- Transfer Express Offers Easy Prints Marketing Kit28 March 2017, 5:00 am
The 2017 Easy Prints Marketing Kit from Transfer Express, Mentor, Ohio, contains tools to help decorators successfully run their T-shirt businesses.
Functioning as a â€œtraveling officeâ€� and â€œshowroom,â€� the kit packed full of ideas, samples and ink colors. It includes a price guide, ink-color selector and application wall chart, as well as an Easy Prints Idea Book personalized with a company name, a sample black-and-white generic idea book and a $10-off coupon. The kit al...
- Erich Campbell Joins DecoNetwork28 March 2017, 5:00 am
DecoNetwork, Sydney, recently announced that industry guru Erich Campbell has joined the company as its partner relationship manager.
In this new role, Campbell will be responsible for working with DecoNetwork partners in North America, championing the companyâ€™s educational initiatives, including webinars, blogs, videos and more.
Campbell always has had an eye toward making the decorated-apparel industry stronger, more profitable and easier to navigate, whether through digitizing, writing...
- Penn Emblem to Present New Products at ISS Atlantic City24 March 2017, 5:00 am
Penn Emblem Co., Philadelphia, will be exhibiting new products at the Imprinted Sportswear Shows (ISS) event in Atlantic City, N.J., to be held March 23-25 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Exhibiting at booth 537, the company will present a new product collection, such as embroidered, woven and sublimated patches and more. Penn Emblem also will feature products from its subsidiary company, ImprintsUSA, which supplies a variety of imprintable blanks.
Visitors also can see how to decorate a...
- SPSI to Host Open House24 March 2017, 5:00 am
SPSI, Maple Grove, Minn., will host an open house on emerging technologies in which industry experts and company sales representatives will demonstrate the latest in screen and digital printing, and embroidery technologies.
The event, to be held April 4-6 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., will include representatives from embroidery machine manufacturer ZSK, who will conduct demonstrations and answer questions that will assist business owners to find the correct model for their shops. SPSI also will unveil Sm...
- Great Dane Graphics Offers Free ISS Atlantic City Artwork Class23 March 2017, 5:00 am
Dane Clement, president of Great Dane Graphics, Mandeville, La., will present a free class titled â€œArtwork for DTG and Vinyl Cutting,â€� at the Imprinted Sportswear Shows (ISS) event in Atlantic City, N.J.
The class will be held March 24 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in room 314 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The session will discuss how production-ready files for vinyl cutting and direct-to-garment printing make setup and production easier, and how to use the companyâ€™s artwork t...
- Transfer Express Offers Adding Patterns to Clip Art Video23 March 2017, 5:00 am
A new video from Transfer Express, Mentor, Ohio, shows viewers how to spice up a design by adding a pattern to a clip art element using the EasyView Online T-Shirt Designer.
The video, shown above, shows the simple steps involved in making a basic heart graphic stand out by filling it with a chevron design. Just select the design element, click on a pattern and preview it, and then choose a preset outline and a color. â€” J.L....
- Imprintables Warehouse Offers Monogrammed Gifts Video21 March 2017, 5:00 am
A new video from Imprintables Warehouse, Masontown, Pa., focuses on using heat-pressed vinyl monograms to create personalized gifts for holidays and more.
The video, shown above, details how fast and easy it is to create a unique present with individual appeal and pizazz using basic fleece pajama pants as an example. The tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on using SPECTRA Bling glitter heat-transfer vinyl and the Imprintables Craft Press to print a warm-peel monogram in seconds.
- Stahlsâ€™ TV Offers Video on Pressing Heat-Sensitive Apparel21 March 2017, 5:00 am
A new video from Stahlsâ€™ TV, Sterling Heights, Mich., provides an introduction to soft, lightweight garments, their special properties and impact on the decorating process.
In the video, called â€œHow to Heat Press Triblends & Other Heat Sensitive Blank Apparel,â€� Stahlsâ€™ TV educator Courtney Kubitza provides an introduction to tri-blends and other heat-sensitive fabrics. Viewers will learn how blends of cotton, rayon, viscose rayon and polyester are affected ...
- BELLA+CANVAS, Gildan Help Los Angeles Homeless17 March 2017, 5:00 am
BELLA+CANVAS, Los Angeles, and Gildan Activewear, Montreal, distributed care packages on March 15 to more than 5,000 Los Angeles homeless people as part of a partnership with local charity Bundles of Hope.
The care packages, assembled by students from the Los Angeles school district, included BELLA+CANVAS T-shirts and Gildan socks, and were given to the homeless as they make their way back into traditional living.
â€œThe intent was to not only give a much-needed boost to their self-esteem,...
- Champion Launches Originals Collection at Wholesale17 March 2017, 5:00 am
Champion Athleticwear, Winston-Salem, N.C., has introduced its Originals Collection, designed with a focus on printability, to the wholesale market.
The collection redefines the intersection of life and sport with fashionable apparel ideal for both active and social occasions, according to the company. The line features 12 contemporary menâ€™s and womenâ€™s styles, all with premium materials. Its new fleece and French terry styles combine the nostalgia of crew-neck sweat shirts, hoodi...
