Industry Advice

Embroidering onto knitwear with confidence

This month Danielle Park and Natalie Greetham at Madeira UK are on hand to provide you with some advice and solutions for embroidering onto knitwear. As we head into winter a large portion of embroidery will be onto knitwear, from beanies to school uniform jumpers and everything in between. Embroidering …

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DTG printing or screen printing?

Going back just a few years, this was a very easy question to answer. Any order up to around a hundred pieces would lend itself to DTG printing and anything above that would need to be screen printed. Managing director of Amaya Sales UK, Peter Wright, reports. Over the last …

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Business strategies for sublimation businesses

The product decoration business is an exciting one. In fact, many product decorators start out as hobbyists who fall in love with the colours, images and all the amazing things you can make with sublimation.  Robin Kavanagh, Sawgrass’ public relations manager, reports. There is so much creativity at the heart …

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Rayon or polyester embroidery thread?

Embroidery thread for industrial machines is either manufactured in rayon or polyester. Here Peter Wright, managing director of Amaya Sales UK, explores the differences. Most embroiderers mostly use one type and never change. When their first embroidery machine was installed it came with a set of thread. Assuming the thread …

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Today’s students are the business owners of tomorrow

This month Folker Stachetzki, marketing manager at Brother, outlines how easy it is to use direct to garment printing for fast customisation for school clubs and where you can find new customers. The key to success is how to find the right target group for customised clothing. Here I provided …

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On press cleaning is easy?

Cleaning on press is probably seen as one of the easiest cleaning processes in screen printing. After all, you just take a rag/tissue soaked in solvent and re-open the mesh ready for printing. William Shorter of SPT Sales + Marketing takes us through this process and explains the technical problems …

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Highly conductive thread for smart textiles

Highly conductive thread is set to push the boundaries in the functionality of smart textiles. Natalie Greetham and Danielle Park of Madeira UK report on this new technology. So what are smart textiles? Andy Boxall, of Digital Trends magazine, explains: “Before fashion existed, humans wore clothes to prevent themselves from …

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Opening new markets with sequin embroidery

Embroidery machines are a common fixture that need no real introduction. Yet one of the capabilities of the machines that is rarely considered by most people is the application of sequins. It’s an embellishment that is ever present but very rarely at the forefront of most people’s minds. John-Paul Burton, …

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Achieve perfect DTG printing on dark and coloured garments

This month Peter Wright, managing director of Amaya Sales UK, presents advice on how to achieve bright and colourful direct to garment prints on dark and coloured garments – it’s easier than you think. If you visit trade shows, I’m sure you have noticed the difference in quality of the …

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The true cost of sublimation

When many sublimators look at the cost of making their products, they only take into account how much they spend on ink, paper, substrate and shipping. Robin Kavanagh, Sawgrass’ public relations manager, reports. This approach impacts their businesses negatively, as overhead and labour are not factored into the equation – …

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