The Ultimate Crafter’s Gift Guide

With the holidays around the corner, it is time to spoil those around you and give a gift that shows you care. One of the best ways to do that is with some craft tools! Today, we have put together our hottest selling items that we know you or crafter will love!
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The gift recipient in your life would be sure to love a new stash of vinyl. After all, 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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Has your crafter been dreaming of 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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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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Does your gift recipient spend a lot of their free time designing cut files from scratch? Do they currently use CorelDRAW? If you are nodding your head yes, then you should get them a  copy of the Smart Designer Pro. Now they can have a database of images at their fingertips!
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Does your gift recipient like coffee? Buy them a mug press so that they can create their own mugs to drink from.
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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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Black Friday Specials

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We hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving, and a wonderful time spent with family and friends.  Please know that we are so thankful for all of your support. We love seeing your projects and hearing your success stories, you inspire us every day!

Please be sure to check our website, www.proworldinc.com for our Black Friday specials. They will be active Wednesday, November 22 at 8pm ET through Monday, November 27 at 11:59 PM EST.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Heat Transfers

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and there is still time to show your support by creating a t-shirt, hat or tote with a heat transfer.  Heat transfers are perfect for fundraisers and building awareness around a cause.

They are also so easy to apply. All you need is the heat transfer, a heat press, and your garment! Lay the heat transfer on your garment, press it with your heat press according to the instructions listed online, and peel the backing paper off of your design. Your finished product will be ready to go in only 15 seconds.

We carry over 170 breast cancer heat transfer designs in a variety of media types (screen print, rhinestones/studs, lace, and glitter). We have breast cancer heat transfer designs for everyone. Here is a sampling:

The pink ribbon symbol:

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For survivors:

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For men:

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To honor someone special:

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To show the fight:

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To show the hope:

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Visit us at www.proworldinc.com to see a larger selection of our breast cancer heat transfer designs.

 

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Sublimation- What Is It And How Can You Use It To Grow Your Business?

Sublimation printing allows you to create customized full-color products on demand. Using it will allow you to grow your inventory while also offering customers completely personalized, one-of-a-kind products on the spot.

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Sublimation is a process that only works when using sublimation paper, sublimation ink, and a sublimation printer. You also will need a heat source like a heat press (for flat objects) or a 3D vacuum heat press which works like an oven, for objects that will not work under a heat press. When sublimation inks are heated to 400°F, they turn into a gas and form a permanent bond to 100% white/light color polyester fabric or items with a polymer coating. The result is a premium, full-color, photographic-quality image that will not crack, peel, or wash away from the substrate. With sublimation, you can print on clothing, mugs, phone cases, frames, tags, license platespuzzles, and more.

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When printing on garments, the heat from the press causes the pores of the polyester to open up, the sublimation ink turns into a gas and then embeds itself into the garment. Once cooled, the pores close up. Because of this process, the final product is nearly permanent, extremely vibrant, and leaves no texture when rubbing your hand over the garment. You can sublimate on poly-blends, but keep in mind that the ink will only dye the polyester fibers, leaving a distressed look.

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If your primary offering is garments, adding sublimation allows you to offer products like mugs, coasters, custom phone cases, photo panels, bezel pendants, license plates, and much more. Make sure that the product you are customizing is poly-coated, by purchasing blanks made specifically for sublimation. Different products will have varying applications, so be sure to read the instructions for the item you are pressing before you dive in. We also have a growing inventory of instructional videos and Facebook Live videos that you can access for tips anytime.

Sublimation is a very easy process, but like anything else, you may make mistakes while you’re learning. Plan for them ahead of time, instead of letting it hinder you. Learn from your mistakes and watch your business grow. Check out some of the starter packages that we offer to jump-start your new business! Sublimation starter package, mug starter kit,  Expanded sublimation starter package, Super starter package.

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Would you like to create a t shirt business? See how here:

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Want to see how you can print on phone cases? Watch a recorded Facebook Live.

Here we show you how to decorate a latte mug.

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Wedding & Engagement Gifts That You Can Make

With Fall upon us, love is in the air! And nothing says love more than a personalized gift. When it comes to bridal showers, bachelorette parties, wedding party gifts, and wedding presents there are many different options. Below we have listed some of our favorite ideas that are sure to wow your customers. engagement gifts

Personalized Tote Bags– This would make a great gift for the bride to be. She could carry her wedding planning materials in it from meeting to meeting, she could keep necessities nearby on her special day, or show off her new name by carrying her belongings in it on her honeymoon. You could also shower the bridesmaids with beautiful, customized bags to keep their personal items safe and separate during the wedding day. This bag was created using our Siser Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl in Black and Neon Pink!

