Features

Do we stay or do we go?

On June 23 Britain will vote on whether it stays a part of the EU or leaves. A recent poll by YouGov showed that 42% of people support the leave campaign, while 41% support the remain campaign. Another 13% didn’t know and 4% said they wouldn’t vote. P&P editor Melanie …

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An innovation in heat transfer paper

Cost-effective equipment, low-risk investment, but maximum return – that’s the future of transfer printing. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey visited TheMagicTouch in Dunstable to find out more about the company’s latest innovation that will make this future a possibility. Paper is paper, right? Wrong. When it comes to transfer printing there …

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A trip down memory lane

Celebrating 25 years in the industry, the team at PenCarrie marks this significant anniversary with a trip down memory lane and looks back on just how it got to where it is today. It all started back in 1991. On what is now the largest industrial estate in Exeter, PenCarrie …

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A decorator with a flair for entrepreneurship

With an aim to disrupt the traditional market with affordable, technical clothing one garment decorator is working hard to provide garments that its customers love to wear. Captain Kid based in Solihull is the brain child of Andrew Thompson and Jane Sunderland – a father and daughter team with a …

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Capturing a love for classic motoring perfectly

Found in the market town of Bromyard in Herefordshire is clothing label that specialises in providing top quality T shirts and garments featuring motor-themed designs. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey speaks to the man behind the brand about his business and his plans for the future. Meet Adam Allen. He is …

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Laidback brand gets its European launch at P&P LIVE! 2016

Printwear & Promotion LIVE! is renowned for providing brands with a platform to launch into the UK printwear market. This year Comfort Colors was one such brand impressing visitors with its colourful debut. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey caught up with Mike Hoffman, president of Gildan Printwear, to find out more …

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‘A flawless installation process’

When one garment decorator found himself looking for a faster alternative to his existing automatic screen print machines for his busy print shop, he started looking at the option of direct to garment print equipment. During a trip to FESPA last year, Phil Millar, director of Creative Apparel, took a …

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Manual printing press transforms hobby into high-wattage business

Across the pond in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, one print shop has been putting Vastex’s manual press to good use. Read on to find out more. It seems fitting that Hi Voltage Productions, Mike Ritchey’s aptly named printing business, occupies a former 465sq m electric power station. Everything about the print shop …

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Opportunities in nurserywear

With the government expanding funded nursery places and childcare hours, nurseries and preschools continue to spring up and expand. Sara McDonnell looks at the kinds of clothes that might be needed by these potential printwear clients. The number of under-fives attending nursery or some form of daycare is on the …

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Forming the bridge between screen printing and digital printing

The Kornit Paradigm II is billed as the printer which bridges the gap between screen and digital print. P&P editor MELANIE ATTLESEY reports on this innovative piece of technology. Regular visitors to FEPSA may be familiar with the Paradigm II, for it has made several appearances on the European show …

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