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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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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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.

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

support@heatpressnation.com

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