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Count on Johnson Plastics for sublimatable fleece products to take the chill out of the winter. They have scarves, hats, and ear warmers—just what today’s teens and booster clubs are looking for to keep warm while they cheer on their favorite sports teams. The line includes a 60-in.-by-8-in. scarf, 20-in.-diameter ear warmer, and beanie cap in adult and youth sizes. All are made of soft, supple, 8.1-ounce 100% polyester fleece with piping detail. They are easy to sublimate using large or small format printers.

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Call Johnson Plastics for Fleece Apparel from Vapor

Count on Johnson Plastics for sublimatable fleece products to take the chill out of the winter. They have scarves, hats, and ear warmers—just what today’s teens and booster clubs are looking for to keep warm while they cheer on their favorite sports teams. The line includes a 60-in.-by-8-in. scarf, 20-in.-diameter ear warmer, and beanie cap in adult and youth sizes. All are made of soft, supple, 8.1-ounce 100% polyester fleece with piping detail. They are easy to sublimate using large or small format printers.

Phone: 800.869.7800

Stahls’ CAD-CUT® Fashion-FILM® Now Available in 44 Colors

Stahls’ has added 13 new colors to CAD-CUT® Fashion-FILM®, a heat-applied graphics material that is ideal for T-shirts and other lightweight apparel. This brings the total number of available colors to 44. The new colors include matte cream, matte old gold, matte Texas orange, matte dark orange, matte light pink, matte coral, matte bright red, matte cardinal, matte lilac, matte light blue, matte teal, matte lime, and neon punch.

The material has a thin, soft-matte finish with a hotpeel release. It’s ideal for personalizing a wide range of apparel. It can be applied to cotton, polyester, and Lycra®/Spandex. See the new colors at heat-transfer-material-fashion-film.

Phone: 800.4.STAHLS

Three Styles of SubliSocks™ from JDS Industries—Plus Kits for Perfect Results

JDS Industries, Inc., offers SubliSocks™ by Vapor Apparel™. The three styles (short, crew, and training) are available in three sizes. The toes and heels are black to help prevent creasing marks during heat pressing. When sublimated using the fiberreinforced inserts, the result is a professional, finished product that is great for athletes, school team wear, leagues, and athletic retail shops. The SubliSock™ decorating kit is great for getting started sublimating socks. It contains two pressing inserts, one pair of crew length socks, one pair of short socks, and a detailed decorating instruction sheet. JDS also offers a demonstration video at JDS stocks Vapor Apparel™ products, including the socks, in five warehouses across the country for quick delivery. JDS also provides technical support from sublimation specialists with more than 20 years combined experience to ensure your finished products turn out perfectly every time! For more information, or to get samples of the new SubliSocks™ in your showroom, contact JDS Industries.

Phone: 800.843.8853 | E-mail:

SanMar: Hundreds of Apparel Products, Tons of Brands, and Millions of Sq Ft

Whether outfitting a Fortune 500 corporation or the local bowling team, retailers turn to SanMar. Family-owned since 1971, the Seattle-based company is an award-winning supplier of 17 retail, private label, and mill brands. The company supplies apparel and accessories to screen printers, embroiderers, promotional products distributors, athletic dealers, industrial launderers, and more.

SanMar is the exclusive distributor of Nike Golf, OGIO®, Eddie Bauer®, Red Kap® and New Era®. Our other retail brands include Gildan®, Anvil®, Jerzees®, Hanes®, Fruit of the Loom®, and Russell Outdoors™. SanMar also produces Port Authority®, America’s No.1 private clothing label. Red House®, Port & Company®, District®, District Made™, Sport-Tek®, CornerStone®, and Precious Cargo® complete the company’s high-quality private label offerings.

SanMar offers hundreds of products from eight national distribution centers that boast more than 4.4 million sq ft of inventory space to offer 1- or 2-day shipping to 99.7% percent of the United States.

