2010 Press Releases

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

December 2010 Releases

IPI's LaserMetallicBrush

Recognition Review

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Johnson Plastics has added LaserMetallicBrush engraving material, the newest addition to IPI’s growing LaserShop line. The new, reverse engravable LaserMetallicBrush brings the dazzling finish and elegant look of precious metal to two industry favorites, Brushed Gold and Brushed Aluminum. The 2-ply, 1/16" thick product is available with a clear matte or clear gloss finish and is currently in stock and ready to ship from Johnson Plastics warehouses.

Engraving Materials & Sublimation Products

A & E Magazine

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Johnson Plastics offers engraving materials and sublimation products worthy of corporate gifts and awards. The company has a variety of wooden gift boxes and desk sets just waiting for your creative engraving or sublimation touch. They also offer hundreds of rotary and laser engravable materials including colorful PlaqueMates and engravable plaque plates; sublimatable aluminum sheet stock and Unisub plaques; and plaque bases in Cherry and Walnut. All are in stock and ready to ship.

Signage, Nameplates, Badges, Magnets

Recognition Review

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When it comes to signage, nameplates, badges and magnets, look to Johnson Plastics. The company has everything you need to do the job right including a large selection of engravable plastics and metals, frames and framing systems for a single application or an entire building. JP also offers precut and custom cut name badges as well as magnetic badge findings, pinbacks and clips to keep those name badges securely in place.

November 2010 Releases

Personalize Wood Gifts

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When your customers are looking for memorable wood gifts, be sure to look to Johnson Plastics. The company offers a number of items that make it easy to create treasured gifts including engravable wooden pens, pen cases, business card holders and desk sets; as well as wooden trays and boxes with sublimatable tile or aluminum inserts. Some can be personalized with both engraving and sublimation. These are a great way to say "Thank You" or celebrate special events and bring your customers back for more.

JP Stocks Shears, Bevelers and Cornerrounders

Recognition Review / A & E Magazine

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Johnson Plastics offers shears, bevelers and cornerounders. The company offers table shears for metal or plastic that make it easy to get a clean cut every time, as well as the Quality One Model 17 beveler for the sharp, crisp beveled edges. They also stock the versatile Cornermaster with cutting units, the Model 20 cornerounder base and the Model 50 heavy-duty cornerounder base with 1/8", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2" radius cutters. (Other radius cutters available by special order).

MetalGraph+ from Rowmark

Engravers Journal

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Call Johnson Plastics for MetalGraph Plus+, the first metallic engraving laminate engineered for exterior use. Formulated for exceptional corrosion resistance and UV stability, MetalGraph Plus+ offers two big product advantages: it is less expensive than similar products and it can be rotary or laser engraved. It features an integrated hardcoat and sub-surface brush finish that provides superior protection and is moisture and fingerprint resistant.

Create Colorful Awards with PlaqueMates

Recognition Review

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Create full color awards your customers will love with colorful PlaqueMates from Johnson Plastics. An easy, affordable way to provide impressive, colorful engraved plaques and awards, these plaque plates have colorful graphics already in place, ready for you to add a laser or rotary engraved message. PlaqueMates offers lots of choices including sports, music, patriotic, trophy and new baby themes in sizes from 4" x 6" to 7" x 10".

Sublimatable Apparel

Printwear

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Johnson Plastics sells T-shirts from Vapor Apparel in a variety of styles and colors for individuals and teams. The current JP sublimation catalog includes a selection of basic and micro performance T's for men, women, youth and toddlers with wicking features. The company also offers a selection of polos, singlets and ringers for men; tanks, ringers, singlets and babydolls for women; hoodies and sweatshirts. All are said to be easy to work with in sublimation applications.

October 2010 Releases

Deck the Halls with Johnson Plastics

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Personalized gifts are always in style and promise to be big this holiday season. Johnson Plastics is ready with a huge selection of popular, affordable gift items ready for your creative touch. Add a personal message or photo to a crystal, porcelain or plastic ornament to create a fun and memorable stocking stuffer. Personalize a wooden gift box, home decor or cooking item to produce a one-of-a-kind gift the receiver will treasure.

