Supplier Profiles

  • Absolute Apparel
  • AJS
  • Amaya Sales UK
  • Dae Ha UK
  • Friedheim
  • Gildan
  • Grafityp
  • Hybrid Services
  • Just Cool by AWDis
  • Just Hoods by AWDis
  • Kids Wholesale
  • Kustom Kit
  • Livingstone
  • PRO RTX
  • Quadra
  • Regatta Professional
  • Resolute DTG
  • Result
  • Snuggle
  • SPIRO
  • Target Transfers
  • Work-Guard
  • Xpres
  • YES Ltd

Bringing something different

Atlantis is the headwear brand of the future

Since moving into its 150,000sq ft warehouse, Absolute Apparel has grown from strength to strength.

The trusted favourites of Gildan, Fruit of the Loom, Russell, Dickies and Regatta are ever popular and Absolute Apparel is proud to be their official distributor.

However, the distributor understands that from time to time its customers need something different, which is why Absolute Apparel has been bringing influential continental brands to the UK market. Brands such as Korntex, Stedman and Atlantis have proven success across Europe and give customers more choice with access to products that they can’t find elsewhere in the UK.

Modern and functional safetywear

The Korntex high-visibility range has all the safety features your customers need. From the colourful KXMF Multifunction Vest, to the KXRJ High Vis Premium Site Jacket, this is a must have range for anyone looking for safetywear.

Developed while running a printshop in Germany, Korntex understands decoration techniques and has developed its range to be perfect for embellishment and comfortable to wear.

Italian-designed headwear

Atlantis is the largest imprint cap brand in Europe and Absolute Apparel quickly saw the opportunity to bring some added fashion appeal to the UK.

The Italian attention to detail on styling, fits and fabrics makes these products ideal for retail and merch collections. But Atlantis doesn’t stop there. Sponsors of the World Rally Championship using its sportiest styles, proudly environmental with ranges made from recycled plastic bottles and innovators in wearable tech with the new NFC caps, Atlantis is the headwear brand of the future.

On trend basics, fashion and sportswear

The Stedman collection has much to offer with retail quality garments in contemporary fits.

The Green Urban range is a fashion forward, environmentally sustainable line of 100% OCS certified organic cotton, while the Active collection captures the essence of the sports luxe trend with its range of premium athleisure products. Absolute Apparel particularly loves the Active Seamless Flow range where the multi-coloured gradient tops blend into the colour of the co-ordinated bottoms, the quality of which would rival any you could find on the high street!

All styles in the range are available in both mens and ladies versions to create a comprehensive range for the style conscious.

Casual Classics expands for 201

Quality fabrics and exceptional price points

The increasingly popular Casual Classics brand has expanded its offering for 2019 with babywear, sportswear and workwear. The new C112 Premium Triple Stitched poloshirt is a hardwearing staple in a heavyweight fabric, ideal for any workplace.

Just launched is the C1100 Original Tech T-Shirt in 14 colours, including a range of neons, and the C150 Original Tech polo shirt in breathable polyester pique.

Casual Classics offers a comprehensive range of premium fabrics at exceptional price points and stocked in large volume – your customers won’t need to compromise on quality to hit any budget!

Unrivalled service

The Absolute Apparel team pride themselves on being problem-solvers.  Take the company’s unrivalled service levels for example:  all orders are guaranteed before 12pm next day and with 99.89% picking accuracy level, you know your order will arrive how and when you need it.

So, when did you last look at Absolute Apparel?  Things are changing rapidly for the distributor, but what will never change is Absolute Apparel’s commitment to giving its customers the best service and value in the industry.

www.absoluteapparel.co.uk

Service, service, service

AJS is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year

AJS Embroidery Services was established in 1994 making it the longest running embroidery machine distributor in the UK.

AJS is comprised of a dedicated team of 11 based at the head office just off junction 26 of the M1 in Nottingham. Being so centrally located gives AJS a great base for national support.

AJS has five engineers based in the Nottingham office and well as five official resellers with support in regional offices in Balbriggan (North County Dublin), Cowdenbeath (Scotland), Northampton, Faringdon (Oxfordshire) and Newport in Gwent (Wales)

AJS’ staff and associates have an accumulative knowledge of the garment decoration business of over 300 years making the company a force to be reckoned with.

All the software AJS sells is covered by its engineers and regional offices, as well as two specialists at head office.

AJS’ strengths are:
• Knowing its products inside out. All staff are fully factory trained on all products.
• Supporting its customers in any way possible to make them happy, productive and of course profitable.
• Following trends and keeping at the forefront with products and ideas
• Service, service and service. AJS sells great products to our customers which are market leaders in their own rights and the team have always had the philosophy that as well as great products, sales staff and engineers, service is the most important thing customers are looking for and AJS strives to give the best service it can.

Tajima embroidery machines

AJS’ main product is the Tajima embroidery machine. Tajima, which started in 1944, has been manufacturing machines by the Tajima family in Japan since 1964. Since the first machine Tajima manufactured it has led the industry in innovation and design right up to the present day. Tajima has designed over 3,000 models of machine and distributed to over 100 countries worldwide.

As well as embroidery machines AJS also supplies Pulse Software, GEMfix Rhinestone, Seit Laser and Coloreel thread printing machinery.

Design created using the Pulse Microsystems embroidery software

Pulse Microsystems embroidery software

Pulse Microsystems is the industry-leading developer of software for product personalisation, apparel decoration creation and automation.
Led by Tas Tsonis, Brian Goldberg, and Claude Vlandis, Pulse continues to create innovative software for a comprehensive range of personalization media, such as embroidery, digital print, sublimation, laser cutting and etching, rotary engraving, and more. Pulse has achieved continued success worldwide by spearheading the technologies behind emerging market trends.

AJS is a distributor for GEMfix

GEMfix rhinestone and cutting machines

Tajiservi, which manufacture the GEMfix and cutting machines, also started back in 1994 as the Tajima agent in Santo Tirso Portugal. It developed its own engineering department, has designed and built many machines related to and specially made to aid the garment decorator.

Seit Elettronica lasers

Service, ethics, innovation and technology have been inside Seit’s DNA since day one. All Seit’s products are made to provide better quality and the highest safety standard. Enriching the production process of customers has been the target for more than 38 years.

Seit Elettronica is a leading company in the production of laser machines and induction machines in medium and high frequency. The company is located in Valdobbiadene, in the Treviso province, few kilometres away from Vicenza and Venice.

Seit started out in a small local environment, the company gained a leading role first in the induction sector, operating in the eyewear, dental, goldsmith and industrial fields and since 2000 in the sector of laser machines for textile and footwear industries.

Coloreel thread colouring system

Coloreel is a Swedish technology innovation company within the textile industry. Since 2009 the company has developed the Coloreel technology, a ground-breaking innovation that enables high-quality colouring of textile thread on demand, opening amazing new design possibilities.
Coloreel first product based on the technology is a thread colouring unit which is created to be used with industrial embroidery machines. In the future, the technology can also be used for sewing, knitting, weaving and more.

AJS plans to be around for many years to come by constantly analysing the market, trends and most of all customers’ needs.

www.ajsemb.uk

Another excellent year in both new products and growth

Over the years Amaya has built up a reputation for exceptional support and providing a range of leading products. To support this, Amaya has industry specialists in embroidery and print that can advise you on the best way forward for your business. The company delivers, installs and trains you on your choice of product and helps you gain the fastest return on investment from your purchase.

There are many variations of digital printing and Amaya offers most of them from vinyl to transfer, print and cut and direct to garment printing. Amaya has the experts in place to advise on the most cost-effective product for your business.

If you are in embroidery and want to add print to your business or visa versa, please give us a call or head online.

Amaya has fully working showrooms in both Nottinghamshire and Hampshire, as well as a facility at PenCarrie’s Academy in Exeter. Arrange a demonstration at the most convenient for you and come and talk to one of Amaya’s experts.

The Kornit Atlas

Kornit Digital DTG printers

Kornit is one of the leaders in the industry and provides a great range of fully industrial printers from the Breeze through the Storm, the Avalanche, the new Atlas, right up to the Vulcan. All the Kornit models have built in automatic pre-treatment which saves massively on time, cost and labour. Kornit has recently launched the Poly Pro, which is the first printer to fully work with polyester.

Screen printers should now take a good look at how Kornit DTG can improve the efficiency and profitability of their business.

The latest model to be released for cotton is the Atlas, which will produce nearly twice as much as the Avalanche. These printers have reduced the price per print cost down significantly. It can now be as low as 0.50p on an A3 sized full colour print. This is competing very well with screen print on orders of up to 750 units. All the Kornit models are excellent for web to print technology.

For curing and drying the printed garments Amaya offers the full range of Chiossi e Cavazzuti dryers.

Texjet DTG printers by Polyprint

Amaya has distributed the Texjet range of printers for over 12 years and has found that they are a robust piece of equipment which provides first class print quality.

They can be left for around 30 days with the power switched off and still work when switched back on. It is easy to maintain and it is very economical on ink. All new printers come with the latest Rip software called Digital Factory Apparel V10. This new software offers more options and makes the Texjet even easier to use.

