Last month we started a new series of video tutorials on the AnaJet YouTube Channel called Tips and Tricks. The goal of this series is to help all direct to garment printers maximize their potential. In the latest installment, AnaJetters Edsel and Deana walk you through the foil application process which drastically increases the value of printed garments and apparel.
The foil application process is a fairly simple one and at a cost of approximately $0.20 per garment, the potential added value to the end product is easily $5-$10. If you have a direct to garment printer and have not taken advantage of the foil application process, you are missing out on a very valuable product offering that can be fit in to nearly any business environment.
In the actual foil tutorial, Edsel and Deana take you step by step through the process of applying foil to a printed garment. Many of you will be surprised to know that you already have much of what it takes to apply foil to apparel. All you need is your direct to garment printer, a heat press, kraft-paper, scissors, foil and pre-treated garments to apply this form of multimedia.
Once you have the tools, make sure you have an appropriate graphic and set that graphic up with the appropriate settings, and you’re moments away from a final product. When the graphic is printed, you apply the foil to the garment before placing it under a heat press where the foil is actually placed onto the garment permanently. After the heat press does its job, you simply peel the foil off the cooled garment and you’re set!
To watch the full foil tutorial, check out the Tips and Tricks tutorial here. There you will find this latest installment of Tips and Tricks, as well as a number of other helpful videos from AnaJet.
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