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A Look Back at Cam and Peyton

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This picture is from a post back in 2012, where I talked about printing the NFL Allstar jerseys with CADPrintz.

This picture is from a post back in 2012, where I talked about printing the NFL Allstar jerseys with CAD-Printz.

This pic of Peyton was from a post back in 2012 as well, when it was being decided what number he would be. Read the comment on the blog from Chris

This pic of Peyton was from a post back in 2012 as well, when it was being decided what number jersey he would wear. Read the comment on the blog from Chris Tripucka, whose father Frank Tripucka offered up his retired number 18 jersey when Peyton joined the Broncos.

Sunday Feb. 7th we will witness the NFL championship football showdown between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, or better yet, between Cam Newton and Peyton Manning. Just looking back at some old posts where we mentioned Cam and Peyton. Make sure you check out the comment on the Peyton Manning post from Chris Tripucka, about how his father Frank Tripucka offered up his retired number 18 jersey when Peyton joined the Broncos. Enjoy the game everyone. And the commercials too. 

The Importance of Sharp Cutter Blades

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To get the best results when cutting CAD-CUT heat transfer materials, make sure your blades are properly installed and sharp!

To get the best results when cutting CAD-CUT heat transfer materials, make sure your blades are properly installed and sharp!

Please listen to what Courtney has to say about getting the best results possible when cutting CAD-CUT heat transfer materials. It’s all about the blade. We can’t emphasize enough how important a proper, sharp blade is to the success of your cutting job. For more information on blades, click here. 

Production Ready Art On Demand

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Dane Clement of Great Dane Graphics introduces his new subscription art service at the Long Beach ISS Show in January.

Dane Clement of Great Dane Graphics introduces his new subscription art service at the Long Beach ISS Show in January.

If you’ve always wanted to hire the best artist in the industry but didn’t think you could afford to, think again. Now you can have affordable subscription access to royalty free, production ready artwork created by Great Dane Graphics.  As the imprinted sportswear industry’s leading creator of high quality, full color art, the entire collection is  now available on a subscription basis. That’s right, thousands of pieces of royalty-free, production ready artwork that’s fit for a wide variety of decorating methods. (There’s even a subscription for embroidery ready artwork files!) So whether you own a Direct to Garment printer, screen printing press, printer/cutter, cutter or inkjet laser printer, you can choose the output method of your choice. And even better, you can add text with “The Customizer,” a feature within the subscription service. We’ve made it super easy to find the art you are looking for with a search feature. When you purchase a monthly or yearly subscription, you can download up to 200 pieces of art per month. There is NO OTHER production ready art subscription service like this. Click here to search our files yourself and learn more about this exciting new way to get high quality, full color, production ready art you need. Impress your customers with your new art skills today. If you already have a subscription, please comment and let us know how you are using it. Your feedback is important to us.

NHL All-Star Jerseys are All-Heat-Printing

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Stahls' has been a licensee for the NHL for over 13 years and we were on hand to make sure all the uniforms were ready to go for the NHL AllStar game in Nashville on Sunday.

Stahls’ has been a licensee for the NHL for over 13 years and we were on hand to make sure all the uniforms were ready to go for the NHL AllStar game in Nashville on Sunday.

Our big day on the ice with the Detroit Red Wings Alumni wasn’t our only involvement with the NHL this past weekend. A team of 8 people from Stahls’ Decorating Fulfillment center was busy printing NHL All-Star jerseys all weekend at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. According to Carl Agosta, who sent me all these photos, “We heat printed close to 3,000 jerseys this weekend, practically selling out the stock on hand.” Our team was set up in the concourse, allowing fans, VIPs, players’ family members and just about anyone willing to shell out up to $225 for a custom jersey to have a shirt heat printed on demand. Orders were placed via touchscreen computer systems powered by Cadworx (Cadworxlive.com) software and the average wait time for a custom shirt was usually around 10 minutes. “I’ve been doing this for many, many years,” reported Carl, and this was the fastest, smoothest execution of our custom jersey heat printing service I’ve ever seen.” Everything flowed like clockwork. Approximately 1600 of the jerseys sold were pre-decorated at our custom fulfillment center Stahls’ DFC in Masontown, Pennsylvania.  The remaining jerseys were all decorated and customized on site at the Bridgestone Arena. Keep in mind that ALL the decoration elements on the jerseys were heat applied using Hotronix heat presses. They featured screen printed no-sew Perma-Twill numbers and digitally printed no-sew Perma-TWILL® Tackle Twill patches and no-sew Perma-TWILL® Tackle Twill lettering for the names.

Hotronix Air Fusions were key in getting the heat printing done with ease. It is the ideal high-volume production machine.

Hotronix Air Fusions were key in getting the heat printing done with ease. It is the ideal high-volume production machine.

Official NHL AllStar numbers are ready to  be heat printed at the NHL AllStar game held in Nashville.

Official NHL AllStar numbers are ready to be heat printed at the NHL All-Star game held in Nashville.

