How To Create a Stacked Text Design With Your Silhouette Machine

If you stay up to date on the trends in the custom decorating world then I am sure you’ve seen the latest trend of stacked words. We love how it makes your words pop up off of the shirt!

There are a few ways to create the look, you can purchase a font that does it for you. Or you can make it yourself in just a few steps! It’s much simpler then it looks, so follow along below with our step by step tutorial. how to make stacked text (1)

You Will Need:

Here’s how to create your design with the Silhouette Program:

Step 1 – Open your design software and write a word.

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Step 2 – Offset the text by .001.

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Step 3 – Offset that text again by .001.

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Step 4 – Move your original text out of the way and make the other two a compound path.

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Steph 5 – Grab your rectangle and make it cover half of the word, then use the subtract option to cut it in half.

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Step 6 – Pull your word apart and you will notice little lines on the bottom of the words, delete them. Just make sure not to delete a text layer!

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Step 7 – Line up your words and duplicate…duplicate…duplicate…and duplicate… as many times as you want!

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Step 8 – You can stop there or you can have some fun with it. Add a complimentary font or image to the top.

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Step 9 – Send to your machine, cut, then press!

Have you made one? Let us see! Tag us on instagram at @proworldinc #proworldinc

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Make Your Own Spirit Wear

With the fall season around the corner, it is time to start thinking about spirit wear.  Schools are always looking for new ways to fundraise, so now is the perfect time to expand your business into the spirit wear market with a fall shop!

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You have a few options when it comes to creating branded merchandise. You can:

Create items in bulk with ease by taking advantage of our Custom Transfers.

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Or you can use a premade heat transfer design, after all, we have thousands to choose from. You can see some of them here!

 

Sublimation is another great option for you to try! You can sublimate polyester and poly-coated items like water bottleskeychain for bag tags, hairbows or even awards!

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And we can’t forget about heat transfer vinyl!

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Layering HTV: Personalizing Aprons

For today’s project, we are making children’s art smocks as a personalized party favor that will double as a great back to school smock! When you think about it aprons have lots of uses. They can be used for kids art classes, when cooking or even just for your average DIY project… since there are a lot of reasons that you may want to cover up your clothes you mine as well have some fun and PERSONALIZE IT with HTV!

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To make your own personalized apron/smock you will need:

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Design your cut file.
  2. Load your HTV into your cutting machine.
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  4. Weed your design(s).
  5. Arrange where you want your HTV to go. Then take everything back off.IMG_5272
  6. Lay your first layer on the apron and press it with your heat press according to the instructions IMG_5274
  7. Repeat the steps until you are finished IMG_5273
  8. Admire your results IMG_5277 (1)

Have you personalized something recently? Send us a photo! Just tag us on facebook or instagram at @proworldinc

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How To Use EasySubli with Video

A few weeks ago we introduced to you EasySubli, which is the best of both worlds in sublimation and vinyl.

If you are familiar with sublimation, you know that typically you could only sublimate on light polyester or sublimation coated products. But now thanks to EasySubli you can print directly onto EasySubli vinyl and then heat press it on a variety of light or dark fabrics such as cotton, cotton/poly blend, tri-blends, rayon, wool.

We have been hard at work producing videos to show you what it is, how to use it, and neat features for you to try out. You can view them by scrolling below or checking our YouTube page for more information!

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Introduction To Siser EasySubli

See How To Contour Cut EasySubli!

Using Sublijet HD Inks With EasySubli

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Decorating Caps & Hats: What you need to launch your business

With the weather warming up across the US, it is natural that more and more people are starting to grab their hats to shield their skin from the sun. So why not present them with a new custom option by expanding your current custom line into the hat market? Need a reason to take the plunge? In 2018 over 6,000 MILLION hats were sold in the US, and that number is expected to grow over 9% in 2019. That’s a lot of hats!!

Wondering what you need to decorate your own? Read below!

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When stocking up on hat supplies you have a few options. You can either purchase our Cap Starter Package which will include everything you need to hit the ground running.

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Things like a:

Or you can purchase your materials a la carte. In which case you have a few more options. When it comes to Hat Presses we have 6 Cap Press Options. We carry the:
Hix Cap Press – which is considered a portable Cap Press. The press comes with 3 interchangeable platens which include a: Golf size, youth size & ball size.

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TransPro Auto Open Cap Heat Press – which is suitable for printing most hats. The hydraulic automatic opening feature allows freedom to place the transfers quickly making batching large orders a breeze.

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TransPro Select Quad Cap Auto Heat Press – This cap press comes with 4 plates in various sizes to fit most cap styles. This is also a semi-auto cap press, so it will open on its when the timer counts down.

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Geo Knight 4×7 Cap Heat Press–  a fully functional cap press for printing the front face of any sized headwear. This model has a unique hold-down device that pulls the rear strap of the headwear down against the pressing surface, holding the cap in place. The Geo Knight accepts different size interchangeable tables, but it only includes the standard in the purchase.