The Texjet echo 2 was launched earlier this year. This new DTG printer is characterised by its ease of use and maintenance and is designed to offer the highest print quality for the lowest cost per print.

Melco EMT16 Plus modular embroidery machines

Another great year for the Melco EMT16 Plus machines with record sales again. More and more multi-head embroiderers are now seeing how they could benefit in production and time. Also, many of the customers that started with one machine are now running multiple units.

So, the next time you are looking for a new embroidery machine, please pay Amaya a visit. Bring designs you have run on you existing machines, time them and then compare when being run on the Melco, see the difference.

The Roland DG TrueVIS SG-540

Roland DG print and cut and uv printers

Amaya now offers a range of the latest Roland DG TrueVIS SG print and cut equipment for full colour printing together with the LEF range of UV printers for full colour printing on to hard substrates.

OKI A3 PRO8432WT and OKI A4 PRO7411WT printers

Both white toner printers are used with Amaya’s Forever transfer papers. This is an excellent lower priced alternative for full colour printing on to garments and hard substrates. The image is printed on to the transfer paper and this is then heat pressed on to the product.

Forever transfer paper

These transfer papers are suitable for full and single colour design creation on a wide variety of products. Remember that there is no weeding with this system so you can create really intricate designs easily. The most popular transfer paper is the Laser Dark (no cut) which is for full colour printing on to dark garments.

The various papers are suitable for printing on to textiles, wood, plastic, slate, glass, paper etc.

Sef garment film and vinyl

Amaya offers a full range of Sef garment films for all types of materials and processes. The Flexcut X4 is very popular and is suitable for printing on to cotton and polyester. It gives very fast weeding and its tacky liner gives allows you very fine cutting and with a transfer time of only four seconds.

02392 590281
sales@amayauk.com
www.amayauk.com

Inspired by colour, Dae Ha reaches record heights!

Dae Ha is a leading Korean manufacturer and global supplier of high quality heat press CAD-Cut and printable (digital) vinyls for T shirts, sports shirts, textile and garments.

Print shows Stretch Metallic and Metallic

New PU and Digital PU’s arriving this autumn… DH ONE FLEX and DH ONE PRINT – quite possibly the most user-friendly PU films ever produced, offering an unrivalled quality to price ratio…

DH One Flex will feature:

• Easy to see plotter cut lines.
• Cut the finest of detail.
• Very easy to weed with a medium/low tack release film.
• 120°C temperature application.
• Five second press.
• Hot peel.
• Multi-layer.
• Superb stretch and rebound properties.
• No curling when cut to smaller sheets.

One Flex will be available from September in black and white, with all remaining 40 colours available from November. It’s the One Flex you’ll need.

DH One Print is an upgraded version of Dae Ha’s ever popular Digital PU, to include True Vis and MAX 3 ink compatibility. Available in four widths up to 1,500mm, One Print PU is extremely easy to use, with similar features to One Flex.

Exclusively manufactured by Dae Ha Korea, the Stretch Metallic HTV colour range has now grown to 44 colours and patterns. Providing a stunning transfer for clothing, bags and fabric accessories, this is an incredibly versatile HTV. Forget about CAD-Cut adhesive and foil combo, this is an all-in-one version (aka Soft Metallic HTV outside UK).

With world leading glitter films, printable glitter, silicone film, brushed PU and films for sublimation printing, Dae Ha continues to innovate and add value without compromising on its signature quality, it’s this continuous product development which has allowed Dae Ha to reach record heights.

Rhino plotter power

Also arriving this autumn, Dae Ha UK is bringing the futuristic looking Rhinotec RC Xa-Series of plotter cutters to its customers. Featuring a user-friendly, high speed and versatile 630mm cutting system, automated contour cutability, and supporting software such as Coreldraw, Adode Illustrator, Artcut and Signcut. The RC Xa-Series is backed by a two year (new exchange) warranty.

Rhinotec Explore is a one-stop exclusive access area, specially created for Rhinotec RC Xa-Series customers, to help make the creative process easier. Here you can explore thousands of ready to use pictures, mock-ups, templates and other creative content. All designs are created by the Rhinotec team of designers, and added to on a daily basis.

The Rhinotec RC Xa-Series will be available in cutting widths of 63cm and 130cm, exclusively through Dae Ha UK for UK and Europe.

Premium heat presses that pay you back!

Solely manufactured in Italy since 1972, Lotus Heat Presses are available in manual, semi-automatic or pneumatic versions, from small format (13x12cm), to industrial size presses (180x100cm), many of which feature the ability to quick change lower platens, turn into a cap press or have heated lower platens.

The unique Mika-Tech smart heating technology provides the most accurate and even heating of the platen on the market, a very fast start up time to press. Lotus Heat Presses are versatile, durable, low maintenance, and come with an industry leading two year warranty.

And with many heat press manufacturers to choose from, you need to be sure that you’re going to get a great return on your investment. A press that won’t let you down, no matter how hard you work it.

Available exclusively through Dae Ha UK, this is where Lotus comes into its own, leaders of the pack, advantage Lotus!

Dae Ha UK’s range is constantly growing

Why Dae Ha UK?

• Premium quality films direct from the manufacturer.
• Huge colour range.
• Exclusive products.
• Responsive customer service.
• Unrivalled quality to price ratio.
• New products / colours launched regularly.

From its distribution centre near London, Dae Ha UK supplies UK, Europe and Middle East textile printers from home start-ups to British fashion designers and from high street printers to the world’s largest fashion and sportswear groups

www.garmentfilms.co.uk

Automating packaging for the UK apparel industry

The Beck Packautomaten + Texfinity T.Shirt folding line automates packaging for the UK apparel industry, eliminating the bottleneck of folding and bagging forever.

Friedheim International has partnered customer favourite, the Beck Serienpacker SXJ, with the new innovative Texfinity T.Shirt garment folder to produce the markets fastest fold and bag system in the industry.

With the combination of the Beck-Texfinity folding line from Friedheim International, the bottleneck of folding and bagging has gone.

The line can produce over 1,200 products per hour and by adding a second Texfinity folder, one can achieve over 2,400 pieces per hour from one bagger. The line can fold many different types of garments with minimal manual intervention and at a consistent production rate.

The Texfinity T.Shirt is the fastest folder in the apparel industry

Texfinity T.Shirt apparel folding machine

The Texfinity T.Shirt is able to automatically fold a large array of apparel garments including T-shirts, polo shirts, sweat shirts and hoodies. In addition, the T.Shirt folder is also able to fold trousers, uniforms, hospital clothing and laundry items such as towels, sheets, pillow cases, etc.

• Fastest folder in the apparel market.
• High quality consistent folding for all garment sizes.
• Flexible machine with easy programming and operator control.
• Connection via internet for online diagnostics saving down time.
• Industry leading three-year warranty available.

The machine automatically sorts the various pieces based on length or (optionally) width leading to the elimination of the pre-sorting stage. Items can then be set to individual pieces or in piles format for bagging of other processes, such as Kimble labelling, etc.

As the T.Shirt is able to make up to four folds, many different folding patterns are possible. For each type, a separate folding pattern can be programmed into the PLC based control system, making the machine extremely flexible.

Operating the machine is done through an easy to use seven inch colour touchscreen controlled by a powerful OMRON system leading to a higher accuracy in the folds. The primary folds are carried out by a pulsed air flow. Before the piece has entered completely the primary fold, the length is measured. Based upon this, one of the many possible folding patterns can be selected. The folding templates are automatically put in the right position and the pulsed air nozzles fold the piece tightly around the templates.

Once folded, items are directed towards a dedicated, programmable, stacker station. As soon as the required stack height is achieved (one to 10 items), the pile is put on the final delivery belt which can be located on either side and delivers the piles directly into the Beck Serienpacker.

The Beck Serienpacker SXJ can seal 60 packs a minute

Beck Serienpacker SXJ

The Beck-Serienpacker uses a unique four-sided sealing packaging concept. This concept with its non-deforming, shapely and tight packages can be made with manual or fully automatic product feeding. Two rolls of flat film guarantee that film and product are permanently guided and controlled during the four-side sealing process. According to this principle, not only can all films suited to industry be processed but also dull, very thin or very thick films.

• Over 60 packs per minute are possible with the Serienpacker.
• Secure protection against moisture, dirt, dust or damage is guaranteed.
• Machines with manual or automatic product feeding.
• New Euro-hole system available on request.
• Fully automated models for in-line continuous production.
• Custom-designed models to fit customer requirements.
• Capable of using all types of wrapping film including PE, PP and PO.
• Proven for its ability to work with film made of 100% recycled PE material and bio-film made of renewable raw materials.
• Even more energy-efficient design thanks to its 2018 face lift, providing outstanding performance at only 7Kw.

www.friedheim.co.uk

Making apparel better

Gildan was founded on the basic principle that the best strategy was to own its manufacturing facilities, focus on its customers, embrace its entrepreneurial spirit and treat everyone with respect and dignity.

More than 30 years later, these same principles remain in place, continuing to guide Gildan‘s business strategies and its vision of ‘Making Apparel Better‘.

