Stahls Laser Alignment System

We love a new product that makes heat pressing t-shirts faster, and easier!

Throwing out crooked, heat pressed t-shirts is a thing of the past. Let us introduce you to Stahls Laser Alignment System. It only takes a few minutes to assemble this 4 independently positional laser gadget that will help you accurately line up your artwork for all your heat pressing jobs. This system can be set up on any stable surface and you can position the 4 lasers separately, in a ton of different dimensions to ensure that your design is centered, even and accurate. This product works on any type of heat press or flat work space.

The basic use of this laser would be to have it used while you line up your t-shirt on the press. Once your t-shirt is lined up, place your heat transfer on the t-shirt using the lasers for correct placement and then heat press.

An alternative way to use this laser would be to setup a flat work space, and align the lasers as needed. Lay your shirt flat, with the help of the lasers place your heat transfer down and use heat resistant tape to secure the transfer. Repeat as needed on all the shirts you plan on making. Then just slide your shirt on to the press, heat press and you’re done.

The Laser Alignment Wizard comes with your purchase to further help you position and line up the lasers accurately based on your transfer size and shape. This wizard is a template that folds out and is placed directly onto your platen. Line up the lasers with the lines on the Alignment Wizard to help with all different types of transfers (center, left chest, right chest placement, etc.)

Stahls Laser Alignment System

Stahls STX 16×16 Heat Press with the Laser Alignment

Click here to order today and leave crooked heat transfers in the past.

McLogan at the Imprinted Sportswear Show: It’s the ISS Show Long Beach 2016

McLogan will be at the Imprinted Sportswear Show 2016 in Long Beach, CA

The next Imprinted Sportswear Show (ISS Show) is almost here!

January 22-24th, 2016, Long Beach, CA; visit McLogan’s booth #465.

We are so excited to debut all this at the show:

  • New Screen Printing Starter Kit; All-in-one starter kit can teach anyone how to screen print. Best news is everything you need to print comes in one box!
  • Monthly Screen Printing Classes; Learn how to screen print, with hands on, interactive lessons, led by Ross Hunter in our new education room. Artwork, burning a screen, printing and what not to do, so that you can run a thriving business.
  • Thermotron Heat Presses; The most affordable heat press on the market. Come see why we have been selling these machines like crazy!
  • Live screen printing of Permaset Waterbased inks on Friday;
  • Screen printing with International Coatings Plastisol inks on Saturday;
  • NFL Football game on Sunday at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Come to the ISS show to see why we pride ourselves in having the most personal, and knowledgeable staff to help you with your new or current business. Our business is a success, because of all of you; so come chat with us and see all the new products we have to offer. See you at ISS!

 

 

St Patrick’s Day Supplies

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St Patrick’s Day is this week and it has us feeling festive! Our screen printing and sign customers have been buying all kinds of different green products, so we thought we would share the most popular ones with you all.

Here’s our list of St Patty’s Day Greens:

Montana Gold Spray Paint which comes in many different shades of green…green apple, acid green, pine, olive green, shock green light, etc. These spray paints are great for every craft, art project, and for signs.

Nazdar GV Vinyl Ink available in 2 different shades of green to screen print onto vinyl stickers.

Permaprint Waterbase Poster Ink in green or Glo green for cards, artwork, and posters.

International Coatings 7600 Series in Kelly Green for screen printing garments, bags, etc.

International Coatings Glow in the Dark we love the look of this glowing green plastisol for all your screen printing needs.

Matsui 301 Eco-Series Water Based has a great green shade.  Softer feel for your print jobs.

Oracal 651 Vinyl comes in 6 different greens for vinyl signs.

ThermoFlex Plus 5 different shades of green, but Kelly Green seems to be a favorite among customers.  The best for heat transfer t-shirts.

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Get a 20% credit on any of these green items on St. Patrick’s Day!

ISS Long Beach 2015 Show Coming in January!!!

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Meet the Mclogans’ team at the ISS Long Beach 2015 Show from January 16-18th.

WhereLong Beach Convention Center

When: January 16-18th

What: “ISS trade shows bring together buyers, suppliers and manufacturers in screen printing, embroidery and graphic design. The shows are filled with exhibitors ranging from apparel screen printing equipment, multi-head embroidery machines, direct-to-garment printing options, heat-applied rhinestone designs, neon inks, performance stretch inks, sublimation equipment and much more.”

