Vinyl Questions, Answered!

Have a vinyl question? Today we are sharing answers!

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What is Heat Transfer Vinyl?

Heat Transfer Vinyl, which is also known as HTV is used for decorating garments and is applied with a heat press or an iron.

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What Is Adhesive Vinyl?

Adhesive Vinyl is used as decorative vinyl for creating signs or craft projects. It has an adhesive back and can be applied to just about any hard surface. Adhesive Vinyl comes in three adhesive strengths – semi-permanent (631), permanent (651), and professional grade.

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How Do You Cut Adhesive Vinyl?

 When you cut adhesive vinyl you want to cut on the shiny color. Not on the paper backing. After your design is cut you will weed it. Then apply the transfer tape and remove the paper backing. 

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What is weeding mean? The best way to explain weeding is to show you the photo below. See how the excess vinyl is being lifted away from the design? That is weeding!

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How do you apply Application Tape?

To apply gridded application tape you place it on the top of your design. Carefully lay the tape on your design and then smooth out any bumps. 

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What Do You Use Adhesive Vinyl For?

Adhesive Vinyl is used to decorate items. From decorating walls, windows, mirrors to products like notebooks, canvases, and more. Adhesive vinyl comes in two different types of vinyl permanent and temporary giving you different options to meet your needs.

Can You Share Some Ideas On What You Can Use Adhesive Vinyl For?

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Can you remove Heat Transfer Vinyl after it’s been pressed?

In some cases, you can! You need VLR in order to do it. You can read all about it here. 

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Have you made something with vinyl? Let us see. Tag us at proworldinc on instagram.

 

 

 

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New TransPro Plus Heat Presses

If you love the TransPro Plus Heat Press you are going to LOVE the new models!

Want to see what makes them different from the last batch? Scroll down!

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The TransPro Plus 15 x 15 includes the best features of our TransPro Select line but with so much more!  This press offers interchangeable platens (sold separately), slide-out lower platen for easy access, and semi-auto release which can be changed to manual operation if needed. The press also features a pressure display ranging from 0-9 that can be set by the large pressure knob on the top of the platen.

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Need the larger model? Try the 16 x 20 semi-auto heat press!

Looking for the perfect craft press? Try our 9″ x 12″ heat press. Our special laser-cut base allows for you to dress the garments over the lower platen without stretching them out. The press also offers a dual gas spring for the upper heat platen so it can be lifted gently for a smooth and quiet release.

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Want to make custom mugs? You need our TransPro Plus Mug Press! The extra-long heating element gives you the ability to easily print any size skinny tumbler – including a 30 oz skinny tumbler! The digital control panel with the colorful display is simple and the stable structure makes this machine lightweight and easy to operate. This press also offers interchangeable heating elements (sold separately) to expand the type of drinkware you can sublimate on. We offer a standard element for 11oz or 15oz mugs, a wide latte style for printing 15 oz tapered drinkware and a larger standard style for printing on a 30oz tumbler.

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Looking for a cap press? Consider the TransPro Plus Cap Press! This cap press is designed to perfectly mold and mirror the curves of a hat. Use this press to apply heat transfers on the cap’s brim and/or bill or use the press for printing labels on garments. This press comes with the standard cap platen size of 3.5×6.5″, but also offers 4 interchangeable platens (sold separately) for the perfect fit on most cap styles.

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Want to take a look at our other TransPro models? Go here!

 

 

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Siser EasyPSV Holographic Permanent Vinyl

Are you looking to add permanent pearlescent finishes? Try the EasyPSV Holographic Pearl line!!

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What is it? Holographic Pearl offers a stunning, reflective look for hard goods.

How to use it? EasyPSV products are cut typically (not mirrored) and applied using the EasyPSV Transfer Tape.

What is it used for? To personalize hard goods! Perfect for glass, ceramics, plastic – if there is a smooth flat surface you want to decorate, you can use this line!

What colors do you sell? Currently, we offer 6 of the Siser EasyPSV Holographic Permanent Vinyl colors. See below!

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What is the width? 20″

Where can I order it? Go here!

If you love holographic materials you may also want to check out our Holographic HTV, which is sold by the yard, or our Holographic Foil Rolls!

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Custom Camping Gear That You Can Make

Who’s camping this summer? While we know heading into the great outdoors means typically unplugging, that doesn’t mean we can’t plug in our heat press before going and customize cute camping gear!!
So if you are getting ready to head into the woods, here’s what we suggest you make in advance.

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Sublimate Camping Mugs!  Our enamel-coated mug trimmed in black, red, or blue is the perfect addition to sitting around the fire!

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Quickly make a shirt with a camping heat transfer! In just a few minutes you can be prepped, pressed, and ready to walk out the door to your next adventure!

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Of course, no camping trip is complete without a hat so you should personalize a baseball hat for the occasion! So don’t forget to grab yourself a hat press.

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Need some more ideas? You could personalize can coolers for all of your camping buddies, use adhesive vinyl to decorate your camper, or even have our team make your group custom shirts! But regardless of what you make one thing is for sure. We want to see it!!! So make sure you tag us on social media! Just tag us at @proworldinc or use the #proworldinc

 

 

 

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Customize Products For The Kitchen

Heading to a housewarming party? Or maybe you want to re-decorate your kitchen? Regardless, here are some custom kitchen items that you can personalize! Scroll down to see our full line of kitchen blanks!

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Cutting Boards: This kitchen staple comes in round & rectangular shapes. Sublimate it for a long term customization option!

