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ASI 60 "Special Edition" - NAMTA Trade Show Part 2

April 16, 2023 Jeff Morrow
ASI 60 "Special Edition" - NAMTA Trade Show Part 2
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ASI 60 "Special Edition" - NAMTA Trade Show Part 2
Apr 16, 2023
Jeff Morrow

We are on the trade show floor of the 2023 National Art Materials Trade Association convention. In this special Part 2 edition we talk to:

  • New Wave
  • The Airbrush Institute
  • Grex - Airbrush
  • Iwata - Airbrush
  • MCreativeJ - Embroidery Made Easy
  • Dixon
  • Dynasty Brushes
  • Pop Colors
  • Amodex - Stain removers

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We are on the trade show floor of the 2023 National Art Materials Trade Association convention. In this special Part 2 edition we talk to:

  • New Wave
  • The Airbrush Institute
  • Grex - Airbrush
  • Iwata - Airbrush
  • MCreativeJ - Embroidery Made Easy
  • Dixon
  • Dynasty Brushes
  • Pop Colors
  • Amodex - Stain removers

Take a listen to what is new in art and craft supplies for 2023!

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[00:00:00] Welcome back to Art Supply Insiders. My name is Jeff Morrow, and today we have a very special edition for you. We're on the floor of the 2023 National Art Materials Trade Association Convention called Creativation. We'll be talking to the vendors. We'll be bringing all the new products to you into the arts and crafts world.

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Now let's get to the good stuff. 

So I've just walked into a booth. They're old friends of ours, new wave fine art products. I'm talking with Kyle and I'm talking with Keith. How you guys doing? Great. Great. Doing well. [00:01:00] So, I know there's been some changes in the company. You've brought in some new products and stuff.

Tell us a little bit about what's new. And by the way, you guys will recognize Keith and Kyle from a podcast that we did last year, so this is gonna be kind of in addition to that. So what's new? Yeah. So I'll just provide a quick overview of the, uh, the business real quick, and then Keith can jump in with some.

Some of the new stuff. Good. But, uh, so, so New Wave art, we've been around for about 11 years. Yep. Um, we make New Wave artist pallets. So we're, we're basically the Bubba Gump shrimp of artist pallets from wood pallets to paper pallets to glass pallets. Yep. To, uh, plastic pallets. Gray, white, clear. If it's made, it's, it comes from you.

You got it. You got it. Um, we also, Ha have a, uh, have a line of outdoor painting gear called you Go Plain Air, which is the lightest, most compact painting gear on the market. Really, really fun product line. That's what I'm kinda seeing over here on the right. And yes, you guys can't see this, so you're gonna have to go to their website to see it.

So if people want to go and see this kind of stuff, where do they go? Uh, they can [00:02:00] go to NuWave, which is N E W W A V E A r Perfect. So, and I suggest you really do go see this stuff, because what I'm saying isn't doing it justice. It's, it's gorgeous stuff. Well, and then the, uh, the last aspect of the business is, uh, Masterson, uh, which is a new addition to our business.

Uh, it's a, it's a, it's a brand that's been around since 1973, and they're known for the, uh, the Masterson stay wet. Um, for those of you out there that don't know what a stay wet pallet is, tell them a little bit about what that is. So I'm gonna kick it off to Keith. Alright, so stay wet. Pallets, uh, are basically mainly for acrylic painters.

What you can use is a sponge system as well as a paper system that's, uh, designed specifically for masteron. And in essence, just imagine squeezing out those acrylic paints onto the piece of paper. Once you're done, you can close up the lid and in a couple weeks if you open that up, your paint's still gonna be wet.

So Really? Yes, yes, yes. It's a really cool [00:03:00] system. It's been around for about 30 years and uh, yeah, you can learn more at or and you've got videos and stuff like that, I'm assuming on your website or on social media. Yeah, we have a lot of videos on new wave Uh, we're gonna be working on really, New videos, I guess, on the Masterson Art website over the next couple months.

So stay tuned for that. But, uh, if we have a couple more minutes. Yes. Can I tell you about the wet panel carriers? Yes, please. What is this? All right, I'll be quick. So we just came out with these. This is under, uh, Yugo Plein Air. So it's a wet panel carrier for artists that need to transport their wet panels after.

