Customize Auto Accessories

Are you ready to hit the gas on your business? Expand your product offerings by test driving some new custom categories like Auto Accessories!

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Here at Pro World, we have car accessories that can be decorated to use in your car, on your car, and even about your car! Perfect for any car enthusiast. Want to see them? Scroll down!

 

Trailer Hitch

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Customizable License Plate

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Car Coasters

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Then, if you start sublimating auto accessories you can also add window decals into your product offering. All you need is a little vinyl and a cutter!

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Have you used any of our auto accessory products before? Tag us on Instagram we want to see what you have made!

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Organize Your Kids Clothing Drawers with Adhesive Vinyl

How’s your house holding up with being in it so much? The consensus around the Pro World office is that their home is either nice and neat or extremely messy! So to help tame that mess, we decided to do what we do best and craft a solution!

Ready to see what we made?

Scroll down to see how we used adhesive vinyl to help our kids stop making excuses and help keep their clothing drawers organized!

Organize Your Kids Clothing Drawers

For this project, you will need:

Directions on how to make organizational labels from vinyl:

Step 1: Find silhouette images. We used a free silhouette from pixabay.

Step 2: Open them in your design software.

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Step 3: Trace the image so that it becomes a cut file.

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Step 4: Right-click and release the Compound Path.

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Step 5: Remove the silhouettes that you do not want to use.

Step 6: Turn on your machine and load the adhesive vinyl.

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Step 7: Change your material to adhesive vinyl.

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Step 8: Cut

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Step 9: Weed your design.

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Step 10: Apply your design to the dresser drawers.

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Step 11: Have your kid use the decals to help them clean their room ūüėČ

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Things To Sell for Baseball Season!

With Spring Training taking place this weekend it seemed like the perfect time to start talking about your baseball/softball product offerings!¬†If you haven’t jumped on the baseball fan gear trend in the past this is the season to start! From t-ball to Varsity teams¬†both the players and the parents love to represent the sport. So it’s a great way to start selling your products and creating loyal customers.

Ready to make your business a grand slam this season? Here are some ideas:

Apparel made from Heat Transfers

Baseball and Softball Heat Transfers are the easiest way to start making items! Just order your baseball heat transfer, peel the cover and press it onto the shirt! We have over 50 heat transfers ready to be purchased

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Custom Heat Transfers

Are you¬†supplying the custom team shirts? Don’t spend hours weeding HTV make a custom heat transfer over at pwcustom.com The bulk heat transfer order will save you so much time it will be worth it.

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Bag Tags

Make the softball bags stand apart from each other with personalized bag tags! You can use your sublimation printer for sublimated keychains or grab an acrylic keychain blank and decorate it with adhesive vinyl!

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(Photo Credit: Finnegan and the Hughes)

Helmet

Personalize a helmet with some adhesive vinyl!

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Water bottles

Make team water bottles with sublimation or some adhesive vinyl. Just remember to remind your team that they should not put vinyl water bottles in the dishwasher.

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Baseball Plaque

Team up with a local photographer and offer baseball plaques! You can take their high-resolution photo and sublimate it onto a piece of wall art.

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Have you started making items for the baseball season? Let us see! Tag us on instagram at #proworldinc @proworldinc

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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!

See the tutorial now!

tips for cutting large vinyl decals with your silhouette machine

See the tutorial now!

hot mess canvas

See the tutorial now!

decorate a balloon

See the tutorial now!

how to make a personalized doormat with paint!

See the tutorial now!

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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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¬ģ 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¬ģ 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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New Product Alert: The Galaxy Elite Cutter Starter Pack

Is it time for a new cutting machine? Check out our latest starter pack The Galaxy Elite Cutter you can save money by bundling your cutter, vinyl, and accessories!

GALAXY PACK

The Galaxy Elite Cutter is the perfect mid-range professional grade vinyl cutter. With a maximum clearance of 19.3″, this cutter is perfect for running 15″ vinyl.

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PLUS the Galaxy Elite CutterStarter Pack includes Heat Transfer Vinyl Рspecifically a roll of red, white, and black to get you up and running on your first custom vinyl project.

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And 3 rolls of Adhesive Sign Vinyl in azure blue, white, and black.

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And as if that wasn’t enough great stuff 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.

What are you waiting for? Save money purchases the Galaxy Elite Cutter Starter Pack

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Make it Sparkle! 5 Sparkly Supplies That You Need To Have

  1. Tis’ the season to sparkle! Today we are showing off all things that glisten and gleam. Whether you are decking the halls in bells of sparkle or ringing out the new year with some bling – bling. Our glistening vinyl is timeless. And we have the perfect type for every application… and season!

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Glitter HTV Рfor when you need a little extra sparkle added to your apparel or fabric accessory!

