Stephen Ira

Stephen Ira worked as an inventor for a small manufacturing company where he developed several patents that included Velcro® brand products which led to his founding of HookandLoop.com in 1989, distributing Velcro® brand fasteners across the country. Stephen’s company has grown into a business that specializes in manufacturing hook and loop products that are used in the final products in many industries around the world. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a BS degree in mechanical engineering and specialized in machine design and solar engineering. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida where he enjoys an avid outdoor lifestyle and spending time with his two daughters.

  1. Pad Print Techniques

    Pad Print Techniques
    Pad printing is the printing process we use to imprint logos and information onto hook and loop. Typically, this printing is done on the back side of the hook portion of a custom strap so it will be outward facing when in use. We use a PLT 9 ink that is available in black or white ink, but we also have several other colors available for a $35 up-charge. This ink works well with our clichés and leaves clean imprint on the smooth nylon backing. Continue reading →
  2. Hook and Loop Customer Uses

    Hook and Loop Customer Uses
    With so many different hook and loop products available, we're always surprised by how many uses customers have for it! And with customizations like die cutting and custom strap manufacturing available, our customers have no shortage of applications. So we thought we should take a moment to share some of those with you. Continue reading →
  3. No Sew Party Costume Ideas

    No Sew Party Costume Ideas
    Hook and loop comes in handy for last minute costumes! Whether you're looking to fix your costume up, make adjustments to it, or make your entire costume out of it, hook and loop can help! You can get adhesive backed hook and loop to modify a costume or accessorize, or you can use iron on hook and loop to actually attach the hook and loop to your costume as a fastener. Beyond that, you can make costumes out of hook and loop itself. Continue reading →
  4. Hook And Loop Colors

    Hook And Loop Colors
    Hook And Loop Colors We carry two brands of hook and loop products here at HookandLoop.com. In the VELCRO Brand, we offer black and white options in most of the products we stock. But in our DuraGrip Brand, we stock up to 25 colors of hook and loop from military colors to primary and secondary colors. We even carry neon colors! Continue reading →
  5. Cut & Stack Service

    Cut & Stack Service
    At HookandLoop.com, we cut rolls of hook or loop to length for free. We’ll even mate the hook and the loop together and cut it to length too. But an additional service we offer is particularly useful for back to back hook and loop fasteners like VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP®. Continue reading →
  6. VELCRO ® Brand MULTICAM Loop

    VELCRO ® Brand MULTICAM Loop
    Multicam loop is a VELCRO® Brand loop product that has a camouflage pattern on it displaying greens, browns and beiges. This camouflage loop product is Berry Amendment compliant, available in 2”, 4” and 6” widths, and sold on 25 yard rolls. This can be used on uniforms, bags, name plates and so much more. Continue reading →

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