Everything You Need to Know About Multifunction Heat Presses

Sunday, November 5, 2017 11:31:10 PM America/Los_Angeles

A multifunction heat press is one which has a traditional flat-heat plate for pressing flat substrates like t-shirts and can also get attached to platens or presses for pressing non-flat surfaces like mugs or plates. Read More
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Sublimation And Standard Problems

Friday, October 6, 2017 5:54:32 AM America/Los_Angeles

As with all processes, sublimation comes with its own standard set of problems. Every problem, however, can be avoided. This can be achieved with the right approach and understanding. Even if you face one such problem, make that a learning experience. Read More
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4 Cool Ways to Use Your Vinyl Cutter

Thursday, October 5, 2017 2:55:02 AM America/Los_Angeles

Vinyl cutters are perhaps epitomes of automation technology that the world is witnessing today. These are amazing computer-operated machines that surpass our printers. But there's a difference: vinyl cutters use a sharp blade to create designs out of certain materials. The software exports your design from your computer to the machine, thus controlling blade movements like the way it does in printers. Read More
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Balancing the Printer Load

Monday, September 25, 2017 4:28:53 AM America/Los_Angeles

Printer load balancing implies the distribution of printing load between two or multiple printers. The easiest way to do this is to rely on the user to pick a free printer. This easily distributes the load. The term usually refers to load balancing through automatic means. Read More
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How To Maintain Your Print Cutter

Monday, September 11, 2017 3:40:32 AM America/Los_Angeles

A dull blade is your enemy. It is vital to the round corner cutter to be sharpened at all times. If you do this, your cutter can be used for a much longer period of time. To keep your print cutter in its best shape, you can do a few activities. Read More
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Flock Heat Transfer Vinyl

Friday, September 1, 2017 7:19:24 AM America/Los_Angeles

You can use the heat transfer on to anything which is capable of enduring an extremely hot iron. It means you can print on canvas but not on synthetic material. Heat transfer will take place with the iron's highest settings. Read More
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Stopping Inks From Bleeding

Monday, August 28, 2017 12:33:22 AM America/Los_Angeles

To achieve best results, you must control a number of variables. It is an excellent practice to understand the nature of such variables. This will reduce the need for repeated trials. Read More
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Clam Shell vs Swing Away Heat Press

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:49:33 AM America/Los_Angeles

Two of the most popular choices for heat presses in the sublimation industry include the clam shell and the swing away variants. Read More

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Fundamentals Of Heat Transfer Film And T-Shirt Vinyl

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:19:48 PM America/Los_Angeles

Every entrepreneur must have good knowledge of how imprinting process works. This will help the person to select the best material and the best strategy on how to do printables. Read More
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Tips on Choosing the Right Heat Press Transfer Paper

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 3:06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

HeatPressNation’s experts are addressed with several questions regarding the kind of printers or best heat press machine. But most often, we get asked by heat press business owners of the kind of transfer paper that is best for them.

This is the reason we take this opportunity to shed light on some tips that will help you choose the right transfer paper for your customized business.

What Options Do I have Available?

Contrary to popular claim, there are actually quite a few choices available for transfer paper. This can depend on various factors, like the fabric you use, the color of the material, the kind of printer, etc. Some are even available for to be used for home, with an iron, instead of professional use. Let’s take a closer look at each of them for a clearer picture.

Black & White

We pick these two specific colors because they are an extreme form of dark and light. The transfer paper made for black garments tends to be thicker than average because of the rubber layer base made of white material. Furthermore, they are darker and more opaque.

On the other hand, when you’re printing on a light or white, ask your vendors for one specifically labeled “for light colored fabrics”. Typically, the transfer paper that is used has a transparent polymer fabric. Due to the transparency factor, the fabric printing tends to maintain a level of vibrancy and the empty spaces on your graphic will show up as it is. 

Inkjet & Laser Printer Consideration

This is one of the most crucial considerations when purchasing heat transfer paper.

