Part 2: Completing 2 Color Names and Numbers

Uploaded by CADCUTDirect on 06.04.2010

Now that the designs have been cut, I'm ready to weed away the excess.
I've already cut these off the machine and down to size into there separate types.
So, the trapping technique is the one we'll weed first and we'll start with the foreground
of that which is the red color.
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Then we'll move to the background.
So there's my complete foreground color.
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With the trapping technique you actually have to go inside and pick out the centers of your
background colors.
So you'll compromise a little bit of production time for the finished look and feel.
So what we're achieving with this, you'll see when we hit apply it is we're actually
getting a two color combination with a single color feel.
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So those are ready to heat apply.
Position those to the side while we work on the other two.
Now for the back of the jersey, the complete layer.
Foreground, notice how easy this material is to weed.
It's really great for name and number combinations and team uniforms, that's why it's our best
seller for that.
Foreground is complete...and the background.
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So we have both layers and we're ready to take all of these over to the heat press and
load the jersey and heat apply them.
Now we'll show you heat application of the design with the Hotronix Fusion Heat Press.
Let's start with the front of the jersey.
Load the jersey onto the press.
First thing you want to do is preheat to remove the moisture and wrinkles.
Anytime you are decorating any garment but especially polyester it's nice to preheat.
Let me grab my background design.
Now remember, the front we are going to use the trapping method so lay my background down
With ThermoFILM the main selling point....well, there's a lot of selling points, but the speed
of application is great with this particular film.
The background layer I only need to apply for one to two seconds to get it to temporarily
adhere to the garment before I can remove this backing while hot.
So then I have my design.
Now with this trapping method, it's important to take your time when lining up the second
I actually recommend cutting your design elements apart.
Because what happens when you heat press that first layer and peel the backing off, it inevitably
stretches the garment a little bit on the press.
So it makes it very difficult to come back in and line up the next color all as one piece.
So I'm going to break that apart, position my number so it lines up perfectly, then position
my name.
It will make it a lot easier and actually save you time to do it this way with the trapping
Once you have that lined up, bring the heat press back around and I'm going to press it
for the full application.
Full 8 seconds for the top layer and it's helping to fully adhere the bottom layer and
then peel the backing while hot.
And I have a completed two color design that's not going to crack, peel or fade.
Show you a close up of that in a moment but let's do the background.
Load the jersey on to get to the back.
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Once again, you want to preheat to remove the moisture and wrinkles.
Just for a few seconds.
And let's position the background design.
Now we're looking at a full layer.
So you're actually going to get two layers on the garment when you feel it.
So it's going to feel a little bit thicker, but it's going to be a little bit easier in
the application process and in the weeding process.
So it just depends on what you want.
Heat press that first color for just a couple seconds, just enough to remove the backing.
Then come back and line up the second color.
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Once you have it aligned simply heat press it down.
Full 8 seconds and remove the backing while hot.
So we have two complete layers lined up there.
And we'll give you a close up of this one as well.
So you have the trapping method which is like getting one layer on the majority of the design
adhered completely to the garment.
So it's really soft in almost all the areas...add some extra time in weeding.
And for this method it's the fastest to do, that's the complete layer method, but you
have two layers of film on the actual garment.
So regardless of what technique you choose, creating two color designs is fairly easy.
The thing to watch out for is the actual fabric that you're decorating as well.
When you're working with a stretchable fabric like we were in the video today, what happens
is when you release the Mylar off that background layer the
garment stretches slightly.
And it makes it more difficulty to line up the top layer.
You have to spend more time in that process.
But if you're decorating a stronger fabric such as t-shirts and football uniforms it's
very easy to do.
Thanks for watching this video tutorial from Stahls' CADCUT direct and best of luck creating
two color designs.