Campus News: Create Custom Halloween Costumes

October 24, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

by Bella B., Campus Correspondent

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I have been searching the Internet looking for Halloween costume ideas for myself and came across some other great costume ideas you could make using your Hotronix® heat press.

• Napoleon Dynamite: Use a white T-shirt and heat apply red pre-cut letters. Wear with old jeans, large glasses and boots.

• Thing 1 & Thing 2: Heat Press a white circle onto a red T-shirt or onesie for a baby. After you heat apply the white circle, add black pre-cut letters and numbers. After this you will need red bottoms if you don’t already have some as well as a blue wig or blue hair coloring.

• Capes: You can create your own capes using a piece of material and heat applying a super hero logo onto it. You can also create your own logo using different colors or special effect CAD-CUT® materials.

• Bag of Money: This is a fun costume for a father and son but could also be a good couples costume. One person will dress in all black looking like a burglar while the other person dresses as a bag of money. To dress as a bag of money wear a brown dress, or brown onesie and heat press a large black dollar sign onto it. Women could heat press CAD-CUT® Gliter Flake™ Heat Transfer Material. Wear money green shirts under the dress or onesie and glue fake dollars onto your costume.

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• When life gives you lemons, make lemonade:  Wear a plain white T-shirt and heat press “Life” in your favorite font and CAD-CUT heat transfer material. Walk around with lemons and hand them out to people to see if they catch on.

• The Black-Eyed Peas: All you need is a black T-shirt and a large “P” in any white heat transfer material. Wear all black and paint one eye black.

• Mermaid Costume: With Halloween being in October and it being chilly, heat press seashells onto a long sleeve T-shirt. CAD-CUT Glitter Flake™ heat transfer material will really make the design pop.  You can complete this costume with fun, colorful jewelry and a colorful skirt either long or short.

When I was younger my siblings and I would always make our costumes instead of buying them. None of them were as creative as some of the ones I have listed, but there are plenty of fun and easy ones you can find on the Internet and create with your heat press and vinyl cutter or pre-cuts.


Magnum, P.C. (Pre-Cut)

October 23, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

This week’s pre-cut number style of the week is Magnum. Available in 3″, 4″, 6″, 8″, and 10″ sizes in a variety of CAD-CUT® heat transfer materials and standard materials, this new number font is sure to crack the case on basketball, hockey, and any other uniform you can think of.


Make Unique Wedding Gifts with Your Heat Press

October 17, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

by Bella B., Campus Correspondent

Monogramming with CAD-CUT® heat transfer materials is a great way to create personalized wedding gifts.

Recently my boyfriend’s cousin got engaged and I wanted to put my heat printing skills to the test and make the happy couple a personalized gift. I wanted to make them something that looked professionally made and of high quality. I did some research on the Internet and found these personalization ideas:

– Hand Towels: These can be fun or fancy. Use simple hand towels for in the kitchen with their last name, “Chef Smith”, or something fun like, “Kiss the Chef”. You could choose a fancier towel and heat print their monogram on it. Stahls’ Any Word. Any Way.™ would be perfect if you’re looking for a heavy-duty product for a bathroom towel.

– Pillows: There are many pillow ideas on Pinterest and other websites. You can decorate pillowcases that say “Mrs. Smith” for her pillow and “Mr. Smith” for his. You can also do a nicer pillow for their living area with “Mr. & Mrs. Smith Est. 2014” or other fun ones is their monogram in a light color with their names and their wedding date in a darker color over it.

– Getaway Basket: If the couple is going somewhere warm for their honeymoon you could personalize a basket full of things for them.

  • Towels with “Mr. Smith” and “Mrs. Smith”
  • Personalize koozies with their monogram and the date of their wedding
  • A fabric beach bag with their monogram or their last name
  • Fun couples T-shirts like  “Just Married,” “Mr. Smith” and “Mrs. Smith,” “I’m with my new wife” and “I’m with my new husband” T-shirts with arrows
  • Get some fun sunglasses and place “Mr. Smith” and “Mrs. Smith” down the sides of them or the date of their wedding. CAD-PRINTZ® full color digital decals would be perfect for this.
  • Decorate flip flops for the couple to wear when they are walking on the beach

– Blanket: Use a plush blanket or nice quilt and embroider or heat press the last name on the corner of it with their wedding date. The couple can use this blanket as a decoration or curl up in it together.

– Luggage Tags: Put their names: “Mr. Smith” and “Mrs. Smith” on luggage tags. It’s a small gift that you can add to your gift and can be used as the gift tag as well the tag on their luggage for their honeymoon.

– Aprons: If the couples likes to cook together you could personalize aprons for each of them, such as “Mr. Right” and “Mrs. Always Right”

These are only a few of the ideas that I have found, I’m sure there are plenty more out there. Not only could you do some of these ideas for a wedding but you could also make them for birthdays and other events. Stay tuned for some more heat printing ideas!

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