It is not easy to find nice ties and I prefer to customize them alone.
To get results like you see in these photos, and much more you need:
- a vector graphic software (coreldraw, Illustrator, Inkscape)
- A vinyl cutter. I use a Roland GX-24.
- Hot transfers media
- A heat press or an iron
- ties without drawings
Step 1: Draw it
After you have installed the fonts I open CorelDRAW and I placed the aliens, spaceships, and more in the size of my tie.
Since the tie had a texture squares I decided to create the pixel graphics.
From the original (a) I created a grid (b) and I made a boolean operation to get what I wanted (c)
You can download in EPS this result.
Step 2: Cut It
I imported the graphics on the Roland CutStudio software that optimizes the cutting.
For this material the glue is on the top and therefore requires mirror cutting.
Step 3: Press it
Place the tie and graphics on the heat press. pressing for 15 seconds at 160 ° c