Saturday, September 24, 2011

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Friday, September 23, 2011

ISS Fort Worth Spec Sheets

Here are the spec sheets on the designs we are running in GSG's booth at the ISS Fort Worth Show. Stop by to see them printed in person.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

This months Printwear cover is honored to grace the cover of this prestigious industry trade pub.

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Printwear Cover Article by Lon Winters

Here is the cover article by Lon Winters

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lon Winters' Printwear Classes can be viewed at home.

The NBM Show is pleased to bring you unlimited access to the classes presented at our trade shows!
With eLearning On Demand, you can watch ONLINE CLASSES anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace. With an unbelievable price of $250 for your entire company, business learning has never been easier.
Our industry experts cover more than 50 topics including business, design, laser engraving & promotional products, apparel decorating, and sign & digital graphics.
View sample classes, and get all the details here.
VIEW Lon Winters online classes HERE.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Printwear Launches Shop Makeover Contest

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Winners to Receive Premium Consultation with Lon Winters
BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Printwear magazine announces its 2011 Shop Makeover Contest, winners of which will receive a five-day consultation with industry consultant and Printwear columnist Lon Winters.
Printwear’s mission is to provide education and insight to decorated apparel businesses. Ours is a very hands-on industry and we are always looking for ways to interact with the decorating community and to share our resources,” said Printwear Editor Emily Andre. “Partnering with Lon in this context gives us another powerful way to deliver education to our audience. Printwear is excited to provide this opportunity to our readers.”
Winters has been in the screen printing industry for more than 20 years and has worked in a number of different positions in production and management. In his current role as an international consultant, he provides insight on technical advances, plant design, layout, troubleshooting, quality control and more. He has been a contributor to Printwear magazine for more than a decade and brings his words to life in his seminars at The NBM Show.
“Lon Winters is a hands-on kind of guy and we’re looking for the right shop for Lon to visit, assess and work with on a top to bottom overhaul,” Dave Pomeroy, Publisher of Printwear stated. “I’m excited at the opportunities for improvement that this contest will bring, not only for the winners of the contest, but for the industry as a whole as we witness the tangible results from Lon’s lessons.”
The contest seeks screen printers looking for ways to improve the quality of their output and increase productivity. Winters will travel to the winners’ shops to address production and other concerns and to help maximize efficiency. Entrants are strongly encouraged to submit videos and images along with their reasons why their shop should be selected. To enter, fill out the entry form on page 27 and fax to (303) 469-5730 or email the information to by May 30th, 2011, or enter online at

Live Printing Demos at NBM Printwear Austin, TX March 24-26

GSG will be printing designs engineered by us live at there booth in Austin, TX at the Printwear Show, March 24-26
Here are the specs for the designs.
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Lon Winters Mini-Seminars at the GSG Booth in Austin, TX - March 24-26

Lon Winters Seminars at the NBM Printwear shows 2011

Lon Winters is teaching 4 seminars at the Printwear shows this year.
You don't want to miss out on these great classes:

You will learn: how to determine what your real needs may be, what questions to ask your manufacturers and suppliers, important key words and definitions, how to prepare a real equipment list without leaving out critical details, and what supplies and materials must be included from the very beginning.

Ready to pull the trigger? Startup is a critical piece in business success, so take the guesswork out from the beginning. You don’t have to learn the hard way. Let twenty five-year screen printing veteran and consultant Lon Winters take your hand and walk you through the many important early considerations – right out of the gate. Learn insiders’ perspectives on quality equipment, materials and planning that can get you from zero to sixty with the least resistance. Then, take what you have learned directly to the exhibit hall.

You will learn: the process requirements necessary for specialty printing, design concepts for specialty printing applications, mesh selection for optimal results, art, separations, screen making, ink mixing and on-press tricks and tips to really WOW your customers.

Specialty printing is easier to produce than you might think. Lon Winters takes the perceived complexity out of specialty printing and demonstrates how they can be used to increase your bottom line. Learn valuable techniques to add unique textures and dimension to your prints and offer these high profit and dynamic results to your customers. Move beyond special effects and to become a specialty printer. Add the hottest specialty printing techniques—including high-density, clears & gels, discharge & water-based, foil & bling, all-over printing & over seams, and more—to your current offerings and add sizzle to your sales.

