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Sublimation Pantone Colors

Feb 9, 2019
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What is the Pantone Matching System?

The Pantone Matching Syetem (PMS) is a standardized color reproduction system that was developed by Lawrence Herbert in the late 1950's. This system is mainly used in the printing industry, but it has also found use in the manufacture of fabrics, paint, and plastics. The Pantone Matching System has become the most widely used system among graphic professionals such as designers and graphic artists, as well as in various printing industries.

The Pantone Matching System ensures that manufacturers and printers anywhere in the world can get a definite concept of what a specific color should look like, simply by referring to the code assigned and the swatch guide. There are various color guides that are used for this purpose: The Formula Guide, which displays 18 basic Pantone mixing colors and a palette of color variations created using the base inks in different proportions, and the CMYK Guide, which shows over 2.8K CMYK process colors and their values.

This guide is to be used when printing, using the four-color process printing. It was designed to work with any type of equipment used to reproduce colors and can also be used to reproduce color effects such as metallic and fluorescent tones. In this system, the colors are represented using a 3- or 4-digit code followed by a letter which represents the type of paper stock the color is printed on: Uncoated, Coated, and Matte.

In the Pantone Matching System, each Pantone color corresponds to a number and swatch sample that is created mixing 13 base pigments in specific amounts; this protects consistency and guarantees reproducibility. The artist or designer just needs to provide the Pantone color codes used in their work for the printing company to be able to reproduce them. Using this system ensures that the right color is printed, regardless of what it may look like on the screen.

This system can be used to match colors when you can't compare the samples in person. It is the best choice when you need to get a good idea of what a client is looking for when reproducing logos in multiple media; create precise shades and lively hues; add special effects such as fluorescent details or pastel color; or when you need to cover a large area where color consistency is extremely important.

As an example, we used an Internet matching application to find the Pantone number to the closest match for the colors of our logo:
What is the CMYK color processing and how does it work?

Most industries today use CMYK or 4-color processing for printing, whereby the image is separated into four different color values: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (k). This printing process is used worldwide because almost the entire color spectrum can be reproduced with these ink colors. CMYK colors are used in a wide assortment of print materials, such as magazines, newspapers, and fabric.

This process uses four color dots to reproduce the images, which allows the use of a wide array of colors in a relatively small area. Even though CMYK can generate many different shades and colors, the resulting hues can sometimes be slightly inconsistent. This means the same color can change depending on the media.
PMS meets CMYK

Each of these color systems have their advantages and disadvantages.

The Pantone Matching System has developed and published the Color Bridge Set, which provides a side-by-side visual comparison between Pantone spot colors and CMYK process colors. This guide also includes the CMYK, Hex, and RGB values to help designers and other graphic artists with the production of their digital art. Additionally, the most popular graphic software available comes with a CMYK-to-Pantone converter and vice versa. You can also find online tools to carry out the conversions. However, it is important to note that there is no accurate conversion from one system to the other.

Because both color models have specific applications and uses, one or the other should not be used at all times. Occasionally, it is even necessary to use both on the same project to get the best results. For example, in full-color pictures that include images of a logo, the best approach is to use PMS for the logo and CMYK for the pictures. It is important to understand which color system is better suited for any given project, as this will result in printed materials that will pop with lively, crisp colors. Knowing the differences between CMYK and PMS and how they work is what allows the printing business to turn digital files into striking printed copies.

Since most art is prepared in CMYK, we always request a Pantone number. This is a critical tool that helps us identify our client's color intentions, and allows us to adjust our printers to achieve the closest possible results.

What is dye-sublimation?

Sublimation is the conversion of a substance from the solid state to the gas state without going through the liquid state.

Dye-sublimation fabric imaging is a process that consists of using heat-sensitive inks that, upon exposure to heat and pressure, turn into gas and merge with a polyester fabric. The greatest advantage of this process is that ink becomes part of the fabric's structure and the color comes alive while making the images extremely durable.
There is a wide range of polyester fabrics that come in a variety of textures for dye-sublimation, depending on what the print is for—woven texture polyester is best to use for exteriors and upholstery, and knit material is better suited for customized apparel, indoor banners, photography backdrops, and table draping.
The results of dye-sublimation printing are beautiful, and more importantly, the colors are permanent because they are embedded in the substrate instead of printed on its surface.

