Sublimate a Compact Mirror

Our new sublimation blank is sure to be a beautiful addition to your current product offerings. The handheld compact comes in a round and heart-shaped design, and will give your customers plenty of options!

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Do you want to decorate a compact mirror? Learn how below!

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Sublimation is easy just follow the steps below:

1 – Set temperature on your heat press to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2 – Set timer to 30-45 seconds, with medium pressure.

3 – Remove protective film from product.

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4 – Design your image. We used the Sawgrass Template.

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

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

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7 – Put a blank sheet of paper on heat press platen to keep it clean.

8 – Place substrate face down on the heat press (metal surface up).

9 – Cover with a non stick sheet.

10 – Press at 400 degrees F for 30-45 seconds with medium pressure.

11 – Remove immediately from press once finished and peel hot.

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12 – Adhere the circle sticker to the mirror base.

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13 – Place your sublimated circle on top of the sticker.

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Learn How To Sublimate a Photo Frame

We live in a digital world and we are always taking photos but how often do they get printed and framed? Today we are going to change that by sublimating a one-of-a-kind photo frame!

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From house decor to personalized gifts you will find the perfect photo frame to fit your need. Head to our website to see our large selection!

Want to make one for yourself? Here’s how:

1- Download the template from our website product page (if needed).
2- Print your photo using your sublimation printer.
3 – Turn on your heat press and set it to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
4 – Set Pressure to medium.
5 – Remove the protective film from the metal frame.

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6 – Print a mirror image onto the Texprint Paper. The image should be larger than the substrate.
7 – Place the substrate face down on the transfer paper and tape the paper to the substrate using heat tape.

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8 – Put a blank sheet of paper on heat press platen to keep it clean.
9 – Place substrate face down on the heat press (metal surface up).
10 – Cover with a non stick sheet.
11 – Press at 400 degrees F for 1-3 minutes with medium pressure.
12 – Remove immediately from press once finished and peel hot.

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5+ Promotional Product Ideas That You Can Make to Grow Your Business

Do you want to grow your custom business with new product lines? Try selling personalized business supplies and promotional products to local companies! Below we’ve listed multiple items that you can personalize and sell so that you can grow your business while helping other companies grow theirs! 

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Name Badges –  Create one for the solo-entrepreneur or in bulk for larger companies. By offering your name badge with a magnet closure, it will allow your customer to put the name badge on and off without damaging their shirt. 

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Koozies  – Everyone wants to keep their cold beverages cold in this hot weather. So why not offer Koozies with custom business logos. This would make a great swag bag item or for a local business to hand out at tradeshows.

Magnets – Are a great advertising tool for companies that require people knowing how to reach them. So why not offer personalized magnets to your local food delivery, repairmen and doctors offices. Help them grow their business, while growing yours! 

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Mousepads – By putting a logo or product on a mousepad, customers will be reminded of a certain business every time they move their mouse.

Cherry Edge Plaques  – This is a great way for employees or businesses to display their accolades in a professional manner. 

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Offset Clock  – This personalized piece makes an excellent employee gift.    

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Have you created personalized products for any local businesses? We would love to see it! Share a picture of the finished product on our Facebook Page or by tagging us on Instagram @proworldinc

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Learn How To Sublimate a Cheer Bow

Are you looking for a fun, high-profit product to add to your sublimation store? Try this decorative bow project!! With only a few supplies, you can take a plain white ribbon and turn it into a personalized piece of art. Want to learn how? Read below!

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To decorate a bow you need:

Making the bow is easy! Just..

1-Design your bow using your design software. We used Creative Studio. You need to design 4 sections that are 8″ x 3″ each and send to your Sublimation Printer.

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2- Take your print out and cut it into 4 sections.

3.- Unroll your ribbon and measure it to 32″ and cut.

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4 – Now fold it in half, so that you know where the center of your ribbon is, and tape two strips of your paper onto each side. When taping your paper, you will have 2 strips on the top center of the ribbon. Place the 2 remaining strips on the back end side of the ribbon.

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5 – Press each section at 400 degrees for 60 seconds.

6 – Now that your ribbon is decorated it’s time to fold your bow and hot glue a clip to the back.

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7 – That’s it. Admire your results!

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Photo Frames: that you can make at home

A photograph is an amazing thing–with one glance it can instantly transport you back to a single moment in time. Everyone loves to display their photos, so why not create a custom frame that will make your photos stand out? Maybe you want to create custom frames to sell, or to decorate your house, or as gifts for Mother’s Day.  Sublimation makes personalizing frames simple, so if you need a selection of frames, you are in luck! Pro World just expanded our selection of frames to give you more options to choose from.