- Lawson, CADLink Partner to Offer Film Maker16 March 2017, 5:00 am
Lawson Screen & Digital Products, St. Louis, has partnered with CADLink to offer FilmMaker v4 for screen printers.
FilmMaker v4 is compatible with inkjet printers of all sizes and is precise, user friendly and creates density-rich films for screens with fine detail or halftones, according to the company. Users can print within minutes of installation, and the advanced settings allow more customization and adjustments.
FilmMaker also lets screen printers separate files directly in the raste...
- Johnson Plastics Plus Offers Customer Rewards14 March 2017, 5:00 am
Johnson Platics Plus, Minneapolis, is offering Points Plus Rewards from Rowmark, a free, easy-to-use rewards program that offers something for everyone, according to the company.
Members earn points all purchases and can boost their points balances with personalized bonus offers.
Customers can earn points faster when shopping across a network of suppliers, including Delvieâ€™s Plastics, Direct Color Systems (DCS), Johnson Plastics Plus and Marco Awards Group. Points accumulate into a sing...
- Melco Taps New President, Managing Director14 March 2017, 5:00 am
Melco, Westminster, Colo., has announced Dale Sanders as its new president and managing director.
Sanders has a background in leadership and global business development. For nearly 30 years, he held various positions with Briggs & Stratton, most recently as vice president and general manager of its commercial Jobsite business. He has experience leading global strategic development; creating and executing sales plans and product development; and leading engineering development and design eff...
- Insta Launches Updated Website13 March 2017, 5:00 am
Insta Graphic Systems, Cerritos, Calif., recently launched a new responsive, e-commerce-enabled website featuring streamlined navigational tools and an online storefront.
The new website allows customers to navigate and find products faster and easier. It features a search tool and a "shop by category" listing for Insta heat transfers and heat presses.
"Insta realizes how important it is for our customers to be able to find the information they need on our website and we've worked hard to in...
- GSG Announces March, April Classes13 March 2017, 5:00 am
GSG, Dallas, has released the March and April schedule for its monthly GSG U educational classes.
The schedule is as follows:
Embroidery Basics, Baton Rouge, La.
Wrap Installation, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Heat-Transfer Materials, Baton Rouge
Screen-Print Basics, Oklahoma City
Brother DTG, Dallas
Screen-Print Advanced, Oklahoma City
Wrap Installation, Houston
Embroidery Basics, Houston
Heat-Transfer Materials, Houston
- MagnaColours Launches MagnaAcademy10 March 2017, 5:00 am
United Kingdom-based MagnaColours has launched a new training program, MagnaAcademy, to help screen printers develop their skills and get the best results from the companyâ€™s products.
A resource that uses online modules, MagnaAcademy is designed to encourage screen printers to explore and embrace water-based inks. The courses allow users to explore different MagnaColours products and screen-printing processes, as well as learn about color matching and quality control.
The training progr...
- Imprintables Warehouse Offers Heat Printing Pillow Video, Blog10 March 2017, 5:00 am
In a new blog and video from Imprintables Warehouse, Masontown, Pa., readers and viewers can discover how heat pillows can address a variety of heat-pressing issues and take the hassle out of difficult applications.
In the video, shown above, viewers learn how these foam pads, encased in a non-stick cover, can make heat printing faster, easier and more reliable. A primary benefit is by leveling the application surface, thus allowing uniform pressure on garments with heavy seams, buttons, zipper...
- Tomasini Takes Reins as PPAI Chair9 March 2017, 5:00 am
Mary Jo Tomasini, CEO of CE Competitive Edge LLC, Stevensville, Mich., recently took the gavel as chair of the board of directors for Promotional Products Association Intl. (PPAI), Irving, Texas, at the recent PPAI Expo.
â€œI am humbled by the privilege to serve as 2017 chair of the board for PPAI,â€� Tomasini says. â€œI truly believe in the power of this organization and in its dedication to members, and am delighted to chair and represent the great talent and expertise that is em...
- InkSoft Offers Blog Offers Advice on Cutting Costs9 March 2017, 5:00 am
A new blog from InkSoft, Albuquerque, N.M., offers suggestions on five ways to boost your shopâ€™s bottom line with more efficient spending.
In the â€œ5 Ways to Cut Costs in Your Print Shop Todayâ€� blog, pointers for using equipment and labor more cost effectively are offered, as well as tips for developing smarter buying habits and getting better insurance rates. The blog is designed to open readersâ€™ eyes to opportunities and resources for print-shop cost savings.
- S&S Activewear Expands N.J. Location7 March 2017, 5:00 am
S&S Activewear, Bolingbrook, Ill., recently leased an additional 187,000 square feet to expand its Robbinsville, N.J., location.
Upon its completion, the facility will measure more than 480,000 square feet. The expansion is slated for operation within the next few weeks.
â€œS&S now operates 1.7 million square feet across the country,â€� says Jim Shannon, president of S&S Activewear. â€œThe expansion in New Jersey is a critical step toward growing S&Sâ€™s pre...