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28 graphics-pro.com S T A R T H E R E 2 0 2 2 When printing the different materials found in bags, it is imperative to do proper testing and ensure you have the best type of transfer for the job. (Image courtesy Howard Custom Transfers) Socks are relatively small compared to T-shirts and hoodies, so you can often fit multiple pairs at once on your press. (Images courtesy Sockprints) — the list goes on. When printing the different materials found in bags, it is imperative to do proper testing and ensure you have the best type of transfer for the job. It is also key to choose a press that allows space for the undecorated portion of the bag to hang down out of the way. For larger transfers, a swing-away design provides the space needed to properly pre- pare the bag and transfer for application. SOCKS W ho doesn't love unique, custom- printed socks?! Socks are a fun way to make a fashion statement and express yourself, so it's no wonder consumers are demanding special designs. Since socks are relatively small compared to items like T-shirts and hoodies, you can often fit multiple pairs at once on your press. is will help you crank out the volume when needed. WOOD AND METAL ITEMS You may not have known this, but you can print onto materials like wood, mar- ble, and metal with your heat press. It's especially important to get testing done for these types of substrates, and it's also important to ensure your heat press has enough clearance to evenly print on thicker items. Sheets of metal or pieces of wood can be printed on to create wall hangings, art- work, or custom plaques. is business can be high margin if you find the right niche and create a quality product. For printing on large metal, marble, or wood surfaces, we recommend a large-format machine. Are you ready to take your custom- ization business to the next level? Once you've mastered T-shirts, there is a whole world of products to move on to. " Remember, any time you are using a new substrate, we recommend going through the testing process again to ensure you have the correct heat and pressure." Image courtesy Insta Graphic Systems

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