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Wearables News Briefs - June 2016

My Marketing Solutions Inc. in Lawrence, MA, received a 2016 Innovative Business Award from the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce for its MyShirtBuzz.com division, which uses InkSoft software to power its online custom apparel store.

Transfer Express (asi/91804) is offering a free webinar at 2 p.m. EDT July 14 to teach customers how to use social media to promote their T-shirt businesses. Learn more and register here.

Royal Apparel (asi/83731) announces the launch of a redesigned website, which includes user-friendly upgrades, like a one-click quick view feature.

Epson announces that it is shipping the new 17-inchSureColor® P800 Screen Print Edition and 24-inch SureColor T3270 Screen Print Edition. The printers come bundled with AccuRIP Black Pearl SE software and Epson Screen Positive Film for burning screens.

Stahls’ offers its 2016 CAD-CUT Magalog materials guide, showing off a wide array of color and finish options, with information about fabric and process compatibility, application and special features to select the best materials for the job. The company is also featuring a 10% discount on CAD-CUT Glaze heat-transfer material this month.

Stahls’ TV offers a video on printing trendy metallic transfers on oversized shirts in its weekly “Project Press It” series. Watch it here.

Roland DG Corp., parent company of Roland DGA, announces that two of its wide-format digital printers, the TrueVIS VG series and SOLIJET EJ-640, have won European Digital Press Association (EDP) awards.

Pantograms announces the launch of the redesigned DigitalHeatFX.com. Digital HeatFX is heat-transfer system based on proprietary transfer papers that work on cotton, polyester, wood, neoprene, canvas and many other substrates. The company also announces a new line of EZ Metallic and EZ Neon Papers for its OKI920WT white toner printer.

Cotswold Industries Inc. offers EMB 200 stabilizer, designed to be soft and comfortable against infants’ and children’s skin. Made of melt-blown 100% polypropylene, the fire retardant stabilizer is embossed with perforated holes for multidirectional stability.

ClipArtBoom offers the Marching Band Mini Pack, vector art designs for spiritwear and programs for school band programs.

Ryonet Corp. offers a Screen Print Experience Advanced Automated class Aug. 5-6 at Printed Threads in Keller, TX. For details and to register, click here.

Roland DGA (asi/18201) announces the launch of a new corporate website, which it says is more visual, content-rich and mobile-friendly than previous iterations.

Pulse Microsystems CEO Tas Tsonis received the 2016 J.W. Graham Medal in Computing & Innovation from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. Tsonis holds 12 U.S. patents and helped transform the personalization of apparel and accessories with his company’s Pulse software. The award is being presented June 17 at the school’s convocation.

River’s End Trading (asi/82588)has expanded its assortment of Columbia apparel with 14 new items for spring, including fishing shirts, performance knits and rainwear. The supplier is offering free decoration on its entire Columbia collection.

Vastex International offers its all-new Little Red X series of mid-capacity infrared conveyor dryers with digital controls and expandable drying chambers. Click here for details.

Workhorse Products is hosting a workshop July 9 and 10 at its facility in Phoenix, AZ, on how to start a T-shirt screen-printing business. The hands-on class is taught by veteran printer and educator Terry Combs. Register and learn more about the class here.

M&J Trophies in Glendale, AZ, has partnered with the Phoenix Police Foundation to set up a T-shirt fundraising site, powered by software company InkSoft. Created to raise money for the family of David Glasser, a Phoenix police officer killed in the line of duty in May, the online store has raised more than $36,000 in nine days. The shirts are available here.

GSG welcomed more than 200 attendees and over 30 vendors to a recent open house at its Dallas location.

Roland DGA has lowered the prices of its VersaCAMM VS-300i and VS-540i wide-format printer/cutters. The 30-inch VS-300i dropped from $16,495 to $14,995, a $1,500 savings. And the 54-inch VS-540i dropped $3,000, from $19,995 to $16,995.

Hirsch Solutions (asi/14982) offers the Tajimi TMBP-SC1501 embroidery machine, a single-head that has no sides, allowing embroiderers to easily decorate jackets, blankets, large duffel bags and other oversized or bulky items.

Charles River Apparel (asi/44620) is a finalist in the 10th annual Massachusetts Family Business of the Year awards. Winners will be announced June 15.