MADE Laboratory, a Fort Worth, Texas-based apparel decorating development and education lab, has partnered with Matsui International Company, a Japan-based manufacturer of water-based screen printing inks.
According to the companies, the partnership will emphasize product and technical education and focus on the product lines available to screen printers in North America.
“MADE is excited to assist in bringing Matsui’s products to the forefront of the apparel decoration industry. We are looking forward to teaching and displaying how to use Matsui’s unique product lines,” says Tom Davenport, co-founder of MADE. “MADE resonates with their core values of dedication, innovation, balance, and passion for precision.”
MADE Lab and Matsui’s goals
The partnership is said to benefit the industry directly by making technical knowledge and instruction available to all who seek it while encouraging the mindset of sustainability for the future.
The partnership’s goal is to further increase innovation from both an industrial and artistic perspective, using real-world research and application to achieve a maximum, productive aesthetic.
Matsui and MADE say they will strive to grow a community that will shift the current frame of mind in the industry to one that will be passionate about sustainable breakthroughs.
“With over 90 years of experience making water-based solutions for the garment decorating industry, Matsui is looking to expand its reach in the screen printing industry and is the fastest-growing ink manufacturer that can provide eco-friendly solutions,” says Jesse Martinez, sales manager at Matsui. “Partnering with MADE will help us spread that message; to make that personal connection to printers through content and practical application.”