Heat Printing Bling Garments – Trend Report

Heat Printing Bling Garments – Trend Report


I’m Courtney Kubitza with Stahls’ TV. Glitters, metallics, rhinestones, these bling finishes have been adding sparkle to garments for years and wowing your customers and they’ve made their way into the
black apparel market as well. Today we’re going to look at a variety of bling blanks that are on the marketplace today and how we can decorate them with heat applied graphics. Let’s head over to the heat press and take a look. For our first design we’re going to add a metallic and glitter finish to a
garment decorated with rhinestones this
particular garment is available from Sanmar and has rhinestones down the
shoulders. It adds a pop of luxury and bling to this garment and a bit of metallic as well. To decorate it we want to make sure the rhinestones are off of the heat press. So I’m using an 11 by 15 platen which will allow me to thread my garment and make sure the rhinestones all fall off from my application so they don’t get into the way and cause inaccurate pressure on my heat transfer. I’ll preheat to remove some of the moisture and wrinkles just for a few seconds and then line up my graphics. For this design I’m mixing metallic and
glitter to add a unique multi-color design. I’m going to apply my glitter heat transfer first and use both of them to line them up
correctly onto the garment. Once I ensure that everything is
centered I can separate the two layers and tack down my Glitter Flake™ heat
transfer. Glitter Flake™ normally applies at 300 degrees for ten to fifteen seconds. Since I’m doing two applications here I’m just going to tack it down for five seconds for the initial application I’ll overlay my second color which is
Fashion-FILM™ in a metallic silver shade. The tone on tone adds a different element to the garment and also allows that you customize more for our company. Because I’m mixing and matching the two finishes, I want to make sure to cover my Glitter Flake™ and apply it for the recommended
application for Fashion-FILM™ which is 15 seconds at 320 degrees Peel back the carrier and we have a completed look. For our second garment we’re going to be decorating and a glitter t-shirt from J. America This garment has glitter thread sewn in throughout the entire garment and truly makes the garment sparkle in your designs. For this specific design I need to rotate my 11 my 15 platen to fit the entire heat transfer. Once I have my platen rotated I can load my garment on by splitting it and threading it onto the Fusion™heat press. I’ll preheat to remove some of the moisture and wrinkles and then line out my glitter heat transfers. For these designs I’m creating a mixed-media
look with the lace glitter transfer mixed with rhinestones
and then personalizing it for a dance school or mom or anything like that. This is a stock transfer that’s available from The Wild Side and then we’re personalizing it with a matching color of CAD-CUT® Glitter Flake™. Since these two apply the same temperature I can mix and match the two for one easy application I’ll go ahead and apply them at 320 degrees for 10 seconds. Peal back the two carriers and I have a completed bling design that truly sparkles. The silver in the garment brings out silver in the the Glitter Flake™ and in the lace transfer. For our final design we’ll look at one more glitter garment. It’s actually a tank top.
This particular garment is available from Sanmar as well. It’s a Razorback tank with a glitter
gold metallic finish to it. For this I’m going to rotate my 11 by
15 back for my next design and load my garment on. Preheat to remove any moisture and wrinkles and I can line up my next heat transfer. This transfer actually a spangle
transfer available from The Wild Side so it’ll pick up any color that I add to it. Again this is just another stock transfer and I’m personalizing it with a fluorescent shade of Glitter Flake™. Because the two don’t directly overlap
again is going to go ahead and line up my glitter transfer with this design I’ll apply them all for one, fast and easy step at 320 degrees for 10 seconds and peel back my carriers. Now we have a completed design. Perfect for any Greek, spirit or school design. Dazzle your customers with bling finishes and sparkle T-shirts. I’m Courtney Kubitza with Stahls’ TV.
Thanks for watching!

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