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Personalize Fan-favorite Apparel Using the Silhouette Cameo & HTV
Personalize Fan-favorite Apparel Using the Silhouette Cameo & HTV

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year – Fall! And not just because it’s pumpkin-spice-everything season – because it’s the fall sports season! Many decorators and HTV hobbyists can majorly profit from this time of year by printing and selling apparel and accessories for fall sports fans. – I’d say that’s pretty wonderful!

4 Sales & Marketing Tips for Busy T-shirt Printers
4 Sales & Marketing Tips for Busy T-shirt Printers

Time is the greatest asset a small-business owner can have. But, when you’re working around the clock juggling your t-shirt shop’s tasks from order taking, to designing and printing, you often are left with little time or energy to work on important tasks that will grow your business and make a big impact to your bottom line.

Heat Press for Profit: How to Choose the Best Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter for Your Business
Heat Press for Profit: How to Choose the Best Heat Press and Vinyl Cutter for Your Business

At Stahls’ TV it is our job to deliver helpful content you can apply to your at home t-shirt business, and to give you all the facts if you aspiring to open your own t-shirt business. In Josh Ellsworth’s latest live class with Stahls’ TV, he discussed the key pieces in which you need to start a profitable t-shirt business. When you are considering equipment, materials, accessories, etc. you need to ask yourself “Will this make my job easier and in turn lead to greater efficiency?”. It is not a lie when they say time is money. So, do yourself a favor and become an efficient t-shirt business by choosing the right equipment and accessories from the start.

STV Weekly Recap- Week of August 14th
STV Weekly Recap- Week of August 14th

Hello, and welcome to the Stahls’ TV Weekly Recap! This is a recurring blog series that will keep you up to date with all of the latest Stahls’ TV content and videos. We know that it’s not always easy to find time between pressing shirts, ordering garments, or creating artwork, and we don’t want you to miss a thing! So be sure to check out the Stahls’ TV Weekly Recap, posted every Friday on the STV Blog! Let’s get started with this week’s recap.

Quick Guide to Creating the Ultimate Fan Wear Collection
Quick Guide to Creating the Ultimate Fan Wear Collection

Students are heading back to school, teams are beginning to practice, and soon, spirit wear will be on the minds of every student, player, and parent. If you use your heat press to print fan apparel, this time of year is perfect for discovering new trendy blank garment styles, coming up with new heat transfer designs, and pushing the envelope in decoration to be the shop to beat.

DIY: Custom Farmhouse Decor
DIY: Custom Farmhouse Decor

From the paint on the walls, to the rugs on the floor and everything in between, “farmhouse” styled décor is a popular way to decorate your home and people seem to be flocking to the look now more than ever. This brings a great opportunity for crafters and heat printers everywhere!

How to Save Time Pricing Your Heat Transfer Jobs
How to Save Time Pricing Your Heat Transfer Jobs

We get the question a lot from apparel decorators, “How do I price this job?” Pricing apparel jobs can be challenging and sometimes time-consuming. It’s also one of the most important jobs that you’ll do in your apparel business.

Your pricing strategy will determine if your business will be profitable. So, how can you make sure that you are pricing your jobs profitably in a fast and efficient way?

Stahls' TV 100th Episode
Stahls' TV 100th Episode

It all started on June 1, 2015 with a vision of a weekly occurring show on helpful tips for t-shirt decorators. On this date in history the Stahls’ TV Morning Show was born! Over the last few years, we have had a blast brightening your Monday mornings with custom apparel industry insight and business advice. There is a special feeling we have at the Stahls’ TV studio on Monday mornings as we chug down our coffee and prepare to give you the best information we can provide to make our customers successful.

STV Weekly Recap - Week of August 7th
STV Weekly Recap - Week of August 7th

Hello, and welcome to the Stahls’ TV Weekly Recap! This is a recurring blog series that will keep you up to date with all of the latest Stahls’ TV content and videos. We know that it’s not always easy to find time between pressing shirts, ordering garments, or creating artwork, and we don’t want you to miss a thing! So be sure to check out the Stahls’ TV Weekly Recap, posted every Friday on the STV Blog! Let’s get started with this week’s recap

Tips for Heat Printing Fleecewear from Impressions Magazine
Tips for Heat Printing Fleecewear from Impressions Magazine

As fall approaches, fleecewear will become a top seller for your decorated apparel shop. America’s love for the soft, lightweight and comfortable product has shifted the way your customers dress at the office, at the gym, and even at the store. With the rise of this trend, your shop will need to shift focus to printing garments that are more comfortable, fashionable, and transitional. However, when moving from the bulky cotton sweatshirts and zip up jackets of the past, these ultra-soft, and super lightweight garments will present their own set of challenges for printing.

Customize Wood Décor with Iron-on Foil
Customize Wood Décor with Iron-on Foil

Along with the launch of Stahls’ new foil colors; we wanted to show you a new way to utilize these fun foil-finishes in your crafts and projects. In the Craft Corner, we show you how to heat apply CAD-CUT Adhesive and Foil onto wood! Yes, WOOD.

10 Ways to Save Time in Your T-shirt Business
10 Ways to Save Time in Your T-shirt Business

What would you do in your apparel business if you had more free time? Could you spend more time making sales calls and landing new business? What about creating new t-shirt designs to compete with the other shops in your town? As a small business owner, you know that your time is valuable. With a limited staff, you have to find time to juggle multiple areas of the business from art creation, and production, to selling and marketing. And, every minute spent in production is time lost selling products. With a few tricks and tools, you can begin working smarter and producing products faster.

2017 Fall Spirit Wear Trends
2017 Fall Spirit Wear Trends

It is officially August, and fall is right around the corner. With more than 74 million students in the U.S. getting ready to walk the halls of the schools all over the country, there is an outstanding profit opportunity for apparel decorators who are printing spirit wear and fall apparel.

STV Weekly Recap - Week of July 31st
STV Weekly Recap - Week of July 31st

Hello, and welcome to the Stahls’ TV Weekly Recap! This is a recurring blog series that will keep you up to date with all of the latest Stahls’ TV content and videos. We know that it’s not always easy to find time between pressing shirts, ordering garments, or creating artwork, and we don’t want you to miss a thing! So be sure to check out the Stahls’ TV Weekly Recap, posted every Friday on the STV Blog! Let’s get started with this weeks recap.

Using CadworxLIVE® with Silhouette Studio to Create Custom Designs
Using CadworxLIVE® with Silhouette Studio to Create Custom Designs

From countless classes at tradeshows and craft fairs, to the Heat Press for Profit Facebook Group we continue to get questions regarding the access Silhouette Cameo users have to cadworxlive.com. The answer is, YES! Silhouette users can design in CadworxLIVE® and successfully cut their graphics and today, we're going to show you how.