INDUSTRY NEWS 14 images DECEMBER 2017 GForce creates kit for England roller derby team The England Men’s Roller Derby team has a new kit designed by GForce for the start of the new season. GForce, which is a sponsor and official kit supplier for the team, dye-sublimated the new garments. Niks Kent, team manager of the roller derby team, said: “We’re thrilled with our new kit, it captures the passion and the spirit of our squad perfectly.” Simon Ward, sales director at GForce Sportswear, added: “Roller derby is a fantastic, fast- paced sport and the England Men’s squad is achieving big things – we’re proud to be able to play a part in their journey and see our garments in action on the track.” Formed in 2013, the England Men’s Roller Derby team is made up of players from across the strongest roller derby teams in the UK, ranging in age from 21-years-old to mid-40s. MagnaColours highlights new UV ink Water-based screen ink manufacturer MagnaColours has introduced a new UV reactive ink – Invisible Ink – which glows bright blue in ‘black light’. It can be used as a top coat or to print a design when mixed with MagnaPrint Eco Pigment. “Increasingly, printers want to be able to add new and exciting features and elements to the garments they print, and so demand for special effect inks is growing,” said Helen Parry, managing director of MagnaColours. “We found that there was a demand for UV reactive inks amongst the screen printers that we work with and supply our products to, so once again we’ve led the way. “As with the entire Magna product range, Invisible Ink has been developed to the highest levels of environmental scrutiny whilst providing superior finishes.” According to Helen, other colour-change effects from MagnaColours are “in the pipeline”. PRINT SHOP POOCHES #25 Finlay Thomas Whether it’s pedigree pups or mangy mutts, decorators’ dogs are valued members of staff at embroidery and print shops from Barking to Furness. This month we have Finlay Thomas from St Mawgan Embroidery Company, Newquay, Cornwall Full name: Finlay Thomas – also known as Finlay Foo, Fin for short Breed: Border terrier Age: 13 years Time at company: Founder, forever Job title: Chief listener and best giver of advice Job description: Front of house, ‘meet and greet’ Special skills: Always happy, chilled and calm in times of crisis – what crisis? Yawn..... Favourite colour: Bright Orange 021C, no pastels here, thank you very much ‘Good day, may I help you?’ Invisible Ink glows blue under ‘black light’ [right] Impression Technology opens new European facilities Impression Technology Australia has opened a European training centre, showroom, warehouse and customer support centre in the Netherlands hosted under the company’s sister company, Pigmentinc BV. As well as opening the new centre, the company has recruited Wim Eijlders as head of European operations. Impression Technology’s managing director, Steven Richardson, commented: “The time was right to support both our dealer channel and customer base with a full product resource centre. From warehousing and inventory to demonstration and training facilities, we have covered all our product lines within the one facility.” Wim added: “We are fully operational and invite you to come and take a look around and meet the technical support team.” GForce is the official kit supplier for the England Men’s Roller Derby team