Industry Advice

Multi-function multi-substrate, is it the key for DTG

Managing director for Resolute DTG, Colin Marsh, talks about a new print process for textiles that’s moving the goal posts again. Not many of us are aware that printing textiles and hard substrates on the same machine is now possible. Using a single set of inks with no changeover procedure …

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Schoolwear strategy: Finding ways to win

Consultant to the garment decoration industry, Will Hemming, looks business strategies and how to survive the tough world of the schoolwear market. I’ve had some great feedback since my last article – thanks to everybody who has emailed – we’ve had some interesting discussions about the coming year. One thing …

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Need more embroidery production – need to buy more machines

The question is: do I carry on using the same machines or do I look for another manufacturer? Amaya Sales UK’s managing director, Peter Wright, answers this important question. Obviously, the easiest route is to buy the same make that you already have and from the same supplier. The problem …

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It’s time to get active

There are many ways, many methods and many products that you can use to decorate activewear. What are you waiting for? It’s time to impress your customers and get active. Worth a staggering £7billion in the UK alone, the activewear market has exploded – partly down to the boundaries between …

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Dispelling myths on dip tanks for screen reclaim

Dip tanks, the screen reclaiming method of choice in the US, are attracting more interest in Europe. But why? William Shorter, product manager of CPS, explains. You just soak your screens in the tank of chemicals and rinse; right? With the increasing interest in this screen reclaim technique, we are …

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How to successfully print dark polyester using DTG printing

Resolute DTG’s managing director, Colin Marsh, explains how you can successfully print onto dark polyester with the direct to garment printing process. Printing polyester with DTG, especially dark colours requires a change in the normal print process to get the best results possible. The ink used for the DTG process, …

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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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