- Imprintables Warehouse Video Offers Jersey Vinyl Tips9 December 2016, 5:00 am
A new video from Imprintables Warehouse, Masontown, Pa., reviews what to consider in choosing the best heat-transfer material to apply to jerseys.
In the video, shown above, Adam Yukish identifies and discusses key variables impacting how a film will perform on the garment and production considerations that can save time and money.
Viewers also will learn about matching fabric and end-use requirements, such as transfer film adhesion and stretch, and how factoring in the number of colors to be...
- MagnaColours Releases New Discharge Bases9 December 2016, 5:00 am
United Kingdom-based water-based ink supplier MagnaColours Ltd. has released a new range of formaldehyde-free discharge bases.
In its patented concept, the company has developed a formaldehyde-free method of discharge printing, while also promoting wash durability. The range of bases creates bold, bright and beautiful discharge effects with no compromise on quality, nor does the garment need to be washed after curing. In addition to environmental benefits, it makes the printing process easier ...
- Inksoft Unveils Software Updates8 December 2016, 5:00 am
Through four weekly video releases, Inksoft, Albuquerque, N.M., has unveiled updates to its online store software that improve and streamline the way users and their clients interact with the platform.
The goal, according to the company, was to make it easier and more efficient to set up an online business and help buyers navigate the sales process. Details on the updates were released on a weekly basis via videos.
Improvements were made in four areas. The first video addressed new-store crea...
- Stahls’ Offers December Free-Freight Special8 December 2016, 5:00 am
Stahls’, Sterling Heights, Mich., is offering free ground freight on Hotronix heat presses, excluding Air models, until the end of the year.
This special is available only to customers in the contiguous United States. Other exclusions may apply. — J.L....
- Rutland Group Launches New Websites, Color Software7 December 2016, 5:00 am
Rutland Group, Pineville, N.C., launched new websites for the company and each of its brands, as well as new color-mixing software for ink customers.
The websites include a simple layout and easy-to-find product information. It also includes a product-selector tool that makes it easy for customers to get to suitable inks that can be used based on customer requirements.
A new Ink Academy area provides printers with general information on tips and techniques, a print gallery, how-to videos and o...
- Imprintables Warehouse Offers Video on Gifts for Men7 December 2016, 5:00 am
Imprintables Warehouse, Masontown, Pa., has released a new video focused on customized, non-apparel gifts for men that can be made using a vinyl cutter, heat press, and DuraCal and ORACAL films.
In the video, shown above, viewers can learn how removable wall vinyl, available in a wide variety of colors, can be used to create custom, guy-appealing graphics to fill gaps between sports seasons and to expand your gift offerings.
The video includes a demonstration of how easy it is to create and ...
- LAT Apparel Launches New Curvy Collection6 December 2016, 5:00 am
LAT Apparel, Ball Ground, Ga., recently introduced its new Curvy Collection, now available from S&S Activewear.
LAT Apparel is the first and only manufacturer to offer specifically tailored curvy apparel to the blank imprintables industry, according to the company.
Designed to highlight and flatter curves, the entire collection consists of specially engineered fabric with new Comfort Stretch. Styles feature longer lengths, custom-fit necklines and A-line cuts to enhance the female sil...
- InkSoft Offers Blog on Tiered Pricing Strategy6 December 2016, 5:00 am
A recent blog from InkSoft, Albuquerque, N.M., discusses how to maximize sales using the good-better-best pricing approach.
By offering options, you can get away from focusing on price and focus on quality, service and creativity, according to the company.
The blog offers tips on how to decide which products to offer at each tier. Additional topics include creating physical samples, being creative and offering upgrades on an á la carte basis.
To read the blog, visit inksoft.com. — L...
- The 2 Regular Guys to Present Digital Decorating Workshop5 December 2016, 5:00 am
The 2 Regular Guys recently announced their podcast will be incorporated into a hands-on workshop in spring 2017.
Aaron Montgomery and Terry Combs will bring their fun and educational podcast to a hands-on workshop called “The New World of Digital Decorating,” which will be held Feb. 24-25 at Mind’s Eye Graphics, Decatur, Ind.
The two-day event will give attendees a hands-on education in direct-to-garment printing and sublimation. The workshop, limited to 32 students, will drill into how...
- Fruit of the Loom Mourns Loss of CEO, Taps Replacement2 December 2016, 5:00 am
Rick Medlin, president and CEO of Fruit of the Loom Inc., Bowling Green, Ky., passed away of natural causes on earlier this week.
Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, addressed the Fruit of the Loom leadership team following Medlin’s unexpected passing.
“Rick lived and breathed Fruit of the Loom, and he was an inspirational leader to everyone associated with the company,” Buffett said. “He will be greatly missed. His contributions were significant and his legacy wil...
