Features

T shirts on demand: From Carnaby Street to Cannes…

At Printwear & Promotion LIVE! in February, YR Store operations manager JACK YOUNG joined PHIL MCMULLIN, sales manager Pro Graphics Epson UK, to talk to delegates about how easy-to-use dye sub printers are inspiring brands and retailers to utilise ‘added-value’ business opportunities and experiences. Here Phil explains more. YR Store’s …

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Mobilegeddon: what does it mean for you and your online business?

The experts at eTrader provide a little advice on how you can get your website ready to survive the increase in website visits made using smartphones and tablets. April saw Google roll out what many experts are calling one of its biggest algorithm updates, dubbing it ‘Mobilegeddon’ (it is as …

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Launch into a universe of garment decoration

FESPA Fabric is a show dedicated to providing an inspirational insight into new product launches, developments and innovations for the garment decoration and textile industry. FESPA’s divisional director, ROZ MCGUINNESS, answered some questions about the upcoming event. Q. Who is FESPA Fabric aimed at? A. FESPA Fabric is targeted towards business …

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World of Textiles integrates a second Paradigm II in production process

Following a brief test phase, World of Textiles of Konradsreuth in Germany, (Willy Maisel GmbH in Konradsreuth) has integrated a second Paradigm II into its production workflow. One station of each of the two T shirt carousels has been equipped with this technology. Managing director Willy Maisel answered questions about …

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Garments designed for all

Gildan has been a leading supplier of quality basic family apparel for much of the past 30 years. Marc Fraimund, European sales, and Jeffrey Cooper, VP and marketing, provide a little insight into the company.   Marc Fraimund – European sales: Q. So Marc, can you provide our readers with …

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One big investment, thousands of bespoke orders

Glenmuir, the renowned Scottish golf clothing brand, completed a huge investment programme in December with the purchase of 16 Melco single-head embroidery machines, to improve the speed and efficiency in its bespoke embroidery service. P&P editor MELANIE ATTLESEY reports. Earlier in 2014 the team at Glenmuir embarked on a mission to …

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A promotion too far?

Controversial slogans and bold images have always featured on promotional T shirts, but in light of a recent tragic event which took place in Paris should printers be more circumspect in what they print? Or are they just responding to demand? P&P editor MELANIE ATTLESEY discusses. The British public loves …

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20 years in the making

Last year marked Beechfield’s 20th anniversary. P&P editor MELANIE ATTLESEY held a question and answer session with founder and managing director ROGER McHUGH to find out more about the supplier. Q. Starting from the beginning, how was Beechfield formed? A. I started out in IT, developing software for the local …

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Another step closer to achieving the Holy Grail

In direct to garment printing, printing on polyester fabric has always been a sort of ‘Holy Grail’ and here BRIAN WALKER of developers, i-Group Technologies, explains what new step has been taken to reach this goal. Up until recently, polyester printing with DTG has been limited to CMYK only on …

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Expanding horizons: From schoolwear to corporatewear

Leading UK schoolwear manufacturer Rowlinson is due to celebrate its 80th anniversary this year. Around six months ago, the Stockport-based business decided to expand its horizons and move into the world of corporatewear.  P&P editor MELANIE ATTLESEY visited the team in September to find out more. Rowlinson has been in …

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