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Knockout Designs with Foil and Adhesive
Knockout Designs with Foil and Adhesive

Knockout designs have been growing with astounding popularity in the spirit wear market. This is a trendy way to spice up a plain split-text look that we are all familiar with. Knockout designs can be tricky at times, especially if you are not an experienced graphic artist. This new way of creating a two-color knockout design uses only one layer of Cad-Cut Adhesive material and two sheets of Stahls’ Foil product with no extra graphic alterations!

STV Weekly Recap- Week of October 9th
STV Weekly Recap- Week of October 9th

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.

When to Upgrade Your Iron to a Heat Press
When to Upgrade Your Iron to a Heat Press

“Do I need a heat press?” is a common question we often hear from crafters. If you’re cutting HTV on your Cricut, Silhouette Cameo, Brother ScanNCut, etc. you can answer that question with this simple break down:

How to Choose the Right Heat Press & Vinyl Cutter for Your Business
How to Choose the Right Heat Press & Vinyl Cutter for Your Business

Many successful apparel shops cite the combination of a heat press and vinyl cutter as one of the most profitable parts of their business. When investing in this technology, a variety of questions often arises. How do I get the best heat press for my budget? Should I buy a hobby heat press or a small craft vinyl cutter to start out? What types of heat transfers should I use? Heat printing is very profitable opportunity and there are a variety of heat transfer types and technologies that flow through the heat press for you to grow into. For this reason, it is important that you get it right from the start with your heat press investment. Investing in a quality heat press will allow you to grow your business and make the most profit from your investment long term.

How to Monogram with Heat Transfer Vinyl in 4 Simple Steps
How to Monogram with Heat Transfer Vinyl in 4 Simple Steps

Within the last year, monogramming has skyrocketed in the custom apparel industry. These individualized letters can be heat printed on everything from t-shirts and totes to can coolers, shoes, umbrellas, hats, and more! Monograms are here to stay and your business should be capitalizing on these personalized items since they are a surefire way to increase profits. If you have not decorated with monograms, it is easier than ever to get started using the CAD-CUT® Template Designer available at Stahls.com.

STV Weekly Recap- Week of October 2nd
STV Weekly Recap- Week of October 2nd

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.

How to Win More Embroidery Jobs While Discounting Less
How to Win More Embroidery Jobs While Discounting Less

Pricing is one of the biggest challenges in any embroidery and heat printing business. You need to have competitive pricing that will win jobs, but doesn’t leave money on the table.  Offering both embroidery and heat printing solutions together can help your business win more jobs and protect your margins by letting the customer choose the solution that is best for their business.

PINKtober Printing
PINKtober Printing

It is the month of October, and although it’s easy to get wrapped up in decorating and selling items for Halloween, we cannot forget the importance this month brings – Breast Cancer Awareness. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and many businesses, organizations, charities and individuals’ nationwide, spread awareness by going PINK! For apparel decorators, this opens up a huge opportunity to get involved with events and fundraising!

Should Your Apparel Business Open a Storefront?
Should Your Apparel Business Open a Storefront?

Today, many apparel decorators aspire to own their own brick and mortar store. While selling online is increasing in popularity, decorators often find there are plenty of benefits to having a physical location that customers can visit. However, this location comes with a price and it’s called overhead. Before taking the leap with your business, here are some things you need to know about overhead and how it will affect your printed apparel business.

Tips for Marketing Your Apparel Business Around Town
Tips for Marketing Your Apparel Business Around Town

Starting your own business can be very successful if you have exposure in local markets. Because of this, we encourage business owners to take a few measures to ensure you are capturing business in your local areas. If you have not done so, take a few minutes out of your decorating to check out these helpful tips on marketing in your community!

STV Weekly Recap- Week of September 25th
STV Weekly Recap- Week of September 25th

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.

Vinyl Cutter Advice: When to Upgrade from the Silhouette Cameo®
Vinyl Cutter Advice: When to Upgrade from the Silhouette Cameo®

As a crafter or decorator, sometimes there is just no better feeling than when your business starts to take off and you’re beginning to fulfill a lot of orders! This happens to many crafters/decorators – they start out by getting a Silhouette Cameo® to use for hobby, and before they knew it, it would become something much more than that! As your hobby begins to turn into a business, it’s important to consider when the right time is to upgrade your small cutter to a cutter that will fulfill jobs quickly and sufficiently. It’s pretty simple – if you are making custom garments/accessories and you want to set your business up for success, you should invest in a vinyl cutter that can handle high volume.

5 Tips for Printing Foil and Heat Transfer Vinyl Together
5 Tips for Printing Foil and Heat Transfer Vinyl Together

Being perceived as the shop that always delivers on hottest new looks can be an advantage in any competitive market. Heat transfer foil prints are dominating the apparel marketplace and generating big profits for heat printers. Stay fresh with your heat transfer foil designs by breaking the rules and printing design applications that are outside of the normal box. One popular way to do this is to create mixed media designs using CAD-CUT® Adhesive, Heat Transfer Foil, and another style of heat transfer vinyl.

Top Challenges in Numbering Team Uniforms & How to Solve Them
Top Challenges in Numbering Team Uniforms & How to Solve Them

Team decorating can be a very lucrative market to enter, especially when decorating uniforms. Every decorator will run into challenges decorating uniforms whether it is for a little league team down the road or a large multi-million dollar company. Here at Stahls’, we like to provide you with all the knowledge and tools necessary to successfully decorate any job on the market. Let’s dive into some of the challenges many of us face when decorating team uniforms.

STV Weekly Recap - Week of September 18th
STV Weekly Recap - Week of September 18th

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.