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Coastal Business Supplies Rebrand

Since 1990, Coastal Business Supplies has provided the equipment, education and guidance people need to build the customized merchandise business they want. Our supplies and support have made it easier and more enjoyable for hobbyists, entrepreneurs and established businesses to create and sell personalized products.

Twenty-eight years since our inception, we believe it’s time for a facelift to better reflect who we are and our unwavering commitment to our customers.

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Heat Transfer Vinyl 101: An Introduction to HTV

If you’re reading this post, it’s probably safe to assume you’ve recently decided to take the plunge into heat transfer vinyl decoration – or at least, you’re thinking about it. Either way, we’re excited for you! With garment customization and vinyl crafting on the rise, the potential for creative and financial opportunity in the personalization industry is huge.

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How many prints can YOU get out of your ink cartridge?

Four Ink Cartridges. CMYK

Trying to identify how many prints you can get out of a single ink cartridge or bulk ink system is a difficult and challenging task. There are definitely too many variables to just throw a number out there. So, here is an equation to help find the approximate number of prints you can get out of a cartridge.

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Heat Transfer Paper vs. Sublimation

If you are just entering the wonderful world of t-shirt making and personalized garments, you may be asking which is better – heat transfer or sublimation? Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer, but, hopefully, this blog will help you decide which is best for you.

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Coastal Launches Offering of Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl Sheets [PRESS RELEASE]

siser easyweed stretch htv heat transfer vinyl coastal business supplies

Coastal Business Supplies targets the crafting and hobbyist market by offering a selection of Siser heat transfer vinyl products in 12” sheets. Popular colors in the EasyWeed, EasyWeed Stretch and Glitter vinyl product ranges are stocked by the sheet, making efficient and convenient purchasing possible for customers with Silhouette and Cricut setups.

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Get Ready for Fall with Fashionable Tote Bags!

Fall is coming, which means the season of fashion is upon us! Garments containing witty phrases and minimalistic designs are on the rise, making it easier than ever to create custom products that mimic the high-end looks available in big-name department stores.

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5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes: Easy DIY Ideas for Busy People

Do you have your costume ready? Let's be real: daily life is demanding. When we're busy with classes or work or running a household, time has a tendency to get away from us. Because of this, sometimes the fun parts of life get put on the back-burner and we end up fumbling around Goodwill two days before Halloween, aggravated because what was supposed to be fun has now become just another stressor. But never fear - we understand the pain of balancing a million things, so we've whipped up some incredibly easy and wickedly fun last-minute DIY Halloween costumes that you can make over lunch using heat transfer vinyl!

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