Week 1: 21 Looks to Steal in 2021

STAHLS’ is all about helping apparel decorators succeed in their business, whether you’re just getting started or looking to expand. That’s why this new series is so special to us. In case you missed it, we launched 21 Heat Printing Trends to Sell in 2021 on January 1—kicking off the first two of seven markets you should be targeting this year!

Each weekday in January, we’ll show you how to print a variety of items, provide marketing assets to help you sell, and give you the photos and video clips for each trend. Simply log in to your STAHLS’ account, or register, to grab everything you need. We want you to steal these looks! Use them on your social media channels, in an email, or on your website and show your customers what you can do for them and watch your business grow.

Let’s jump right in to the first six looks our team created!


Fitness Market

Our lightweight and stretchable materials make decorating performance fabrics easy. These vibrant designs move with the garment, so they won’t hold your customers back from crushing their goals.

Look #1 – Yoga Pants/Stretchy Leggings

Yoga pants and leggings are a staple in female fitness and fashion. Grab this look and show your customers you can brand unique locations with a stretchable result! For the full tutorial on decorating yoga pants, head to our Video Education section.

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Look #2 – Performance Tee

Performance wear is a growing category that delivers a premium profit. Master these fabrics with a material that performs on performance wear. Follow along while Josh decorates this heat-sensitive performance T-shirt.

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Look #3 – Anorak Crop Top Jacket

Show off this hard-to-decorate camo anorak with a bold design and start collecting orders your competition won’t touch. Head over to our site to watch as Josh decorates a unique branding location on this challenging jacket.

What We Used:

  • Material: Orange CAD-CUT® Premium Plus™
  • Garment: Independent Trading Co. Anorak
  • Equipment: Hotronix Auto Open Clam & Heat Press Caddie Stand
  • Accessories: 6″ x 10″ Quick Change Platen, Cover Sheet

Sports Market

Family and fans want to stand out and show support for their favorite teams and players. Our versatile and durable materials can be used on the field, in the stands, and everywhere in between. Keep the spirit of the game
alive by offering custom apparel and accessories.

Look #4 – Hockey Jersey with Perforated Effects

Get on your own playing field by showing cool, breathable looks every young athlete wants to wear. Watch this video to learn how easy it is to add professional looks to your decorated sports wear.

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Look #5 – 3D Embroidered Hat

3D Embroidered Patches add a high-end look and can be heat applied to headwear in just one minute. Follow these simple steps to take your custom decorated headwear to the next level.

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Look #6 – Fanwear Tie-Dye Shirt & Mask

Tie-dye is bigger than ever. Paired with our super soft and durable Metallic HTV, you’ll create a look that’s sure to stand out and get noticed. Watch Josh heat apply this trendy T-shirt and mask in seconds!

What We Used:

  • Material: Gold CAD-CUT® Metallic HTV
  • Garment: Custom Dyed Tee & Mask
  • Equipment: Hotronix Auto Clam & Heat Press Caddie Stand
  • Accessories: Heat Printing Pillow, Cover Sheet

There you have it—the first six looks of 21 Heating Printing Trends to Sell in 2021. We hope you love these custom garments as much as our team loved creating them. A lot of time and research went into finding the hottest apparel and most innovative materials we know will help grow your business and lead you to success in the new year. Stay tuned for next week’s markets and looks to steal! In the meantime, make sure you’re subscribed to our YouTube channel to see the latest videos and sign up for our blog so you don’t miss a post!

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