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General Apparel Decorating Archive

Instagram Contest Winners Announced by Colman & Company

TAMPA, FLORIDA – 12/27/2017  Colman & Company, the supply arm of the ColDesi group today announced the winners of their first-ever Instagram Photo/Video Contest. For four days leading into the Christmas holiday, Colman & Company employees collectively judged from photos and videos that were submitted by the many contestants. The winners each received $75 credit

DFX Laser EZ Peel Instructions

Step 1 Print your design in mirror image mode onto the A-Film.   Step 2 Please note that the B-Paper Low Temp is slightly smaller than the A-Film on purpose. This prevents your heat press from getting dirty.   Step 3 Place the A-Film directly on the top of the lower platen (printed side showing

How to make a T-Shirt with Heat Transfer Vinyl

This post takes you through the process of creating a custom vinyl design on children’s leotards. These designs were created using multiple colors of glitter vinyl. The first step in the process is creating your design in the Graphtec Studio software. To learn more on how to use this software, take a look at this

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.