Pantograms™ Joins Forces with ColDesi to Expand Custom Apparel Industry

Jun 23, 2017 | News

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ColDesi has 60+ employees with offices in Tampa and New Jersey

TAMPA, FLORIDA, 6/23/2017 – Two leaders in apparel decorating equipment today announced ongoing plans to merge their organizations.

ColDesi, Inc. was started over 19 years ago by Scott Colman and exploded to the top of the commercial embroidery market before moving on to pioneer direct to garment printing and commercial rhinestone machines in the US.

Since it’s inception ColDesi has also established industry-leading online training, advanced technical support, and service and brought several more new products to the market.

“Our goal is to have the absolute best training and support system available anywhere in ANY industry.” Said Scott Colman, when asked what makes ColDesi different.  “And our measure of success in this area will not stop or be compared to any industry standard; it will be infinite.” He said.

Management of both companies recently hosted a Facebook Live event to announce the good news to Pantograms customers and answer questions live. See below:




The Pantograms™ brand, founded 48 years ago by John Colman, has a distinguished reputation of selling single-head embroidery machines and digitizing software.  In recent years the company developed the Digital HeatFX™ brand of custom heat transfer systems, becoming the #1 distributor for the popular OKI brand of white toner printers.


More about the ColDesi Brands

ColDesi also sells and supports the highly successful DTG™ brand of printers.  In that line, they carry both the M2 model machine (capable of printing up two full-size fronts at once), and the new M6 machine which can print up to 12 small shirt fronts at a time.

2015 saw the most successful product launch in ColDesi history with the release of the Avancé line of commercial embroidery machines. The popular Avancé 1501C and the multi-head 1504 and 1506C have been staples of the embroidery industry ever since.

Bling has been a part of the ColDesi product line for more than a decade and includes the CAMS brand of rhinestone setting machines, and it’s own ProSpangle and SpangleElite threadless sequin transfer systems.

Colman and Company was started as the supply arm of ColDesi but has grown dramatically over recent years. The company has successfully developed market-leading products such as the Colman “Patch-Kit,” and the “BrushnBake” rhinestone system.

Compress LED UV Printers is the company’s latest product launch. This flatbed LED UV printer line occupies a unique place in the market because of its small foot printer, but large bed size. The Compress will print on up to 44.75” x 29.5” at a stunning depth of 11.75”.

The merger of the two brands is ongoing and is expected to bring multiple advantages to each customer served.  Bryan Hall, the Client Support Manager for the ColDesi brands, said he expects customers to benefit from “New faces with new ideas, more combined experience, access to additional equipment & education, and an increase in efficiency & synergy.”

The combining of these successful custom apparel equipment brands under one company name makes ColDesi the widest ranging consolidation of talent and resources in the industry.  The group represents a one-stop source for business owners who are want to start or expand in the custom decorated apparel industry.


More About the ColDesi Group

ColDesi has helped over 20,000 clients reach their goals of owning their own business or expanding into other markets.  They enjoy a 4.94-star rating from customers with over 450 reviewers reporting in. The ColDesi group is a privately held family-owned set of brands and companies with 60+ employees, and offices in Tampa and New Jersey.

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