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In our latest 'Get this look' guide we use clear HTV to create a great look on custom clothing. Perfect for custom t-shirts, hoodies and more. Suitable for use on cotton or performance-based fabrics such as polyester or lycra. This will have a thin/ soft feel with full stretch on the design. Material used: SuperTEK Matt 2.0 Equipment used includes: Heat Press If you do not have a Print & Cut machine you can still get a clear HTV effect with a cutting machine Follow us on Facebook and Instagram


Training video on the setup and use of a GCC Expert 24 Plotter Cutter. With an Introduction from Josh Ellsworth and training by Nick Horvath, this 22 min how-to video will get you up to speed and making money from your plotter cutter. The GCC Expert is no longer being stocked, it has since been replaced by the Graphtec CE Lite Graphtec CE Lite-50 Cutting Plotter The Graphtec CE Lite-50 Cutting Plotter brings Graphtec’s market-leading cutting technology to a whole new audience. The CE Lite-50 offers the user an extremely high cutting quality, added productivity over a craft level cutting plotter and added cost-effectiveness. Available here


January 20-22, 2019 The NEC, Birmingham Stand C30 Printwear & Promotion Live 2019 was another fantastic show. It was so great to meet so many UK companies interested in leading the industry forward. There was a lot of interest on the Target Transfers stand for those wanting to take the weeding table challenge. The Stahls’ EZ weeding table heats the vinyl from beneath and this helps release the carrier just enough to reduce weeding time by 80%! Ahead of the event, we encouraged our newsletter subscribers to bring their own designs and put the table to the test. They did not disappoint, with many bring their own and others wanting to see Stahls’ HTV in person. All came away knowing...


Originally appeared as a “Guest Blog” on Ted Stahls Blog            Heading into 2019 there is a great energy in the heat printing industry. As we’ve seen in 2018, more and more people are finding heat printing as a top method for growing their garment printing business. What have you got to look forward to in 2019?  Renowned heat printing industry educator and educational speaker Josh Ellsworth shares his thoughts on 2019 themes and predictions for apparel decorators: Guest Blog by Josh Ellsworth I just love the idea of a fresh start!  The week between Christmas and the new year is a great time to think deeply and plan your next step.  For me, that means...


See how to create a look that will be a definite crowd-pleaser. Expand your customer base with the sportswear design featured in this episode. Unique placement, a clear matt effect, and a higher-end blank garment make this look both unique and profitable. All you need is a vinyl cutter and heat press! Products used in this video. Heat Press of Choice (available here) SuperTEK Clear Matt 2.0 (order here) CAD-CUT® Premium Plus (order here) Your Cutter of Choice (more here) Recommended Accessories Heat Printing Pillow (here) Cover sheet (here)   To get more videos like this, don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel here


Are you looking for your first heat press or do you need to add to your fleet of presses? To help you make the next step we have a special Black Friday offer for you. We have some of our ex-display machines available, that have been used at trade shows and events or similar. With savings of up to 20% off RRP. Prices shown exclude VAT. Please find below the full list of heat presses available. Some of them have some minor cosmetic damage but they are still in full working order. Only available until Monday 26th (while stocks last). If you are interested in any of the presses please call us on 01376 - 326351 or email us on

Still the cheapest next day delivery rates in the UK

Free shipping on all orders over £100.00 excl VAT to the UK Mainland Back in March I spoke to you about the big changes to our delivery rates. Based on your feedback we reduced the free shipping threshold down to £100 (ex vat), with same day dispatch on orders made before 5pm. If you order less than that you can still take advantage of next day delivery for £6.50 Six months later I'mpleased to say these are still the cheapest next day delivery rates for the UK mainland to get Stahls' Vinyl and Stahls' Hotronix machines. For full terms and conditions click here. I would like to thank you for continuing to choose Target as your material and machines partner...


Heat Transfer Vinyl that lasts for 50 washes We were recently at the Pure London event at Kensington Olympia and one of the most startling revelations came from designers and their expectations for Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV). Many of the people we met thought that 10-15 washes are the standard when using HTV. The time is now to expect more from your garment. If you want to build a clothing brand based on being known for a premium product then you need to start using Stahls' HTV. Our HTV has been designed to last for 50 washes. This means that the garment will be 'worn out' before the vinyl is. How to get Stahls' HTV Stahls' vinyl is available in up...


One of the most common enquiries we have received lately is what alternative is there to a sewn-in neck label? What system allows a more natural look and feel and is more attractive to the end user? The answer to this is to use a screen printed transfer. A screen printed transfer is an image which is screen printed ink onto a release paper and then heat applied to the garment. The benefits of this system is that allows on-demand printing without committing large quantities of garments to print. You can print on the sizes and colours of garments as needed and once printed they feel like part of the garment. Screen printed transfers can be single or multi-coloured and...


The most advanced Heat Transfer Vinyl material on the market If you are creating garments with stretchable material or decorating performance wear, Stahls' Premium Plus is the Heat Transfer Vinyl you need. The vinyl has high stretch and rebound so that it can move and adapt to the garment. You can decorate with fine detail and still get a soft matt finish. This vinyl can be used on the following Cotton, Poly/Cotton blends, Polyester, Lycra and Spandex. Premium Plus is available in 35 different colours, with many variations on each shade. It is available to purchase by the metre or the roll. Making it perfect for users of all capacities. Available exclusively from Target Transfers. How to stop "bleed through" on polyester If...