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February '19

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72 a-e-mag.com • A&E FEBRUARY 2019 Ace Transfer Company Adds Las Vegas Location Ace Transfer Company and its subsidiary Ace Screen Supply announces the opening of a new location in Las Vegas. The company projected an open date of Dec. 1, 2018. The new 2,400-sq.-ft. location offers the same inventory as the company's Ohio location and offers in-person pickup for local customers. "Customers can expect heat machines, plotter cutters, heat transfer vinyl, pressure sensitive vinyl, ink, emulsions and more [at the new location]," the company says. Read on for more information: www.bit.ly/AceVegas. Things Engraved Opens New Location as Part of Rejuvenation Initiative Things Engraved, a personalized gift store chain in Canada offering items that can be engraved, laser etched, embroidered, foil stamped, and more, recently opened a new location in the Square One shopping center in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. According to Shama Cunningham, communication specialist, the opening of this location is more than just a new storefront. "What makes the new Square One store unique is the detail that went into creating a more informed gift-buying experience for our customers," Cunningham states. She emphasizes that the store is about more than just engraving, it's about gift personalization as a whole. The driving factor behind this initiative is a rejuvenation of the brand, which started earlier in 2018. According to Cunningham, Things Engraved's CEO, Shawn Brock, was brought on to help with the brand that has existed since 1982. The Square One store location was the first to open under his guidance, followed by the McAllister Place location in St. John, New Brunswick, which opened in November. The company also relaunched its website during the summer. "We intend to deliver on our 'unique and personal' promise like never before," says Brock. Read more about the shop's story here: www.bit.ly/ ThingsEngravedLaunch. Neenah Inc. Launches Redesigned Website Alpharetta, Georgia-based paper products manufacturer Neenah Inc. rolls out its redesigned website, on which users will find a fresh design, new functionality, and exclusive content, according to the company. The new site offers lots of color in showing examples of the company's products, and has a menu bar across the top that features five categories: brands; paper; packaging; wide-format; and resources. Want to learn more about the new site? Visit www.bit.ly/ NeenahWebsite. Insta Graphic Systems Marks 60th Anniversary Insta Graphic celebrates its 60th anniversary. The company marks the occasion with leadership changes and evolutions in the industry at large. Originally founded in 1959, Her- bert Wells, a former chemist for Borden's Glue, purchased Insta in 1969 and began developments in the heat-transfer market. The company moved to its Cerritos, California location in 1979 and still operates there today. One of the company's earliest endeavors was tackling and deriving their own version of plastisol heat transfers. The company saw the 1970s as a major turning point because of the rise in graphic T-shirts. With everything from cartoons to major motion pictures, as well as music artists seeking a branded shirt, the licensing busi- ness came heavily into focus. This lucrative arm of the business continued o n t h r o u g h t h e 1980s, including an international license agreement fo r t h e b l o c k- b u ste r E T, t h e Extra-Terrestrial. With the end of the 1980s also came a change in leadership. After graduating from UCLA and spending some time working at the company in other roles, Janet Wells, daughter of Herbert Wells, took the helm in the early 1990s as company president. Wells still serves as company president today. Wells explains how her time at Insta Graphic eventually transitioned into leading the company. Continue reading: www.bit.ly/Insta60. # ReHash

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