You're painting outdoors or it can be used if you're going to and from class. There's two different sizes, a large size and a medium size, but between the two sizes, you can hold up to 14 different common panel sizes, anywhere from five by seven to 12 by 16. Uh, we made these, uh, basically like our, you go line, we made 'em with really good materials.

It's a, uh, dry bag material. On the [00:04:00] interior is an aluminum frame, and then we have, uh, uh, a track system on the inside, which, uh, gives you the ability to hold all those different size panels. But if you wanna learn more, check out new wave We have some great pictures up there and a lot of details.

And so you put in here, you put. Wet work. Yeah. So just imagine you go outside to paint and all of a sudden you're, at the end of the day, you're, you're, you have this wet panel, what do you do with it? And so these wet panel carriers give you the ability to safely put your panel inside these, uh, these transportable boxes.

And, uh, you know, you can get it home without, uh, turning your paintings into a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Well, I got it. This is absolutely brilliant. Thank you. And. Heard, you know, a lot of our people out there are always asking, well, I'm getting on an airplane and I just painted something. It's still kind of wet.

How do I, how do I carry that? And I'm assuming this will take care of that, right? Yes. Yep. The, uh, the [00:05:00] Yugo wet panel carrier. Does that with ease? Well, there's so much for you guys to see when you go to their website and say their website again. Uh, NuWave NuWave Kyle Keith, thank you very, very much.

I appreciate it greatly. Thanks Jeff. 

So now we're in the Airbrush Institute and we're talking with Bob and we're talking with Mary Ellen. Bob, Mary Ellen. How you doing? We're doing great. Thanks so much. Yeah. So we had an interview with. Earlier last year, and we talked about airbrushing 1 0 1. Can you tell us what you've got new now?

Yes. We came out with Airbrushing 1 0 2, which picks up where 1 0 1 left off. Um, Bob's gonna tell you about 1 0 1 very quickly. We have the 50 lessons that takes you through the bare basics of everything. In the beginning of our book, we have, uh, how to. Take an airbrush and break it down and be able to do any repairs and uh, setups.

And then we bring you right into working with, uh, dots, the bear Basics. And we go into dots, we go into line work, then we go into daggers, [00:06:00] the important dagger stroke, and then we move on into proper shading. Techniques and in textures. So the book just really walks you through how to do each and every one of those techniques, right?

Yes. And at the end of the book, we have four final projects that utilizes all the skills that you've learned in the front. And the neat thing about the. This book is that in the back we have work workbook pages that correspond with each and every lesson in the front. Okay, so that was, that was airbrushing 1 0 1.

I guess. It was so popular you came out with airbrushing 1 0 2. What's in the airbrushing 1 0 2? That's different. Well, it picks up where the other left off, and I'll let Maryanne explain that. Oh, uh, we didn't wanna leave anyone hanging because we wanted to continue the education. Uh, 1 0 2. Starts out with some art theory and we take those art theory lessons to, you know, composition, what makes a really good piece, and we sprinkle it throughout all of the, uh, exercises that are, there's 19 exercises and we start [00:07:00] off where the other one left off.

So we do a little bit of review and then we move into harder and harder pieces that you can do on different substrates, like, uh, t-shirt airbrushing, or if you're doing metal panel work. Things that are, uh, morph into the, the fine art end of it. So by the end of it, you're doing fine Art. I have to tell you, I, you know, I, I've always been interested in airbrushing.

I wouldn't even know where to start. And if you pick up one of these books and you follow the process from page to page, by the end of that first book, you're gonna pretty much know how to airbrush, right? Correct. Exactly. Okay, we start you off with the bare basics of knowing absolutely nothing about it, and we show you how to hold it and how, and what to look for, uh, how to debug any problems that might come along and get your working properly and takes you all the way through the process.

Well, Bob and Mary Ellen, thank you and, uh, give us your website. So if they want to find out more about. This, what's your website? Sure. We are at, uh, the airbrush and, uh, we just wanted to mention that we are endorsed by Iwata and [00:08:00] Grex. They're both the great, uh, airbrush companies. Uh, they recognize that there isn't any education out there for airbrushing and uh, that's why we're, we're flying high right now.

