Tuesday
Feb252014

Heat Printing at NBA Event

It’s that time of year again! Stahls’ is once again helping out with event on-site heat printing at the NBA AllStar game in New Orleans!

It’s NBA All-Star time again and Carl Agosta of Stahls’ Decorating Fulfillment Center was with his crew in New Orleans to help with on-site heat printing.

Carl Agosta and the custom decorating crew had a busy weekend at the NBA All-Star event held in New Orleans.

Carl Agosta and the custom decorating crew had a busy weekend at the NBA All-Star event held in New Orleans.

 

Custom jersey designs were driven by Cadworxlive at the recent NBA All-Star event in New Orleans.

Custom jersey designs were driven by Cadworxlive at the recent NBA All-Star event in New Orleans.

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These are the jerseys for the Future stars game. The front features a custom transfer from Transfer Express. The back is heat printing using digital media and CAD-CUT film.

These are the jerseys for the Future stars game. The front features a custom transfer from Transfer Express. The back is heat printing using digital media and CAD-CUT film.

They sent me a photo of the custom jersey booth set up at the NBA Jam Session, an event that takes place at the NBA All-Star weekend. Replica jerseys can be heat printed on demand and delivered to customers on the same day or while they wait. Last year they printed over 1,000 jerseys! This year was another busy weekend, but order processing goes smoothly thanks to Cadworxlive-run kiosks that allow customers to customize their jerseys right on the computers in the booth.

Sunday
Apr282013

Yes, That Was Stahls' Doing the Heat Printing 

Bethany and Jon Stange of Stahls' DFC hand over a jersey they just heat printed on live TV during the NFL First Round Draft picks.

Bethany and Jon Stange of Stahls’ DFC hand over a jersey they just heat printed on live TV during the NFL First Round Draft picks.

The power of heat printing was getting a lot of attention during the televised #NFLdraft announcements last Thursday and Friday. Twitter was buzzing with questions like “How do they get the names on the jerseys so fast? They put Milliner on the back of Jets jersey in 30 secs pic.twitter.com/lENLBDFuAM

So in case you are still wondering how they were getting the names on the jerseys so fast during the NFL draft, it was a not so well kept secret that the Stahls’ DFC team was backstage on behalf of Nike, cutting and heat printing the names in just seconds. It was even picked up by Yahoo sports, with the article titled: How do new NFL draft picks get jerseys with their names on the back so fast? Thank you Rodney @tshirtforums for trying to let people know. If you haven’t figured it out yet, heat printing made it possible.

Wednesday
Apr242013

Getting Ready for the NFL Draft

Brent Kisha,  Bethany Stange and Jon Stange arrive at Radio City Music Hall in NYC to set up the "behind the scenes" on demand custom jersey station that will provide drafted players with a custom jersey as soon as their names are called. CAD-CUT and heat printing make it possible!

Brent Kisha, Bethany Stange and Jon Stange arrive at Radio City Music Hall in NYC to set up the “behind the scenes” on demand custom jersey station that will provide drafted players with a custom jersey as soon as their names are called.  CAD-CUT and heat printing make it possible!

The Stahls’ Decorating Fulfillment Center (DFC) team arrived in NYC to get ready for their “behind the scenes” role at the upcoming NFL 2013 Draft .  You can watch it unfold live on the NFL Network, with the first round taking place Thurs., April 25 at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the second and third rounds on Fri., April 26 at 6:30 p.m. ET. Rounds 4-7 will be held Sat., April 27 at 12 p.m. ET.  If you don’t remember from last year, what this team does is produce a custom Nike jersey for the each NFL draft pick as soon as his name is announced. Once the announcement is made, each First Round Draft Pick’s name is cut using a CAD-CUT® heat transfer material and heat printed on the respective jersey within 90 seconds. No, they aren’t informed of picks in advance! They have to wait to hear the name called out before they can start heat printing. Of course they do some prep work. Once the jersey is printed, it is handed over to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell @nflcommish, who then hands it to the new NFL player. Just read online that Goodell will be joined by a St. Jude cancer patient during one of the first round draft picks. These pics are all we can show you for now, tune in again for more pics and behind the scenes jersey magic after the draft begins. If you can’t watch it live, follow on Twitter @nfl and watch for #NFLDraft news.

