If you’ve been around heat presses for any great length of time, many of these blogs will be familiar to you. The blogs featured here are excellent for anyone in the heat press biz or for those who have simply caught the heat press bug!
You might guess simply by looking at the name that this guy knows what he’s talking about. Of course, this is Ted Stahl of Stahls’ Heat Presses – responsible for the Hotronix range of heat presses.
The blog’s theme/design is a little dated and sometimes difficult to navigate, but it is nevertheless a wealth of information on the subject of printing t-shirts, heat presses, vinyl cutters, CAD-CUT materials and much more.
There are regular posts, how-to videos, articles, industry information, Stahls’ heat press troubleshooting and the opportunity to interact with the myth, the man, the legend, Ted Stahl himself.
Enjoy what’s on offer but keep in mind this is a manufacturer’s blog so they’ll only be promoting their gear.
If you are new to the sport, cutting machines are used for cutting vinyl for pressing with heat presses (but can also be used for many different crafts!). These machines score designs (lettering or images) into the vinyl from which you pull away any excess for the press.
While this blog’s emphasis is on use of the Silhouette machine, the hints and tips can be used with most cutting machines.
There are video tutorials, fonts and designs, books, and a shop. It is a fun site full of value which you ought to check out!
#3 Siser Blog
Siser are well known as the makers of Siser Easyweed Vinyl. They also have an excellent blog that they add to each week.
It is where they introduce new products that they are putting out, but also a place for project ideas. For example, how to decorate an apron.
Similar to previously featured blogs, this one contains heat press information, tips, how-to’s, videos, project ideas and, as always, a whole lot more.
They post once a week with their latest post at the top of their home page. This makes it mildly difficult to search for specific posts as you just scroll down through the feed, but if you’re just there for a visit you’ll enjoy reading the latest.