SGIA has announced the winners of the 2017 Product of the Year Awards, and 49 products rose to the top of the 222 entries. "Whenever we could, we used objective criteria," said Ray Weiss, Digital Imaging Specialist, SGIA. "That means categories like Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Textile were objectively evaulated to include industry specifications.The uptick in the number of fabrics entered underlines the surge in printing to fabric. In fact, this year we saw the most entries ever in dye sublimation and direct-to-fabric printing," Weiss added. PCF won the Banner category with Heavy Deko-Stretch 8488GFS and won the Canvas category with
Basketweave Canvas S/565. Both textiles are new to the PCF line and will be
available through Top Value Fabrics this November. Entries will be on display in the
Golden Image Gallery at the 2017 SGIA Expo.
Mike Sanders, Vice President of Pacific Coast Fabrics (now part of Top Value Fabrics), will teach once again at SGIA's semi-annual Operation Sublimation, Mission: Wide Format Graphics Workshop at Roland DGA Headquarters in Irvine, California this November. The three day intensive workshop focuses on Color Management, Fabric Do's and Don'ts, Ink Technologies, RIP Software, and Transfer vs. Direct Print. This is an incredible opportunity for anyone looking to enter the digital print textile industry or for anyone who is struggling with wide-format textile printing. Join Mike and other digital experts November 1-3, 2017. To learn more about SGIA's Operation Sublimation, Mission: Wide Format Graphics Workshop, click here.
Pacific Coast Fabrics is proud to announce that it has been acquired by Top Value Fabrics. Both companies have a long and successful history in the textile industry with a commitment to customer service and quality products. With veteran textile experts on both teams, PCF looks forward to growing with Top Value Fabrics as a strong combined company. This move will allow PCF to focus on innovating the digital, contemporary fashion, and home furnishing markets. Additionally, this acquisition will give PCF customers access to a wider variety of digital, contemporary, and industrial fabrics, as well as allow PCF to service customers better than ever before with offices and warehousing located across the country. For now, Pacific Coast Fabrics will operate business as usual. The company will move forward as one team under the name Top Value Fabrics on
November 1, 2017. To learn more, click here.
Colorado Light Poly Jersey S/918 is the fabric that will change it all! This 100% Polyester fabric is engineered for Dye-Sublimation but feels and looks exactly like Cotton. With Advanced Moisture Management and Wicking Technology, this fabric is the ideal choice from high end contemporary fashion to athlesiure and performance. Its unique and innovative yarn sets it apart, as Colorado Light does not have the pilling issues that traditional spun-polys do. Colorado Light Poly Jersey S/918 is Made in the USA using imported yarn.
Pacific Coast Fabrics attended the ISA International Sign Expo held this year at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ISA International Sign Expo brings together over 20,000 sign and graphics professionals from all over the world. The expo showcases "wide format printing, digital signage, new ideas for printing on substrate, accessories that will expand your product lines, LEDs, vehicle wrapping and more." To learn more about ISA and the Sign Expo click here.
Mike Sanders talks all things digital fabric at the first ever AATCC & SGIA collaboration, "Digital Textile Printing: The Future is Now". The conference brought together leaders in the digital printing industry to discuss new technologies. To learn more about the conference click here.
Pacific Coast Fabrics is proud to be recognized by the readers of Digital Output. This is Pacific Coast Fabrics' 8th Top 50 Readers' Choice Award. Each year, Digital Output's dedicated readership dictates the Top 50 winners and ten honorable mentions.
Mike Sanders, Pacific Coast Fabric's Vice President and Technical Advisor, discussed the future of dye-sublimation at Operation Sublimation: Mission Wide-Format Graphics at Mutoh America in Phoenix, Arizona. The SGIA workshop brought together dye-sublimation experts and focused on everything from color management to RIP software.
Pacific Coast Fabrics is the proud winner of 2 Product of the Year Partner Awards: Roll-to-Roll Dye Sublimation on Textile Partner Award (Microlux Soft 8179WFLBS) with Epson and Roll-to-Roll Direct Disperse Ink on Textile Partner Award (Deko-Tex 7048GFS) with Mutoh.
Montana Fleece S/915 is a comfortable fleece sweatshirt fabric with a smooth flat Jersey face, specifically designed for digital printing. The fabric is designed with a smooth Jersey face, and Fleece back. Montana Fleece S/915 is 100% Made in the USA including Yarn, Knitting, Bleaching and Finishing.
Stretch the limits of your creativity with our new Deko-Stretch fabric. This 6.8 oz textile was specifically engineered to be used in applications ranging from trade shows to architecture when a fabric needs to be stretched over a rigid frame system. Deko-Stretch 8484PBR is a 4 way stretch fabric produced using 91% Polyester / 9% Elastane.
Key features of Deko-Stretch 8484PBR are a bright white color, unsurpassed tensile strength, superb printability, and Flame Repel Coating. Available in 122" and 60" width formats. Sample yardage is now available.
Jennifer S/914 is a 4 Way Stretch Polyester using Invista Lycra™ with Advanced Moisture Management. It is a perfect fabric for: Yoga Pants, Leggings, Performance Shorts, and Compression Tops. This is 100% Made in America, including yarn and knitting.
Scuba Deluxe S/661 is a unique fashion fabric which not only has a great look, but also offers superior form fitting qualities for making dresses, skirts, jackets, and other apparel. Our newest generation Scuba has all the wicking and moisture control advantages found in all of our premium sports apparel fabrics, while providing fashion attributes, together with superior hand and feel.
Heavy Stealth S/913 is a heftier version of our most popular, high end Sport Tee's fabric, Stealth S/904. This soft, quality fabric provides substantial weight and comfort for use in performance and fashion apparel. Heavy Stealth S/913 is 100% Made in the USA including Yarn, Knitting, Bleaching and Finishing.
Over the years, Pacific Coast Fabrics has received numerous awards as both a company and for our textiles. We are extremely honored to be presented with a 2013 SGIA "Outstanding Service Award" recognizing Pacific Coast Fabrics for "Unselfish Effort in Advancing the Industry and the Association".
It is our goal to be a resource of expertise to both our customers and the industry as a whole.
Deko-Flex 7036FLBS(FR) is a premium banner fabric with stretch. This style is produced using Trevira Xpand (elastic polyester yarn) which gives it that needed stretch. This fabric provides excellent print definition with a beautiful soft hand. Deko-Flex 7036FLBS is ideally suited for Frame Systems.