Current Press Releases

All Press Releases are published in whole or in part of the listed publications. Call Johnson Plastics for information on any of the products listed below.

November 2014

Value Series Materials

A & E Magazine

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Value Mattes

Johnson Plastics is the largest supplier of Rowmark plastic, so call us for high quality/low economy-priced Value Satins and Value Mattes. These two-ply, rotary engravable sheets come in most popular colors for many 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.

Winning Corporate Plaques

Recognition Review

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Corporate Plaques

Create plaques worthy of outstanding corporate performances with quality engraving and sublimation materials from Johnson Plastics. They offer the finest engraving materials from Rowmark and IPI; as well as colorful Victory Focus Series Art plaque plates, and sophisticated Peak Magnetique Acrylic Awards. They also carry a variety of sublimatable metal plaque plates and elegant bases in cherry and walnut. All are appropriate for display at home or the office.

Crystal Gifts

Recognition Review

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Crystals

Boost your holiday profits with elegant crystal gifts from Johnson Plastics. You’ll find brilliant crystal moon-shaped paperweights and crystal ornaments in round facet, beveled bell, oval face, heart and beveled kite shapes. Easy to engrave, these products beautiful personalized gifts for the holidays and stunning decorations for the home or office anytime during the year. All feature a heavy, quality feel and come in their own fabric-lined presentation box.

Safety Ts

Printwear

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Safety Tees

When you need safety apparel for the job site, contact Johnson Plastics for Basic Performance Ts in Safety Orange and Safety Yellow. Available with short sleeves in adult sizes XS to 4X and long sleeves in adult sizes S to 3X, these sublimatable shirts are perfect for indoor and outdoor uniforms and workwear. Made of 100% polyester, the easy-care shirts deliver the look and feel of organic cotton with the wickability of advanced poly-performance fibers for comfort in high-heat environments.

Maple Keepsake Boxes

Engraver’s Journal

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Memorial Products

Save the cherished memories of loved ones in these natural maple wood keepsake boxes from Johnson Plastics. Create a great place to store photos, jewelry and treasured possessions of family members, friends and pets with these beautifully finished boxes. The lid is ready to accommodate a custom printed tile, aluminum or acrylic insert which are also available from Johnson Plastics.

October 2014

ColorHues

Recognition Review

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ColorHues

Looking for a cast cell acrylic product? Call Johnson Plastics to learn more about ColorHues from Rowmark. The single-ply decorative sheet material is available in a brilliant array of color, both translucent and opaque. The rotary and laser engravable acrylic comes 1/8” and 1/4” thick in 25 popular colors plus Clear. Well-suited as a signage component or substrate, UV stable ColorHues products provide the benefits of glass in a lightweight, scratch resistant material. Great for ADA signs too!

New Solar Neck Gaiter

Printwear

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Solar Gaiter

Just in at Johnson Plastics, this new and improved Solar Neck Gaiter is a multi-use accessory for anyone spending time outdoors. The gaiter comes in white, making it easy to sublimate with your favorite sports team logo, hunting or fishing design or unique personalization. Made from 100% spun polyester, this moisture wicking solar gaiter is hemmed on both ends, breathable and protects from harmful UV rays. One size fits all. Use as a mask, headband, neckerchief or scrunchie.

Johnson Plastics Table Shears

Engraver's Journal

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Table Shear

When your next job requires you to cut a lot of plastic or metal, you’ll need a quality table sheer to simplify the job. Johnson Plastics carries high quality table shears that make it fast and easy to get a clean cut every time. Available in two models, one for cutting plastic and one for cutting metals, these shears provide a cutting width of 12” and are capable of cutting plastic up to .125” thick. The model for cutting metals handles brass up to .025” thick, aluminum up to .040” thick and steel up to .020” thick. Johnson Plastics also stocks replacement blades for their table shears, as well as Tri-square guides and step rulers to fit any shear. All are in stock and ready to ship when you need them.

