5 reasons to shop at Pro World

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1 – TONS of options! Did you know that we carry over 40 vinyl varieties?  We have glitter, metallic, reflective, pattern, flocked, textured, and printable! And not from just one manufacturer but from multiple see our all of our options here!

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Speaking of extensive collections, we carry over 200 blanks for Sublimation! We also sell over 4,000 heat transfers. We pride ourselves in always having options available to serve our customers when they need it most!

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2 – Earn points while you shop! Here at Pro World, we love giving back to our customers. Every time you make a purchase, we put points into your account, so that you can spend them when you see fit!

3 – We are the only distributor for the Trans Pro Heat Press which has been rated as the BEST heat press on the market for numerous years!

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4 – Here at Pro World, we know that you need your supplies as quickly as possible. So when items are in stock, we always try to get our orders out within a 24 hour business day window.

5- We give you a Swedish fish with every order. Now that’s a sweet deal!

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3 Gift Ideas for Crafters

Are you making your list and checking it twice? Well, don’t forget about yourself!! Today we are listing some of our most popular products that you need to add to your holiday wish list this year!

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1 – Heat Press – Give the gift that every crafter wants a HEAT PRESS!! With a heat press, you can make your products faster, more durable and without the hassle of using an iron! Our most popular heat press, is the Trans Pro 15 x 15, is easy to use, manual heat press ideal for applying heat transfers to t-shirts, jackets, mouse pads, tiles, and more!

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2 – Sublimation Printer – Ready to take your cutting business/hobby to the next level? You will want this! With a sublimation printer, you can create one-of-a-kind, custom pieces like mugs, phone cases, frames, license plates, tags, and more. And if you purchase the Sublimation Starter Pack, you will have everything you need to get started!

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3 – Mug Press – Personalize mugs, latte cups, water bottles and more with a mug press.

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Sublimate a coffee mug in your oven

Do you want to sublimate a coffee mug but don’t have a mug pressUse your oven! See how below.

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You Need:
Sublimation Printer
Sublimation Paper
Sublimation Ink
Mug Wrap
Sublimation Mug
Thermal Tape
Oven

Directions:
1 – Print your mug design using your sublimation printer, paper, and ink

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2- Cut your image and tape it to your mug

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3 – Buckle your mug wrap around your coffee mug

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4- Place your mug in an oven set to 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 14 minutes.

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5 – Remove and peel while hot

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Learn how to use your 3D Sublimation Vacuum Heat Press with Rock Slates

Today we wanted to spotlight a product that we haven’t talked about too much, our 3D Sublimation Vacuum Heat Press.

3D Sublimation Vacuum Heat Press

The 3D sublimation vacuum press is an all-in-one machine, which can be used to customize many types of substrates like sublimation blanks, mugs, latte mugs, cell phone cases, rock slates, and more. By combining vacuum pressure and heat to wrap sublimation transfer paper around curved shapes to permanently fuse the decoration onto any curved surface.

Want to see how it works? Watch us make a rock slate below!

To decorate your own rock slate you need:

Directions:

1 – Set temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 C)

2 – Set timer to 5:30-7 minutes depending on the rock slate size. The larger the rock slate, the longer the time should be.

3 – Keep top tray in the 3D Vacuum press, and connect tubing to the bottom of the tray.

4 – Press Heating Button twice so both lights are on.

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5 – Print a mirror image onto Texprint Paper. Image should be larger than the substrate.

6 – Place the substrate face down on the transfer paper and tape the paper to the substrate using transfer release tape.

7 – Place substrate face up in the top tray of the 3D Vacuum Press.

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8 – Press the vacuum button. Then the timing button to begin the timer.

9 – Press at 400 degrees F for 5:30-7 minutes.

10 – Remove immediately from press once finished and peel hot. Use caution as rock slate will be very hot.

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Pro World goes LIVE every Friday at 12:15PM

 

Stop what you are doing and grab your calendar. We want you to join us for lunch!

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Every Friday at 12:15PM EST we go LIVE on Facebook answering your products questions and showing you how to use our favorite products! Here are a few of our best Facebook Lives for you to replay.

1 – Save Time with 1 color and 2 color Heat Transfers!

2 – Everything to know about the TransPro Mug Press 3 in 1!

3 – Organize Your Vinyl!

4 – Metal, Metallic & Mirror – what’s the difference?!

5 – Check out the reveal of the Reveal – S

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for this Friday at 12:15PM EST and every Friday after that!

One last thing! 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.

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Remove HTV with VLR

Have you ever made a heat transfer vinyl mistake?

We have, in fact, more than once…and it usually goes one of two ways. You weed your design, it looks good, you press it and BOOM you see the mistake….You forgot to weed a section!  Or maybe you create your design, you think it looks perfect, you press it and… it’s crooked! Well, fear no more, you can fix your HTV mistake with VLR Vinyl Letter Remover, and it is so simple to use.

REMOVE HTV with VLR

To remove Heat Transfer Vinyl you need:

Vinyl Letter Remover (VLR)

Directions on how to use VLR:

1 – Take your garment and go to a well-ventilated area.

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2- If it is your first time using VLR you will need to take off the cap and puncture the base. Then shake the VLR solution.

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3- Turn the garment inside-out and apply the solvent to the underside of the heat applied material. This will release the vinyl from the garment.

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4- Once you have applied the VLR, it is best to stretch or pull the area with the mistake. This will make the heat applied material start to peel off of the garment.

5-Pull off the remaining heat transfer vinyl.

