Printwear

October '19

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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4 0 P R I N T W E A R O C T O B E R 2 0 1 9 I struggle with metallic thread breaking and can't get the tension right. Can you help? Because of its physical properties, con- sisting of metal foil combined with an inner core, metallic threads often require a little more TLC than your everyday embroidery thread. But once you've mas- tered them, you've opened a whole new look to your customers. A new metal- lic thread that has just been released in the market this year is intended to cut down on stressful embroidery sessions and breakage. It combines the attributes of a polyester thread with the shine of a metallic. This polyester metallic embroi- dery thread withstands laundry tempera- tures of 203 degrees F and is resistant to bleaching agents and oxidization. At 68/32 polyester/metalized polyes- ter, it does not require a needle change or speed adjustment of embroidery ma- chines. It is Oeko-Tex certified in Prod- uct Class 100 to be free from all harm- ful substances. It can be substituted into a stock design for 40-weight thread and run through a standard 75/11 needle, all while enhancing a design and leaving a soft feel against the skin. SHIRLEY CLARK, MADEIRA USA EMBRDRY A combination of stabilizers can make for a perfect design finish. (Image courtesy Madeira)

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