Rack Star™ Available

Engraver's Journal / Recognition Review

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Rackstar

Johnson Plastics offering the Rack Star™, a great tool for making laser engraving of unique shapes faster and easier. This new low-contact, modular rack system securely holds uniquely shaped items in place. The Rack Star fits easily into any laser bed and can be configured to hold items like wine glasses, baseball bats, pens and more. The rail system provides accuracy and the flexibility to laser single or multiple items horizontally or vertically. The innovative cone-shaped aluminum pin design saves time and never needs replacing, which means greater profits for you. For more information, visit www.rackstarlasersystem.com.

Punch’nPress Key Chain Stamper

Engraver's Journal

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Punch 'n Press

Create a new revenue stream for your business with the Punch’nPress custom key chain stamper from Johnson Plastics. This simple system produces a personalized key chain that will appeal to many different audiences. The Punch’nPress makes it possible for you to offer customized key chains in any quantity -- quickly, easily and economically. The metal key chain blanks come in a variety of different shapes and styles allowing you to create unique, personalized key chains that everyone will love.

Johnson Plastics to Open Branch Office in Albany, New York

 

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Johnson Plastics is pleased to announce the opening of their new Northeast branch office, effective October 1, 2014. The new office is located at 1 Selina Drive, Albany, NY.

This new distribution warehouse will improve delivery times by enabling Johnson Plastics to provide next day UPS delivery to all of New York State as well as most of the Northeast. Local customers will also be able to pick up orders at the new facility.

“We believe the Northeast section of the country has been underserved when it comes to the distribution of engraving and sublimation supplies. With our new branch, we look forward to better serving our existing customers as well as attracting new customers with the Johnson Plastics Advantage – friendly and knowledgeable customer service, quality products and technical support professionals,” said Mike Johnson, President of Johnson Plastics.

Johnson Plastics Acquires Zak Plastics of Stoughton, Massachusetts

 

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Johnson Plastics has announced the purchase of Zak Plastics of Stoughton, MA. The sale was completed on October 27. Orders placed with Zak Plastics from that date forward will be fulfilled by Johnson Plastics. Zak customers will be served by JP’s new branch in Albany, New York, which opened October 1 and is ready to meet their needs for quality engraving products and prompt delivery.

“We are happy to welcome Zak’s customer base to Johnson Plastics,” said Mike Johnson, JP President. “Ken Zak is a respected businessman who has served his customers well for over 20 years. We trust they will find Johnson Plastics to be just as committed to serving their needs in the future.”

Johnson Plastics has been contacting Zak Plastics customers in order to help make the transition as smooth and easy as possible. Anyone who has questions should contact JP Customer Service at 1-800-869-7800.

Johnson Plastics Names TJ Kvilhaug Account Manager – Large Format Sublimation Printing

 

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TJ Kvilhaug

TJ Kvilhaug has been named Account Manager for the Johnson Plastics Large Format Sublimation business. In his new position, TJ will focus on management of current JP large format sublimation customers, new business acquisition and technical support, as well as new technology and products. He will continue to be based in the Minnesota headquarters as he oversees the large format business for the entire U.S.

TJ has a wealth of experience in sublimation and engraving and has served customers in various roles at JP during the past ten years. In his most recent position as a Sublimation Professional, TJ has helped JP customers get established, has sold systems, and has written articles for trade publications.

“TJ has established himself as an expert in the sublimation industry and we are confident in his ability to oversee our growing base of large format customers,” said Mike Johnson, Johnson Plastics president.

September 2014

Antares Cutters

Recognition Review

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Antares Cutters

Produce high quality signs in your shop when you use Antares Cutters available from Johnson Plastics. The Antares product line includes standard cutting tools for flexible engraving plastic, brass and aluminum plus specialty cutters, cutter-bevelers, burnishers and more, in stock and ready to ship. Non-stock items are available by special order. These quality cutting tools will accommodate nearly every type of manual and computerized engraving machine.

Affordable Streamline Awards

Recognition Review

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Streamline Awards

Looking for an affordable way to recognize athletic participation and performance? Johnson Plastics offers Unisub Hardboard Streamline Awards in a variety of shapes and sizes including large and small Megaphone, large and small Rounds, Football, Rectangle and Star award shapes. These easy-to-sublimate awards are made of ¼" hardboard and are easy to personalize with individual or team names, photos, school logos and more. They can be displayed on an attractive 2" round stand (sold separately) or can be hung on a wall.

