Features

At the cutting edge of technological developments

Epson invited German magazine TVP to visit the Epson Training and Solutions Centre in Düsseldorf to see the SureColor SC-F2000 direct to garment printer in action. BIRGIT JUSSEN reports. According to Epson, the first small format printer in the world was developed by the Japanese watchmakers Seiko, nearly 50 years …

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From a hobby to international business in just six months

Through the use of Roland’s VersaUV LEF-12 desktop printer, one teenage boy has turned a hobby into an international business producing customised military themed LEGO figures. Realising that LEGO didn’t produce a military themed product range, 15-year-old Callum Winspear took matters into his own hands. The teenager identified a demand …

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Mass customisation – what’s it all about?

It may be phrase not commonly used, but in terms of personalising promotional products and garments it should soon become the norm. Companies have been targeting the B2C market in the form of unique personalised products for many years now and it’s time you got in on the act too. …

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What’s in a letter?

Recreating a design in print or embroidery is a challenge, and lettering often presents complications of its own. SARA MCDONNELL talks to embroidery and print experts to find out what these challenges are and how they might be tackled. Logos are created to convey a brand message both literally and …

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“A huge boost to business”

Last August Printwear & Promotion announced the three lucky winners of an eTrader website. P&P editor MELANIE ATTLESEY caught up with the winners to find out how they found the experience during the last 12 months. By entering the competition ran in Printwear & Promotion last year, three lucky garment …

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A look behind MacDermid Autotype’s factory doors

Have you ever wondered where your screen printing emulsions and cleaning products come from? P&P editor MELANIE ATTLESEY was given a behind-the-scenes tour of the MacDermid Autotype factory in Wantage by WILL SHORTER, product manager and technical expert. Deep in the Oxfordshire countryside in a former jam factory resides the …

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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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