Ready for the players to pick up at the NHL AllStar event in Nashville.

Ready for pick up at the NHL All-Star event in Nashville. The average time wait time for a personalized All-Star jersey was around 10 minutes. Orders are placed on touchscreen computers powered by Cadworxlive.com software and heat printed in just minutes.

Thanks for all your hard work at the NHL All-Star event. Carl said it was the smoothest, fastest heat printing he has witnessed in a long time.

Thanks for all your hard work at the NHL All-Star event. Carl said it was the smoothest, fastest heat printing he has witnessed in a long time.

You don't often run across 14-letter last names, but thanks to the ability to custom cut any name in no-sew twill, personalization with any length name is possible.

You don’t often run across 14-letter last names, but thanks to the ability to custom cut any name in no-sew twill, personalization with any length name is possible.

 

Six letter last names also, no problem. Carl estimates that 25% of the jerseys sold featured fan names, the rest featured favorite NHL players. Fans come from all over the country to watch their favorite players in this event.

Six letter last names also, no problem. Carl estimates that 25% of the jerseys sold featured fan names, the rest featured favorite NHL players. Fans come from all over the country to watch their favorite players in this event.

Frozen Fish Fiasco Huge Success

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Kari, Trevor and Dan Stahl representing for Team Stahl.

Kari, Trevor and Dan Stahl representing for Team Stahl. Mary and I were very happy to see them on the ice again together.

On Saturday January 30th 2016,  Stahls’ participated in our first Frozen Fish Fiasco and it was a huge success. During this fundraising event, our intrepid Team Stahls’ hockey players faced off against the revered Detroit Red Wings Alumni Team at Clark Park, (Detroit’s only regulation-sized outdoor ice rink) in an event designed to raise money to support youth hockey in southwest Detroit. We were very happy to see so many people from Stahls’ out at the rink on Saturday supporting this worthy cause. It’s always fun when you can cheer as either team scores. Mark Wells of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team was instrumental in helping to get Team Stahls’ ready for the event and he also took care of the official puck drop at the start of the game.  On Saturday, the sun was shining and the temperatures hovered in the high 40’s, providing a perfect setting for the large number of fans on hand to enjoy the game. The Red Wings Alumni, which included Mickey Redmond and Darren McCarty, were all wonderful sportsmen who played with talent and good humor and respected our team’s desire to put on a good show. We even managed to score 8 goals (I believe the final score was 8-9). It was a lot of fun and the sublimated jerseys we produced for both teams were a huge hit. Thanks to everyone who came out to the park and to all those behind the scenes at Stahls’ that helped make the event a success. See you next year?

Group photo of both teams on the ice before the game.

Group photo of both teams on the ice before the game.

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Kari made us proud!

Kari made us proud!

Ready to take the ice.

Ready to take the ice.

Looking good Team Stahl!

Looking good Team Stahl!

Mary and I were honored to have Mark Wells as part of this event for Team Stahl.

Mary and I were honored to have Mark Wells as part of this event for Team Stahl.

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A perfect day on the ice.

A perfect day on the ice.

Custom heat printed hats were sold to raise funds for the Clark Park Coalition.

Custom heat printed hats were sold to raise funds for the Clark Park Coalition.

Russ Corey from Team Stahl.

Russ Corey from Team Stahl.

Alda and AC at the Frozen Fish Fiasco.

Alda and AC at the Frozen Fish Fiasco.

Red Wings Alum Darin McCarty with young fans from Team Stahl.

Red Wings Alum Darren McCarty with young fans from Team Stahl.

A few words with Mark Wells after the game.

A few words with Mark Wells after the game.

The kids wanted their turn on the ice!

The kids wanted their turn on the ice!

ALL the Stahl grandkids had a front row seat behind the glass. They loved watching mom/aunt Kari, Uncle Trevor and dad/uncle Daniel skate for Team Stahl.

ALL the Stahl grandkids had a front row seat behind the glass. They loved watching mom/aunt Kari, Uncle Trevor and dad/uncle Daniel skate for Team Stahl.

Joe Ferlito from the Franco Group, thanks for being a part of the team.

Joe Ferlito from the Franco Group, thanks for being a part of the team.

Stahls' has been a licensee for the NHL for over 13 years.

Stahls’ has been a licensee for the NHL for over 13 years.

Paul Sabatini talks to the press. Congrats on your goals Paul.

Paul Sabatini talks to the press. Congrats on your goals Paul.

Front row viewing for the youngest fans!

Front row viewing for the youngest fans!

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Dan Stahl makes sure we are able to score a few more goals by escorting the Red Wings Alumni goalie behind the net!

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One way to score more against the Red Wings Alumni team? Push the goalie behind the net! Good idea Dan.

One way to score more against the Red Wings Alumni team? Push the goalie behind the net! Good idea Dan.

Thank you all for coming! We hope to see you here again next year.

Thank you all for coming! We hope to see you here again next year.