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THE NBM SHOW opens in Long Beach, California on July 20–22.

THE NBM SHOW Kicks Off This Week in Long Beach


BROOMFIELD, Colo.—THE NBM SHOW takes place in Long Beach, California on July 20–22, with new products and technology from the top manufacturers in the apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital graphics industries. The Long Beach Convention Center offers attendees several opportunities to network with peers and industry professionals.

The trade show also offers training classes, as well as a variety of in-booth training sessions, including:

July 19
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Being Successful with Epson Direct-to-Garment Printing: A Course for Owners and Would-Be Owners

Presented by Equipment Zone
Epson and Equipment Zone cover the direct-to-garment process in full detail including machine maintenance, pretreatment, artwork preparation, and pricing techniques. The class is designed for those new to direct-to-garment technology.  

July 20
8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Mastering Rhinestone Multi-Decoration with a Vinyl Cutter and a Heat Press

Presented by Digital Art Solutions
This class demonstrates how to create rhinestone and glitter vinyl designs with a vinyl cutter and a heat press. Instructors explain how decorators can increase perceived value with the decoration method and charge more for their decorated apparel products.

July 21
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Which Transfer Paper Do I Use for This?

Presented by Condé Systems, Inc.
Condé discusses the different types of transfer papers available to decorators. The discussion covers transfers used in inkjet, laser, and sublimation printing systems. Recommended for all levels.

10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m
Mastering and Maximizing CorelDRAW
Presented by Action Illustrated
Attendees learn the essential tools and techniques in the graphics suite, CorelDRAW with this class. The class discusses approaches for various types of decorators including screen printers, embroiderers, and digital printers.

July 22
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Screen Print with Just a Heat Press

Presented by Transfer Express
Transfer Express demonstrates how decorators can start a T-shirt business with a heat press and software design tools. The class also covers how to use a variety of print options including glitter, full color, names, and numbers.

A unique feature of THE NBM SHOW in Long Beach is the Hands-On training demonstrations, which allow attendees to touch, try, create, and experiment with materials and techniques.

Highlights from the Hands-On training include:
Hirsch Solutions Inc., Booth 1027
Hirsch offers a detailed look at the company’s newest product line, the Brother GT-3 direct-to-garment printers. Experts from the Hirsch team demonstrate key tasks like pretreatment, printing, and curing techniques onsite. Attendees also have the chance to ask questions and participate in the printing process. 

Johnson Plastics Plus, Booths 537 and 637
Johnson Plastics hosts a training experience on sublimating with fluorescent ink. Experts cover the process of sublimating with vibrant fluorescent colors that help samples stand out from the crowd. The company covers the entire range of this process from working with spot colors in a graphics program to printing with a RIP Program and sublimating a finished sample.

For more information and to register, visit https://thenbmshow.com/long-beach-2017.