Current Press Releases
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New Punch’nPress Key Chain Stamper
Johnson Plastics is introducing their new Punch’nPress custom key chain stamper that will help you create a new revenue stream for your business. The Punch’nPress produces a personalized key chain that will appeal to many different audiences. This simple system makes it possible for you to offer customized key chains in any quantity -- quickly, easily and economically. The metal key chains come in a variety of different shapes and styles allowing you to create unique, personalized key chains that everyone will love.
Save with Johnson Plastics Value Series Materials
Johnson Plastics, the premier distributor of quality engraving materials from Rowmark, is currently featuring Rowmark’s high quality/low priced Value Satins and Value Mattes. These two-ply, rotary engravable sheets come in the most popular colors for indoor applications. JP also has Rowmark’s one-ply rotary and laser engravable Value ADA Alternative in White, Bright White and Black for indoor and outdoor use.
All Your Laser Engraving Equipment & Supplies
A & E Magazine
Johnson Plastics is your one-stop distributor when it comes to quality engraving materials, equipment and supplies. The industry leader for more than 40 years, Johnson Plastics is the largest distributor of materials from Rowmark and IPI. They also carry products from many other suppliers to meet the changing needs of the engraving and sign making industries. They are ready to help you succeed with quality products, responsive customer service/technical expertise and custom fabrication services.
Webinars Feature Jimmy Lamb
Award-winning author and International Speaker Jimmy Lamb is joining Johnson Plastics sublimation specialists in JP’s sublimation webinars for 2014. A frequent speaker at Industry Events and Trade Shows, Lamb has extensive knowledge in many facets of commercial embroidery and digital decorating including business startup, applications, techniques, marketing, sales, mobile, digitizing and management. Currently Manager of Communication for Sawgrass Technologies, his articles appear regularly in various industry magazines in the United States and Europe.
Sublimatable Gallery Wrap
Engraver’s Journal / A & E Magazine
Johnson Plastics announces the addition of Gallery Wrap to their growing line of products for sublimation. This exciting new product makes prized photos look like rich oil paintings when they are sublimated onto Gallery Wrap’s special canvas. The canvas is then stretched over a frame to create a stunning work of art similar to professional works of art displayed in galleries.
All necessary supplies are available from Johnson Plastics. Gallery Wrap Corner Guide Starter kit contains four corner guides, four ounces of glue and ten pins. Frame stretcher bars (8" x 10" or 11" x 17" bars are sold in kits, or 8", 10", 11" or 14" bars sold in pairs) depending on the size of your photo. Pre-cut sublimatable canvas is available for 8" x 10" or 11" x 14" size portraits. (The actual pre-cut canvas size is 11" x 13" or 14" x 17" to provide the additional material needed to wrap around the frame.)
DecoSub Sublimatable Aluminum
Johnson Plastics, your premier distributor of sublimation supplies and equipment, recently added DecoSub to their growing product line. This economical new sublimatable .020" aluminum comes in 12" x 24" sheets in three colors: Gloss White, Satin Gold and Satin Silver. Use it for individual photos, signs, plaques and trophie,s or eye-catching murals.
Do you get large or complicated requests for jobs you’re not sure you can handle? Johnson Plastics’ Fabrication Department can help. They can custom cut engraving stock and digitally print, silk screen or hot stamp color images on badges, signs and other ID products to meet the needs of your customers. They can also custom-cut sublimatable materials into unique shapes and sizes ready for your finishing touches. Want to know more?
ChromaLuxe Photo Gifts
A & E Magazine
The summer gift-giving season is upon us and what better way to delight your customers than with stunning photo gifts. Weddings, bridal and baby showers, graduations, family reunions and sports events become treasured memories when they are printed and preserved on ChromaLuxe photo panels available from Johnson Plastics. There are styles for virtually every photo size and price range.
AlumaMark® and DuraBlack®
Next time you need laser markable aluminum, call Johnson Plastics. They offer both AlumaMark® and DuraBlack®, two popular products from Horizon ISG. Use AlumaMark when you want deep black graphics on Gold, Silver, Red, Yellow, Orange, Green or Blue aluminum. The product comes in 20" x 12" and 10" x 12" sheets. Need a tougher, stronger laserable aluminum for exterior applications? Try DuraBlack. Its durable Black matte finish is ideal for items that need to withstand harsh industrial, military or outdoor environments.
