3 Heat Transfer Hacks for Weeding & Layout Positioning

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You have actually developed the art work, reduced the vinyl, currently comes the component that can sometimes be a little difficult: weeding and effectively positioning the layout on the garment. In a short article featured in Printwear Magazine, STAHLS’ instructors, Josh Ellsworth and Zach Ellsworth, will let you know 3 Warm Transfer Hacks that will take the battle out of weeding and effectively positioning warmth transfer vinyl:

Weed plastic with a sticky service provider on a heated surface area.

Use weed boundaries around your graphics.

Mark a placement table and make use of a laser alignment device or make a positioning template.

Weed Plastic with a Sticky Carrier on a Warmed Surface

Weeding heat transfer plastic on a warmed surface area will relieve the effort it takes to eliminate excess vinyl away from a layout. There are heat printing devices available, such as a weeding panel as well as weeding table, however maybe the added tools isn’t in your budget plan. What can you do?


Hack: Use your warmth press.

Just turn on your warm press, allow it reach the wanted temperature level, then use some warm to the lower platen. Put your unweeded style on the currently heated up reduced platen, then weed your style. This will most definitely assist speed up your production.

Use Weed Borders Around Your Graphics.

What is a weed border? It’s a box placed around the outside of your layout, creating a boundary. Commonly, when you cut a style on the vinyl cutter a weed boundary is included around the whole design.

Hack: Develop smaller sized weed boundaries within the layout.

Possibly your design has small message or fine information. By adding weed boundaries to border each design aspect, you’ll speed up the weeding procedure. With these additional borders, you no longer need to pay excess focus to the little details while having to concentrate on the bigger portions of the design.

Designate a Placement Table and also Make Use Of a Laser Alignment Tool.

Since you have a couple of tricks up your sleeve for weeding, you’re ready to use the layout. This can pose another obstacle, correct Tee shirts style placement.

Hack: Utilize a table with a straight side in addition to lasers to assist with the t shirt layout positioning.

Instead of filling your garment onto your warmth press as well as “winging” the design placement, area it on a table with a straight side. Align the joints with the table’s straight edge. Use a laser alignment device to determine specific placement for your design. Create a laser line parallel to the top of the table, then make use of a second laser to develop a line perpendicular. You’ll put the center of your layout where the two lines intersect.

If you are utilizing an HTV with a sticky carrier, as soon as the style has been put you can relocate your garment right to the warmth press for application. If not, add thermal tape to stick the layout to the garment, after that head to the warm press.

Bonus Hack: Make a cardboard design template to help with positioning.

If you’re unable to purchase a Laser Positioning System, cut cardboard to the precise placement dimensions and also lay your cardboard theme on the garment to put your layout.

Definitely take a moment to download our cost-free digital book, “The Ultimate Overview To Style Size and Positioning.” You’ll locate that you will describe this overview commonly as it gives you measurements for style dimensions and also dimensions for excellent style placement. And also make sure to check out “5 Unique Layout Placements for Heat Printing.” This post offers some great details on tools and accessories that will enhance positioning.

Below’s a video that goes over these “hacks” in detail:


By including these straightforward methods right into your manufacturing procedure, you’ll be astonished at just how efficient and also accurate you’ll become.

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