Industry Advice

Embroidering onto knitwear and beanies

This month Danielle Park and Natalie Greetham of Madeira UK provide some sound advice on how to embroider onto knitwear and beanies. Embroiderers currently snowed under with mountains of knitwear; from beanies to school uniform jumpers and everything in between will be well aware of the difficulties when embroidering onto …

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Get to the root of your registration issues

Poor registration between the positive and the print is one area that has caused screen printers problems for years. This how to guide looks at some of the most common causes of miss-register that can occur during screen making. William Shorter, product manager, CPS explains. Unfortunately though there are many …

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Choosing the right ink for the job

Image is everything when you are offering sublimated products, says Robin Kavanagh, public relations manager for Sawgrass. The quality of images you can provide directly impacts how much you can charge and whether or not you can turn one-time jobs into regular customers. If you’re looking for output that commands …

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It’s time to give back to the industry, says Netdigitizing

In a series of articles, Chetan Chandarana, MD of Netdigitizing, provides some top advice for embroiderers. How many people do you know have bought a car before learning to drive? And yet when it comes to embroidery machines some of us take a leap of faith without the adequate training. An embroidery machine …

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How to keep your DTG and UV inks stored in tip top condition

This month Colin Marsh, managing director of Resolute DTG, explains the importance of storing your DTG and UV inks correctly. Some inks, especially water-based non-solvent inks, used in most DTG printers are susceptible to changes in temperature and long periods of stationery time. White inks containing TI02 (titanium dioxide) will …

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The edge of reason

We all know how direct to garment printing has expanded over the last few years but where will it go now? What progress can we expect to see in the future? Well, the truth is we don’t have to wait because the future exists now. John-Paul Burton, director of YES …

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Add embroidery to your print business and provide the total solution

Giving your customers everything they need, can improve your bottom line. Adding an embroidery department on to your print business is not that difficult, if you follow some basic guidelines, says Peter Wright, managing director of Amaya Sales UK. You already should have a good customer database which gives you …

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Tips for embroidering caps

With many different styles of cap on the market from high and low profile, to the more structured six panel cap with the added obstacle of a centre seam, it can be difficult to know how to get started. Danielle Park and Natalie Greetham of Madeira UK explain further. Whichever style …

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Get perfect results from your heat press

Applying heat sensitive graphics to a garment requires the correct amount of temperature, time and pressure. Managing director of Amaya Sales UK, Peter Wright, explains further. Most heat presses have controls for both the time and temperature so it is relative easy to adjust these to the correct settings. However …

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