Basic Performance Tees
When it comes to quality and comfort, Johnson Plastics has you covered with easy-to-sublimate Basic Performance Ts from Vapor Apparel. This line, which includes Ts for toddlers, youth and adults, is just what customers want when planning family reunions, sports outings and company picnics. Made of 100% spun polyester, these shirts have the look and feel of organic cotton with the wickability of poly-performance fibers. Toddler sizes in Brighter White only; youth and adult sizes in white and many popular colors. All are ready for your creative touch.
New Advantage DK20S Heat Press
Johnson Plastics has introduced their JP Advantage DK20S heat press. A significant improvement to the Geo Knight Digital Knight DK20S heat press, the Advantage DK20S will make pressing T-shirts much easier.
JP’s most popular 16x20 machine, the DK20S press is well-known in the industry as the top-end workhorse of all swing away heat presses. Now Johnson Plastics has made it even better. The JP Advantage DK20S, which is available only from Johnson Plastics, has an upgraded bottom platen which allows front end T-shirt loading for improved speed during T-shirt production. Production speed with Geo Knight quality. That is the JP Advantage.
Johnson Plastics is the premier distributor of materials and supplies for the engraving and sublimation industries, with eight strategically-located offices throughout the United States.
Get Creative with Sublimation
Johnson Plastics offers a variety of sublimatable products to help you get creative. One new addition to their product line is SubliSocks from Vapor Apparel. These fun new wearables are available in three styles in S (8-10), M (9-11) and L (11-13). Another new product, Matte White Ceramic Poker Chips are a fun and affordable item that you can customize for events like bachelor parties, golf tourneys and corporate events. Sublimatable fishing lures allow you to create personalized one-of-a-kind gifts for the hard to buy for sportsman.
Ricoh Sublimation Printers
Count on Johnson Plastics for the newest, most up-to-date Ricoh desktop printers. The compact SG3110DN printer (shown here) has a transfer size of up to 8.5" x 14" and the SG7100DN printer has a 13" x 19" transfer size with an optional bypass tray. Both printers come with 4-color gel-ink cartridges and produce photo quality resolution.
Make prized photos look like rich oil paintings with the new Gallery Wrap from Johnson Plastics. Simply sublimate the photo onto Gallery Wrap’s special canvas, then stretch the canvas over the frame to create a stunning work of art! It’s easy to get started with:
• Gallery Wrap Corner Guide Starter Kit (includes 4 corner guides, 4 oz. of glue, 10 pins),
• Frame stretcher bars (8” x 10” or 11” x 17” in kits or 8”, 10”, 11” or 14” bars in pairs),
• Precut canvas: 11” x 13” for 8”x10” or 8” x 8” portraits; 14”x 17” for all other sizes (additional material allowance to wrap around the frame).
New Sublimatable Shoulder Bags
Your customers will find all kinds of uses for the new sublimatable shoulder bags now available from Johnson Plastics. A much-appreciated gift item, the versatile black bag features a white sublimatable front panel ready for personalization. Made of stylish satin-twill polyester materials with a sturdy adjustable strap, the bag comes in three sizes: Small (8" square), Medium (12" square) and Large (12" x 17").
EZ Bit Holder for Making ADA Signage
Johnson Plastics is now offering the new EZ Bit stainless steel holder, designed to hold the special bit used for drilling Braille dot holes. The shank holder comes in two sizes, 11/64" x 6" and 1/4" x 6", to fit standard engraving machine spindles and includes an allen wrench for tightening the drill bit. This high quality alternative to regular drill bits saves you money since you only have to replace dull drill bits instead of the entire holder. And of course, Johnson Plastics carried the replacement drill bits for the holder.