Fleece Apparel

Printwear

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Fleece Items

Count on Johnson Plastics for your sublimatable fleece product needs.. They have scarves, hats and headbands that are just what today’s teens and booster clubs are looking for to support their favorite sports teams. The new fleece line includes a 60" x 8" scarf, 20" diameter ear warmer band and beanie cap in adult and youth sizes. All are made of soft, supple, 8.1 ounce 100% polyester fleece with piping detail. Easy to sublimate using large or small format printers.

Magnetique Acrylic Plaques

Engraver’s Journal

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Magnetique Awards

Recognize achievement with Victory’s impressive Magnetique Acrylic Plaques from Johnson Plastics. Available in Peak (5.5” x 9.5”) and Wave (5.5” x 8.75”) styles, these plaques feature a clean, clear look edged with rich Red, Blue or Green accents. Each plaque attaches easily to a magnetic base with just a snap. These versatile plaques are a great for corporate, academic and sports awards.

Deck the Halls with Products from Johnson Plastics

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Ornaments

Get ready for the holiday season with unique personalizable ornaments from Johnson Plastics. The company offers ChromaLuxe Creative Borders and porcelain (shown here) as well as aluminum ornaments in a variety of holiday shapes (as well as Halloween styles). All are easily decorated to commemorate people, events and other memories. JP also has elegant crystal ornaments: round facet, oval face, heart, beveled bell and beveled kite – each in a lined gift box and ready to decorate using laser engraving or sandblasting. A wonderful gift idea that will be treasured for years to come.

Johnson Plastics Names Mike Johnson President

 

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Johnson Plastics is pleased to announce that Mike Johnson has been named company president. Mike previously held the title of Chief Operating Officer for the Minnesota-based company. Founder and former president Tom Johnson will remain active and involved as Chairman of the Board, focusing on long range planning and strategic direction for the company.

When announcing the promotion, Tom stated, “Mike has essentially been running the day-to-day operations at Johnson Plastics for the last few years and has clearly proven he is capable of leading the company. He has been involved in every aspect of the company during his 20-plus years and we are fortunate to have his leadership.”

His most recent project has been leading the expansion into the Northeast, with the newest JP branch scheduled to open October 2014 in Albany, NY.

“I am proud to carry on the Johnson Plastics tradition that started over 40 years ago, and remain committed to our core values of exceptional service, high quality/high value product selection and exceeding customer expectations. I am thrilled to be surrounded by an experienced and talented team of people who are passionate about serving our customers and growing the company,” said Mike Johnson.

Johnson Plastics is the premier distributor of materials and supplies for the engraving and sublimation industries, with nine strategically-located offices throughout the United States.

August 2014

Sawgrass Sublimation Inks

CorelDRAW Help / Printwear / A & E Magazine

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Sawgrass Inks

Johnson Plastics has industry-leading Sawgrass sublimation inks, the solution for virtually any large or small format printing challenge. Call them for standard and extended capacity SubliJetR ink for desktop Ricoh inkjet printers, SubliJetIQ ink (cartridges and ink bags) for Epson inkjet printers, SubliJetE Regular Ink Cartridges for larger Epson printers including the new T Series printers, and SubliM bulk ink for large format printers. They also offer Sawgrass ArTainium UV+ Inks for Epson printers.

New Advantage DK20S Heat Press

Engraver's Journal / Recognition Review

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DK20S Heat Press

Johnson Plastics has partnered with Geo Knight and Company to produce an enhanced version of the venerable DK20S heat press. Introduced as the JP Advantage DK205 heat press, it is exclusively available from Johnson Plastics. With this improvement to the DK20S heat press, the new JP 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. Geo Knight quality and the JP Advantage. Why would you settle for less?