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019

Feb 8, 2019
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May the new year bring many good and rich blessings for wealth,health & longevity to you and your family. GONG XI FA CAI !

Baseball Team Jersey

Jan 29, 2019
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Custom attire?
People are more likely to hold onto clothing when it has sentimental value, and custom jerseys from old sports teams are both personal and sentimental. Customized jerseys are a nice souvenir for team members and, since they are likely to hold onto the jerseys as mementos, this prolongs the brand visibilitywho doesn’t love custom attire?

Fire Retardant Coverall - NOMEX IIIA

Jan 22, 2019

Why Fire retardant Overall from NOMEX III A



The Leader in Flame-Resistant Protection

For more than 30 years, protective apparel made from DuPont™ NOMEX® brand fiber has provided superior thermal protection from  flames, flash fires and electric arcs. The unique molecular structure of NOMEX® makes it inherently flame resistant. Garments of NOMEX® protect workers in the petroleum, petrochemical, chemical, and electric and gas utility industries. Professional firefighters, racecar drivers, U.S. military personnel and NASA astronauts also wear garments of NOMEX®.

Unmatched Thermal Performance
The effectiveness of NOMEX® has been proven and documented in laboratories, field tests and real-life flash fire and electric arc situations. Garments of NOMEX® consistently provide outstanding thermal performance because NOMEX® IIIA:

  • Is inherently flame resistant.
  • Inherent thermal protection that cannot be washed away.
  • Durable and resistant to abrasion, tears, and chemicals.
  • Does not burn or melt and drip.
  • Provides permanent protection that won’t wash out or wear away.
  • Minimizes break-open and maintains a stable, inert barrier between the fire/arc and skin, protecting the wearer from direct exposure.
  • Forms a tough, protective char when exposed to flame, and stays supple until it cools.
  • Meets the NFPA 1975 for firefighters’ stationwear.
  • Meets the ASTM F1506 standard for workers’ apparel as protection from electric arc exposure.
  • Complies with NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
  • Complies with NFPA 2112 Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire
  • Widely used by petroleum, petrochemical, chemical, and utility industries, as well as firefighters.

Durability and Cost Effectiveness
Garments made with NOMEX® thermal technology are extremely durable and resist abrasion, tears and chemicals. They’re also an excellent value, lasting three to five times longer than other standard and protective fabrics, including 100% cotton and flame-retardant treated (FRT) cotton. In lease, rental and purchase programs, the out-standing wear life of garments of NOMEX® IIIA can contribute to bottom-line savings.

Anti-Static Performance
Workers must be constantly aware of static electricity hazards and must use proper grounding procedures, both for themselves and equipment. As an added margin of safety, garments of DuPont™ NOMEX® IIIA reduce the clothing’s contribution to static charge buildup on the body. NOMEX® IIIA is made with a static-dissipative fiber, which reduces the static generated in both fabric-to-fabric and fabric-to-surface rubbing, even in low humidities. NOMEX® IIIA also reduces static cling, which makes the garment more comfortable to wear.

Lightweight Comfort
Garments of NOMEX® are as comfortable to wear as other work clothing. Lightweight, breathable fabrics of NOMEX® brand fiber are designed to transport moisture away from the skin, which helps wearers feel cool and dry. Side-by-side wear tests show that fabric weight is the single greatest factor in controlling garment comfort, and that the lightweight comfort fo NOMEX® is often preferred over other protective fabrics. In addition, protection apparel of NOMEX® is available in a variety of fabric weights to suit any climate.

Professional Appearance
Flame-resistant protective apparel of NOMEX® combines style and functionality with a professional appearance. NOMEX® is available in a wide range of colors and garment styles, including jackets, parkas, slacks, jeans, shirts, polar fleece and switching coats.

