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Ben Robinson has been named vice president of Stahls’ Hotronix

Sterling Heights, Michigan February 28, 2018: Ben Robinson has been named vice president of Stahls’ Hotronix. In his new position, he will oversee all aspects of the Hotronix operation, including supply chain management for heat seal equipment. His areas of responsibility range from research and development to the training of Hotronix heat press dealers.

Hexis UK launches solvent-free film for hot transfer applications

HFlex 100p - which is a 90µm opaque solvent-free cast polyurethane film - is suitable for application onto the following garments: • pre-washed cotton • polyester and Lycra • for the printing of designs onto sportswear, t-shirts and hats

Printwear & Promotion 2016

Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2016 returns to Hall 12 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. The exhibition, which is not in it's 27th year, runs from Sunday 28th February to Tuesday 1st March.

Mimaki CJV150/CJV300 Series receives Fespa Award

Mimaki CJV150/CJV300 Series receives Award for Best Print and Cut Solution 2015 during FESPA 2015. Mimaki are honoured to be recognized at FESPA 2015 with a European Digital Press Association (EDP) Award for Best Print and Cut Solution. The Mimaki CJV150 Series / CJV300 brings simultaneous print/cut operations to an entry-level printer at a print speed of up to 56.2 square meters per hour.

Printwear and Promotion Live 2014

Printwear and Promotion Live is to be held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) from 23rd - 25th February 2014.

The 25th anniversary show is set to be a sell out with more exhibitors and stands than 2013.

Says Tony Gardner: “Following on from the huge success of this year’s show, demand for stand space is such that we have added an additional 600 square metres to the floor plan for 2014."

The 8th Trade Only National Show

The next Trade Only National Show, the 8th such show, will be held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from 21st to 23rd January 2014.

The Trade Only National Show boasts that all the key UK suppliers will be exhibiting at the show. It expects over 3000 distributors or resellers will visit the show over the three open days.

Fespa China 2013 Fast Approaching

This year’s FESPA China exhibition features collaboration between FESPA and the China Screen printing & Graphic Imaging Association (CSGIA), and this ground-breaking event is being hailed as FESPA China & CSGIA 2013. Industry experts, vendors, and attendees are anticipating the opportunity to view demonstrations, explore, and learn about the best and brightest new technologies in the screen and textile printing industries.

Remote control shopping with Hointer's App and Stores

Hointer have helped to setup a new 'robotic' store in Lower Manhattan this week. This is Hointer's first partnership with a well know apparel retailer.

Levi Strauss is using Hointer's technology to deliver clothing directly to your fitting room in less than 30 seconds. There is no more searching through rails or piles of clothes for the garment you require.

NFL Superbowl 2014 Letters and Numbers Suppliers

Super Bowl XLVIII will be the 48th edition. It is scheduled to be held on February 2nd, 2014 at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

With Super Bowl XLVIII getting closer it will pay to start resourcing your official NFL numbers and letters now ready to decorate your garments before February 2nd 2014.

KeyLineSearch launch new Vertical Search Engine

KeyLineSearch have launched a new Vertical Search Engine specifically for the print industry.

The KeyLineSearch Vertical Search website is currently concentrating on hardware such and Heat Presses and Wide Format Printers as well as consumables, vinyls and media papers.

Fespa 2013 - post show summary

London’s recent FESPA exhibition proved to be a worthwhile destination for anyone involved in the apparel decoration industry; attendance numbers reached over 22,000, surpassing FESPA Munich 2010. More than 65% of the total visitors to FESPA London 2013 were from outside of the UK.

Silicone pads from SFS boost heat press reliability

Base pads produced by The SFS Manufacturing Group Ltd are made from the company's specially formulated silicone sponge to provide longer operating life at the temperatures experienced in heat presses.

The pads are easy to fit, since they have a high temperature adhesive backing which ensures they remain firmly in position on the platen even at temperatures up to 220°C. The sponge compound has a heat stabiliser added to ensure long term resistance to degradation.

Heat Transfer Paper

Heat transfer paper is a special one-sided paper, usually used along with a heat press. One side of the transfer paper is a paper surface, and the other side will contain a printed image.

When choosing the heat transfer paper that will best suit your needs, there are a few options that you should consider.

Iron On Transfers

Iron on designs are a great way to apply custom designs to fabric, and are a very popular way to make custom t-shirts. The designs, called transfers, are made from a special one-sided paper. One side contains the image, which is printed in reverse, and the other side is paper. Iron on transfers can be applied using a home iron, but the best results are obtained by using a heat transfer press, or heat press.

Bordeaux Digital Printink Raises the Bar for Digital Printing

Bordeaux Digital Printink Raises the Bar for Digital Printing with Unique Latex-based inks at FESPA 2013.