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Electric HTV Рfor when you want to add some subtle bling bling to your outfit or fabric accessory

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Glitter Adhesive Vinyl Рfor when you want to make everything monogrammed and sparkly

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Sequin Heat Transfers Рfor a glistening mixed media look

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Rhinestone & Stud Heat Transfers Рfor when you want to add a professional sparkle touch to your apparel or accessories

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What type of a sparkling supplies are your favorite to use? Tell us on Facebook or Instagram!

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All About Vinyl: Learn about the difference and options available for Adhesive Vinyl & HTV

There are a lot of vinyl options on the market. So we thought it was a good time to give you the 411 on Vinyl so that you know your options and to eliminate any confusion that you may have.

Get the vinyl 411 with this all about vinyl article from the experts at Pro World

There are two main categories of  Vinyl РAdhesive Vinyl & Heat Transfer Vinyl.

Adhesive Vinyl is used as a 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 different adhesive strengths – semi-permanent (631), permanent (651) and professional grade.

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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Vinyl Varieties

Here at Pro World we LOVE vinyl, and we carry a large assortment to ensure that our customers always get precisely what they want! Below are the different vinyl types that we carry:

Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)

Cutting Vinyl

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For starters, to cut vinyl you will need a vinyl cutting machine, we sell vinyl cutters in multiple sizes. There are cutters for the hobbyist and for the professional custom seller. You can find all of our options here.

Cutting Adhesive Vinyl

When you cut adhesive vinyl you want to cut on the shiny, color. Not on the paper backing. And when you apply it you will want to weed your design and then apply your gridded application tape on top of the design. This will help you align your design on the surface. 

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Cutting Heat Transfer Vinyl

With HTV you cut on the back side of the heat transfer vinyl, not the plastic top. Since you cut on the back of the HTV you need to mirror your design before cutting it. Then when you weed your design, you should lift the waste HTV away from the plastic sheet,  so that the plastic sheet stays intact covering your design. The plastic sheet will act as a protective barrier so that the HTV doesn’t directly touch the heat. Once we are done pressing you will remove the plastic sheet.

Now that you know the difference between adhesive vinyl & HTV tell me.. What do you want to try? Head to our website from now until Sunday 10/14/18 and you can get 10% OFF all vinyl & cutters! PLUS you will get 2x PW Reward Points! Which means it is a great time to stock up. 

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Grow Your Business with Sport Merchandise

School is back in session, pumpkin spice everything is on the shelves and Sunday football is in full swing, which only means one thing: Fall is here! With fall, comes the fall sports season.  Teams are always looking for new ways to fundraise, so now is the perfect time to expand your business into the sports market with a fall sports shop!

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A quick and easy way to get your sports shop started is with our Heat Transfers.  They are simple to use: Choose your heat transfer design, lay it on your garment, press it with your heat press and peel according to the directions. It’s so easy and we have thousands of designs for you to choose from! Here are a few examples of our heat transfer sports designs:

 

Football and cheer

 

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Gymnastic

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Hockey

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And don’t forget about Mom!

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If you want to outfit a team you should consider using our Custom Value Transfers. They allow for you to create one color custom heat transfer that includes free shipping, free ganging, and a free art set up.  Just pay for the sheet quantity that is needed, everything else is covered! Our One Color Value transfer offers a durable, soft feel that can print on multiple light and dark garment types.

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But when it comes to creating custom products you have more options than just heat transfers. You can use adhesive vinyl for window decals, signage, and even team wall art!

 

Sublimation for all things polyester and poly coated items like water bottles, keychain for bag tags, or even awards!

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And HTV if you want to personalize your product yourself like these sport headbands that Finnegan and the Hughes made.

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Hot Mess Canvas Tutorial

Did you know that if you paint a canvas, add vinyl, repaint it and peel the vinyl, it is called a Hot Mess Canvas? Neither did we! Until now that is.

The technique gets its name due to the loose painting restraints. When you apply the first layer of paint, you can use as many colors as you want, There is no rule to paint placement, allowing you to make it a Hot Mess and still get gorgeous results.

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Want to make one for yourself? This is what you need:

Now that you have your supplies, let’s get started! Follow the steps below:

1- Use your cutting software to design an image.

2 – Cut and weed your adhesive vinyl. We recommend using permanent 651 so that it adheres to the canvas.

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3 – Paint your canvas with a variety of colors and let it dry. There are NO RULES when painting the canvas. You can use as many colors as you would like in no particular order. Just make sure that you don’t have any white showing.

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5 – Take your weeded design and apply your application tape.

PRO TIP: Adhere the top of your application tape to your work surface and then place it on your design. By having it anchored to the table, it will help you control your application tape so that it eliminates bubbles. IMG_8407

6-  Place your design on your canvas and carefully peel the application tape back from your design.

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7 – Paint the entire canvas a solid color and let dry.

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8- Once the paint is dry, carefully weed your design.

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9 – Admire your results.

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