Automatic upholstery

March 1st, 2015

Giving cars a winning look. The best meals are cooked from scratch, the wildest adventures take place off the map, and some of the most impressive auto upholstery restoration projects are done without a template. Two entries in the upholstery category of the 2014 International Achievement Awards were just such projects, transforming torn, tattered and […]

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The value of collaboration

March 1st, 2015

Turning today’s students into tomorrow’s engaged and educated industry professionals. While textile students are the future designers and manufacturers for the textile industry, students in areas such as architecture and product and graphic design are our future textile specifiers. Multi-disciplinary design has become a buzzword in education, but unless students are convinced this can help […]

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Flexible flooring

March 1st, 2015

Launched in conjunction with Congoleum, Mercerville, N.J., ZON flexible flooring provides a durable surface and dimensional stability and is designed specifically for use in high traffic residential and commercial applications such as garages, recreation areas, laundry rooms, storage sheds, hospitals, daycare centers, schools, offices, restaurants and retail stores and showrooms. Easy to install, it features […]

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Fast, accurate printing

March 1st, 2015

The JV150 Series printer is available in two sizes: 54-inch JV150-130 and the 64-inch JV150-160. It features advanced piezo technology print heads capable of print speeds up to 605 square feet per hour and can use either SS21 eco-solvent inks or Sb53 dye-sublimation inks. CJV150 Series cut-and-print devices add cut-and-print capability for signage or textile […]

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Outdoor embroidery thread

March 1st, 2015

Designed for outdoor applications, Sunbrella® Embroidery Thread features UV color fastness, fade resistance and weather durability. Recommended for applications including patio furniture, pool-side and water-front products, awnings, tents, boat tops and covers, bimini tops, flags, specialty apparel and sporting goods. Recommended needle size is 90/14, as it is larger than typical embroidery threads and not […]

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Color reflective

March 1st, 2015

Brilliant® Color Reflective is a highly reflective, wash-durable color reflective that uses 3M™ Scotchlite™ technology to provide design flexibility by incorporating visibility and style in the same offering. It produces colored rolls with more than 300RA brightness from any glass-beaded retroreflective input material. About 30 percent of the glass bead surface remains exposed, allowing light […]

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3-D enhancement

March 1st, 2015

Available this spring, AccuMark® 10 will feature a fully integrated 3-D solution for garment development and pattern making as an optional module. The new version will allow designers to share 3-D images and motion files, furthering collaboration and centralization of data while reducing the time involved in development and sample making. Designers will have a […]

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Digital textile printers

March 1st, 2015

Built for printing on transfer paper, the Kayo126 DS (pictured) is a water-based dye-sublimation printer designed to streamline workflow with a single substrate and no need to rebuild ink profiles and settings. It features print speeds up to 850 square feet per hour, Ricoh Gen-4 variable drop heads and an advanced media feeding system that […]

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