SwellVinyl

Craft Vinyl, Heat Press Transfers & Digital Downloads

The Woodlands, Texas

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Important Information for anyone placing a physical order...click "Read More"
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*If you order and then need to order again right away (before 1st order has shipped - within 24 hours) use coupon code: PICKUP so you don't pay shipping again. Let me know in "notes to seller" that it ships with your other order. You can also use this coupon code for actual local pickup orders. I'm in The Woodlands off the Grand Parkway.

FAQ: Screenprints
The minimum order quantity (MOQ) for custom screenprints is 75 for full-color ($225) and 20 for one-color ($60) due to the setup involved. Same design/size for the MOQ. Listings are in the Custom Transfer section of my shop and they take about 8 business days to produce plus shipping time.


I'm good about getting back to messages unless it is a question that can be answered by reading the listing or reading these shop announcements. If you haven't heard back from me read the description of the listing you are inquiring about. If it's not answered there message me again. Also, look in my Custom Transfer section if you are asking about something custom (even screenprints); you might find your answer there.

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Helpful Information
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Please join my Facebook group for mockups, specials, and helpful information:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/412176909607330/

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBLIMATION TRANSFERS
Sublimation transfers are for use with a heat press; a household iron will not work. Use a Cricut Easy Press at your own risk; I do not have personal experience with them but have had reviewers say they work great. Sublimation transfers are made to work with 100% white polyester. We don’t like to wear white 100% polyester t-shirts so we make do with a lighter image or bleach a colored shirt where the transfer will go. Most t-shirt makers use tees made of at least 50% polyester (which will produce a vintage look - light transfer). I like at least 65% polyester. Cotton shirts will not work. Sublimation only adheres to polyester. The transfer will wash out of any cotton fibers but is permanently bound to the polyester fibers of the shirt. White and light grey shirts work best. Transfer will not show up on a dark shirt. Also, the printer does not print white; any white shown in the design will be the color of the shirt. The color of the transfer does not represent the final color of the image once it is exposed to heat.
**General Pressing Instructions**
Press at 385-400 degrees for 50-60 seconds with light/medium pressure. Pre-press shirt for 10 sec to remove moisture. Use a lint brush/roller to remove lint from shirt. Use blowout paper. Every heat press is different. Experimenting and practice is needed to see what works best for you. There is a learning curve to successfully applying heat transfers. If your transfer does not turn out as you hoped; the problem is with the variables (time, temp, pressure, the heat press itself or the polyester content of your substrate/shirt) The transfers themselves are made with the same printer, ink and paper that was used to make all the transfers that get 5 star reviews with pictures showing how great they turned out. There are many sublimation Facebook groups where you can research information, ask questions and learn about sublimation. I am not able to give any more instruction than I have already given here. YouTube is also a good resource. I’ve shared a tutorial video in my FB group; it’s at top of page or under Announcements and I will try to put more tips and information as time permits but I’m usually busy getting orders out and taking care of my family. If there is something in these directions that you don’t understand (e.g. blowout paper) I promise that the Facebook sublimation groups will be a great resource to learn all about these transfers.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCREENPRINT TRANSFERS

*Application Instructions*

Time: 7 Seconds
Temperature: 325 Degrees Fahrenheit
Pressure: Heavy
Peel: Hot

Do NOT use any extra covers (Teflon sheets, heat platen covers, or pillows).

*Washing Instructions*
Just wait 48-72 hours before washing. Washing inside out and avoiding fabric softeners will extend the life of the transfer.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 7, 2021

Important Information for anyone placing a physical order...click "Read More"
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*If you order and then need to order again right away (before 1st order has shipped - within 24 hours) use coupon code: PICKUP so you don't pay shipping again. Let me know in "notes to seller" that it ships with your other order. You can also use this coupon code for actual local pickup orders. I'm in The Woodlands off the Grand Parkway.

FAQ: Screenprints
The minimum order quantity (MOQ) for custom screenprints is 75 for full-color ($225) and 20 for one-color ($60) due to the setup involved. Same design/size for the MOQ. Listings are in the Custom Transfer section of my shop and they take about 8 business days to produce plus shipping time.


I'm good about getting back to messages unless it is a question that can be answered by reading the listing or reading these shop announcements. If you haven't heard back from me read the description of the listing you are inquiring about. If it's not answered there message me again. Also, look in my Custom Transfer section if you are asking about something custom (even screenprints); you might find your answer there.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Helpful Information
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Please join my Facebook group for mockups, specials, and helpful information:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/412176909607330/

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBLIMATION TRANSFERS
Sublimation transfers are for use with a heat press; a household iron will not work. Use a Cricut Easy Press at your own risk; I do not have personal experience with them but have had reviewers say they work great. Sublimation transfers are made to work with 100% white polyester. We don’t like to wear white 100% polyester t-shirts so we make do with a lighter image or bleach a colored shirt where the transfer will go. Most t-shirt makers use tees made of at least 50% polyester (which will produce a vintage look - light transfer). I like at least 65% polyester. Cotton shirts will not work. Sublimation only adheres to polyester. The transfer will wash out of any cotton fibers but is permanently bound to the polyester fibers of the shirt. White and light grey shirts work best. Transfer will not show up on a dark shirt. Also, the printer does not print white; any white shown in the design will be the color of the shirt. The color of the transfer does not represent the final color of the image once it is exposed to heat.
**General Pressing Instructions**
Press at 385-400 degrees for 50-60 seconds with light/medium pressure. Pre-press shirt for 10 sec to remove moisture. Use a lint brush/roller to remove lint from shirt. Use blowout paper. Every heat press is different. Experimenting and practice is needed to see what works best for you. There is a learning curve to successfully applying heat transfers. If your transfer does not turn out as you hoped; the problem is with the variables (time, temp, pressure, the heat press itself or the polyester content of your substrate/shirt) The transfers themselves are made with the same printer, ink and paper that was used to make all the transfers that get 5 star reviews with pictures showing how great they turned out. There are many sublimation Facebook groups where you can research information, ask questions and learn about sublimation. I am not able to give any more instruction than I have already given here. YouTube is also a good resource. I’ve shared a tutorial video in my FB group; it’s at top of page or under Announcements and I will try to put more tips and information as time permits but I’m usually busy getting orders out and taking care of my family. If there is something in these directions that you don’t understand (e.g. blowout paper) I promise that the Facebook sublimation groups will be a great resource to learn all about these transfers.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCREENPRINT TRANSFERS

*Application Instructions*

Time: 7 Seconds
Temperature: 325 Degrees Fahrenheit
Pressure: Heavy
Peel: Hot

Do NOT use any extra covers (Teflon sheets, heat platen covers, or pillows).

*Washing Instructions*
Just wait 48-72 hours before washing. Washing inside out and avoiding fabric softeners will extend the life of the transfer.

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