Easy Care
Garments of NOMEX® are easy to launder and rarely need pressing. Normal home or commercial laundering and dry cleaning techniques provide good results. The protection is permanent and cannot be washed out or worn away.

 

Nomex®

by Chris Woodford. Last updated: May 7, 2018.

It's a racing driver's worst nightmare. You come down the straight at over 200mph (300 kph), a tire blows out, and you skid off into the crash barrier. You survive the crash but the energy of the impact generates enough heat to make your fuel tank explode. Suddenly, the car that could have carried you to victory has turned into a fireball. You manage to escape, but now there's another terrifying threat: your overalls catch fire! Fortunately, you're wearing an inner body-suit made of an amazing flame-resistant material called Nomex®. So, as you pelt from the car, the fire goes out all by itself. Shaken but unharmed, you owe your life to an piece of amazing chemical technology. Let's take a closer look at how Nomex works and some of the other things it can be used for!

Photo: A soldier puts on a Nomex® hood and a flameproof suit. Photo by Ryan C. Matson courtesy of US Army.

What is Nomex?

The molecular formula of the nomex monomer

Artwork: The chemical structure of Nomex. It's a polymer built by repeating this ring-based unit (monomer) over and over again.

Nomex® is the brand name for a heat- and flame-resistant textile made by the DuPont™ chemical company. Technically, it's called a synthetic aromatic polyamide polymer (and, in the original Nomex patent, it's referred to as a 'polycarbonamide'), but let's not get bogged down with jargon . What does that really mean:

  • Synthetic means made in a chemistry lab. Synthetic textiles (such as polyester, nylon, and so on) are artificial, human-made chemicals cooked up by chemists; they're the opposite of natural fibers such as wool (from animals) and cotton (from plants).
  • Aromatic means the molecules in nomex are based on connected rings of atoms rather than straight-line branched structures.
  • Polyamide means lots of molecules are connected together into chains. In chemistry, 'poly' really just means 'many,' so polyamide means 'many amide.'
  • Polymer is the proper chemical term for a plastic. It usually means a giant molecule made from many ('poly-') repetitions of a basic unit called a monomer ('-mer').

In short, what we have in Nomex is a man-made textile whose ring-like monomers are bonded together into tough, long chains to make immensely strong fibers. Break Nomex up and sort it into its atoms and you'd have four neat piles of carbon hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen.

Nomex® III cooking gloves

Photo: A pair of Nomex® gloves like these could make nasty oven burns a thing of the past.

Aromatic polyamides such as Nomex are often called aramids for short. Kevlar® (another DuPont textile) is also an aramid, but with a slightly different chemical structure. If you're interested, the full chemical name of Nomex is poly (m-phenylenediamine isophthalamide), while Kevlar is poly (p-phenylenediamine terephthalamide); Nomex is a meta-aramid polymer while Kevlar is a para-aramid polymer.

Aramids are made in a two-stage process. First, the basic polymer is made by reacting together organic (carbon-based) substances to form a liquid. In the second stage, the liquid is spun out to make solid fibers, which can then be woven into textiles or converted into sheet form.

Nomex generally comes in three kinds. It's either used by itself (as 100 percent Nomex), blended with up to 60 percent Kevlar, or blended with Kevlar and some anti-static fibers. In this last form, it's known as Nomex III.

Nomex cooking gloves turned inside out to show fabric inside

Photo: Left: Turn Nomex gloves inside out and you can see how very thickly woven they are. Although they look much like ordinary woollen gloves, wool alone could never give such amazing heat protection. Right: Inspect the label carefully and you'll see this is actually Nomex III, which is roughly 95 percent Nomex, 5 percent Kevlar, and a little carbon fiber to reduce static.

What makes Nomex fireproof?

