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Wearables News Briefs - April 2017

Power The Press, a two-day seminar on the screen-printing business, will be held May 20 and 21 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA. Early bird price is $199 per person, discounted from $649. The event is sponsored by Reviation Industries, Ryonet and McLogan Supply Co. To buy tickets and learn more, click here.

Stahls’ will host a free two-day training session April 19 and 20 at its location in Irving, TX. To see the class lineup and register, click here.

Great Dane Graphics offers children’s stock art designs, perfect for birthday parties, day-care centers, YMCAs, schools and more.  

Ryonet Corp. (asi/528500) has added a distribution center in Romeoville, IL. The new facility allows the screen-printing supplies company to offer one-day ground shipping to 70% of the U.S.

Dalco Athletic offers Zulu Shimmy, an 80-20 nylon-spandex appliqué material with a solid black background, covered in shiny gold African-inspired stripes. Offered in rolls, precut in stock shapes or letters, or custom-cut to your specifications, it comes with a heat-seal adhesive backing making it easy to tack in place before sewing.

Alternative Apparel (asi/34850) has added Rachel Clayman to its sales team. An outside sales rep, she will cover the Midwest territory.

Vantage Apparel (asi/93390) has promoted Mike Wilkos to national sales manager. He previously served Vantage as strategic accounts manager.

Kornit Digital has appointed LexJet, out of Sarasota, FL, as a new distributor of Allegro roll-to-roll digital textile printers in the U.S. and Canada.

InkSoft has added decorated-apparel veteran Marshall Atkinson to the team to share his shop management know-how across the InkSoft community in blogs, webinars and videos. He will also oversee the creation of the InkSoft Production Manager tool. InkSoft has also hired John Cantu and Morgan Mandarino as members of its “Success Squad.”

Stahls’ TV offers a new video on customizing a faux-leather purse with a monogram.

Stahls’ (asi/88984) offers a free e-book on heat-printing monograms, The Complete Guide to Printing Monograms.  

Dalco Athletic offers football helmet decals, made of flexible vinyl with a protective clear laminate on the front.

Prime Line (asi/79530) has launched a fully redesigned website for its Jetline value line, jetlinepromo.com. New features include improved search and navigation, one-click action for real-time inventory queries and shipping quotes, personalized pricing for logged-in users, and responsive design.

Ryonet Corp. offers startup screen-printing classes in April and May. The two-day classes run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with lunch provided. Students will experience firsthand every step of the process, from creating artwork to catching the shirt off the dryer. For more information on the $300 classes and other educational opportunities at Ryonet, click here.

Hirsch Solutions (asi/14982) offers the BAS-342 Industrial Sewing Machine with Vision camera system. The electronically controlled machine allows faster, easier production on uniforms, athletic apparel, home décor and more.

Printavo will hold its first annual Chicago-based conference for the printing industry. PrintovationConf is set for 9 a.m. June 24 at 20 W. Kinzie, Chicago. The software company also recently launched its Lessons & Learnings blog with a bi-weekly podcast showcasing tips and stories from shop owners, executives and industry experts.

Transfer Express (asi/91804) offers templates for signature shirts, which make great graduation, camp, team or event mementos. Learn more here. The company is also offering a free webinar from 2-3 EDT April 13 on making end-of-school-year decorated-apparel sales.

GSG offers the new Hoop Tech compact Cap Back Clamp with an extra-large field with locating points for centering, making it easy to sew low across the cutout or high on the cap crown.

Roland DGA (asi/18201) is offering its TrueVIS VG series Free Third-Year Warranty promotion, valid through May 30. More information here. The company also announces the launch of Roland PrintStudio by Caldera, a powerful RIP and print management software for Mac users.

Champion Athleticwear (asi/59528) has launched the new Originals Collection, designed specifically for the wholesale market with a focus on printability. It features 12 contemporary men’s and women’s styles.

International Coatings, screen-printing ink maker, is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

The PAS Store offers the Slim Line 1 low-profile clamping system, ideal for embroidering smaller, difficult-to-hoop products like purses, lunch bags, knit caps and more.