If you’re in the screen printing industry, you know it takes a village to create a gorgeous print. From the graphic designer to the screen printers, everyone plays a part in turning a great idea into a beautiful garment. We decided to see how our work compares to others in our industry, so we entered the 2015 Impressions Awards.

The Impressions Awards are our industry’s most prestigious apparel decorating competition. For months, decorators of all levels submit their entries to be judged by a panel. Winners were recently announced at ISS Fort Worth, and we’re proud to say that Cornerstone Impressions was the recipient of this year’s People’s Choice Award. This award goes to the design which was voted best by ISS show attendees.

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The ‘Miss Texas Prison Rodeo’ shirt was designed by Pecos McCool for Lazy J Ranch Wear.

This shirt, along with the rest of the Impressions Award winners, will be displayed at every ISS show next year and featured in the January issue of Impressions Magazine.

This year’s People’s Choice Award is the second Impressions Award for Pecos McCool and Cornerstone Impressions. We know we’re lucky to have such amazing artists and screen printers on our team. Without the great work they do and the clients they do it for, we’d be lost! Congratulations, Pecos! We love the work you do every day, and we are thrilled the rest of the world can enjoy it as well!

The decorated apparel industry is constantly evolving and improving. It seems like every day we hear about a new ink or a better machine. There’s always something more to learn and room to grow. At Cornerstone, we have employees with more than 10 years of experience in this industry, and we have employees to whom apparel decoration might as well be a foreign language. This week, our whole team is attending the Imprinted Sportswear Show (ISS), the largest trade show dedicated to the decorated apparel industry.

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The expo floor is filled with new products and equipment, we could have wandered for hours!

The conference also offers a variety of seminars dedicated to apparel decorators at all levels, so every member of our team gets the chance to improve upon their specific set of skills!

For us, the Impressions Awards gallery is one of the highlights of ISS Fort Worth. Every year, Impressions magazine holds a contest for apparel decorators, and the entries are on display at ISS Fort Worth. Award winners are announced at the end of the conference, and their work is shown at every ISS show the following year. We love seeing the awesome submissions from apparel decorators across the country and beyond.

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^^^That one’s ours!!!! ^^^

The best thing about the Imprinted Sportswear Show isn’t that we get to see new screen printing toys and take classes, though. For us, the best part of ISS is getting to use what we learn to make even better apparel for our clients. Like our industry, we are constantly evolving and developing to bring our clients the best products and services available.

We can’t wait for you to see more of what we’ve learned on the blog, so make sure you subscribe! As always, email any questions you might have to hannah@csimpressions.com. You can also learn more about us on our website, and by visiting our social media pages.

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