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Our Mission

We are here to make your direct to garment and embroidery experience a positive one and of course profitable!

Since the early days, we have been dedicated to providing quality equipment coupled with excellent customer service. We’ve carried this time tested credo into what has blossomed into our present company, Stitch City Industries.  Working with us, you’ll find we’ve experienced almost every facet surrounding the business of direct to garment printing & embroidery. Knowledge, guidance, integrity –  we will happily share the do’s and don’ts, as our loyal customers can attest.

Our Solutions

If you’re ready for this exciting, profitable business, we’re ready to help you share the success!

Discover the vast array of garment printing and embroidery equipment related services we offer:

  • sell Brother GT Series Direct Printers
  • offer training on new equipment
  • sell new embroidery machines / editing & digitizing software
  • consulting / training / production floor layout & production management1
  • repossessions / remarketing

Yeah, we can do it!!

With over 25+ years of industry experience.

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Stitch City Industries / GarmentPrinter.com

Fernando Padilla

Fernando Padilla

Founder & President

After more than 22 years in the garment manufacturing & embroidery equipment industry, Fernando Padilla and Stitch City Industries have been recognized as a global innovator and leader in his field.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from ITT Technical Institute of Technology in 1988 & continued on to Cal State Fullerton.  Fernando held key positions with Barudan America in Greensboro NC, Tajima West in Los Angeles CA & Hirsch International in Hauppauge NY – all embroidery equipment manufacturers and distributors.

1999 when the North American FreeTrade Act changed the manufacturing landscape in the USA, Fernando formed Stitch City Industries, an international export company of preowned embroidery machines. Shortly thereafter he cemented a distribution relationship with Brother International, a global presence of sewing and embroidery equipment.

In 2005 Brother International unveiled direct to garment printers, a new exciting t-shirt printing platform. Padilla recognized the new emerging “Print On Demand” manufacturing environment & used his years of technology expertise to his advantage with this creative technology.

“Printing onto t-shirts is a given with these new printers” commented Padilla. “We needed to differentiate ourselves by thinking beyond this simple substrate and began the sketching, tweaking and long hours of development”.

As a result Padilla is now recognized as an innovator of garment printing technology by expanding the capabilities. His patented inventions include footwear, headwear, mammoth and numerous other applications for the Brother Garment GT782 and GT541 printers – all industry firsts!


 

Meet The Team

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Walter Price

Sales Manager

Walter Price has over 25 years of extensive experience in the garment printing and embroidery industries and has been Sales Manager at Stitch City since 2008. At Stitch City, Walter heads a close and talented team of sales professionals who market and sell these technologies and business packages. Walter and Stitch City owner, Fernando Padilla, are innovators in the garment printing business, creating profitable and unique solutions for customer’s business.

Walter can be reached at 805-991-1947
wprice@garmentprinter.com

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Patti Thomson

Sales & Customer Support

Patti Thomson brings over 28 years experience in the decorated apparel industry, specializing in embroidery software and machines, online stores and direct-to-garment printing. With her main focus in sales and customer support, she is very hands on and enjoys developing new applications and techniques. Together with the Stitch City/garmentprinter.com team, Patti helps new start-up businesses as well as high volume decorators to achieve their successes.

To reach Patti, please call 323-379-4384
patti@garmentprinter.com

 

Edmond Rhim

Edmond Rhim

Engineering

With over 30 years of experience with electro-mechanical engineering, Edmond worked at IBM, Sony & Mita.  He also has over 20 years of experience in the embroidery & printing industry,  factory automation, as well as electronic circuit board design & repair technology.  Edmond’s goal is to help convert life’s needs, making them easier via electronics and mechanical engineering.   Edmond is the source for endless creative engineering idea development here at GP.

To reach Edmond, please call 844.647.9504
edmondr@garmentprinter.com

 


 

Arnold Gil

Arnold Gil

Sales

An avid Dodger fan, Arnold graduated in 1989 from Whittier College with a BA in business administration.  He worked in the banking industry as operations manager for Lincoln Savings, Washington Mutual & Chase.  Customer service oriented, Arnold also worked as help desk manger for the View Sonic Corporation, Inc.  & has been an independent computer consultant for 3 years.  He is a Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) who can demonstrate technical & customer service skills in troubleshooting hardware & software operation issues in Microsoft Windows environments.  Arnold is also a Brother Cerified Technician.

To reach Arnold, please call 844.647.9504
agil@garmentprinter.com

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Liliana Zamora

Sales & Customer Support

Bio & Picture Coming Soon!

To reach Lili, please call 844.647.9504
liliana@stitchcity.com

 

Destiny Isenberg

Marketing

Bio & Picture Coming Soon!

To reach Desi, please call 844.647.9504
desi@garmentprinter.com

 

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