Affordable Summer Sports Awards
A & E Magazine
Johnson Plastics has you covered with the affordable summer sports awards your customers are looking for. They have a large selection of sublimatable award items in stock and ready to ship. Choose from the popular ChromaLuxe Action Easels, Unisub specialty plaques, and Unisub Hardboard streamline awards shown here. They also offer a variety of additional options in precut sports shapes for everyone from T-ball pre-schoolers to college athletes.
A & E Magazine
Delight your customers with elegant personalized crystal paperweights from Johnson Plastics. Available in heart and moon shapes, these crystal-clear gifts are easy to engrave with a laser system. They have a paperweight feel and radiate brilliance on any desk, table or display shelf. Each comes in an elegant lined gift box ready for presentation.
New Punch’nPress Available
Johnson Plastics is introducing the new Punch’nPress key chain maker for everyone looking to add new revenue stream to their business. The press produces a customized key chain with any type of logo, icon or photo quickly, easily and economically.
The key chain blanks come in several different shapes and styles, both one and two sided.
The Punch’nPress is extremely easy to use. Just print the image on any desktop printer using ordinary or photo quality paper, then punch it out using the corresponding die cutter. Insert the printed image and lens into the key chain blank, then into the assembly base on the press. Gently pull the press handle to permanently seat the image and lens into the key chain.
The Punch’nPress and all supplies are currently in stock and available from Johnson Plastics. Get more information by visiting www.punchnpress.com.
When your customers are looking for affordable awards, Johnson Plastics has you covered. Their large selection of Unisub brand sublimatable award products are well-suited for academic sports and performance awards. Get creative with Unisub Hardboard Streamline Awards and MDF specialty plaques in many popular shapes. Choose Black or Cherry-edged MDF plaques with White front panels for more formal presentations. Use precut White aluminum blanks in a variety of shapes and sizes. All are in stock and ready to ship for the spring academic awards season.
Mothers will love dressing their babies in Vapor’s personalized onesies made from 100% spun polyester, the same soft cotton-like fabric used in Vapor’s Basic Ts. The onesie features short sleeves, reinforcing trim at the neckline and leg openings, and a three-snap closure for easy diaper changes. This easy-to-sublimate onesie comes in White in 3M, 6M, 9M, 12M, 18M and 24M sizes. White sublimatable T-shirts are available in toddler and youth sizes for big brothers and sisters.
Celebrate with Personalized Gifts
A & E Magazine
Moms, dads and grads all love personalized gifts and they’re sure to treasure the wooden keepsake boxes from Johnson Plastics. Available in natural Maple wood, each box is ready to personalize with a sublimatable aluminum, hardboard or tile insert (sold separately). The boxes come in a variety of shapes and sizes ready for your creative touch to produce a truly unique personal gift that will last a lifetime.
Alder Wood Frames Sheets and Thins
Count on Johnson Plastics for laser-friendly Alder wood frames, sheets and thins for unique framing and signage applications. Made of real wood, the laserable Alder wood photo frames are a wonderful way to add a personalized touch to photos. The frames come in 7" x 9", 11" x 13" and 8" x 10" sizes; and can be uniquely decorated using JP’s colored laser foils. The Alder wood sheets come 20 sheets to a package in 4" x 24" x .125" or 4" x 12" x .0937" sizes. Alder wood thins with adhesive are 8" x 11" x .005" and come in packages of 6.
Count on Johnson Plastics for quality, easy-to-sublimate eco-friendly shirts from Vapor Apparel. They offer Vapor’s ECO Micro Performance Polo in Lady’s sizes XS-2X in White, Blue and Pretty Pink (shown here); and Men’s XS-3X in White and Blue. They also offer Vapor’s Adult Repreve ECO Mico Performance T’s (Adult XS- 2X) in Athletic Gray, Hydro Blue and Vegas Gold, Men’s White ECO Running Crews (Adult XS-2X), and Lady’s White Eco Running V-Necks in long- and short-sleeve styles (XS-2X). All are made of 100% recycled materials.
Direct Print Metallics Plus for UV/UV-LED Printers
Johnson Plastics has added Direct Print Metallics Plus from IPI. These unique new coated metallic substrates are optimized to accept UV/UV-LED inks without the use of chemical wipes or adhesion promoters. It can also be used for sublimation. Great for outdoor use, Direct Print Metallics Plus are UV-stable for up to two years. Highly scratch resistant, Metallics Plus comes in a choice of bright or ADA compliant matte finish. Use it for exterior and interior signage, ADA signage, industrial labeling, machine tags and labels, name badges and custom award plates.
