Ohio lawmaker proposes ban on foreign-made flags

May 1st

Retailers that sell U.S. or Ohio flags made in other countries would face possible jail time and fines, under legislation proposed by one Ohio state lawmaker. Senate Bill 316 would ban the retail sale of U.S. or Ohio flags made outside U.S. borders. Those found guilty of doing so would face third-degree misdemeanor charges, punishable...

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Increased cotton prices impact India’s textile industry

May 1st

The textile industry in Tamil Nadu, India, underwent a serious crisis this spring. Operations were paralyzed due to a sharp rise in cotton prices and an acute power shortage, Southern India Mills Association reports. Mills there usually procure the required cotton from November to February each year to produce yarn, but this year the mills...

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Textured vinyl media offers excellent hiding power

May 1st

Dreamscape, Rockaway, N.J., has unveiled Dreamscape Peel N Stik, a textured vinyl media with excellent hiding power, and the ability to reduce glare and light reflection. It is more durable and thicker than other peel and stick films, and is appropriate for wall graphics, trade show displays, wide format murals, advertising and point of purchase...

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Suppliers provide fabrics for making keder

May 1st

Where can we find fabric to use to make keder? Keder is a component piece used in construction methods in which fabric has to be threaded through a track or channel. It’s used primarily in the construction of tents and fabric structures, but has other applications as well. Keder consists of fabric wrapped around a...

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Independent consulting and product certification

May 1st

A client has asked if our product is TUV certified. What’s that? TÜV stands for Technischer Überwachungs-Verein, or Technical Monitoring Association in English. It’s a family of organizations, originating in Germany, that provide independent consulting, certifying that products are safe for human use. For more information, contact TÜV’s headquarters at: SOURCE TÜV Rheinland Group Juli...

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Stock photo company provides images of awnings

May 1st

We want to make a banner for an upcoming home show and are in need of some professional-quality awning photos that we can use. Do you know where we can get some? Obviously, the ideal would be to have a professional photographer take photos of your company’s work, but that’s not always practical. While associations...

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Suppliers offer lightweight ripstop fabric

May 1st

We’re looking for a very lightweight ripstop fabric, something around 20 denier. Do you know of any suppliers? By its very definition, ripstop is a lightweight fabric, with heavier yarns woven in a crosshatch pattern to help prevent ripping. It’s used for applications like hot air balloons, kites, and sleeping bag covers. A fabric made...

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Durable cotton webbing meets Berry Amendment requirements

May 1st

6017CS cotton webbing is durable, latex free, vat dyed, colorfast to laundering, crocking and accelerated weathering, and meets all fire-rated testing and Berry Amendment requirements. SOURCE Avila Textiles +1 508 828 5882

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Avery media featured in 10 booths at ISA 2008

May 1st

Avery Graphics media were printed and featured in 10 booths at ISA 2008. The Epson booth sported a wrapped Lamborghini, designed and installed by Skinz Wraps and printed on MPI 1005 EZ RS. The Feller’s booth was showing a wrapped BMW 550i designed by Sergio DeSoto, Creator of The Bad Wrap™ and VP Marketing for...

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Finding alternatives to PVC

May 1st

Where would your business be without PVC? It’s understandable why PVC banner media is ubiquitous in the sign industry—it’s cheap, durable, and prints easily. And it’s also understandable why there is interest in finding alternatives: The PVC manufacturing process is believed to be toxic to humans and the environment, and it’s typically not recyclable. Flexible...

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