Apparel decorators are stepping up their game. They're adding new and improved decorating methods to the repertoire of tried-and-true industry staples, giving distributors (and their clients) more options than ever before. Check out the four decorating techniques profiled below.
iPROMOTEu has announced Dunk Fest 2013, the annual NCAA college basketball tournament challenge exclusively for the promotional products industry. The tournament is being organized and run by iPROMOTEu. Additional support is provided by Dunk Fest 2013 sponsors DYR Design Your Recognition, Norwood & BIC Graphic USA, Promo Marketing, Promo-Cast and Velocity Screen Printing and Embroidery.
Advantage Emblem & Screen Printing has seen nearly nonstop growth since Nathan Bentley started the business at age 19.
Now, 24 years later, it's poised for another growth spurt.
The company is nearing completion of a $1.2 million expansion at its Duluth Airpark facility that promises to boost its annual sales from $8 million to $10 million.
A 12,000-square-foot addition was built last year, increasing the facility to 40,000 square feet. The last of the finishing work should be done in about two weeks.
His company offers full-service custom embroidery, emblems and screen printing, with customers around the country.
Specialty Advertising Counselors of the Delaware Valley (SACDV) has announced their officers and board of directors for 2011.
Industry veteran Tom Vann announced he has has begun the next chapter of his contract screen printing career with the launch of Tommy’s T-Shirt Factory, based in Big Rapids, Mich.
Industry headwear and jacket supplier Seattle-based Century 21 Promotions Inc., parent company of Fahrenheit Headwear, announced an alliance with Topton, Pennsylvania-based Rockland Embroidery Inc., a contract decorator catering specifically to promotional products distributors. The alliance will give Fahrenheit Headwear an increased presence in the Eastern U.S. by offering the complete line of product via Rockland Embroidery Inc.
The Irving, Texas, Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) announced the recipients of $100,000 awarded in college scholarships for 2009.
Baltimore-based supplier Towel Specialties announced it received first-place recognition in the annual Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Golden Image/Andre Schellenberg Competition. The awards were recently announced at the SGIA 2008 Convention and Exposition in Atlanta. Towel Specialties received its award in the Screen Printing on Textiles category. The submitted sample was a four-color process beach towel design for Snap-On Tools. This is the fifth time that Towel Specialties has received first-place recognition for this award in the last 10 years. “We’re very proud to be recognized by SGIA as one of the best screen printers in the industry,” commented Shawn Kanak, vice president
ONE CAN NEVER know too much about apparel printing. Consider this: Two stacks of T-shirts folded side by side on the shelves of a trendy retailer. Pricing is similar. One stack is comprised of non-descript, white tees, while the other features shirts with members of a popular band, a funny saying or an intricate design splashed across their surface. Unless the consumer is in the market for a non-descript, white tee, he or she would likely purchase one from the neighboring stack. These days, consumers are looking for garments that pop—that say something. Apparel printing plays as important a role in customer satisfaction as
Dunbrooke, Independence, Mo., recently introduced its Dunbrooke Basics line, which includes T-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies. In addition, the company now offers screenprinting services and has added five new shipping locations. “Our screen printing is the best in the industry and our prices are extremely competitive,” said COO, Matt Gray. “With our core line of Dunbrooke and the recent additions of Reebok Promotional Apparel and the Dunbrooke Basics line, we now have a complete line of apparel.” Dunbrooke has also added five shipping locations in Atlanta; Chicago; Philadelphia; Anaheim, Calif.; Dallas; and El Dorado Springs, Mo. “This is to help get our product out in a timely