November '19

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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UNDERSTAND ANSI/ISEA 107 CLASS 2 CERTIFICATION STANDARDS Many organizations require certain certifi- cation when it comes to reflectivity. A large majority of safety apparel comes with this rating due to reflective striping already ap- plied to the garment. If your apparel is already ANSI rated, you have the freedom to use any decoration method available. Any additional embel- lishment will not detract from or diminish an existing ANSI rating. If not, there are some decoration options that can be used to decorate items that do not yet have an ANSI rating to fulfill requirements. BE AWARE OF PRINTING LOCATIONS When choosing a decoration method, keep the location in mind. Certain areas of the garment/item will require different decora- tion methods. For example, certain sleeve placements or other non-traditional areas will need more creative embellishment since it may not be easy to screen print or embroider. Items such as safety glasses, gloves, hard hats, tactical belt attachments, and back- packs are just a few of the pieces that will require more planning to decorate with re- flectivity. When choosing a reflec- tive material for a job, keep in mind there are a variety of choices, all de- signed for different uses. When the purpose is for a road crew or emergency services who are in traffic, you want to pick a product that meets retroreflective performance standards such as ANSI/ISEA 107, CSA Z96, and EN 471. ASI 55752 UPIC GAME0001 SAGE 50417 PPAI 111401 800.688.GAME (4263) SPORTSWEAR & WORKWEAR 8025-T NEW in XS | 4970 NEW | 1250 NEW • Large Selection of Workwear and Outerwear Styles • Made in USA & Custom Options • In-House Design & Decoration GSW_Printwear 1250-4790-8025T Ad_v3.qxp_Layout 1 10/4/19 1:59 PM Page 1 2 0 1 9 N O V E M B E R P R I N T W E A R 4 5

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