Genuine Responsibility

Gildan‘s Genuine Responsibility programme, launched more than 15 years ago, incorporates comprehensive elements that govern everything Gildan does in the areas of corporate, social and environmental responsibility. Going well beyond doing the right thing, Genuine Responsibility drives the company to look for new and better ways to reduce its footprint and create positive impacts for its people, their families and the communities where it operates.

Employees taking part in Gildan’s Ergonomic’s Programme

Over 90% of Gildan‘s total revenues are generated from products it manufactures in its own facilities. This direct control over the entire process, from raw materials to nished garments, allows Gildan  to engineer and implement programmes that keep employees safe and healthy, reduce the company‘s environmental footprint and remain true to the vision of ‘Making Apparel Better‘.

Safe and ergonomic workplaces

Gildan’s focus is on creating safe and healthy workplaces for its 50,000 employees through investments in modern equipment and technology, rigorous health and safety programmes as well as carefully engineered worker ergonomics, material handling and process design.

Gildan‘s manufacturing employees have 24/7 access to free onsite medical clinics which provide primary care, free vaccinations and health awareness campaigns throughout the year. In further support of reducing worker strain and potential injury, employees have access to onsite Schools for Back and Shoulder Health for exercise and preventative awareness programmes.

Fair wages

Gildan believes that all employees should be fairly compensated with a wage that covers their basic needs and provides some discretionary income. The company’s commitment to its employees goes well beyond ensuring fair wages.

Gildan strives to provide benefits that include primary medical care and other wellness programmes, subsidised meals, financial assistance, free transportation and access to training and development programmes that empower employees both professionally and personally. Gildan understands that its comprehensive training and education programmes, high school education equivalency programmes as well as scholarships for employees’ continued professional development hold promise for a better future.

Everyday apparel, done right

Gildan‘s Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics are the key elements that support the company‘s commitment to respecting employees’ rights throughout our operations and global supply chain. The Social Compliance Programme ensures that all of Gildan‘s company-owned facilities, as well as its contractors, comply with the Code of Conduct, local and international laws and best practice industry codes.

The environment

As one of the world’s largest vertically-integrated manufacturers of textiles and apparel, Gildan’s founding principles drive the company to minimise waste, optimise natural resources and pursue continuous improvements in every aspect of our operations.

Gildan leads the industry with its BioTop wastewater treatment system

Gildan‘s unparallelled investments in sustainable solutions and innovative technologies have helped reduce environmental impacts and drive long-term success. Owning facilities has allowed Gildan to invest in large-scale systems that have reduced water usage in the production of garments by 10% since 2015 and enabled Gildan to power 43% of its energy needs from renewable sources.

Gildan leads the industry with many of innovations such as its BioTop wastewater treatment system that uses bacteria, sunlight and gravity to treat water in a natural process. Additionally, its BioMass steam generation systems use agricultural and operational waste by-products to produce thermal energy. Gildan is also continuously working to increase water efficiency and piloting research projects to reduce its water extraction loads by reintegrating recovered water back into its processes.

Gildan recycles or repurposes 86% of its waste, thanks to its investments in equipment and technology and by engineering manufacturing processes to minimise waste. Gildan also recycles process waste from some products to become partial inputs in the production of other products.

Developing local economies

Gildan is proud of the positive economic impact it creates beyond the scope of its operations and direct employment. Over the last 15 years,Gildan has led the industry in developing local infrastructure in its communities and assisting in the development of local businesses, with the goal of creating stronger communities in these regions.

One of the company’s initial philosophies in expanding production into the regions where it operates was to ‘think globally, but manage locally‘ by favouring local management and supporting the development of local supply chains.

Partnerships

Gildan understands that its company is part of a bigger whole. Gildan believes that proactive stakeholder engagement is a big part of operating responsibly and achieving our goals. The common goals Gildan shares with its stakeholders are improving the lives of the people involved in manufacturing its products, ensuring an ethical and stimulating work environment, and respecting and enhancing the local communities in which it operates.

Gildan is proud to be associated with leading industry standards and NGOs and to participate in global sustainability initiatives such as:

  • Fair Labor Association (FLA) • Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) • Oeko-Tex Standard 100 • ILO Better Work – Haiti • Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) • Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX)

www.mygildan.eu

A winning combination

Grafityp has been serving the UK market for over 30 years and its European history goes back even further. The initial start of the Grafityp empire came in 1945 with the name Grafityp being introduced later on in 1969.

This design was created using EasySubli for sublimation printers

The team at Grafityp know some people are often confused by the pronunciation of the name, so here goes – Graf-E- Tip – Grafityp. Why not give the team a call and try it out?

The Grafityp – Siser partnership goes way back and has been an integral part of Grafityp’s UK business for almost 30 years, so you could say the company knows quite a bit about these materials and their applications as the two companies have grown together over the years.

Partnership

Grafityp UK is Siser’s UK partner and carries the whole range of Siser materials and hardware, all of which are readily available along with the best expert advice to all those in need of it.

Numerous options for both CAD-Cut and printable materials are all available, plus Grafityp has solutions for almost all types of applications, with virtually everything in stock for fast next working day delivery. The team appreciates that availability is very important, especially for those out of the blue unexpected large orders. Grafityp’s extensive stock holding means the company can ensure the products you need are with you quickly. From standard colours through to the shiniest of glitters, Grafityp can supply exactly what you need to get the job done. Grafityp also converts the materials meaning there are also options if you need specific widths not normally available. The same goes for the printable material ranges offered, with numerous options to suit your application and machine type. Again options are available in a selection of widths to make sure you maximise the most from your material with minimal waste.

Virtually all the products we offer are Oeko-Tex Class 1, this means you can rest easy knowing that the materials you are using from Siser conform to the strictest Class 1 standard. This means it is safe for application onto items even for babies and toddlers as it contains no harmful substances at all.

Comprehensive range

The Siser range is extremely comprehensive, with its many years of manufacturing expertise and innovation, working with Siser products can really help to make all your decoration jobs and personalisation projects the very best they can be.

This print was created using BlackBoard and PS Metallic Silver

Understanding which products are right for you and the best for your application is vitally important. Having the best products is all well and good but it is only part of the package. This is why Grafityp bolsters all of these fantastic options, with informative and experienced staff and the full technical backing of Siser themselves. It really is a winning combination for both new and our many existing customers.

Grafityp product manager for the Siser brand, Sue Kirkwood, has been at the forefront of Grafityp Siser sales for over 12 years and really does know the products inside out and back to front.

“Real in-depth product knowledge is so important,” stated Sue Kirkwood. “Customers rely on us for answers to all of their questions, from the normal daily how to questions, through to the more technical issues. These can include issues like colour matching or producing items for corporate clients and specialist applications onto a multitude of materials.”

All of this support and knowledge is readily on hand from the team at Grafityp. Being able to advise and recommend solutions is made so much easier when you can have total confidence in the world leading Siser brand offered.

www.grafityp.co.uk

Presenting the latest textile solutions with expansion of Mimaki line-up

Mimaki has a long and illustrious history in textile printing, introducing its first wide format, direct to textile printer in the late 1990s. Its line-up has steadily grown in the subsequent years, resulting in a current range that offers something for everyone, as Brett Newman, chief operations manager at Mimaki’s UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services, outlines.

“From the entry level TS30 wide format dye sublimation printer to the incredible new Tiger-1800B MkII industrial textile printer, Mimaki has developed a textile-specific model to suit almost every need,” states Brett. “2019 saw ITMA’s four-year cycle come around again and Mimaki used the exhibition in Barcelona to present new technology, that adds further options for our textile customers to increase their productivity, target new markets and benefit from our latest solutions.”

Mimaki’s printers can be used to create stunning prints on fabric

With numerous direct to textile and dye sublimation models in its product range, Mimaki has solutions suited to both natural and man-made fabrics and the introduction of a range of fabric preparation and finishing kit means customers can benefit from a total solution for textile print production. At ITMA, Mimaki showed the TR300-1850C coating machine alongside its TR300-1850S steaming machine. Providing the equipment needed to operate the entire digital textile workflow, Mimaki’s all in one solution ensures complete technology compatibility, as well as increased productivity, print quality and reduced production costs.

Award winning

“We were delighted to receive not one, but two EDP awards for our textile solutions at FESPA this year,” Brett recalls. “While the impressive new Tiger MkII and our finishing solutions were recognised with awards, we also enjoyed a significant amount of interest in the new TS55-1800 sublimation printer that’s very relevant to the printwear and sports/ apparel sectors in the UK and Ireland.”

Designed to grow within the print business, the recently launched TS55 is an attractively priced, yet high performance sublimation printer that, when combined with Mimaki’s optional bulk ink system and its Mini Jumbo Roll unit enable the use of lower cost inks and media. Mimaki’s proprietary onboard ‘Core Technologies’ also facilitate the delivery of long print runs with minimal operator intervention – ensuring high output quality is maintained throughout.

“The TS55 is the ideal printer for sportswear and fashion companies to really make their mark, with short to medium run lengths handled with ease,” continues Brett. “Thanks to its relatively low cost to entry, competitively priced consumables and intuitive workflow, we’re seeing strong uptake with both established sublimation printing operations and companies new to the sector.”

