Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • HappyReflective Instructions

    instructions


    Important:

    • Mirror your design before cutting
    • Always do a test cut

    Silhouette cut settings (for a new blade)

    Speed: 8
    Thickness: 8
    Blade: 2

    No two vinyls are the same even if they are of the same type. Thus cutting results may vary from colour to colour even with the same settings. That's why you always need to do a test cut – especially if the blade is a little worn. If the test cut is not correct, try adjusting the blade settings or the speed. The blade settings need to be adjusted in the software as well as on the blade itself.

    Suitable for: 100% cotton, 100% polyester, poly-cotton blends


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    1. Pre iron your garment for two to three seconds to eliminate residual moisture and creases. A plain surface is important when printing.


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    2. Now place your design on the desired part of the garment and cover it with HappyCover.

    When using the HappyPress:

    • Temperature: 150 °C
    • Time: 10 seconds
    • Pressure: medium
    • Peel off: hot

    When using a flat iron:
    A steady and solid surface is needed for printing. You might use a table covered with a towel to protect the wood from the heat. An ironing board is not suitable. You could however place a small board atop the ironing board.
    Set your iron to (**).
    Cover the design with HappyCover. If the design is smaller than your iron, firmly press with iron for 20 seconds without moving the iron. Should the design be larger than your iron, press individual areas for 10 seconds and continue to firmly iron in circles for 20 additional seconds. Pay special attention to the edges to make sure your design will stick to the garment permanently.

     


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    3. HappyReflective can be peeled hot. Immediately try to lift one corner of the carrier to see wether your design sticks. If it does not stick continue with step 4. If it sticks continue with step 5.


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    4. If your design does not stick, re-cover it with HappyCover and press/iron for another 5 seconds. Try to increase the pressure. Then try again to remove the carrier. 


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    5. Up to now everything should have worked out fine and you have created your own individual designer piece.
    For a long-lasting print let the garment rest up to two days before the first wash. The print is washable up to 40 °C.
    Pro-tip: If you turn your garment inside out before washing or ironing, the colours will remain vibrant for a long time.

  • HappyFashion Instructions

    instructions


    Important:

    • Mirror your design before cutting
    • Always do a test cut

    Silhouette cut settings (for a new blade)

    Speed: 5
    Thickness: 33
    Blade: 3

    No two vinyls are the same even if they are of the same type. Thus cutting results may vary from colour to colour even with the same settings. That's why you always need to do a test cut – especially if the blade is a little worn. If the test cut is not correct, try adjusting the blade settings or the speed. The blade settings need to be adjusted in the software as well as on the blade itself.

    Suitable for: 100% cotton, 100% polyester, poly-cotton blends


    schritt11. Pre iron your garment for two to three seconds to eliminate residual moisture and creases. A plain surface is important when printing.


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    2. Now place your design on the desired part of the garment and cover it with HappyCover.

    When using the HappyPress:

    • Temperature: 150 °C
    • Time: 10 seconds
    • Pressure: medium
    • Peel off: cold

    When using a flat iron:
    A steady and solid surface is needed for printing. You might use a table covered with a towel to protect the wood from the heat. An ironing board is not suitable. You could however place a small board atop the ironing board.
    Set your iron to (**).
    Cover the design with HappyCover. If the design is smaller than your iron, firmly press with iron for 20 seconds without moving the iron. Should the design be larger than your iron, press individual areas for 10 seconds and continue to firmly iron in circles for 20 additional seconds. Pay special attention to the edges to make sure your design will stick to the garment permanently.


    schritt33. Let your design cool off. Try to lift one corner of the carrier to see whether your design sticks. If it does not stick, continue with step 4. If it sticks, continue with step 5.


    schritt44. If your design does not stick, re-cover it with HappyCover and press/iron for another 5 seconds. Try to increase the pressure. Let your design cool off for a couple of minutes and then re-attempt to pull off the carrier.


    schritt55. Up to now everything should have worked out fine and you have created your own individual designer piece.
    For a long-lasting print let the garment rest up to two days before the first wash. The print is washable up to 40 °C.
    Pro-tip: If you turn your garment inside out before washing or ironing, the colours will remain vibrant for a long time.

  • HappyPrint Dark Instructions

    instructions


    Printer settings

    General:
    Suitable for:  
    100% cotton, 100% polyester, poly-cotton blends

    • Don't mirror design for HappyPrint Dark
    • Mirror design for HappyPrint Light

    For inkjet printers we recommend using the settings "normal paper" and "high quality".