EZ Bit and Antares Cutters

Recognition Review

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EZ Bit and Antares Cutters

Johnson Plastics has several options for you when it comes to cutting tools and cutters for the engraving and signage industries. Their EZ Bit holder, designed to hold a special bit for drilling Braille dot holes, also has a number of interchangeable EZ Bit inserts for use with plastic. Adjust the bit with an allen wrench (included). The Antares line includes standard cutting tools for flexible engraving plastic, brass and aluminum plus specialty cutters, cutter-bevelers, burnishers and more.

Hoodies for Adults and Youth

Printwear

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Vapor Hoodies

Johnson Plastics is ready for Fall with Vapor Apparels’ Basic Performance hoodies in adult and youth sizes. These easy-to-sublimate 100% spun polyester 10-oz. hooded sweatshirts come in Brighter White (Adult S to 5X; Youth S to XL) and Ash Heather (Adult S to 3X; Youth XS to XL). The youth sizes come without drawstrings. Part of Vapor’s Basic Performance Line, these hoodies feature the fashionable look and feel of cotton and are stain, odor and microbe resistant.

Victory Art Plaque Awards

Engraver's Journal

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Victory Art Plaque Awards

Recognize winning efforts with Victory’s Focus Series Art Plaque Awards from Johnson Plastics. Simply engrave your message on the rich Gold/Blue, Gold/Burgundy, Blue Art and Autumn Harvest colored background. These unique awards are available in 8.5", 11" and 15" rounds as well as 6.5" x 8.5", 7.75" x 9.75" and 8.75" x 11.75" rectangles. All come with an easel/hanger back, while some can be ordered with a decorative iron stand. These Art Plaque Awards are currently in stock and ready to ship.

Galaxy S5 SwitchCases

A & E Magazine / Recognition Review

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Galaxy S5 Switch Cases

Johnson Plastics is now offering a SwitchCase for the new Samsung Galaxy S 5 phone. The new SwitchCase from Universal Woods comes in a White or Black grip-style case with interchangeable backplates that are sublimatable. The case is an ultra-durable rubber-like material with a raised beveled edge to protect the phone screen. Easy access to buttons and parts. Backplates are UV and scratch resistant.

Personalized Pet Gifts

A & E Magazine / Engraver's Journal

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Pet Bowls and Mat

Pets can dine in style with these practical sublimatable gifts from Johnson Plastics. The company offers attractive white ceramic pet bowls in 2.5" x 6" and 3" x 7.25" sizes, and DrySubMates 12" x 18" pet place mats to help keep feeding areas tidy. All are ready for personalization -- individually or as a set -- with a pet’s name, fun photos or clever messages. The absorbent protective mats help keep pet bowls and feeders from sliding and protect floors from inevitable water spills. Made in the USA of 50% recycled material.

July 2014

Specialty T’s and Tanks

Printwear

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Vapor Specialty Ts and Tanks

Johnson Plastics has you covered with Ts, tanks and other sublimatable shirts from Vapor Apparel. Their t-shirt line includes sizes and styles for toddlers, youth and adults. They also have a wide selection of singlets and polos for men and women, as well as adult basic ringers, cycling jerseys, compression shirts and solar T’s -- all ready for your creative touch.

Sublimatable Gifts for Back-to-School

Engravers Journal

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Shoulder Bags

Call Johnson Plastics for sublimatable back-to-school gifts. They offer the stylish shoulder bags in 8" square, 12" square and 12" x 17" sizes for toting books, supplies and personal items to class. They also offer popular Switch case covers for iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones, as well as Switch cases, sleeves and covers for iPads. All are easy to personalize with school names, mascots, slogans, words and more.

JRS Frames and Holders

A & E Magazine

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JRS American Made

Johnson Plastics proudly offers the complete line of American-made JRS frames and holders. Known for consistent quality and value, JRS frames and holders are great for adding a finished look to any sign. Choose from plastic frames or aluminum holders in traditional, architectural and decorative styles, large or small. Got a unique size? Custom-size JRS aluminum frames are also available by special order.

Epson T-Series Sublimation Printers

Printwear

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Epson T-Serie Sublimation Printers

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, while the T5000 has a 36 inch max and the T7000 a maximum media width of 44 inches. All three use the most up-to-date four-color Sublijet-E inks. The T-Series is eligible for a $500-$750 rebate from Epson until August 31st, making it a great value! All three can be fitted with take-up reels for long production runs, come standard with a stand and are fully supported by Johnson Plastics.

