November '14

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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20 1 4 N ov e m b e r Printwear | 103 Manual heat press The model 228 from Insta Graphic Systems is designed to generate and evenly distribute pressure throughout the entire platen. Its cast-in, tubular heating element heats the metal from within, which produces constant and long-lasting heat. The swing-away design gives the exposed, interchangeable lower platen unobstructed access while loading garments and placing transfers. Visit: | Call: 562-404-3000 textile printer The econo-Tex series of textile printers from A.W.T. World Trade comes in four or six colors and is designed for start-up print shops or short runs. These units can screen print a variety of textile products, such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, towels, ban- ners, bumper stickers, and book covers. Visit: | Call: 773-777-7100 Laser cutter GCC LaserPro introduces the X380 Hybrid Laser Cutter, which combines a high-wattage DC cutting tube with a standard wattage rF Synrad engraving tube. This allows for the cut- ting of heat transfer materials and twill. The laser reduces heat at the surface and is avail- able with the Accu-Align optic recognition system for longer runs of print-media cutting. Visit: | Call: 866-452-9377 embroidery hoop GSG offers the mighty Hoop, a 5.5" magnetic hoop, which can decrease hooping time by as much as 30 percent per item, according to the company. The outer ring automatically adjusts for different thicknesses due to magnetic force, and it reduces hoop burn. The hoop's size is suitable for adding left-chest designs to shirts and jackets and the pockets of tote and duffle bags. Visit: | Call: 800-366-1776

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