    For laser printers/copiers we recommend using the bypass tray.

    We tested the following setting for OKI laser printers.
    Other printers may have the same or similar settings.

    Paper weight:

    • HappyPrint dark: Heavy paper (106-128g/qm)
    • Happy Print light: medium (91-105g/qm)

    Silhouette cutter settings:

    • Speed: 2
    • Thickness: 5
    • Blade: 2

    schritt11. Create your design with a computer software and print it with your inkjet or laser printer. You can also copy your design to HappyPrint Dark. 


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    2. Pre iron the garment for 2 to 3 seconds before printing to eliminate residual moisture and creases. This step is important before every printing process for optimal results regardless of which vinyl you're printing.


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    3. Place HappyPrint Dark on your garment, printed side facing down, and cover it with a non-stick cover sheet such as HappyCover NonStick.

    When using the HappyPress:

    • Laser printer: 175 °C - 185 °C
    • Inkjet printer: 185 °C - 195 °C
    • Time: 25 seconds
    • Pressure: medium to heavy
    • Peel off: cold

    When using a flat iron:
    A steady and solid surface is needed for printing. You might use a table covered with a towel to protect the wood from the heat. An ironing board is not suitable. You could however place a small board atop the ironing board.
    Set your iron to (**).
    Cover the design with HappyCover. If the design is smaller than your iron, firmly press with iron for 15 seconds without moving the iron. Wait a moment then iron again for 30 to 40 seconds.
    Should the design be larger than your iron, press individual areas for 10 to 15 seconds and continue to firmly iron in circles for 30 to 40 additional seconds. Pay special attention to the edges to make sure your design will stick to the garment permanently.


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    4. Let your design cool off for 10 to 20 seconds before removing the cover sheet and slowly peeling off the carrier.


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    5. If your design does not stick completely cover it again with HappyCover and press/iron once again with more pressure (while keeping the other settings).


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    6. So far everything should have worked out and you have created your own individual designer piece. For a long-lasting print let the garment rest up to two days before the first wash. The print is washable up to 40 °C.
    Pro-tip: If you turn your garment inside out before washing or ironing, the colours will remain vibrant for a long time.

  • HappyFlex Instructions

    instructions


    Important:

    • Mirror your design before cutting
    • Always do a test cut

    Silhouette cut settings (for a new blade)

    Speed: 8
    Thickness: 8
    Blade: 2

    No two vinyls are the same even if they are of the same type. Thus cutting results may vary from colour to colour even with the same settings. That's why you always need to do a test cut – especially if the blade is a little worn. If the test cut is not correct, try adjusting the blade settings or the speed. The blade settings need to be adjusted in the software as well as on the blade itself.

    Suitable for: 100% cotton, 100% polyester, poly-cotton blends

    schritt11. Pre iron your garment for two to three seconds to eliminate residual moisture and creases. A plain surface is important when printing.


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    2. Now place your design on the desired part of the garment and cover it with HappyCover.

    When using the HappyPress:

    • Temperature: 150 °C
    • Time: 5 to 10 seconds
    • Pressure: medium
    • Peel off: hot

    When using a flat iron:
    A steady and solid surface is needed for printing. You might use a table covered with a towel to protect the wood from the heat. An ironing board is not suitable. You could however place a small board atop the ironing board.
    Set your iron to (**).
    Cover the design with HappyCover. If the design is smaller than your iron, firmly press with iron for 20 seconds without moving the iron. Should the design be larger than your iron, press individual areas for 10 seconds and continue to firmly iron in circles for 20 additional seconds. Pay special attention to the edges to make sure your design will stick to the garment permanently.


    schritt33. HappyFlex can be peeled hot. Immediately try to lift one corner of the carrier to see wether your design sticks. If it does not stick continue with step 4. If it sticks continue with step 5.


    schritt44. If your design does not stick, re-cover it with HappyCover and press/iron for another 5 seconds. Try to increase the pressure. Then try again to remove the carrier. 


    schritt55. Up to now everything should have worked out fine and you have created your own individual designer piece.
    For a long-lasting print let the garment rest up to two days before the first wash. The print is washable up to 40 °C.
    Pro-tip: If you turn your garment inside out before washing or ironing, the colours will remain vibrant for a long time.

