Personalizing Apparel with Adhesive Vinyl & Bleach

When we heard that some of our customers were using adhesive vinyl on garments, we were a bit confused. After all, HTV is what is used on apparel. But when we saw the two-toned results that were achieved from adhesive stencil and bleach, we knew that we had to try it for ourselves!

For this week’s blog post, we will show you how to personalize a t-shirt using an adhesive vinyl stencil and bleach! The process takes about 15 minutes from start to finish and the results are pretty neat!

bleach and vinyl

This is what you need:

Want to make one for yourself? This is how:

1 – Design and cut your image on adhesive vinyl with your cutting machine.


2 – Weed your design.


3 – Apply the application tape to move the design.


4 – Add cardboard to the inside of your shirt so that the bleach does not leak through.


5 – Apply your design to your shirt.


6 Add bleach to your empty spray bottle and start spraying!


7 – Let it dry and you should see the design taking place


8 – Once completely dry you can remove the vinyl.


10 – Step back and admire your results!


Have you made a bleached shirt? Show us on Instagram. Tag is at @proworldinc


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Everything You Need To Know About Decorating Mugs

With school starting, there are more and more people reaching for their coffee mugs. Which is why it is the perfect time to make yourself (or someone else) a new personalized cup!

everything you need to know

When it comes to decorating mugs you have a lot of options. You can use:

And then, of course, you have to decide if you want to decorate a:

Ready to get started? Great, we’ve put together some tutorials for you just in case you have any questions.

Watch as we show you how to print on a latte mug with the help of a TransPro Heat Press.

Speaking of Heat Presses, we sell a few different options. If you’ve been thinking about getting a mug press watch the below video. We will go over the TransPro Mug Press & 3 in 1 Mug Press which may help you decide!

Sublimate a photo onto a mug! 


and if you don’t have a mug press yet,  we even have a tutorial showing you how to use your oven! 

Sometimes sublimating mugs you can run into printing issues. If so, this video will help!

Have you made a mug lately? Let us see! Tag us on Instagram at @proworldinc or #proworldinc

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Make Alignment Easy use the Hotronix Laser

Make Alignment Easy use the Hotronix Laser

When running your own custom business it is important to work fast, while working smart. After all time is money but mistakes… well mistakes can be costly. Today we would like to show you a custom business owners secret weapon, the Hotronix Laser Alignment. 

The Portable Heat Press Laser Alignment System allows you to accurately and efficiently position and align graphics before pressing, allowing you to speed up printing and also reduce costly alignment errors.

hotronix alignment

Here’s how it works: Four laser lights can be adjusted independently, as well as turned on, off, and rotated. You then place your garment underneath and it will guide you as to where your design should be placed.

The fine print: The Hotronix Laser Alignment requires a stable surface and 18 inches of table space. It can be used with any brand or model of heat press and can be adjusted and centered for any size platen, even specialty ones. It also comes with the Laser Alignment Wizard (LAW). Which is a heavy-duty, spiral-bound template board that helps position the lasers for consistent placement of transfers. The template includes five popular layout spots along with rulers for custom placement.

Here’s how it works:

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Create Custom Products with Sublimation

Are you wondering why sublimation is so popular? Or what you need to know before launching your new sublimation business? This blog post is for you!

custom products with sublimation

The reason that sublimation printing is a popular method for printing images onto fabrics and poly-coated products is because of the final product. The final product is bright, crisp, and will sustain its quality throughout the years!

sublimation pro world

Now that you know why it is a great option, you are probably wondering what’s the best printer to purchase to fit your needs! We understand that it can be challenging to make your choice. But don’t worry… we can help!

The Virtuoso Sg400 is the industries first and only fully integrated system designed specifically for sublimation. Imagine brighter, higher-definition images, with unsurpassed ease-of-use, support AND lower startup and imaging costs! Virtuoso delivers all this and more. They do a great job of taking the art of digital printing to its next evolution. This is the only inkjet printer built specifically for digital decorating (sublimation) with faster throughput for more significant productivity/profit potential, and up to 1200×1200 dpi at 8.5″ x 14″ for dazzling HD photo-quality reproduction!

sub printer

Now, if you are interested in printing in a more substantial capacity, you will want to consider the Virtuoso Sg800. The Virtuoso Sg800 has 1200×1200 dpi at 13″ x 19″ for even more HD reproduction. But please note that the bypass tray required for this size is sold separately so make sure you add it to your cart.