Two superb properties of Nomex make it a perfect protective material for race-car drivers. Although Nomex burns when you hold a flame up to it, it stops burning as soon as the heat source is removed. In other words, it is inherently flame resistant. Just as important, the thick woven structure of synthetic fibers is a very poor conductor of heat. It takes time for heat to travel through Nomex; hopefully by that time, you're away from the flames and out of danger. In the original Nomex patent, five samples of the material were compared with five similar samples of cotton (the control) in a basic flame test. The cotton samples caught fire in just 2 seconds and burned for 13–430 seconds; the Nomex ignited much more slowly (after about 4 seconds) and stopped burning after a mere 5 seconds when the flame was removed.

Apart from high heat resistance and flame retardance (it doesn't melt or drip), the tough, woven structure of Nomex is extremely strong and doesn't react with water.

What is Nomex used for?

Soldiers wearing Nomex body armor

Photo: Ready for battle: soldiers put on body armor made from Kevlar and Nomex and used by explosives experts. Photo by courtesy of US Army.

Nomex is best known as a barrier to fire and heat. Apart from race-car drivers, it's worn by astronauts, fire-fighters, and military personnel. It's also widely used in more mundane ways, such as in my household oven gloves. In sheet form, heatproof Nomex finds many uses in automobiles, including high-temperature hoses and insulation for spark plugs.

But Nomex isn't just useful for protective clothing. The molecular structure that stops heat passing through stops electricity flowing through it as well. That means Nomex is an extremely poor conductor—almost a perfect insulator, in fact. Nomex, made into the form of a paper sheet or board, is a superb insulating material for all kinds of electrical equipment, from motors and generators to transformers and other electrical equipment. For these applications, Nomex is often laminated with Mylar® (polyester film) to make a stronger, tougher insulating material that works at high temperatures without the individual layers coming apart. Two-ply Nomex-Mylar laminate is called NM; three-ply is known as NMN (where the Nomex goes either side of the Mylar); and four ply is NMNM.

Like Kevlar, Nomex is both very strong and very light, so it's often used in aerospace applications. Nomex sheet is widely used to make the honeycomb reinforcement inside helicopter blades and airplane tail fins.

Left: A chair made from non-fire-retardant fabric with a large burn mark. Right: A chair made from fire-retardant fabric with a smallburn mark

Photo: Nomex isn't the only fire-retardant fabric. Textiles used to cover chairs are often made from fire-resistant polyesters and other materials. This simple demonstration in Think Tank (the science museum in Birmingham, England) shows very clearly how fabrics like these can save lives. On the left, we have a chair made from ordinary fabric. A cigarette or match burn sets the fabric alight very quickly and gives off toxic fumes. Had this fire been left to burn, the whole chair (and the rest of the room) would have been completely destroyed. On the right, a chair made from fire-retardant fabric burns much slower. Often the fire goes out before too much damage is done.

Who invented Nomex?

The credit for this excellent invention goes to Dr Wilfred Sweeny (1926–2011), a Scottish-born scientist working at the world-famous DuPont laboratory in Wilmington, Delaware that also spawned nylon and Kevlar. While researching polymers, he developed one with with particularly good thermal properties that could be woven into a very tough fiber. Since Nomex was introduced in 1967, it has saved the lives of countless firefighters, pilots, soldiers, industrial workers—and, of course, racing drivers!

 

Chef Coat - Custom made

Dec 27, 2018
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Premium custom made chef coat with circle stud buttons can give your chefs jacket a new lease of life. Easy to put in & take out.
Any colors,  cutting or designs you wish. 

T-SHIRT FABRICS THAT LAST THE LONGEST

Nov 27, 2018
T-SHIRT FABRICS THAT LAST THE LONGEST
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Comfort and style are obviously important when it comes to clothing, but durability is every bit as crucial.  There’s not much point in buying something that looks and feels great if just a couple of weeks later it’s ready for the trash can.

Plus, you have to take into account what you’ll be doing with the clothing – maybe you’re looking to have something printed on it – and the situations you’ll be in while wearing it.  T-shirts, for example, can be tricky to get right, so we’ll walk you through what fabrics you can look forand their differences, thus helping you find something you can look great in for a long time.

