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Wearables News Briefs - March 2016

Roland DG was named the world’s leading wide-format printer manufacturer in the durable graphics market for 2015 in a recent report compiled by InfoTrends.

Hirsch International Corp. (asi/14982) has changed its name to Hirsch Solutions Inc., effective immediately. The name change reflects the company’s commitment as a full-solutions provider to apparel decorators of all types and sizes, according to a press release.

Stahls’ (asi/88984) and Universal Laser Systems (ULS) are partnering to open opportunities for laser users in apparel decorators. Nine laser-safe and child-safe CAD-CUT heat-transfer films have been added to the ULS advanced materials database. More will be added to its software in the future.

Roland DGA (asi/18201) has launched “Pro Tips,” an instructional video series on YouTube. The first video “Applying Transfer Masks to HTM3 Media” is available now.

DecoNetwork announces the release of Version 7.1.01 of its decorated-apparel business management software. Among the new features is a font management system.

Wilflex, a PolyOne company, has added a new non-PVC plastisol ink called Wilflex One to its range of screen-printing inks.

Roland DGA announced the launch of its TrueVIS VG-640/540 wide-format, eco-solvent inkjet printer/cutters.

Fruit of the Loom (asi/84257) has been named the Omni Channel Supplier of the Year by Walmart Apparel and the 2015 Supplier of the Year by Walmart Mexico.

Heritage Sportswear (asi/60582) and PXPOhio received the 2016 Print Excellence Award for design and printing of their Anvil “Keep It Light” mailer.

Penn Emblem (asi/77120) announced that its Mira Loma Safety Committee won the Safety Achievement Award from Captive Resources, LLC.

Trimark (asi/92121) has launched HXD, a new decoration technique that adds dimension to a logo. For more information, visit www.trimarksportswear.com.

Aprons Etc. (asi/36558) has launched a Fast & Free product line for 2016. Table covers and other event display items receive five-day production to in-hands delivery in the U.S. and Canada with free shipping.

Vantage Apparel (asi/93390) has added Live Chat to its website, to enhance customer service.

Transfer Express (asi/91804) offers a new customer loyalty program: For every $250 purchased, a $5 credit is added to the client’s account. The credit must be used within 30 days.

Stahls’ TV has released its second-quarter class schedule, featuring interactive online classes from April 5 through June 23. Topics include how-tos, marketing and business basics. Click here to see the lineup.