Industry Advice

How to meet deadlines and maximise margins

Resolute DTG’s managing director, Colin Marsh, provides some useful production tips for direct to garment printing and associated decoration methods. Part of being a successful garment decorator is matching the best decoration method with the right garment, and if multiple decoration methods are offered, stock of blank garments can sometimes …

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Charity T shirts – a viable growing strategy

This month Gillian Suggett, DecoNetwork’s business development manager, Europe, explores the concept of charity T shirts and how you can make this approach work for you. Buying a T shirt where a percentage of the sales value goes to charity makes customers feel good. As a business, giving your profits …

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A guide to perfect embroidery

Peter Wright of Amaya Sales UK takes a look at how you can achieve perfect embroidery with seven simple steps. Perfect embroidery is achieved by combining several factors. Some of which I have outlined below: 1) The digitised design The quality of digitising is probably the most important factor because …

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Take charge of your discharge printing

The spotlight continues on discharge printing, with William Shorter, product manager CPS – Chemicals Products and Services and Liam Stubbings of Pyramid Screen Products and Pyramid Textiles Group. For this part of your guide we have looked at tips and recommended practices for the printing process element of discharge printing. …

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Workwear with Madeira vs the Elements

In the fourth and final part of Madeira’s series of articles looking at how making the right embroidery decision can protect against the harshest of elements, this month the team tackle earth. In modern industry it is becoming increasingly important that we impact the environment as little as possible. Environmental …

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Durability and dual purpose

Resolute Print Group MD, Colin Marsh, reports on the launch of the first dual process printer at the NBM show in Texas, along with hints and tips on getting the best durability in the wash. The direct to garment print process is now a well established and recognised process in …

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Don’t let the big guys intimidate you

Selling customised goods online is very competitive. There are big players with big pockets, and they can feel a bit intimidating for small businesses. Brenden Prazner, product manager of DecoNetowrk, explains why you shouldn’t let this intimidate you. Just look at Zazzle; the company has acquired external investment of over …

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How to make more money from DTG printing

Amaya Sales UK’s MD Peter Wright, explores how you can get the best out of DTG printing by making as much profit as possible. DTG printing is booming, so if you have not yet invested in a printer then I believe you should consider this urgently. There are several areas …

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Mix embroidery with multimedia and excite your customers

Adding extra value to an embroidered garment can see the end product sometimes double its selling price. Managing director of Amaya Sales UK, Peter Wright, explains more. If you have an embroidery machine, DTG printer, vinyl cutter, transfer and sublimation equipment or screen printing carousel, you can use mixed media …

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Understanding humidity and the inkjet printing process

Colin Marsh, managing director of the Resolute Print Group, takes an in depth look at humidity and how it affects the water-based and non water-based inkjet process used in both DTG and DTS. We normally associated humidity problems with very hot or very cold countries where the humidity fluctuation can …

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