- Stahlsâ€™ Offers January Savings on Products, Machines, Shipping18 January 2017, 5:00 am
Stahlsâ€™, Sterling Heights, Mich., is offering a number of savings opportunities on its pre-cut products, machine packages and shipping in January.
For the entire month, customers can get 10% off pre-cut letters and numbers in all materials, styles and sizes, including boxes, team packs and kits. Also, customers can purchase a Hotronix Air FUSION or Dual Air FUSION heat press and receive $150 in free products. Those buying a Roland GS-24 vinyl cutter will receive a free cutter stand.
- Top of the World, J. America Announce Merger18 January 2017, 5:00 am
Licensed collegiate headwear supplier Top of the World LLC, Norman, Okla., and licensed and blank apparel distributor J. America Inc., Fowlerville, Mich., recently announced a merger agreement that will create a new company: Top of the World Holdings LLC.
The planned merger is scheduled to close by the end of January. The combined business will include four distribution facilities across Oklahoma and Michigan; a design center in Columbus, Ohio; a sales office in North Carolina; and a Hong Kong-...
- DecoNetwork Releases Software Update17 January 2017, 5:00 am
DecoNetwork, Sydney, Australia, recently released DecoNetwork 7.5, enabling apparel decorators to streamline their entire businesses through a single platform, according to the company.
The new software includes upgraded online designer technology, which has new color-detection capabilities that can help mitigate costly mistakes of consumers incorrectly selecting the number of colors required in a design. Consumers also get immediate feedback about their uploaded artwork, and can reduce and mer...
- InkSoft Offers Shopping-Cart Abandonment Blog17 January 2017, 5:00 am
InkSoft, Albuquerque, N.M., now offers a blog that addresses abandoned shopping carts at online stores and how you can address this phenomenon.
The blog shows how to minimize uncompleted transactions and use them to make your web store better while winning back sales in the process. Also, three key reasons that shopping carts donâ€™t make it through the checkout process are discussed. Blog readers will learn which online store design elements, such as store presentation, perceived trust an...
- Great Dane Graphics Offers Art-Training Videos13 January 2017, 5:00 am
Great Dane Graphics, Mandeville, La., recently added a library of art-training videos to its website showing how to create artwork for digital, inkjet, laser and screen printing, and vinyl cutting.
Other online videos include how to use the companyâ€™s subscription services, the customizer tool to add text to images, how to search for and download art files, and unzip files for use. In some instances, instructions are provided for Mac and PC platforms.
Videos are added regularly, and can ...
- InkSoft Expands Technical Support Team13 January 2017, 5:00 am
InkSoft, Albuquerque, N.M., recently added Maddie Hack to its â€œSuccess Squadâ€� technical support team.
Hack previously operated a family-owned business for five years, growing it from a 300-square-foot space to a 1,500-square-foot space. Despite the expansion, all work was kept in-house and she filled a variety of roles, including website management, translating designs from apparel to crystal, and customer service.
Hackâ€™s knowledge of the InkSoft platform will be critical t...
- Stahlsâ€™ TV Debuts â€œbluePrintâ€� Video Series12 January 2017, 5:00 am
Stahlsâ€™ TV, Sterling Heights, Mich., has launched an online TV series to take viewers on tours of apparel-decorating shops to examine real-world challenges owners and staff face.
Called â€œbluePrint,â€� the series is designed to educate and entertain, presenting actual apparel-decorating shops that many other businesses can identify with as they learn practical business solutions that apply in their own operations. The Stahlsâ€™ TV bluePrint team offers business tips to hel...
- One Stop Offers 16 New Enza Styles12 January 2017, 5:00 am
One Stop, Grand Rapids, Mich., has introduced 16 new exclusive styles from Enza for 2017.
The products are featured in One Stopâ€™s main apparel catalog and in Enzaâ€™s independently produced catalog. This yearâ€™s launch includes four new styles in the Game Day collection, including unisex baseball tees, varsity-inspired sweat shirts and textured melange jersey funnel neck tees. With this collection, Enza aims to focus on fan and team apparel.
â€œThe 2017 assortment from En...
- Ryonet Improves Riley500 Manual Press Series11 January 2017, 5:00 am
Ryonet Corp., Vancouver, Wash., offers a new generation of Riley Hopkinsâ€™ Riley500 manual presses featuring improvements and additions to enhance ease of use and durability in high-production settings.
The pressâ€™ CNC-constructed base now has a larger, 3-inch diameter post for more strength, and now includes a storage area. The print station assembly is lighter but still supports maximum press speeds. The Riley500 also is designed to work with the same ROQ lightweight, honeycomb al...
- The Rhinestone World to Offer Business-Development Courses at ISS10 January 2017, 5:00 am
The Rhinestone World, Bradenton, Fla., is offering a workshop and two classes â€” exclusively at the Imprinted Sportswear Shows event in Long Beach, Calif. â€” on starting and growing a business.
The workshop, called â€œStart or Expand Your Business with Rhinestones, Heat Transfer Vinyl and Vinyl Decals, will be held Jan. 19 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. An accompanying class, â€œHow to Get Started or Expand Your Business with Rhinestones, Heat Transfer Vinyl and Vinyl Decals,â€� w...