Memorial Plaques

A & E Magazine

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Johnson Plastics says you can create thoughtful memorials and personalized tributes with Unisub products. The company offers a black edge shield sublimatable plaque in 5" x 6" and 7" x 9" sizes. They also have two sublimatable crosses: a 7" x 11" mahogany cross plaque with 4.2" x 5.9" oval sublimatable tile and a 5.25" x 6.875" Streamline award cross. Both can be used as memorials or to celebrate baptisms, first communions, confirmations, weddings and anniversaries.

Q&A Troubleshooting Guide

Printwear

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Johnson Plastics offers a free “Sublimation Preventative Maintenance Checklist” and “Quick Reference Print Guide” for tips on heat presses, sublimation transfer paper, printers and ink care. As well as information on printing on sublimatable surfaces. Both are laminated and designed to be hung in the work area.

September 2010 Releases

JP Announces New Branch Manager

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Johnson Plastics announces the promotion of Madalyn Minton to manager of its Texas branch. A native of Texas, Madalyn has more then 25 years of experience in customer service, including the past five years as a Johnson Plastics Customer Service Representative at the Texas branch. An avid Dallas Cowboys fan, she replaces the retiring Glen Gatlin. Sherman looks forward to the challenges of her new position, and plans to increase the warehouse staff to assure that they will be able to continue to provide the fastest, most responsive service possible.

Laser or Sublimation Ornaments

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Celebrate the holidays with unique personalized ornaments from Johnson Plastics. The company offers elegant crystal ornaments: round facet, oval face, heart, beveled bell, and beveled kite - each in a lined gift box. All are affordable and easy to decorate with your laser systems. Or choose sublimatable porcelain, plastic, aluminum or pewter ornaments to commemorate events and memories during the holiday season. They make wonderful, much appreciated personalized gifts that will be treasured for years to come.

Antares Cutters

Recognition Review

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Count on Johnson Plastics for quality standard and specialty cutters from Antares Instruments, Inc. Their broad product line inclues standard cutters, ADA dot cutters, ADA cut-out letter cutters, cutter-bevelers, burnishers, diamond engravers, bevel cutters, parallel cutters, profilers and quarter round cutters. The most popular cutters are in stock in a variety of tip widths to meet most cutting needs; non-stock items are available by special order.

August 2010 Releases

Unique Fall Sports Awards

Recognition Review / A&E Magazine

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Johnson Plastics continues to offer a growing selection of sublimation products to help you create unique, affordable plaques for the upcoming fall sports season. Get creative with a variety of sublimatable materials in precut shapes including Unisub football, round ball, home plate, star and megaphone, Chromaluxe Action Easels, and an assortment of sublimatable plaques.

Sublimate on Vapor Apparel

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Count on Johnson Plastics of Minneapolis, MN, for easy-to-sublimate, easy-to-wear T-shirts from Vapor Apparel in a variety of styles and colors for individuals and teams. The current JP sublimation catalog includes a large selection of Basic and Micro Performance T's for men, women, youth and toddlers - with wicking features to help keep the wearer cool and comfortable. There is also a large selection of polos, singlets, and ringers for men; tanks, ringers, singlets and babydolls for women; hoodies and sweatshirts for the whole family. All are extremely easy to work with in dye sublimation applications.

New Sublimatable Wallets

A&E Magazine / Printwear

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Johnson Plastics has added new sublimatable wallets to their growing line of products for sublimation. A unique and much-appreciated gift, the wallets are available in three popular styles: a black pebbled leatherette checkbook-size wallet, a black trifold wallet of smooth leatherette, and a blue denim fabric wallet. Each features a white sublimatable panel on the outside of the wallet for personalization with pictures, slogans, company logos and more.

Alder Wood

Engravers Journal

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Johnson Plastics introduces a line of laser engravable-alder wood photo frames, which make excellent personalized gifts for graduations, and more. Available in three sizes: 7" x 9" (for 4" x 6" photos), 8" x 10" (for 5" x 7" photos) and 11" x 13" (for 8" x 10" photos), they can be decorated using colored laser foils, also available from Johnson Plastics, to create unique gifts for the special people in your life.