Your T-shirt’s Purpose:

When buying t-shirts, it’s important to keep in mind the sort of things you’ll be putting them through.  Picking a fabric that’s going to hold up for quite some time has a lot to do with the situations you’re going to expose it to.

Certain fabrics that would be fine if you’re just wearing a shirt for casual situations might not be so durable if you’re really into activities like outdoor sports or painting.  If you’re looking for t-shirts that you can wear for work, and know that you’re going to be kind of rough on them, then you definitely want to have this in mind when looking for the best fabrics.

Cotton Fabrics:

Cotton is an extremely popular choice of fabric for most people, due to its level of comfort.  While it is comfortable, cotton can also be very durable and resilient.  Cheaper cotton fabrics are less likely to be particularly durable, but as you work your way up the cost ladder, cotton fabrics become not only more durable but also softer – a double bonus!

 

Combed cotton and pima cotton are both great options for a combined durability/softness quality.  Combed cotton is cotton that has been combed before it’s been made into yarn.  This process removes the short strands and takes out any kinks, thus making the material more durable.  Pima cotton is produced from very long cotton fibers that, like combed cotton, make them soft and durable.  This cotton is also more resilient in terms of retaining color and shape – so no stretching.

Polyester:
This synthetic fabric – made from plastics – is extremely strong and long-lasting.  Polyester resists tearing and wrinkling, and isn’t likely to get a mildew smell as it’s a fast-drying material.  T-shirts that shrink in the wash or which get stretched out are big annoyances – especially if you’ve spent a good bit of money on them.

Polyester is a worry-free fabric, in this regard, as it keeps its shape after multiple washes and uses.  Whereas cotton has a tendency to fade over time, polyester retains its color much longer.

Rayon:

Rayon is another man-made fiber, but whereas polyester is made from plastics, rayon is made from a combination of plant-based materials.  It keeps its shape well and is similar in durability to polyester.  However, it has a leg up on polyester because it breathes, whereas polyester is known to be thick, making it uncomfortable to wear in the summer.

Cotton/Synthetic Blends:

If you like the feel and breezy nature of cotton, but want something a bit more durable, then a blend might be the right option for you.  Cotton/polyester blends are perhaps the most common type out there, but you’ll also often find a combination of cotton/polyester/rayon, with ratios in that order as well.

If you want something that feels more comfortable, then you definitely want a blend that has a higher cotton content, whereas if durability is really what you’re needing, then look for a blend that has a synthetic as the leading fiber.

Printing Options:

If you’re looking for blank t-shirts that you can print logos or designs on, then of course fabric type is going to be important to you.  While you do want to consider comfort and overall durability, you also want to take into consideration print durability.  100% cotton tends to be the type that most printers suggest using, as it tends to absorb the ink well without the same tendency to bleed together or run that blended shirts can have.  Keep in mind, though, that print companies may buy from various manufacturers that produce a variety of shirt types.  To figure out what your best option may be when taking into consideration their buying and printing methods, contact the printer and see what they would recommend for your printing project.

What Are the Benefits of Personalized Sports Jersey?

Jul 13, 2018
What Are the Benefits of Personalized Sports Jersey?
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What Are the Benefits of Personalized Sports Jersey?

Most obvious customers would be those in the field of sports. Teams need something to wear that would represent them well, and personalized sports apparel will definitely do the trick! Apart from keeping up with appearances, there’s really more to personalized sports apparel than it seems. Here are some of the benefits of personalized jerseys and the reasons why having these customized pieces of team clothing is a must:

 Uniformity – Instead of just settling for plain-colored shirts or sports apparel which doesn’t have anything printed on them; tailoring customized jerseys for your team can result in team uniformity. Of course, wearing shirts of the same color or style makes the team look more as one, but with the logo and their team details on, the jersey would look more official. The overall clean and uniform look adds a nice touch of professionalism as to how the team represents themselves.
  
Team Unity – When team members wear their uniform or team jerseys, they feel more connected with the rest of the team. Wearing something which they know represents a whole team and not just themselves as individuals can definitely make them act accordingly. This helps reinforce a strong team spirit and they become representatives of the brand or sponsor they stand for.
  