Generally, the transfer papers that are used for inkjet printers are available widely and are compatible with almost all transfer paper. So you need not fret much about this. They also will present better results- brighter prints and more coverage. However, inkjet printers use more ink, and therefore have a relatively higher running cost.  

With regards to laser printers they are a bit cost effective in running cost due to toner being used rather than ink, but do have a higher upfront cost.  However, it is important to note that not all laser printers are compatible with laser heat transfer paper. Lucky for you, HeatPressNation has a range of Laser Printers that are compatible!

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HeatPressNation.com is an online store that offers a wide range of Heat Press Transfer Machines, Printers, Heat Transfer Papers, Vinyl Cutters, Sublimation Systems, Accessories and other supplies at the lowest prices possible.

Call us at our toll free number, 800.215.0894 for any advice, and speak with our experts, or email us at

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Preparing Yourself for Vinyl Cutting: All you need to know

Monday, August 25, 2014 2:56:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Vinyl cutters are sharp blade devices used to accurately cut out patterns from vinyl sheets and paper. While these are usually priced high, HeatPressNation.com has a great range of vinyl cutters at reasonable prices. With these on hand, you can complete your equipment kit to enhance your printing business.

So, while this is an essential tool, how much do you really know about it? To make it simple for you folks, HeatPressNation.com has put together a little something to make your vinyl cutting experience more informed.

The Difference of Professional & Amateur Use

When it comes to categorization based on the purpose of usage, a vinyl cutter can be used for commercial purposes or for a hobby. A commercial cutter is designed for cutting through vinyl, in a precise sort of way. The blade, the cutting head and the software, all developed for precision.  On the other hand, the Craft cutter is one used for amateur projects like smaller t-shirt businesses. They lack the thoroughness and the cutting depth.

Vinyl Cutters & Your Material

For cutting through heat transfer vinyl, sign vinyl and heat transfer paper, you don’t need anything specialized. A less expensive model will be just fine. However, if you expect growth in your business in the next few months, then you might want a vinyl cutter that can cut through foil, thick plastic, and other kinds of fabrics. Flatbed vinyl cutters are relatively more effective in this regard, as compared to roll-fed machines.

Ensure the Vinyl Cutter & Software are Compatible

It is essential that your vinyl cutter be compatible your graphic design software, as this facilitates ease of processing each of your vinyl cuts. Ideally, your graphic design software will have direct-connect compatibility, allowing you to cut directly from the graphic design software of your choice. If your design software is not directly compatible with your vinyl cutter however, all cutters carried by HeatPressNation.com include cutting software that you may use to import your designs into, to then then send to your cutter. Check out our softwares available to you.

Other Supplies You Need with Your Vinyl Cutter

Oh, it doesn’t end just there! Now that you know about vinyl cutters, here are a few tools that are a must have for your heatpress business:

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HeatPressNation.com is an online store that offers a wide range of Heat Press Transfer Machines, Printers, Heat Transfer Papers, Vinyl Cutters, Sublimation Systems, Accessories and other supplies at the lowest prices possible.

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Using Your Mug Heat Press the First Time: Here’s How to do it!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:18:57 AM America/Los_Angeles

As a businessman, you understand the competition in the market. Your customers are getting demanding. They expect excellence beyond par. In the heat press business of printing, the need to constantly create designs that are innovative and high quality mostly depends on the kind of heat press machines that you select to get the job done.

However, sometimes even the best heat press machine will not give you your required result if not used properly. For this blog, we will focus on the mug press. So here is a step by step process on how to heat press for great results:

Step 1: The Right Heat Press for Mugs

Ideally, mugs can be pressed with a combo multi attachment mug heat press that has a separate attachment for the specific mug shape you using including standard 11 and 15 oz mugs, water bottles, steins, latte mugs and/or pint glasses. Other than that, you could go with one that is specifically designed for standard mugs. Use sublimation glass, ceramic or metal mugs for the best results.