JRS Environmentals Holders

Recognition Review

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JRS Environmentals Holders

Call Johnson Plastics for JRS Environmentals aluminum nameplates and sign holders. The product is made of 75% recycled material. Environmentals are made in the USA, reducing the carbon footprint associated with the transport of raw and finished materials. Environmentals come in three anodized finishes: Silver Satin, Etch Black and Satin Yellow Gold. Available via dropship in standard and custom lengths. Use it for interior signage and directories of all kinds.

Military Tough DuraBlack®

A & E Magazine

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DuraBlack Military

Call Johnson Plastics for DuraBlack®, the military tough CO2 laser markable aluminum developed for the harshest environments -- indoors and out. DuraBlack, made by Horizons ISG, meets the performance requirements of MIL-STD-130 and MIL-DTL-15024F for resistance to weather/sunlight, abrasion, high temperature, salt-spray and fluid/chemical exposure. The Matte Black product has a Metallic White core that is great for bar coding and exterior tab/label identification.

June 2014

New Punch’nPress Key Chain Stamper

Engraver’s Journal

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Punch'n Press

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

Engraver’s Journal

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Rowmark Value Mattes

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

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Variety Engraving Materials

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

Engraver’s Journal

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Jimmy Lamb

Award-winning author and International Speaker Jimmy Lamb is joining Johnson Plastics Sublimation Professionals 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

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Gallery Wrap

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

Engraver’s Journal

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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.

Custom Fabrication

Engraver’s Journal

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Custom Fabrication Cuts

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

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ChromaLuxe Photo Gifts

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®

Recognition Review

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AlumaMark & 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

Printwear

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Todler Basic Performance Tee

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

 

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DK20 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.

May 2014

Get Creative with Sublimation

Recognition Review

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New Sublimatable Blanks

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

Recognition Review

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Ricoh 3110

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.

Gallery Wrap

Recognition Review

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Gallery Wrap

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

Printwear

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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

Engraver's Journal

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EZ Bit Holder

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

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Summer Sports

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.

Crystal Paperweights

A & E Magazine

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Crystal Paperweight

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

 

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Punch'nPress

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.

April 2014

Sublimatable Awards

Engraver’s Journal

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Unisub Plaques

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.

Sublimatable Onesies

Printwear

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Onesies

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

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Maple Gift Boxes

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

CorelDRAW Pro

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Alder Frames

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.

Eco Shirts

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Eco Polos

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

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Direct Print Metallics

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

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Ricoh 3110

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.

March 2014

Sublimatable Polos

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Eco Polos

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

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Vapor Apparel Montage

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

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Streamline 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

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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

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Epson T-Serie Sublimation Printers

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.

2014 Catalogs

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2014 Johnson Plastics Catalogs

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

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Rowmark Standoffs

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

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EZ Bit Holder

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.

February 2014

Team Logo Caps

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Back Country Hats

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.

New SubliSocks

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SubliSocks

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

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Punch'nPress

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.

Gallery Wrap

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Gallery Wrap

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)

Easy-to-Sublimate Headwear

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Sublimatable Headwear

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 Professionals are available to help with special challenges or tricky techniques.

New FusionGrafix

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Rowmark FusionGrafix

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.

Engraving Acrylics

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ColorHues and ColorCast

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

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Spring Sports

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.

January 2014

Count on Johnson Plastics for Sublimatable Mugs

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Stainless Steel Travel 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

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Vapor Slim Fit T-shirt

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.

Heat Presses

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Geo Knight Heat Presses

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

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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:

  1. Lightly apply foil to substrate
  2. Apply paper mask (GLASSguard) over foil
  3. Vector laser cut the lettering/image
  4. Weed excess foil from substrate
  5. Press remaining foil firmly into substrate.

Available in 6 inch x 25 foot rolls.

Engraving Supplies

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 Rowmark Hardwoods

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.

Rowmark’s FusionGrafix™

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Rowmark FusionGrafix

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

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Sublimatable Mobile Devices

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.



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