Layering HTV

If you are new to creating custom designs you may not realize that you can LAYER HTV. In fact, I would bet it’s even easier than you would expect it to be.

Below are step-by-step instructions on how to layer heat transfer vinyl.

Scroll down for a tutorial and a video!

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Directions:

1 – Design your image

2 – Cut it

3 – Weed it

4- Place your base layer of HTV on the garment

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5 – Heat it up according to the directions

6 – Peel off the plastic layer

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7 – Get your second piece of HTV and place it on your shirt

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8 – Cover your full design with a non-stick sheet

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9 – Press it again

10 – Peel the plastic coating off

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11- Cover the full design one more time with a non-stick sheet, and press it for just a few seconds to make sure everything is in place

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12 – Admire your work!

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5 Ideas On Things To Make With Your Kids

Looking for something to do with the kids? Take out your cutting machine and/or Heat Press! There are plenty of projects that you can do together. You just need to think a bit outside the box :)

This is why today we are showing you 5 projects that we’ve made, and the kids helped!

5 ideas to make with your kids

1  – Coloring Tees

Do you have a child who likes to color? Or maybe a budding fashion designer? Have them help you personalize clothes for themselves OR their furry stuffed friends with coloring tees!

Coloring tees bring endless fun because you can create an outlined image on a garment, give them some Crayola markers and let them add the color. Once they are tired of it (or dirty) throw it in the wash to start again. See how to make it here!
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2 – Paint OVER vinyl using the Hot Mess Technique

Does your kiddo like to paint? You are going to want to try the Hot Mess Canvas technique. It’s cute, messy, and absolutely no way that they can mess it up! See how to do it here.

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3 – Make that doodle last forever

Do you have a doodler on your hands? Or want to preserve that precious handwriting forever? Trace it and make it last permanently with adhesive vinyl. See how here!

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4 – Permanently Colored Gifts

Would your child like to make a gift for someone special? Have them design a crayon drawing and apply it to fabric! See how here.

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5 – Color Changing Apparel

Watch your clothes change colors right before your eyes thanks to Solar Heat Transfers! This project is the simplest of them all, but your kiddo will sure have fun watching it change colors before their eyes! See how to make them here.

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Do your kids help you with your custom projects? We would love to see it! Tag us at @proworldinc or #proworldinc

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Create Using Crayons with Ink Jet Paper and a Heatpress

Today we got a little bit creative with our tutorial. We had some Pro World kids color on Jet Pro Soft Stretch Paper, and then we pressed it onto a tea towel for a 1 of a kind design!

Want to see what we did? Scroll down!

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Directions:

1 – Draw on the plain side of the Jet Pro paper with the Crayola crayons

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2 – Heat up your heat press to 375

3 – Place your drawing face down on the white fabric

4 – Press for 30 seconds

5 – Peel hot and fast

6 – Cover the completed transfer with parchment paper and press again for 10 seconds. This will make the surface smooth and make the transfer deeper into the fibers.

7 – Admire your results

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If you liked this post, we have another that you should check out. We took the JetPro SS and printed a coloring page onto it, colored, and pressed it to a shirt! Watch it here!

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Save Big With HOT Heat Press Deals

Things are heating up at Pro World. You can save BIG when you shop with us.

For a limited time, when you spend at least $399 in stock transfers, transfer paper, heat applied vinyl, sublimation paper, sublimation blank printables, and/or Silhouette products (excluding cutters). You will get a massive discount on your heat-press.

No coupon code required. The discount on your heat press will be applied automatically on your order.

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To recap, just purchase at least $399 in stock transfers, transfer paper,heat applied vinyl, sublimation paper, sublimation blank printables, and Silhouette products (excluding cutters, and not including the heat press) and you can SAVE $200 OFF of your heat press.  Just imagine getting…

THIS 15×15 TRANSPRO FOR $189 INSTEAD OF $389

 

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 This 15×15 TransPro Select Semi-Auto for $349 instead of $549.

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16×20 TransPro Select Semi-Auto for $549 instead of the normal price of $749. 

