February '13

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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The Latest Washout booths Vastex International introduces a new line of low-cost screen washout booths. Available in two sizes, the washout booths are 100 percent stainless steel, with a sturdy stand design that allows for the addition of waste disposal/filtration systems. Both models are available with an optional frosted acrylic back panel to permit the addition of backlighting. Other options include 3" wide squeegee shelves and screen standoffs. Vastex model VWB-3621 fits screens as large as 23" X 31" and measures 36" wide X 21" deep. Vastex model VWB-5121 fits one 47" X 31" screen, or two 23" X 31" screens, and measures 51" wide X 21" deep. Visit: | Call: 800-482-7839 Disappearing ink garment pens American Embroidery Supply carries Chako Ace disappearing ink pens for garment decoration, in pink and violet. Both colors reportedly disappear spontaneously when exposed to air. The ink also disappears when it comes in contact with water. Ink marks can be blotted out with a damp cloth or sponge or will completely disappear when the garment is washed. The disappearing ink is said to be nontoxic, and it is recommended that the pens be tested on a piece of scrap material before using. Visit: | Call: 888-518-6522 Embroidery support for delicate fabrics Dream Weave Fusible, an exclusive support material offered by Floriani Embroidery Commercial, is specially designed for embroidering on delicate fabrics such as silk, satin, lame and chamois, as well as on specialty fabrics such as Lycra and spandex. Dream Weave Fusible is a lightweight fusible material that is not a stabilizer. It is intended to be used in addition to a stabilizer when embroidering. The six-way stretch material can additionally be used for fusing over the back of a finished embroidered piece to protect against irritation of stitches. Dream Weave is offered in beige, white and black and in 30" X 25-yard and 60" X 100-yard rolls. Visit: | Call: 865-549-5115 Stretch embroidery machine The Tajima two-head stretch embroidery machine, TFMX-IIC 1502 is a tubular/cylindrical bridgetype model with 15 needles and a 450mm X 520mm sewing field. It has an AC Servo pulse motor closed system. The machine is networkable and its thread-locking system reportedly prevents thread pull-out during color change, trimming, frame movement and when the head is not in use. The memory capacity can hold as many as two million stitches or 200 designs. It has an automatic/manual offset function, among other features. Options include specialty frames and devices that enable the machine to sew on a wider range of items as well as create special effects such as cording, sequins, lockrose and boring. Visit: | Call: 800-394-4426 88 | Printwear PW_FEB13.indd 88 February 2013 1/18/13 10:29 AM

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