Recognition – For a team, being recognizable as you play in the field is a necessity. It helps the fans as well as the referees see the players much better. The team colors along with the team logo ought to be clearly emblazoned on the jersey that players are wearing. This is great not just for the players but for the team’s management as well! They can get their logo on the jerseys and people will remember this logo whenever the players wear their jerseys.
 
Style – The design that personalized sportswear has makes them edgy, trendy, and stylish overall. In sports, channeling that competitive vibe makes a team seem look more formidable too. When teams choose to have personalized jerseys they can make themselves appear stylish and polished on the field. This helps set a confident aura about the team members and even opposing teams can feel this energy radiate from them.
   
Freedom of Design – Some designs can be complex while others are simpler. When sports teams get in touch with people who can make customized prints for them, they can have almost anything printed on their sports apparel and rest assured that all the details will be there and would look exactly how they would like it to. Since there is a great amount of freedom concerning the designs of the shirts, teams can be sure that their designs will be as unique as they want it to be! Out in the field, it is important to be able to set yourself apart, and having your personalized sports apparel can really help accomplish that.

If you’re concerned about the feel of your sublimated jersey, just remember that you have options to choose from, like Poly Spandex,Cotton Lycra,Microfibre + Stretch, Drifit Mesh,Interlock, Pique,Eyelet and Hexagon. All fabrics are moisture wicking and lightweight, so no matter which one you decide to go with, it will keep the moisture to a minimum & keep your players cool.

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Corporate T-shirt 2018

Mar 14, 2018
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Corporate Uniform for work place

Jun 16, 2017
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According to Wikipedia, a uniform means a set of standard clothing worn by members of an organization while participating in that organizationĄ¯s activity. People generally wearing uniforms are armed forces, police, emergency services, schools and workplaces. Uniform also means to be the same, and without any difference.

With these basic ideas in mind the concept of having a common dress came in to picture. If the dress of the members of an organization remains the same then there is a sense on commonality which develops amongst them. Uniforms also depict solidarity, and this has been this way through out, right from the days of the Roman Empire to the modern day manufacturing houses.

These days wearing uniform is common with the paramilitary organizations like police etc and the armed forces. These help them, stand out of the crowd so that they can be easily recognizable and also distinguish them for the service they do. These uniforms not only make them feel proud but also have an imposing effect on others and with the presence of a person in uniform, can change the mood of people around.

Sometimes uniforms are made mandatory by the organizations like schools, work places like hospitals, restaurants etc. The model of these organization require, people who are part of it to be in proper uniform and follow the discipline of the uniform. Some organizations which donĄ¯t have a complete dress code do have some sort of uniform codes like a common shirt of a particular color etc.

So why is it that most of the organizations prefer uniforms? Here are five reasons which make uniform an integral part of work culture and also the lifestyle at times.


1.- Industry demands: There are certain service industries which are focused on the customer, like the department store, restaurants or hospitals. These industries demand that the workforce look more united and eager to serve the customer, so the role of the uniform becomes very important. When the workforce is wearing a pleasant uniform the customers approach them more confidently.

2.- Uniform as perks: In some large organizations, it is considered as an honor and a kind of perk to receive uniform. This results in considerable conservation of time and energy of the personnel, as he doesnĄ¯t have to choose again and again the clothes to be worn at the work place. Also a lot of money is saved since rarely will that personnel will be buying new clothes.

3.- A sense of belonging: If the work force wears the same clothes to the work place then they share a feeling of commonness and belonging, which other wise gets very difficult to achieve.

4.- A feeling of equality: Uniform brings every one to the same platform, no matter how rich or poor he or she is and thus inculcating a feeling of equality amongst those wearing the uniform.

5.- Mutual growth: People wearing uniform are more caring for their fellows and colleagues, they care not only for their growth but the growth of their peers as well. Uniforms are very important and fosters traits which are very necessary for a person as an individual and an organization as a whole to thrive and prosper.


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