The Future of AI in Decorated Apparel is Now!

May 9, 2024 |

It seems like only yesterday generative artificial intelligence (AI) and AI in general were being described as the technology of the future. But if the experience of the first two Impressions Expos of 2024 is any indicator, the future is now.

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Impressions Expo Fort Worth Resource Page

May 2, 2024 |

With another successful Impressions Expo in Atlantic City, New Jersey, now in the books, it’s time for apparel decorators, and screen printing, embroidery, heat pressing and digital decorating equipment and materials suppliers to start thinking about Impressions Expo Fort Worth.

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Editorial: Sustainability and Decorated Apparel

April 4, 2024 |

Environmental awareness and a sensitivity to social justice in general has long been integral to much of the decorated-apparel industry, which is only right given the fashion and apparel industry is also one of the world’s great polluters.

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Shirt Lab 2024 Registration Now Open

March 12, 2024 |

The in-person decorated-apparel industry educational conference Shirt Lab 2024, set to take place April 19-20 in Austin, Texas, has announced its lineup and is accepting registrations from those interested in attending.

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Impressions Expo Atlantic City Preview

March 5, 2024 |

With a little over two weeks to go until the Impressions Expo decorated apparel trade show in Atlantic City, New Jersey (March 21-23), the numbers are now officially in, and the event looks to be bigger than ever.

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Impressions Atlantic City Conference Series Has It All

February 15, 2024 |

This year’s series of conference sessions scheduled to take place March 20-23 as part of Impressions Expo 2024 in Atlantic City, New Jersey (March 21-23) will include speakers and panelists addressing everything from decorated apparel pricing to artificial intelligence and heat pressing.

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Editorial: The Cat’s Meow!

February 2, 2024 |

When the headline “Personalized Cat Photo Hoodies” popped up on my laptop during a recent Google search, whatever else may have been on my to-do list immediately fell by the wayside.

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Vastex Upgrades Infrared Flash Cure Models

December 28, 2023 |

The AirFlash and RedFlash infrared flash cure models from Vastex International Inc., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, are now equipped with a receptacle that allows the user to plug a three-foot power cord for an optional AutoFlash™ head rotation unit into the rear of the flash head.

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613 Originals appoints Deric Hoch as CEO

December 11, 2023 |

613 Originals recently announced the appointment of Deric Hoch as its new Chief Executive Officer. Hoch replaces Frank Flanagan, 613 Originals’ founder, who will continue to contribute to the company in the revised role of advisor and board member.

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Roland DG Acquires UAB Dimense print

August 2, 2023 |

Roland DG Corporation, Hamamatsu, Japan, has announced the acquisition of shares for UAB Dimense print, a subsidiary of UAB VEIKA, a manufacturer and vendor for wallpaper-related products headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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Threadfast Debuts Blank T-shirt with Embedded NFC Chip

April 28, 2023 |

Threadfast Apparel has debuted its latest offering, the TAP Tee, a T-shirt, which allows customers to connect with a personalized digital experience by tapping their smartphone onto an NFC (near-field communication) chip that in turn directs them to a website, app, video or social media post.

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Next Level Apparel Expands Globally

March 7, 2023 |

Next Level Apparel (NLA), Los Angeles, recently announced the acquisition of Germany-based Stedman GmbH, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of premium casual and sportswear blank apparel for the printwear industry.

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Inktavo and ROQ.US Announce Partnership

March 1, 2023 |

Inktavo, a provider of software solutions for the apparel decoration industry, and ROQ.US, a provider of automated digital and screen-printing equipment, have joined forces to, “Bring new innovation and inspire unseen growth to the field.”

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