Neck Gaiters

100%Made in America.

Established in 2015

Established in 2015 in Los Angeles, Dotted Line Manufacturing began as a company creating athletic apparel. Made proudly in America, and utilizing the special technique of dye sublimation printing, there were little limitations on creativity. Over time, the founder, Jon Dadon, decided to meld his passion for the outdoors with his past experience in the fashion industry, and moved Dotted Line in a new direction. Using high quality fabrics, Neck Gaiters took center stage in 2019 servicing the construction, trucking, and logistics industries. Eager to quell the spread of the COVID-19 virus, our Neck Gaiters are now being used as Personal Protection Equipment across all industries.

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INDUSTRIAL
GRADE QUALITY

What is sublimation?
Sublimation is a unique printing process that results in the transfer of a print, directly into the fibers of polyester fabric. The process has several steps and begins with printing the image on transfer paper using a sublimation printer and sublimation ink. Once the paper is printed, it is placed on the fabric, and through pressure and heat (about 400+ degrees F), transferred into the polyester fabric.

The heat causes the fabric fibers soften up (since polyester is essentially a plastic fabric), and also causes the ink to transform from a solid to a gas (sublimation - the change of something from solid directly to gas, skipping the liquid form like dry ice to CO2 gas). While the fibers are soft, the gas enters the "dye sites" on the fibers and is trapped in the fibers as it cools. The result is a print IN the fabric, not on the surface of the fabric. The fact that the fibers of the fabric are what receive the print has many benefits, like resistance to fading or from chipping away over time. Since sublimation is essentially a digital process, you can print as many different designs as you like and it does not change the labor, therefore no new set up charges per print!

Using high quality fabrics and the special technique of dye sublimation printing, Dotted Line began producing Neck Gaiters proudly made in the USA, serving the construction, trucking, and logistics industries.

Our Neck Gaiters & Face Masks
Not too far after, the world was struck by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Eager to quell the spread of the virus and offer people a semblance of security, our Neck Gaiters are now being used as Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Not only can we support people getting back to work and staying productive, but we can do it in style. COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of leaning on local communities and that is why Dotted Line continues to manufacture in Los Angeles, California.

SAFETY &
PERSONAL PROTECTION

Available fully printed or we can manufacture them blank. Our surgical style masks are made from moisture-wicking polyester and treated with antimicrobial silver and copper. Our odor absorbing antimicrobial treatment is effective against 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, fungus and mold, which remains effective for 100 washes. Our sun protection rating is UPF50, the highest in the market. This PPE is not an N-95 medical mask. Available in 2 or 3 Ply, call for details.

Our fabric is 100% Made in America.

 
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