Wearables Archive: October 2015

Smartrings Have Finger on the Pulse of Wearable Tech

Smartrings offer a smaller, personal take on wearable tech.
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The Big-Sales, High-Pressure World of Contract Decoration

Despite dealing with low margins and high pressure, a number of decorators eschew direct sales and thrive on contract work.
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Shop Shakeup: Make Changes That Stick

Seeing major changes through is harder than it looks. Our expert helps one North Carolina shop owner put his foot down.
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Dream Shop

Where can you find cutting-edge technology with an ideal shop space? Our dream scenario makes it a reality.
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Medium-Sized Shop

Medium-Sized Shop Size: 14,000 square feet This shop is set up for robust production now and future growth over the next few years. We've extended the typical medium-sized shop...
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Small Shop

Small Shop Size: 875square feet Shops this size don't offer much flexibility, which underscores the need to arrange things precisely. There is room to maneuver around the shop and yet...
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Equipment List

Productive Essential for Small Shop Flash Cure Unit It's OK to let your dryer do most of the work, but a flash exposure unit is still an essential part of your arsenal. The Riley...
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More than a Dream

Shops around the country are doing things with their equipment and facilities that would be the envy of their brethren. Here are eight examples of how these screen-printing shops differentiate them...
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Editor's Letter: Dream Come True

If you had an unlimited budget, what would you buy? (Put me down for a house on the beach and a Macallan 40-year-old scotch.) Now, if you are a screen-printing shop owner with an unlimited...
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Polka Dots Hit the Spot

Feeling drab? Try on a polka dotted … anything, really. Shirt, tie, sunglasses - doesn't matter, the pattern itself is the whole point. It identifies the wearer as someone who is probably the...
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Suit Up with a Pocket Square

Do your clients have an empty feeling in their chest (pocket)? Not to worry. The pocket square is once again filling the suit jackets, sport coats and dress shirts of fashionable men...
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Gear for the Golf Course

A great day on the links requires a bit of luck, a spot of good weather and all the right accessories. Begin with the Puma CB Polo (568256) from Driving Impressions ( asi/50864 ; circle 110 on...
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“How Do I Raise Prices Without Alienating My Customers?"

When Danny Friedman first meets a potential client, he does his best to avoid discussing price. The vice president of Northbrook, IL-based distributorship Added Incentives will sometimes mention...
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Strike it Rich with Casinos

As casinos beef up the resort side of their business, opportunities abound. It seems like every year, another state legalizes gambling and brings in a rush of casinos. There are over 1,500...
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Q&A: Steve Kanney, Target Decorated Apparel

The who, what and wear of industry experts Steve Kanney Owner of Target Decorated Apparel ( asi/90549 ). Winner of inaugural Wearables Top Decorator competition. Oversees...
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On-the-Go Tech Carry-Alls

Tech trends open the door to many product innovations, including carry-all and laptop bags. "One of the more obvious trends we see in the Consumer Electronics industry is that mobile devices...
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Touchscreen Gloves to Keep Clients Connected

Apparel is known for its billboard value . Taking the concept and applying it to a handy accessory, like a glove made specifically for touchscreen electronics, brings together style and function...
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Advances in Tech Decoration

Keeping up with mobile electronic trends requires a focus on how imprints are designed and applied. "Customizing and decorating objects are hot trends right now, regardless of the type of...
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The Latest in Tech Accessories

There's more to tech accessories than gloves and bags. "Tech accessories are hot items overall, and wearable technology is the latest trend," says Viktorya Kooistra, director of marketing &...
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Review: Pebble Time Has Charm

Pebble’s latest smartwatch is still charming, but comes with limitations.
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Tech Tidbits: Nike, Apple Offer FuelBand Refunds

The Nike+ FuelBand fitness tracker was one of the earliest entrants in the now-crowded wearable technology field, and now Nike and Apple are paying for their speed to market. The athletic and...
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Equipment Corner

Machines Next-Generation mPower iSeries printers - Anajet Anajet ( asi/16000 ; circle 82 on Free Info Card) has launched its next-generation mPower iSeries printers. The updated...
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The Ink Kitchen: Hot Topic

Advice and secrets from the screen printing know-it-alls.
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Helping in a Tragedy

It was a summer day just like any other, as devoted Texas mom Mendy Williams, husband Patrick, son Preston and two friends traveled to the local baseball diamond to enjoy the boys' All-Star...
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Screen Room

Screen room Size: 1,060 square feet Technology is rapidly changing the screen room. Computer-to-screen systems, LED exposure units and automatic screen coaters and washers have turned...
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