5 Ways to Decorate Face Masks

If you’re not already selling custom face masks, now is the perfect time to start! Since the demand isn’t slowing down anytime soon, it’s important to take advantage of this new decorating opportunity.

More importantly, we’ve heard from many of our customers that custom face mask orders played a huge part in keeping their business alive during the pandemic. For one thing, they’re the perfect add-on accessory sale for any job. If you’re selling in the promo market, masks are the perfect item to logo for brand visibility. How much more visible can you get than having your logo on the front of everyone’s mask? Additionally, if you sell to the sports market, offer masks with team logos/mascots, or take personalization a step further with player names or numbers. If you decorate for the fashion market, the options are endless! You’ve probably seen masks with funny sayings, cute animal faces, colorful patterns, and even licensed characters.

If you’re new to heat pressing face masks, or are looking for more ways to decorate, we’re here to help! No matter the method you choose, you can take your face masks from basic to bold in a few easy steps.

Top Methods Used to Create Custom Face Masks


Order Sublimated Face Masks in Tiled Pattern

Increase brand visibility by having your logo sublimated onto a face mask in a repeating tiled pattern. 

Upload your artwork to the Artwork Uploader and Stahls’ will deliver a single-ply face mask perfect for employees, customers, or as a promotional giveaway.


HTV Comes in a Full Range of Colors & Finishes

Get creative with CAD-CUT® Heat Transfer Vinyl. Use your vinyl cutter to create your own custom designs in a variety of colors, finishes, and special effect materials.

Pro Tip: Be careful not to cover the entire nose and mouth area of the face mask with material. Leaving open space will ensure breathability.

If you don’t have a vinyl cutter, we can cut Custom CAD-CUT® HTV designs for you in 1-3 colors, ready to heat apply.

Check out the video below to see how to use our popular glow-in-the-dark HTV to create custom Halloween masks.


Get the Quality of Sublimation with Only a Heat Press

Fully sublimate white polyester masks with CAD-PRINTZ® Digital Transfers. We can take any design or logo and turn it into a full color sublimated transfer, ready to heat apply. Learn more about decorating face masks with Sublimation Transfers.

If you need art for sublimation, check out Dane Clement’s Face Mask Stock Designs for bold looks in a variety of categories.


Unique & Trendy Patterns in Sublimation Transfer Sheets

CAD-CUT® Patterns HTV are now available in Sublimation Transfer Sheets.

Head to the CAD-CUT® Patterns Wizard, select a popular pattern or customize the colors, and choose Sublimation Transfer as the material selection. Your sheets arrive ready to be cut and heat applied onto white or light-colored polyester masks for a unique look!


UltraColor™ Soft Full Color Digital Screen Printed Transfers

This revolutionary transfer product delivers vivid colors with unmatched details, and heat applies to face masks in seconds. Best of all, you can gang your full colors logos and designs on a larger 11.5” x 18” sheet for a cost-effective way to tackle multiple jobs, or order by the image. This page has more information about the benefits of UltraColor™ Soft Full Color Transfers.  

Watch this quick video to see how easy it is to heat apply UltraColor™ Soft Transfers on face coverings and get a breakdown of cost.


All in all, adding custom face masks to your business is easy with the right decorating method and a heat press. Boost your sales and offer your customers a face mask that complements their unique style. If you don’t see the right style in this post for your customer, we have a lot more face mask and face covering options to choose from.

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