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Heat Press

Advanced Sportswear is a leading provider of heat transfer services in Minnesota. We offer a wide range of heat transfer printing services, including direct to garment (DTG) printing, heat transfer vinyl (HTV) printing, and sublimation printing. We can print on a variety of garments, including tshirts, hats & hoodies.

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Heat press printing is a process of transferring a design or image to a substrate, such as a garment, using heat and pressure. The design is printed onto a transfer sheet, which is then placed on the substrate and heated with a heat press. The heat and pressure melt the ink on the transfer sheet, which then bonds to the substrate.

Heat press printing is a versatile printing technique that can be used on a variety of substrates, including garments, fabrics, and other materials. It is also a relatively cost-effective printing method, making it a popular choice for businesses and organizations that need to print large quantities of promotional items.

Our 3 Different Heat Press Styles

Vinyl Printing

Vinyl transfer films are limited to one-color printing, but the mini heat-press is the most popular choice for this method. The artwork is designed using software and sent to the plotter or vinyl cutter to cut. After cutting, any unwanted vinyl is removed from the original vinyl transfer film. The vinyl is then ready to be heated onto the fabric.

Sublimation Printing

Sublimation printing is a process that transfers images from paper to polyester materials using heat and pressure. It is ideal for quick-drying T-shirts, microfiber, dry fit, jersey, and other polyester-coated surfaces. The results are permanent, vivid images that feel soft to the touch.

Transfer Printing

Transfer printing is a versatile printing method that can be used on any type of t-shirt fabric, including cotton, polyester, and caps. It uses pigment ink and transfer paper to create high-quality prints. There are two types of light transfer paper: one for white t-shirts and one for dark t-shirts. Original transfer paper is the best option for ensuring the best print quality.

Most Popular Products We Heat Press


Comfortable and versatile garments that can be worn by people of all ages.


Stylish and functional accessories that can be worn by people of all ages.


Professional and eye-catching ways to show off your team's branding.


Comfy and stylish ways to show off your favorite designs.


Practical and protective ways to show off your favorite designs.

Tote Bags

Stylish and practical ways to carry your belongings.


Practical and durable ways to show off your favorite designs.

Phone Cases

Stylish and protective ways to show off your favorite designs.

Water Bottles

Durable and practical ways to show off your favorite designs and stay hydrated.

Real Customer Heat Press Projects

Real Customer Reviews


"Everyone was extremely helpful! Will was very helpful and created three Vikings hats for my sons and husband."
– Ashley F.


"I’m continually impressed with the communication of everyone at Advanced as well as their creativity and talent."
– Rachel R.

FAQ's About Our Heat Press Services

This process uses high heat to apply logos to garments. While there are some limitations to what fabrics we can apply to using a heat press, common fabrics like cotton and polyester work great.

Digital proofs are done for the heat press department. Due to the extreme customizations we do in this department (names and numbers) we don’t provide samples before your specific order. However, our sales team has generic samples available.

Vector art is requested, but not necessary.

Please speak to one of our sales reps for more information on fundraising.

Yes, we have a team of digitizers to help with your design.

All customized items go through a strict quality-control process before customers receive their order.

While we are able to help with quick turnarounds, 2-3 weeks is our typical turnaround time for completion of custom orders. (This is subject to change depending on the time of year and if we are in our holiday season).

With 35+ years of business, and many employees with 10+ years of experience - we have set aside time in this department in our busy seasons to work on getting quick turnarounds for your order customizations!

Please reach out to us as we have slow seasons and gaps in scheduling.

This department doesn’t have minimums! We work with orders that are 1-1,000+ pieces.

Absolutely! Our team of sales professionals can help you choose the best way to reach your custom order dreams.

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