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4 4 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 edge to guide you in the correct direction and can sometimes provide sample sheets of their products for testing. When adding multiple colors, layers, and even different products, it can be challeng- ing to have the final design line up perfectly. One great tip for making sure every piece of the graphic stays perfectly in place: apply a light- to medium-tack transfer mask on the underside of the fabric. During the carrier peeling step, both the transfer and the fabric can stretch and not line up exactly with the next layer, which can be frustrating. Add- ing the mask to stabilize everything before starting keeps this from happening. This is also great for times when you cannot actually layer on top of any of the products being used. If the bottom layer is compatible with oth- er products pressed on top, make it as solid as Specialty heat transfer vinyl can reinvigorate your products and keep customers coming back for more. Specialty HTVs are typically more expensive than plain solid colors. Get the most out of the material by testing out the cut quality before starting a job.

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