Well, you've done a great job and I know all of those air brushers out there are gonna absolutely. Both Airbrushing 1 0 1 and 1 0 2. Mary Ellen. Bob, thank you so much. Thank you for Thank you your time. 

So we just watched, walked up to the GREX booth grex, did I par, did I pronounce that correctly? Yes, that is correct.

And I'm talking with Bryant. How you doing today Bryant? I'm doing just fine. Thank you. So tell me a little bit about what GREX. This is what, what? Like, I'm seeing airbrushes. What, what, what's this all about? Okay. So Grex is a full line of Airbrushes. Uh, we're based in Monterey Park, California. We make a great product as well as, uh, maintain great customer service to our end users, uh, as well as our dealers.

So we are available in a variety of outlets across the country, both, uh, brick and mortar retail, as well as online. Oh, uh, you won't find us in the big box stores. We don't work with them. Uh, but we are in hobby [00:09:00] towns as well as, uh, Proprietors and um, uh, high-end airbrush retail establishments as well. So what is it that makes Grex different than all other airb brushes out there?

So Grex has taken the pistol grip design, which is very intuitive and easy to learn, uh, for anybody, whether they're six years old or an adult that wants to get into airbrushing or finds an application in which they need to learn airbrushing quickly. It's a premium. An A quality product, but also a very easy product to use.

We also make our traditional style air brushes, or some may refer to 'em as pen style, where you press down for air and back for paint. Whereas the pistol grip, it's, it's a two stage trigger. You pull back, you establish the air, a second stage kicks in, and that's progressive. The more you pull, the more paint.

If you want less paint flow for fine line work, you move in very closely to the surface of your canvas. Artwork, um, and applied just very slight amounts of that second stage, if you want broader strokes, so to speak, more trigger and further away so [00:10:00] you're not overs spraying too much or, or getting starbursts or anything like that.

Well, if our audience was here, they could see this product. It's a beautiful, beautiful product. And I see that you have an end cap here for retailers if they wanted to, uh, to bring this in. Yes, that's correct. So we've challenged ourselves with the question of how do we help retailers sell airbrushes?

Airbrushes are a high-end product. They can't just be out on display, out in the open. They risk being stolen. So retailers often will. Put them behind glass where people may or may not see 'em. Some customers don't want to interact with the, uh, established or the employees and whatnot, and so they won't ask the question.

No, look, they won't find, they'll walk out. Um, we want to bring the product outside of that. So we have a display that's very prominent, very tall. Uh, it's about nine feet tall with our sign on top, uh, with secure glass so that your, your inventory is protected for those little retailers. Well, it's a really nice looking.

But if, if, where do [00:11:00] our, our audience go if they want to see more about this product? Uh, so you can go to our Uh, we have two sides of the house. We have pneumatic tools and we have Airbus. Just click on the airbrush icon and that takes us, takes you right into our airbrush, uh, information, both product information as well as a dealer tab.

You can click find a dealer, just click on that, click your state, and then you'll find, um, brick and mortar establishments, also internet as well. And that's That's correct. Well, great. Uh, I gotta tell you, gang, you gotta go out there and see this product, go to their website because it is a beautiful product and it looks like that's something that, uh, beginners to professionals can use.

Absolutely. And again, we, uh, we take a lot of. Pride in our customer service, whether it's somebody reaching out to us asking what's the right airbrush for our application? We're gonna respond back to you probably asking questions of you, what it is you're trying to do and accomplish, and we will try to make that the best fit possible for you.

And what, what [00:12:00] color Green, I'm sorry, I jumped in that. What color green is, is that like a lime green that you have? We call it an apple green. We have a specific pantone color, but people love our, our marketing, they love the, the color of our airbrushes. And uh, it really stands out against the competition for sure.

But, uh, what I was gonna say real quick is the only dumb question is the one that's not asked Well, you got that one, right? You got that one right. Well, I gotta tell you, Brian, Thank you very much for the time. And again, go Correct? That's correct. Thanks a lot. Thank you. 

