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Counterfeit Mobile Accessories Increasing in Number

Jakarta, Indonesia – The government of Indonesia has admitted to have loopholes in its security. The demographic location of the country makes it hard for the authority to seal and guard more than 17,000 islands from fraudsters who are illegally transporting fake products in and out of the country. Counterfeit medicines, illegal drugs and gadgets have the highest number of fakes. The latter of which have been too dominant and mainstream that it can be found in the streets of the suburbs of the capital, lined side by side on the pavement, with policemen seemingly oblivious of the haggle of the vendors and passersby. It has already been an accepted fact in the country to have those kinds of products scattered around and the authorities neither tolerate nor discourage the people anymore.

Warnings continue to be carried on, though, by international organizations. Along with legitimate manufacturing companies, raids are being operated and thousands of fraudsters have been caught red handed.

The Peterson Group, a Taiwan-based company which distribute mobile phone accessories and laptop accessories across Asia noted that the international commerce sector has tightened their licensing programs and inspection process to carry out more operations and jail few more thousands fraudsters.

In Singapore, two men were arrested last August 21 for their suspected involvement in the wholesale distribution of counterfeit mobile phone accessories. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested men aged 24 and 53 who refused to give their names in the media. In total, about 76,200 pieces of trademark-infringing accessories such as phone casings, batteries, power banks, screen protectors, headphones, Bluetooth receivers, speakers and power adapters – with an estimated street value of about S$941,000 – were seized.

The authorities are considering taking serious views on intellectual property rights for the infringement and will not hesitate in punishing the two if found guilty. The problem though is that both of them do not want to divulge the other members of their party who deal with them in selling counterfeited accessories. Investigations are still ongoing.

A key way of ensuring safety and quality is to only buy mobile phone accessories from a registered manufacturer and trusted retailer and having confidence that those accessories are genuine and have been tested to ensure they are safe for users, which includes testing to ensure they meet national and international standards.

Consumers are advised to be more cautious of buying these products as it can be harmful and dangerous after few times of usage.

3 Must-Know Tips on Screen Printing Apparel Online on a Budget

Planning on marketing your brand, build recognition for your organization or small business, and raise some money at the same time at your next corporate event? Screen printed tee are a great way to build hype towards you company! Whether you’re planning on selling shirts with your logo at your next big event or give them away to employees or participators, there are a few factors you need to consider when choosing the perfect shirt: make sure you choose the perfect apparel, pick the right design and make sure you can produce them at a low cost. Here are some helpful tips to help guide you through the process:

PICKING THE PERFECT SHIRT —
Picking a simple blank shirt should not’t be so hard, right? There are just so many factors to take in when deicing which shirt you want to go such as: What brand is best, which color, and how much per shirt.

When it comes to choosing brands, here are some options depending on your choice of material and pricing:
For Free Giveaway Tees:
• Tulex
• Gildan
• Jerzees
For Selling but Don’t Want to Splurge:
• Anvil
• Fruit of the Loom
• Hanes
For Premium High-Quality Shirts:
• American Apparel
• Bella + Canvas
• District or District Made

When choosing a color for your blank shirt, it’s best to choose a light color for printing purposes (or for those on a budget). Light colored apparel is much cheaper to print on and most inks will be visible on the garment. Whereas if you choose to go with blank, navy or any other dark color, you need to first lay down a white base in order for the color of the ink to show up against the background. The additional layer will raise the cost of screen printing, as well as add more thickness to your printed design.

The most important factor many consider when choosing the right blank tee is the price. Usually blank apparel wholesaler or online retailers will price their blank apparel at various prices depending on how many you want to purchase. Most retailers will give customers a bulk discount if they choose to purchase more than 100+. If you’re planning on purchasing in blank, a NyFifth offers wholesale prices for their blank apparel, and sometimes the price may be lower than wholesale!

CREATE A DESIGN —
The one thing you need to keep in mind when creating a design to be screen printed onto blank apparel are how many colors are going to be used. If you’re on a budget, it’s best if you stick with a simple design that requires no more than 2 colors. When screen printing, price is based on the amount of colors you need to print. A new screen is created for each color – so the price will start to rise once you’ve got more than 3+ colors. Also, the more colors screen printed onto the shirt, the more heavy the design will be and feel.

TIP: Incorporate the color of your shirt into your artwork to make use of negative space + save money!

CHOOSING THE BEST SCREEN PRINTER ONLINE —
Always make sure you’re getting the best price possible by doing a little research online before advancing. To keep things organized, it would be best if you can find a company that does both screen printing and can provide blank apparel at a low cost! Some great website that does both these things (as well as does embroidery) are NyFifth, 4imprint, and ApparelnBags! They offer hundreds of blank apparel from various top brands at wholesale prices! Plus, they offer their imprinting services at low competitive prices, provide fast turn-around, and offer bulk discounts.