Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is right around the corner.  If you feel like you are scratching your head for Father’s Day gift ideas to give or sell, you can stop! We have some ideas that are easy to make and will make great gifts!

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IDEA 1: Make Dad or Grandpop a shirt fast with our extensive supply of Father’s Day Heat Transfers.


IDEA 2: Write him a surprise note on the back of his tie with some HTV.

IDEA 3: Keep his drink cold and his hand warm with a sublimated koozie!


IDEA 4: Make Dad a new hat with our hat press! You can use heat transfer, heat transfer vinyl or even sublimation!

IDEA 5: Or if Dad is more of a glass guy. Personalize his cup with adhesive vinyl so that he is reminded how great he is everytime he takes a sip!

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IDEA 6: Sublimate a keychain with his favorite sport or a sweet message!

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IDEA 7: Make him a new car decal with adhesive vinyl.

IDEA 8: You can even personalize his tackle box or sporting bag with a little note from the kids! Just grab your vinyl and cut a sweet message.


IDEA 9: You can quickly make him a dog tag with a sublimation printer and a heatpress.

IDEA 10: Make him a coffee mug so that he can see the kids’ smiling faces every morning!

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IDEA 11: Dad will love seeing his favorite photo as he gets his work done with a sublimated mousepad.

IDEA 12: Personalize his gym accessories so that he knows which is his! You can add HTV to his gym bag, sublimate his cooling towel or even add a photo or his name to his water bottle.

Want some more ideas? Head to our Instagram page and see what we’ve been creating or better yet show us what you’ve been making for Father’s Day!


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Make a Color Changing Shirt

Do you want to wow your friends with a color changing shirt? All you need is a solar heat transfer and the sun! With our SOLAR heat transfer, you can watch your design change before your eyes with this color changing technology.

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Solar heat transfers are the perfect transfers for items that will be exposed to the sun like totes and t-shirts. Plus application is simple. Just press and peel! Want to try a solar heat transfer? Here’s what you need:

solar heat transfer

– heat press

-light garment (we are using a white t-shirt)

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Ready to get started? It takes less than a minute!

1 – Set the temperature on your heat press to 390-400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2 – Set pressure at medium.

3 – Place your heat transfer face down onto your garment.

4 – Press for 10-12 seconds.

5 – Peel immediately while hot, in one continuous, smooth, rapid motion.

6 – Take your garment outside in the sunlight and watch the colors change before your eyes!

With over 30 solar designs to select from, choosing your favorite will be the hardest step.  You can find all of our solar designs here.

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All About Pressing Pillows & Perfect Pads

Pressing Pillows vs. Perfect Pads. Do you know the difference?  While neither are absolutely necessary to use your heat press, once you’ve worked with them, you won’t know how you ever pressed without them!  Both will make getting your heat pressing jobs done a whole lot easier!


Which one to use depends on the size of your design, and how smooth the area is that you are working with.

First let’s discuss the Pressing Pillow.  Made out of a Teflon covered foam, not only do the pillows protect your garments and fabrics from the harsh heating process, but they even out the area where you’d like to place your design.

Zippers, buttons, and seams all get in the way of creating a flat surface area on your garment. Without a Pressing Pillow, the top plate of the heat press may not get a tight seal on the actual heat transfer vinyl (HTV), causing a lack of pressure which may not allow the HTV to stick well to the surface of your garment. When you insert the pillow into the garment, these obstacles sink down into the pillow (for instance a zipper won’t press in causing printing issues) and eliminate the pressure points creating a smooth area.


Pillows come in a four pack:


  • 6×6 (we like using them for baby onesies).
  • 5×16 (great for sleeves and legs)
  • 10×10 (we like this size for tote bags)
  • 15×15 (great for adult garments, especially with a bunch of zippers and/or buttons)

While Pressing Pillows allow the zippers and seams to depress into the pillow, Perfect Pads raise the printing area to work around these elements. The Perfect Pad should be inserted directly under the area where the HTV will go, and not under any zippers, buttons, seams or anything creating an uneven surface.  Because the Perfect Pads maintain even pressure, they are also a great accessory for screen printed or digital transfers.  The pads are made out of rubber, like that on the bottom of the heat press.

Perfect Pads come in four different sizes and are sold individually:


When you have a garment that you just can’t get around something, like buttons or seams, it’s best to go with a Pressing Pillow (such as a baby onesie with all of these thick seams).  The Perfect Pad is great though when you already have an even surface and are in need of a specific size to apply your design.

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Want to see the pressing pillows and perfect pads in action? Watch our Facebook Live!

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Ideas to make and sell this summer

The changing of the season brings about great excitement, so why not embrace the excitement and market your personalized summertime products? Here are seven summertime products to help inspire your creativity!
Add HTV to a kids beach chair
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Add adhesive vinyl to a sand bucket
Personalize a towel with HTV or a polyester towel with sublimation!
Hat with HTV to keep the sun out of your eyes.
Make a color changing tank top with a solar heat transfer
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We want to know what you’ve been making! Tell us in the comments below or share a photo on our instagram page or on facebook!
Need help? Head to our YouTube channel we have a library full of tutorials to help you. Here are two videos for projects mentioned above.
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Mother’s Day Vase with Etched Adhesive Vinyl

Mothers do such a good job making a house a home. So one way to show how much you appreciate your mom is to etch a vase for her. There is no need to use chemicals or etching machines to do it, we are making etching easier by using adhesive vinyl.  

Today we are making a vase that says, “Home is where your Mom is”.  Want to make one of your own? See how easy it is below!


