- Enter the 2017 Impressions Awards20 July 2017, 5:00 am
Apparel decorators, hereâ€™s your chance to have your work displayed and judged in the industryâ€™s most prestigious competition: the 2017 Impressions Awards.
Decorators of all sizes and experience levels are invited to submit their work. The 39th annual contest will be judged at the Fort Worth Imprinted Sportswear Shows (ISS) event, which will be held Sept. 22-24, and winners will be announced Sept. 24.
All winners will be featured in the January 2018 issue of Impressions, online in t...
- Virus USA Debuts WOW Inks20 July 2017, 5:00 am
Water-based inks with "WOW" technology from Virus USA, Miami, represent innovation in eco-sustainable textile printing, now available with ready-to-use, wet-on-wet inks.
These inks donâ€™t need a flash unit, and help lower costs and increase productivity, according to the company. Virusâ€™ focus is offering tools that enable printers to simplify printing processes and enhance performance.
The inks present a new opportunity for screen printers to use smaller and less-expensive equipment...
- Chromaline Emulsion Now Fights Humidity19 July 2017, 5:00 am
IKONICS Corp., Duluth, Minn., recently announced its Chromaline division's ChromaLime phopolymer emulsion has been improved.
ChromaLime has been refined to fight humidity and ensures positives don't stick to screens during exposure.
ChromaLime is optimized to work with UV LED exposure systems, and lime color promotes thorough exposure and easy registration, while resolution and definition has improved, according to the company. â€” J.L.
- Nazdar President to Retire, Replacement Named19 July 2017, 5:00 am
Nazdar, Shawnee, Kan., parent company of Nazdar Ink Technologies, Nazdar SourceOne and Nazdar Consulting, has announced President Mike Fox will retire, effective at the end of 2017.
Richard Bowles will be promoted to company president, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
Fox joined Nazdar as president in 1991. He has led the company through international expansion, technological disruption, strategic acquisitions and growth in varied economies.
Bowles joined the company in 2002 as vice president of marketin...
- TSC Apparel Announces Ei-Lo Contest Winners18 July 2017, 5:00 am
TSC Apparel, Cincinnati, has announced the winners of its "Ei-Lo for a Year" contest.
The 12 winning customers, who already have been notified they have won, will receive a year's supply of the Ei-Lo style 3600 â€” including one case (72 shirts) a month for 12 consecutive months.
â€œWeâ€™re excited to give our customers the chance to showcase this brand, driving awareness of the Ei-Lo product line available exclusively at TSC,â€� says Ashley Anderson, marketing manager, TSC Ap...
- One Stop Hires Advisor18 July 2017, 5:00 am
One Stop, Grand Rapids, Mich., recently hired Dave Hornbrook as its new sales and technical advisor for the decorations supplies it distributes.
The company distributes a full line of ink, threads and other supplies for screen printing, embroidery, heat-transfer and sublimation decoration, along with wholesale blanks. In his role, Hornbrook will develop the business, build customer relations and provide immediate technical support as needed. He also will play a role in trade shows and product-li...
- Nazdar SourceOne Now Offers Epson F2000 Series17 July 2017, 5:00 am
Nazdar SourceOne, Shawnee, Kan., has added the Epson Sure Color F2000 series of direct-to-garment (DTG) printers to its line of printing-equipment solutions.
The Epson Sure Color F2000 series offers the ability to print vibrant, full-color designs in one step. Every aspect of these printers, from the printer mechanism to the ink-delivery system, was built to deliver industrial-level production speeds, image quality and reliability, which is redefining DTG imaging, according to the company.
- InkSoft Adds Graphics To Design Studio13 July 2017, 5:00 am
InkSoft, Albuquerque, N.M., recently added 1,118 vector graphics to its Design Studio software.
Added to give users a wider selection to help expand their creative capabilities and customer-design offerings, the new clip art images include more mascots, sports clip art, western-style graphics, and business and service designs. New mascots include eagles, rams, huskies and panthers, each in four unique styles in black and white and color.
The recently added offerings, which bring the Design Studi...
- One Stop to Remodel Corporate Office13 July 2017, 5:00 am
One Stop, Grand Rapids, Mich., has announced it is remodeling its corporate office to accommodate a growing IT Team.
With internet sales increasing monthly, One Stop decided to increase the IT team's space and reduce the customer-service call center's floor space, according to the company.
The remodel will allow One Stop to house a larger IT department that includes web developers and programmers. This will improve the customer ordering and information-gathering experience, while also expanding ...
- Hotronix Offers July Platen Special11 July 2017, 5:00 am
Hotronix, Carmichaels, Pa., is offering a special for July in which customers who purchase a MAXX or Hotronix flat press will receive a free 7-inch round platen.
This bonus offer, which includes a matching platen protector, is valued at $150.
The round platen is ideal for duffle bags and shoulder numbers on football jerseys, according to the company. Using a smaller platen allows the user to drop buttons, zippers and seams off the press to create a smooth surface to ensure successful heat applic...
