Easter Items That You Can Make or Decorate!

With Easter “hopping” up around the corner. We thought it would be fun to share some ideas of things that you can make for Easter!

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Want to decorate your space? Make Easter pillows! For this project, we used a sublimation printer and sublimation pillow blanks but you could also use HTV! See how we made them here!

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Want to make the kids some Custom Easter shirts? Roll out the HTV and get designing! Need a tutorial? Go here!

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Want to make a shirt but don’t have a lot of time? Grab an Easter heat transfer and make a funny bunny shirt!

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As your making things for the kids. How about you make them some custom Easter pajamas! That way they can wear them on Easter morning! If you want to see how we made them go here!

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Looking to make some personalized items for the Easter Basket? Personalize a stuffed animal! Just cut the name and press!

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Or if you were looking for something a bit larger you could personalize a beach chair with some HTV!

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How to use Vinyl Letter Remover (VLR)

STOP throwing away your failed HTV projects!!! Now you can save them with VLR (Vinyl Letter Remover).

We’ve all been there. 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. Below we are showing you HOW to use VLR on your HTV mistakes!

For this specific project, we took a shirt that had HTV put on over a year ago! Ready to see how to remove Heat Transfer Vinyl? you need:

Directions on how to use VLR:

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

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.

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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. 

7 – Repeat if necessary.

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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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Siser EasyWeed Stretch Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)

When it comes to Heat Transfer Vinyl you have A LOT of options! Regular, Glitter, Metallic, Brick, Flock, Pattern, Printable, Stretch… The list goes on and on! But today we want to tell you about the new colors that were added to the Siser EasyWeed Stretch line! You can now order:

  • EasyWeed Stretch Gray
  • EasyWeed Stretch Charcoal
  • EasyWeed Stretch Lemon
  • EasyWeed Stretch Frosty Mint
  • EasyWeed Stretch Celestial Blue

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That means we officially have 28 EasyWeed Strech colors available at Pro World! 

Now if you’ve never heard of Stretch HTV it delivers all the benefits of the EasyWeed™ heat transfer material and combines it with super stretchability to create one remarkable heat transfer material! Perfect for performancewear!

Now with the new frosted carrier sheet, it’s even easier to tell your Stretch HTV from your non-stretch HTV. But don’t worry it will not affect the cutting or pressing process at all, so carry on as normal!

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Curious as to what other Siser products we carry at Pro World? See below!

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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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