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Personalized Notebook– Help the bride to be keep her vendor contracts, ideas, and wedding inspiration pictures organized in a personalized notebook. You could also gift her a personalized address book to keep track of all of her guests. For this project you will want to use permanent adhesive vinyl

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Personalized Shirts– Help the bride to be show off her wedding date or new last name with a personalized shirt, tank top, or hoodie. She can sport one to her bachelorette party, get ready for her special day in it, or even wear it on her honeymoon. You could also monogram shirts for the bridal party to get ready in- great keepsakes and they make for an awesome photo opp. Also be sure to check out our bridal Heat Transfers we have over 20 to choose from! 

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Personalized Mugs– Are the bride and groom to be coffee drinkers? Gift them personalized mugs to enjoy their morning drinks in. You can adhere vinyl words or designs, or sublimate a favorite photo of them, or their beloved pets. It is a practical gift that they’ll love to use and show off. For this you can use sublimation or permanent adhesive vinyl.

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With a few tools and some project blanks, you can have a one of a kind gift ready in no time. Visit our website for everything you need, https://www.proworldinc.com/.

Have you made or received a unique and personal wedding gift? Share a picture of the finished product on our Facebook Page or by tagging us on Instagram @proworldinc

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3 Fall Trends That You Can Make

Summer is winding down and Fall will be here before you know it. Why not DIY some Fall trends for your wardrobe and your home? You can keep up with the current styles with one of a kind pieces while keeping your costs down.

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1 – Pops of color and bold, graphic patterns are big for Fall. Personalize a bright colored tray for some contrast to your daily decor, or use sublimation or HTV to create patterned pieces to liven up your space. A bit of plaid will also add some coziness to your home for Fall.

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2 – Gallery walls are a great way to create a focal wall in your home while showing off your loved ones and personal style. Frame a favorite saying, your last name, or important dates among the images. Using your cutting machine and assorted vinyl, you can compliment your home’s color scheme, or choose to mix in bright colors, which is another home trend for the Fall season.

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3 – Floral patterns are a continuing trend for the Fall, but in deeper hues. Instead of the typical burnt oranges and burgundies, deep blues, purples, and pinks will be big for clothing. Thanks to custom heat transfers, sublimation, and heat transfer vinyl in a number of finishes, you can create a number of clothing items to stay on trend this fall.

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Which Fall trend is your favorite? How are you going to recreate these trends in your wardrobe or throughout your home? Share pictures of your creations in the comments.

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WIN 10,000 PW Reward Points

 

Did you know that you can get rewarded for buying the products that you love at www.proworldinc.com?

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It’s easy to earn points with the PW Rewards program.  For every order you place through our website, you will automatically earn 1 point for every dollar spent. For every 100 points that you earn, you’ll receive $1.00 to use on a future order.

You don’t even have to do anything to join! Just log into your existing account on www.proworldinc.com, and you will start earning points automatically.  If you are a new user, you will need to create an account.   You will earn points by placing purchases online, liking certain products on Facebook, reviewing products, and more. Please note that only orders placed online will earn reward points – phone orders do not qualify.

Now the best part – spending your points. Once the items you plan to purchase are in your cart, access your shopping cart.  Underneath the checkout button, you will find a slider tool. Use this to choose how many points you would like to be applied to your order.

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To manage your points and check your balance, go to the My Account section and click on My Points and Rewards in the right side navigation.  Points are good for one year.

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DO YOU WANT TO WIN 10,000 REWARD POINTS?

Head over to our Instagram page between now and Monday so that you have the chance to win 10,000 reward points…. that is a $100 Pro World Credit

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Prepare For Fall Sports!

Can you believe that Summer is almost over and students are getting ready to head back to school in some states? That makes now a great time to start prepping for the start of the school year and Fall Sports. And while you’re getting things going for your little athletes and their teammates, or your customers, don’t forget about gear for their support systems!

With so many different types of vinyl available, it can be hard to know which is best for a specific project/product. Football jersey’s take a beating wear after wear and get washed often. For these, we recommend Cadflex. This vinyl is a bit thicker and works well on mesh jerseys. It also comes on a non-stick carrier sheet so you can cut the names/numbers for the jerseys, weed them at your convenience, and stack them until you’re ready to use them.