We are in the Iwata, Madea booth and iwata. Madea, if you, for those of you that don't know, is a really, really, Good, uh, airbrush line and, and we're talking with Adriannene. Did I say it right? That's right. Oh, hi. Well, thank you so much for chatting with us. So tell me a little bit about what Iwata does and who you are. Yeah. Iwata Madea is a distributor of the Airbrush is.

So we started as a professional airbrush line about 40 years ago. It's a [00:13:00] Japanese made airbrush that we started importing in 1982. And we've, over the years, grown the brand to expand into other art tool products. So we distribute, uh, art tool, which is a line of stencils. Uh, we have Madea, which is our, our line of.

And artist accessories and tools, and now we're expanding into soft wax pastels. As I know this is some interesting stuff you just said. Yeah. So I'm, I'm so used to, I wanna be an airbrush. You just said soft. Wax pastels. Yes, Iwata Madea is distributing boy crayons. Boy crayons are formulated and produced in Croatia, and they're sold in Europe, and we are the North American distributors now of Boy Crayons, soft wax, pastels Boya, B O Y A B B O Y A.

They're a unique, teardrop shaped crayon that's ergonomic. It lasts long. [00:14:00] It's very durable and it has different shapes and sizes and gradients along. Its kind of flat and teardrop shaped so it can produce different, uh, lines and shading based on which side of the crayon you use. So this is like the traditional crayon that I would use and I.

Coloring book. It's similar to a crayon that you'd use in a coloring book. Um, it's more, it's more rich pigments. It's a little, and it's a little softer wax or in terms of it's able to be put down there in huge saturation, uh, when you're using pressure. Wow. So, If our audience wants to see more of either the the Airbrushes or this Boya crayon mm-hmm.

Where do they go to? Well, for Iwata Airbrushes, you go to i If you're looking for boya crayons, it's boya So IU wata, let's spell it for our audience. Is I W A T [00:15:00] A? Yes. Yep. And then Hyphen. Hyphen. Madea is spelled M E d e A, and it's produced. Iwata, Madea.

Oh, Iwata. I said Iwata. Iwata. I am now corrected. And Boya is what, again? B o y a boya Wow. So you've got some really cool new stuff out there for everybody to see. So I really appreciate this time with talking with us. And, uh, all of you go out there and check out all these new things from Iwata made.

And Boya. And Adriannene. Thank you very much. Thank you so much, Jeff. 

So we just jumped into a really cool looking booth called M Creative J, and wow, this is one you're gonna really have to see to believe. So we'll be talking with Melissa. Melissa, how are you? I'm great. How are you? Doing Great. Tell me a little bit.

M Creative. J what? What is, what is it [00:16:00] all I'm saying here? So, M Creative J specializes in hand embroidery kits and patterns. We try to make it as approachable as possible, so anyone who wants to learn embroidery or advance their skills can have fun with it. Wow, so, so you sell them a complete kit, is that right?

Yes. Yeah. So we have a wide range of beginner, intermediate, and advanced kits that come with everything you need. So you go in to get a high quality. Fabric, full gains of thread, a transfer pattern, and then printed instructions that have lots of photos to walk you through, step by step and all the other good stuff, like a needle and backing materials and everything in there.

So I gotta tell you, people might be a little intimidated by doing this kind of thing cuz they see people out there that do some really. Pretty stuff. Is this really that easy for a beginner to do? It is. So all of our kits, like I said, have photos in there. So you will get a step by step of how to do the different stitches, where they go in the pattern, what color thread, how many strands that thread to use.

Um, and different kits come with a variety of stitches in there as well too. [00:17:00] So our beginner kits usually feature anywhere from two to five stitches and they really break it down. So you. Just dive on in and have fun. Really? Uh, are there videos of people doing this stuff too? So I do have a blog that has lots of, um, stitch videos and other projects and things like that.

So along with your kit you can, um, try other projects that way too. So if, if our audience wants to go out there and see this stuff, cuz obviously you guys can't see what I'm looking at and it's absolutely gorgeous. What is your website? It's m creative So that's M C R E A T I Yes, that's it.