  • HappyGlitter Instructions

    instructions


    Important:

    • Mirror your design before cutting
    • Always do a test cut

    Silhouette cut settings (for a new blade)

    Speed: 5
    Thickness: 33
    Blade: 3

    No two vinyls are the same even if they are of the same type. Thus cutting results may vary from colour to colour even with the same settings. That's why you always need to do a test cut – especially if the blade is a little worn. If the test cut is not correct, try adjusting the blade settings or the speed. The blade settings need to be adjusted in the software as well as on the blade itself.


    schritt11. Pre iron your garment for two to three seconds to eliminate residual moisture and creases. A plain surface is important when printing. 


    schritt2

    2. Now place your design on the desired part of the garment and cover it with HappyCover.

    When using the HappyPress:

    • Temperature: 150 °C
    • Time: 10 seconds
    • Pressure: medium
    • Peel off: hot

    When using a flat iron:
    A steady and solid surface is needed for printing. You might use a table covered with a towel to protect the wood from the heat. An ironing board is not suitable. You could however place a small board atop the ironing board.
    Set your iron to (**).
    Cover the design with HappyCover. If the design is smaller than your iron, firmly press with iron for 20 seconds without moving the iron. Should the design be larger than your iron, press individual areas for 10 seconds and continue to firmly iron in circles for 20 additional seconds. Pay special attention to the edges to make sure your design will stick to the garment permanently.


    schritt3 3. HappyGlitter can be peeled hot. Immediately try to lift one corner of the carrier to see wether your design sticks. If it does not stick continue with step 4. If it sticks continue with step 5.


    schritt4 4. If your design does not stick, re-cover it with HappyCover and press/iron for another 5 seconds. Try to increase the pressure. Then try again to remove the carrier. 


    schritt55. Up to now everything should have worked out fine and you have created your own individual designer piece.
    For a long-lasting print let the garment rest up to two days before the first wash. The print is washable up to 40 °C.
    Pro-tip: If you turn your garment inside out before washing or ironing, the colours will remain vibrant for a long time.


  • HappyPrint Light Instructions

    instructions


    Important:

    • Mirror your design before printing

    Printer settings

    General:
    Suitable for:  
    100% cotton, 100% polyester, poly-cotton blends

    • Don't mirror design for HappyPrint Dark
    • Mirror design for HappyPrint Light

    For inkjet printers we recommend using the settings "normal paper" and "high quality".

    For laser printers/copiers we recommend using the bypass tray.

    We tested the following setting for OKI laser printers.
    Other printers may have the same or similar settings.

    Paper weight:

    • HappyPrint dark: Heavy paper (106-128g/qm)
    • Happy Print light: medium (91-105g/qm)

    Silhouette cutter settings:

    • Speed: 3
    • Thickness: 2
    • Blade: 2

      schritt11. Create your design with a computer software and print it with your inkjet or laser printer. You can also copy your design to HappyPrint Light.
      It is important that your design is mirrored for printing.


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      2. Pre iron the garment for 2 to 3 seconds before printing to eliminate residual moisture and creases. This step is important before every printing process for optimal results regardless of which vinyl you're printing.


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      3. Place HappyPrint Light on your garment, printed side facing down, and cover it with a non-stick cover sheet such as HappyCover NonStick.

      When using the HappyPress:

      • Laser printer: 175 °C - 185 °C
      • Inkjet printer: 185 °C - 195 °C
      • Time: 25 seconds
      • Pressure: medium to heavy
      • Peel off: cold

      When using a flat iron:
      A steady and solid surface is needed for printing. You might use a table covered with a towel to protect the wood from the heat. An ironing board is not suitable. You could however place a small board atop the ironing board.
      Set your iron to (**).
      Cover the design with HappyCover. If the design is smaller than your iron, firmly press with iron for 15 seconds without moving the iron. Wait a moment then iron again for 30 to 40 seconds.
      Should the design be larger than your iron, press individual areas for 10 to 15 seconds and continue to firmly iron in circles for 30 to 40 additional seconds. Pay special attention to the edges to make sure your design will stick to the garment permanently.


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      4. Let your design cool off for 10 to 20 seconds before removing the cover sheet and slowly peeling off the carrier.Alle Beiträge


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      5. If your design does not stick completely cover it again with HappyCover and press/iron once again with more pressure (while keeping the other settings).


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      6. So far everything should have worked out and you have created your own individual designer piece.
       For a long-lasting print let the garment rest up to two days before the first wash. The print is washable up to 40 °C.
      Pro-tip: If you turn your garment inside out before washing or ironing, the colours will remain vibrant for a long time.

