NBM Show Los Angeles Recap and Printing Chuck Taylor Shoes

January 13, 2014

As loyal readers know, I’ve been at the NBM Show in Los Angeles for the past few days working with Brother and their GT-3 series of digital garment printers as well as providing CorelDRAW education. Since I was in one booth for most of the show, I wasn’t able to see all the different vendors booths. So I’ll focus on what I saw while in Los Angeles.

When I arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday, not all of the team members were in town. I went with one of the Brother team members to Santa Monica to have dinner and see the ocean. Once we were there, we went shopping to find some Converse “Chuck Taylor” shoes that we would use at the show. It was exciting to see that the Converse store actually had two Brother digital garment printers in their store for customizing shoes.

How exactly does printing on the shoes work? There is a special platen for the Brother printers that allows you to mount the shoes. Here are pictures of the shoes getting ready to go into the printer and the finished shoes in front of the monitor showing the artwork in CorelDRAW.

I did a post about a month ago entitled Testing a New Trade Show Sign Design at the Print Shop. I got the sign completed and had it in my area of the booth. A picture of it is shown below.

I got to speak with some of you at the show and it is always exciting to talk to loyal readers. If you weren’t able to make this show, I hope I’ll get to see you at the NBM Show in Arlington, Texas in March.

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