by Juliet Kalmeta
With digital transfers, CAD-CUT® heat applied material designs, and heat transfer foils, decorating caps and hats with a cap heat press has never been easier. Some transfers can be heat applied to most fabrics; including nylon, neoprene, Spandex, Lycra®, and even leather! Apply these products right over the seams of 6 panel caps with no problem. Digital transfers allow you to offer crisp, clean, full color designs with shadows and gradients in one easy transfer! They won’t crack, peel or fade, and are much faster to apply than embroidery or screen-printing.
Heat transfer material designs give you the ability to offer special effects such as metallic, prism, glitter, glow- in -the dark, and more! You can easily bring production in house with an affordable vinyl cutter. Offer low minimums for personalization on the spot for a huge profit. Vinyl cutters can pay for themselves in little time and are an asset to your business.
The latest trend in decoration is heat transfer foils to accent fashionable headwear. Screen printers are not the only ones able to offer this popular look. Foils are offered in many colors and patterns. Use ExactPrint™ transfer paper or Thermo-Adhesive™ to fuse the heat transfer foil to caps and hats. Offer one-of-a-kind designs with distressing techniques.
This video shows you some creative ways to decorate caps and demonstrates how to heat apply digital transfers, heat applied material designs, and heat transfer foils.