Industry Updates

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Royal Apparel announces the grand opening of its new distribution facility and corporate offices in Hauppauge, N.Y. The company’s new address and phone numbers are as follows: 65 Commerce Drive, Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788; 866-ROYAL-1-S (866-769-2517). Visit ALLENTOWN, Pa.—Vastex International offers a library of videos on a range of subjects and types of equipment on its website at One educational video covers how to minimize time cleaning squeegees, demonstrating a taping technique that keeps ink from getting on the squeegee. A series of new educational videos are currently in production. Check the website and Facebook page for these new releases. AVENEL, N.J.—Vantage Apparel launches a new product virtual application on its website that allows visitors to drop a logo on any product image and save or email a photo. The process reportedly provides a professional-looking image for presentation or virtual sampling purposes. Distributors have the option to access logos from their online InfoTrack library or upload new artwork. This free service is only available to registered users on HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—RSK Tech opens a North American sales office in Hauppauge, N.Y. The company has appointed a new full-time sales consultant, Colleen Rhatigan, who will be exclusively selling license subscriptions for the T-shirt designer and e-commerce solution, RSK NetShirt, to print and embroidery businesses throughout the U.S.A. and Canada. Visit PHILADELPHIA—Bodek and Rhodes adds the brand Next Level to its offering. The company will carry 13 styles, including men’s, women’s and girl’s Ts and a long-sleeve thermal. The addition of Next Level boosts Bodek and Rhodes’ brand choices to 38. IRVING, Texas—Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) awards $72,000 in college scholarships for 2010. Scholarships are presented in several categories. Visit to learn more about applying for the 2011 scholarships; the application deadline for next year is March 15, 2011. GARDENA, Calif.—The Americana Company launches its new website at, with an updated design and custom website builder. According to the company, highlights of the new site include expanded search functionality, simplified checkout, new marketing tools, comprehensive product information and email-friendly product pages and images. Americana also launched its new customizable websites, available at no charge for registered customers.

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