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F e br u a ry /M a rc h 2 016 Volume 107 / Number 1 CO N T E N T S About the Cover Wearable technology takes off in countless shapes and sizes - including "smart" fitness gear. Cover design by Kelly N. Kofron. Photo courtesy of Sensoria. C OL UMN S BUSINESS PERS PEC TIVES 16 Are You Confused about CPSIA Regulations? Marcia Y. Kinter Heavy jargon and disparate market demands have created a haze around the requirements garment decorators must meet in the face of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act. But a little clarification can go a long way. S hOP TAL k 36 Who's in Charge here? Andy MacDougall Is becoming your own boss all it's cracked up to be? MacDougall talks entrepreneurship and reflects on life before and after returning to a nine-to-five. FEATURES 18 Clothing Becomes Electric Eileen Fritsch In 10 years, the market for wearable technology will have nearly tripled. Check out the coolest new applications and learn how and why screen printers should stay ahead of the trend as this niche becomes an explosion. 26 The Power of Pigment Vince Cahill Every four years at ITMA, textile companies from every step of the supply chain gather to showcase the newest ideas and technologies in textile manufacture. One narrative that had printers buzzing at the Milan show was an upsurge in fade-resistant pigmented inks. 28 Understanding the Garment: Selection, Testing, and Prep Barbara Montgomery How does material affect the processes you choose? Should you ask a customer to choose a different tee? We spoke with three industry experts to broaden your knowledge on one of the most important choices you will make as a garment decorator: the garment itself. D E P A R T ME NTS 4 6 10 33 34 35 SCREENPRINTING Online Communities EDITORIAL INSIGHTS PRESSING ISSuES NEW PRODuCTS DISTRIBuTOR/DEALER DIRECTORY CLASSIfIEDS AD INDEx SCREEN PRINTING (ISSN 00369594) is published bi-monthly by ST Media Group International Inc., 11262 Cornell Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45242-1812. Telephone: (513) 421-2050, Fax: (513) 362-0317. No charge for subscriptions to qualified individuals. Annual rate for subscriptions to non-qualified individuals in the U.S.A.: $46 USD. Annual rate for subscriptions in Canada: $77 USD (includes GST & postage); all other countries: $101 (Int'l mail) payable in U.S. funds. Printed in the U.S.A. Copyright 2016, by ST Media Group International Inc. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the consent of the publisher. The publisher is not responsible for product claims and representations. Periodicals Postage Paid at Cincinnati, OH and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Screen Printing, P.O. Box 1060, Skokie, IL 60076. Change of address: Send old address label along with new address to Screen Printing, P.O. Box 1060, Skokie, IL 60076. For all subscription services, back issues, and single-copy sales, contact:, Fax: (847) 763-9030, Phone: (847) 763-4938, New Subscriptions:; Renewals:

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Screen Printing - February/March 2016

Screen Printing - February/March 2016
Editorial Insights
Pressing Issues
New Products
Are You Confused about CPSIA Regulations?
Clothing Becomes Electric
The Power of Pigment
Understanding the Garment: Selection, Testing, and Prep
Distributor/Dealer Directory
Ad Index
Who’s in Charge here?

Screen Printing - February/March 2016