May '16

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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BUSINESS WATCH 10 || P R I N T W E A R M A Y 2 0 1 6 Big Frog Custom T-Shirts Partners with Under Armour DUNEDIN, Fla.—Garment decorators Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More has formed a partnership with Under Armour. The partnership adds Big Frog to the small population of decorators who are official Under Armour dealers. To date, only two percent of decorators hold this distinction. "We are thrilled to have earned the trust and partnership of such a well-known, exceptional brand in the industry that is sure to give us an elite competitive advantage," says Dr. Tina Bacon DeFrece, president of Big Frog. The partnership between Big Frog and Under Armour comes as a byproduct of Big Frog's existing partnership with alphabroder, a supplier of Under Armour. A press release issued by Big Frog also cites the ability to "maintain control over distribution and design" as a major contributing factor to the partnership. "We look forward to a thriving partnership with Under Armour for years to come, and know our customers will be beyond excited to have such a quality product added to our offerings for their garment decorating needs," adds DeFrece. Big Frog's popular direct-to- garment franchise model has seen significant growth since its inception in 2009. The company currently counts 65 locations in 22 states, and projects that number to increase to 80 stores by the end of 2016. Hirsch Changes Name to Reflect Values HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Hirsch International Corp. changes its company name to Hirsch Solutions Inc. The name change is intended to reflect the company's commitment as a full-solution provider to apparel decorators of all types and sizes. "It is the solutions we offer to anyone who wants to get started or upgrade in the industry that set us apart from the competition," says Paul Gallagher, CEO. "Since our inception in 1968, it has always been our mission to provide not only products but help in the form of education and support to a diverse customer base." Nazdar SourceOne Names Azerbaijan Distributor SHAWNEE, Kan.—Nazdar SourceOne appoints Altair Servis MMC as the distributor for its digital ink solutions in Azerbaijan. Altair Servis is a leading print equipment company in the region, representing multiple brands, including names like Ricoh, Oki, GCC, Mutoh, and Xante. Appointing a distributor in this region of the world widens Nazdar's international network, as Azerbaijan sits at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. "Altair Servis MMC is an important part in the international puzzle of distribution for us," says Mark Britton, Nazdar territory manager for Azerbaijan. "As Nazdar continues to expand its geographic channels to market, new territories have become one of the most important methods of expanding our sales growth."

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