So if you are looking for a sublimation printer to launch a new business or to upgrade your existing business, look no further! Go to Pro World!

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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!

spirit wear

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.


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!

learn how to sublimate a cheer bow


And we can’t forget about heat transfer vinyl!

htv tiger



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Back To School with personalized goodies

We know, it feels like summer just started, but the start of school is just right around the corner, and it’s never too early to start thinking of ways to decorate a classroom or locker. Need some inspiration? We have you covered!

Back To School (1)

You can make:

Have you started creating your Back to school products? Let us see! Tag us on Instagram at proworldinc

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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!

layer HTV

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.
  3. Click cut.paint 1
  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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Stock Heat Transfers at Pro World

Did you know that Pro World carries thousands of Heat Transfers for you to choose from? And that now through Monday we are running a SALE so that you can stock up and save? 


To prepare you for your soon to be heat transfer order here are a few questions that we often receive.

What is a Heat Transfer? A heat transfer is a pre-designed image that can be pressed onto your garment with high heat temperatures.

What do you need to work with a Heat Transfer? All you need is the Heat Transfer, a heat press, and your garment!

How do you apply a heat transfer?

  1. Lay the heat transfer on your garment
  2. Press it with your heat press according to the instructions listed on our website
  3. Peel the backing paper off of your design
  4. Admire your results!  

What types of heat transfers do you carry? When it comes to heat transfer designs we carry them for both adults and children so it is important to check the dimensions of the transfer. The heat transfers also come in a variety of media types from screen printed, to sequins, solar transfer, to rhinestones.

Where can I find your heat transfers? Head to our website we have them categorized by different categories. From sports to weddings to funny to children. 

Do you run any sales for heat transfers? Now through Monday 7/22, we are giving you $20 OFF of your heat transfer order of $79 or more! Take advantage of the sale and stock up!



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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!


Introduction To Siser EasySubli

See How To Contour Cut EasySubli!

Using Sublijet HD Inks With EasySubli

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Vinul Cutter SALE

Have you been thinking about getting a new cutting machine? Now is the time to buy because we are giving you 10% OFF from now until July 10th!


Which cutter should you buy? Well, considering we have over 20+ different types we thought it may be helpful to point out a few of the different options for you!

If you are looking for a Beginner Cutter you should consider the following:

The Silhouette Cameo 3 is perfect for beginners and anyone looking to cut vinyl as  a hobby. It has the shortest learning curve with easy to use software.

cameo 3

Another cutter you may consider using is the GCC Vinyl Cutter lI which is considered our premier beginner cutting machine because of it’s optimum speed, superior quality, and solid reliability.

gcc li

We also have the Galaxy Elite 15″, which is perfect for a mid-range professional wanting wanting to sell custom products. This reliable desktop cutter includes Dragon Cut Basic software and offers contour cutting abilities.

galaxy 15

Looking for more Professional / Advanced Cutter?  Here are two options to consider:

The Galaxy Pro 24″ offers a servo motor for quick and quiet cutting capabilities. This version includes a laser alignment system for registering your vinyl to the cutter for performing contour cutting. A stand, media basket and Dragon Cut Basic are also included.

If you are looking for something a bit larger but still fairly easy to use check out the GCC Cutter Expert Lx 52″. It will let you cut up to 52″ wide!

gcc 52


If you need a cutter to keep up with the demands of your professional cutting business you should consider upgrading to one of these cutters:

If speed is important, than the GCC Vinyl Cutter Rx II 40″ is for you! It cuts 60 inches per second! You’ll be able to get through your large orders fast with a speed like that!


Another great option is the GCC Vinyl Cutter Jaguar V Lx 72“. Not only does it cut 72” wide but each pinch roller can be positioned and operated individually, widening the Jaguar cutting plotter’s range. A stand and media basket are also included, which will keep your vinyl off the floor and clean of debris.


Still, don’t see what you are looking for? No problem! We have over 20 cutters for you. Check them out on our website or contact us and we can help assist you.


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