Heat Printing Shines at NHL All Star Event 2015

The front of the black NHL All Star replica jersey and the back of the white jersey. Look at the use of metallic and texture. The uniforms truly looked phenomenal on the ice, with the neon outlines on the numbers and the metallic patches. Just spectacular.

The front of the black NHL All Star replica jersey and the back of the white jersey. Look at the use of metallic and texture. The uniforms truly looked phenomenal on the ice, with the neon outlines on the numbers and the metallic patches. Just spectacular.

The 2015 NHL All-Star Game 2015 weekend, or NHL Fan Fair ,was one of the best hockey fan experiences we’ve ever seen, topped off by Sunday’s record-setting NHL All-Star game with 29 goals scored! It really didn’t even matter that Team Toews won, 17-12, over Team Foligno. Congratulations to the NHL for putting on such a fantastic 3-day event (the NHL re-purposed the Greater Columbus Convention Center into 200,000 square feet of hockey fan heaven) and congratulations to all the players that made it so spectacular. Stahls’ is an NHL licensee, and we couldn’t be more proud of the “all-nighter” efforts from our Stahls’ Decorating Fulfillment Center heat printing team that was on hand for the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft presented by DraftKings on Friday Jan. 23rd.  As team captainNick Foligno of the hometown Columbus Blue Jackets and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks took turns choosing players, the Stahls’ DFC team was busy printing the jerseys that each player would wear, as well as a large  number of replica jerseys that would be offered for sale on Saturday and Sunday. (SOLD OUT!)  Carl Agosta, who has many years of on-demand heat printing in high stress situations, such as the NFL Draft and the NBA All-Star Games, said the team really stepped up to the plate to heat print about 500 jerseys, which took them until about 5AM on Saturday to complete. Keep in mind that they didn’t start printing until 9:30PM Friday night, since they were printing live as the names were announced. How did we do it? In addition to Hotronix heat presses, we brought a massive inventory of names, numbers and team patches. There was also a courier that came up from Stahls’ DFC in Masontown and picked up 300 additional jerseys, got them heat printed and brought them back before the arena shop opened. On Saturday, we also had our computer tablet systems (driven by Cadworx) going that were able to take custom orders from the NHL Skills event. It was a busy, busy weekend and a dream come true for many hockey fans. I was honored to be able to attend with a few family members, including several of my hockey-crazed grand kids. If an NHL event ever comes to your town, please take the opportunity to attend. And thanks again to all the Stahls’ team members that worked so hard behind the scenes to provide on-demand heat printing for the team players and fans.

We're so proud of you! Way to deliver on time and without fail. Congratulations on a successful weekend.

The Stahls’ DFC on-demand heat printing team. We’re so proud of you! Way to deliver on time and without fail. Congratulations on a successful weekend.

The team didn't finish up until 5AM on Saturday.

The team didn’t finish up with the players’ jerseys (each one was customized as the draft was called) and the first round of 500 NHL replica jerseys until 5AM on Saturday. There was more on demand heat printing on Saturday and Sunday as they fulfilled custom fan orders.

 

The arena before the Skills Competition on Saturday. Fans were able to order custom jerseys via tablet.

The arena before the Skills Competition on Saturday. Fans were able to order custom jerseys via tablet.

Fans were able to use tablets to place custom orders driven by Cadworxlive.com technology.

Fans were able to use tablets to place custom orders driven by Cadworxlive.com technology.

Twill numbers ready to be heat applied.

Twill numbers ready to be heat applied.

The neon green outline on the numbers really made them pop--this is a trend that will continue.

The neon green outline on the numbers really made them pop–this is a trend that will continue.

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3 comments

  1. Jeff says:

    Are you still able to make jerseys with a players name on the back from the allstar game?

  2. Ted says:

    Hi Jeff, thanks for reading. We don’t sell the All Star Jerseys, but there are NHL licensed retailers online that can sell you a jersey. You can try shopnhl.com or Google it. Good luck.

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