- Sawgrass to Relocate Offices11 July 2017, 5:00 am
Sawgrass Inc., Charleston, S.C., recently announced plans to consolidate and relocate its Mount Pleasant business and manufacturing offices to a new, state-of-the-art location that can better accommodate its continued growth.
"We are looking forward to bringing all of our Charleston employees into a new facility that will [allow] Sawgrass to further enhance our operational efficiencies and expand our footprint for growth," says Darcy Maruo, president of Sawgrass. "Sawgrass has undergone marked e...
- ColDesi, Pantograms Announce Merger10 July 2017, 5:00 am
ColDesi Inc. and Pantograms, both based in Tampa, Fla., recently announced they will merge their organizations.
ColDesi was started to service the commercial embroidery market more than 19 years ago by Scott Colman and has expanded into providing machinery for direct-to-garment (DTG) printing and commercial rhinestones.
Since itâ€™s inception, ColDesi also has established online training, advanced technical support and service, and brought several more new products to the market.
- Equipment Zone Receives Epson Award7 July 2017, 5:00 am
Equipment Zone, Franklin Lakes, N.J., has been named by Epson as its ProFocus Premiere Elite Reseller for the Epson SureColor F2000 Printer.
Equipment Zone is the No. 1 reseller of the Epson F2000 direct-to-garment (DTG) printer in the United States, and was one of the original dealers invited by Epson to introduce the F2000 printer three years ago.
Tom French, Director of North America Sales for Epson said, â€œThis top honor is reserved for exceptional resellers who have demonstrated a comm...
- SanMar Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition7 July 2017, 5:00 am
SanMar Corp., Issaquah, Wash., has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) with the goal of further driving environmental and social responsibility throughout the company's global supply chain.
SanMar joins more than 195 global brands, retailers and manufacturers as part of the SAC, as well as government, non-profit environmental organizations and academic institutions.
"The goals of the SAC align closely with our SanMar Family Values and our commitment to ethically and responsibly s...
- Stahlsâ€™ TV Offers Reflective Transfers Video3 July 2017, 5:00 am
Stahlsâ€™ TV, Sterling Heights, Mich., offers an archived video showcasing the varied markets and applications for apparel and accessories decorated with reflective media.
In â€œBe Safe, Be Seen,â€� an archived video of a recent Stahlsâ€™ TV Morning Show, viewers learn about different types of reflective heat-transfer materials and how they can be used for primary graphics and accents on work/safety wearables such as uniforms, vests and backpacks for construction crews, firefi...
- DecoNetwork CEO Resigns30 June 2017, 5:00 am
Neil Pentland, CEO of Australia-based DecoNetwork, was arrested June 27 and charged with the murder of his former business partner, Philip Carlyle, 20 years ago.
Pentland has resigned his position with the company. DecoNetwork chairman David Merson released the following statement:
â€œOn Tuesday, June 27, Neil Pentland, the CEO of DecoNetwork, was arrested and charged for a murder which occurred 20 years ago, prior to the foundation of DecoNetwork.
Mr. Pentland maintains his innocence of any...
- Atlas Screen Supply to Participate in WOW Days29 June 2017, 5:00 am
Atlas Screen Supply, Schiller Park, Ill., recently announced it is taking part in an upcoming event, Virus Ink WOW Days, that is designed to assist screen printers of all experience levels.
WOW Days, to be held July 12-14 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at M&Râ€™s Roselle, Ill., headquarters, is designed to introduce screen printers to Virus Inksâ€™ new wet-on-wet product line using WOW technology. After the event, Atlas Screen Supply will continue educating screen printers through its water...
- Stahlsâ€™ TV Offers Free July Webinars28 June 2017, 5:00 am
Stahlsâ€™ TV, Sterling Heights, Mich., offers a webinar lineup in July geared toward helping decorated-apparel shop owners make more money and better their businesses.
Whether just starting or continuing to build a business, resources are available at stahlstv.com to help, including live webinars, videos and archived educational sessions that cover a wide range of topics, from how-to, marketing and business basics to advanced techniques and new technology.
A blog and weekly Monday morning S...
- The Rhinestone World Offers August, December Training27 June 2017, 5:00 am
The Rhinestone World, Bradenton, Fla., recently announced in-house training at its warehouse will take place Aug. 30-Sept. 1 and Dec. 7-9.
The three-day training is designed to educate business owners entering or expanding in the custom apparel and vinyl-decal industries. Attendees can select from several classes in production, software, business-building and marketing techniques.
To better serve business owners, attendees can now select their own learning paths, according to the company. Based ...
- Ryonetâ€™s Ryan Moor Pens New Book27 June 2017, 5:00 am
â€œMade To Make It: A Guide to Screen Printing Successâ€� is a new book released by Ryonet founder Ryan Moor.
Geared toward educating screen printers about the art as it relates to business, it is intended to teach decorators how to build a business around screen printing. It was written for screen printers, but is relevant to any small-business owner in the decorated-apparel space, says Moor.
In an exclusive to Impressions, following is a question-and-answer session with Moor and excer...