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Wearables News Briefs - July 2017

AnaJet has launched a new line of CMYK ink compatible with the RICOH Ri 3000/Ri 6000 and AnaJet mPower direct-to-garment printers. 

SanMar (asi/84863) has released its newest full-line collection: the 2018 Apparel, Bags and Caps catalog. As part of this launch, SanMar will be offering more than 100 new styles to the market.

Penn Emblem celebrates Barbara O’Brien’s 30 years of service. Hired in 1986, she is now a senior executive administrative assistant. To read more about her journey, click here.

Imprintables Warehouse has a new tutorial video on creating patriotic prints. The video shows how to add color and fun elements to apparel using only a vinyl cutter and heat press. Watch it here.

Roland DG is sponsoring FAB13, a conference for more than 1,000 Fab Labs around the world, in Santiago, Chile. Fab Labs were created by the Center for Bits and Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and lets innovators come together to make their ideas into realities. This is the fifth year that Roland DG is sponsoring. To learn more, click here.

InkSoft released an article focused on how repetition is the key to learning skills. Using these techniques can set a store up for success. Learn how it’s done here.

Vastex International introduces a multi-purpose LittleRed X3-D infrared dryer that can cure direct-to-garment printed textiles, plastisol, water-based and discharge-printed garments at higher rates than conventional dryer designs.

M&R will hold a two-day course in basic screen printing Sept. 29-30 at its Miami branch. For information on the course, click here.

Printavo launched its first iPhone app, allowing shop owners to access orders from their phone, schedule and make approvals, and more.

Stahls’ (asi/88984) premieres a new video that shows how to use its CAD-CUT templates and online designer. Watch the video here.

Transfer Express (asi/91804) offers a new video that educates viewers about inverting colors. It outlines how to make clip art that was designed for a light background look good on a dark background. Watch the video here. The company also announces a new puff screen-printed transfer. Click here to check it out. 

Hotronix is offering a free 7-inch round platen and matching platen protector in July with the purchase of a MAXX® or Hotronix® flat press. Click here for more information or to order.

Gildan (asi/56842) has released its 2016 corporate, social and environmental responsibility report. To read, click here.

Hirsch Solutions remembers the life of a long-time sales rep, Edgar Morales, who passed away June 9. He had worked for Hirsch since 2003, serving the Los Angeles area.

InkSoft posted a new blog, "Listening for New Opportunities," by industry veteran, Marshall Atkinson. Atkinson discusses 12 ways to listen to customer feedback to gain valuable insight and direction. Read it here.

Cintas (asi/162167) is opening a new laundry and maintenance facility in Greenville, WI. The company has announced that 140 employees will work at the new facility: 60 of them new and 80 of them coming from the current Cintas facility in Greenville.

Ennis (asi/52493) announced its recently acquired Independent Printing Company Inc. was honored at FSEA’s (Foil & Specialty Effects Association) 24th Annual Gold Leaf Awards. Judged on design, execution and level of difficulty, Independent won the Gold Award in the best use of foil and embossing category.

Storm Creek (asi/89879) has announced that effective immediately, its full line of apparel is solely available directly from Storm Creek. The company has repurchased all Storm Creek inventory from River’s End Trading Company (asi/82588).

Augusta Sportswear (asi/37461) has introduced its new Shadow Tonal Heather Collection for the fall. Check out the full Shadow line – plus the more than 700 products available from Augusta this fall – at www.augustasportswear.com.

InkSoft hired Matthew Allen, Barbara Broadnax, Ashley Hendrickson, Jesika Masters and Sean McDaniel. Learn about the new crew by clicking here.

Great Dane Graphics is offering royalty-free Halloween designs from both traditional to non-traditional graphics through its subscription packages.

Vantage Apparel added two new sales representatives to its team. Michelle Sherwin will be the regional sales representative for Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, while Allison Marconi will be the regional sales representative for New York and northern New Jersey. 

Imprintables Warehouse is now offering a new patriotic SPECTRA® pattern 20-inch heat transfer vinyl to celebrate the Fourth of July. It's sold in 1-, 5- and 10-yard roll lengths.

Stahls’ TV is offering free webinars aimed at helping decorators make more money and do better business. For a list of the upcoming webinars, click here.

Hirsch Solutions has a new video about printing caps with the GT-381 GTD printer, a Brother garment printer. The video shows you how to print high-res, full-color art on cap bills easily. Check out the video by clicking here.