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Wearables News Briefs - July 2018

Stormtech Performance Apparel (asi/89869) announced the launch of its Fall 2018 Collection.

World Emblem (asi/98264) recently held the grand opening of its new facility in Atlanta.

Charles River Apparel (asi/44620) has honored Mark Watts, Vince Bagwell and Tom Barre as sales reps of the year for their respective sales team.

Veteran apparel decorating industry coach Marshall Atkinson and successful shop owner and marketing guru Tom Rauen have partnered to create a decorated apparel sales and marketing education event series called Shirt Lab, with the first one taking place in Columbus, OH, on Oct. 27.

Cap America (asi/43792) has named Christen Siebert as its new assistant accounting manager. Siebert completed her internship with Cap America in May of 2018. “Christen will be a great addition to the finance team,” said Jeni Pierce, finance manager. “She brings a skillset and level of knowledge that will complement our current team.”

IMAGEN Brands, parent company of Crown Products (asi/47700) and Vitronic (asi/93990), welcomes Anna Wiese as regional sales manager covering the Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada territories.

Soft Stuff Creations (asi/88121) welcomes Howard Berman as Northwest multi-line sales representative, covering Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

Cap America Inc. (asi/43792) has released its first ever Knit Catalog, which includes more than 10 new styles.

Stormtech Performance Apparel (asi/89869) announced the launch of its Fall 2018 Collection.

World Emblem (asi/98264) recently held the grand opening of its new facility in Atlanta.

Cap America (asi/43792) has named Christen Siebert as its new assistant accounting manager. Siebert completed her internship with Cap America in May of 2018. “Christen will be a great addition to the finance team,” said Jeni Pierce, finance manager. “She brings a skillset and level of knowledge that will complement our current team.”

IMAGEN Brands, parent company of Crown Products (asi/47700) and Vitronic (asi/93990), announced that national accounts manager Rory Campbell has expanded his role to include additional partners such as Safeguard, AIA and The Partnering Group. In other company news, Counselor has learned that Dana Zezzo is no longer with the company.

InkSoft has partnered with TSC Apparel to offer live product integration of TSC’s full catalog of blank products on InkSoft websites. Collections and brands include Tultex, Ei-Lo, Jerzees, Anvil, Augusta and Fruit of the Loom.

The PAS Store offers Hotmark Revolution, vinyl cutter material designed for application at a low temperature, idea for heat-sensitive fabrics. It can be applied to cotton, polyester, acrylic and nylon at temperatures lower than 230 degrees F. The PAS Store also offers the new Durkee Cap Embroidery Frame.

Hotronix offers the Heat Press CounterCaddie, allowing small shops to take advantage of threadability without having to take up additional floor space.

Ryonet Corp. is offering its startup Screen Print Experience classes in September and October. For dates and details, click here.

Roland DGA has reduced the price of two of its print heads for some of its most popular wide-format inkjet printers. Roland users in North and South American can save up to 30% on replacement print heads.

Transfer Express offers a video on how to apply left-chest heat transfers.

GSG has named Many Garza as Austin branch manager. Garza has been with the company for eight years.

Stahls’ Transfer Express (asi/91804) has opened a second production facility in Chandler, AZ. The new location will enable the company to provide faster service and reduce shipping costs to customers in western states and allow one-day shipping to those in the Los Angeles area via LA Hot.

TSC Apparel (asi/90518) has announced that it now carries two popular industry brands: Fruit of the Loom and Jerzees. The 21 best-selling styles will be stocked while the entire collection will be available on the website.

Cotswold offers 2.0-ounch premium cutaway, recommended for approximately 20,000 stitches in a moderately dense design. It also works for support of delicate fabrics. It also offers Thermal Stick, a unique, pressure-sensitive fusible stabilizer.

American Embroidery Supply offers Mundial 3.5-inch embroidery scissors with curved blades specially designed for embroidery, monogram work, appliqué, needlework and intricate trimming.

Graphics One has released its new tabloid-sized GO ScreenMate Color Separation Printing System. “The ScreenMate system was developed to provide a robust desktop solution for screen printers,” says Dan Barefoot, vice president.

Stahls’ now offers CAD-CUT patterns in sign vinyl. Learn more here.

Columbia Sportswear (asi/46021) has appointed Andrew Burns as director of investor relations and competitive intelligence.

Vantage Apparel (asi/93390) welcomes Felicia Rodriguez as director of customer experience.

Cap America Inc. (asi/43792) has promoted Liz Capone to director of customer relations. Capone will oversee all aspects of the company’s policies, objectives and initiatives including monitoring client/company interactions, developing service level standards, response times and issue resolutions.

Transfer Express offers a free webinar on selling apparel to schools from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT on July 12. Register here.

WildSide is offering a free T-shirt with all orders placed in July.

Ryonet announces its Summer of Printing for Positivity contest. Prizes encompass up to $6,000 worth of screen printing equipment and supplies. Enter by submitting a 90-second-maximum smartphone video explaining why you deserve the first prize of a Riley Hopkins 300 six-color/six-station press and how you’d use it to give back. You should also share your best Ryonet experience in the video. Deadline to enter is 11 p.m. PDT on July 9. Details here.

Stahls’ offers a free ebook guide on pricing for sports decorating. Download it here.

Absolute Inkjet Inc., a Glenview, IL-based manufacturer of digital inks and media, has launched Sublim8 inks that enable any Epson wide-format model to be converted into a dye-sublimation printer.