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What Can I Decorate Using A Heat Press?

Hotronix FUSION Heat PressExpand your product offering in 2017!

The list of items that can be decorated using a heat press is constantly growing. Typically, apparel such as T-shirts, golf shirts, and sweatshirts and pants come to mind when one thinks of heat pressing. But with the ever-evolving heat press industry, items like caps, nylon jackets and bags, canvas bags, spandex and neoprene garments, and even leather items can be customized using heat applied materials.

We asked our heat printing experts to brainstorm some ideas for items that can be heat printed. Below is a lengthy list of ideas for new ventures for your business.

Clothing Promotional Products
T-shirts (full front/back, left chest, and sleeves)
Hoodies (standard, split-front,and zippered)
Sweatshirts
Sweatpants
Hats (baseball caps, visors, sunhat, skull cap, beanie)
Performance wear (compression garments)
Aprons
Baby bibs
Band uniforms
Bathrobes
Yoga GearBelts (leather, fabric)
Boots
Correctional facility uniforms
Diaper covers
Fishing vests
Fleece garments
Flip flops
Jean jackets
Jeans
Labcoats
Leggings
Leotards
Military uniforms
Mittens/gloves
Neck ties
Neoprene jackets
Nylon jackets
Onesies
Pajamas
Polyester jackets
Safety wear (shirts, vests, jackets)
Scrubs
Shoes
Shorts
Snow pants
Snowmobile gear
Socks
Suspenders
Swimsuit cover-ups
Swimsuits
Tank tops
Underwear
Vests
Yoga pants
Corporate ID wear (polos, dress shirts, oxfords)
Backpacks
Bank bags
Beach chairs
Bean bag chairs
Bookmarks
Bottle coolers
Briefcases
Burgees
Business card holders
Can coolers
Apparel and AccessoriesCell phone cases
Cloth grocery bags
Coasters
Day planners
Director’s chairs
Drawstring sport packs
Fanny pack
Flags
Insulated bags
Key fobs
Lanyards
Laptop bags
Luggage tags
Lunch bags
Magnets
Memo books
Messenger bags
Mousepads
Neck badge holders
Notebooks
Padfolio/Portfolio (leather, nylon, fabric)
Polypropylene bags
Stadium chairs
Sunglasses
Tee towels
Umbrellas
Wallets
Wine bags
Wine bottle covers
Pet Apparel & Accessories Miscellaneous
TinyCollars
Leashes
Pet jackets
Pet bandanas
Pet coats

Pet foot covers (shoes)
Pet shirts
Dog backpacks
Doggie potty pants
Pet beds
Pet shelters
Soft-sided bowls
Bird cage covers
Harnesses
Horse blankets
Horse tail bagsSports AccessoriesCleats/shoes
Equipment bags
Socks
Warm-up jackets & pants
Baseball caps/softball visors
BackpacksBat bags
Batting gloves
Softball headbands
Cheerleading uniforms
Cheerleading hair bows & ribbons
Football gloves
Hockey/lacrosse gloves
Hockey pants
Hockey socks
Bowling ball bags
Bowling towels
Golf bags
Golf gloves
Golf club headcovers

Golf pin flags
Golf tee holders
Tennis racket covers
Boxing gloves
Soccer goalie gloves
Baby blankets
Diaper bags
Doll bedding
Doll clothes
Stuffed animals
Bandanas
Headbands
Leather bracelets
Wristbands
Pageant sashes
Purses
Cinch sacks
Round duffle bags
GlovesTote bags
Bedsheets
Pillowcases
Slipcovers
Stool covers
Throw pillows
Curtains
Lampshades
Tablecloths
Toilet seat covers
Towels
Floor mats
Dish towels
Christmas tree skirts
Christmas stockings
Cloth awnings
Cloth banners
Cloth napkins
Cloth photo frames
Clothing tags
Garment bags
Costumes
Fans
Gardening caddy
Guitar straps
Musical instrument bags
Hammocks
Sleeping bags
Tents
Stadium blankets
Travel folding chairs
Ribbons
Wheelchairs and accessories (bags, seat covers)
Have more suggestions? Share them in the comments section!

 

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12 Comments to What Can I Decorate Using A Heat Press?

  1. Peggy Greene says:

    I have a customer that wanted the boxercraft pom-pom shirt done in a full front heat press. I did it for the customer and now they are saying the design is coming off. Any suggestions for heat pressing over a seam?

  2. Hi Peggy,

    For heat pressing over seams, we recommend using a heat printing pillow inside the shirt. When you press the shirt, the seam will sink into the pillow, providing even pressure across the garment.

  3. Joe Park says:

    This is a great list and will definitely get my creative juices flowing…

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  4. Joe Park says:

    Your list has swim suits. Do you know of any way to decorate swim caps — either silicon or latex?

  5. Rosary McCaskill says:

    What I would do to have that cap press! Stahls have it all. My poor Lil cheap press I have to keep resetting it. I wish I could come there learn new ideas an leave with a top of the line press! “WHO DAT” TED STAHLS!

  6. Todd Long says:

    I’d like to see how to for some of the more novel items on this list.

  7. Great idea, Todd. We’ll try to post some how-tos for these items in the near future.

  8. Hi Joe,

    We’re not aware of any current methods for heat applying decorations on swim caps. However, there are screen printing inks that are designed to adhere to silicone.

  9. Ann Wright says:

    Gun and Bow and Arrow Cases.

  10. Christine says:

    Hi there!

    Your tips, classes, and overall marketing are extremely appreciated and impressive! I’m wondering if you can use heat transfer vinyl on bookcloth scrapbooks to personalize?

  11. Hi Christine,

    Thank you! According to our heat printing experts, heat transfer vinyl can be used on most fabric scrapbooks, but they recommend applying with a lower temperature (and longer dwell time) or using a hand iron, to avoid damaging the cloth.

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