Guides & Education

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...

HTV THAT OUTLASTS THE GARMENT

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...

HEAT APPLIED NECK LABELS - HOW TO GET STARTED

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...

WHY YOU HAVE TO TRY PREMIUM PLUS VINYL

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...

IMPORTANT NEWSLETTER UPDATE

Dear customers, I'm sure that you have been seeing much information recently about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This is new regulation to make sure that you have given true consent to be contacted by companies. As Managing Director of Target Transfers, I care deeply about making sure that your data is protected and only used for the purpose you signed up for. To make sure of this, we are asking everyone to sign up afresh for our communications. Sign up with the link at the bottom and then confirm on the follow-up email. By signing up for our new communications I will guarantee you will only receive information that is relevant to you. Please note if you do not sign up afresh...

BEST PRACTICE FOR BABY & KIDSWEAR

What material should you be using? When producing garments for Baby & Kidswear, a print with the kindest finish is vital. You want your Heat Transfer Vinyl and Print & Cut Media to be free from harmful substances. To ensure the finish is safe for Baby & Kidswear, ask for the material to be OEKO-TEX certified. OEKO-TEX is the industry standard. It ensures worldwide consistency, independent testing and certification for finished textile products. For printing on Baby & Kidswear we recommend using Sportsfilm. Available as Heat Transfer Vinyl and Print & Cut Media. OEKO-TEX certified to standard 100. SportsFilm is compatible with cotton, polyester & more. With light and dark colours staying vibrant after many washes. How to get the...

PANTONE'S 2018 COLOUR OF THE YEAR

'A Provocative and thoughtful purple shade' The Pantone Colour Institute has revealed the 2018 colour of the year.  This year it's Ultra Violet, also known as Pantone 18-3838. . The Pantone Color Institute selected #UltraViolet as the Color of the Year 2018. #UltraViolet forces us to look outside of ourselves to a world beyond our own. Link in bio to learn more about the Pantone Color Institute. ?:@tom.lowe A post shared by PANTONE (@pantone) on Jan 27, 2018 at 8:03am PST   Laurie Pressman, vice-president of the Pantone Colour Institute, said: “The Pantone colour of the year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in...