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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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


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! 


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,

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.


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.



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.


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.


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

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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, 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.


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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Take Your Business To The Next Level With Multi-Decoration Software

Production and design can take a long time depending on what you are making and how big the order you are filling is. We have partnered with Digital Art Solutions to bring you a multi-decoration system that can handle all of your design needs for a number of different production processes. This software will give you the tools you need to design and produce custom heat transfers, sublimate items, decorate items with heat transfer vinyl, create vinyl graphics, and even rhinestone transfers.  Keep in mind the Multi-Decoration software works in conjunction with Corel Draw so you’ll need a copy of Corel Draw to get started.

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For this multi-use package, we combined graphic design software and digital artwork into a single graphics system. Smart Designer Pro makes it possible for anyone, regardless of skill level, to produce high quality, custom graphics quickly and easily. Even if you are new to CorelDRAW, you can be successful with Smart Designer Pro immediately.


Rhinestone Designer is add-on software that blends perfectly with CorelDRAW X6-X8. It adds over 65 design and production features that automate and simplify art production for rhinestone apparel and heat applied graphics.


Ready Art is essential for creating volume retail graphics, fundraising, custom gifts and even onsite graphics. Each clipart image and template is specially prepared and production ready- no modification is necessary.


This software package will help you build and grow your business by cutting down on design and production time while opening the door to more options for creating products. There are also a few optional add-ons to this package for even more creative power- GCC Elite Puma 24, Photo Templates 1, Sports Packs 1-3, and Smart Monograms 1 & 2. For more information on this multi-decoration starter package and the optional add-ons, visit our website.

Do you already own this software? We’d love to hear how you are using it!

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DIY Summer Trends for Crafters

Trends are constantly changing and sometimes it can be hard, and expensive, to keep up. With a little creativity, a few crafting supplies, and some know-how, you can be trendy for less, with one of a kind pieces. You can also use these as an opportunity to sell personalized, trendy pieces to your friends!

Here are the four summer trends that you can make yourself!


1 – Floral prints are everywhere this year. Browse our selection of floral heat transfers or create your own. Once you finalize your image, use your heat press to create your wearable art. We carry the largest selection of heat presses so you will definitely find one that meets your needs.


2 – Another trend we’re seeing a lot of is graphic t-shirts. They’re good for the gym, errands, or even a night out- they also make great gifts! And with our extensive selection of heat transfer vinyl and heat transfers, the possibilities are endless. What will your shirt say?


3 – Personalized phone cases are great for distinguishing phones and showing off your personality. With sublimation you can create a custom image and print it on a basic phone cover. You can also print on charms, thick bangles, etc. Friendship bracelets for all ages are back in style, customize them for yourself or your customers.


4 – Subway art signs are still trending for the home and they make great DIY projects. Thanks to adhesive vinyl like our Oracal 651 or FDC you can create the perfect size sign for your home in colors that match your decor.

Are there any other trends you’ve noticed for Summer? Do you need help figuring out how to recreate them? Comment with the project you want to make, and we’ll help you figure out how to create it.

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Let’s Have Lunch. Join us for a Facebook Live!

Mark your calendar, because tomorrow (May 19) we want to have lunch with you!

Join us at 12:15 PM ET this Friday, for our first ever Facebook Live. You will get to meet our in-house experts, learn a few things and ask some questions. This will be part of an ongoing series. Every Friday we will be back offering you tips, tricks, and tutorials plus we will occasionally be giving away coupons, shopping sprees and more!

Help us make our new program a success and join us tomorrow at 12:15 PM ET

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