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For intramural sports or club teams using cotton or polyester shirts, we recommend Siser EasyWeed . It comes in a number of colors and sizes and wears and washes well.

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Cinch bags are great for carrying all of the necessities to and from practice and games. They’re also a great fundraiser idea for sports teams or schools! Use Siser EasyWeed Extra or Thermoflex xtra vinyl to add the school’s name or mascot.

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Are you looking for a bulk supply of custom transfers  to support your school’s football team? Do you need a custom logo for your cheerleaders to sport at competition? We can create a custom transfer with your school logo and a particular sport. The options are endless.

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Do you want to show your support for your favorite teams and athletes as you drive around town with car decals? FDC Ultra High Gloss  or Metallic give a nice glitter look and work well on car windows. FDC Premium is a great option for the side of the car.  Oracal Vinyl can be substituted for the FDC.

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We also carry an extensive selection of stock transfers. We find that our selection of transfers in support of breast cancer awareness are very popular during September and October as teams and schools prepare for breast cancer awareness month and fundraisers. These transfers can be placed on shirts and then the schools name or a specific athlete’s name can then be added as well.

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Which projects are you planning for your teams? Have you made other items for local sports teams? Share your ideas and images of your projects in the comments.

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Grow Your Business with Custom Heat Transfers

Along with our extensive line of pre-designed heat transfers, vinyl, and equipment, we also offer custom heat transfers through PW Custom. Custom heat transfers are a great way to expand your business and increase your profit margin.

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One of the most popular things to use custom heat transfers on are t-shirts. They come in many different styles and colors and they appeal to everyone. Think outside the box here on who may need custom shirts. Think about local small businesses, fundraisers, school groups, family reunions, wedding parties, etc.

On top of creating a variety of t-shirts that suit your customer’s needs, you can also branch off and start a t-shirt line with a few of your own unique graphics. The best part about custom transfers is that instead of hoping a large quantity of pre-made shirts sell, you can quickly make exactly what your customer wants by having a variety of different color garments, in different styles and sizes – on hand.

The possibilities really are endless and are not limited to just t-shirts. You can create custom koozies for a wedding or bachelor/bachelorette parties. What about custom hats and tote bags for a family reunion or school fundraiser? Our custom heat transfers can be applied to many different things including towels, sweatshirts, denim, and more!

Have a custom design in mind? Get a free quote here.

Here are some of our customer’s recent custom transfers!

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Here’s How You Can Grow Your Business With A Heat Press

As you grow your business, you want to make sure you are getting the most out of your equipment. Having a heat press helps you to offer more options in greater quantities. But we want to make sure you’re aware of all of the things you can do with it. Your heat press can help you produce a number of professional products in a timely manner. Below we’ve listed 4 different ways that you can expand your business with a heat press. 

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1 – Heat Transfers: When it comes to heat transfers you have 1000’s of options. We carry screen printed, numbers, mixed media, rhinestones, solar, glitter, sequins, embroidery and more! Offering sequin and rhinestone transfers helps you to appeal to a more diverse audience. You can use them to create custom birthday shirts, matching shirts for a dance team or troupe, or family vacation shirts for the women. The possibilities are endless!

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2 – Custom Transfers: You can also create or have us create custom transfers which are great when you need a one of a kind design in bulk, like for teams, family reunions, graduations, etc.

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3 – Heat Transfer Vinyl: With our extensive collection of heat transfer vinyl in various sizes and colors your heat press will be working overtime. Use it to press your designs or sayings onto t-shirts, onesies, bibs, aprons, bags, etc. Heat transfer vinyl can be used on any material you can safely iron. We also have a variety of textures and patterns to give your apparel a one of a kind look. We carry Strip Flock, EasyWeed, Glitter, Holographic, Mirror, Fluorescent, and more.

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4 – Sublimation Printing: Sublimation printing allows you to create customized and personalized full color products on demand. When sublimation inks are heated to 400°F, they turn into a gas and form a permanent bond to 100% white or light color polyester fabric or items that have a polymer coating. The result is a premium full-color, photographic-quality image that will not crack, peel or wash away from the substrate. It allows you to print on mugs, phone cases, frames, license plates, tags, and more.

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Still looking for the perfect heat press for your business? Pro World has the largest selection of heat transfer equipment, so whether you’re just starting a t-shirt business of your own or you’re already established, we can help you choose the press that’s right for you.

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