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General Apparel Decorating Archive

What is HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl)?

  This article gives you a brief and basic explanation of what HTV is and how you can use it to amp up an already successful apparel decorating business!   What is HTV? HTV, or heat transfer vinyl, is a polyurethane material that allows any apparel decorator to create a design, cut and weed it

How to use a Graphtec Cutter CE6000

Learn everything you need to be a pro on your Graphtec Cutting plotter. Learn to cut vinyl, create designs and use graphtec studio software. Training is the key when it comes to being learning vinyl cutting. Take the time to read and watch all of the below info and you will be a pro.  

How to Make Custom Patches with the Patch Kit

Here are some simple instructions on how to make custom patches with an embroidery machine and the Patch Kit by Colman and Company. Everyone has different styles and techniques, but we have found these steps to land consistent quality patches over and over again. Some of our customers have been using these techniques for years,

How Much Money Can You Make Selling T Shirts?

It’s the golden question isn’t it? You like the idea of selling apparel, t shirts and sportswear for many reasons. It’s a creative way to make money, it’s fun, it provides you some independence and you can get started on a small budget. But how much money is in it? How much does it cost

Which backing and needle to use for your embroidery job.

How to choose the right backing and needle for embroidery. Our customers are often ask for advice on picking embroidery needles and backing for various jobs. We find that most jobs fall under just a handful of categories, the cart below will help to identify those so you can pick the right tools for the job.

How to do 3d puff / puffy embroidery

How to do 3d puff / puffy embroidery What is puffy foam or 3D embroidery? This is the embroidery where a piece of the art or lettering puffs out above the rest. You will usually see this type of embroidery on baseball caps, sports hats and alike. The mascot or some of the lettering might