Step 2: Design the Image

Using specialized software that you can purchase from HeatPressNation.com, design the graphic that you want printed. Make sure you reverse the digital image using the image editing software.

Step 3: Print Image Using Sublimation Paper

Using the sublimation paper, you will need to imprint the graphical image on the mug. Make sure the colors are right. Send the image to be printed on your sublimation printer, then trim the extra sublimation paper to form the shape of your graphical design.

Step 4: Transfer Image to Mug

Apply the right pressure on the mug, so that it sits securely. Next, set your heat press to the proper temperature. Throughout this time, make sure you take safety measures and wear protective gloves while dealing with the heat press equipment. Place the design face-down on the mug, and make certain it stays securely over it with heat resistant tape. When the heat press is ready, place pressure on the mug to imprint the image.

Great, You’re Done!

Once the printing is accomplished, peel off the sublimation paper off the mug.. You could also immediately submerge it in lukewarm water for it to cool off.

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Top 5 Reasons Why you Should Shop at HeatPressNation.com

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:10:56 AM America/Los_Angeles

When you look to make business or individual purchases, what do you look for in the vendor? Trust? Variety? Best possible price? Always the price, right? What if we told you that shopping with HeatPressNation.com, we can offer you with all that, and much more.

If you’re new in the business, and need ONE GOOD reason to shop with us, we’re here to provide you with FIVE GREAT reasons. Let’s jump right in!

1.     The Vast Range of Heat Press Machine

Whether you’re looking for a heat press machine for your t-shirt designing, cap heat pressing, mug sublimation, tag and label, plate, large format pressing or specialty materials transferring, we have a massive range of all kinds. The brands we sell are reputable brands designed for all usage levels.

2.     The lowest Price Guaranteed

We do not make small purchases from the manufacturers. As a renowned retailer, we do business with the manufacturer of our products directly, purchasing in bulk. This reduces our per head cost, allowing us to present to you top-notch products and brands at greatly cut down prices. This is the main reason why businesses make volume purchases from HeatPressNation.com.

3.     A Lifetime Technical Support Free of Cost

Just selling a product is not our purpose. We stay in touch with our customers, providing them expert assistance at every step. You can call us before making any purchases, asking us for guidance on what product is best for you. We take pride in providing you with an informed opinion.  After the purchase, we have a rich database of tutorial, videos and blogs at your service. If you still have problems, our experts are just a phone call away!

4.     Simple & Quick Delivery

Shipping costs of heavy products can be quite high. Therefore, to relieve you of most of the burden, we use our resources to make bulk deliveries, ultimately reducing the cost for you.

5.     70% Sales On Already Discounted Products

To appreciate our customers’ support, HeatPressNation.com offers numerous discounts up to 70% on several of its already lowered prices.  Keep checking our website to ensure you don’t miss a great deal!

Get all your supplies here!

HeatPressNation.com is an online store that offers a wide range of Heat Press Transfer Machines, Printers, Heat Transfer Papers, Vinyl Cutters, Sublimation Systems, Accessories and other supplies at the lowest prices possible.

Call us at our toll free number, 800.215.0894 for any advice, and speak with our experts, or email us at

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Rhinestone Decoration: Bling it up!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:02:33 AM America/Los_Angeles

Innovation. Style. Glamour. What better way to get all these themes into your T-shirt design than by incorporating rhinestones. Nowadays, this specific design has taken the fashion industry by storm, with several celebrities “blinging up” their outfits.

If you’re looking to get a piece of the glittery pie, then you will want to provide your customers with a variety of t-shirt designs using rhinestones. Is it possible? HeatPressNation.com is here to provide you with the solution!

