Here is a list of the commonly used Industry Terms. It can get kind of confusing sometimes. If there’s a term you’ve heard and you’re not sure exactly what it means, let me know and I’ll be sure to add it. I’m currently adding terms as they come up in my posts.
CAD-CUT®- Common industry term referring to a rolled good that is run through a vinyl cutter. CAD-CUT® can be heat applied to many different types of fabrics.
Syn.Heat Applied Film, Heat Applied Vinyl
Design Software – A software that helps you create any type of artwork from scratch and/or edit already created artwork. Commonly used Design Softwares include Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw and Cadworx.
Heat Applied Vinyl – Typically a rolled good, Heat Applied Vinyl is a material run through a vinyl cutter to create heat transfers.
Heat Press- A machine that is made to seal a transfer onto a substrate using accurate Time, Temperature and Pressure. Heat presses come in various models and sizes. The most common models are Swingers and Clamshells. Typical sizes are 11×15, 16×16 and 16×20. Heat presses are also made for application onto Caps and Mugs.
Syn. Heat Seal Machine, Heat Transfer Press
Mirrored – A reversed image, usually with the help of a Design Software. Mirrored images are usually used with Heat Applied Vinyls and Transfer Paper for light goods.