the corner, and it’s never too early to start thinking of ways to decorate a classroom or locker. Need some inspiration? We have you covered!

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You can make:

Have you started creating your Back to school products? Let us see! Tag us on Instagram at proworldinc

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Layering HTV: Personalizing Aprons

For today’s project, we are making children’s art smocks as a personalized party favor that will double as a great back to school smock! When you think about it aprons have lots of uses. They can be used for kids art classes, when cooking or even just for your average DIY project… since there are a lot of reasons that you may want to cover up your clothes you mine as well have some fun and PERSONALIZE IT with HTV!

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To make your own personalized apron/smock you will need:

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Design your cut file.
  2. Load your HTV into your cutting machine.
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  4. Weed your design(s).
  5. Arrange where you want your HTV to go. Then take everything back off.IMG_5272
  6. Lay your first layer on the apron and press it with your heat press according to the instructions IMG_5274
  7. Repeat the steps until you are finished IMG_5273
  8. Admire your results IMG_5277 (1)

Have you personalized something recently? Send us a photo! Just tag us on facebook or instagram at @proworldinc

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Stock Heat Transfers at Pro World

Did you know that Pro World carries thousands of Heat Transfers for you to choose from? And that now through Monday we are running a SALE so that you can stock up and save? 

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To prepare you for your soon to be heat transfer order here are a few questions that we often receive.

What is a Heat Transfer? A heat transfer is a pre-designed image that can be pressed onto your garment with high heat temperatures.

What do you need to work with a Heat Transfer? All you need is the Heat Transfer, a heat press, and your garment!

How do you apply 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!  

What types of heat transfers do you carry? When it comes to heat transfer designs we carry them for both adults and children so it is important to check the dimensions of the transfer. The heat transfers also come in a variety of media types from screen printed, to sequins, solar transfer, to rhinestones.

Where can I find your heat transfers? Head to our website we have them categorized by different categories. From sports to weddings to funny to children. 

Do you run any sales for heat transfers? Now through Monday 7/22, we are giving you $20 OFF of your heat transfer order of $79 or more! Take advantage of the sale and stock up!

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How To Use EasySubli with Video

A few weeks ago we introduced to you EasySubli, which is the best of both worlds in sublimation and vinyl.

If you are familiar with sublimation, you know that typically you could only sublimate on light polyester or sublimation coated products. But now thanks to EasySubli you can print directly onto EasySubli vinyl and then heat press it on a variety of light or dark fabrics such as cotton, cotton/poly blend, tri-blends, rayon, wool.

We have been hard at work producing videos to show you what it is, how to use it, and neat features for you to try out. You can view them by scrolling below or checking our YouTube page for more information!

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Introduction To Siser EasySubli

See How To Contour Cut EasySubli!

Using Sublijet HD Inks With EasySubli

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Vinul Cutter SALE

Have you been thinking about getting a new cutting machine? Now is the time to buy because we are giving you 10% OFF from now until July 10th!

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Which cutter should you buy? Well, considering we have over 20+ different types we thought it may be helpful to point out a few of the different options for you!

If you are looking for a Beginner Cutter you should consider the following:

The Silhouette Cameo 3 is perfect for beginners and anyone looking to cut vinyl as  a hobby. It has the shortest learning curve with easy to use software.

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Another cutter you may consider using is the GCC Vinyl Cutter lI which is considered our premier beginner cutting machine because of it’s optimum speed, superior quality, and solid reliability.

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We also have the Galaxy Elite 15″, which is perfect for a mid-range professional wanting wanting to sell custom products. This reliable desktop cutter includes Dragon Cut Basic software and offers contour cutting abilities.

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Looking for more Professional / Advanced Cutter?  Here are two options to consider:

The Galaxy Pro 24″ offers a servo motor for quick and quiet cutting capabilities. This version includes a laser alignment system for registering your vinyl to the cutter for performing contour cutting. A stand, media basket and Dragon Cut Basic are also included.

If you are looking for something a bit larger but still fairly easy to use check out the GCC Cutter Expert Lx 52″. It will let you cut up to 52″ wide!

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If you need a cutter to keep up with the demands of your professional cutting business you should consider upgrading to one of these cutters:

If speed is important, than the GCC Vinyl Cutter Rx II 40″ is for you! It cuts 60 inches per second! You’ll be able to get through your large orders fast with a speed like that!

