Industry Advice

Maintain your machine, maintain high output

Whether you are new to embroidery or a veteran embroiderer there’s no getting away from the fact that embroidery equipment costs money and one of the biggest investments will be your embroidery machine without which there would be no embroidery. Danielle Park and Natalie Greetham of Madeira UK explain more. …

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Are you sleepwalking into a disastrous 2017?

2017 brings with it the promise of trouble in the UK school wear market. Will Hemming, consultant to the garment decoration industry, explains more. We’re already feeling the effects of Brexit as the pound/dollar exchange rate affects the cost of importing garments, with a direct impact on margins.  There’s also …

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DTG or transfer printing?

Amaya Sales UK’s managing director, Peter Wright, explores the differences and similarities between direct to garment printing and transfer printing. I am often asked whether DTG or transfer printing is the best process for printing on to garments such as t shirts, polos hoodies etc. Well, there is no straight …

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Sublimation: The print on demand solution

Ingrid Van Loocke, channel marketing manager for Sawgrass, explores the challenges surrounding print on demand and the solutions to this. Demand for personalised and custom products in small orders is growing each year. This poses challenges to those in the imprinting industry whose business centres on analogue technologies, such as …

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Create added value to your screen printing with GOCCOPRO

This video explains how you can print a T shirt and and then charge a higher price for it. Today the price you can charge for T shirts is being driven down by the internet. The problem is with inexpensive vinyl cut systems anyone can produce some T shirts and …

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A look at dye migration

In the fourth part of this series of articles about identifying and resolving transfer print problems, Sef’s area manager, Holger Beck, examines the problems associated with dye migration. The digital transfer printing market has been growing for years, partly at the expense of the classic silkscreen printing, but it has …

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Ready to print garments for DTG

This month Resolute DTG’s managing director, Colin Marsh, reports on the new range of RTP garments that do not need pre-treating before direct to garment printing. Not having to pre-treat shirts – what does it really mean? Since the inception of direct to garment printing the process has required a …

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Give your DTG printer a present for Christmas

The chances are that your direct to garment printer or printers will be left standing for a long period of time during the Christmas period. The correct maintenance before you close down will save you from any heartache when you start work again and could save you a lot of …

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