London, United Kingdom - June 25th, 2013 – - Bordeaux Digital Printink, a leading innovator of a wide range of inks and coatings for a variety of demanding inkjet applications, printing technologies and techniques, today announced that it will launch its Latex based inks at the FESPA 2013 conference.

Stahls ID Direct Twitter Posts

We are continuing our Twitter Features with a new Twitter page for Stahls' ID Direct. This new page shows all of the recent Tweets from Stahls' ID Direct on one page. Our Twitter Features pages automatically update every few minutes, so you can check back often to see any new tweets.

Stahls' CAD-COLOR® ExactPrint™ Laser Transfer Paper

If you are looking for a quality transfer paper solution for situations where you will be transferring full color designs onto white or light-colored background material, the CAD-COLOR® ExactPrint™ Laser Transfer Paper from Stahls' could be the perfect fit.

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Imprintables Warehouse Review

Imprintables Warehouse is a major internet supplier of heat transfers, sign making equipment, and print/cut digital media solutions. They have been active in the industry since 1997. The company ships from four different US locations to fulfill orders, but is based in Carmichaels, PA.

The easy-to-navigate site shows us heat presses ranging in price from $625 for a basic MAXX Clam, to $4500 for an oversized Hotronix 22” x 22” Air Swinger.

Roland’s wide-format VersaCAMM SP-300i

Roland’s wide-format VersaCAMM SP-300i provides small businesses with powerful printing and imaging tools. This 30”, user-friendly printer can be used to design and precision cut signs, labels, decals, posters, heat transfers, vehicle wraps, and POP displays. The flexibility is achieved through the printer’s ability to work with many different media types. The price of $13,995 is very reasonable considering the wide range of features Roland has designed into this entry-level machine.

Hotronix® Heat Press Caddie Review

One of Stahl’s newest products, the Hotronix® Heat Press Caddie brings you the ability to finish your jobs in as little as 2/3 of the time. The unique design allows you the convenience of being able to place your designs on the front and back without having to redress, the platen; it is part of the Threadability™ line.

Bordeaux Puts Sustainable Printing in the Spotlight

Bordeaux Puts Sustainable Printing in the Spotlight at FESPA London 2013.

Live demonstrations of the latest inks and solutions will give printers a first-hand look at a wide-range of printing applications and innovations

London, UK – June 25, 2013 – Bordeaux Digital Printink, a leading manufacturer of inks and coatings for almost every inkjet technology and application, today announced that it will be presenting its complete offering of sustainable products and solutions for wide format, textile and packaging at FESPA London, UK 25 – 29 June (stands D12S/E10S).

What is screen printing?

Screen printing has been around in some form for at least 1,000 years, and originated in China. After it spread throughout Asia, Europeans learned the technique. Modern screen printing uses advanced technologies and modern materials to allow endless variety in design and final products. You may be familiar with the term “screen printing”, and you have most likely seen products that were created using the process – but what exactly is it?

What is a heat press?

You have heard about how having a heat press business can be fun and profitable, but maybe you have never seen a heat transfer press before. Despite the fancy name, a heat press is actually a very simple machine to use, and it is very likely that you have purchased products that were produced with a heat press. To put it simply, a heat press is a specially designed machine that imprints designs onto items such as coffee mugs, plates, clothing, fabrics, and any other substantial surface that is not sensitive to heat.

Josh Ellsworth - Blog Review

It’s important to keep up to date on the newest trends in apparel decoration, and we want to tell you about a fantastic online resource. Stahl’s Josh Ellsworth, one of the industry’s top leaders in apparel decoration, writes a down-to-earth personal blog where he shares his perspective on new products and techniques. He brings more than 12 years of experience in the industry to his articles, videos and webinars, and has worked with all types of heat press owners, from the one-man shop to large scale facilities.

Stahls ID Direct website review

Continuing our website review project, we look at Stahls ID Direct. Stahls ID Direct has a very established online presence, offering a variety of products including heat transfer presses, pre-cut and auto-stitch letters and numbers, and mini t-shirts for printing design samples. It was entertaining and informative to browse through this website and read about the different product offerings.

One of the most impressive aspects of Stahls ID Direct was the selection of Hotronix heat transfer presses. It is certainly one of the most extensive inventories available, ranging from the basic $850 model to the heavy duty $3800 Air Fusion press.

FESPA London 2013

The preparations for FESPA London 2013 are well underway. The show, which will take place at London’s ExCel Convention Center from June 25-29, 2013, features more than 650 exhibitors and the chance to experience new products and groundbreaking technologies first-hand. The exhibitors at FESPA take this show very seriously, and they all bring their newest and best products with them to show off, and this makes the show a great place to make new industry contacts and learn about new opportunities for your business.