Items You Require

Your dazzling projects need a few basic equipments and supplies. Here they are:

  • Vinyl Cutter, one that can cut through 15-30 mils thickness
  • Software for design
  • Stick Flock Stencil Material
  • Weeding tools
  • Heat Transfer Press
  • Paint brush
  • Backer boards
  • Transfer tape- Hot-fix acrylic thermal
  • Rhinestones in colors and sizes of your choosing

The Bling Process

Here is the step by step process:

Design the Graphic Image

When selecting the right software, make sure you go for a specialized one, specifically designed for rhinestone patterns. For this purpose, we recommend the vector design software "WINPCSIGN 2014 Pro Design, Cutting and Rhinestone Software. Then identify the size of the stones that you are going to apply. This will help you determine the number of rhinestones that will be used in the printing.

Shape Conversion

Next, you need to convert the shapes into an engraving of the pattern with the rhinestones. Ensure that you get rid of all collisions, that is, overlapping of rhinestones on the t-shirt. This should be checked before you send it for printing.

Place Stencil Film into Cutter Plotter

Now, while loading the stencil film on the cutter plotter, adjust settings that are appropriate for the process. Use a 60 degree blade, instead of the popular 45 degree, due to the thickness. But make sure you run a test before the weeding process.

Cutting & Weeding

Once the cutter processes your pattern, you will have a cut-out rhinestone design. Instead of weeding out all holes, pull the positive space up from the release liner, ultimately allowing the holes to be there on the liner.

Design the T-shirt with Rhinestones

Placing your stencil on the backer board, pour the hot-fix rhinestones onto the stencil. Then brush the surface using the paint brush. The stones will end up falling in the hole. Cover your stencil with the transfer tape and gently rub with a soft squeegee.   

Heat Press It

After placing the tape and rhinestones on the t-shirt, press it for about 10-15 seconds at 320 degrees Fahrenheit.  Finally, allow it to cool off.

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HeatPressNation.com is an online store that offers a wide range of Heat Press Transfer Machines, Printers, Heat Transfer Papers, Vinyl Cutters, Sublimation Systems, Accessories and other supplies at the lowest prices possible.

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Monetary Bliss: The Cheaper Option is Heat Transfers!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:52:29 AM America/Los_Angeles

The printing business, in most case is a very specialized industry, which serves a niche audience. While the demand for printing is on the increase, most T-shirt and promotional products printing businesses operate on high short run monetary costs. They cannot take advantage of the economies of scales in mass production businesses.

The only way to enhance profits is by decreasing your overhead costs. Wondering how you are going to do that? It’s no rocket science! The simple solution is switching to a Heat Press Transfer Machine. How and why? Let’s take a closer look.

How Using a Heat Press Can Positively Impact Your Heat Transfer Printing Business

If you’re using screen printing, you are fully aware of the high cost associated with it. The level of quality and detail provided in  heat transfers are much higher.  The only expense that you may incur is the initial cost of purchasing the heat press. After that, you can reap the benefits of lower per head costs. Furthermore, heat presses have less startup time and work much faster, literally having your product designed in minutes.

What You Need to Kick Start Your Heat Transfer Business!

Heat Press Machines

This is the most important piece of equipment in any heat transfer business. With the various brands available, you have the options to purchase the one that suits your individual business. The determinants could also be factors like size of your products, the capacity of your production, and the budget you have allocated.

For a range of reasonably priced heat press machines, check out our product line.

Heat Transfer Paper

This will transfer the digitally prepared image onto the product. Most often, our experts are asked the same questions, like “What is the best type of heat transfer paper?” or “Do I have to change my transfer paper depending on my usage of either an inkjet or laser printer?” The answer to the question is that depending on the fabric, type of printer and the kind of image you want, your heat transfer paper type will change. Read more about this on our other blogs.

Other Supplies

In addition, you will require a cutter, the software for the designing, etc

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HeatPressNation.com is an online store that offers a wide range of Heat Press Transfer Machines, Printers, Heat Transfer Papers, Vinyl Cutters, Sublimation Systems, Accessories and other supplies at the lowest prices possible.