This image shows the fabric being printed

All of the above mentioned models can be put through their paces at Hybrid’s showroom and with a network of specialist textile reseller partners around the country, customers can also arrange a local demonstration.

“Our partners offer expert textile knowledge and support and are perfectly placed to assist companies with their investment in Mimaki’s latest technology,” concludes Brett. “A demonstration either at Hybrid or with one of our partners is the ideal opportunity to invest in Mimaki textile print hardware for the first time or to add to existing systems.”

www.hybridservices.co.uk

Designed with the customer in mind

Just Cool by AWDis is the biggest activewear brand provider to the printwear and promotion market. Carefully designing products with the customer in mind, Just Cool uses an array of performance fabrics, colours and sizes to suit a variety of sports and workouts.

In addition to a brand refresh, and the introduction of brand new bespoke fabrics, Just Cool added 13 exciting new styles to the activewear collection, including male and female must-have zoodies, and a range of new shorts and leggings in various performance styles.

JC057 and JC058

Fun, fashionable and full of performance, the JC019 Girlie Cross Back Crop Top mixes cool styling with Just Cools’ very own wicking and quick dry performance fabric. The printable elasticated band and feature strapped back ensures you look stylish while providing the right support during any workout.

Bang on trend for this year, the JC039 Girlie Long Sleeve Crop T is fun and fashionable, yet the performance fabric keeps you cool and dry during your workout. Complete with stylish raglan sleeves, printable elastic at the hem and thumb-loops, this long sleeve crop gives you freedom of movement while keeping everything in place so you can push yourself to your limits.

Whether on the court, course or field the new JC044 Cool Stand Collar Sports Polo works to keep you dry and comfortable, and has been a popular pick amongst customers this year. Constructed from wicking quick dry fabric, the innovative contrast details at the collar and cuffs sets this polo apart from the crowd.

Highly anticipated

The highly anticipated JC052 Cool Fitness Hoodie is complete with a four-way stretch and active fit to help you to run through anything. This hoodie is the perfect workout partner when there is a chill in the air, and is complete with raglan sleeves and an attached two panel hood.

Just Cool also introduced the JC057 Men’s Cool Contrast Zoodie and JC058 Girlie Cool Contrast Zoodie – the perfect walk to the gym companion for colder evenings. This innovative Zoodie combines wicking performance with lightly brushed fabric on the body to provide comfort and warmth. While the adjustable attached hood protects from the elements, the raglan sleeves and thumb-holes offer great range of motion.

Don’t let the elements hold you back with the JC062 Cool Contrast Windshield Jacket which is super lightweight and shower and wind resistant. The jacket has an attached adjustable hood, perfect for those less than sunny days. Raglan sleeves and binding at the hem and cuffs allows maximum freedom of movement, while the reflective trims keeps you visible on the road or pitch side.

New for the ladies, the JC065 Girlie Cool Windshield Jacket provides a welcomed warm layer for any outdoor activity., The fashion forward cover-up features an attached adjustable hood, shock cord adjustable hem and elasticated cuffs to protect you from the elements, while the reflective trims keeps you visible and safe wherever you are.

JC070

Add a splash of colour to your workout with the JC070 Girlie Cool Workout Legging, available in five striking colours. Just Cools’ own wicking and quick dry fabric will keep you comfortable while looking and feeling great.

The JC072 Men’s Cool Jog Short and the JC074 Girlie Cool Jog Short were both new to the range this year. Both made from Just Cools’ wicking poly/cotton fabric, these jog shorts have been designed for exceptional comfort.

For the ladies, the JC078 Girlie Cool Dynamic Leggings make a statement while providing high performance. Thigh pockets are ideal for media and keys, which the wicking fabric keeps you comfortable and dry.

The new JC091 Ultralight Cap is made from 100% lightweight polyester and is the perfect running companion when you want to pick up the pace. Meet nature head on with the caps sturdy peak with six panel construction and Velcro adjustment at the back for a close, comfortable fit.

For all of your activewear essentials, choose Just Cool by AWDis.

www.justcoolbyawdis.com

Doing what it does best

The hoodie is a staple of any young urbanite’s wardrobe, and for 11 years, Just Hoods by AWDis has been the number one supplier to street wear start-ups, sports teams, and musicians with top-quality, contemporary styles in the largest variety of colours available.

Just Hoods started the AWDis family, born in 2008 with just one style – the JH001 College Hoodie, the iconic hoodie. Fast forward 11 years on, and Just Hoods has grown to offer 72 casualwear styles including hoodies, sweatshirt, jackets and jog pants.

JH015

Just Hoods sticks to what it does best, and is only getting better at it.

2019 has been another exciting year for Europe’s leading casual wear brand. In addition to a welcome brand-refresh, Just Hoods introduced eight new contemporary styles to its latest collection.

On trend, in season

Making waves this year, the JH017 Surf Hoodie is a new casualwear essential, featuring a contemporary melange-effect fabric and available in an attractive palette of fresh pastels. The ideal extra layer, this overhead unisex style has a relaxed fit and is made from soft cotton-faced fabric for an outstanding print surface. Also heading up the new hoodie styles is the popular unisex JH019 Distressed Hoodie, a guaranteed winner in the street-style stakes with its edgy distressed finish.

For the ladies, Just Hoods welcomed trendy new high-street inspired styles. Dress down with the new JH015 Hoodie Dress, a long line hoodie with a relaxed fit, or combine comfort and style with the JH016 Girlie Cropped Hoodie, another key piece featuring a cropped cut with a drop shoulder design.

The JH049 Varsity Puffer Jacket is lightweight and versatile, featuring contrast set in sleeves, with a knitted striped collar, cuffs and waistband. As with all Just Hoods garments, this style is designed with effortless re-branding in mind, featuring a zip lining for easy decoration access.

Customers have hit refresh on their sweatshirt collections with the new JH130 Graduate Heavyweight Sweat. This new entry to Just Hoods’ heavyweight range is crafted from 330gsm 70% ring spun cotton/ 30% polyester fabric, and is available in six core colours.

JH130

For an athleisure inspired look, reach for the new JH063 Baseball Zoodie. A relation of the existing JH033 Baseball Sweat, and introduced from customer feedback, this style is available in four colour ways.

Just Hoods also expanded its kids’ range with the JH006J Kids Sports Polyester Hoodie, following the popularity of this style in the adults range. This sporty new hoodie for little people is constructed from brushed back polyester, featuring set in sleeves and a double fabric hood.

The Just Hoods collection also grew in colours and sizes – look out for on-trend new core colours in the iconic JH001 College Hoodie, including mustard, peach perfect and wild mulberry.

11 years. 111 colours. Never better.

www.justhoodsbyawdis.com

Christmas is coming

It may seem that the summer has only just started, but Kids Wholesale Clothing is always thinking ahead…

In 2018 between the months of August and December it was all about Christmas! This period saw some of the biggest sellers of the year for Kids Wholesale Clothing.

KWC4532 snowman pyjamas

The company expanded its pyjama range to include two exclusive Christmas inspired print designs the KWC2152 and KWC1578. Just like last year, Kids Wholesale Clothing will be launching its Christmas range of products this month giving customers plenty of time to get their festive inspired ideas created in time for the big Christmas rush.

The focus for Kids Wholesale Clothing this year is the expansion of its pyjama range, with improved sizing for all the range that took effect earlier this year the same will be done with the Christmas pyjamas as well as offering sizes for up to 10 years old. Allowing the possibilities for customers to create matching sibling sets which was the biggest demand in 2018.

Back by popular demand this year is the KWC2152 and KWC1578 Christmas inspired pyjamas. These proved to be so popular when they landed in August 2018 that more stock had to be brought in only a month later to keep up with demand. Along with these, coming back for 2019 is the beautifully made KWC5973 elf pyjama, with new and improved neck sizing and fabric woven stripes on the bottoms for ultimate comfort.

Brand new

Brand new for Kids Wholesale Clothing in 2019 is the KWC9493 ginger breadman printed pyjamas and the KWC4532 snowman pyjamas. Made from 100% cotton with screen printed designs, Kids Wholesale Clothing has made sure to go for neutral colours, so the new range can be designed with both boys and girls in mind.

KWC9621 Christmas jumper

The Christmas range is also expanding into several other areas for Kids Wholesale Clothing’s catalogue. Firstly, cotton dresses, KWC9744 sees the introduction of the first ever Christmas inspired dress for Kids Wholesale Clothing. The 100% cotton dress will be available in a wide range of sizes and the front chest panel remains print free to allow customers to add their own personalisation.  Kids Wholesale Clothing will also be offering KWC9621, a 60% cotton and 40% polyester fleece Christmas themed sweatshirt, that takes the classic Christmas jumper and makes it more stylish with a fantastic all-over festive print. Also available within the same fabric this year for the first time is the Christmas inspired fleece Onesie KWC1791

All these great products are made to the highest standard with ethical processes in place to ensure peace of mind. Products are hand crafted with attention to detail and quality control at the company’s production operations in India which are, Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified and manufacturing facilities BSCI compliant. Therefore, customers can expect the new range to be made to a high standard that many have come to expect from Kids Wholesale Clothing.

www.kidswholesaleclothing.co.uk

Perfect for personalisation

Garment decorators look out! Kustom Kit is entering the autumn/ winter season with new additions across the board, including a selction of womenswear in the Clayton & Ford range and new retail-inspired Fashion Fit Tees to expand the collection.