Why:  Come visit us for our “Show Sale Prices” and for free giveaways.  Mclogans will be in booths 556 and 557.

Our digital booth will be in 556 where we will be showing off Graphtec Vinyl Cutters, Roland Vinyl Print/Cut, Stahls Heat Presses and Thermotron Heat Presses.

Booth 557 will be our screen printing booth.  We will have Hopkins BWM Screen Printing Presses, Permaset Waterbased Inks, International Coatings Inks, and Triangle Plastisol Inks.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

We look forward to seeing you!

Product Spotlight: Gecko Flex Specialty Melt Material

Gecko Flex Specialty Melt Material is a new product and one that we are excited to introduce!  Gecko Melt is made for people trying to heat press low volume foil transfers.  Instead of having to screen print a smaller job, you can now cut the adhesive and heat press different colors of foil.  Gecko Melt is a clear adhesive where you can now use all textile foils in lots of different colors.  Foil transfers can be a valuable asset for any screen printer wanting to create an eye-catching graphic effect. It also makes an interesting alternative for applications that have reflective inks. Foil is a great way to accent any garment.

 

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Grow Your Business With Roland Printers

Roland Printers offer superior digital printing equipment with reliability, service and support. Roland’s inkjet family includes a wide range of technologically advanced, yet user-friendly, color printers and printer/cutters designed to suit the varying needs of graphics and specialty imaging professionals.

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Die Cut Labels and Decals
Roland’s printer/cutters are perfect for creating die-cut labels and decals of virtually any shape with optimum precision, speed and ease. Integrated printing and contour-cutting technology simplifies the process dramatically, saving you considerable time and money. Roland’s printer/cutters also allow for unattended printing. You can program a job to run all night, and your labels or decals will be perfectly printed, contour cut and waiting for you in the morning.

Banners
Offering different ink configurations and boasting advanced  print head technology, Roland printer/cutters are designed to produce stunning banners at fast speeds. State-of-the-art print head and variable droplet technology delivers banners with rich color density, greater detail in the highlights and smoother blends and transitions overall.  248820_1873122682165_7340521_n

Signs
Roland printer/cutters work in conjunction with Roland’s Eco-Sol MAX  eco solvent ink to create signs with exceptional images and text that are durable up to three years outdoors without lamination. Offering high color density and a wide gamut, Eco-Sol MAX  performs beautifully on a wide range of coated and uncoated media. Prints dry quickly for easy handling and production throughout the sign production and finishing process.

Vehicle Wraps
Roland’s large format (30”-64”) printer/cutters are synonymous with professional quality, eye-catching vehicle wraps and graphics. Each model boasts an integrated two-stage heater system that dries prints quickly, even in high-speed modes, for immediate finishing, installation or collection by the take up roll.  111 Ink vehicle wrap

Posters and Backlit Displays
Eco-Sol MAX ink increases the versatility of every Roland printer/cutters by performing on a wide range of both coated and uncoated media, including a variety of papers for posters and film for unsurpassed backlit displays.

Wall Graphics and Murals
Roland printer/cutters are ideal for producing a variety of wall graphics and murals for residential, office and retail applications. Roland’s newest media offerings are designed to perfectly complement the performance of Roland’s advanced large-format inkjets and Eco-Sol MAX  inks. This results in stunning, easy to apply and remove graphics for enhancing the walls of any home or workplace.  th-4

Fine Art and Photos
Eco-Sol MAX ink and variable droplet technology allow the RIP to choose from seven different droplet sizes, enabling each Roland printer/cutter to deliver fine art and photographic reproductions with exquisite detail and vivid color. Roland’s line of Solvent Canvas Media offers excellent gamut and image quality with Roland Eco-Sol MAX ink.

Colorful Print & Cut Heat Transfers
Making profit on custom short run apparel is all about versatility and ease of use. The Roland printers deliver vibrant printing, contour cutting and metallic ink for creating full-color, short-run T-shirts, sweatshirts, bags, hats and other textiles. Choose our specialized HeatSoft® Transfer Material (ESM-HTM2) and Polyester Transfer Mask (PGM-PTM), specifically designed to work with Eco-Sol MAX ink for print/cut inkjet heat transfers to cotton or cotton blend garments.

ThermoFlex: Heat Transfer Vinyl Supplies

We are the leading provider of plotter cut films and digitally printable media used for heat transfers on clothing. McLogan has the best selection of heat transfer films on the market, offering over 20 different product lines that encompass a vast selection of colors and patterns to fit every type of apparel decoration need.

