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S O F T W A R E T O S U B S T R A T E | L O N W I N T E R S A P P A R E L D E C O R A T I N G At 21 years old, Lon Winters was the prod- uction manager for Ocean Pacific and started his 30+year career reclaiming screens. He's the president and founder of Colorado-based Graphic Elephants, an international consulting firm and apparel decoration studio specializing in screen printing technical advances, plant design, layout, troubleshooting, productivity, quality analysis, and complete apparel decorating solutions. Learn more at We're Headed to State! Dynamic volleyball T-shirts to create lasting memories I n many Software to Substrate monthly columns, we typically share somewhat complicated projects that sometimes take weeks to create, optimize, separate, take care of all the prepress, the set up and production involved with up to 15 or 16 screens. Sim process with multiple special effects on black is commonplace. In this month's S+S we bring it down a notch — or six. ere is something to be said for keeping things simple. But simple doesn't have to be boring either. We'll share a little more straightforward and simple project that got complicated in its own right. Finally, high school sports are begin- ning to look a whole lot more like they did in years past. Kids are resilient they say. With current coaches and former col- lege players on staff here at GE, volleyball has become a favorite marketplace for us over the years. e very first match was played in 1896. Originally called Mintonette the year before, basically badminton with a ball, the volleying nature quickly contributed to its name change. It has been part of the Olympics since 1964 and features qualifying champions from countries all around the globe. Likely, most of these athletes were involved in high school sports in their amateur years. With kids and coaches on our own teams for decades we do our fair share of athletic apparel. Not always the most exciting, but part of our business. At all levels, team identities, and spirit apparel may be as necessary as the ball itself. School name, sport, colors, and the mascot or logo brand the team, its history and rep- resents the student athletes team pride. Not to mention the parents. Guess what time of year it is? State volleyball qualifying time. The pinna- cle of high school sports. So, by Monday we knew who qualified and would be The proofs. (Images courtesy Lon Winters) 5 2 G R A P H I C S P R O • J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 3 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M S C R E E N P R I N T I N G

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