Industry Advice

In the swim

UV printing has been around for quite a few years now and oh how it has changed. The machines, for instance, have become more compact and have reduced in price making them an easier addition to your current machine base. John-Paul Burton, director of YES Ltd reports. The number of …

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Washing out the problems related to stencil processing

This month William Shorter explores and explains the more complex side of stencil processing. Even though these are relatively straightforward processes, there are still a number of key factors that you need to get right in order to produce a good screen. Washout booth Screens should be developed in a …

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Have you been avoiding appliqué?

Fashion brands are turning increasingly to machine embroidery as an exciting and cost effective way of enhancing collections. Danielle Park and Natalie Greetham of Madeira UK report on this growing trend. Embroidery has always been a popular way to embellish clothing and accessories. The wide range of thread types finishes …

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Tunnel dryers and DTG: the pros and the cons

This month read all about top tips for using a tunnel dryer, curing and rip testing from Colin Marsh, managing director of Resolute DTG. As the use of DTG printing is constantly on the increase, the volume of shirts produced with the DTG process naturally grows. In high volume environments …

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Is the choice of DTG printers confusing you?

How do you decide on the best DTG printer for you when the choice is so varied? Managing director of Amaya Sales UK, Peter Wright, explains. If you search the market nowadays, you will find reliable direct to garment printers available from around £7,000 up to +£500,000. But, how do …

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Bling me sunshine

So, your customer wants a different style of decoration on the garment but they are not quite sure what would work. They want something that will give a lot of cover but won’t cost the earth. What can you offer them? John-Paul Burton, director of YES Ltd explains. Only a …

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Do not buy another embroidery machine until you have read this!

Whether you are spending £5,000 or £20,000, buying an embroidery machine from a supplier with little or no support is fraught with danger. Managing director of Amaya Sales UK, Peter Wright, explains. If you think you are getting a bargain by paying a low price, you may be in for …

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How to care for your capping station

This month, Colin Marsh, managing director of Resolute DTG, looks at the Christmas rush and capping stations in detail, what they actually do and how to look after them. During the last three months of every year the online and high street retail fashion industry experiences a massive surge in …

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The importance of transfer printing in any personalising business

Printing with laser transfer paper gives you one of the most flexible additions to any business involved in designs or lettering to most garments and substrates. Managing director of Amaya Sales UK, Peter Wright, explains. Whether you want to print on to T shirts, ceramics, metal, nylon, wood, paper etc. …

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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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