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Lon Winters President Industry consultant Lon Winters is founder and president of Print This, Inc. and Graphic Elephants, LLC. During his nearly 30 years in screen printing and decorated apparel, his companies have won well over 50 international industry awards. Those include SGIA Golden Image Awards, "Printwear" Awards, "Impressions" Awards and FESPA Honors, among others. He has been an Honorary Golden Image judge for the last 15 years, has published hundreds of feature articles and monthly columns and leads seminars and workshops for a wide array of industry professionals internationally. He has consulted on projects large and small throughout the world. Lon was inducted into the Academy of Screen Printing Technology (ASDPT) in 2014 and is recognized for his contribution to the screen printing industry. Lon remains active within the trade and it’s associations. Since the day he began his career by reclaiming screens and mixing ink for Ocean Pacific, Lon has been involved in virtually every aspect of screen printing and embroidery. He has become a master creative problem solver. After managing large operations, Lon launched businesses dedicated to screen print training, education and consulting. Graphic Elephants conducts popular seminars and workshops around the world for manufacturers, vendors, and garment decorators and is a screen print and embroidery design and development studio specializing in progressive techniques for clients with high-end work and short lead times. Lon is also co-founder of the company's Christian brand and outreach program where he continues to remain active in the community. President Print This, Inc. Graphic Elephants, LLC • Elizabeth, Colorado 1993 - Present Garment Embellishing Solutions International industry consulting firm specializing in technical advances, plant design, layout, troubleshooting, productivity & quality analysis. Certified & Recommended Consultant - World Wide 2007 to Present The M&R Companies Stretch Devices - Manufacturer of Newman Roller Frames Founder Christian Edge - Elizabeth, Colorado 2005 to Present Design & development of Christian based retail and wholesale apparel products as well as an outreach program. Member 2000 to Present ASDPT(Academy of Screen & Digital Technologies) Inducted in 2013 SPTF (Screen Printing Technical Foundation) Research Committee SGIA (Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association) Garment Decorators Steering Committee, Education Committee, Membership Committee, Golden Image Judge. Author 1993 to Present "Printwear" magazine • Monthly column Software to Substrate - Monthly contributions on art, technical and managerial issues. "Screenprinting" magazine & "Impressions" - Contributions and features "The Press Magazine" - Ground breaking consumer reports - Press Reports "Promowear" magazine - Bi-monthly articles on decorating solutions Seminar and Workshop Leader 1993 to Present Present seminars and workshops for manufacturers, vendors and decorators world wide - SGIA, BOBBIN, NBM-Printwear, APEX, PPAI. Open houses manufacturers and suppliers - Alpha / Broder, M&R, Wilflex, Virus, Stretch Devices, GSG, Midwest, T&J, Ryonet, Casa Diaz, Hirsch & others. History President Graphic Elements, LLC • Denver, Colorado 1997 to 2005 Designed, built, and ran the state-of-the-art screen print and embroidery company specializing in photo-realism and special effects. Embellishment Manager Confecciones Internationales • Tegucigalpa, Honduras 2004 to 2006 Full package garment supply chain with short lead from yarn, knitting, bleach and dye, cut and sew, embellishment, and retail packaging. Vice President Phantom Research & Development • Cheyenne, Wyoming 1995 to 2000 Industry research, development and education. Alpha testing facility. Sales Bullseye Screen Printing Supplies & Denco Sales - Denver, Colorado 1997 Sold screen print supplies and equipment. General Manager Golden Squeegee - Denver, Colorado 1990 to 1997 Largest screen print facility in the front range at the time. Production Manager Ocean Pacific - Denver, Colorado 1987 to 1990 Large contract screen print license holder for OP Images and OP Children’s Wear. Education Doane College - Crete, Nebraska Bachelor of Arts - Fine Art Bachelor of Science - Mathematics Located in Elizabeth, Colorado, Lon can be reached by phone at 303-910-0477 and by email at lon@graphicelephants.com

 

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