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!


#SGIA #design #Neworleans #2017 #imperfect #transfers #heatpress #insta #infinity



International Coffee Day!

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy coffee and that’s pretty close. Quick! Grab a cup because today is International Coffee day!

#coffee #internationalcoffeeday #morning #insta #transfers #heatpress #freshbrew #happiness #drink #early #riseandshine



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:

#cap #baseballcap #insta #heatpress #transfers #Howto #customize #personalize



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 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



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

#heatpress #transfers #insta #impressionsmagazine #artwork #highdensity #football #gridiron



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:

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


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