Clayton & Ford

This emerging collection of contemporary, premium shirting has been embellished with a selection of elegantly reimagined womenswear.

KK762

The new Georgette pack features three feminine styles that reinvigorate ladies corporatewear in the form of the KK762 Drape Vest, KK763 Fluted Sleeve Top and the KK764 Soft Shirt.

Other recent additions include the KK146 Contrast Oxford Shirt and the KK148 Bengal Stripe Shirt, two new men’s shirts that typify the business casual aesthetic of Clayton & Ford.

Poplin shirts

Kustom Kit’s Poplin shirt collection is available in four styles comprising of co-ordinating long and short sleeve styles for men and women. Offering a modern tailored fit, these 65/35 polyester cotton shirts are available in 10 core colours and a wide range of sizes. These incredibly versatile shirts represent outstanding value for money. Available as KK141, KK241, KK142 and KK242.

Fashion Fit Tees

Following the positive reception of the KK504/KK754 Fashion Fit Tees, Kustom Kit has expanded its T shirt collection to include a range of new contemporary tees. These retail inspired styles are available in a diverse range of fabrics to suit a variety of applications.

The KK507 Fashion Fit Cotton Tee is constructed from 100% ring spun combed cotton, which provides maximum comfort and an optimal surface for DTG printing as ink adheres strongly to its pure cotton content. Featuring the same sleek fit as the original Fashion Fit Tee, the 100% cotton version is available in black, heather grey, dark grey marl, navy and white in sizes XS–3XL.

KK519

The KK510 Long Sleeve Fashion Fit Tee is in extension of the original fashion tee and features the same superior printing surface that made its short sleeve companion so popular. The renowned Superwash 60 fabric allows washing at temperatures up to 60⁰C to provide lasting performance. Available in black, navy and dark grey marl in sizes XS–3XL.

The KK519 Fashion Fit Tipped Tee combines the subtle styling of the brand’s popular KK409 Tipped Collar Polo with the comfort, fit and 65/35 polycotton fabric composition of the original Fashion Fit Tee. This has resulted in a contemporary T shirt that looks awesome and is perfect for personalisation. Available in four colours in sizing from XS–2XL and like all of Kustom Kit’s fashion fit tees, it features a tear-out label for uncomplicated rebranding.

Cooltex Plus

Kustom Kit’s new 100% polyester fabric is knitted from multi-channel fibres that speed moisture to the outer surface, maximising evaporative and cooling performance. This high-tech fabric allows the body to regulate its core temperature for coolness and comfort in any activity.

It’s arguable that no T shirt is more versatile than the KK555 Cooltex Plus Wicking Tee. Its well-ventilated polyester micro mesh and inherent moisture wicking properties help to keep workers unflappable on site, instructors cool in the gym and event staff stylish in the field!

KK444

The KK444 Cooltex Plus Polo is made from 180gsm polyester pique which combines the performance of Cooltex Plus with anti-snag properties for superior durability. A smart option for a multitude of working environments where performance matters. Both of these lightweight styles are available in eight distinctive colours in sizing from XS up to 4XL.

Superwash 60

Kustom Kit’s renowned Superwash 60 fabric provides superior comfort and unrivalled wash performance. The easy-care 65/35 polycotton composition enables Superwash garments to be washed at higher temperatures to eliminate stubborn stains without compromising size, shape or colour.

This revered collection of garments now extends to tees, polos, sweatshirts, workwear and bar wear, with the more recent additions featuring a tear-out label to afford decorators the freedom to rebrand with their own logo or those of their clients.

www.kustomkit.com

Design, source and manufacture

Livingstone International specialises in the sourcing and manufacture of bespoke clothing and accessories for customers and clients based in the UK, Europe, Africa and North America.

Established in 2001, Livingstone’s expert and experienced international network encompasses offices and factories in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan, UAE, Kenya, Turkey and the USA along with the head office based in Livingston in the UK.

Through this extensive network the team source and produce a wide range of apparel for their clients including bespoke T shirts, polo shirts, jackets, bags, headwear and trousers. Livingstone’s main market sectors are corporate, sports and leisurewear.

Whether you are new to overseas apparel sourcing or highly experienced, Livingstone International will develop a best-fit solution to ensure that your products are delivered on time, on budget and to the quality standards expected in your design brief.

The team have helped design, source and manufacture private label and custom made clothing for internationally renowned brands such as BMW, Sky Television, NFL, Big Bus Tours, DHL and the RAF.

Livingstone’s sourcing process is made up of four key stages as follows:

  • Stage 1 – Initial apparel design and information.
  • Stage 2 – Apparel sampling.
  • Stage 3 – Bulk order placement and apparel production.
  • Stage 4 – Bulk apparel shipment and delivery.

Livingstone International works with clients with a wide range of experience in sourcing bespoke apparel with minimum order quantities starting at 500 units per design.

Your design. Your colours. Your label. Your product. Livingstone International’s expertise. Your global apparel sourcing solution.

www.livingstoneinternational.co.uk

Empowering customers

PRO RTX is the number one provider of quality professional workwear that empowers customers to create completely bespoke uniforms. With the widest size ranges available to the printwear and promotional market, there’s a uniform to fit a team of all different sizes, whileproviding the best durability and affordability.

RX350 Pro Hoodie

PRO RTX added a range of new high quality garments and versatile colours for 2019. From stylish and comfortable polos, to softshell jackets and durable trousers, the Pro RTX collection is ideal for building the perfect uniform.

The RX200 Pro Sweater is the staple workwear item for 2019. Designed with a v-neck and set-in-sleeve and finished with knitted saddle shoulders for extra durability, its smart style makes it extremely versatile for all workwear needs.

Ideal for security applications, the RX220 Pro Security Sweater is 100% acrylic for extra durability and comfort. While the polycotton tear and release epaulettes on the shoulder offer style, the elbow patches and pen pocket are practical in any professional environment.  This style ensures an expert look while boasting a modern fit and warm.

Comfortable and classic, the new RX350 Pro Hoodie is an essential addition to any workwear offering.  Cut in a modern and comfortable fit, with twin needle stitching for extra durability, the slip-on style has a draw cord hood and front kangaroo pocket. This over-the-head hoodie is both a reliable style staple and durable enough to wear in the working day.

Customer base expands

Built for multi-climate activity, the RX401 Pro Micro Fleece provides the perfect balance between weight and insulation. The cuffs and hem are finished with a smooth flat binding creating a smart, professional look while colours are matched to existing PRO RTX styles, perfect for creating a stylish uniform. As an added bonus, the fleece is available from sizes S-7XL.

RX500F Ladies Pro 2 Layer Softshell Jacket

The brand new RX402 Pro Fleece is a versatile addition to the PRO RTX professional clothing collection. This staple fleece lends itself to daily wear and year-round layering. Its features include an adjustable shock cord hem and elasticated cuff to keep the heat in, controlling temperature and fit, no matter what the weather.

In modern ladies fit, the RX500F Ladies Pro 2 Layer Softshell Jacket is ideal for keeping warm outdoors while creating a smart and professional uniform look. While the internal storm flap and the adjustable shock cord will keep the chill off of your arms and back, this two-layer bonded softshell jacket is the perfect surface for print and embroidery.

For the past two years, the PRO RTX customer base has expanded considerably, with a solid reputation for being the number one workwear brand in the printwear and promotional market for affordability, durability and value – not to mention the widest size range to accommodate for any team.

www.prortx.com

Luxury travel companions

This year’s hottest travel trend is the ‘micro trip’ with over half of travellers planning to take more weekend trips in 2019. With this in mind, even if you’re planning a two-day weekend escape, short break or business trip, the need for essential hand luggage is ever growing. No matter if you’re heading into the countryside or jet-setting for an important client meeting, your carry-on must withstand modern travel demands.

QD877 and QD876

Providing solutions to packing and travelling dilemmas, Quadra’s NuHide collection utilises key market research and a consumer-focused approach to designs; the result? A collection of styles that exude luxury and quality, created with the more refined traveller in mind.

Offering essential storage to keep all your in-flight valuables or must-have possessions in one place, the NuHide Accessory Pouch (QD889) is a simple addition to every weekend jetsetter’s luggage choice. Created using a full grain leather-look NuHide PU, the fully lined accessory pouch means you’ll never be searching for your passport or travel tickets again. Sized to fit an iPad mini and other smaller tablets, the pouch has a zippered main compartment giving you secure storage for when you need it most.

Once off the flight or headed to the countryside cottage, it’s time to unpack the NuHide Weekender (QD878). Built with an extra-long main compartment zip for easy access and a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap, this is another great option for travellers needing luxury baggage with practicality at the forefront.

