Lunch with Pro World Every Friday

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.
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Here are a few of our best Facebook Lives from 2018 for you to replay. But don’t forget to mark your calendar for this Friday at 12:15PM EST and every Friday after that!

Which Heat Press is right for you? See for yourself why the TransPro heat press models are the best heat press on the market!

Spring will be here before you know it. And with warmer weather that means people will be spending more times outdoors. So why not take advantage of the sunshine to create apparel that changes color before your very eyes! See how we take a solar heat transfer and press it to become a color changing surprise!

Make a mistake? Don’t worry! Just apply some VLR. Watch on this Facebook Live as we use VLR (vinyl letter remover) to lift HTV from apparel!

Sprucing up your craft space? Organize it with our vinyl holders! See them in action below.

Want to learn more about stock transfers? Watch this video! We will show you how to use them, the benefits and how to personalize them!

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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!

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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 – specifically 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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Pattern HTV at Pro World

Did you know that we carry Pattern HTV? We do! In fact, we carry over 41 patterns from two of the leading heat transfer vinyl brands – Siser & Chemica!

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Cutting Pattern HTV is simple. You Need:

To Cut Pattern HTV you:

Step 1 – Design your image

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Step 2 – Reverse the image

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Step 3- Send it to the cutting machine and cut it per the instructions on the product tab

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Step 4 – Weed the design

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Step 5 – Apply it to your garment with the pattern facing up, with the carrier sheet still attached.

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Step 6 – Press it with your heat press

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Step 7 – Remove the carrier sheet and you are done

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Do you want to see what 41 patterns we carry? Scroll down!

Chemica Fashion HTV

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Siser EasyPatterns

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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 – for when you need a little extra sparkle added to your apparel or fabric accessory!

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

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

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Sequin Heat Transfers – for a glistening mixed media look

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Rhinestone & Stud Heat Transfers – for 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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NEW PRODUCT ALERT: Siser Blackboard HTV

Are you looking for a way to get a little more creative with your heat transfer vinyl? What if you could constantly change your garment without damaging the fabric? Well, grab your chalk because, with Siser BlackBoard™ heat transfer vinyl, you can!

YES, you read that, Pro World now stocks BLACKBOARD HEAT TRANSFER VINYL and the design possibilities are endless!

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Product Details:

BlackBoard™ is a thin, matte HTV that has the ability to be drawn on with chalk, so it is literally a chalkboard for any fabric!

What makes this product so fun is that you can write on it, wipe off, then re-write as much as you want because cleaning it is so easy–all you need is a damp cloth.  Not to mention, the cutting, weeding and application is a piece of cake! Ready to make something for yourself? Here’s how!

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So get out your standard classroom or sidewalk chalk and have fun!! And don’t forget to tag us on Instagram so that we can see what you make #proworldinc

Want to see the blackboard HTV in action? Stop by our Facebook Page on Friday 12/7 at 12:15PM EST as we go LIVE!

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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 – Adhesive 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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NEW Product Alert: Rainbow Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl

Did you hear the news?! Siser North America released a new rainbow holographic HTV!

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It is bright, colorful and sparkly! Holographic Heat Transfer Vinyl is unique because it gives your design a mirror, rainbow finish.

We loved it so much we had to make a few things! And no surprise, it cut like a dream.

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Here are the cut setting recommendations

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And here are the recommended pressing instructions.

heat press holographicIf you want to see it in action we crafted with it LIVE on Facebook, you can watch it below.

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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!

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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.

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Pillows come in a four pack:

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  • 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:

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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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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!

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You can personalize team jerseys with heat transfer vinyl.

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You can even sublimate your own baseball awards!

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Bag Tags

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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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