May '15

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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2 0 1 5 M A Y P R I N T W E A R || 105 CUTAWAY STABILIZER Cotswold's 2.5-oz. premium cutaway is recommended for approximately 20,000 stitches in a moder- ately dense design. Because Cotswold 2.5-oz. is a nondirectional, wet-laid cutaway, it is reported to help ensure that the embroidery holds its shape for the life of the garment. It helps achieve the "tambourine skin" tension in the hoop that is necessary for proper registration. The single layer also helps reduce bulk. Cotswold has eliminated formaldehyde and started using a significant percentage of post-consum- er recycled fibers in the manufacturing process, making this cutaway more environmentally friendly than traditional cutaways. It comes in optic white and charcoal. Rolls are available in 60" X 200 yards and 46" X 200 yards. Distributors also supply slit rolls and die-cut pieces in the most popular sizes. Visit: | Call: 877-309-3553 SEQUIN ATTACHMENT The Tajima Sequin Device IV, offered by Hirsch, can be attached to a variety of Tajima embroidery machines, making it possible to directly sew sequins onto apparel. The attachment works with a wide range of sequin sizes, from small to large and even noncircular and irregular shapes. It is now possible to run the machine at a maximum speed of 1,000 stitches per minute. This attachment should be installed at the factory when a new machine is purchased. To use the sequin attachment, users must also have the Tajima DG/ML by Pulse digitizing software with sequin fonts or the Sequin Pack option. The Sequin Pack allows operators to draw or import artwork and digitize for sequins. A variety of settings determines the application of the sequin, style of tack down, and overlap between adjacent settings that can be used to create pattern variety. The program works with a maximum 12 types of sequins and includes 18 styles of tack-down stitches that can create ef- fects from filled shapes to allow the sequins to dangle from the shirt. Visit: | Call: 800-394-4426 HEAT TRANSFER SHEETS LaserFlex from LaserBits is a heat transfer sheet that can be used with a laser. It is compatible for short-run jobs and all types of fabrics and garments as well as sport- ing insignia. The sheet is compatible with all CO2 laser systems and heat presses. Sheets are available in eight colors. Visit: | Call: 800-733-7705 MARKET TOTE Kati Sportcap & Bag offers the econscious Organic Market Tote, style 8040. This tote is made of 9-oz. 100 percent organic cotton canvas by a manufacturer certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard. The dual, self-fabric handles are 26" long and have a 9" drop. It measures 12-1/2" X 14-1/2" X 7". The tote is available in black and natural. Visit: | Call: 800-392-5559

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