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Printing Foil on Pant Legs

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It's easy to heat print on pant legs and even easier to add foil finishes. This StahlsTV video shows you how.

It’s easy to heat print on pant legs and even easier to add foil finishes. This StahlsTV video shows you how.

All the major brands are doing it. Discover how easy it is to heat print on pant legs. Life gets even easier when you have the right heat press platen. But you can also print on pant legs without one. This StahlsTV video shows you how you can print on pant legs and also how to add the special effect of heat transfer foil. Stahls’ recently added 14 new foil colors so we probably have your school’s color available.

A Visit from Matt Carlson, NSGA

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We had a great visit with Matt Carlson from NSGA last week. Thank for the commemorative boxing gloves signed by Sugar Ray Leonard.

We had a great visit with Matt Carlson from NSGA last week. Thank you for the commemorative boxing glove signed by Sugar Ray Leonard.

Last week we were honored with a visit from Matt Carlson, President and CEO of the National Sporting Goods Association. We have always supported the NSGA in their efforts to better serve their members. In addition to chatting with Josh Ellsworth about developing StahlsTV content specifically for sporting goods stores, we had the opportunity to show Matt our latest developments in heat printing and also took a tour of our Manufacturing and Engineering Center. The Rio 2016 Olympics were also a topic. We both agreed that the sporting goods industry usually experiences a little spike during Olympic years. People become inspired to try sports that may not have been on their radar–especially after seeing the huge success of our Olympians across the board, from judo and wrestling to steeplechase, rowing, canoeing and so many swimming, gymnastics and track and field events. Did you know there are currently 41 different sports in which you can participate in the Summer Olympics? Golf was back for the first time in 112 years. It has also recently been confirmed that the Olympic Committee will add five additional sports for 2020, which include surfing, karate, baseball/softball and sports climbing. This is an eye-opening experience for future athletes who are able to get a glimpse of sports other than the professional baseball, football or basketball coverage we are used to watching. Thank you for stopping in Matt. It was great spending time and sharing ideas with you.

 

About Those Safety Pins…

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Even the gold-medal winning USA gymnast Simone Biiles has to safety pin a bib on her leotard at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Even the gold-medal winning USA gymnast Simone Biiles has to safety pin a bib on her $1,200 leotard at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Today’s athletes won’t settle for less than sweat-wicking singlets, form fitting speed suits, and computer-modeled polyurethane fabrics with aerodynamic properties. And it’s not just normal nylon, Lycra, Spandex, polyester and polyurethane fibers we’re talking about. When Nike unveiled the TurboSpeed in 2012, it featured golf-ball type dimples in the surface of the polyester, with the dimples positioned to improve running performances. The Speedo LZR, introduced at the Beijing Olympics, was so fast it helped swimmers break 130 speed records in 17 months following the games and was eventually banned from the sport.  Suffice it to say, A LOT of thought goes into creating performance wear for athletes, especially at the Olympic level. So why. oh why–I’m wondering– do the Olympians still have to take safety pins in hand and destroy all that beauty and aerodynamic research when they pin on those hideous, flapping, awkward, wind-catching number or name bibs? It’s bad enough that the runners have to find enough fabric on their running suits to which they can be pinned. But what about the gymnasts that have to puncture their $1200 Swarovski-crystal studded custom leotards? It’s hard to believe that in this day and age a better alternative hasn’t been made available to athletes. I know the technology exists. I know that there are high quality, pressure sensitive adhesives out there and that the ability to digitally print custom names and numbers for any number of athletes on demand is not a problem. I’m know I’m not the only one that thinks this way. Sincerely looking forward to the day when the Olympic Committee bans safety pins.

Upcoming StahlsTV Webinars

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Mark your calendar for Tuesday August 16 to see this informative webinar on heat printing fall team uniforms from StahlsTV.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday August 16 to see this informative webinar on heat printing fall team uniforms from StahlsTV.

How To Decorate Regulation Uniforms for Fall Sports 

The fall sports season is upon us and you will soon be called on to start producing uniforms. This live classroom will help you feel comfortable knowing that you are decorating uniforms for fall sports the right way using the best methods.In this class you will learn:
• The most effective decoration methods for uniforms
• The standards of number and letter size per sport
• General tricks and tips of uniform decoration
• How to take advantage of add on sales opportunities
Learn how to print reflective on performance and fitness wear. Don't miss this. Presented by StahlsTV and Courtney Kubitza.

Learn how to print reflective on performance and fitness wear. Don’t miss this. Presented by StahlsTV and Courtney Kubitza.

Tue, Aug 23, 2016

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM EDT

The demand for fitness apparel and athletic clothing is continuing to rise, giving apparel decorators more ways to make money from the new market. Learn how to give your athletic and fitness apparel an edge with reflective heat transfer materials.In this class you will learn:
• What to look for in reflective heat transfer materials
• How to heat press popular fitness clothing and athletic apparel with basic and fashion heat transfer vinyl
• How to choose top wholesale blanks that incorporate reflective decoration

Click here to register

Boost Business with Team Packages

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Everything you wanted to know about printing team jerseys in this Impressions Magazine article by StahlsTV educator and heat printing expert Courtney Kubitza.

Everything you wanted to know about marketing team packages to leagues, schools or teams in this Impressions Magazine article by StahlsTV educator and heat printing expert Courtney Kubitza.

If you have always wanted to up your marketing game and sell more custom apparel to your current customers, as well as appeal to new customers, you need to know more about Team Packages. This Impressions Magazine article, “The Art of Assembling Team Packages” is written by StahlsTV Courtney Kubitza.   Click here to read the digital format. Fantastic ideas that anyone can incorporate–such as developing Basic, Pro and Elite packages, fundraising ideas and more.