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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 Organize Your Apparel Suppliers

Purchasing can be the most difficult job within any company. You may have one, two or 50 orders in the works at any given time, so you must concentrate on the best way to buy and store not only the garments, but the inks, thread, rhinestones and sundries you’ll need to create the end result.

Crystalline Hotfix Rhinestones: the BEST bling for your buck

First of all, what are Crystalline Rhinestones? A Crystalline rhinestone stands for quality assurance. It stands for tested consumer safety. It means we check every batch of stones with strict quality guidelines. Crystalline means you will get brilliant stones at a great price as long as you shop with Colman and Company. What does Quality

Durkee Hoops: Five Secrets to Hooping

There are several tips and tricks to make exceptional embroidery designs. However, nothing will have a bigger impact on your results than proper hooping. Choosing the right Durkee Hoop for your embroidery project is the first step in developing brilliant, professional embroidered products! More than anything else, the secret to fantastic embroidery designs rests in

Rhinestone Transfer System ROI Case Study

The most common question about rhinestone t-shirt systems: Will I Make MONEY?! We get questions all the time about getting into the Rhinestone business, whether it’s adding rhinestone transfers or t-shirts to an existing shop or starting from scratch. While we don’t have a crystal ball, we do have some pretty compelling numbers for you related

Heat Press Tips for Rhinestone Transfers

An essential tool for working with hotfix rhinestones is your heat press. If you do not have a dedicated heat press, don’t worry! A heat press is included with the upgraded Brush-N-Bake hotfix Rhinestone Decorating System from Colman and Company! The Brush-N-Bake Rhinestone Decorating System is an excellent way to grow your business by adding

Choosing Transfer Tape for Hotfix Rhinestones

Silicone Transfer Paper is the professional choice for designs using hotfix rhinestones. Colman and Company carries two types of transfer paper: Traditional and LowTac. The Brush-N-Bake Hotfix Rhinestones Decorating System enables clothing shops to attract customers with the power of customization. Sierra’s Hotfix Era Design program lets you make hotfix rhinestone designs that add tremendous