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Wearables News Briefs - June 2017

American Embroidery Supply offers a 3-ounce cutaway stabilizer, which comes in black or white, which will provide softness and support without stretching or bunching. For more information, click here.

Transfer Express (asi/91804) released a video showing how easy it is to add logos, numbers or sponsors on baseball uniforms with the Easy View Online Designer. The video covers the process, starting with an overview of the steps to choosing layouts and colors to placing and pressing the transfers on a garment. Check out the video by clicking here.

Dalco Athletic added a new football official uniform to its catalog that's ideal for cold weather. Equipped with 100% polyester and sizes from small to 5XL, options include referee pants with 100% coated black nylon, making them a good fit for inclement weather.

Hirsch Solutions posted a new video as part of its Brother GT3 Print More Tees series that offers a step-by-step demo of how easy full-color graphics can be printed on shoes with its quick-change platen and AccuLine camera. Check out the video by clicking here.

InkSoft has posted a blog that covers how to build an effective production strategy. Industry veteran Marshall Atkinson explores simple methods for calculating capacity and how to implement a prioritizing system. Read what he said by clicking here.

Roland DGA was named the highest “Net Promoter Score” among all major wide-format print manufacturers according to a Signet BrandStudy that polled Signs of the Times subscribers. Roland also ranked No. 1 in brand familiarity, purchase consideration, service, and value and quality.

Great Dane Graphics debuted new designs for running, biking and swimming. The collection features men and women participating in these sports, and all the artwork is royalty-free and can be used for screen printing, digital printing, signage, or transfers.

GSG will offer educational classes covering subjects such as auto screen printing, embroidery basics and heat transfer materials. The classes are part of its GSG U program, and will be held at the Houston, Austin, Dallas and Tulsa offices. A full schedule can be found by clicking here. To register, click here.

Stahls released a line of CAD-PRINTZ Digital Transfer Number Effects that will be customizable in new full color designs. Choices include 16 different fonts, fill effects, colors in 11 different heat transferable materials. To learn more, click here.

Vastex International breaks ground on its new company headquarters in Bethlehem, PA. The Allentown, PA-based company, specializing in manual screen-printing presses, is doubling the size of its building.

Vapor Apparel’s solar shirts are officially recognized as an effective UV protectant with The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation.

M&R Companies is offering a two-day course in basic screen printing at its Miami office, Sept. 22 and 23. This comes after the success of two previous courses covering similar topics, like artwork, screen making and cleaning, and store layout. For more information, click here.

SanMar Corp. has hired new leadership to its brand management team. The additions and promotions include Rhea Aslin, Rob Crowley and Nathan Brown to spearhead the product vision.

Augusta Sportswear adds over 60 products to is fall apparel line. A notable addition includes the high-performance Attain Wicking T-Shirt.

PolyOne acquires Rutland Holding Co., bringing an expansion to its specialty color portfolio. 

Hotronix is offering a free 6x10 platen with the purchase of a MAXX or Hotronix flat press in June. An added bonus includes the 6x10 platen protector, making this offer all together a $150 value. To purchase, click here.

Bella + Canvas (asi/39590) announced the launch of a YouTube channel with educational videos on screen printing, direct-to-garment printing, design, starting a business and other topics. For more information, visit here.

Roland DGA announced that ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 RIP software is available for its Texart series dye-sublimation inkjets.

The M&R Companies, a screen-printing equipment seller, announced they are providing equipment and support for the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference Championship (NLSC) in Louisville, KY, on June 19 to 23.

InkSoft has released a new blog posts by industry veteran Marshall Atkinson, on taking your business to the next level and why it’s a red-hot time to start an apparel line.

Transfer Express is offering a free webinar 2 to 3 p.m. EDT on June 8 on how to choose the best type of heat transfer for your project. Click here to register and learn about other webinars.

Hirsch Solutions announced that it has enhanced the functionality and user friendliness of the Seit Performa 500 standalone laser, by adding new laser preview and bar coding options, availabel for separate purchase. Hirsch also announced that it offers the Tajima TMAR-VC Type 2 12-head bridge-style embroidery machine.

AnaJet announced the launch of the RICOH Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 direct-to-garment printers.

Imprintables Warehouse offers a free customizable laundering guide, a value-add you can offer to customers. Download it here.

Straight Up Southern LLC, a screen-printing shop in Columbia, SC, has changed its name to Koss Creative Brands, under the leadership of Rusty Koss.

Vapor Apparel (asi/93396) is open for business in Europe with inventory and operations based in the Netherlands. The South Carolina-based supplier is debuting overseas at FESPA 2017 – a printing industry show.

Graphics One, the North American distributor of Mogk Heat Presses, announced the release of two new large-format semi-automatic heat presses. The PTP-900 Single Shuttle and PTP-1450 are both semi-automatic, industrial heat presses meant for professional year-after-year production.