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Potholder: Dress up your kitchen with this functional decoration! You can sublimate just about anything to this polyester piece.

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Placemat: Dress up your kitchen table with linen placemats – from sublimation to HTV either option will work!

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Cheeseboard: Made of pinewood this board makes it easy to carry your items! You can sublimate the tile with a custom design, pattern, or monogram and inset it within the board. The cheese board tile is sold separately.

Need more product inspiration? Head to our Pinterest page!

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Custom Printing now available!

Short on time? We can help you fill your order with our NEW Custom Printing Service!

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With our custom printing options we offer you:

  • Free Shipping: You get 100% free continental U.S. shipping on every order.
  • Free Art Setup: We make sure your art will print perfectly every time.
  • 2x Reward Points: Get double PW Reward Points with every custom order.
  • Quantity Discounts: The more you buy, the more you save.

Plus, we save you time by printing the items for you! Ready to get started? Head to our website!

Still, have some questions? No problem! Below are a few of our FAQ’s!

What garment brands do you use? We only use the highest quality brands like Champion, Gildan, Bella+Canvas, Fruit of the Loom, Jerzees, Next Level apparel, port and company, Hanes, Anvil, Comfort Colors, American Apparel…etc.

How long does it take to receive the order? After approving your design, your order will be shipped within 7 business days.

Is there a minimum requirement? Many garments offered do not have a minimum order requirement.

How many colors can I print? Unlimited!

What type of file do you need? We recommend using the following formats: SVG, PNG, JPG, TIFF, GIF, PDF, EPS

Can I print on the front and back of the shirt? Yes!

Ready to get started? Head to our website!

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4th of July Project Inspiration!

Would you like to celebrate the 4th of July with some custom products? You still have plenty of time! Scroll down for some inspiration!

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The quickest and easiest way to decorate a blank is by using a Heat Transfer! Here at Pro World, we carry OVER 250 4th of July designs for you to choose from. When working with a Heat Transfer all you need is a heat transfer, a heat press, and a few minutes!

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Plus did you know that Heat Transfers can be used for more than just shirts? All you need to do is have a plain pressable surface and think a little outside the box. As you can see below we used our American Flag Heat Transfer to personalize a pair of white shoes. To see how we did it, go here.

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Want to dress up your outfit? Check out our jewelry blanks! 

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Keep your beverages chilled with a cooler!

Need to decorate the front door? Make a wreath! We made this one with a little bit of HTV and some ribbon!

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Don’t have time to make a full wreath? Customize one of our door hangers!

Dress up your pup with one of our scarf blanks or collars!

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Need a mask for the party? Customize one! 

And of course, you can always use our HTV to design something!

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New Products at Pro World

Want to know a secret? We have new products for you to check out!! From keeping your drinks cold to redecorating your house we have products for everyone to decorate! Scroll down to see.

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Glitter Tumblers! Take your tumbler on the road with a glitter tumbler!! That you can personalize.

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Leatherette Pillow Covers! This soft suede-like pillowcase offers a perfect texture for comfort. Just add your favorite image via sublimation and you can enjoy it for a long time!

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Round Cutting Board! Combine your love for cooking & crafting with our beautiful new round cutting boards!

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Leather Coasters! Which we carry in a square, circle, and multi-colors!

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Tumblers! We have new tumblers for you to decorate!! 16oz, 20oz, with a handle and without! We have something for everyone.

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Blue Sequin Reversible Pillow! The wait is over we now have blue sequin pillows for you to personalize!

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Heat Press DEALS!

Ready to take your business to the next level? Or is your heat press old, and slow to heat up? Check out 4 HOT Heat Press Deals!

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For all of the heat presses listed below, you can take advantage of the discounted price by purchasing at least $399 in stock transfers, transfer paper, heat applied vinyl, sublimation paper, sublimation blank printables, and Silhouette products (excluding cutters). The discount on your heat-press will be applied automatically when you’ve ordered at least $399 of merchandise on a single order (not including the heat press).

Ready to see the deals? Scroll down! Click on the photo for more information!

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16 x 20 auto heat press deal

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Wondering how a Heat Press can help grow your business? We have a playlist of Heat Press videos that is sure to help answer any questions and inspire you! See them here! 

Or if you are feeling conflicted on what Heat Press is best for you watch this short video!

 

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All About Heat Transfers

In a bind for time? Use a heat transfer! Scroll down to see what they are, how to use them, what to use them on & videos with the Heat Transfers being put to use!

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What is s a Heat Transfer?

Heat Transfers are images pre-printed on transfer release paper. The image is usually printed onto the paper with plastisol inks which have the characteristics of being flexible enough for stretching and durable enough for wearability. 

When are Heat Transfers Used?

When you want to create items quickly! Just find a stock heat transfer on the Pro World website, and heat press it on your shirt. Most Heat Transfers take about 10 seconds to apply.

 

What are Heat Transfers used on? 

Heat transfers are typically used for decorative purposes and applied to garments,  mousepads, pillowcases, face masks, and more!

How to use a Heat Transfer?

Using a heat transfer is simple!

  1. Select the transfer you will be printing.
  2. Place it face down on your garment
  3. Press it with your heat press per the heat transfers instructions

Types of Heat Transfers.

Here at Pro World, we sell thousands of heat transfers! You can purchase screen printed transfers, rhinestone/sequins transfers, glitter transfers, solar transfers, glow in the dark transfers, mixed media and you can even design your custom heat transfers!

Want to see some heat transfers in action? Here are some video tutorials!

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