January '19

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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7 4 P R I N T W E A R J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 7 4 P R I N T W E A R J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 THE LATEST GLITTER PLASTISOL INK Florida Flexible's glitter screen printing inks are made from a blend of polyester materials. Glitters are precisely cut in hexagonal shapes and a uniform size. Glitter flakes are available by the pound in bright silver, bright gold, holo black, bright sugar, crystalina multi, bright red, black, bright copper, dark lake blue, magenta, jade green, sapphire blue, bright purple, light purple, and bright pink. Glitter is also avail- able in ready-to-print plastisol inks, in pint, quart, half-gallon, and 1-gallon containers. 305-512-2222 SWING-AWAY HEAT PRESS Insta Graphic Systems' Insta 288 manual swing-away heat press features an oversized 20" X 25" platen. It also comes with Insta's Quick-Change feature, heavy-duty heat and pressure distribution with a cast aluminum as- sembly, and a swing-away upper platen that swings almost a full 180 degrees to the right. 562-404-3000 DECORATING RESOURCE Stahls' Team Decorator Catalog is a comprehensive guide to sports apparel decorating, says the company. The free, 43-page, downloadable resource covers ev- erything from trending looks to heat-printing equipment. The guide also provides ideas and suggestions for num- ber styles and sizes, materials and placements for jerseys, as well as practice gear and fanwear. Sports specifically addressed range from baseball and basketball to hockey, soccer, and volleyball. Additionally, the full-color guide includes an overview of the services and tools Stahls' offers for team personalization. There are also tips for creating custom looks without a custom price. 800-478-2457 FULL-LENGTH APRON Southern Plus's Butcher Apron (7603) is a 7.5-oz., twill, full-length apron with a plain front and no pockets. It features a generous cut, self-fabric neck strap, and extra-long waist ties. It's available in black, forest green, maroon, natural, navy, red, royal blue, and white. It measures 28" W X 34" H with an im- print area of 8" W X 10" H on the front chest. 706-376-5151 METALLIC HTV Heat Transfer Warehouse adds 20 new patterns to the line of Deco-Film Soft Metallics heat transfer vinyl. Deco-Film Soft Metallics HTV offers a smooth and soft metallic finish. It's stretchy and can be layered. Deco-Film Soft Metallics can be applied to cotton, uncoated polyester, poly/acrylic, and other fabric blends, according to the company. It is applied at 302–320 degrees F for seven to eight seconds using medium pressure and the liner is to be peeled warm. Users will then repress for three to five seconds to reveal a metallic shine. 701-356-3160

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