Ricoh Sublimation Printers
Count on Johnson Plastics for the newest, most up-to-date Ricoh desktop printers. The compact SG3110DN printer (shown here) has a transfer size of up to 8.5" x 14" and produces photo quality resolution. The SG7100DN printer has an 11" x 17" maximum transfer size (13" x 19" with an additional bypass tray add-on). Both printers use high capacity 4-color gel-ink cartridges.
Johnson Plastics is ready for spring with sublimatable placket shirts from Vapor Apparel. Their ECO Micro Performance Polo, made from 50% recycled polyester/50% polyester, has set-in sleeves, knit collar and 3-button placket. Available in adult sizes XS to 3X in Blue and White; lady’s sizes XS to 2X in White, Blue and Pretty Pink. They also offer Vapor’s 100% Spun Polyester Adult Basic Performance Polo in adult sizes XS to 3X in Blizzard Blue, Steel and Brighter White.
Easy-to-Sublimate Vapor Apparel
Call Johnson Plastics for easy-to-sublimate Vapor Apparel for the whole family. Their broad line includes basic performance T’s in sizes for children, youth and adults, plus Eco Performance T’s and Polos in Men’s and Lady’s sizes. They also offer specialty shirts including ringers, singlets, sweatshirts and hoodies, plus a variety of sublimatable accessories from headwear to scarves and SubliSocks. All are in stock and ready to ship.
Sublimatable Scholastic Awards
When your customers need affordable scholastic awards, Johnson Plastics has you covered. They offer a large selection of Unisub brand sublimatable award items for any age academic or sports group. Choose the Black or Cherry-edged plaques with White front panel. Get creative with Unisub Hardboard Streamline Awards in 3 shapes. Use precut White aluminum blanks in a variety of shapes and sizes. All are in stock and ready to ship for the spring academic awards season.
Call Johnson Plastics for Engraving Materials
Count on Johnson Plastics for all of your engraving materials. The leading distributor of quality engraving materials from Rowmark, IPI and others, they offer a vast selection of rotary and laser engravable acrylics, as well as metallics and woods. You can be sure of quality at every price point from their economical Value Series Satins, Mattes and ADA Alternative products to the new Hardwood Collection of all natural laserable wood substrates, plus FusionGrafix custom engravable sheet.
Epson T-series Sublimation Printers
Engraver's Journal / Printwear
Call Johnson Plastics for Epson T-Series Large Format Sublimation Printers, the largest closed cartridge systems available. The T3000 printer (shown here) has a maximum media and print width of 24 inches. The T7000 has a maximum media and print width of 44 inches. The Epson T5000 (available by special order) has a maximum width of 36 inches. All three print quicly using the most up-to-date four-color Sublijet-E or SubliM inks. They all can be fitted with Takeup reels for long printer production runs, come standard with a stand, and are fully supported by Johnson Plastics.
A&E Magazine / Catalog Expo
Find all the products and supplies you need in Johnson Plastics’ new Engraving Products and Sublimation catalogs for 2014. The new Engraving Products Catalog features a huge selection of engraving materials and supplies, sign frames and holders, findings, magnets and pins, plus a list of all their custom fabrication services and prices. The Sublimation Catalog offers a wide variety of products and equipment for sublimation, including printers inks, paper and other supplies.
Five New Rowmark Stand-Offs
Johnson Plastics has added five new stand-off mounting options for indoor and outdoor use. The new Rowmark products include the Clamper (shown here), a contemporary alternative that grips signs at the edges and the Ghost, a hidden support system fastened to sign backs, Both eliminate drilling holes into the signage material. Other new options include the durable, corrosion resistant Steel stainless stand-off with sleek profile and integrated stand-off cap, the versatile Punto for displaying projecting signage, and the Uniplus panel support system for wall, ceiling or flag mounts.