Phone: 800.426.6399 Website:

JDS Supplies T-Shirts and Foam Kits to Sublimate Great Looking Apparel

JDS Industries, Inc., stocks Men’s Basic T-shirts by Vapor Apparel™. The Basic Tees are available in sizes XS to 5XL in 12 colors: white, ash heather, November white, blizzard blue, alpine spruce, steel, sand, safety orange, safety yellow, earth, red, and yellow. Vapor Apparel™ manufactures apparel specifically for the sublimation decoration method. The advanced spun poly-performance cloth gives the best results with the sublimation process while providing wickability, but still delivers the look and feel of organic cotton. The high-quality T-shirts feature two-needle, double-stitch seams and four-thread overlock for extra strength in the hem seams. To achieve best results on apparel with sublimation, JDS also offers the Foam Kits from Vapor Apparel™. Use of the foam kit while sublimating ensures transfer lines are not created on the garment during heat pressing. See exactly how to use the foam kit on JDS’s YouTube channel, JDSINDUSTRIES.

Phone: 800.843.8853

Turn to Wolfmark for Sashes, Shawls, and an Endless List of Accessories

There’s much more to apparel than shirts. No one knows that better than Wolfmark, which supplies everything from everyday accessories to apparel for the culinary world, schools, universities, and the workforce.

Wolfmark’s low-minimum custom wet dye sashes are perfect for any special event. These stoles use the same process as the company’s custom wet dye ties and scarves. Also in stock are solid color sashes in two lengths; they are great for heat press, screen printing, or embroidery.

Pashminas are available in 100% mercerized wool or acrylic. These fashionable ladies’ shawls can be embroidered with a logo for a memorable gift.

Wolfmark has a full line of in-stock blank accessories including ties, scarves, blankets, culinary, and winter fleece items. Many can be sublimated, embroidered, printed, or heat pressed.


Transfer, Sublimate, and Heat Press Designs and Letters from Dalco

Cash in on the latest trend with new Oversized Prints from Dalco Athletic. You can now put large, bold lettering in any stock font style across the shoulders of a drop-shoulder sweatshirt. When created in PermaCad™, a heat-seal vinyl with a Mylar® backing, the size can extend to 4 in. high by 22 in. wide. However, it must be ordered in pairs to accommodate the 44-in. width size of the roll. In other materials, the maximum design size is 4 in. high by 18 in. Other heat seal materials include Dal-Glitter/Metallic, Thermo Image, and dye sub. Thermo Image comes in a variety of patterns such as shockwave, lightning, and fire. In dye sub, you can choose from a variety of stock or custom multicolor patterns and photographic designs. Sew-in designs that come with a sew disk include Pro-Twill Sew On, Pro-Twill Kiss Cut, and dye sub. The initial order must be 10 pieces.

Dalco Athletic offers a full line of official’s uniforms and accessories as well as die-cut, water-jet cut, and kiss-cut letters, numbers, shapes, and mascots in a range of materials for decorating team and spiritwear. It also offers roll materials to cut your own. For a copy of the latest catalog, contact Dalco.

Phone: 800.288.3252

New Basketball-Themed Transfers That You Can Customize

New basketball clipart and layouts have been added to the Transfer Express website for 2014-2015 season ensuring that decorators can easily create fresh, new looks for teams, families and fans. Choose from graphics that include clipart and layouts with basketballs, nets, mascots, men players, women players, and more. There also is a selection of layouts for leagues, tournaments, championships, and team rosters.

With Easy Prints, creating a transfer is as easy as choosing a layout; changing the text, art, and colors; and pressing it. Design one or several variations and print them out for your customer to choose which one he or she likes best.

Save yourself the time and hassle of direct screen printing. Ready-to-apply, one-color designs ship the same day and by ordering extras you can quickly and easily do fill-ins for any client. Multicolor orders placed before 3 pm EST will ship in 2 working days or fewer.