You need:

Want to make your own? It’s simple:

1 – Design your image and cut your etched adhesive vinyl

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2 – Weed it


3 – Apply the transfer tape


4- Carefully remove the transfer tape.


5 – Buy a bouquet of flowers and bring it to Mom!


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Photo Frames: that you can make at home

A photograph is an amazing thing–with one glance it can instantly transport you back to a single moment in time. Everyone loves to display their photos, so why not create a custom frame that will make your photos stand out? Maybe you want to create custom frames to sell, or to decorate your house, or as gifts for Mother’s Day.  Sublimation makes personalizing frames simple, so if you need a selection of frames, you are in luck! Pro World just expanded our selection of frames to give you more options to choose from.

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We carry:

rock slates:

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photo panels:

photo panel

glass photos:

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hinged pair photo:

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offset frames:

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decorative frames:

heart frame

Do you want to customize your own photo frames? Here’s what you need:

When it comes to sublimating it is simple. You start by:

Step 1 – Design your image or design.

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Step 2 – Mirror your image and send it to your sublimation printer.

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Step 3 – Turn on your heat press and set it to the proper temperature. To find the temperature look at the instructions on the product page.

Step 4 – Use your thermal tape to adhere your image to your sublimation product.


Step 5 – Place a non-stick sheet or even a blank piece of paper on your heat press to catch any leaking.

Step 6 – Place your item on top and then cover it with a non-stick sheet.

Step 7 – Press your item for the time instructed on the product instructions.

Step 8 – Peel the paper off of the item. Make sure to read the instructions to see if your product is a cold or hot peel.


Step 9: Admire your results.

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Decorate a Door Mat

The days are getting a little longer, the flowers are blooming and birds are singing because Spring is in the air.  A great project to get started with this Spring is a personalized doormat to decorate your front step.

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Here is everything you will need for your personalized doormat:

Ready to make your own? Here’s how!

1- Start by designing your doormat within your design software.

2 – Load your adhesive vinyl into your cutting machine, check your cut settings and click cut.

3 – REVERSE weed your design. So that means you will remove the text making it so that the adhesive vinyl can be used as a stencil.


4 – Carefully lift one side of your adhesive vinyl stencil and move it to your doormat.  Then slowly pull back the vinyl backing and push down on your vinyl for maximum adhesion. Try to remove any bubbles and seal the ends.


5 – Carefully dab the paint onto the doormat. We painted 2 coats.


6 – Let it dry and remove the vinyl IMG_4597

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Gifts For The New Mom

Headed to a baby shower? Here are some fun, personal gifts for the new mom in your life. 

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With the step by step tutorials below, your gifts will be ready in no time.IMG_3451

Gift idea #1- sublimate a bib

For this project you will need-

-A bib

heat press

Texprint Paper

non stick sheet

-design software


  1. Set your heat press to 400-degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Set the timer for 45 seconds.
  3. And then set the pressure to medium.
  4. Create your design and using your software switch to a mirror image (if you need to).
  5. Print a mirror image of your design onto Texprint Paper.
  6. Then place the paper face down on the bib.
  7. Cover the design with a non stick sheet.
  8. Press your design at 400 degrees F for 45 seconds with medium pressure.
  9. Remove the paper immediately and peel hot.
  10. Admire your work and wrap your personalized gift!

Gift idea #2- personalized onesie

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For this project you will need-

a cutting machine

a heat press

heat transfer vinyl

-a baby bodysuit

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Once you have your supplies follow these steps:

  1. Choose or create your design using your software.
  2. Next, mirror your image.
  3. Insert the heat transfer vinyl into your cutting machine.
  4. Double check your settings and then print your design.
  5. Weed your design.
  6. Place your weeded design on your baby bodysuit and press it with your heat press.
  7. Voila! Your adorable gift is ready to give!


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Facebook Live Video Roundup

Did you know that every Friday at 12:15PM EST we go Live on our Facebook page? It’s true! You get to see behind the scenes of our office, get to know our team and see our product put to use as we answer questions on the spot!

Do you have something that you would like to see demonstrated? Let us know! By heading over to our Facebook page and leaving us a note on our wall.

Here are a few of our best Facebook Lives for you to replay. But don’t forget to mark your calendar for this Friday at 12:15PM EST and every Friday after that!

Do you want to get to know your vacuum press? Watch this video!!

Pressing pillows are an important accessory when pressing certain materials! Learn when and how to use them here.

Do you have sublimation questions? We have sublimation answers!!

Watch as Melissa from Silhouette School shows us how to use foil with adhesive vinyl.

Which Facebook Live is your favorite?

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Personalized Baseball Ideas to Make This Spring

Knock your sales out of the park this spring with personalized baseball and softball products! We have an extensive list of supplies that allow for you to create anything you can imagine.

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From heat transfers, heat transfer vinyl, adhesive vinyl and even sublimation there is something for everyone. Need some ideas to get you started? Here are a few!

You can create batting helmet labels from adhesive vinyl, so that the team can tell each other apart.

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Let the fans show their love of the game with shirts made from HTV or heat transfers.

IMG_3229-e1461730984340Our baseball and softball heat transfers come in screen print, rhinestone and even studs!


You can personalize team jerseys with heat transfer vinyl.

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You can even sublimate your own baseball awards!


Bag Tags


Photo From Finnegan and the Hughes!

Need more ideas? Try personalizing bat bags, bat racks, water bottles (with vinyl or sublimation).  Hats and visors are great to customize as well.

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