Guides & Education

STARTING A T-SHIRT BRAND: GREAT DAYS ONLY

Have you always wanted to start a t-shirt business? In this video, we talk to Tara Knowles from Great Days Only about the first three months in her journey. Tara won our clothing masterclass competition at Pure London in February 2019. As part of the prize, she was invited to our Heat Press Innovation Centre in Essex to be see how you can set up your own branded clothing business. Now three months later she has added a clothing line 'Great Days Only' to spread positivity worldwide. We will following Tara throughout the next year and more to see how she is getting on with her new brand. If you would like to be the next winner then you can...

HOTRONIX vs IMPORT PRESS REVIEW

When starting or growing your garment business, choosing the right Heat Press is essential. In this review video, Josh Ellsworth compares the Hotronix® Heat Press with the latest cheap import, to show you how important it is to invest in a quality Heat Press machine. Target Transfers is a proud member of GroupeStahl and the UK home for Hotronix®, so you can buy direct from the manufacturer. Find out more on the Heat Press Page or get in touch info@targettransfers.com to learn more about choosing the right Heat Press

HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT HEAT PRESS

What to look for when buying a heat press? Consistent heat across the top platen   This is the most important feature to look for when buying a heat press. If you do not have even heat across the top platen, you will struggle to fuse your garment. With inconsistent heat your vinyl or graphics are in danger of being under or over pressed. This can lead to large volumes of wastage.   By purchasing a Stahls' Heat Press you will avoid cold spots or inconsistent heat on the platen.   Warranty   To measure the longevity of a potential heat press is too look at its warranty. This way you will have a press that can handle anything. From...

GET THIS LOOK - CLEAR HTV EFFECT

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 http://bit.ly/supertek2 Equipment used includes: Heat Press http://bit.ly/2F7pYh0 If you do not have a Print & Cut machine you can still get a clear HTV effect with a cutting machine http://bit.ly/2Cibito Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

SETTING UP A VINYL CUTTER (GCC Expert 24 Set Up)

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

PRINTWEAR LIVE 2019 REVIEW

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...

2019 PREDICTIONS FOR APPAREL DECORATORS

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...

GET THIS LOOK: HIGH END SPORTS HOODIE

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

BLACK FRIDAY: EX-DISPLAY DEALS

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 info@targettransfers.com...

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...