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Schoolwear Association goes back to the ’20s

This year’s annual Schoolwear Association fundraising event will take the form of a Roaring Twenties themed evening. Attendees will be treated to a sit-down meal, twenties-style entertainment, dancing, a fundraising auction and a few other surprises which will be revealed on the night. Dress code for the evening is twenties …

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First FESPA Africa was a ‘world class’ exhibition

The inaugural FESPA Africa, formerly Sign Africa, held in Johannesburg this summer attracted 5,460 visitors from Africa, with an 11% increase of attendees from outside South Africa compared with Sign Africa 2013. More than 67% of visitors were owners and from senior management and over half had final purchasing authority. …

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Graphtec GB announces huge price reduction on popular cutter

The favourable current exchange rate between the Japanese yen and sterling has led Graphtec GB to announce a 25% reduction in the cost of its Graphtec CE6000-40 plotter/cutter. The price of this particular model has been reduced from £745.00 + VAT to £595.00 + VAT. Manufactured in Japan by Graphtec …

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TheMagicArt package makes life easier for decorators

 TheMagicTouch has introduced a new design and marketing tool, TheMagicArt Collection for the decoration market, which makes it quick and easy to cost-effectively produce personalised samples. Nathan Newbury head of technical at TheMagicTouch explained: “The process of creating a logo/design from scratch or re-drawing an existing logo/design suitable for sample …

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Higher cotton prices impact on Gildan’s latest results

In its third quarter fiscal results, Gildan Activewear has announced that its Printwear segment reported operating income of $129.7million – up 8.8% from $119.2million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Operating margins for Printwear were 26.8% compared with 27.5% in the third quarter of last year as higher net …

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Forget the ‘Selfie’ – it’s time for the Deskie!

As part the BPMA* Promotional Products Week initiative, the Association is looking for desks with character, desks with style and desks that have seen a lot of life and a bit of loving by office workers around the UK. Simply take a ‘deskie’, post it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bpmasourcing and you …

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Custom Planet invest in new printing equipment

Online custom printing and embroidery specialists, Custom Planet have added to their printing capabilities with an investment of £60,000 on printing equipment in a bid to increase output. The addition will see their screen printing capacity expanded to approaching up to 8,000 T shirts a day and the company has …

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Wild Thang serve up eighth year of tennis support

Liverpool-based Wild Thang has sponsored The Hope University International Tennis Tournament for the eighth consecutive year, becoming tournament’s longest standing supporter. The tournament took place in June. Wild Thang md, Andrew Dwerryhouse, said: “Each year I look at the finances and say to myself can we afford to be involved …

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