Doro join the soft revolution
With the chance of being outside in this snowy weather a continued likelihood, being conspicuous to traffic is a very important issue. Safety wear can, of course be purchased as standard with the reflective strips already attached but there is then an opportunity to personalise the safety clothing by adding graphics; company logos and sports club emblems. And why not offer that little extra by adding an element of reflectivity to the Logo. By using Doro Tape’s brand new Silva-Lite Pro you can offer a completely different dimension to their personalised printwear.
Doro Tape has just launched the Silva-Lite Pro; arguably one of the best reflective films for cad cutting and heat pressing on the market today. This highly reflective flex film reflects the light with a brilliant silver-white intensity. In fact Silva-Lite Pro meets the European Standard for reflectivity (En 471:2003+A1:2007) making it possible to use on safety clothing for emergency services, police and councils. There must be times when individual officers or firemen need to be identified easily in situation where light is poor. Good reflective decals would be ideal in this situation and cad cut heat pressable films such as Silva-Lite Pro are ideal for this type of work.
One big improvement on the original Silva-Lite is the use of a sticky backed liner for the film. This makes it even easier to cut and weed, allowing for really small graphics to be achieved.
This film is very versatile in that it can be applied to virtually any type of garment, whether it is a waterproof nylon jacket; a Lycra running top; a fleece or a cotton t-shirt. It has passed the domestic ISO 6330 domestic wash test at 600C and the manufacturers are at this time expecting it to pass the industrial wash test ISO 15797 at 750C to include tumble drying. This means it is ideal for private use or for corporate and sports clubs where garments may be cleaned on a more industrial scale.
Doro Tape now stock Silva-Lite Pro alongside their extensive range of flex films for the personalisation of garments. The film is supplied at 500mm width by the metre, on a next day delivery service throughout the UK.
It’s time to start thinking about your entries for the prestigious 2013 Printwear & Promotion Garment Decoration Awards which showcase the very best in promotional garment decoration, from screen, transfer and sublimation printing to embroidery or a combination of embellishments.
The winners and runners-up will be announced at Printwear & Promotion Live 2013, which takes place in Hall 12, at the NEC, Birmingham, from February 24 to 26, where the winning entries will be on display for the expected 4,000 plus visitors to see.
As well as having your work showcased amongst your peers, winners and runners-up which each receive a beautiful cut glass, engraved trophy.
This year, the categories have been extended to include:
1. Best screen print on a light garment (manual)
2. Best screen print on a light garment (automatic)
3. Best screen print on a dark garment (manual)
4. Best screen print on a dark garment (automatic)
5. Best direct to garment inkjet print
6. Best dye sublimation print
7. Best transfer print (non dye sublimation)
8. Best embroidery
9. Best combined or other decoration
The closing date for entries is January 11th, 2013. Please note that entries received after this date cannot be accepted.
Please remember to attach a separate sheet with your entry providing a brief description, technical details and materials used (see rule 7). Entries should be sent to Georgia Moore, Printwear & Promotion, Datateam Business Media Ltd, London Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8LY.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM AND RULES
For any further information contact the editor, Debbie Eales, email email@example.com or call 01622 699198.
Offer your customer something special for their printwear design. The Starflex colours can add an extra pizzazz to any garment graphic.
The Starflex metal flake is a holographic type film that sparkles and changes with movement making it highly visible in daylight and bright lights.
Perfect for special event clothing such as Hen and Stag wear, or Nightclub t-shirts, these films are designed to really stand out from the crowd!
Starflex can be used on all cotton & polyester garments and mixes of both.
Available from stock in 8 highly glossy colours, this film is easy to cut and weed even into very fine detailed graphics, for example tiny dots to imitate rhinestone effects!