New Sublimation Products

A&E Magazine

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Johnson Plastics offers exciting new products to help boost your sublimation profits. You'll find unique new products your customers will love all year round: flip flops, sunglass cases, wallets, white stainless steel travel mug, water bottle, throws, hot pads, barbeque mitts, pet water dishes and more. Great for individual gifts, company outings, pation parties, family reunions and more. All backed by the supplies, equipment and technical know-how to help you do it right.

July 2010 Releases

Rowmark and IPI Decorating Paints

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Johnson Plastics offers Rowmark Paint Plus Primary paints, custom blended to match Rowmark's ADA alternative and Ultra-Mattes engraving material lines, and specially formulated Rowmark Safety Paints for subsurface applications where recognized safety colors are needed. Johnson Plastics also offers IPI Acryfil, a non-toxic, specialized polymer acrylic paint for color-filling reverse engraved materials. All are in stock and ready to ship.

Call JP for Acrylics

Recognition Review

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Johnson Plastics offers a variety of acrylic engraving materials from Rowmark, IPI and others, in full, half and quarter-sheet sizes, for virtually any application. The company offers hundreds of choices: front and reverse engravable; 1-, 2- and 3-ply in a variety of thicknesses; the most popular colors, textures and metallics; matte and gloss finishes. Johnson also sells clear, white, black, clear none-glare and clear mirror acrylic sheeting. The company also offers acrylic awards: Stone Edge, Triple Edge, Aurora circles and Aurora sheet stock. All items are in stock and ready to ship.

Engraving Materials & Sublimation Products

Recognition Review

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Johnson Plastics continues to offer a growing selection of outstanding engraving materials and sublimation products to help you create unique, affordable plaques. The company offers a variety of rotary and laser engraving plastics, acrylic awards, colorful plaque plates and more. They also have a wide selection of sublimatable products and materials including sheet stock and plaques.

June 2010 Releases

New Sublimatable Golf Towel

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Johnson Plastics has added a new sublimatable golf towel with grommet. The plush white microfiber velour towel (SUBTWL1118G) is 11" x 18" and makes a thoughtful gift, a great corporate promotional item and a much-appreciated keepsake for golf outings of all kinds. The towel can be paired with a divot tool (UN5776) or divot keychain (UN5777) with disk insert for sublimation or offer each separately. All can be personalized with a company logo, event logo, or golfer's name or initials.

New Entry-Level Printer

Recognition Review / Engraver's Journal

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Johnson Plastics has announced the addition of the Ricoh GX e3300N printer to their line of small and large format printers for sublimation. The new, entry-level printer offers fast printing speeds, energy efficiency, high-capacity brilliant color output, easy color management and an 8.5" x 14" printing area. The printer is currently available from JP at a package price of $439, which includes printer, four color SubliJet-R ink cartridges, power driver and paper.

IPI's LaserMetallicBrush

Recognition Review / A&E Magazine

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Johnson Plastics has added LaserMetallicBrush engraving material, the newest addition to IPI's growing LaserShop line. The new, reverse engravable LaserMetallicBrush brings the dazzling finish and elegant look of precious metal to two industry favorites, Brushed Gold and Brushed Aluminum. The 2-ply, 1/8" thick product is available with a clear matte or clear gloss finish and is currently in stock and ready to ship from Johnson Plastics warehouses.

Engraving and Sublimation Materials, Supplies, and Support

Engraver's Journal

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Whether your primary business is engraving or sublimation, count on Johnson Plastics to help you succeed. The company is a leading supplier of engraving materials, supplies and fabrication services, as well as sublimation products, supplies and equipment. Count on them for all the latest products, award-winning customer service, fast delivery, and the best technical support in the industry. Check out their newest engraving materials and exciting sublimation products for summer on-line.

Create Wedding Heirlooms with "Sublithrow"

A&E Magazine

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Capture warm wedding memories in a personalized throw every newlywed couple will cherish. Simply sublimate wedding photos (or favorite childhood photos) onto Vapor Apparel's new 39" x 55" Sublithrow. Use a single-panel throw with 35.25" x 52.25" printable area to sublimate one image using a large format heat press. Or choose a nine-panel throw with nine seperate 9.5" x 15.75" panels using a large or small format heat press.