  • HappyFlock - Instructions

    instructions


    Important:

    • Mirror your design before cutting
    • Always do a test cut

    Silhouette cut settings (for a new blade)

    Speed: 5
    Thickness: 33
    Blade: 3

    No two vinyls are the same even if they are of the same type. Thus cutting results may vary from colour to colour even with the same settings. That's why you always need to do a test cut – especially if the blade is a little worn. If the test cut is not correct, try adjusting the blade settings or the speed. The blade settings need to be adjusted in the software as well as on the blade itself.


    schritt1 1. Pre iron your garment for two to three seconds to eliminate residual moisture and creases. A plain surface is important when printing. 


    schritt2 2. Now place your design on the desired part of the garment and cover it with HappyCover.

    When using the HappyPress:

    • Temperature: 165 °C
    • Time: 15 seconds
    • Pressure: medium
    • Peel off: cold

    When using a flat iron:
    A steady and solid surface is needed for printing. You might use a table covered with a towel to protect the wood from the heat. An ironing board is not suitable. You could however place a small board atop the ironing board.
    Set your iron to (**).
    Cover the design with HappyCover. If the design is smaller than your iron, firmly press with iron for 20 seconds without moving the iron. Should the design be larger than your iron, press individual areas for 10 seconds and continue to firmly iron in circles for 20 additional seconds. Pay special attention to the edges to make sure your design will stick to the garment permanently.


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    3. Let your design cool off. Try to lift one corner of the carrier to see whether your design sticks. If it does not stick, continue with step 4. If it sticks, continue with step 5.


    schritt4 4. If your design does not stick, re-cover it with HappyCover and press/iron for another 5 seconds. Try to increase the pressure. Let your design cool off for a couple of minutes and then re-attempt to pull off the carrier.


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    5. Up to now everything should have worked out fine and you have created your own individual designer piece.
    For a long-lasting print let the garment rest up to two days before the first wash. The print is washable up to 60 °C.
    Pro-tip: If you turn your garment inside out before washing or ironing, the colours will remain vibrant for a long time.


  • Overview: Printing Instructions

    instructions


    No textile vinyl is like the other. Every vinyl has got its unique traits. That's why we've gathered the instructions for all HappyFabric vinyls.

    HappyFabric Printing Instructions

    Flock and Flex Vinyls

    HappyFlex

    HappyFlex Clear

    HappyFlex Chameleon

    HappyFlex Silk

    HappyFlex Stretch

    HappyFlex SubliBlock

    HappyFlock

    HappyGlitter

    HappyFashion

     


    Multicolour Cutting and Printing with HappyFlex

  • Instructions, Tips & Tricks

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    Create your very own Leopard Print.

    Includes a free leopard print download.


    How to personalise a drawstring bag

    Perfect for back to school.

    Personalise your own bag

     

     

     

  • Overview Tips 'n' Tricks

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    Here we've gathered some useful and helpful tips and tricks for designing your textile.
     

    Getting Started with Textile Printing

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    You want to create great, individual t-shirts? Give that little something to your bags and cushions? Create cute outfits for your kids?
    Being the designer of your own clothes is easier than you might think. And the best thing about it: You got almost everything you need right at home!
    Read on

     

    Add Materials in Silhouette Studio

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    If you want to cut a textile vinyl you will soon note that there are no presets for most vinyls. That's why we want to show you how to add materials in the Silhouette Studio software so can quickly choose them the next time.
    Read on

     

    Silhouette Plotter: Cutting with or without Cutting Mat

    Silhouette Plotter: Mit oder ohne Schneidematte schneiden?
    When you get to know your Silhouette cutter you will soon note that it has two functions: cutting with or without a cutting mat. In this post we will explain the difference between the two methods and which es better suited for our textile vinyls.
    Read on

     

    Silhouette Plotter – Portrait vs. Cameo 2

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    As soon as you know that you want a cutter you will need to decide which cutter is right for you. We've created a table to give you an overview over the most important points of the two Silhouette cutters Portrait and Cameo. This might make the decision easier.
    Read on

    Where to Place Designs

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    Front, sleeve, back? The most beautiful design is useless if you can't really place it on your shirt. Here we show you some example of where to place your design so they look really good! For caps, bags and other stuff as well!
    Read on

     

    Mark the Middle of a Bag

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    Place a design in the middle of a bag, like a shopping bag?
    No problem with our instructions!
    Read on

     

    Mark the Middle of a Sleeve

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    We help you find the middle of the sleeve of a t-shirt, polo or other textiles with these instructions.
    Read on

     

    Placing Designs with Guidelines

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    In this post we will tell you our little secret of how we place our designs perfectly.
    Tip: It's guidelines ;)
    Read on

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