In such a competitive market, advertising specialty distributors, decorators and suppliers need the skills to out-think, outperform and out-service the competition. That’s why the ASI Certification Program is such a great investment in yourself and your career. All of ASI’s live and online courses are specifically designed to help advertising specialty professionals continue their professional development and grow their businesses.
The ASI Certification Program is free for all ASI members. ASI University offers over 300 online courses, and your online Transcript tracks the points you earn in ASI University, at live ASI events, and on Stahls’ TV. On Stahls’ TV, you have access to 70 ASI certified videos to help you expand your business and earn your certification. To watch the ASI certified videos on Stahls’ TV, click on the videos below or look for the ASI logo on the video page. Each month, your online Transcript will be updated with the videos you watched here on Stahls’ TV.
The BASI (Bachelor of Advertising Specialty Information) certification requires 75 points, and the MASI (Master) requires 175 points. Once you earn the number of points required, you just have to pass the free online BASI or MASI Final Exam.
The advertising specialty institute (ASI®) serves a network of 25,000 suppliers, distributors and decorators in the $22 billion promotional products industry. ASI’s flagship product, the technology platform ESP®, manages the industry’s entire supply and marketing chain. ASI also produces award-winning digital and print content, live events and educational programs that enable companies in 61 countries to be more efficient, productive and profitable. ASI’s Counselor magazine provides the most authoritative business content in the industry, and the ASI Certification Program features 500+ live and online education courses for over 40,000 professionals. The company, family owned and operated since 1962, is proud to have been consistently ranked among the “Best Places to Work” in Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA. For more info: www.asicentral.com.
Mouse pads are an office accessory that everyone has, but not everyone has customized. A customized mouse pad could mean having a great promotional product for your office, or a personalized item that can showcase your interests. In this video, Stahls' TV educator Andy Curtiss of Transfer Express will show decorators just how easy it is to customize a mouse pad.
Want to add a little bling to your decorated apparel? Using Rhinestone transfers is one of the quickest and easiest way to creating an eye-catching design that your customers are sure to enjoy. In this video, Stahls' TV educator Andy Curtiss of Transfer Express will demonstrate just how simple it is by creating a mixed media look.
Tie-dye shirts are a great garment to add a splash of color to any design. However, they can be difficult for decorators to find designs that don't clash with the pattern. In this video, Stahls' TV Educator Andy Curtiss of Transfer Express teaches decorators how to perfectly customize these retro shirts.
The Rip-Away Applique process is not only a creative way to get various finishes, such as glitter and reflective, onto garments, but it is also extremely profitable when compared to direct embroidery. In this video, learn more about the process and benefits of rip-away applique.
If you own an embroidery machine, and you're not currently decorating with applique, now is the time! In this video, Stahls' TV educator Mark Merola discusses the time and money saved in applique by demonstrating a unique, distressed application in under 5 minutes.
When garment decorators think of the applique process, many are turned away by the idea that they will have to perfectly line up the letters onto to placement stitch. However, thanks to the rip away applique process, it is no longer a guessing game. In this video, Stahls' TV educator, Mark Merola, demonstrates this process with CAD-CUT® Flock.
Did you know that CAD-CUT® Glitter Flake™ is a polyester based material, meaning that it is the perfect candidate for sublimation? Bling up your look by sublimating directly onto CAD-CUT® Glitter Flake™ for full-color looks that are sure to wow your customers. In this video, Stahls' TV educator Courtney Kubitza demonstrates this process.
If you’re looking to increase your profit with equipment you already own, learn some of the many things that you can do with your laser cutter, or why you should invest in one. Whether you are looking to cut films or twills, or if you wanted to etch those same twills and films, this classroom with Stahls' TV educator Josh Ellsworth will give the knowledge you need, including what materials you can use with your laser cutter and why.
Are you currently offering embroidery? In this video, Stahls' TV educator Courtney Kubitza will show you all the best features of Any Word, Any Way and all the combinations available. From the design, to the material selection, to the actual sewing of the design, see just how quick, easy, and profitable offering Any Word, Any Way can be.
Want to add unique finishes and media looks that help your designs stand out? Mixing and matching full color logos with special effects create a very distinct and hot selling look. In this video, Stahls' TV educator Courtney Kubitza shows decorators how to combine a print/cut digital transfer with Cad-Cut Glitter Flake.
When cutting heat transfer materials, it is essential to have a sharp blade. Otherwise, you will become frustrated when the material doesn't cut or weed as you had hoped. In this video, Stahls' TV educator, Courtney Kubitza, shares tips on how to get an accurate a precise cut when working with heat transfer materials.
If you're in the team and league business, the goal is to bring low-cost, high-quality solutions to your customers. In this video, using a mix of pre-cut letters and numbers and cutting your own heat transfer material, Stahls' TV educator Courtney Kubitza shows decorators how to cut the cost of team uniforms.
Sports jerseys are a consistent source of business for apparel decorators. In this live classroom, Stahls' TV Educator Bob Robinson shows apparel decorators how to decorate sports jerseys, including tips on how to design, layout and apply names and numbers on various sports jerseys and how to avoid common decorating mistakes.
Want to learn how to eliminate dreaded scorch marks on performance wear? These marks left on performance wear are easy to avoid with the right tools and materials. In this live event, Courtney Kubitza walks you through another top performance challenge, scorch marks, and how to overcome it.
Offering printed over-sized shirts is a great way to maximize profits in your decorated apparel business. In this video, Stahls' TV Educator Jenna Sackett shows decorators how to heat press over-sized shirts using pre-cut heat transfer letters of popular Stahls' products such as CAD-CUT® Thermo-FILM®, CAD-CUT® Glitter Flake™, and SimStitch®.
Screen printed transfers are the fastest and easiest way to get that desired screen printed look without the mess. In this live classroom from the Open House event, Stahls' TV educator Dan Kane of Transfer Express shows decorators how they can use screen printed transfers to supplement their business.
Hoodies are one of the most popular apparel items in sports, high schools, and youth, but a lot of decorators limit themselves by only printing on the front. In this video, featured educator Andy Curtiss of Transfer Express shows decorators what other possibilities there are when it comes to decorating this staple garment.
If you're looking to decorate apparel with logos, you'll want to recreate the design in high-detail. In this video, Stahls' TV educator Josh Ellsworth will show you the digital decoration technologies that are available to you for the best results.
Have your garments ever fall victim to dye-migration? In this live classroom, Stahls' TV educator Courtney Kubitza will show you what causes dye migration and what solutions are available to overcome this common problem in performance wear.
One of the hottest heat printing trends is personalized hair bows! But have you ever thought of designing them with sublimation? In this live Stahls' TV Class, Jenna Sackett will show how to print beautiful sublimated bows and give you real world costs and prices for this profitable niche item.
If you own an embroidery business, don't limit yourself to just one machine! In this video featured educator Dane Kane of Transfer Express will teach you how to grow your business exponentially by just adding in the heat press to your apparel decorating toolkit.
Performance wear is one of the hottest trends in the sportswear industry. In this video, featured educator Andy Curtiss of Transfer Express, will show you just how easy it is to heat press performance wear for the best results.
When selling to schools, it is important to consider the diverse range of groups in the school other than the sports market. In this video, featured educator Andy Curtiss of Transfer Express, will show you three other markets that you could be selling to in order to grow your sales and business.
If you have four seconds to spare, then you have time to print the perfect name and number combination with screen printed transfers! In this video, featured educator Andy Curtiss goes over just how easy it can be to create a perfect customized jersey in seconds.