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12 Shirts: So Fair To Be Seen

 
by Danielle Petroskey, Marketing

12 Shirts of Christmas: Christmas Craft Fair
On the first shirt of Christmas, we printed a “Santa, did you get my text?” Screen Printed Transfer
On the second shirt of Christmas, we printed “North Pole” Plaid Text with Light String
On the third shirt of Christmas, we printed a “Dear Santa, I Want It All” Rhinestone Transfer
On the fourth shirt of Christmas, we printed a “Hairy Christmas” Screen Printed Transfer
On the fifth shirt of Christmas, we printed a “Harwood Winter Fest” Nailhead Transfer with Pre-Cut Letters
On the sixth shirt of Christmas, we printed a “Santa’s Pawfect Helper” Nailhead Transfer & Pre-Cut Letters
On the seventh shirt of Christmas, we printed a “Get Your Jingle On” Rhinestone Transfer

On the eighth shirt of Christmas, we printed a “Christmas Craft Fair” Screen Printed Transfer

 

The Christmas season is synonymous with many things, including craft fairs and shows, holiday bazaars, etc. They are a great way to show off your creations and sell to crowds, especially if you don’t currently have a store front. Some places even allow you to bring your heat press along, to personalize items on demand. A quick Google search will bring up a slew (or sleigh) of opportunities to sell your items at holiday events.
 
Whether or not you choose to sell your own items in a booth at the event, you can always contact the organizers to create and sell shirts that promote the event, many times as a fundraiser for the venue, i.e.: schools, churches, community houses, etc. Also, it may be worth it to call the exhibitors – they may want to buy shirts and/or aprons from you to wear in their own booths to advertise their businesses.

 
Check out how to create this example for a craft fair.

 
Items used:
Transfer Express® custom screen printed design created using stock art, layouts, clip art and text from the Easy View® Designer
Goof Proof® screen printed transfer

 
Christmas Craft Fair Screen Printed TransferTools Needed:
Heat press
Print Perfect Pad or quick change heat press platen
Optional: Reusable cover sheet (see tip)

 
Garment: T-shirt, hoodie, bag, etc.

 
Tip-StockingTip: Transfer Express offers blank apparel for heat printing

 

Heat Press Settings for Goof Proof® Transfers:
Temperature: 360°F
Pressure: Medium-Firm (#8 on Hotronix® heat presses)

 
Tip-StockingTip: If there are buttons, pockets, seams, or zippers on the garment, raise the printing area with a Print Perfect Pad or use a quick change heat press platen.

 
Application Instructions:
 
• Place garment on lower platen and preheat it for 10 seconds (until there is no more steam)
 
• Position the transfer ink-side-down on the garment
 
• Apply for 3-5 seconds
 
• Peel the paper from the transfer HOT

 
Tip-StockingTip: For a glossy look, cover the finished print with a 6-mil reusable cover sheet and heat press again.

 
 

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