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Levy Presents Marketing On A Budget And Stitch Count Reduction at Long Beach ISS

December 26, 2015

Ed Levy 2015 Headshot

Hirsch Director of Software Technologies Ed Levy will share his expertise in the business and technical aspects of apparel decorating in two seminars at the January 2016 Imprinted Sportswear Shows in Long Beach, Calif.

On Sunday, Jan. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Levy will present “Marketing on a Limited Budget.” The new 1 ½ -hour session is geared toward helping beginning and intermediate embroiderers identify and pursue effective marketing initiatives on their own, at little or no cost.

In a second new seminar, “The Art of Stitch Count Reduction,” (Jan. 24, 10:30 a.m. to noon), Levy will discuss ways to boost design quality by reducing the number of stitches. The introductory/intermediate-level seminar will show how to review a design to lower the stitch count and explore various ways to achieve desired results.

Recognized as an accomplished digitizer, innovator and educator, Levy draws on more than 25 years in the industry to provide a valuable, relatable and engaging learning experience for embroidery professionals desiring to grow and improve their businesses. For more information, go to



Hirsch Debuts MHM Synchroprint 5000 Automatic Press Series At January Imprinted Sportswear Long Beach Show

December 21, 2015

Hirsch MHM SP 5000 002If you’re looking to print more, faster, Synchroprint 5000 automatic screen printing presses from MHM are designed to make it happen. Offered by Hirsch, this next-generation series offers enhanced versions of many of the features in the 4000 series plus additional components to further boost production speed, dependability and print quality.

Building on the 4000 series’ fast set-up features, the 5000 presses offer instant pallet release from the touchscreen display and stronger cylinders to allow platens to raise and lower more quickly. The 5000 models include front and rear micro registration and adjustable front- or side-loading screen holders.

They also have tool-free, wireless front and rear stroke-length adjustments; independent flood/print speed controls; and control keypads on each station with main operator functions. AC-drive print heads with linear guidance deliver smooth, consistent print strokes at all speeds and pressures for superior image quality and precise repeatability. Drive belts are fully enclosed and shielded.

The main control panel on 5000 series presses is a Wi-Fi-enabled full-color touch-screen tablet. It offers simple fingertip commands for primary functions and also allows for online troubleshooting. A built-in USB port allows users to check job status and get software upgrades online.

The optional Go-To Registration System automatically ensures that all the screen holders start from exactly the same position and enters the screen position into memory for future reference. On 5000 series presses, off contact is electronically controlled and included among the settings that can be saved. In addition, the travel distance of the off contact has been shortened for faster printing.

Six- to 18-color models are available. The MHM will debut at the January 2016 Long Beach ISS.

For more information, go to or contact Hirsch International at 800-394-4426 or email:


Hirsch Offers PulseID Connect Management And Workflow System For DTG

December 21, 2015


PulseID Connect, offered by Hirsch, is a new order management and workflow system developed specifically for digital direct-to-garment businesses. It provides a standardized communication platform between fulfillment centers and those submitting orders.

It includes a complete automated workflow module to ensure print quality, consistency and efficiency, from ordering through shipping. The system also generates real-time production statistics and reports to enable productivity tracking and facilitate planning.

Production-ready files are generated directly from order data and supplied images and then sent to the printer using barcode technology. The printer configuration for the specific design and garment, including proper image placement information is transmitted to the machine at the operator’s request.

Barcodes also track order status through production and shipping for error-free automated workflow and order management. The system further provides the ability to print production labels, including physical location, for easy garment picking, automated order retrieval and more. Upon order completion, it prints a customer shipping label.

PulseID Connect enables cooperation with customers anywhere, anytime, via an online-based Web portal. This enables users to submit, preview and approve orders, as well as check their status from any modern Web browser.

PulseID Connect also provides product database management and allows for setting images to automatically scale to fit predefined printable locations based on garment size, color etc. It also includes the ability to create templates that can be personalized during ordering with variable data using an optional vector engine personalization mode.

The PulseID Application Program Interface can be integrated into an existing ordering system or website, storing the data in a standardized, nonencrypted XML format. For more information, contact Hirsch at (800) 394-4426; email:; or go to


New PulseCloud Allows Embroiderers To Work From Anywhere Via A Mobile Device

November 18, 2014


The new PulseCloud, offered by Hirsch, now allows you to take your productivity on the go. Available to all owners of the new Tajima DG15 by Pulse digitizing software, PulseCloud allows embroiderers to upload all their designs to a secure location and work with them away from their desktops. Imagine having the capability to work from anywhere in your facility as well as from home, the car, the airport, essentially anywhere you go.

From your mobile device PulseCloud gives you access to your designs so you can search, tag, show to customers, and post to social media. You also can edit, change text or fonts, change thread colors, and more. PulseCloud is connected to your embroidery equipment, which allows you to see which machines are running, find out why a machine has stopped, manage each machine’s job queue, and send new jobs.