Expect even more from your travel accessories with the NuHide Garment Weekender (QD880) combining the functionality of a full garment bag and the simplicity of a duffel. Make space for business and leisure with organised storage for professional or weekend attire and be prepared for wherever the week takes you.

QD889

Travel essentials

For a tote that takes you to the boardroom and beyond, the Quadra NuHide Tote Bag (QD877) will surprise users with its 16 litre capacity. With ample interior storage large enough to fill with all the essentials for an overnight check-in, or for use as an everyday staple, this tote really has versatility at its core.

Don’t forget the NuHide Washbag (QD879) – this travel essential is the perfect companion for any trip or break. Fashioned in the same leather-look NuHide PU and with features such as an easy grab tab and easy open zip, no detail has been compromised.

For your next business trip, weekend getaway or short-term stay, the Quadra NuHide Collection’s durable leisure luggage is feature rich and purpose built. Travel in style, never compromising on quality.

www.quadrabags.com

Protection, style and comfort

Regatta Professional continues to create products that businesses can rely on for protection, style and comfort. Contemporary designs and expert technology form collections where workers look and feel great.

Autumn/ winter 2019 sees Regatta’s main brands – Tactical Threads and Regatta Professional – develop even further, with Professional pushing the product development boundaries.

Acadia II

Professional’s five new jackets and two new bodywarmers are made PFC-free, providing an environmentally conscious outfit for professional workers. The new products are also fully brandable with no external branding making them perfect for embroidery, vinyl, screen printing and transfer options.

The new Firedown is a down-touch jacket, coming in corporate colours and a cire finish for a striking polished look. The main fabric weight is a light 37gsm, making it a comfortable piece to wear and great for autumn. With Warmloft insulation, wearers are guaranteed to keep heat locked in. The Firedown is also available as a bodywarmer. The easily compressible bodywarmer is a great transeasonal piece.

When autumn starts to give way to winter, working professionals can benefit from the new Ablaze 3 layer softshell jacket. The three layers create a super breathable jacket that’s both warm and waterproof. It’s available in corporate colours, as well as French blue for a bright alternative. Like the Firedown jacket, the Ablaze is also available as a bodywarmer, providing a happy medium between warmth and agility.

Advancements

Technological advances are not the only developments Regatta Professional has made for AW19. The new Limestone jacket cuts a smart design, taking professional style to a brand new level. The jacket is designed with an on-trend marl fabric and is detailed with flat, streamlined pockets to give this jacket a cool, corporate edge. It’s perfect for office workers keen to present a professional image.

The new Bifrost offers a stripped back, smart feel just like the Limestone, but with added protection from the elements. The lightweight Bifrost comes with Thermo-guard insulation, discreet reflective piping and adjustable cuffs.

A brand new premium softshell completes the new product development for Regatta Professional AW19. The Northway is made with a high-pile fleece-backed softshell featuring Thermo-guard insulation and a water-repellent finish. The black and iron colourways provide a smart outer layer. Alongside these new developments Professional continues to improve upon industry favourites making sure to always deliver quality products.

Construction

Moving away from the office and towards construction, Tactical Threads has taken its brand even further. The Tactical Threads collection, created in 2018, takes the best materials and cuts them into the most stylish designs in the building industry. Bridging the gap between style and performance, Tactical Threads takes the wearer from the builders’ yard to the bar.

The ‘site to street’ aspect has had a hugely positive response in the workwear industry.  As well as jackets, work trousers and boots, the on-trend workwear brand delivers a fantastic range of safety-led hi-vis wear.There’s nothing else like Tactical Threads on the market and the brand’s commercial potential was apparent from its inception. Just a few months after products went to market, a sponsorship deal was formed with Warrington Wolves.

As well as a fantastic sponsorship deal, captain of the Warrington Wolves team, Chris Hill who also owns his own plumbing business, agreed to become the official ambassador of Tactical Threads. Chris has been enthusiastic in endorsing the brand, which is a real milestone for the northern B2B giant.

Despite early success, Tactical Threads has not rested on its laurels. The commercial achievement has been matched with a second wave of product development. AW19 sees new stylish jackets packed with protective features, and accessories including on-trend braces – perfect for keeping trousers secure around the waist. New safety specs are also available in a range of styles to suit different construction environments.

Otagon II

As a collective, Regatta Professional focuses on creating products that look fantastic and perform exceptionally. Regatta has the foresight to dial up or dial down technological advances or trendy edges to suit the industry.

This flexible and proactive business positioning lends itself perfectly to the wide workwear industry. With everything from base layer options, extensive legwear including shorts and jackets designed to protect from the harshest of winters, not to mention hi-vis safety wear and accessories, Regatta Professional continues to lead the way in workwear for all industries.

www.regattaprofessional.com

What’s new for the rest of 2019?

Green button DTG and UV systems, DuPont and Kodak DTG inks at unbeatable prices and a barcode scanning pre-treatment machine are just a few of the what’s new at Resolute in 2019.

From vacuum beds to automatic pre-treatment machine nozzle cleaning Resolute’s new Green Button systems for both DTG and now UV are taking the industry by storm.

With two new flatbed UV systems, the long-awaited Ricoh Ri 1000 and a pre-treatment machine with barcode scanning, there are plenty of new products for 2019.

Direct Color Systems’ 1800BG

1800S and 1800BG UV flatbed printers

The popular 1800z UV flatbed printer from Direct Color Systems has been upgraded bringing two new models to market.

The new 1800BG (braille and graphics) model is fitted as standard with a vacuum bed for quick and simple placement of sign substrates. Also included in the BG model is the software to produce braille and tactile signs, a patented process exclusive to DCS machines.

With a print area of 304x609mm and substrate depth of 51mm it handles a wide range of sizes and thickness with ease. The 1800s model takes over directly from the 1800z with various upgrades generic to both models. A more powerful UV lamp fitted as standard allows for faster printing speeds of up to 20%. An increase in the bulk ink tanks also allows for 650ml of onboard ink per colour. The new white ink circulation system automatically purges air without wasting ink or requiring any input from the operator.

Last but not least, Resolute has negotiated better pricing on both models which are significant savings over the previous models.

Green button DTG printing systems

Resolute’s green button DTG systems are a combination of the very latest products working in harmony to help reduce labour costs while improving throughput.

The DTG printers Resolute’s uses are the very latest from Ricoh, starting with the newly launched RicohRi 1000, a DTG printer that out performs most of its rivals with a much lower price point. One of the main features of the Ri 1000 is its ability to perform a high proportion of its own maintenance with little intervention required from the operator.

Like the flagship Ri 6000, the Ri 1000 also benefits from using Ricoh industrial print heads. The jetting capabilities are 1200x1200dpi across all eight channels producing sharp vibrant prints in less than 30 seconds, depending on which print mode is used. Three platen sizes are available, which attach magnetically reducing setup times with no mechanical clips or screws that can suffer from wear and tear.

Ricoh Ri 6000

The blisteringly fast Ri 6000 uses stainless steel print heads and is capable of producing hundreds of dark prints per day.

Its speed comes from its 12 industrial jetting channels spread across six stainless steel print heads, not found in any other DTG printer of this size the Ri 6000 is a true production printer. Coupling either of these two production DTG printers to the Viper MAXX creates a unique system that is very productive and scalable.

Viper MAXX

Viper MAXX

Resolute has taken the smoke and mirrors away from the pre-treatment process by introducing the only pre-treatment machine capable of spraying a user defined area.

This system works like a three-axis printer, using a spray nozzle instead of a printhead it can place the solution in a very accurate area with no waste or overspray. As it works like a printer, it can of course perform automatic maintenance reducing operator time required with other systems.

The quality of pre-treatment on garments including hoodies is the best Resolute has seen to date, but the icing on the cake, is barcode scanning allowing integration into workflow systems.

New Kodak DTG inks

Early in 2019 Resolute secured a contract with Kodak to manufacture its new high quality DTG inks, pre-treatments and cleaning products for the UK and European market.

This exclusive deal brings a high quality made in England product to the UK that will not be affected by Brexit. The full product range is listed and available to order online. For OEM enquiries please contact Resolute’s sales department on the details below.

01246 202686
sales@resoluteink.co.uk
www.resoluteink.co.uk

The ‘decorator’s brand of choice’

Since its foundation in 1995, Result’s experience has grown alongside its expertise, customer service skills, stock capacity, despatch facility as well as trend anticipation, leading to it becoming one of Europe’s largest outerwear suppliers to the corporate and workwear markets.

R408X Ultrasonic Rib MA1 Jacket

With a loyal following amongst textile decorators, this family-run firm continues to refresh its range to attract new trade users, uniform buyers and retail outlets.

Result develops new products every season, offering its ever-growing customer base new and updated styles, and this summer will see the launch of its new AW and 2020 ranges. By continually introducing new garments and accessories that innovate, inspire and promote, Result ensures it remains the decorator’s brand of choice.

Results’s new Ultrasonic trio of jackets for 2019/20 offer soft stitch-free padding with an ultrasonic weld detail for extra protection. In the collection are the R407X Ultrasonic Hooded Coat, R408X Ultrasonic Rib MA1 Jacket and R409X Ultrasonic Rib Coat.

