Expand your product offering in 2019!
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.
|T-shirts (full front/back, left chest, and sleeves)
Hoodies (standard, split-front,and zippered)
Hats (baseball caps, visors, sunhat, skull cap, beanie)
Performance wear (compression garments)
Belts (leather, fabric)
Correctional facility uniforms
Safety wear (shirts, vests, jackets)
|Corporate ID wear (polos, dress shirts, oxfords)
Bean bag chairs
Business card holders
Cell phone cases
Cloth grocery bags
Drawstring sport packs
Neck badge holders
Padfolio/Portfolio (leather, nylon, fabric)
Wine bottle covers
Pet Apparel & Accessories
Pet foot covers (shoes)
Doggie potty pants
Bird cage covers
Horse tail bagsSports AccessoriesCleats/shoes
Warm-up jackets & pants
Baseball caps/softball visors
Cheerleading hair bows & ribbons
Bowling ball bags
Golf club headcovers
Golf pin flags
Golf tee holders
Tennis racket covers
Soccer goalie gloves
Round duffle bags
Toilet seat covers
Christmas tree skirts
Cloth photo frames
Musical instrument bags
Travel folding chairs
Wheelchairs and accessories (bags, seat covers)
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22 thoughts on “What Can I Decorate Using A Heat Press?”
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?
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.
This is a great list and will definitely get my creative juices flowing…
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Your list has swim suits. Do you know of any way to decorate swim caps — either silicon or latex?
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!
I’d like to see how to for some of the more novel items on this list.
Great idea, Todd. We’ll try to post some how-tos for these items in the near future.
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.
Gun and Bow and Arrow Cases.
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?
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.
Looking to apply team logo to the lenses of sunglasses. The above list includes sunglasses. Can someone suggest HOW this is done. I have a heat press and pressing pillows for apparel, but have not tried any surfaces that aren’t already flat.
Thanks in advance
For sunglasses we recommend using our sign vinyl. Check out this YouTube video on instructions on how to apply it. For more information on our sign vinyl, visit https://www.stahls.com/pressure-sensitive-sign-vinyl
Any suggestions on what HTV to use on a golf bag? There does not seem to be any tags for fabric content. Not sure if need a special type or just any basic HTV. Thanks!!!
Hi Mel! Without knowing the exact material of the golf bag, it is hard to say, BUT most golf bags are usually made up of some type of Nylon or Canvas. Check out this handy chart we have on our site. It lets you know what fabrics are compatible with our HTV. https://www.stahls.com/heat-transfer-material-fabric-chart
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Hi Shane, thank you for the feedback! We really appreciate you reading along!
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Hi Danny, thanks for reading along!
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