June '15

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BUSINESS WATCH 10 || P R I N T W E A R J U N E 2 0 1 5 Hirings, transfers, promotions Printwear People InkSoft (Albuquerque, N.M.) adds two new developers to its team of software professionals: James Sparks and Jacob Schellen- berg. Sparks, who has previously worked at hardware and software companies, will help improve current InkSoft features. This in- cludes adding new functions that incorporate customer feedback and emerging technology. Schel- lenberg holds a Bachelor of Arts in visual and game programming from the Art Institute of Phoenix and was previously involved in interactive educa- tional game development at golf company PING. Nazdar SourceOne (Shawnee, Kan.) announces the addition of Mark Losner to its sales team as digital equipment specialist, and Cheryl Jennings as customer ser- vice representative. In his role, Losner will be re- sponsible for the development and growth of digital equipment sales opportunities within the Southeast Region. He has a track record of proven performance as a consistent top tier sales producer with a breadth of expertise in ar- eas of digital inkjet technology including solvent, UV, latex, dye sublimation and direct-to-garment printing. Jennings has more than 20 years of experience in customer service and inside sales where she has gained extensive knowledge in resolving complex and sensitive customer issues. Previous to joining Nazdar SourceOne, she was employed by Sprint as a customer care supervisor where she led a team of customer service reps to provide customer satis- faction and retention. Jennings is based out of the Shawnee facility and is responsible for providing domestic customer service. Industry Updates CORONA, Calif.—CCI introduces a new website for easier customer browsing and navigation. The site allows users to build their own equip- ment, locate the sales rep assigned to their account, and directly order online. Visitors can find the new website at SHAWNEE, Kan.—Sportsman Cap & Bag announces that it has expanded its warehouse. This new space is doubled in size to accommodate more caps and bags, including new products from PUMA and Stormtech. CARMICHAELS, Pa.—Hotronix releases a video on how to replace a gas spring in the brand's Auto Clam or Maxx Clam heat press in minutes. The video takes viewers through the process and includes a list of necessary parts as well as safety precautions. The video is available at how-to-heat-press-part-replacement-video. DALLAS—GSG offers a free online video about today's screen imaging options. The taped seminar discusses laser printers, inkjet printers, and di- rect-to-screen alternatives to put artwork on screens. To view the video, visit PHOENIX—Workhorse Products offers a new video that provides a close-up demonstration of the Orbital Mode feature offered on its Sabre and Freedom Express automatic presses. The step-by-step video shows how to program the press to cycle garments multiple times, and how to add colors and flashes without adding print heads. View the video at www. MENTOR, Ohio—Transfer Express releases a new educational video that shows how to heat print both screen-printed and rhinestone trans- fers to the same shirt. The video first shows the screen-printed trans- fer being applied to a T-shirt, and then the rhinestone transfer heat ap- plied to the same T-shirt. To view the video, visit watch?v=aR89u_8hobU& ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—InkSoft offers 12 new additions to its Ink- Soft-generated packing slips. These changes range from the inclusion of more data, to clearer presentation of basic information, to more user-friendly formatting. To learn more about these changes, visit soft-packing-slips-receive-major-enhacements/. ZURICH—OEKO-TEX announces its new label, Made in Green, a trace- able product label that allows for communication throughout the supply chain all the way to the end user. The label ensures that Made in Green tex- tiles are not only tested for harmful substances but also sustainably produced in accordance with OEKO-TEX guidelines. Sparks Schellenberg Losner Jennings

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