Shower and windproof, the R407X Ultrasonic Hooded Coat is a light and warm fit jacket that features a waterproof zip and side pockets, integral hood with soft bound edge, soft bound cuff and hem, critical seam binding and inside pockets. It is tag free and ready to brand and is available in sizes XS-3XL in black.

R236X 3-in-1 Transit Jacket with Printable Softshell Inner

A soft padded classic MA1 jacket, the R408X Ultrasonic Rib MA1 Jacket is also shower and windproof. Features of the bomber-style jacket include a soft rib collar, cuff and hem, hand warmer side pockets, stitched epaulette detail, inside pocket and front zip. It is ready to brand and is available in sizes XS-3XL in black.

Finally, the R409X Ultrasonic Rib Coat is a stitch-free quilted soft padded coat with ultrasonic weld detail. It features zip front and side pockets, internal soft cuff to help body insulation, stand up collar, inside pocket, locker patch for self-branding and an open hem. It is available in sizes XS-3XL in black.

The complete Result garment range is available through its distributors who offer exceptional customer service.

www.resultclothing.com

Experience DTG like never before

DTG has never been better, brighter, faster, bolder and when paired with the talented print team at Snuggle what more could you possibly want?

Printing with the incredible combination of Kornit Avalanche HD6 and Atlas printers this enables Snuggle to print in RGB; how does that affect you?

It means that your prints are more colourful, more vibrant than ever before and you can be confident knowing your customers are going to be happy.

Snuggle has grown a bit and then grown a bit more and continues to grow; now spread over three units in the merry old city of Peterborough, with a daily capacity of around 4,500 garments a day, and with more printers on the way you can have confidence in the fact that the team can meet your capacity needs.

Customer service is something that is paramount to Snuggle’s values and the team tries to treat everyone in the same way they would like to be treated. Snuggle effectively becomes an extension of your company; with you having access to a full DTG printing facility without all the cost, hassle and maintenance and overheads of doing it yourself.

The place to go

Orders big or small Snuggle is the place to go. The team can handle your large volume or bulk orders but also have a superb print on demand platform. Using this platform you can submit small individual orders or sample orders, choose your garment, upload your artwork and you’re done! Snuggle will then pick, print, fold, pack and ship your order to an address of your choice. Things have never been easier.

Let Snuggle take care of the printing and shipping for you. The best part is your customers won’t even know that Snuggle was involved; they’ll think you have done all the work! A great part of Snuggle Printing’s drop shipping service is that there are no minimum orders. So, even if your orders are very small, Snuggle can still accommodate them! With new API integrations about to launch Snuggle is making things even easier, soon you won’t even need to move your mouse or lift a finger.

Snuggle has the equipment, knowledge and dedicated passionate teams to ensure your orders go out as best they can. The team is not happy if you’re not happy! These principles have ensured the continued growth of the company, with additional printers planned later in the year.

Why miss out on those multi colour, difficult print jobs? DTG has never been made as simple, quick, efficient as this so if you’ve still not tried DTG give the team a call, what are you waiting for?

www.snuggleprinting.co.uk

Activewear for all occasions

Launched in 2010, SPIRO Activewear, is the number one choice for premium quality sports clothing.  Made by Result, the most trusted outdoor clothing brand in Europe.

Pioneers of performance co-ordinated activewear, SPIRO supplies the fitness, corporate sport and promotional markets with quality fashionable activewear garments that blend the latest performance fabrics and cutting-edge technology with designs that meet the rigorous requirements of the active wearer.

S245M&F Men’s & Women’s Micofleece Hoodi

The range offers activewear for all occasions with collections covering BIKEWEAR, FITNESS, IMPACT and TEAMWEAR to fulfil requirements of the modern-day sportsperson, while keeping in-line with current fashion trends.

SPIRO BIKEWEAR consists of basic principle garments cycling garments which offer comfort and cross-terrain suitability. SPIRO IMPACT offers a multi-coloured free flowing women’s range to reflect energetic appeal. Featuring a high elastane content that envelopes the body with stretch, comfort and exceptional elasticity, this collection offers great matching garments, which are all about superior fit with brushed peach soft and exceptional feel!

SPIRO continually monitors market trends and considers customer feedback when designing new innovations and future trend products are handpicked for their long-lasting appeal to enhance current team wear or fitness ranges. The brand has recently introduced a number of new products to the range this year to meet its customers’ needs.

Meeting customers’ needs

SPIRO’s new S245M&F Men’s & Women’s Micofleece Hoodi in grey/ black colour is a super stretch and soft touch insulated comfort hoodi with natural movement and a brushed microfleece inner. Features of the breathable top include; quick-dry material, super stretch fabric hood and hems, soft bound cuff, hem and hood, full zip with chin guard, anatomically curved fit, double thickness integral hood, top stitch detail, stand up collar and side pockets. Virtually weightless, it is available in sizes S-3XL for men and XS-2XL for women.

Also new, the S276M Men’s Slimfit Jogger is a breathable on-trend slim leg jogger pant in a super stretch comfort fabric which traps heat and wicks sweat away to keep you warm, dry and light. Features include; mesh side pockets including key/pass pocket. YKK ankle snap zips, contrast grey internal trim and draw cord waist. Available in sizes XS-2XL in black.

A super stretch lightweight t-shirt jacket hoodi, the new S277M&F Men’s and Women’s Hooded Tee-Shirt Jacket features on-trend printed melange stretch fabric to allow natural movement. The jacket has an integral hood with draw cord, chest zip and side pockets and open cuff and hem. It makes an ideal layer garment and is available in sizes S-3XL for men and XS-2XL for women in grey/ black.

S277M&F Men’s and Women’s Hooded Tee-Shirt Jacket

Finally, SPIRO has added the new S287J Junior Performance Aircool Tee to its children’s range. Following the success of its adults S287X style, the new S287J Tee offers the same properties and comfort to kids. An ideal garment for school sports teams the S287J Junior Performance Aircool Tee is an air dry soft mesh fabric tee with HighTec stretch, brilliant shape retention for maximum movement and recovery power and superior drape. Classed as a performance tee, it is made from 130gsm 100% polyester eye bird mesh, has moisture-wicking fibres to keep the wearer cool and features include; full fit for comfort wear, top stitched shoulder and sleeve detail, feather weight with enhanced drape and feel and quick-dry pique knit fabric for easy breathability. The tee is ready to brand and is especially ideal for decoration by water based inks as well as embroidery and transfer. The S287J Junior Performance Aircool Tee is available in sizes aged 3-10 in 11 vibrant colours.

SPIRO garments are held in stock in every size and colour, offering clubs and teams reliable, consistent availability for uniform top-ups or colour refreshing.

The complete range of SPIRO activewear is easily available through its European network of distributors who offer full range product availability and exceptional customer service.

www.spiroactivewear.com

Leading the way

In 2019, Target Transfers continues to lead the way in heat applied machines and materials, with plenty of innovations and products to suit every need.

Still the cheapest next day delivery rates in the UK

Last year Targets’ MD Martin Borley spoke to you about the big changes to the company’s delivery rates. Based on your feedback Target has reduced the free shipping threshold down to £100 (ex VAT), with same day dispatch on orders made before 5pm. If you order less than that, you can still take advantage of next day delivery for £6.50.

One year later Target is pleased to say these are still the cheapest next day delivery rates for the UK mainland to get Stahls’ Heat Transfer Vinyl and Stahls’ Hotronix machines.

Thank you for continuing to choose Target as your material and machines partner.

Target can produce custom heat transfers in just two days

Custom heat transfers ready in two days

Target specialises in producing transfers for garment manufacturers with an industry leading two-day turnaround. Target can produce screen printed, digital and litho transfers at its factory in Braintree. All built to outlast the garment.

From heat applied branded neck and care labels, logos, badges and slogan transfers, school leavers prints, sports numbering for fashion, sports, athleisure, workwear and uniforms.

With a minimum order quantity of just 10 of the same design for digital transfers and 25 for screen printed transfers.

All the team need is your artwork, size and quantity and they can supply a no obligation quote.

The heat press innovation centre is open

At Target’s Heat Press Innovation Centre in Essex, you will find everything you need on display to start, run and grow your business.

Do you want to see why Stahls’ heat presses are the best-selling worldwide? If you need a hand qualifying your next heat press purchase or you are just looking to get started the team can provide demonstrations of the full Stahls’ range.

Or maybe you want to know what makes Stahls’ a world leader in heat transfer vinyl? Book into the Innovation Centre and you can test five second press with hot peel HTV.

Are you looking to see how custom heat applied transfers can improve your business? The team can walk you through the whole range and you can try for yourself our range of solutions for fashion, retail and sports brands. All manufactured on site in two days.

Book your appointment and see why Target Transfers is the right business partner for you.

New Flock HTV!

Now available in 26 colours, including four fluorescent shades.

This flocked vinyl is made with high-density, high-quality fibres making colours more vibrant and long-lasting. Flock heat transfer vinyl is the perfect alternative to embroidery.

Flock gives you a luxurious velvet-like look and feel, perfect for cotton garments, stunning on polyester. Target’s new Flock is now Oeko-Tex approved.