And you're on all the social medias and stuff too? Oh, I am. You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, uh, TikTok, Twitter, all the good stuff. So I'm looking over here to the right on something a little bit different. That's not a kit. What is it that I'm looking at right here? So, along with our nature inspired kits, we have water soluble patterns called peel, stick, and stitch.

They're kind of like water soluble stickers. You just peel off the back, stick them on your [00:18:00] fabric, stitch over it. And when you're all done, that pattern washes away with warm. So it makes it really easy to transfer your design and you can put it on all sorts of fun, fabrics, clothes, really, whatever you want.

And I see you've also produced your own book? I do. So I have a book coming out in June that's published with Fox Chapel. Wow. Um, I gotta tell you guys, you really have to go to their website and that's MCreativeJ.Com And Melissa, thank you very much for, for meeting with us today. Well, thank you so much, Jeff.

We're in the, uh, Dixon Ticonderoga booth, and I'm talking with Andrew Daler andrew, how you doing today? I'm doing good, thanks. Doing good. Well, uh, obviously you've got just a small booth here. It's. Uh, this is a gorgeous booth. So tell us a little bit about what's new in your booth. Okay, so what we have today, which is new, is, uh, we have new watercolor paints and bras where, oh, where Jenna Rainy is actually, uh, obviously sponsoring this very well known, uh, for social media.

So we put together [00:19:00] there's colors, which she. A range of brushes. And also on the, we have videos where she's actually using these, uh, these two products and structural videos. So what it gives you is, um, everything you need to start doing watercolor projects. So we're kind of looking at a four brush set here called Heritage, right?

Yeah. Yep. And then you have in here the MaimeriBlu Uhhuh, which. Again, using the colors. And there's six colors here. And tell me the name of the artist again. It's Jenna Rainey. Jenna Rainey Rainey. Yeah. Yeah. And these are sets that Jenna actually put together and you guys distribute for her. Exactly.

Exactly. So you, you can, uh, you can go online and you can find them, uh, in, uh, in, in online platforms. They're going into the retailers. So this is, this is very new for the. So, uh, we're expecting, uh, great things. Uh, it's great things from this. Yeah. And so if somebody wanted to go to a website and see exactly what we're talking about, what, what website would they go to?

You would start [00:20:00] off with a Dixon, uh, website, so that'd be Yep. Yep. And then, uh, then it would, then it would lead you on to retailers who are, who are carrying it. Right? Cause you don't sell direct, you sell correct retailers. Yes. Yeah. But it's, uh, yeah, but it's this, this is the brand new item, uh, for the show.

Wow. And so in that mer blue, there are six different colors. Six different colors. Yeah. And there they're, they look very, almost pastel. I guess. It's, it's. Based on a floral, floral artwork. Oh, I see. See, so, so, so, so the shades are based, the greens, the reds, and again, you, you can, you can see on the video, um, when you look it up, those are the colors, obviously, which have co, which compliment the project.

Wow. Wow. So again, your website is Andrew, thank you very much for taking the time to talk with us. You're welcome. My pleasure. Thanks. 

 So I just dropped into a, a booth that I'm pretty familiar with, and we are, they're, they're old friends of ours. We've dropped [00:21:00] into the dynasty booth and man, are we fortunate to be able to talk to the owner?

We're talking with Greg Mink. Greg, how you doing today? I'm great. Thank you, Jeff. How about yourself? Doing great. So you've got a lot of product here. Kind of give our audience a little bit of an overview of who you are and what is it that you offer. FM Brush is a family owned company. My great-grandfather started it back in 1929, came over from Germany as an immigrant, worked for a brush company making lettering brushes.

What do you do today? What is the kind of, I mean, I see brushes. Over the place. Um, talk to me about your brushes that you put out there today. Well, it's funny because, uh, as you said, there are a lot of brushes around and, and when my great-grandfather started the company, we had one handle color black. We have 80 now.

Uh, he made, uh, uh, one length six inches, and we've got cosmetic brushes. Craft educational, 17,000 [00:22:00] different types of brushes, and we ship over a million a month. Wow. So with so much to look at, I'm sure you have a website that people can go to and look at all of these different brushes that you offer.

