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TENCEL: From Wood to Wearables TENCEL, made from eucalyptus wood pulp cellulose, has moisturemanagement and thermal regulation properties, and allows for a variety of printing and washing treatments. from tree farms that practice sustainability. “This renewable raw material comes from responsibly managed forests that have been independently certified by the Soil Association on behalf of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC),” says Tricia Carey, USA merchandising manager, Lenzing. “By using FSC-certified wood we are supporting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests.” Fibrils — little “hairs” that make up the fiber — are the key to TENCEL’s performance properties. The controlled arrangement of the MOST POPULAR IMPRESSIONS WEB ARTICLES MOST SAVED 1. Basics for Training Embroidery Operators: Part 1 of 2 2. Basics for Training Embroidery Operators: Part 2 of 2 3. Jumpstart Your Sales with QR Codes 4. Five Important Factors for Imaging a Screen 5. Streamlining Your Embroidery Order and Production Process MOST PRINTED 1. Basics for Training Embroidery Operators: Part 2 of 2 2. Basics for Training Embroidery Operators: Part 1 of 2 3. Five Important Factors for Imaging a Screen 4. Off the Cuff: 8 Ways to Beat the Cash Flow Blues 5. Five Important Steps in Prepping a Screen Launched in 1992 for commercial production, TENCEL — manufactured by The Lenzing Group, Austria — features moisture-management and thermal regulation properties that keep wearers cool and dry. Not bad for a fiber made from wood. The TENCEL fiber is made from eucalyptus wood pulp cellulose that is 100 % biodegradable and comes hydrophilic fibrils results in their functional properties. Depending on climate conditions, TENCEL either absorbs moisture or releases its back into the atmosphere, preventing potential bacteria growth. In addition to its moisture-management and thermal regulation capabilities, TENCEL is ideal for wearers with sensitive skin because it’s chemical-free, all-natural, and features a smooth fiber surface. Featuring an eco-friendly manufacturing process with a closed-loop production cycle, TENCEL is ideal for denim, childrenswear, home textiles, activewear and more. Due to its strong wet and dry strength, TENCEL allows for a variety of printing and washing treatments. For more information, visit lenzing.com. — S.G. Wilcom Debuts DecoNetwork 4 Wilcom, Sydney, recently launched DecoNetwork version 4, which focuses on improving quote, order and invoice process efficiency for custom decorators working with embroidery, direct-togarment printing and promotional products. A new feature, “Business Hub,” allows decorators to create, process and track quotes, orders and invoices from their DecoNetwork accounts, according to the company. In version 4, the combination of Online Designer — introduced in a previous version of DecoNetwork — and Business Hub allows DecoNetwork users to Wilcom’s DecoNetwork version 4, which includes DecoHub and DecoStores plans, lets custom decorators streamline the quote, order and invoice process — all from one single platform. MOST E-MAILED 1. Jumpstart Your Sales with QR Codes 2. Off the Cuff: 8 Ways to Beat the Cash Flow Blues 3. Basics for Training Embroidery Operators: Part 2 of 2 4. Getting the Best Print on a 50/50 Blended Shirt -Sponsored by JERZEES 5. Five Important Steps in Prepping a Screen To read any of these articles, visit impressionsmag.com. Find the Search box at the top of the page and input the article title (in full or in part) — in quotation marks — and hit Enter on your keyboard or click the blue circle next to the Search box. not only create visual quotes, but streamline the quote, order and invoice process from a single platform. As part of the launch for version 4, Wilcom has released two new plans — DecoHub and DecoStores — to replace the existing Solo, Solo Plus and Affiliate plans, with pricing to match. Wilcom also has lowered the transaction fee to 1.85% for both plans. Although Business Hub is standard, DecoHub is positioned for custom decorators who require an online business tool without the full functionality of an online store. DecoStores will retain all the functionality of the Affiliate plan. A customer can switch from DecoHub to DecoStores, or vice versa, at any time, according to the company. For more information, visit wilcom.com.au. — S.G. impressionsmag.com 10 Impressions >> October/November 2011 http://www.lenzing.com http://www.impressionsmag.com http://wilcom.com.au http://www.impressionsmag.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Impressions - October/November 2011

Impressions - October/November 2011
Contents
First Impressions
From the Show Director
FYI
Product Gallery
ISS Conference Program 2012: Designed for Success
Laser Etching on Performancewear
On the Move
It Pays to Take Shirt Design Online
The Digital Difference
Technique
Production
For Screen Printers Only
Online Directory
Tech Tips
Business to Business
Classifieds
Ad Index

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