Top Off Caps With Heat-Printing Tips

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The experts at Hotronix highlight the ease of decorating a cap via heat printing. By using a heat press, designs can be applied to the front, back, brim or side of a cap. The key is to use the right size platen for the cap you’re heat printing. These will vary slightly depending on the style of cap. Equally important is making sure the platen is compatible with the heat press.

A low-profile cap, such as a visor, has a print area that is approximately 2 ¾” x 6 ½”. Caps with a low crown are 3” x 5 ¾”, while full-front crown style caps are slightly larger measuring 4” x 6 ½”. Foam-front caps have the largest print area at 4” x 8 ¾”.

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