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Another great option is the GCC Vinyl Cutter Jaguar V Lx 72“. Not only does it cut 72” wide but each pinch roller can be positioned and operated individually, widening the Jaguar cutting plotter’s range. A stand and media basket are also included, which will keep your vinyl off the floor and clean of debris.

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Still, don’t see what you are looking for? No problem! We have over 20 cutters for you. Check them out on our website or contact us and we can help assist you.

 

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Working with Vinyl: Tips & Tricks

Here at Pro World we have customers at all cutting levels, but regardless if you are new to custom goods or a seasoned pro it’s always good to learn a new trick or two. So for today’s blog post we’ve compiled some of our favorite tips and tricks when working with vinyl!

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What’s, What?

When you save your vinyl scraps it can get confusing as to what vinyl is used for what type of application. Here are a few tricks to know what’s, what!

  • HTV has a shiny plastic top so you cut the back, adhesive vinyl has a paper on the back so you cut the front.
  • Need to tell the difference between your EasyPSV adhesive vinyl? Grey grids mean permanent, mint grids mean temporary!
  • Oracal Adhesive vinyl usually has a number on the backing which helps tell it apart. Here’s what the numbers mean: Oracal 651 is shiny and permanent, Oracal 641 is matte and permanent, Oracal 631 is matte and semi-permanent

Cutting Tricks!

  • Always test cut your design to make sure that it is cutting as it should!
  • Place a rectangle around your image before cutting to help you weed your design.
  • If you have an intricate design slow down the cutting speed.
  • When cutting multiple vinyl colors on your silhouette machine you can make cutting easier by cutting by color fill.
  • Want to cut multiple images of the same design with your Silhouette? Use the fill page button

Application Tips

  • When layering adhesive vinyl use guides to help line up where the vinyl goes. You can do this by adding small rectangles to the outside of your project. Line up the rectangles and your image is as it should be.
  • Occasionally the adhesive vinyl won’t stick to a surface because of the way that it was treated. You can usually make it stick by spraying an adhesive spray onto the hard surface.
  • Use a pressing pillow for HTV for an even pressing area.
  • Combine heat transfers and HTV for a luxury result

Do you have a vinyl tip that we didn’t list? TELL US! Tag us on Facebook or Instagram so that we can add it to our list!

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Heat Press Deals

Are you ready to take your craft business to the next level? Stock up and SAVE BIG!

We are now offering HUGE savings on our TransPro® heat presses!

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Purchase at least $399 of stock heat transfers, heat transfer paper, heat transfer vinyl, sublimation paper, sublimation printable blanks, and Silhouette products (excluding cutters). And you can get the…

TransPro 15 x 15 for $99 ( retails for $329)

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TransPro Select Semi Auto 15 x 15 for $259 (retails for $459)

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TransPro Select Semi Auto 16 x 20 for $399 (retails for $649)

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OR if you prefer to purchase $399 in CUSTOM Heat Transfers from pwcustom.com (not including freight and miscellaneous charges) on a single order. You can get the TransPro 15 x 15 for $229. To take advantage of this deal you will get an email approximately 24 hours after placing your order you will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem your heat press for $229.

Need help figuring out what heat press is best for you? Contact us! We are happy to help you decide.

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New Product at Pro World: EasySubli

What is EasySubli?

EasySubli is the best of both worlds in sublimation and vinyl. Unlike traditional sublimation which is limited to printing on white polyester material, you can now print directly onto EasySubli vinyl and heat press it on a variety of fabrics and colors such as cotton, cotton/poly blend, tri-blends, rayon, wool and more.

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What is the benefit of EasySubli?

  • Sublimate on most fabrics
  • It’s affordable
  • Create patterned vinyl easily
  • Full-color possibilities

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How can you buy it?

Here at Pro World you can buy it by the Sheet, by the Yard, or in a Starter Package!

If you’ve shopped with us before you know how we love to help you save money by bundling our products which is why we’ve created TWO New Starter Packages!

EasySubli and Silhouette Starter Package

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EasySubli Starter Package

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Want to see it in action? Watch our recent Facebook Live!

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