- Gildan Wins Auction for American Apparel10 January 2017, 5:00 am
Gildan Activewear Inc., Montreal, has won a bankruptcy auction for apparel manufacturer and retailer American Apparel, Los Angeles, after raising its offer to about $88 million from a previously reported $66 million, according to multiple media reports.
Gildan will not take any of American Apparel's 110 stores, but will own its brand and assume some of its manufacturing operations, including some manufacturing plants in southern California that employ about 3,500 employees, according to Reuters...
- Boxercraft Mourns Passing of VP of Sales10 January 2017, 5:00 am
Boxercraft Inc., Atlanta, recently announced the passing of Tod Rastello, vice president of sales, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Rastello passed away Dec. 3 and was 54 years old. A Methuen, Mass., native and resident of Woodstock, Ga., he joined Boxercraft as vice president of sales in 2013. His retail apparel and licensing career spanned 23 years and â€” in addition to Boxercraft â€” he worked with such brands as Pro Player, Fruit of the Loom, Team Choice, Russell Athle...
- Cap America Presents Distinguished Sales Award9 January 2017, 5:00 am
For the consecutive year, Cap America, Fredericktown, Md., presented Brooks & Brooks with its top sales award.
Brooks & Brooks represents Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and parts of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. The team is comprised of Carson, Debbie and Josh Brooks, Erin Joslin and Carla Theissen.
â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to be a part of the Cap America family,â€� says Josh Broo...
- InkSoft Offers New Web Store Management Approach9 January 2017, 5:00 am
InkSoft, Albuquerque, N.M., recently introduced a new web store management system that provides enhanced editing capabilities using a visual approach for easy, user friendly access.
The new system focuses on simplifying and streamlining store customization. The navigation bar provides fast access to the admin portal, as well as to any stores created by the user. Once a store is selected, a new editing mode lets users choose styles and settings.
Users also can choose background colors from thos...
- Report: American Apparel Drawing More Interest6 January 2017, 5:00 am
Online retailer Amazon.com Inc., Seattle; teen apparel store chain Forever 21 Inc., Los Angeles; Next Level Apparel, Gardena, Calif.; and consumer brand licensor Authentic Brands Group, New York, are all weighing offers to acquire American Apparel, Los Angeles, according to recent media reports.
American Apparelâ€™s bankruptcy auction will determine the future of the companyâ€™s manufacturing plant in California, one of the most expensive U.S. states in terms of labor costs, according...
- Transfer Express Offers Free January Webinar6 January 2017, 5:00 am
Transfer Express, Mentor, Ohio, will host a free webinar that will examine the new products, tools and services added to help garment decorators have greater success in 2017.
â€œWhatâ€™s New in 2017 to Help Your T-Shirt Business Growâ€� will be presented Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. EST. The interactive webinar will focus on finding easy and efficient ways to improve operations and boost profits for heat-printing or T-shirt businesses of all sizes, according to the company.
Key topics will ...
- MagnaColours Appoints New Managing Director5 January 2017, 5:00 am
United Kingdom-based MagnaColours has appointed Helen Parry as managing director to spearhead company growth.
Tom Abbey, the companyâ€™s existing managing director, will assume the role of executive chairman, allowing him to focus on business strategy and direction, according to the company. ]
Parry spent eight years at Vivimed (formerly James Robinson Ltd.), where she helped to exponentially grow its range of speciality dyes. More recently, she was managing director at Sawgrass Europe, a...
- Stahlsâ€™ TV Offers Vinyl Layering Video5 January 2017, 5:00 am
A new video by Stahlsâ€™ TV, Sterling Heights, Mich., shows the ins and outs of layering multiple colors and styles of heat-transfer film onto apparel.
In the video, â€œLayering Heat Transfer Vinyl: A Guide to Success,â€� (shown above) Stahlsâ€™ TV educator Josh Ellsworth covers the basics, including selecting compatible materials, achieving accurate registration and more.
Viewers also will learn what to look for in terms of transfer material composition and software capabil...
- Atkinson Consuiting Names Shop-Improvement Contest Winner4 January 2017, 5:00 am
Atkinson Consulting, Memphis, Tenn., has named Devon Brabenec and Superior Merch, Ashland, Ohio, as the winner of its 2017 Kickoff Shop Improvement Contest.
Entrants wrote a short essay outlining their shopâ€™s biggest challenge that they wanted to have immediately resolved. Brabenecâ€™s entry was chosen as the winner because it outlined a common problem that many decorated apparel shops face: finding and obtaining qualified, bigger or repeat clients.
â€œI thought that Devonâ€...
- TransferPaperExperts.com Offers Tea-Towel Decorating Video3 January 2017, 5:00 am
A new video from TransferPaperExperts.com shows how you can expand products and profits by decorating tea towels with InkTra inkjet transfer paper.
The video, shown above, demonstrates the five simple steps in personalizing white cotton towels for holidays and other occasions using InkTra® paper, a compatible desktop or wide-format printer, and a heat press or household iron.
According to the company, viewers will see firsthand how easy and inexpensive it is to customize cotton, polyester ...