Call us at our toll free number, 800.215.0894 for any advice, and speak with our experts, or email us at

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Heat Transfer Vinyl 101

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:17:53 AM America/Los_Angeles

When working on your printing project, you will require  heat press transfer vinyl as one of your supplies. If you’re looking for different types and designs at reasonable prices, you will not be disappointed with our collection.

However, the more compelling question is, how many variations are available and how can you use them to enhance your heat press business? We’re here to answer that question!

The Standard Vinyl

The Standard Vinyl is available in one of the best brands like Siser EasyWeed. This material can be used in various kinds of fabrics like cotton, polyester and a blend of both. Even under this brand, you have several forms available, like stretch, extra, electric and moda. It is an easy to use material, thinner than most, which can be easily cut.

The Glitter Vinyl

VideoFlex Glitter by Siser is one of simplest glittered transfer vinyl to weed due to its smooth texture. Other than this, we have GlitterFlex Ultra and Siser Glitter Vinyl.

Metallic Vinyl

For the latest computer aided design material, this metallic vinyl is ideal. It has a bit of an electric look, is best for cotton, uncoated polyester and both blended fabrics.

Flock Vinyl

If you’re on the lookout for something more unique like a 3D effect for your printing, with a raised textured effect, then flock vinyl is your choice. We have the best options available for you.

Glossy Vinyl

Want something that stands out? With our line of glossy vinyl, we have the best and trendiest line of heat transfer vinyl for high end fashion and sportswear.

Reflective Vinyl

This is made of specialized polyurethane material with a glass bead construction. We have the best range of Siser ReflectAll.

Other Specialized Heat Transfer Vinyl

These are just some of our heat transfer vinyl available. Feel free to check out our range here. If you have any questions, call our experts!

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HeatPressNation.com is an online store that offers a wide range of Heat Press Transfer Machines, Printers, Heat Transfer Papers, Vinyl Cutters, Sublimation Systems, Accessories and other supplies at the lowest prices possible.

Call us at our toll free number, 800.215.0894 for any advice, and speak with our experts, or email us at

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Geo Knight: The Bad Boy of Heat Press

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:11:52 AM America/Los_Angeles

At this point, you all are aware of how HeatPressNation.com aims to bring to you the latest gadgets in the heat press market, and all of it at exciting discounted rates! True to our nature, we now bring to you one of the hottest machines of the year; none other than the Geo Knight JetPress 12 Heat Press.  

So, what’s in this bad boy that has singled it out from our vast variety of heat press machines? Why is it such a hot purchase, and why should you get one! Here’s why…

The Company Behind it

This heavy duty line of heat press machines is developed by the famous Geo Knight & Co, who are renowned for their top-end, high quality machinery. Whether you’re printing shirts, caps, tiles, mugs, they provide a range of manual and automatic products.

The Features: All the Bells & Whistles

As any small unit, your focus will always be getting equipment that can allow you to take cost advantages by minimizing startup time and provide economical productions. With solid steel frames, silicon pad surface and 9 by 12 inch platen, it provides a decent coverage to imprint a design.

The Heat Press also features a digital timer, a temperature control system, and adjustable pressures. The industrial style clamping imparts a high pressure of approximately hundreds of pounds in a fraction of a second.

Even though this is not ideally used for commercial settings, the Geo Knight works perfectly on transfer paper, with printings that look professional. They weigh approximately 32 lbs and are accompanied with a one year warranty.

Along with this fantastic Geo Knight Heat Press, you can successfully run your printing business. Feel free to check out our additional support supplies to enhance your printing!

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HeatPressNation.com is an online store that offers a wide range of Heat Press Transfer Machines, Printers, Heat Transfer Papers, Vinyl Cutters, Sublimation Systems, Accessories and other supplies at the lowest prices possible.

Call us at our toll free number, 800.215.0894 for any advice, and speak with our experts, or email us at

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