Regardless of what type of garment you are embellishing, we have a heat transfer film well suited for the task and we are proud to offer the most dependable products on the market.

ThermoFlex® Plus is a durable polyurethane based material that is highly flexible. It has a soft hand and strong grip and if applied properly will outlast the life of the garment.

  • This is our #1 selling product in the nation.
  • ThermoFlex Plus is available in 43 colors with a matte finish, 6 colors with a glossy finish and 6 metal flake colors to match all your popular sports teams.
  • Comes in 15″ rolls.
  • Most colors of ThermoFlex® Plus may be applied in layers for multi-colored designs, with the exception of the Neon colors, Antique Silver, Old Gold, Metal Flake colors and Columbia Blue.

ThermoFlex Heat Transfer Vinyl

ThermoFlex Glitter Flex Ultra has the widest color selection on the market: 30 amazing colors to be exact.

  • This glitter product has an easy-to-use sticky carrier, which makes weeding a snap.
  • It has actual glitter flakes encased in a high quality heat sealing adhesive. As GlitterFlex™ Ultra films are thicker than most of our other films, simply increase the downward pressure of your knife blade in order to ensure clean cuts and easy weeding.
  • Please note: the Holo Pink (GF-Ultra 13) has limited opacity when pressing onto dark garments, so for best results please test the effect before doing a large run. No nylon, dazzle cloth, shiny polyester or moisture-wicking materials.

ThermoFlex® Plus Glossy  – Compare the ease of weeding and applying ThermoFlex® Plus Glossy with competitive products and discover why so many professionals ask for it by name.

  • This  heat transfer vinyl is a durable polyurethane based material that is highly flexible. It has a soft hand and strong grip and if applied properly will outlast the life of the garment.
  • ThermoFlex Plus Glossy is available in 6 colors with a glossy finish colors to match all your popular sports teams.
  • ThermoFlex® PLUS Glossy will NOT adhere to nylon, dazzle cloth, or shiny polyester.

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ThermoFlex Reflectra – Reflectra is becoming a favorite among many.  It’s available as both a plotter-cut (Plotfoil) and an embroidable (Stitchfoil)

  • This heat transfer material is available in 23 different patterns and 17 solid colors, including neon and a frosty clear(Sensation Opaque Translucent).
  • No matter how dark the color is in natural light, the entire design lights up bright white when hit with the flash of a camera, flashlight, or headlights.
  • Click the link to read our blog about ThermoFlex Reflectra.

ThermoFlex Vinyl Heat Transfer Vinyl

ThermoFlex® Stretch is a durable polyurethane based material that is highly flexible.

  • It offers the same soft-hand matte finish as the Thermoflex® PLUS, but has the capacity for high stretch and rebound! Great for stretchy clothing!
  • ThermoFlex® Stretch is available in 6 colors with a matte finish:  white stretch, green stretch, red stretch, black stretch, royal blue stretch and athletic gold stretch.

ThermoFlex® Sport is a durable thick film material designed to bridge the gaps in open-mesh athletic jersey.

  • You can heat press ThermoFlex® Sport at a relatively low (300° F – 320° F) temperature and short dwell time (8-10 seconds), which minimizes dye migration from colored polyester jersey mesh. You can transfer ThermoFlex® Sport to nylon jersey well using the lowest temperature (300° F) and the shortest dwell time (8 seconds).
  • ThermoFlex® Sport is available in seven (7) standard team colors: White, Athletic Yellow, Red, Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Kelly Green and Black.

Thermoflex Xtra – The new ThermoFlex® Xtra has incorporated the desirable features of our popular ThermoFlex® Plus including easier handling, cutting and weeding from the addition of its thicker polyester carrier sheet and low-tack carrier adhesive that enables easy weeding without lifting the cut image from its carrier.

  • In addition to nylon and leather, ThermoFlex® Xtra will adhere to siliconized materials with sufficient surface texture for the adhesive to grip, when transferred according to directions.
  • ThermoFlex® Xtra is available in sixteen (16) different colors including: White, Storm Grey, Black, Pink, Orange, Athletic Yellow, Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Columbia Blue, Kelly Green, Forest Green,  Maroon, Royal Purple, Antique Silver and Old Gold.

Order your next roll of ThermoFlex online at Mclogan.com or call one of our 4 locations to speak to a representative.