The Sani 3200 compact, automatic slat cutting and punching machine from Cooper Fabricator Components, Sturgis, MI, actually punches and lifts slats at the same station. This is the next generation of aluminum blind slat machines available today.
Soft, Translucent Verticals
PremierLine[TM] vertical blinds from LouverDrape®, High Point, NC, come in more than 500 styles of fabric and vinyl to beautifully dress windows. Freehang louvers allow vertical blinds to maintain the softness and translucence of traditional draperies while providing all the benefits and energy-efficiency of vinyl. Available in two designs: Perspectives® open a room's interiors with patterns and sculpted curves, Vinyl Mist[TM] vanes are perforated with tiny holes that maintain the view even when the blinds are closed.
Retailer Price, Info Guides
The Blind Maker, Austin, TX, first published The Guide in 1988 after recognizing the need for a simple pricing index. In addition, The Blind Maker also publishes Smart Choices, a consumer piece that provides product information that can be ordered with a dealer's custom imprint, and a true-price list that allows dealers to cut through discounts and provide customers with a fair selling price on products. A copy of all three publications is available at no cost to window coverings professionals.
Roman Shades Redefined
Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Broomfield, CO, has redefined the Roman shade with Vignette[TM] window shadings. Featuring layers of gently contoured fabric folds, Vignette rolls up into a sleek, color-coordinated headrail with the action of a single cord loop. Originally available in 15 neutral and soft-toned colors, the shading now comes with an additional palette of 15 mid- and deep-tone colors from Fragrant Taupe to Citrus Gold.
Feature-loaded Wood Blinds
Premiere two-inch wood blinds from Premiere Wood Blind Mfg., Inc., Tucker, GA, are economically priced and loaded with features including crash-proof cord locks for safety and a magnetic valance. The returns are attached with Jet-Weld adhesive for a permanent and tight fit. These features are combined with high quality standards and a wide variety of colors.
Easy, Expandable Rods
Richview Window Coverings, City of Industry, CA, introduces the EZ Decorator Curtain Rod System of expandable rods that adjust from 28 to a maximum of 120 inches. The rods feature a designer cast iron finish in today's hottest styles and are available with holdback arms and two-inch rings with snaps for an instant designer look with any fabric.
Colorful, Tasteful Wood Poles
The Viking Collection from A. Svensson, Eden Prairie, MN, is the newest of its wood pole series. The poles combine tasteful styling with the latest colors including ochra-yellow, terra cotta red, rustic blue and fir green, all in unvarnished finishes. Mahogany and natural woods have varnished finishes. The rods are available in 54-, 62-, 70-, 78- and 86-inch lengths.
Versatile, Bendable Track System
The KS System offered by Forest Group USA, Inc., Acworth, GA, is a slimline aluminum powder-coated track system for commercial and residential use. The system is easy to bend for wall and ceiling mounting making this complete, versatile system suitable for almost all existing pleat systems.
Traversing Wood Rods Offered
Hamilton Design Inc., South Orleans, MA, offers wood traverse rods. Hard, clear wood pulley or baton drawn options are available. Finials, brackets and track come all assembled for 1 3/8- or two-inch rods.
Coordinated Pleated Shades
The Nordic Light pleated shade program from Turnils USA, Duluth, GA, is offered in 56 colors in six patterns. Color-coordinated rails and components also are available along with honeycomb single-cellular product in
Light-filtering Fabric Weave
Eli Custom Window Treatment, Long Island City, NY, introduces a new natural light-filtering weave fabric available in roller shade and soft Roman shade applications. Oriel is manufactured in the United States and is offered in five natural colors. Brochure and samples available.
Washable Tapes, Fabrics
For its machine washable fabrics, ADO, Spartanburg, SC, produces machine washable drapery tapes in a variety of styles and widths including pleat, plain rod pocket and decorative lacy ring tape. All styles come in convenient 100-yard rolls.
Portable Dry Cleaning Machine
On-Site Drapery Cleaning, Hayden Lake, ID, introduces its patented and portable dry cleaning machine that safely cleans fabric verticals and all drapery fabrics without removing them from the window. A guarantee against shrinkage or damage is offered.
Factory-direct Wood Blinds
Custom wood blinds from Blind Busters Inc., Dallas, TX, are available in eight popular decorator colors and combine brand quality with unbeatable prices. Factory-direct source for top quality generic hard window coverings including wood and
aluminum blinds, plus
honeycomb cellular shades.
Safe, Durable Shutters
Polyresin3® shutters from Bombay Shutters, Inc., Winter Garden, FL, are durable and maintenance free, water proof, environmentally friendly and provide self-extinguishing fire safety characteristics. They are simple to install and are available with permanent finishes and a patented tilt bar locking mechanism.
Appealing Wood Hardware
The Woodland Collection from Newell Window Furnishings, Freeport, IL, is a new assortment of wood poles, brackets and finials available in 77 SKUs in a variety of finishes including natural, warm oak, cherry and white. Both 1 3/8- and 1/2-inch sizes are available. Wood poles are offered in four-, six- and eight-foot lengths.
Fabric for the Next Century
Momentum Toward the Millennium from Carole Fabrics, Augusta, GA, consists of 11 books and two unique programs. Shown are some of the designs in the exclusive Sheer Imagery program. This imported collection features laces, burn-outs, prints, textures, embroideries, designer hems and high-fashion metallics in a choice of 33 patterns, 79 colors and three fabric types.
American Style Revisited
Spanning more than a century of favorite styles in American decoration, the Classic Revival collection from Sunworthy Wallcoverings, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, is very much a book for the 1990s. Six major style developments are included: Arts & Crafts, Victorian, The Classics, Colonial Revival, The Jazz Age and Suburban Modern. There are 82 sidewalls and 47 borders in this collection of pre-pasted, strippable and scrubbable vinyl-coated wall coverings.
Rodless Tabletop Measuring
The RTL tabletop inspection and measuring machine from Morgan Mfg. & Engineering Co., Inc., Jeffersonville, IN, features a rodless design that is superior to the rod-through-the-center type of machines. The rear power cradle act as a slave to the front cradles. The operator can adjust the rear drive to get the tension required on the bolt of fabric. The drives are variable speed and include electronic controls.
Custom Shades, Valances
Tired of no-profit verticals and pleated shades? Custom shades and valances from J. Gimbel, Woodhaven, NY, can be mounted on spring rollers or chain-controlled rollers. J. Gimbel offers one of the largest varieties of custom shades in the industry from blackout to translucent.
Turned Wood Accessories
Moot Wood Turnings, Inc., Northfield Falls, VT, introduces its line of decorative wood shade pulls in various styles and colors. The pulls are sold in bulk or packaged for direct sales. Also available are curtain rods, finials and many other wood products including furniture components and hardware handles.
Vertical Blind Hardware
Mel Metals, Cleveland, OH, offers a large inventory of vertical blind hardware direct from its factory. All items are made in America. Custom dies and stamping also are offered.