Phone: 800.622.2280 | E-mail:

Great Dane Graphics Releases Apparel Art That’s Ready to Use

One of the newest categories recently added to the Great Dane Graphics collection of stock art is fashion. This category spans a wide range of styles that reflect the most popular trends happening right now.

New heraldry designs incorporate the most popular icons such as skulls, crosses, fleur de lis, shields, swords, ribbons, and scrolls. Tattoo art continues to thrive, and new designs offered include roses, leaves, scrolls, hearts, butterflies, vines, birds, and eagles. Nautical designs with a modern twist show an anchor with seahorses, koi fish, seaweed, ribbons, and sea grasses.

These recently added new designs can to be used to create screen printed shirts, digital direct-to-garment prints, signage, sublimation or digital transfers, and cut vinyl designs.

Screen printing files are separated using simulated process color separations and saved as DCS 2.0 .eps files for easy importing. Digital files are highresolution .png files saved at 14 in. with a transparent background.

For printer/cutters, graphics are formatted as CorelDRAW and .eps files. All images include a cut line and extra bleed space around the image to prevent white gaps. All designs in the collection are royalty free with no limitations on how many times they can be used. Contact Great Dane Graphics to see package choices and the full collection of designs.

Phone: 800. 829.0836 E-mail:

Save Design Time with Prep Sports Templates and Graphics

The new Prep Sports Pack from is designed to expand market opportunities while minimizing design time. The recently released collection offers a fresh take on sports and athletics with vector design templates and graphics that feature prep school classics from cricket to water polo.

The pack contains color and black-and-white versions of 50 interactive templates and 50 clip art elements for mixing and matching to create production-ready art. The pack also comes with all fonts used in the design templates. Designs and templates are available in .eps and Adobe Illustrator (.ai) formats. Templates are available in CorelDRAW (.cdr) as well. Images include balls, racquets, action graphics, oars, mallets, and horses. With categories including cricket, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, polo, and rowing and crew, the Prep Sports Pack positions you to go after nonmainstream sports markets.

The vector designs can be used for screen and direct-to-garment printing, heat transfers, sublimation, rhinestones, and other types of apparel decoration. Everything is royalty free with unlimited usage. Like all content, specific prep sports clip art and designs also can be purchased individually. View the entire package at vector-clip-art-design-blog/new-pack-prep-sports.

Phone: 747.777.2942 | E-mail: | Website:

Make a Statement with Sublimated Shoelaces

JDS Industries, Inc., introduces Sublimatable Shoelaces in three lengths: 36 in., 45 in. and 54 in. Bling out footwear by personalizing laces with team mascots, school names, club affiliations, or any other design to attract attention. The Sublimatable Shoelaces are stocked in all 14 nationwide JDS warehouse locations. For more information or to get samples in your showroom, contact JDS.

Phone: 800.843.8853

Stahls’ Releases 2015 NHL Winter Classic Kits

Every January, the National Hockey League hosts the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, which features two teams playing outdoors. The upcoming game is scheduled for Thursday, January 1, 2015, featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. Stahls’ makes it easy for decorators to create licensed jerseys with official player names and numbers of this year’s teams with its 2015 NHL Winter Classic Player Kit. Each kit includes player name, player number, sleeve number, and an official NHL player label and hang tag. The Washington Capitals Winter Classic kit features a felt on twill combination and the Chicago Blackhawks Winter Classic kit features a one-color twill. Each name and number can be set in place with a heat press, but must be sewn for permanent application. You also can personalize an NHL jersey with your customer’s name and number. To order, go to www.stahls. com/official-nhl-player-name-number.

Phone: 800.4.STAHLS (800.478.2457)

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The Awards and Personalization Association is the organization for retailers and suppliers of personalized and customized items. By providing education, meetings, and access to a vibrant network of professionals, the Awards and Personalization Association is the one place to ensure the growth of your talent, your business, and your professional community.

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