Apply graphics on virtually any location of a hat with heat printing!
Baseball hat decoration has come a long way in the past 10 years. Gone are the days of only letters & numbers on the front. Not only are consumers asking for different types of hats (trucker, fitted, snapback, strapback, flexfit, 5-panel, visor) and different materials (cotton, wool, acrylic, felt, nylon, polyester), they now want the placement of the design all over the hat.
Here is a video with some of the trends we’ve noticed out there and how to get the look with Stahls’ products or download the Hat Heat Printing infographic for more ideas and inspiration.
Front Crown Print
Most popular placement. When heat applying the Acrylic Felt Pre-Cut “231” to the front crown, Stahls’ uses the 2 ¾” x 6 ½” cap press platen. It’s ideal for printing any area on low-profile caps.
Under the Bill Print
With this look you will use a regular shirt heat press with a hat bill platen, exclusively from Hotronix®. This design uses Express Print Digital Material. It’s great for heat applying under the bill because of its flexibility.
Create the wrap-around look in 3 easy steps with the help of the 3″ x 5 ¾” hat platen and CAD-CUT® Thermo-FILM®. First, heat apply “Grave” with the other half of the transfer to the side. Second, unlock the hat and rotate the hat. Third, lock the hat back in place, align “Digger” with “Grave” and heat apply.
This is definitely a crowd favorite and couldn’t have been made without the low profile, 2 ¾” x 6 ½” platen for a hat heat press and CAD-CUT® Glitter Flake™. To create this look first heat apply “Bull” to the lower crown, then heat apply “dogs” to the bill.