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Maxx Cap Heat Press – is another portable cap press option. This press has a very wide opening making changing designs a breeze.

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Hotronix Auto Open Cap Press – cap heat press has an easy lock and release system which is easy on your wrist and prevents over application.

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Now that you’ve learned about the different press options you will also need:
Heat Transfer Vinyl

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and a Non-Stick Sheet

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Another option you have when decorating hats is using a Heat Transfer. Which allows for you to pick out a design, peel and press.

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Or if have some of your own designs that you would like printed, visit our custom website to place an order at PW Custom!

Have you decorated a cap? Tag us on instagram at @proworldinc

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Learn All About Siser EasyPatterns at Pro World

Did you see the new prints that we are carrying from the Siser EasyPatterns line? They are beautiful!! We now have over 15 types of patterned HTV that are available in several colors and patterns for a variety of niches, there’s bound to be a pattern that’s perfect for your next project.

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We are talking:

  • Mermaid Scales
  • Serape
  • Blue Buffalo Plaid
  • Ombre Curlz Coral
  • Barnwood
  • Infinite Galaxy
  • and more

The best part about the Siser EasyPattern HTV, is that it comes in a 12″ width which is the perfect size to run through your Circuit or Silhouette Machine. Would you like to see the prints in action? Watch our Facebook LIVE video from a few weeks back!

Which pattern is your favorite?

 

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Heat Transfer Vinyl Options at Pro World

Do you love Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)? Us too! Which is why we are giving you 10% OFF HTV this week until Sunday 4/7/19!

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The great thing with Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) is that you can create an endless supply of custom products! We sell heat transfer vinyl in a number of different colors, sizes, and finishes, which means if you use your imagination, almost anything is possible. Here are a few things that we made:

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personalize a gift with HTV

wedding tote from HTV

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Want to know more about the types of HTV that we carry? See below!

We carry Siser EasyWeed Vinyl by the sheet and roll in multiple sizes. We offer a number of colors of the standard EasyWeed, fluorescent, and glitter as well as a glow in the dark vinyl. Siser EasyWeed can be peeled hot or cold and doesn’t lift during weeding. It’s extremely durable and won’t wear after numerous washings. It applies at a lower temperature setting and lower pressure than other vinyls and is also thinner making it great for layering. Siser EasyWeed Extra, Electric, Holographic, Stretch, CADflex, Siser EasyPatterns, Brick, Strip Flock, Blackboard and Metal are also available.

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Chemica Firstmark is a semi matte vinyl available in multiple sizes and a number of colors that is best when applied to cotton, polyester, acrylic, and similar materials. We also offer Chemica Mirror Vinyl, which has a metallic finish, in 2 colors, Chemica Firstmark Fluorescent available in 4 colors, and Chemica Quickflex which applies in 5 seconds to cotton, polyester, acrylic, and similar fibers. It peels hot, is soft, flexible, ultrathin, and easy to weed and washes well. It comes in 16 colors. Chemica Bling Bling is an ultra-metallic “glitter-flake” vinyl perfect for cheer and team spirit apparel and it comes in 10 colors. We also offer Chemica Metallic, Chemica Fashion Vinyl, and Chemica Darklite.

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There are multiple types of ThermoFlex available in assorted colors and sizes. ThermoFlex Plus Metal Flake is a highly flexible vinyl. It has small pieces of glitter within the vinyl but is smooth to the touch, and will wash and wear very well. It comes in 6 colors. We also have ThermoFlex Plus available in 38 colors, ThermoFlex Glossy, ThermoFlex Plus Neon and ThermoFlex Plus Antique. We also carry ThermoFlex Xtra which can be printed on nylon, leather, rayon and other heat sensitive materials. Check out  ThermoFlex Xtra Antique, and ThermoFlex Xtra for a few color options. FashionFlex is pre-printed heat vinyl that has a textured look and feel. We offer it in zebra and camouflage. GlitterFlex Ultra Vinyl  has just the right sparkle, with glitter flakes encased in it. It is a bit thicker than other vinyl’s so be sure to increase your cutting pressure accordingly. We also offer DecoFlock Premium Plus Vinyl if needing a soft, velvety felt-like feel to your garment.

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Silhouette Glitter Vinyl will add a little glam to your project. These are manufactured with transfer tape already adhered and come in a number of colors.

With so many different brands, types, and sizes of vinyl available, it can be hard to decide which is best for your project. Different types work best on different materials, so be sure to read about the options to make sure they fulfill your needs. For more information about the HTV we offer and all of the different colors, sizes, and finishes, visit our website, https://www.proworldinc.com/heat-transfer-vinyl/heat-transfer-vinyl-for-garments.html.

Do you have a favorite HTV? Have you used any of the specialty varieties? Share pictures of your projects in the comments!

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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® 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® 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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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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