Come Visit Us at the 2017 SGIA EXPO!

If you are in the area, come and visit the upcoming 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans October 10-12) and be sure to hurry over to our booth, #3172 to take a look at our featured designs, like this “Imperfect World Design”. We will be also featuring our award winning heat press machine, the Insta 256. Come on down!


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Insta Mouse Pads Featured at our Booth at the SGIA Expo 2017

Using our Transpire sublimation heat transfer, we are able to apply custom designs to mouse pads. We will have samples at the SGIA EXPO this October. Come by our booth and check them out, along with our other featured transfers and heat press machines.

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Personalizing and Customizing Graphic Designs on your Caps!

Introducing one of our favorite Heat Press Machines, The Model 418! This Model makes printing on hats a breeze. Here is a quick tutorial on how to use the Insta 418, featuring our “Superflex HP” Transfer.

Note that temperature and time may vary depending on which type of transfer is being applied*

Here is a link for more information on our Superflex HP transfer:

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Make This World a Place for Peace

Today is International Peace Day! We invite you to join or organize a public or private activity related to peace. Spread the word about International Peace Day or attend an event in your community. Let’s make the world a better place!

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Artwork Considerations for Embossed Heat Transfers


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 or contact us at

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Free Shipping – Summer Sale!

Red Hot Summer Savings

Take Advantage of Our Summer Special: FREE Shipping On All Insta Machines in August!*

That’s right! Shop our machines online and get FREE shipping.

You know you’ve been waiting to purchase that Insta 418 Cap Press or upgrade to one of Insta’s automatic machines, well now is the time!  Take advantage of our free shipping offer and save.

So go ahead and shop our webstore and enter Promo Code Ship2Me today!

For more info, call or email us at:

* Offer good within the continental US only.  Expires August 31, 2017

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Why California Pro Sports Loves Insta

Thank you Kim Karsh of California Pro Sports for sharing your Insta Testimonial! California Pro Sports was our second place prize winner at last year’s Vintage Heat Press contest.

“I’ve been in business for over 32 years. I learned on Insta machines, and I teach all my employees on Insta machines. Here is a picture of our main three machines, located on our sales floor. In addition I have one we use for over flow in the back. Dependable and the best value on the market.”

Kim Karsh

California Pro Sports