June '16

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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20 || P R I N T W E A R J U N E 2 0 1 6 Lon Winters learned screen printing from the bottom up, starting his 20-plus-year career reclaiming screens. He has won nearly 50 international industry awards and honors, published numerous articles, and led several in - dustry seminars and workshops. Currently, he is president of Colorado-based Print This, Inc./, an international consulting firm specializing in technical advances, plant design, layout, troubleshooting, productivity, quality analysis, and complete garment-embellishing solutions. Visit for more information. Contact Winters at T he word Navajo comes from the phrase Tewa Navahu, meaning "highly cultivated lands." The Navajo Indians largely reside in New Mexico and Arizona, and originally began their tribes in the 1500s. The Navajo Indians are considered to be the largest tribe of all Native American Indians. When the Spanish came into their territory in the 1600s, the Navajo set up trading posts within the Spanish towns with their handmade items for barter. Eventually, the Spaniards and the Mexicans began to take violent action and sent in military installations to intimidate the tribes. Those who refused to surrender hid in the mountains and the canyons. Eventually, the Navajo Indians settled into a res- ervation in Fort Sumner in the late 1800s. In 1941, the Navajo Council created the Navajo Tribe's Arts and Crafts Guild, which later became the Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise (NACE). NACE adopted the "Horned Moon" logo as their trademark shortly thereafter. The store relocated from Fort Wingate, N.M. to Window Rock, Ariz., capital of the Navajo Nation. With recognition for unique handcrafted Navajo jew- elry, NACE flourished and opened more stores in Arizona and New Mexico. NACE offers a wide variety of merchandise in Native Ameri- can arts and crafts selling jewelry from local vendors, including Celebrating 75 Years FROM SOFTWARE TO SUBSTRATE B Y L O N W I N T E R S While the NACE job provided good artwork from the start and was a relatively large 500-piece order, it was to be done on a va- riety of garment styles and in multiple loca- tions. (All images courtesy the author)

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