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16×20 TransPro Select for $459 instead of the normal $659

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The Official Crafter Guide

If you have a crafter or inspiring custom entrepreneur in your life the holidays are a great time to gift them the new equipment that they’ve been dreaming of!
Today we are rounding up the TOP 5 GIFTS that are sure to be on their wish list!
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Heat Press!  The #1 wish list item from crafters is a HEAT PRESS! Now is the time to make their wish come true!   Our most popular heat press, the Trans Pro 15 x 15, is an easy to use, manual heat press ideal for applying heat transfers to t-shirts, jackets, mouse pads, tiles, and more.

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Silhouette Machine! There’s a reason that Silhouette machines are always on the holiday wish list because they are GREAT! And this year there is a brand new machine that many crafters are going to want to upgrade to! The Silhouette Cameo 4 Plus is the largest Silhouette machine on the market meaning that you can cut bigger and better!  

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Vinyl!  A crafter can never have enough vinyl! Just mix and match the different prints and patterns of the adhesive and heat transfer vinyl.

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Sublimation Printer!  If your gift recipient is ready to take their crafting business to the next level, get them a sublimation printer. With a sublimation printer, your crafter 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, they will have everything they need to get started!

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Mug Press! If the crafter in your life already has a custom business there’s a good chance that a mug press is a nice item on their wish list!  From making custom mugs, waterbottles, glasses, and everything in between they’ll be raising your glass to you for years to come!

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What is on your holiday wish list this year? Tell us by commenting below or tagging us on social media!

 

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Personalize a Stuffed Animal with HTV

Are you looking for a cute, new way to spread the holiday cheer this year? How about with a personalized stuffed animal? Scroll down to see what you need and how to make them in less than 5 minutes!

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Here’s How To Make It:

1 – Design your name in your cutting software, and don’t forget to mirror your design.

2 – Insert your heat transfer vinyl and click cut.

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3 – Weed your design.

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4 – Place it on your stuffed animal.

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5 – Lay it on your heat-press but cover the NON-HTV area with your silicone pad.

6 – When you press your design, you will want to press it for a few seconds at a time and check it so that you do not melt the fur. We pressed in 2-3 seconds, increments for about 15 seconds total.

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Save Money On A Heat Press

The holidays will be here before you know it! If you shop early, you can take advantage of our current heat press deals!

Save Money On A Heat Press

The Details:

Currently, you can save big on the purchase of a TransPro® heat press when you purchase a minimum of stock heat transfers, heat transfer paper, heat transfer vinyl, sublimation paper, sublimation printable blanks, and Silhouette products. 

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The heat presses that are currently having a promotion are the: 

Save Money On A Heat Press But please note the promotion does have a few rules and restrictions. Below is the fine print.

  • Your purchase must be made in a single order and entered on our website. We cannot accept orders by phone, fax, or mail.
  • Applies to first time customers only and can only be purchased one time.
  • Limit 1 machine offer per customer.
  • This offer is subject to change.
  • No other discounts, such as Club Pro World, apply to this promotion.
  • Available only in 110v.
  • Orders will ship only when complete. No backorders.
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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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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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How To Heat Press Bumps & Bulk

Applying transfers, sublimation and HTV to a garment is simple with a heat press. As long as you know how to position your garment.

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When you have a garment with buttons, zippers, pockets, or bulky seams, it can be challenging to position your garment flat on the heat press platen, which is why you would thread the garment. Threading means you put the bottom platen between the shirt so that just one layer of fabric is on the press instead of laying the garment down flat. Doing so helps you create a smooth surface to apply your design!

Want to see threading in action? Watch our past Facebook Live.

Another option besides threading is using a pressing pillow or a perfect pad.

When you use a pressing pillow you insert the pillow into the garment, so that the bulky obstacles sinks into the pillow (for instance a zipper won’t stick out causing printing issues) and eliminate the pressure points creating a smooth area.

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Whereas when you use a Perfect Pad it raises the printing area to work around the bulky elements. When using the pad it should be inserted directly under the area where the design will go, and not under any zippers, buttons, seams or anything creating an uneven surface because the Perfect Pads purpose is to maintain even pressure.

 

Now that you know how to press bumps and bulk what are you going to press?

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