We recently attended the SGIA show in Las Vegas. This is a big convention for specialty graphics. In addition to screen printing and vinyl the show offers many seminars and booths for banner printing, cut-outs, garments, cup printing, if it has to do with printing it was there. Perhaps one of the coolest things I saw at the show (in our realm of possibilities) was an applique. The typical form of applique is embroidery with patterned fabric. While talking to the saleswoman at the Stahls booth she showed us an applique that uses glitter vinyl instead of the fabric. If I said it “popped” that would be an understatement. I know my pictures from my iPhone aren’t the greatest but it does give you an idea of what you can do with glitter and embroidery.
At the booth you could see many different forms of apparel decoration but what caught my eye was a letterman’s jacket with the glitter and embroidery applique. Take a look at the pictures below. A little blurry I know, but I wanted to show you how cool it was.
Now picture this same thing on a sweatshirt. Perhaps with your school name or initials? How about those sports moms out there? I’m sure we can put your team name on a sweatshirt or jacket!