Heat Pressing imprints a design or graphic directly onto the material, such as a jersey or t-shirt, using transfer paper and a heat press machine.This process uses the application of heat and pressure to ensure a proper transfer. The pattern is printed in sublimating ink on sublimating paper which allows the pattern to transfer.
Basically, a garment is placed in the machine and transfer paper with the design is placed face-down over the shirt. The heating unit is brought down over them for a prescribed time to print the image on the garment.
Advantages of Heat Pressing: Heat pressing can often work on More >
Screen printing (or Screenprinting) is a process in which a “screen” is made of a piece of porous, finely woven fabric called mesh stretched over a frame of aluminum or wood. Areas of the screen are blocked off with a non-permeable material to form a stencil, which is a negative of the image to be printed. The open spaces are where the ink will appear.
The screen is placed on top of the material and ink is placed on top of the screen to fill the mesh openings with ink. Using a fill bar, the mesh openings are filled with ink. More >
Hockey players are typically quite particular about their equipment. Watch a player at the hockey shop and he’ll grab a stick, bend it… tap it… inspect it. The perfect stick always makes itself known when he handles it for awhile. The perfect stick just feels right in his hands and flexes to the perfect arc.
So, we all know the Easton, Reebok, Bauer, CCM, Mission and Sherwood brands… but have you heard of Combat? Previously manufactured under the name Ballistik, Combat sticks may be new to many players. Most widely known for their exceptional baseball/softball bats and equipment, Combat has More >
Chicago Blackhawks’ Dave Bolland’s uses a crossover on Nashville Predators’ Ryan Suter before beating Anders Lindback’s five hole.Tweet
He shoots… It trickles… Called out… NO…. HE SCORES!Tweet
Friday Night: Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brad Stuart endured a brutal hit by Tom Kostopoulos of the Calgary Flames that ended with a broken jaw. Kostopoulos received two minutes for roughing, a questionable call that has been rectified through the NHL’s supplemental discipline process. Because of the ferocity of the hit and the broken jaw that resulted, the hit was reviewed over the weekend and Kostopoulos was given a six game suspension and will forfeit $29,569.92 in salary. Stuart will miss at least six to eight weeks with the injury.
Rule 48, which has already led to several suspensions this season, bans More >
In a Tuesday night USHL game against the Sioux City Musketeers, 19-year-old defenseman Andrew Prochno of the Sioux Falls Stampede fired a slap shot from the blue line that hit the goal post, shot off the iron and actually split the puck in half on impact!Tweet
Anze Kopitar lofts the puck up to the rafters, and it comes down right in front of Dustin Brown, in perfect position for him to score.Tweet
Detroit Red Wings fans groaned in unison Wednesday when star center, Pavel Datsyuk, went down hard and landed awkwardly on his right arm during the 1st period. With 12 goals and 27 assists, Datsyuk was the leading Red Wings scorer. He will be sorely missed for the next four weeks.
The Red Wings have endured numerous injuries. They are also without Mike Modano, who severed a tendon and will likely be out until just before playoffs, although a definitive date has not been determined. The 40-year-old center has scored two goals and eight points in 20 games for the Red More >
HBO is finally speaking our language with 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic… the NHL version of Hard Knocks! The show offers a behind-the-curtain look at the two longtime NHL rivals, the Penguins and the Capitals. For hard-core fans of hockey in general, the series is rapidly gaining momentum as word spreads about the show.
This is by no means an advertisement for the show or for HBO. It’s simply the excited rantings of a hockey fan wanting other hockey fans to watch a great show to keep it on the air.
The series introduces us to the key More >