May 2010 Releases

White Stainless Steel Travel Mug

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Johnson Plastics has added a new white stainless steel travel mug to their line of mugs for sublimation. The new mug (XP8300W) is a white version of their metallic-colored 14-ounce stainless steel travel mug. The easy-to-assemble mug has four parts: a removable white stainless steel sleeve that sublimates beautifully using a mug press or mug wrap, and black base, insert with handle, and lid. The mugs come in individual gift boxes and make a great gift, promotional item or fundraiser.

Small and Large Format Sublimation

Recognition Review

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Count on Johnson Plastics for your small and large format sublimation needs. A leader in supplies, equipment and support for sublimation, the company offers printers and heat presses, inks, papers and huge variety of sublimatable materials and products. All backed by a team of sublimation specialists to help you get the best results possible.

Summer Sublimation Products

Recognition Review / Engraver's Journal

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Johnson Plastics has added a number of new products to help boost your summer sublimation profits. Choose the new sublimatable flip flops, sunglass cases, wallets, white stainless steel travel mug, water bottle, throws, hot pads and barbeque mitts. Great for company outings, patio parties, family reunions and more. All backed by the supplies, equipment and technical knowhow to help you do it right.

Sublimatable Flip Flops

Recognition Review / A & E Magazine

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Johnson Plastics has added flip flops to their growing line of unique sublimatable products for summer. Available in three sizes (small, medium and large) the flip flops have a black sole with white surface and are easy to sublimate with unique and creative photos and messages. A popular item at the Johnson Plastics booth at spring trade shows, they promise to be a unique promotional item and exciting fund-raiser. Great for camps, family reunions and corporate picnics. A special tool is available for inserting the black plastic thong into sole after sublimating.

April 2010 Releases

Laserable Wood Products

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Your customers will love commemorating special occasions with personalized wood gifts from Johnson Plastics. The company offers a variety of popular laserable wood keychains, pens, and desk accessories including pen boxes and holders, business card holders, and memo/pen holders made of solid Maple or Rosewood, as well as Alder wood photo frames and Alder wood sheets and thins.

Recognize Outstanding Performance

Recognition Review / Engraver's Journal

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Johnson Plastics continues to offer outstanding engraving materials and sublimation products worthy of corporate recognition programs. Choose from a variety of laser engravable plastics and metals, Stone Edge and Triple Edge plaques, Aurora circles, Star series plaque plates, Glass peak awards, four-color PlaqueMates and more. Or take advantage of their growing list of sublimatable products and materials, including gift boxes, desk accessories and SubliGlass glass plaques.

Shirts for Sublimation

A & E Magazine

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Call Johnson Plastics for sublimatable shirts for men, women, youth, and some in toddler sizes. The company offers a wide selection of price points and styles from Vapor including long and short sleeve T's, polos, ringers, sweatshirts, hoodies, singlets, and more. Many come in a choice of colors as well as white. All sublimate well, with good color reproduction and washability.

March 2010 Releases

JP Wins "Best Showcase" Award at ARA Las Vegas

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Johnson Plastics was honored with the “Best Showcase” award at the 2010 ARA Show in Las Vegas in early March.

The award-winning Johnson Plastics showcase featured the company’s new products for sublimation including flip-flops, white stainless steel travel mug, water bottle, wallets, sunglass case, even a sublimatable throw, in a summery, attention-getting beach scene.

The award was based on the “total utilization of the entire space, any special effects that may have been used, over-all eye-catching appearance and colors used,” according to Richard Schaefer, chairman of the ARA Awards Committee and one of the supplier showcase judges. “What made the Johnson Plastics showcase stand out was that it was very colorful and bright and pleasant to look at,” he added, pointing out that they used the entire display case: back, side walls and bottom.

“The showcase gave us a wonderful opportunity to show off our exciting new sublimatable products just in time for the summer season,” said Margaret Johnson. “Winning the award was the icing on the cake.”