EZ Bit Holder for Making ADA Signage
Look to Johnson Plastics for the EZ Bit stainless steel holder, designed to hold the special bit used for drilling Braille dot holes. The shank/cutter holder comes in two sizes, 11/64” x 6” and 1/4” x 6”, to fit standard engraving machine spindles. An Allen wrench is included with each size holder for tightening the bit. Johnson Plastics also carries EZ Bit solid carbide drill bits for use with the EZ-bit holders.
Team Logo Caps
Get ready for spring sports with these popular Back Country caps from Johnson Plastics. Made by Vapor Apparel, the caps come in White, Khaki or Blue to coordinate with most team colors. They are ready to sublimate with team slogans, names, initials and more. Favorites among male and female sports fans of all ages, the caps are great for team, school and booster-club fund-raisers. One size fits all. Order some now and have samples on display.
Johnson Plastics is pleased to introduce SubliSocks from Vapor Apparel. These fun new wearables come in Crew (7”) and Short (3.5”) lengths and provide a great customizable product with high margins! They’re sure to be a hit when sublimated with anything from team logos to stylish artwork. SubliSocks come with black toes and heel flaps to prevent creasing marks during the sublimation process and deliver a professional finished result. A SubliSocks Decorating Kit and the Press Insert are also available from Johnson Plastics.
New Punch’nPress Key Chain Stamper
Engraver’s Journal / A&E Magazine
Johnson Plastics is introducing a new revenue stream to your business with their new Punch’nPress key chain stamper. The Punch’nPress produces a unique new item that sports booster clubs and pro shops will love. A great personalized gift, this system lets you produce customized key chains quickly, easily and economically. The metal key chains are available in a variety of different shapes and styles including baseball, soccer and golf. A shirt design allows you to customize both sides of the key chain with the images of your choice. Stamping press is made in Germany.
Make your prized photos look like rich oil paintings with the new Gallery Wrap from Johnson Plastics. Simply sublimate a favorite photo onto Gallery Wrap’s special canvas. Then stretch the sublimated canvas over the frame to create a stunning work of art! Johnson Plastics will help you get started with:
- Gallery Wrap Corner Guide Starter Kit (includes 4 corner guides, 4 oz. of glue, 10 pins)
- Frame stretcher bars (8" x 10" or 11" x 17" in kits or 8", 10", 11" or 14" bars in pairs)
- Precut canvas: 11" x 13" for 8" x 10" or 8" x 8" portraits, or 14" x 17" for all other sizes (additional material allowance to wrap around the frame)
A&E Magazine / Printwear
Headwear is always a popular team fund-raiser item and Johnson Plastics has the easy-to-sublimatable products your customers are looking for. Just sublimate a team logo, initials, motto or other image onto these baseball caps, stocking caps, ear-warmers and scarves. Popular with teens and adults alike, all are priced to provide plenty of profit for you and the fund-raising organization. JP Sublimation Specialists are available to help with special challenges or tricky techniques.
Johnson Plastics has added the revolutionary new FusionGrafix™ engraving material from Rowmark. This exciting designer-inspired plastic is custom-made to order and enables you to create your own distinct designs by combining graphic patterns over a durable acrylic core. FusionGrafix comes in thirty popular colors and seven graphic overlays, producing over 200 new options for your customers. The UV-stable, two-ply product has many architectural, industrial and environmental applications from corporate branding to signage and point-of-purchase displays. Well-suited for interior and exterior use, it is 1/16-inch thick and has a semi-gloss finish.
Count on Johnson Plastics for quality acrylics always in stock and ready to ship. Their product line includes Rowmark’s ColorCast and ColorHues (shown here). ColorCast is an excellent choice for fine-detailed engraving like photographs. ColorHues is a single-ply decorative sheet material in brilliant shades of color. JP also stocks UltraGrave, the industry’s most user-friendly multi-functional laminate with direct color matches to competitors, and many more quality acrylics.
Spring Sports Awards
When you need awards, Johnson Plastics has you covered. They have a large selection of award items in stock and ready to ship for the spring sports season. From the colorful new Victory Focus Acrylic Art Plaques and Art Plaque Plates, to traditional plaques and plaque plates, there are many options for individual or team awards. They also offer a variety of Unisub sublimation materials in precut sports shapes in a variety of price points for T-ball pre-schoolers to college athletes.