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6 – If there is any residue left, remove it from the front side of the garment by applying the Vinyl Letter Remover to a clean white rag and rubbing it off.

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7 – Repeat if necessary.

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Oh My Vinyl!! 4 NEW PRODUCTS at Pro World

Do you love vinyl? Of course, you do! Well, today is your lucky day because we have 4 new products to show you!! We are talking new heat transfer vinyl colors, a way to remove HTV mishaps, two new vinyl cutters, AND  a vinyl wall storage system so that you can organize your workspace so that you see all of your vinyl colors!

Ready to see what’s new at Pro World? Scroll below!

New vinyl products at Pro World!!! Check them out

1 – Heat Transfer Vinyl

Siser Electric released a new Grape color this week. It’s a beautiful deep purple color which will pair great with siser electric lavender, siser electric teal or even siser electric cherry!

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We also recently brought into stock Siser EasyWeed Wicked Purple & Orange Soda. Which is just in time for Halloween these not so scary colors are sure to bring your sweet yet spooky designs to life.

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And the product that we’ve received the most excitement about is the Siser VideoFlex. Why do you ask? It is gorgeous! The glitter is embedded into the vinyl leaving it smooth to the touch. We carry it in gold, silver, pink & cotton candy. But warning, the cotton candy & pink are LIMITED EDITIONS. That means once it is gone…. it is gone!! So regardless if you have a need or not you should buy it now so that you have it for later.

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2 – Vinyl Storage 

Now that you’ve heard about all of our new HTV you can display it with our new Vinyl Wall Storage! You’ve seen it before, you asked for us to carry it and now we do! You can purchase the plastic wall vinyl holders directly from Pro World! How great is that? Each unit will hold 14 ROLLS of vinyl!

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3 – Heat Transfer Vinyl Remover

We are really excited to tell you about our new product VLR. Have you heard of it? VLR is short for Vinyl Letter Remover which you can use to REMOVE HEAT TRANSFER VINYL mishaps! This vinyl letter removing solvent completely removes vinyl letters and residues from most fabrics. Accidents no more!!

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4 – Vinyl Cutters

And while we are on the topic of talking about all things vinyl. Do you need a new vinyl cutter? Check out our new Galaxy Pro Vinyl Cutters. We sell the 24″ & the 48″ and both include the stand and basket. The Galaxy Pro is the best choice for classrooms and office environments as the servo motors are very quiet. This cutter is capable or cutting thicker materials, and includes a laser alignment system for registering your vinyl to the cutter for contour cutting. This cutter also comes ready to use with Dragon Cut software.

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7 Sublimation Tips To Help You Get It Right The First Time

Do you want to get the most out of your sublimation projects? Here are seven tips for sublimation success:

7 sublimation tips that you have to save for reference!

1 – Take the correct measurements
To sublimate the image correctly on your item, you must measure precisely. When you purchase products from Pro World we have the dimensions and instructions on the product page. And if you use Sawgrass Creative Studio you will be able to use the design template which will help ensure a proper fit!

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2 – Remove The Protective Covering
Some sublimation blanks have a protective covering, be sure to check your blank to remove it before printing.

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3 – Check heat press temperature
To cook your item correctly, it is essential that your heat press temperature is correct. Use the help of a digital thermometer to make sure that your heat press is the proper temperature. If the temperature is too low, your item will be undercooked, and if the temperature is too high, you are going to scorch your project.

4 – Be careful of moisture
If you work in a damp area be cautious of humidity. Moisture on your project can cause flashing which removes the ink from the predetermined area. We recommend that you store your paper in a dry place. You could store it in a container or a re-sealable bag. If you are working with a garment, you can also pre-press your item for 10 seconds which will help remove moisture and remove the wrinkles. You can also set up a dehumidifier within your workspace to help lift the moisture from the air.

5 – Always secure your paper to your product
It is crucial for your sublimation paper to stay in place during the pressing process. The slightest movement could cause ghosting, which is a shadowy effect. We recommend that you secure your sublimation paper to your blank. You can do this with heat resistant tape or an adhesive spray.

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6 – Cover your product
We suggest that you use a nonstick sheet or blank copy paper to protect your product and avoid the ink from dying any other surface.

7 – Read the blank instructions before pressing your project
Review the instructions for your product to ensure that you have the correct settings before getting started. Once you have completed sublimating your image, it is essential to follow the transfer removal instructions. If the directions say Hot Peel, that means you need to remove the transfer quickly so that it can cool. Be prepared for a hot peel by having your heat resistant gloves on so that you do not burn yourself. The sublimation paper, product, and heat press surface will be HOT.

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Personalized Party Product Ideas For You To Make: For Fun or Profit!

Are you looking to use your equipment to get into the party market? Great idea! Whether it is decorations, apparel or birthday gifts, there are plenty of opportunities for you to use your favorite products and make a bit of money or just use your machine for your own personal, festive fun.

Ready to get this party started? Here are a few ideas using Pro World products

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Use Adhesive Vinyl to create:

Use HTV to create:

  • Party Apparel
  • Favors 
  • Gifts 

Use Custom Transfers for:

  • Family reunions
  • Team Parties
  • Bridal Parties

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Use Sublimation for:

Use Heat Transfers:

  • Use a heat transfer to make a shirt 
  • Combine heat transfers with HTV to create personalized creations

 

Do you want to take your party creations and offer them to the masses? We’ve had customers having great success on Facebook, Etsy, local specialty shops and direct selling on their own website. What is your favorite party product to personalize?

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