Available to order by the metre or by the roll.

No more scorched garments

The Stahl’s Hotronix Power Platen is now in stock. This revolutionary lower platen eliminates the dreaded heat press box on heat-sensitive fabrics.

Hotronix Power Platen

The platen has a built-in pillow to conform to any substrate and applies heat from below, reducing the heat needed from the upper platen, eliminating scorching on heat-sensitive fabrics.

Compatible with 40x50cm Hotronix Auto Clam, MAXX Clam, and Air FUSION heat presses.

Target Transfers is proud to be the first to offer this revolutionary new platen to UK customers.

01376 326351
info@targettransfers.com
www.targettransfers.com

A range that will not disappoint

Work-Guard and Safe-Guard focus on functionality and performance for the professional tradesperson.

For those who rely heavily on their clothing, Work-Guard and Safe-Guard will not disappoint. This comprehensive range of products provides dependable properties such as performance fabrics, comfort and rugged durability with many beneficial features, including pockets for everything!

Work-Guard products are available in a wide range of colours, that will enhance the image of any professional workforce. Garments are also ready-to-brand with either removable or no tags, making them ideal for corporate wear.

Both Work-Guard and Safe-Guard offers a mix and match system, which allows a flexible garment combination in dynamic colours to co-ordinate an individual look for work teams across both ranges. Mix and match suggests various multi outfit combinations using module garments suitable for different work teams or individuals for a head to toe look.

New for 2019/20

New to the Work-Guard range for 2019/20 are the R308F Women’s Action Trousers. Breathable and windproof, these women’s workwear trousers offer hardwearing durability with a flattering feminine fit.

R308F Women’s Action Trousers

Features include; tear release pocket with reflective trim, knee pad pockets with articulated stitching. Two inch hem for length adjustment, twin needle stitched seams, zip fly with button fastening, tricot expansion waistband, which allows for an adjustable fit, critical stress bar tacking, deep side pockets, hammer loop and belt loops. Part of Result’s co-ordinated Work-Guard range, they are ideal to mix and match with other garments. The ready-to brand, R308F Trousers are available in women’s sizes XS-2XL in black.

Also new to the range for 2019/20 is the R455M&F Men’s and Women’s Treble Stitch Softshell. Windproof and showerproof, the stretch three-layer softshell is waterproof to 8000mm and breathable to 3000g. Features include decorative and durable stitching, full front YKK heavy duty zip, YKK zipped pockets, stand up collar, hang loop and fitted waist for the ladie’s style. This tough and hardwearing jacket offers a microfleece inner for extra warmth and features a comfortable active cut. It is available in sizes S-3XL for men and XS-2XL for women in black and navy.

R317X LITE Gilet and R319X LITE Shorts

Work-Guard has also introduced a new black colourway to its warm weather wear LITE range: the R316X LITE Jacket, R317X LITE Gilet, R318X LITE Trouser, R319X LITE Shorts and R321X LITE Coverall are a welcome and much anticipated addition to the range.  Specifically designed for warmer weather conditions, garments in the range are constructed from strong but lighter weight, breathable and windproof 200gsm poly/cotton with a water repellent coating to keep workers protected but cool and comfortable as they work. A key USP of the functional warm weather workwear collection is the ability to mix and match garments across the range, providing companies with an easy to create co-ordinated uniform look.

With the range available in a wide range of sizes (R316X, R317X, R319X: XS– 4XL and R318X, R321X: 5XL), Work-Guard LITE is suitable for everyone and will enhance the image of any professional workforce.

The complete Work-Guard and Safe-Guard range is available through distributors who offer exceptional customer service.

www.workguardworkwear.com

Be inspired and see the latest in technology

The Xpres Inspiration Suite has been at the forefront of technology for personalisation for over 15 years. Following a series of recent improvements and extensions, the brand invites garment decorators and manufacturers to experience the latest chapter in the history of this impressive facility.

See the latest printing technology’s in the Xpres Inspiration Suite

Jam-packed full of new and exciting equipment, the Xpres Inspiration Suite is a print playground for entrepreneurial start-ups and established companies alike. Take advantage of the brand’s knowledgeable system specialists who are always on-hand to help customers find and demonstrate the technology that will elevate or diversify businesses.

The Inspiration Suite is now home to a variety of newly-merchandised displays, including examples of UV-printed items and wide-format fabric rails that demonstrate the stunning patterns that can be printed on our range sublimation textiles.

Thanks to Xpres’ on-going alliance with Adkins and Sefa, the company is still the UK’s number one for heat presses, so when it comes to heat transfer application – Xpres has got a solution to suit every budget and scale of operation!

The Loft

Introducing the Loft

Xpres has more technology upstairs in The Loft including a DTG station, print and cut systems that are perfect for garment decoration and you guessed it, even more heat presses.

The Loft is an entirely new space that presents a tangible opportunity to experience the varying finishes that can be achieved through the decoration techniques in which Xpres specialises. Feel the difference in texture between sublimation, laser transfer, printable media, single colour vinyl and DTG prints to better understand how to meet the needs of your customers or realise new business opportunities.

Vanilla’s converted camper van

Visit Xpres’ sister brands

Visiting the Inspiration Suite also provides the ideal opportunity to experience the latest clothing from Xpres’ sister brands, Kustom Kit and Vanilla.

This superb facility is also the new home of Vanilla’s converted camper van, which proudly showcases the latest in fashion for decoration! Experience a range of contemporary men’s, women’s and kids’ styles that serve as the perfect blank canvas for your retail-inspired designs.

The Kustom Kit Suite adjacent to The Loft is home to the brand’s complete 2019 collection. Be inspired by a range of corporate shirting, knitwear, brand new fashion tees, workwear, sportswear and hospitality clothing.

01332 85 50 85
sales@xpres.co.uk
www.xpres.co.uk

The complete supplier

Decoration is a big business split into many different sectors. Some businesses are small and aimed at individual or small orders whilst others cater for the larger outlets producing large numbers of garments and other textile products. Whether you fit into either of these or anywhere in between there is a common need that runs through it all – a reliable supplier who has the knowledge and expertise to support both you and your business. YES Ltd is that supplier.

Compress iUV-350s

YES Ltd has been serving the decoration industry for nearly 25 years now but the company’s expertise goes much deeper than that.

Roy Burton, the managing director, for instance has over 45 years’ experience while John-Paul Burton, sales director, has over 30 years of knowledge and that is only the start. This level of expertise goes right through the company whether that be on capital equipment, software, consumables, peripherals, ancillary equipment or, most important of all, know-how.

The company has one of the widest catalogues of decoration equipment and can supply you with high quality goods whether your industry is embroidery, direct to garment printing, UV printing, spangling or transfer print. Basically, if you want to decorate a product, these guys can help. YES Ltd is so much more than just another supplier though. It has worked closely with its principals in developing new machinery, techniques all with high quality and productivity in mind.

Working closely

In the embroidery market, the team has worked closely with SWF embroidery machines for instance on developing the unique SWF Dual Function embroidery machine. The world’s number one, and only embroidery machine in the world, that can embroider two different patterns and/or garments at the same time. Just think of the flexibility this offers and also think of the, up to, 25% increased production you would get above a normal machine from any other machine provider.

Then there is the ever popular DTG Digital range of direct to garment printers. YES Ltd works directly with the manufacturer in developing a new style of machine. Not one that utilises existing machinery and firmware but one that has been specifically designed from the ground up. This meant that YES Ltd did not have to compromise to make things work. They designed success into the product right from the start.

Now this range has been extended to include the QM series. These models, together with the M Series, offer a bridge between small orders and bulk quantities. While still at home printing individual one-offs they can also handle industrial style orders that may have previously handled by screen printers thus expanding their customers’ client base.

The DTG development doesn’t stop at hardware either. YES Ltd has worked tirelessly to improve the supporting software and firmware. With iQ Interweave these machines can print at low resolution without the usual problem of banding. A new addition to the software system is IOS which utilises the colour of the garment to reduce the amount of ink used, including white ink by way of cutting the cost per print by up to 40% cheaper than any other supplier in the UK. This not only saves money but actually results in a better print quality overall.

This level of involvement means that YES Ltd doesn’t have to learn about a product because the team has been involved in its development. It is the link between the developer and the user. The team know these machines inside out and upside down and that can only be a benefit to the customers they serve.

Print Wizard

Rest easy

As an end user you can rest easy when you are a YES Ltd customer because, according to the company, service is its key product. This is why YES Ltd has become so heavily involved in research and development to ensure that the team can give the best support available. Setting up and running a successful garment decoration business can be a bit like wading through treacle in flip flops. It’s very hard going, you are likely to get stuck, and you can easily lose everything including your shoes. Having the support of a supplier who is just as concerned about your success as you are is a massive asset and one that should be welcomed.

So, remember, if decoration is your trade, whether that be embroidery, direct to garment printing, transfer printing, spangling or UV inkjet printing then all you have to do is be positive and say yes to YES Ltd. With these guys watching your back you that you have got the best support available.

01623 863343
sales@yesltd.co.uk
www.yesltd.co.uk

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