You will learn: design concepts for mixed media garments, how to combine two or more techniques into a high-dollar fashion garment, how to anticipate and avoid possible pitfalls in adding an additional application, and how to determine which embellishment application you may want to add to your existing business.

Screen printing, embroidery, transfer, direct-to-substrate, rhinestones, foil, appliqué and more—pick two or three… or four. Today’s top designers and brands are mixing more than one medium to create that $80 retail T-shirt. Find out the tricks to producing these hot retail trends without the brain damage associated with mixed media. Specialty applications expert Lon Winters will walk you through some simple techniques and applications you can offer to customers without a tremendous investment.

You will learn: design and concept for dark garments; how to choose proper separation techniques and output parameters - choosing halftone style, size, angle and shape; about the various types of separation methods; proper selection of screen mesh including TPI, thread diameter, open area % and tension and On-press techniques: squeegee, floodbar selection, speed, angle and pressure.

Veteran educator and award-winning printer Lon Winters shares insight into choosing the correct techniques, from separation selections (including halftone size, angles and shapes), screen mesh selections and having the correct print order to make your prints really POP! Learn the secrets to printing on dark garments using an underbase with a flash followed, by additional colors – all wet- on-wet. This class will help you understand the principles of design and print on dark garments. Tried-and-true print techniques will be covered to maximize productivity.

You can sign up HERE for the classes at these NBM Printwear shows:
Austin, TX - March 24-26
Indianapolis, IN - June 9-11
Long Beach, CA - August 11-13
Baltimore, MD - September 8-10

After you finish with your education stop by our booth, we will have one at all the shows.

About the Instructor:
At the age of 21, Lon Winters was head of production for Ocean Pacific. He learned screen printing from the bottom up, starting his nearly 25 year career reclaiming screens. His companies have won more than 50 international, SGIA, industry publication and FESPA garment decorating awards and honors, has served over 10 years as an honorary Golden Image judge, published numerous articles and columns, led a multitude of industry seminars and workshops, and consulted on projects large and small throughout the world. Winters is the president of Colo.-based Print This, Inc. /, an international consulting firm and embellishing studio specializing in screen printing technical advances, plant design, layout, troubleshooting, productivity, quality analysis and complete garment-embellishing solutions.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Seminar by Lon Winters at ISS Long Beach

If you haven't Checked this out yet, here is a seminar Lon Winters Did for Wilflex at ISS Long Beach in 2010. It is 6, 10 min videos pumped full of great info. Enjoy.
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Project Bright Star Video & Spec Sheets

Some pictures of Faux Embroidery and Applique printing
we did for Wilflex to show case in there booth at SGIA in 2010.

To Down load the Spec Sheets:
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Friday, January 28, 2011

What you may have missed at the ISS Long Beach Show last week.

We helped Dow Corning roll out a new silicone ink solution for printing on polyester performance fabrics at the ISS Long Beach Show last week, it was a seven color wet on wet with three flashes on red and black performance garments using a 12 color M&R Sportsman. Here is the spec sheet if you missed picking one up at the show.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Come See Us at ISS Long Beach this weekend!!!

Lon Winters and the team will be infiltrating the ISS Show in Long Beach in at least four locations or more.

We will be helping Dow Corning roll out a new silicone ink solution for printing on polyester performance fabrics. Come by and see us print a seven color wet on wet with three flashes on red and black performance garments using a 12 color M&R Sportsman.

Don't miss Lon's printing seminar at the Wilflex booth daily at 1:30. Beyond Special Effects : Specialty Printing.

Ask us about the new coop project with Great Dane Graphics. Operation Screen Print!

And of course don't miss all of the show specials available in our exhibit (booth # 1357) where we are offering consulting services and educational products as well as all new versions of 60 Second Shirt. the best shirt mock up in the industry, all at reduced show special pricing.

Operation Screen Print....Mission 1: Killer Black Shirts. Should you choose to accept your mission you will be equipped with everything you need to take your dark shirt printing to the next level. Lon Winters and Dane Clement have pooled their respective resources and teams at and Great Dane Graphics to bring you a comprehensive "tool box" to teach you how to make those images really pop on black! Considered one of the most difficult processes in the industry, these veterans share the secrets.