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Project Press It: Spring Yoga Fitness Set with Pastel HTV
Project Press It: Spring Yoga Fitness Set with Pastel HTV

For this week's Project Press It, we designed a yoga set perfect for the spring fitness season using pastel HTV and an adorable cosmic tank. This stylish set includes a trendy tank, yoga pants, and a tote bag for carrying your workout essentials. Creating sets is a great way to get add-on sales from your apparel customers.

2-Color Glitter Flake™ Knock-out Design for 2017 Grads
2-Color Glitter Flake™ Knock-out Design for 2017 Grads

Whether they’re receiving a diploma or completing their degree, graduates will be celebrating this important milestone in just a few short weeks! Since graduation is something celebrated everywhere, apparel decorators can take advantage by making t-shirts and other apparel – not just for the grads but also the proud family members and friends that are celebrating the graduate’s accomplishments. 

Project Headwear: A Complete Guide to Heat Printing Hats
Project Headwear: A Complete Guide to Heat Printing Hats

From five-panel and six-panel caps to flat bill and soft bill “dad hats”, personalizing hats can make a great addition to your apparel business - and a great profit potential. Hats are the #1 add-on sale item for a variety of apparel categories. Using a cap press to decorate hats is fast and easy with the right heat transfers and accessories.

STV Weekly Recap - Week of April 17th
STV Weekly Recap - Week of April 17th

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.

DIY Apparel Trend: Stars, Stripes & Foil for Memorial Day
DIY Apparel Trend: Stars, Stripes & Foil for Memorial Day

This proud and patriotic tank top was inspired by the upcoming holiday, Memorial Day, but also makes for a great selling occasion for all the Red, White & Blue holiday’s we celebrate in the Summer! So whether it’s for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Labor Day – this USA tank is the perfect item to increase sells for Summer 2017!

Tip Tuesday: Pads, Pillows, Platens, Oh My!
Tip Tuesday: Pads, Pillows, Platens, Oh My!

Pads, platens, pillows, oh my! With such a wide variety of heat press accessories, it’s no wonder that we are often stuck wondering which to use – often times not using any due to lack of information. Well, no more excuses. The pressure is on – literally! With pads, platens, and pillows, these accessories allow the ability to have even application pressure on the heat press. 

Guide to Growing Your Business with a Vinyl Cutter
Guide to Growing Your Business with a Vinyl Cutter

So you've been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and you'd like to start selling apparel. Great! The idea of working for yourself can be really exciting, but knowing where to start can be daunting. It's important to hit the ground running after your head is out of the apparel dream cloud. The good news is, you can start your apparel business with just a vinyl cutter and a heat press, a low-cost start-up.

STV Weekly Recap - Week of April 10th
STV Weekly Recap - Week of April 10th

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.

Project Press It: Heat Printing Stars & Stripes
Project Press It: Heat Printing Stars & Stripes

For this week's Project Press It, we designed a true American raglan tee adorned with 'USA', mason jars, and bows! Using a brand-new patterned heat transfer vinyl, we were able to create a stars and stripes pattern with ease. Combining it with heat transfer foil finishes on the back of the garment, decorators can get inspired in a few ways to create their own red, white, and blue look for the upcoming Memorial Day and summer season.

Pattern & Glitter HTV for a Mixed-Media Look
Pattern & Glitter HTV for a Mixed-Media Look

For this “Army Wife” look, I wanted to keep it unique by pairing two different font styles, and two different HTV finishes. Using CAD-CUT® Glitter Flake™ and CAD-CUT® Patterns, I knew this look would bring a thriving new style idea for apparel decorators.

Tips for Cutting Flock, Glitter Flake, and Other Thick HTV
Tips for Cutting Flock, Glitter Flake, and Other Thick HTV

If you work with HTV, don’t shy away from thick materials just to save your cutting blade. It doesn’t have to be a headache. With the right information, you won’t have to rule out heat transfer vinyl! Keep your educational toolkit growing and you will be able to set up your cutter properly for success. 

Profiting More in 2017: Mixed Media 2.0
Profiting More in 2017: Mixed Media 2.0

Mixed-media is a great way to take your designs to the next level, create unique looks, and stay at the front of your customer's mind by "wow"-ing them with a stellar finished product. Heat printing apparel isn't just one color HTV on a white cotton shirt anymore! To continue to profit in 2017, decorators need to be vigilant about what styles of media and heat transfer vinyl are trending the marketplace since it can easily become flooded with the next big thing in an instant. 

STV Weekly Recap - Week of April 3rd
STV Weekly Recap - Week of April 3rd

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.

2 Popular Spring Accessories to Customize with HTV
2 Popular Spring Accessories to Customize with HTV

Spring is here, and with the new season comes new sales opportunities for apparel decorators. Retail stores and wholesalers have shared their new, trendy, spring collections which signifies the options you have to incorporate in your offerings at your home or craft business. In the Craft Corner we’ve created a how-to guide for heat printing sandals and a beach towel for the perfect Spring Break package! 

Artwork for Apparel Decoration: Raster vs Vector
Artwork for Apparel Decoration: Raster vs Vector

There are two main type of image files in artwork decoration, raster and vector, and it is important to note the difference between them when you are decorating apparel with custom artwork.