New Products and Updates
most exciting news this newsletter is the new product introductions
from the Pebeo Setacolor line of fabric paints.
off is Setacolor TAGGER aerosols. This is their
Setacolor Transparent paint in an aerosol application. This is
the first such application of a fabric paint that I have come
across. I foresee many uses for applying even coats of paint to
fabrics, cushions and upholstery.
an even colour may be boring for some people, so here’s
an opportunity to express your self spontaneously! Allow for over
spray for a soft speckled look! Spray it in even passes and/or
alternate colours and let them blend and bleed. I can definitely
see people using masks or stencils too.
They come in ten of the more popular Setacolour colours. Packaged
in 75mL aerosol cans, they are $12.95 each
The second new product at Pebeo is their new SOLEIL
line of colours. With the growing interests in Sun Printing, Pebeo
has produced and packaged an easier ready-to-use consistency of
their Setacolor Transparent paint. By producing
has been a long while since our last print and email
newsletter. I apologize for those missing their news
fix and hopefully this edition will make up for the
silence. We at G&S Dye definitely haven’t
been stagnant in running the business and we have
LOTS to announce and talk about. This whole edition
will be dedicated to new and improved products. Besides
all the new products and services, I think most of
our readers are keenly interested in the official
announcements of our annual sale (see page 3 for all
On a personal note, I recently returned from a weekend
golfing trip to Montreal and Mont Tremblant, Quebec.
It was a relaxing drive and the resort was beutiful.
We also stopped by our favorite "smoked meat"
shop in Montreal (Schwartz). The golfing and weather
were perfect on the trip and it made up for all the
overtime at work of late.
As some of our customers have noted, we’ve had
some staff changes at G&S Dye. Our north Toronto
customers will see my smiling mug at the Markham shop
on Wednesdays and Thursdays from now on. Taking care
of the Toronto store will now be Laura. She recently
graduated from OCAD in their textile program and is
a welcome addition with her hands on knowledge of
the products and enthusiasm. Her main roll will be
to improve the retail buying experience while I focus
more on the mail order, communications and production
side of the business.
We intend over the next year to increase fabric selections
along with new dyes & paints. Product quality
is my primary focus on the production and supply side.
Many improvements have already started to show in
the Procion H and MX lines and our newest formulation
of Liquid Colours is a success with better shelf life
(up to 3 years now) and much better flowing characteristics.
Even Pebeo has introduced a lot of new products to
their Setacolor line.Until our next newsletter!
ready-to-use version, they are ensuring higher quality and
better-finished results. This is much improved over diluting
your own Setacolor Transparent for this technique.
For those who don’t know, Sun Printing is an unique
technique where one paints the colours onto the fabric,
places leaves, branches and/or various objects onto the
fabric while it
out in the sun. While drying, the areas covered by the objects
will be imprinted onto the fabric.
These are sold in 110mL bottles in 16 colours for $6.50
each. We shall also be stocking 3 colour kits (in 4 different
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