Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. On this week’s show, we’ll be talking heat transfer vinyl with the folks from Heat Transfer Warehouse. Thinking about adding vinyl to your product line, or wondering what will be hot in 2018? Tune in this Friday!
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Heat Transfer Vinyl and More
Terry: Can you start us off with a little background on you guys and the company. AJ, let’s start with you and then Kirk give us more about HTW.
Aaron: I’m always interested in where the industry is going and how things look from others perspectives. We get to see you guys at a lot of shows, tell us what you are hearing from customers. Is Heat Transfer a growing segment in the industry?
Terry: Someone wants to get into the business, how can you help them?
- Late cut off times and quick shipping
Aaron: What special products are you offering and what’s going to be hot for 2018?
- Glitters were huge in 2016 and 2017, but we are seeing trends going towards different sparkle/flash. More and more metallics and stretchable glitters and metallics
Terry: Beyond someone calling to place an order, how do you set yourselves apart? What services do you offer your customers to help them be successful?
- We do not actually take an order over the phone. We give the customer the ability to order easily online and they can see exactly what they are ordering.
- Competitive shipping rates.
- Custom department for rhinestones, patterns and dye sublimation.
- SUBLI-FLock 5901 https://www.heattransferwarehouse.com/subli-flock-5901 also SubliFlok 1602 https://www.heattransferwarehouse.com/subliflok-1602 Also Subli-tex which is a twill ltwill-likeal that you can sublimate onto https://www.heattransferwarehouse.com/chemica-1603-subli-tex
Aaron: What are the benefits of using Heat Transfer Vinyl as opposed to other garment decoration methods (ie-screen printing)?
- Low quantity
- Onsite printing (volleyball tournaments, running events etc)
- Glitter, High grade reflectives.
- No need for huge additional spaces for screen equipment, wash bays, development rooms
- Polyurethane films that do not crack like plastisol inks
Terry: You have several locations, where can our listeners find you?
- We service the entire US within 1-2 days
- But headquarters in Fargo ND, with locations in Cincinnati OH, Las Vegas NV and coming in 2018 we are proud to announce Jacksonville Florida
Terry: Tell us a little more about what you guys are doing in your communities. I just saw a press release where you launched a Holiday Gift Drive and have seen other things you guys do.
Kirk Anton and AJ McAleer are members of the team at Heat Transfer Warehouse; the leading wholesale supplier and distributor of heat transfer materials. They both wear lots of hats in the company and industry.
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