May '18

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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2 0 1 8 M A Y P R I N T W E A R || 63 Specialty: Matte Finish PROS Colorfastness UV resistant Increased clarity in designs and letters High-definition colors BEST USES Caps Tone-on-tone Crisp lettering Items that will be in direct sunlight Shading when used in contrast with rayon or polyester threads CONS Slightly thinner than 40 weight May need to increase density Specialty: Fire Resistant PROS Flame resistant CONS Cost Color selection BEST USES Garments for fire and safety: aeronautics, motor sports, utility companies Specialty: Glow in the Dark PROS Soft and smooth feel Activated to glow when exposed to bright light CONS Glow time varies BEST USES Items to be used outdoors, children's wear, and Halloween costumes Specialty: Conductive PROS Conducts energy CONS Cost BEST USES Smart apparel Matte thread combined with metallic and rayon offer a dimensional look. (Image courtesy Hirsch Solutions Inc)

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