What's your website? Uh, dynasty, and you'll see all of our different brushes. We're very environ. Friendly. All of our handles are, uh, ASTMD4236. Uh, we're part of a reforestation program. We're, uh, cruelty free. We only use natural hair that's sanctioned by Fish and Game Wildlife. Wow. So we don't use any material where an animal will meet its demise with the sole purpose of making a brush.

From the early seventies, we've been working on synthetics, blending different types and shapes together to more imitate natural air, so that we're. Even further in the, in the Green Peter lifestyle. Yeah. So, so that's That's d y n A [00:23:00] s t Now many of you know that, uh, I come from the industry and had our own little business called the Brush Guys and I, I just have to bring this up.

One of the, our favorite brushes that we sold the most was black Gold. Black Gold was a huge seller. Can you talk just a little bit? Particular brush, black Gold is our flagship brush. We blend three different diameters together to more imitate natural hair once again. Uh, so the balance, the control, the material that we've selected, uh, works far better than other materials, uh, that we've seen on the, on the industry.

Uh, so it's. It's been a phenomenal, uh, seller for us. It's a good looking brush and the performance speaks for itself. It really does. And, and I gotta tell you, whether you are a crafter, whether you're a beginning artist, or whether you're a professional, the Black Gold line has a brush to fit all of those different markets, don't they?

Yes, they do. And in develop, And expanding on the Black Gold Program, we have a whole [00:24:00] line of specialty brushes that are really unique and specialized, uh, which will add texture and, and depth and creativity in a different level, uh, in your painting. So if you want to see more of all of these wonderful brushes, it's dynasty

Greg, thank you so much for talking with us today. Oh, my pleasure, Jeff. Thank you so much. All righty. Bye. 

Just dropped into a small booth called Pop Colors and Boys that look interesting. So I'm talking with David. David, how you doing today? Great. So tell me a little bit about who or what is pop colors?

Yeah, so we're our, uh, based outta Charlotte in, uh, in North Carolina. And, uh, what we make are cus. Some themed colored pencil sets and coloring page kits. And, uh, and every set has a, uh, kind of unique theme. Uh, we're actually releasing this artist series for the, for the NATA show here, but we do kids and pop color TV shows, um, you know, music, uh, anything that.

[00:25:00] Kind of, you know, somebody would have, uh, an interest in. We make really fun colored pencils, uh, for those. And every, every color has a, uh, a unique name stamped on it that's related to whatever the theme is. So how many colors do you have? Um, yeah, we have about 30 different SKUs. Okay. Um, so if you're interested in something, it's likely that we have, uh, something for you.

Uh, it makes a great gift. That's kind of the idea. It's a very kind of giftable impulse purchase. Yeah. So as I'm looking here, you. Picasso, van Gogh, Monet. And so it looks like you've got a pre-printed page and then the pencils that go with it. Yep, that's right. Um, yeah, so all those packs come with, uh, 10 high quality card stock coloring pages that are kind of meant to.

Have you color in and, uh, and then be able to frame and, and showcase your artwork. So I know you can't really see in the podcast, but No, uh, we have a couple frame pieces that Tony, my business partner, um, colored in with the kits. Uh, we with the artist series specifically, we use a really unique, [00:26:00] uh, gray scale format coloring page, which allows you to get as.

Simple as you want. Uh, so like a five year old could do it. Um, but also advanced, uh, for other kind of, you know, more artistic folks that want to be, you know, uh, have, uh, more blending and shading. That's, uh, that you don't see the lines of the coloring page. Oh, yeah. I mean, I'm looking at these finished pieces and they almost look like replicas of the original art.

Yeah. I mean, I couldn't do it. The Tony's got a, you know, really, really, uh, skillful, uh, with, with, uh, color pencils. But that just goes to show, you know, what you can do. And we've done a couple of them at the show, uh, that we're doing time lapses on that you can, you'll be able to find on our Facebook page.

