Decorating shorts sleeves with custom heat transfers

The easiest way to apply a heat transfer to a sleeve is using a cap press.  The cap press allows the seam to hang under the platen making for a quick, simple application. Simply place the layer you are pressing on your platen, position the transfer (be sure it is no taller or wider than the cap platen) and press.

Watch a video showing how to apply a screen printed breast cancer ribbon transfer with a cap heat press below.

If you do not have a cap press, the application is just one added step on your t-shirt press. Put the sleeve on the platen, but to deal with the underlying seam you will need to use a print perfect pad sold through Stahls’ ID Direct (http://www.stahls.com/) or a mouse pad. Cut the pad to fit in the sleeve, large enough to be a base for your print.  Press.

Watch a video showing how to apply a screen printed breast cancer ribbon transfer with a t-shirt heat press below.

Sleeves are a great add-on, use ribbons, flags or even numbers!

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