Leg Prints with Screen Printed Transfers
You see decorated sweatpants being worn everywhere you go but did you know you can screen print down the leg of a pant leg with just your heat press and screen printed transfers? Many new business owners getting familiar with their heat press or looking into one think they can only use their heat press for t-shirts. Let’s take a closer look at heat printing onto pant legs.
The largest concern before printing onto pants is where to position the leg design. While this is a matter of personal preference, there are a few pointers we have to lead you in the right direction.
How large does you customer want their graphic? Do they want a large leg where the design runs from the hip to the ankle? Another option is a standard size graphic that can run from the hip to knee, or the knee to ankle. Give your customer their options. A majority of leg placements will run from the hip to knee.
Now you want to apply a transfer from the hip to knee. Where do you place the transfer? A decorators rule of thumb is to start the top of the design in alignment with the inseam that connects the legs together. Just lay the pant flat on the heat press and use the inseam as your guide. As the pant lay flat on the heat press, you’ll position the transfer as close to the outside fold as possible. Although it’s not a perfect center of the side of the leg, it will look correct when worn.
These are example of a common way to decorate sweatpants. Stay tuned for a blog next week that will give you examples of different and unique placements for sweatpants.