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2020 THE TEAM SALES REPORT | 11 2020 THE TEAM SALES REPORT | 11 or safety reasons, typical athletic garments can include T-shirts, polo shirts, tracksuits, hoodies, leggings, shorts, pants, shoes, socks, and headwear. The fabrics used in these athletic garments are produced from four standard materials: polyester, double-knit polyester, mesh polyester, and poly-cotton. These fabrics have similar charac- teristics that can enhance wearer comfort and mobility with a stylish appeal. Many are made with surface treatments and moisture-wicking components. The advantage of using heat transfers over other methods of ap- parel decoration can be observed in the diverse range of garments that need to be decorated. Each garment and its unique structure can vary in many ways. The fabric can be lightweight or heavy and shaped with an array of integrated fabric panels and surface textures which can make print application a difficult task for di- rect printing methods. Applying heat transfers onto pre-made garments with numerous accessories in, therefore, the proximity of pockets, buttons, zippers, and fabric sewn panels make embel- lishment a formidable challenge. With the majority of the difficult print application processes out of the way, the versatility of heat transfers will enable repeat- able time, temperature, and pressure parameters to deliver perfect transfer adherence. With the ease and speed application onto per- formance wear, heat transfers are recognized as a durable, conve- nient, and efficient way to decorate activewear. TS Chris Pluck has been closely associated with the imprinting of textiles for more than 30 years, initially working in Europe with heat fusible transfer systems, in both screen printing and offset lithography technolo - gies. He then became instrumental in establishing inventive heat fusible printing products and print ap- plication methods. Pluck has been living and working in the U.S. since 1993 and has gained recognition in all aspects of the printed textiles industry, focusing on business marketing and inventive print applica- tions. He is currently employed as business development director at Insta Graphic Systems, Cerritos, California. He resides in Southern California. TREND ALERT: REFLECTIVE STAHLS' ® lineup of reflective heat transfer vinyl gives you the flexibility to be creative with designs for markets beyond safety — like fashion and sportswear. Your vinyl will arrive by the roll, or let us do the cutting for you. No matter who you're decorating for, we have a reflective option for any project. TRY BEFORE YOU BUY bit.ly/stahls-be-seen PW0220 stahls.com | 800.478.2457 ijklmn

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