Count on Johnson Plastics for Sublimatable Mugs
Mugs continue to be popular promotional items and Johnson Plastics has a number of excellent options for you and your customers. The company recently added two new 14 oz. stainless steel travel mugs (shown here) in a choice of Silver or White. These two-piece mugs are for a mug press only. Johnson Plastics also offers the popular 11 oz. Rhinocoat ceramic mugs in Black, White and two-tone colors; Rhinocoat steins and the extremely durable Polysub mugs.
Easy-to-Sublimate Ts from Vapor
A&E Magazine / Printwear
When it comes to quality and comfort, Johnson Plastics has you covered with easy-to-sublimate Ts from Vapor Apparel. Their t-shirt line includes sizes for toddlers, youth, and adults. The Lady’s Slim Fit T is now available in Leaf and Water Blue (shown above), in addition to Pink, Orchid, Earth and White. Johnson Plastics also carries Vapor’s adult basic performance Ts, long- and short-sleeve Solar Ts, and ECO Performance Ts in a variety of sizes and colors. All are ready for your creative touch.
If you’re looking for a heat press, be sure to look to Johnson Plastics. The company offers top-quality small and large format heat presses from Geo. Knight and Co. Choose the DK20S 16" x 20" Digital Swinger or the DK25S 20" x 25" Jumbo Digital Swinger heat press for small format applications. Select the large format manually operated, multi-purpose Maxi-Press or automatic MaxiPress Air heat transfer press for higher pressure needs. Whichever you choose, you can be assured of consistently reliable performance and ease-of-use.
Laser Colored Foils
Add color and luster to laser engraving products with laser colored foils from Johnson Plastics. The thin, polyester Mylar tape comes in seven colors: Black, Green, Blue, Red, Brushed Gold, Bright Gold and Bright Silver. The PVC-free foils have permanent adhesive that bonds well to wood, plastic, glass and more. The foil is very easy to use:
- Lightly apply foil to substrate
- Apply paper mask (GLASSguard) over foil
- Vector laser cut the lettering/image
- Weed excess foil from substrate
- Press remaining foil firmly into substrate.
Available in 6 inch x 25 foot rolls.
Count on Johnson Plastics for all of your engraving supplies. The leading distributor of quality engraving materials from Rowmark, IPI and others has recently added Rowmark’s new Hardwood Collection line of all natural laser engravable wood substrates (shown here). They also offer the complete line of JRS frames and framing systems, as well as Rowmark framing systems. You can also rely on Johnson Plastics for a large selection of engravable gifts, awards and promotional items. Choose from a wide selection of including crystal gifts, ornaments, wood frames, pens, pencils, keychains and desk accessories. All are in-stock, ready to ship, and backed by Johnson Plastics.
Johnson Plastics announces the addition of the revolutionary new FusionGrafix™ engraving material from Rowmark. This exciting designer-inspired plastic is custom-made to order. It allows engravers to create their own distinct designs by combining UV-stable graphic patterns over a durable acrylic core in thirty popular colors that give engravers over 200 new options to offer their customers.
The new product has a number of architectural, industrial and environmental applications including corporate branding/board room signage and point-of-purchase displays. Well-suited for interior and exterior use, the two-ply sheet is 1/16-inch thick and has a semi-gloss finish. For a limited time, a "sample product fan" is available to help engravers and their customers visualize pattern and color combinations.
All orders are custom-made and will ship within five business days of ordering.
Count on Johnson Plastics for Sublimation Products, Equipment & Supplies
Call Johnson Plastics for the best in sublimation products, equipment and supplies, including the popular SwitchCases for mobile devices shown here. A major distributer of sublimation products from Unisub, Vapor Apparel and others, the company offers a large selection of sublimatable apparel, mugs, gifts, home décor items and promotional products. They also have a full line of sublimation equipment and supplies from printers and heat presses to sublimation ink and paper. Count on them for knowledgeable customer service, fast delivery, and the best technical support in the industry.