Fespa 2013 Exhibitors List

With Fespa 2013 rapidly approaching we've started to put together a list of major exhibitors. FESPA this year is in London, UK and takes place from 25th to 29th June.

This year’s London show promises to be spectacular, especially considering the event’s recent stunning success in Sao Paulo, Brazil, during which attendance expectations were surpassed.

Hotronix Table Top Air Fusion Heat Press

We've found a great, new, innovative product on the web site - the new Hotronix Table Top Air Fusion Heat Press. The new product is available to order now - and should be available mid-April. This is a new table top version of the current pedestal Air Fusion.

Fespa, London 2013 show update

FESPA is busy with preparations for the London Expo, which will take place from June 25-29, 2013. This year’s London show promises to be spectacular, especially considering the event’s recent stunning success in Sao Paulo, Brazil, during which attendance expectations were surpassed.

Maintaining your heat press

Keeping your heat press in great shape is pretty simple, but very important for making sure that your press provides you the best possible return-on-investment.

Here are some easy steps to follow to take care of your heat press. There are also other items such asTeflon sheet protectors that will ensure that the upper heat platen won’t get stained with difficult-to-clean ink stains.

Upcoming Industry shows that should not be missed!

Industry trade shows are a great way to stay current on new technologies, watch exciting product demonstrations, make contacts and get innovative ideas for your business. 2013 is proving to be an exciting year for apparel decoration expos worldwide:

J&A release new web site and corporate video

J&A (International) Limited, the "garment decoration specialists" based in the heart of Lincolnshire have revealed an updated website and a great new corporate video.

J&A was established in the late 1970's and now has over 120 employees.

Stahls Clam Basic | Heat Press

A Stahl’s Clam Basic Heat Press can be a great choice if you are looking for an excellent starter transfer press. Companies that perform heat transfers in different locations also find that this unit is a great choice, given its size and weight. Stahls brings decades of experience in design and manufacture to its heat presses, and is a brand that is trusted by industry professionals.

ISS Show - Atlantic City

If you are able to make it to Atlantic City, New Jersey on any day from March 8-10, you have to check out the ISS Show. Anyone involved in the apparel decorating industry will be able to take advantage of all of the resources offered at this year’s show, including access to more than 200 exhibitors. There are new technologies that several exhibitors are very excited about, and you will get the opportunity to see demonstrations. Many of the exhibitors are offering special discounts and product samples to show attendees, so if you are just getting started in your business or looking for a new product idea, this is the place to be.

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Secondhand clothing stores enjoying new found success

When many retailers’ heads were spinning from falling sales, closing stores and layoffs, a certain type of clothing store has become what would almost seem like an overnight success. While major, high-end retailers like Nordstrom’s have closed stores, second-hand boutiques and storefronts have been expanding very quickly.

The Vodafone Fashion Weekend 2013

The Vodafone Fashion Weekend took place from February 21-24, 2013 at London’s Somerset house. This spring show occurred over a fun and fashion-filled four days.

The show took place in the Official British Fashion Council Show Space, which is the exact place where the famed London Fashion Week happens.

Printwear and Promotion 2013 is here!

The Printwear and Promotion Live 2013 show, situated in Hall 12 at the NEC, Birmingham, is just a day away from opening it's doors.

There has been overwhelming backing from the industry according to Sales manager, Tony Gardner; “You could say that the brands are back with a bang!” he says. The growth shown in 2012 has been followed with continued growth for 2013

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Super Bowl XLVII - Last chance for Letters and Numbers

Super Bowl XLVII is fast approaching. Do you still need letters and numbers for your football jerseys? We’ve checked out several of the biggest suppliers of heat press ready transfers to help you in your search. We've included the top 5 which include US and UK based companies.

Trade Only National Show 2013

The city of Coventry, UK is gearing up for an exciting week. On January 23rd and 24th, the city will host the annual Trade Only National Show 2013, which is the UK’s biggest promotional products show. This is a fantastic opportunity to attend the only national trade show open to the entire industry. The best part? It’s completely free to attend.

At the Trade Only National Show, you’ll find more than 300 exhibitors that cover all aspects of the industry, including importers, manufacturers, decorators and service providers. Everyone in the supply chain is in one place, so it’s a great place to form new relationships and discover new business opportunities.

Spring and Summer 2013 Fashion Forecast

Since most of us are still finalizing our winter holiday plans, it might seem too early to starting thinking about what next year’s Spring and Summer fashions will bring us. Thank goodness the designers are always a step ahead of us and have already given us a sneak peak at what we might find in the stores next year.