PulseCloud stores up to 100,000 designs and provides pertinent information about each one including how many bytes, how many stitches, and the dimensions of the embroidery file. It also shows a thumbnail of each design.

Another PulseCloud perk is bonus fonts. While there are 165 fonts included with DG15, there are 200 fonts available in the PulseCloud with more fonts to be added periodically. Thread charts from all major suppliers are included so no matter what brand thread you use, you can automatically change it from your phone.

For more information, contact Hirsch at (800) 394-4426; email:; or visit the website at

Downloadable Product Brochures Available On Website

August 25, 2014

Did you know that Hirsch has an international document center with downloadable brochures of all its brands? You can check it out here

Stitches Says “Get Automated.”

July 16, 2014

Ed Levy

Stitches’ Senior Staff Writer Theresa Hegel talks with Ed Levy, director of software technologies at Hirsch International (asi/14982), about some ways decorators can automate processes in their shops for greater productivity. You can listen to the podcast by going to and scrolling down until you see the window called “Videos and Podcasts.”

Levy also is quoted in the July issue of Stitches magazine. Check it out here:

Hirsch Offers New PulseID Automation and Personalization Software

July 14, 2014

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High-volume shops have taken advantage of the latest in automation technology for many years. But now, Pulse is bringing an affordable solution to the small and mid-size shop as well as large operations.

PulseID, offered by Hirsch, has two primary functions. It standardizes critical embroidery production processes and automates them so an operator does not have to repeatedly input information or reconfigure machine settings.

It also speeds up the personalization process such as adding names or monograms by establishing a set of rules that determines the size, color, and font needed for a specific order. Both these functions eliminate operator errors saving time and money.

In addition, the program includes a tool kit that enables software and application developers to add embroidery functionality to a website. It allows the user to produce, manipulate, and display personalized embroidery files on a website in the form of 3D renderings.

The web modules allow customers to create their own embroidery designs online. Visitors can create a design in minutes and pay for it with a variety of options.

Finally, PulseID offers detailed, scalable reporting. Regardless of the number of machines, managers can analyze data such as stitches per minute, resews, run efficiency, thread breaks, and turnaround time to ensure maximum production is being achieved.

For more information Hirsch International at 800-394-4426; email:; or visit the website at

Pick Up Hiring Tips in March Printwear

April 9, 2014

How To Hire Right People Printwear

David Anderson offers tips on how to Hire The Right People on page 10 of the Mid-March 2014 issue of Printwear magazine. You can check out the article here:

Vantage Apparel Named In Stitches March Top Shops

March 28, 2014

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Congrats to long-time Hirsch customer Vantage Apparel ( Avenel, NJ, for being named a Top Shop by Stitches magazine in the March issue. Go to:

ISS Orlando Show Moves From April To September

March 24, 2014

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For those of you planning on visiting Hirsch at the Orlando show, originally scheduled for April 4-6, be advised that ISS has moved this event to September in order to join forces with The Surf Show, scheduled for Sept.

Here is the official press release:

Atlanta, GA (February 6, 2014) –Emerald Expositions, LLC announced today plans to co-locate Imprinted Sportswear Show Orlando (“ISS”) with the upcoming Surf Expo summer show September 4-6, 2014 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.

Surf Expo is the largest and longest running sports and beach/resort lifestyle tradeshow in the world. Last September’s Surf Expo attracted the largest attendance in the show’s 38 year history, and again drew very strong attendance at the January Surf Expo last month.

Roy Turner, Surf Expo’s Show Director said, “We are excited to be co-locating with ISS this September. For years t-shirts have been a mainstay in the product offerings of our exhibitors and attendees. From souvenir & resort to board sports, imprinted sportswear has been and continues to be the backbone of brand identity.”

For more than 30 years, Imprinted Sportswear Shows (ISS) has been the place to see the latest technologies, hottest trends and newest products in the decorated apparel industry. The ISS Orlando 2014 show was originally scheduled to be held April 3-5. However, when the opportunity presented itself to expose exhibitors and attendees to a qualified, potential buying audience of nearly 25,000 by co-locating with Surf Expo, the decision was made.

Jeff Brown, ISS Show Director stated, “We are very excited to bring ISS Orlando and Surf Expo together this year for the first time. There has always been a great synergy between our groups with crossovers on resort wear and gift sections of our shows. From beach transfers on t-shirts to sublimated designs on surf boards, you will be able to see everything on display with this collaboration between ISS and Surf Expo.”

Surf Expo and ISS Orlando are also pleased to announce show badges will allow attendees entrance to both show floors with no additional cost.

“Being able to offer the full production cycle to Surf Expo customers is a big win for us; from art, to production, to finished product, our buyers and exhibitors will benefit from the additional resources that ISS supplies,” Roy Turner added.