The Hotronix Air Fusion is ready to swing into action tomorrow when the live draft picks are announced. Here is a glimpse of what the custom jersey station looks like.

The Hotronix® Air Fusion is ready to swing into action tomorrow when the live draft picks are announced. Here is a glimpse of what the custom jersey station looks like.

Saturday
Feb232013

Thank You to NBA All Star 2013 Heat Printing Crew

Here is the crew that worked the Custom Jersey program at the recent NBA All-Star events in Houston. Bottom left to right: Doug Gaydos (Stahls DFC) – Doug managed the whole team and process of the customized jerseys program Austin Sapp – (Gameday) – Jacksonville Jaguars Top Left to Right Carl Agosta (Stahls’ DFC) – Sales Manager for all Licensed Programs Josey Santos – (Gameday) – Dallas Mavericks/Stars Audra Thomas – (Gameday) – Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Peirce – Stahls’ Cadworxlive.com team – Arizona/California

Here is the crew that worked the Custom Jersey program at the recent NBA All-Star events in Houston.
Bottom left to right:
Doug Gaydos (Stahls DFC) – Doug managed the whole team and process of the customized jerseys program
Austin Sapp – (Gameday) – Jacksonville Jaguars
Top Left to Right
Carl Agosta (Stahls’ DFC) – Sales Manager for all Licensed Programs
Josey Santos – (Gameday) – Dallas Mavericks/Stars
Audra Thomas – (Gameday) – Arizona Diamondbacks
Matt Peirce – Stahls’ Cadworxlive.com team – Arizona/California

Carl Agosta, sales manager for all licensed goods, sent me a great photo of the crew that worked hard to heat print over 1,000 custom jerseys on demand during the recent NBA All-Star events in Houston. Here are his kudos to the team and I would also like to say thank you for all your hard work and excellent representation.

Notes From Carl Agosta:

The heat presses were non-stop! This excellent crew worked about 60 hours from Tuesday set up to Sunday tear down. Jerseys decorated: 1000 (just onsite), plus another 140 or so more that the NBA provided for: Skills Completion, 3-Point, Celebrity Game, warm ups shooting shirts, Legends Game and others. They all worked well and as a team! A huge thank you to all of them for making such an intense and long decorating program come off seamlessly, which drew rave reviews from the NBA again! As the NBA put it: “Every year they request so many customized apparel decorations needs at the last minute, and Stahls’ always comes through!”

Tuesday
Feb122013

Getting Ready for the 2013 NBA All-Star Event

A combination of sewn twill and heat transfer materials are used to create the official NBA replica jerseys that you can purchase online or live at the NBA All-Star Game events.

A combination of sewn twill and heat transfer materials are used to create the official NBA replica jerseys that you can purchase online or live at the NBA All-Star Game events.

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It’s almost that time of the year again, with the NBA All-Star event in Houston coming up next week, Feb 15-17 2013. The folks at Stahls’ Decorating Fulfillment Center have been busy filling both authentic and custom replica orders, as well as getting ready preparing jerseys that will be custom printed on site at the NBA All-Star events. Our CAD-COLOR digital print media is used on all Replica product and on Authentic jerseys we use Screenprinted Twill for for names / numbers, the back team patch and the Allstar STAR.

In Houston, a crew from Stahls’ DFC will be on site in the Gameday jersey personalization area, where you can use a CADWorxlive.com driven kiosk to order your personalized garments. Guests will be able to personalize their jersey with any player name, or their own name, and any number. Plus, they can have a transfer with their favorite team added to the jersey. We will be using CAD-CUT® Super Film Heat Transfer Material to cut the names, and we have custom transfers from Stahls’ Transfer Express for the numbers.

And remember, heat printing is the only way to get these replica jerseys done for fans while they wait. If you offer your customers heat printing, you are customizing like a true all star.

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