Support Hurricane Relief Efforts & Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, we are selling T-shirts with designs of every Latin American country’s national flag. You can grab your own for only $20.00 and represent your country during this festive time. All proceeds will be donated to support Hurricane Maria, Irma, and Harvey relief efforts!

To order your t-shirt, simply email us at sandrat@instagraph.com or call us at 1-800-421-6971. Be sure to specify which country’s flag to feature.

These shirts are only available until October 6, 2017, so hurry and order before they run out!

#HispanicHeritageMonth #Latinamerica #Tshirts #Insta #transfers #heatpress

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Artwork Considerations for Embossed Heat Transfers

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Check out Chris Pluck’s article on Embossed Heat Transfers on Impressions Magazine.

Adding dimension to any graphic design can completely enhance the visual appearance of the graphic and make it more desirable. When preparing art that will be used with an embossed graphic, it is important to take a moment to understand how the artwork needs to be constructed in order to be able to truly capture the value that an embossed image can bring to the overall design.

If the chosen graphic image is one that has fine-line detail and high definition, then the artist needs to take this into consideration when deciding where the puff or embossed segments of the design will be incorporated, as a puff image with fine-line high definition will not show the loft effect in its best light. Also, the puffed fine-line image will not have the stretch and tensile strength to hold together because the puff line only will cover a tiny part of the fabric, which in turn will not allow for the transfer to be robust enough to withstand repeated stretch and washing procedures.

Usually the silkscreen mesh diameter is increased (lower mesh counts) to allow for a heavier deposit of the puff ink to be printed. Of course, much depends on the requirement from the artist for the height and finish of the puff. As a rule of thumb, the more puff ink that is applied to the transfer paper the higher the puffed image.
When the artist has a need to add a special effect, like a suede or leather faux finish, to the transfer graphic, the puff image is usually only a raised form or shape, as a high-loft puff image would spoil the faux effect.

The puff and embossed graphic image trend shows no sign of slowing down as it is a much used and highly sought after effect.

Chris Pluck, business development director for Insta Graphic Systems, has been in the imprinted textile industry for more than 30 years. He has a background in screen printing and offset lithography technologies, and was instrumental in establishing inventive heat-fusible printing products and print application methods.

For more info on Insta’s products, visit us at www.instagraph.com or contact us at sales@instagraph.com.

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Rock out in Vintage T-shirts made with our FastTrans III Transfer

Take a look at our “FastTrans III” transfer. Incredibly soft material and bleed-through for a worn-In, vintage effect. This transfer is perfect for graphic designs on T-shirts and Tagless labels.

Follow this link to look at our transfer options: https://www.instagraph.com/fastrans-iii-prd

#rockon #vintagetshirts #insta #guitar #transfers #heatpress #fastransIII #music #fall

 

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Insta’s Fastrans III Transfer creating multi-media prints and can hold excellent detail in large decorative graphics

NFL Kickoff Tonight!

Are you ready for the start of the new NFL season? Using our “Superflex” transfers, we were able to imprint these numbers and names to these NFL jerseys.

#superflex #NFL #Footballisback #insta #jerseys #packers #kickoff #thursdaynightfootball ​

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Earn a Gold Star For Back To School with Phat Free Transfers

Summer is over and kids are getting ready to go back to school! Check out our “Phat Free” transfer that is great for children’s wear, ages 3+.

Follow this link to take a look at our transfer options: https://www.instagraph.com/phat-free-prd

 

#backtoschool #fall #insta #kidsapparel #endofsummer #phatfree #sesamestreet

 

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Insta’s Phat Free Transfer holds exceptional detail,and also great for small logos & labels.

Happy Labor Day!

In observance of the U.S. Labor Day holiday, our offices at Insta Graphic Systems will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017. We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, September 5th. We wish everybody a happy and safe long weekend!

#laborday #holiday #backtoschool #insta #fall

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