Time is running out for your Super Bowl supplies

The 2013 Super Bowl will be held in New Orleans this year and is expected to bring almost $500 million in economic benefits to the city and surrounding areas. This figure doesn't include the tens of millions of dollars in Super Bowl XLVII merchandise that will be sold all over the world to fans that can't be at the game. If you act quickly, it's not too late to get in on some of this action and score a touchdown for your heat transfer business.

Which heat press? 10 Things to consider

Which Heat Press? Choosing your press is an exciting step in your path towards designing and selling your own product line. Don't feel overwhelmed - we've put together the 10 things to consider when purchasing a heat transfer press:

Printwear and Promotion LIVE

If your business is involved in the promotional products, screen printing or promotional apparel industries, there is a chance you've heard of Printwear & Promotion LIVE. The show is taking place in Birmingham, UK from February 24-26, 2013. Organizers are expecting the show to be more than 50% bigger than the 2011 show, allowing attendees to learn about all aspects of promotional apparel - from embroidery to textiles.

Cashing in on the Royal Baby Fever

Ever since the beginning of the fairytale romance between Prince William and Kate Middleton, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, creative entrepreneurs from all over the world have been cashing in on their story. According to Google Trends, an easy way to research the popularity of search terms, Kate Middleton's name is rising in search popularity at a "breakout" rate - meaning that it is too fast to be precisely measured.

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FESPA Worldwide show dates for 2013

If you aren't going to be able to make it to the annual FESPA Expo in London, there are other opportunities to catch up on the latest heat press technologies and other industry updates. Here are some of the FESPA shows going on globally in 2013:

Starting a heat transfer business

Because of new technologies in heat transfer presses, it is easier than ever to start a business designing custom apparel. The apparel that is usually designed via heat transfer includes jackets, hoodies, t-shirts, jeans, pants, and handbags.

FESPA the world's largest trade show

If you've never heard of the FESPA show, you'll be surprised to learn that it is the world's largest trade show focusing on garment decoration and textile print. With a staggering 650 exhibitors attending each year.

Fashion Week 2012

There never was a better time to talk about fall Fashion Week than November. The media, celebrities, and fashionistas have had ample time to take in the lasting effects of the show. Finally, you and I can sit back and look at the highlights of each Fashion Week, which showcased styles and trends for Spring 2013.

Quick News

  • Geo Knight & Co website review
    Geo Knight & Co is truly an established player in the apparel decoration industry. Geo Knight & Co was established in 1885 and has been a leader in the heat transfer press manufacturing industry for more than 40 years. In addition to heat presses, they have a learning section on their site as well as a selection of replacement parts.
  • Xpres - website review
    To kick-off our new series of website reviews we are starting with Xpres. Xpres has been in the personalized products industry since 1980, and has been selling online for more than ten years. They provide everything that a small start-up business needs and have a wide variety of tools that existing businesses can use for growing their product offerings.
  • February 2013 News Alerts
    Read on for industry Heat Press news and reviews for February. There are updates to Adkins and Sefa ranges of heat presses, as well as an interesting new blog from Ted Stahl.
  • Hotronix® Air Fusion™ Heat Press Review
    The new Hotronix® Air Fusion™ Heat Press is one of the most advanced heat press systems on the market.
  • Who is Ted Stahl ?
    Ted Stahl is often called the leader of the heat transfer apparel decoration industry, and given his more than forty years of experience, we can understand why. He is the executive chairman of GroupeSTAHL, a multi-national corporation dedicated to serving the garment decoration industry. Companies operated by GroupeSTAHL include Target Transfers, Stahl’s ID Direct, Hotronix, Cadworx Live, and Stahl’s Europe.
  • Who is Josh Ellsworth?
    Who is Josh Ellsworth? To kick start our new series of influential people in the heat press and apparel world we've chosen an industry legend to get started with! Take a dip into Josh's world!
  • Retailers had high hopes for 2012 holiday season
    Retailers had high hopes for 2012’s holiday shopping season. According to MasterCard Advisors, retailers experienced a growth over the previous year’s sales of just over 0.7%, a meager increase compared to the 3-4% that most experts predicted. While retailers might have been disappointed in their overall sales, there is an interesting upwards trend in online sales.
  • 2013 Fashion Shows
    Fashion shows are a vital aspect of the fashion and design industry. Careers in design, modeling, photography, and artistry are made and broken. A bad showing on the runway can mean the downfall of a designer. This is why we love to know about the biggest and best upcoming shows and pass the information along.
  • Vote for your favorite site
    Which is your favorite Heat Press, Garment or Supplies web site? We are currently evaluating leading industry web sites. Let us know your views NOW!
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