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Charleston’s Vapor Apparel and Sawgrass win Product of the Year awards

Sep 18, 2017 12:21PM ● By Kathleen Maris
Two Charleston digital printing firms recently won awards from a national industry association.

Local performance apparel manufacturer, Vapor Apparel, announce that its Solar Performance shirt style has received the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) Product of the Year Award in the “finished textile" category.

“This is part of an extensive line of innovative products from Vapor Apparel,” says Jackson Burnett, president.” We are proud to be developing these products in the Lowcountry and bringing them to market worldwide.”

Sawgrass’ SubliJet-HD FLEX eight-color ink set for the Virtuoso 25” HD Product Decorating System has been awarded Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s 2017 Product of the Year Award in the Digital Inks Textile category. Sawgrass will receive the award at SGIA Expo in New Orleans, Oct. 10 to 12.

“We are incredibly honored that our SubliJet-HD inks and Virtuoso systems have earned a fourth SGIA Product of the Year Award since their introduction two years ago,” said Sawgrass President Darcy Mauro. “SubliJet-HD FLEX inks exemplify our commitment to empowering businesses to grow with leading-edge sublimation printing applications that simultaneously deliver the outstanding color, clarity and value that drive sales success.”

Hundreds of entries from over 70 countries were submitted for this year’s awards, which span the digital textile and print-on-demand marketplaces.