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Add Color with Screenprint Transfers

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7th December 2010

Add Color with Screenprint Transfers

We know a lot of places sell screen print transfers.   In fact, because so many other places sell transfers, the first question we often get is what makes our Ntrans transfers different?   The secret to the success of Ntrans is the mixture of inks used to create the designs. Our method of mixing inks is unique and allows us to create screen-print transfers that have an unmatched clarity and depth of color. The transfer also goes down more smoothly on the fabric, giving the design a more polished look and making the garment more comfortable to wear.

These transfers are also industrial laundry tough.    They were originally designed for our parent company, Ensign Emblem,  which provides emblems and other identification products.   The Ntrans transfers were designed to withstand an industrial wash and dry without cracking, peeling or losing their color.    This is one tough transfer.

Ntrans screenprint transfers can be used anywhere on a garment that an emblem, direct embroidery or a screen printed design can be used. There are no limitations on the number of colors in the design. Size limitations are as follows:
• Up to a 3”x5” Image Size – Left of Right Chest, Sleeve, Yoke
• Up to 11”x11” Image Size – Back or Front of Garment

The minimum amount of transfers which may be ordered is 12.   Transfers are sold individually, not ganged,  so please be aware you are ordering one transfer,  no one sheet of transfers, when you place your order.   Submitting the artwork for your transfers is simple and vector artwork is preferred.   Application of the transfers is also easy and only requires a garment and the use of a heat press.

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3rd December 2010

The Friday Blog Round-Up 12/3/10

First up today is a post shared by Robin of Robin’s Edge.  Apparently the post itself is written by a gentleman called Ian Lurie from a site called Conversation Marketing.  What I like about this post is that the questions make sense, and they will help weed out the wannabes from the real social marketing experts.  Unfortunately,   social media has become the next big playground for the “digital snake oil salesmen” (thanks for the term Robin!) so it pays to ask a lot of questions and be stringent about qualifying people before you hire them.

Next up,  I’m going to pimp a post from SubliStuff,  because if I can’t promote one blog I write on another blog I write,  where can I promote it?   I wrote a post on selecting the right sublimation or ChromaBlast printer for you.   I know from speaking with people at trade shows and on customer service calls that picking a printer can be a difficult thing.  This post offers some tips on how to decide which printer is the right one for you.

Third on the list today is a post from Urban Threads.  I love the design sensibility this company has,  and so I’m not surprised at the answers they got to the question “You know you’re an Urban Threadster when…”  Some of these answers are pretty darn funny.   And a little scary.

Fourth on the list is part blog and part just mentioning some great publicity that EnMart (and yours truly) got from Stitches Magazine.    First of all check out who’s at number 54 on Stitches Power 56 List.  It’s your humble blogger!  I have to admit, I think that’s kind of cool.   Second,  EnMart’s colored metallic thread got a great write up in an article on accent threads.   To round out the Stitches mentions,  I wanted to make note that my first Ask an Expert column made its debut in the December issue.  Finally,  I wanted to point out my latest post on the DecQuorum blog.    I think that’s enough publicity for EnMart, and me, today.

Before I close this post, I wanted to add a question.  I was looking at the blogroll today and I noticed that it needs to be updated.  Some bloggers have quit writing and their sites have gone away.  I’m also sure there are great embroidery and garment decoration blogs out there that I should be following.   If you have any recommendations for a blog I should add to the blogroll,  please do share them with me.   I’d love to have a whole list of blogs to read,  and the best way to find them is through recommendations.

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1st December 2010

Merrow Floss

If you’ve ever looked at the edge of a blank patch from EnMart,  you’ve probably noticed that the merrowed edges of our patches have great color.    The vibrant color of our merrowed edges comes from the merrow floss we use in creating our blank patches.    As with all the threads we use,  the merrow thread used to edge our blank patches is manufactured by Hilos Iris,  and not only do we use it ourselves,  we sell it as well.

For those of you who don’t know,  merrow floss is used with a merrow machine.   A merrow machine is used, among other things,  to place the colored edge around a blank patch.   EnMart’s parent company, Ensign Emblem,  uses merrow machines in each of our plants,  and when coupled with the Iris merrow thread,   these machines create colored borders for our emblems and patches that are able to withstand the heat and harshness of an industrial wash.

Iris Merrow floss is a 300/4 merrow floss,   and has been rated as having the best color and durability in the industry.  The merrow floss EnMart sells is also known for the following qualities:

  • Excellent color fastness
  • Excellent lubricity
  • Super brightness
  • High tenacity
  • Great elongation
  • Excellent chemical and abrasion resistance

If you need blank patches to use for your business,  you now have two options for how to obtain those patches.  Option one would be to purchase complete blank patches from EnMart.   The other option would be to purchase the merrow floss and create the blank patches yourself.

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