Week 2: 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 we’re so excited for this new series. In case you missed it, we kicked off 21 Heat Printing Trends to Sell in 2021 at the beginning of the month!

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 next five looks our team created!


Fashion Market

Whether you’re building your brand, or heat applying for one, everyone wants to say something—and what better way to do it than in style. With HTV, create retail-inspired looks with sayings and trendy designs as soon as they happen. The latest looks are a heat press away.

Look #7 – Mixed Media Sweatshirt

Combining different HTV materials gives off a unique look that will set you apart from traditional decoration methods. Head over to our Video Education Section to learn how to create texture on this burnout sweatshirt using mixed-media.

What We Used:

Look #8 – Drinkware Sign Vinyl

Drinkware is one of the easiest ways to brand a product and add on sales. What better way to help your clients deliver their brand or message on something they can take with them to meetings or Zoom calls. Learn how you can easily apply sign vinyl without using a heat press.

What We Used:

Look #9 – Denim Jacket

One fashion staple that never seems to go out of style is the denim jacket. For some, the fear of jacket decoration was a struggle due to the dyes and buttons. Check out our video and decorate this unique material with confidence.

What We Used:


Safety Market

Food and grocery delivery services are two of the fastest growing markets. Reflective and high visibility materials allow you the flexibility to get creative with accents that keep employees staying safe while looking good.

Look #10 – Uniform Dress Shirt

When it comes to a logo with a lot of color, you wouldn’t want to layer a bunch of vinyl. Check out how we made this grocery store logo with one simple full-color product.

What We Used:

  • Material: CAD-PRINTZ® Full Color Logo in Express Print®
  • Garment: Port Authority® City Stretch Shirt
  • Equipment: Hotronix Auto Clam & Heat Press Caddie Stand
  • Accessories: Cover Sheet, 6″ x 10″ Quick Change Platen, Thermo-Tape

Look #11 -Safety Reflective Vest

In addition to the work shirt mentioned above, a safety vest is a perfect option to heighten employee visibility. Learn how the importance of decorating safety vests is more prevalent now more than ever before.

What We Used:

  • Material: Navy CAD-CUT® Hi-Vis Color Reflect
  • Garment: CornerStone® Safety Vest
  • Equipment: Hotronix Auto Clam & Heat Press Caddie Stand
  • Accessories: 11″ x 15″ Quick Change Platen

There you have it—the next five looks of 21 Heating Printing Trends to Sell in 2021. We hope you love these custom garments and accessories as much as our team loved creating them. A lot of time and research went into finding the most popular items and 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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