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October '13

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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Business Watch Love Rewards PHOENIX—Workhorse Products announces that Dave Brown, owner, Blowfish Artworks, a one-man screen printing operation in Yulee, Fla., is the winner of its Video Testimonial Contest. Brown is awarded $1,000 worth of Workhorse equipment, parts or service for his video about how much he loves his Freedom six-color automatic press. Brown's video was created by Jellyfish Smack Productions, a production company owned and operated by his son Isaac Brown and his wife Ana Paula Habib. The winning video can be viewed on the Workhorse Facebook page. Contestant Wins Bling ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich.—Stahls' ID Direct and Stahls' Transfer Express announce the winner of the Summer of Bling June/July contest. A design by Kim Stroud of Barnesville, Ga. garnered the highest number of votes by fans of the Stahls' ID Direct Facebook page for having the most creative Glitter Flake design. She won a rhinestone-covered Stahls' Hotronix 16" X 20" Auto Open Clam heat press on a Stahls' Hotronix Heat Press Caddie stand. The Summer of Bling contest offered decorators the opportunity to win by submitting a photo of their original design made with Stahls' Glitter Flake heat transfer material. To view the Summer of Bling contest entries, visit www.facebook. com/stahlsheatprinting. 8 | Printwear PW_OCT13.indd 8 October 2013 Industry Updates DEER PARK, N.Y.—BITO and Tohoku Seiki Industries (TSI) form a partnership that results in the purchase of the Italy-based Proel s.r.l. The newly purchased company will be called Proel TSI. Production of Proel equipment will move to TSI's facilities in Yamagata, Japan. Software development, customer service and support will be moved to a new facility in Italy. Keitaro Harada will serve as the new company president, while Ed Balady, president of BITO USA, will serve as vice president of Proel TSI. ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich.—Great Garment Graphics releases two new videos called "Location, Location, Location" and "How To Create Tourist Sales." The first features ideas of additional places to offer decorations on products. In the second, Andy Curtiss, sales rep, Transfer Express, focuses on ideas to capture more vacation and travel business. Both videos can be seen at www.greatgarmentgraphics.com. ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich.—Stahls' Hotronix creates a video that demonstrates the use of its new shoe platen as well as offers a variety of ideas and applications. Josh Ellsworth, general manager, CAD-CUT Direct, hosts the video "Tools To Increase Your Return On Investment—The Shoe Platen from Hotronix." A variety of shoes are decorated in the video. To view, go to www. youtube.com/watch?v=klKijVBZyjk. KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Sportsman Cap & Bag creates a mobile version of its website which is reported to offer functionality with mobile-friendly navigation. Customers can view inventory both in stock and on order, view pricing, place orders, view invoices, and track shipments. Visit www.sportsmancaps.com for more. October 2013 9/16/13 11:41 AM

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