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We carry:

rock slates:

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photo panels:

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glass photos:

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hinged pair photo:

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offset frames:

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decorative frames:

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Do you want to customize your own photo frames? Here’s what you need:

When it comes to sublimating it is simple. You start by:

Step 1 – Design your image or design.

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Step 2 – Mirror your image and send it to your sublimation printer.

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Step 3 – Turn on your heat press and set it to the proper temperature. To find the temperature look at the instructions on the product page.

Step 4 – Use your thermal tape to adhere your image to your sublimation product.

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Step 5 – Place a non-stick sheet or even a blank piece of paper on your heat press to catch any leaking.

Step 6 – Place your item on top and then cover it with a non-stick sheet.

Step 7 – Press your item for the time instructed on the product instructions.

Step 8 – Peel the paper off of the item. Make sure to read the instructions to see if your product is a cold or hot peel.

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Step 9: Admire your results.

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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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Sublimate Mermaid Scales

Iridescent color changing mermaid scales are one of the hottest trends right now. From pillows to apparel to accessories, you can buy mermaid scales on just about everything. But did you now that you can sublimate the white ones? It’s true! So now when you run your hand over the mermaid scales and watch their color change before your eyes, you will also find a sublimated message. Want to make one for yourself? It’s easy!

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You Need:

To customize your mermaid scale you:

1 – Open your design software. We used Creative Studio.

2- Choose a Blank Template and design your piece!

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3- Print.

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4 – Cut your paper down to size and tape it to your accessory so that it does not slide. Press it at 400 degrees, and hold for about a minute. Peel hot.

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5- Admire your work!

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Learn how to sublimate a photo gift

sublimated photoSublimation makes personalized gift giving easier than ever. It is a simple process that allows you to give a professional quality gift with your own design. We offer a number of items on our website that you can sublimate on for gift giving including rock slatesphoto frames, magnets, mousepads, mugs, coasters, jewelry, keychains, photo panels, cell phone cases, and even puzzles!

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Wat to create your own photo gift? Here’s what you need:

When it comes to sublimating it is simple. You start by:

  1. Designing your image or design.
  2. Mirror your image and send it to your sublimation printer.
  3. Turn on your heat press and set it to the proper temperature.
  4. Use your thermal tape to adhere your image to your sublimation product.
  5. Place a non-stick sheet or even a blank piece of paper on your heat press to catch any leaking.
  6. Place your item on top and then cover it with a non-stick sheet.
  7. Press your item per the instructions.
  8. Peel the item per the instructions.

If you want to see sublimation in action check out a couple of our Facebook Live videos. You can see us sublimate onto mousepads. 
Or even phone case panels

Have you sublimated any photo gifts recently? Share your creations with us on Instagram or Facebook.

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Last Minute Gift: Sublimated Ornaments

I always like to make a few handmade Christmas ornaments each year. Some for me, and some for friends since they are a nice personalized gift to give, especially when you use sublimation. They are quick to make and don’t require a lot of materials, and since you can sublimate photographs it will leave a lasting impression for years to come.

Want to make your own? See below!

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You Need:
1. Design your ornament with your sublimation software.
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2. Print it out.
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3. Warm your heat press to 400 degrees.
4. Tape your paper to the ornament.
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4. Place your ornament down with the paper on top and your Teflon sheet on top of that. Keep it pressed for 60 seconds.
5. Lift off the paper.
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6. Hang it on your tree.
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Show us your last minute, homemade gifts on Instagram! Tag us at Proworldinc.
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HTV vs Sublimation – What’s the difference?

When it comes to creating custom products, there are a number of different ways to do it. So how do you know which is right for you, your specific project, and your business overall? We’re going to help break it down for you. As you’ve seen from our Friday Facebook Live videos we love to create things and two of the main ways we make our designs is with heat transfer vinyl (HTV) and sublimation.

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With HTV you can create an endless supply of personalized shirts, bags, hats, aprons, etc. It is available in a number of different colors, sizes, and finishes, and you can use it alone or layer it for a more dimensional look.

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Sublimation is a great way to add a premium full-color, photographic quality image to your project, especially since it will not crack, peel, or wash away. When sublimation inks are heated to 400*F with a heat press, they turn into a gas and form a permanent bond to white or light colored polyester fabrics, or items with a polymer coating.

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HTV gives you more options when it comes to garments as it works on any color, unlike sublimation which can only be done on white or light colored fabrics. But if you are personalizing phone cases, mugs, frames, etc., sublimation is a more simplified process that gives you more options.

And while HTV and sublimation are each great in different ways and for different projects, they can also be used together. Want to sublimate on a dark colored garment? Create a design using HTV and then sublimate on top of it. Talk about one of a kind!

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For more tips check out our Facebook Live videos.

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