Unique Transfer Placement on a Hoodie

With winter peeking it’s head into our lives, it’s time the hooded sweatshirts are pulled out of storage and new ones bought. I must admit, I’m a hoodie hoarder. I have bins full of them because I enjoy buying new sweatshirts with unique designs. We, as decorators, must come up with new and unique ways to attract our customers with something outside of the box. Have you thought of showing your customers different placement options for their graphics or something different to add to their same ol’ order that they do every year? Here are a few options that can create ideas and conversation between you and your customer during their next hooded sweatshirt purchase.

We’ll start with the standard full front design. We’ve all seen this one before. If you haven’t heat printed on hoodies before, it’s great idea to measure the print area to make sure you order a design that will not overlap the pocket. It’s a common mistake, especially with smaller hoodies.

Standard full front hoodie graphic placement.

Standard full front hoodie graphic placement. Easy Prints® layout QCU-1

The sleeve is an area that is common with prints. We print small logos on short sleeve t-shirts or long designs on long sleeve shirts. But on a hoodie, try a small logo or mascot on the end of the sleeve. This is not seen often however it’s a placement that attracts attention. To apply this design, we used a Print Perfect Pad in the sleeve to raise the print area above the seams of the cuff. You could also use a 6×6 or Cap Hotronix heat press for quick application.

Clip art on the sleeve of a hooded sweatshirt.

Clip art on the sleeve of a hooded sweatshirt.

This placement on the hood itself is gaining in popularity. Your customer has many options when decorating on the hood. They can choose text big or small, right-reading when the hood is up or down, or a design on just on one side of the hood. To print on the hood, we used a Hotronix® heat press with a smaller 8″x10″ interchangeable lower platen.

Text design across the hood of a sweatshirt.

Text design across the hood of a sweatshirt

 

Place a large mascot clip art on the side of a hood for a fun new graphic placement.

Place a large mascot clip art on the side of a hood for a fun new graphic placement.

 

The hoodie pocket is another area that doesnt’ get a lot of attention with graphics. Use a simple layout or a decorative design to heat apply to the pocket.

Use small designs to decorate a hoodie pocket. Easy Prints layout QAL-53

Use small designs to decorate a hoodie pocket. Easy Prints layout QAL-53

 

And finally, a unique design element can be applied to the side of the hoodie for a wrap-around effect. Thread the sweatshirt on the platen and and spin it on it’s side. This is an easy area to apply to that is often overlooked.

Wrap around side placement on a hoodie.

Wrap around side placement on a hoodie.

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