Industry Advice

Making it easy for you to be unique!

The market for printed T shirts has grown consistently over the last years – this makes it even more difficult to attract new customers. Folker Stachetzki, marketing manager at Brother, details how you can stand out in this crowded marketplace. For sure there are several ways to stand out from …

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From startup to being on the map

Did you miss Gillian Suggett’s seminar at Printwear & Promotion LIVE! in January? Here she provides an overview of her presentation, along with some useful information that you can take away. I have been attending Printwear & Promotion LIVE! for many years under various guises, firstly with Wilcom and then …

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Direct to garment printers in 2019

Direct to garment printing (DTG) is a relatively new addition to the garment decoration industry and has been around for about 15 years. Peter Wright, managing director of Amaya Sales UK, reports on how these machines have changed over the years and what you can expect in 2019. Initially they …

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Step up your game with 3D embroidery

In an industry that is constantly expanding and pushing the possibilities of current technologies, it’s important to experiment with different techniques in order to create new, unique and eye-catching designs. This is where 3D embroidery can take centre stage. John-Paul Burton, sales director at Your Embroidery Services Ltd, elaborates. While …

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Sublimation production tips to help save time and money

Time is money in the sublimation industry. The more units you can make in an hour, the more profit you see. Jimmy Lamb, Sawgrass’ manager of education, reports. Being able to reduce your downtime is a critical step in optimising production, which is why we are offering some advice for …

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2019 predictions for garment decorators

This year there is a great energy in the heat printing industry. As we’ve seen in 2018, more and more people are finding heat printing as a top method for growing their garment printing business. What have you got to look forward to in 2019? Renowned heat printing industry educator and …

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You can use any mesh for textile screen printing! Can’t you?

In this month’s Screen Print Column, William Shorter of SPT Sales + Marketing explores the advancements of mesh technology and how they could save today’s textile screen printers money. In textile screen printing, there is forever an emphasis on price and when it comes to stretched screens, every screen printer …

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Perfect cap embroidery

This month Danielle Park and Natalie Greetham of Madeira UK discuss the resurgence of headwear and how you can ensure that your headwear embroidery stands the test of time. The resurgence of headwear in popularity over the last few years has transformed perceptions of baseball caps from being associated with …

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The story of transfer print

Easy to use, soft handle, great durability and cost effective – all of these things would not have been associated with heat transfer papers in the past. This month Peter Wright, managing director of Amaya Sales UK, runs through the advancements in this garment decoration technology. As laser printer technology …

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