- Vapor Apparel Conquers ‘Mannequin Challenge’2 December 2016, 5:00 am
The team at Vapor Apparel, North Charleston, S.C., recently released a fun video showing the inner workings of the company.
The team wanted to get everyone in the customization spirit before the holiday rush with its rendition of the popular “mannequin challenge” that has been sweeping the nation, mostly via social media.
The sublimation apparel brand’s employees had a blast — and it only took one take.
Employees from all departments participated. As still as mannequins, they posed a...
- SPSI, Partners Support Fort Worth Ronald McDonald House1 December 2016, 5:00 am
SPSI, Maple Grove, Minn., and two other industry suppliers recently collaborated to collect more than $800 for the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, located in Fort Worth, Texas.
Proceeds were collected during the 2016 Imprinted Sportswear Shows event in Fort Worth. SPSI requested a donation when attendees got pictures taken with the Fruit of the Loom guys. Those donating $10 received a unique T-shirt with their picture on a Fruit of the Loom HD T-shirt. Pictures were printed on the Kornit S...
- Stahls’ TV Debuts Pricing Video1 December 2016, 5:00 am
In its latest in a series of educational videos, Stahls’ TV, Sterling Heights, Mich., teaches apparel decorators how to overcome price objections.
In the video, shown above, Josh Ellsworth details five sales techniques to accomplish this goal. He discusses the benefits of meeting price questions directly, preventing customers from forming objections early in the selling process.
The video, called “5 Ways to Overcome Price Objections When Selling Apparel,” stipulates that market researc...
- Fruit of the Loom Honored by Chamber of Commerce30 November 2016, 5:00 am
Fruit of the Loom, Bowling Green, Ky., recently received the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce’s Green to Gold Award at its annual Targeted Business and Industry Banquet.
The award is given to companies that — through product or process — exemplify green leadership as it pertains to the region’s goals to become a leader in the field.
Fruit of the Loom was recognized for its innovative and unique environmentally friendly initiatives. This includes completing its first year of oper...
- GSG Announces New Hire30 November 2016, 5:00 am
GSG, Dallas, has announced Laura Parr is joining its administrative team as payroll and benefits manager.
Parr was most recently director of benefits, insurance and payroll at Romacorp Inc. She has more than 20 years of experience in payroll and benefits processing.
Parr has an master’s of business administration from LeTourneau University and extensive knowledge of federal and multistage rules and regulations. She also s a member of the American Payroll Association and the Society for Human...
- GSG Unveils New Shipping Policy29 November 2016, 5:00 am
GSG, Dallas, recently instituted a shipping policy that will save customers time and money, according to the company.
The new policy calls for free UPS shipping on all Internet orders totaling more than $150. GSG also upgraded its website this past spring to include various time-saving features such as improved search functionality, shopping lists and mobile compatibility. By ordering online, customers can save time finding what they need and order at their convenience, according to the company...
- Royal Apparel Announces Personnel Promotion29 November 2016, 5:00 am
Royal Apparel, Hauppauge, N.Y., recently announced the promotion of Gisselle Aguilera to manager of the customer service and custom/private label departments.
The move reinforces the company’s policy of promoting from within, and Aguilera began her career as an intern with Royal Apparel in 2011. The company says this promotion will enhance customer satisfaction. — J.L....
- Stahls’ Offers Limited Free-Freight Special28 November 2016, 5:00 am
Stahls’, Sterling Heights, Mich., is offering a Cyber Monday deal for free ground freight on non-equipment orders of $99 or more.
The online-only, one-per-customer offer excludes distributors and is available only to customers in the continuous United States. Other exclusions may apply.
To take advantage of the deal, use promo code MONDAY16. — J.L....
- Hanes Introduces FreshIQ Technology23 November 2016, 5:00 am
Hanes, Winston-Salem, N.C., has launched FreshIQ advanced odor-protection technology across its men’s underwear, socks, T-shirts and fleece products.
FreshIQ is an antimicrobial finish that physically inhibits bacterial growth. Textiles naturally aid bacteria growth by providing nutrients, and odor is a byproduct of bacterial growth while the product is worn. The FreshIQ line of socks and underwear are offered at major retailers and directly to consumers via the company’s website. More pr...
- A&E Footprint Grows to Southeast Asia23 November 2016, 5:00 am
American & Efird (A&E), Mount Holly, N.C., has strengthened its position in Southeast Asia with the addition of a new licensee, Manila Bay Thread Corp.
The company will represent A&E in the Philippines, providing support for its global customers and local production capabilities. Founded in 1956, thread producer Manila Bay serves a variety of customers in the apparel, leather goods, and non-apparel categories. This new arrangement allows for the local manufacturing and delivery...