August '21

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3 6 H O T G R A P H I C S R E P O R T 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M home plate. Brick is a great way to add a 3D effect to your design because it is 600 microns compared to 90 microns, which most standard HTV is. We cut the bats out of brown Siser Easy- weed to coordinate with the green-colored camouflage. For this design we did an inlay instead of layering the vinyl. At 305 F, we pressed our Siser brown HTV for a one- second tack, then we proceeded to press the Siser brick for a 10-second tack. After that, we turned the garment inside out and pressed for 20 seconds. Posi-UV Pro T-shirt (100% polyester) This tennis design was created out of fluorescent yellow Siser Easyweed and matte black Siser Easyweed. We chose this combination to spice up our design and because it resembles a physical tennis ball and racket. At 305 F, we tacked the black HTV for one second, then did our last press for 15 seconds. Rashguard T-shirt (90% polyester, 10% spandex) For this design, the words are made from Thermoflex Turbo low temp, and the bike is Siser Easy Reflective. Reflective HTV is a good idea for running and biking clothes because the vinyl has tiny glass beads em- bedded in it to make it very reflective, as you can see from the zoomed in photo. We pressed the Siser Easy Reflective at 310 F for a five-second tack, then did a quick five-second press with both HTVs. Posi-Charge Racer Mesh T-shirt (100% polyester) Mesh shirts can be really stretchy, so we used gold and red Siser Easyweed Stretch here. We adjusted our pressure for pres- sing, since stretch HTV requires more pressure. Then, we did a one-second tack The Posi-Charge Racer Mesh T-shirt is quite stretchy, which can pose challenges. Polyester can be a heat-sensitive material, like with this Peak T-shirt, so we made this design out of low- temperature HTV.

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