So if, if, if our audience wants to see more about this, do you have a website that they could go to? Yeah, it's just that pop with an S at the. Um, so that's P O p C o l o r That's right. Yeah. And we're on Amazon and, uh, yeah, if you, if you wanna find [00:27:00] us, we're pretty easy to find. If you look up pop colors, colored pencils.

Well, if, if you like to use colored pencils and you like to have a little bit of direction so that when you've finished with whatever you're doing, it looks. Polished piece. You really have to take a look at pop colors because what I'm seeing here in this booth is spectacular. So again, go to pop

Yeah, and I would say one last 

 thing is that if you have, you know, a family member or friend that loves, you know, stranger Things or Ted lasso or fairy tales, or whatever that theme might be, um, it. Is a great gift, uh, for those folks. If you want something unique. Wow. There's no doubt that this is absolutely unique, which is the reason why we stopped by.

David, thank you very much for the time. My pleasure. Appreciate it. Talk to you soon. 

So we just stopped into the amedox booth, and amedox is a company that many of you'll recall that we chatted with early in last year. And today we're talking with Alex and we're talking with Beverly and. Thanks [00:28:00] for letting us chat with you again.

Yeah, sure. Jeff. It's great to be here again. It's not good to see you. Well, thanks. So I know you've got some new things. Um, tell us a little bit about what's new. Okay, well, just to give people a quick background, uh, if they don't know what AMEDOX is, we are the only SOAP formula stain remover in the world.

And, uh, the other distinction is that we are the only stain remover that works on both oil-based and dye. Stains. So for people in the arts and crafts world, it's really important for removing stains like, uh, your acrylic paints, your dyes, your inks, uh, your markers, all the, all the ne the people who are quilters, the stains that get on the quilts.

And the cool thing about the product is it will take out the stain, but it won't remove the color of the garment or the fabric. Wow. And in Sharpie too, right? Mm-hmm. Absolutely. We're the only consumer. That they recommend for stains caused by their products. And so we've been a, uh, we've been, uh, had a nice little partnership with them over [00:29:00] the, over the years.

And, uh, as a matter of fact, we do have a product that's almost sharpie sized that we came out with in the last year. That's our traveler. So in the past we have a larger bottle of Amex. Primarily it's the type of product that you would keep in your laundry room. We have a. Bottle, which has been our best seller.

And now we have a more of a to-go item. And this one includes a brush in it. So it's a self-enclosed item. The brush applicator for women. Uh, you, I would describe it like a mascara packaging. So when you unscrew the cap, the amodex is on the brush. You can use it on your fingers when they full of, uh, dyes, or you can use it on your fabric.

And a lot of artists like to keep it in their art kit. Uh, so very easy, uh, to take on the. So I just saw somebody walk in. I, I don't think they were a smurf, but, but they had blue hands. Mm-hmm. Yes. And I was watching you guys and all of that. What is normally permanent ink? Mm-hmm. Was coming right off. Yes.

[00:30:00] Originally amodex was formulated for use on skin. So being able to u work on a variety of dyes and inks has been one of our bread and butter stains for a long time. So we are inviting anybody at the show to come over with their inky hands, cuz. Job is to get you clean. And right now I think she has one hand that looks normal and the other hand is still getting worked on.

Uh, but it is, it's doing its job and we're going through a lot of paper towels, getting her back to normal. So for all of you out there who deal with stains, we wanna give you a a few quick hints. One, when it comes to stains, don't run to the bathroom right away and try to treat it because sometimes you can set it two.

If you're dealing with ink, don't use acetone or alcohol cuz you can set it. Three. You do not have to treat the stain right away as long as you have amodex . It will even take out sharpie that's been there a month if it has does, hasn't been pretreated. You also can use it on, uh, garments that are non washables.

Your wools, your silks, your cashmeres, and you don't [00:31:00] have to worry about the fabric. It won't hurt it. It's a, it's a remarkable product. And if you can just remember all these. You'll be successful in removing those stains, so I'm sure you've got a website. Give us their website again. Sure. Absolutely. You can find us online at most of the social media pages, but if you're looking for a website,, and that's A M O D E X

Okay. That's Alex Beverly, thank you very much for your time today. Great to see you again. Absolutely, 

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