Industry Advice

Get in the know with 3D embroidery

3D embroidery is not actually that new. John-Paul Burton, director, Your Embroidery Services Ltd reports on this market-opening technique. 3D embroidery has been around, with varying success, for more than a couple of decades. Strangely, although machinery and software etc. have advanced at a fair rate, the technique for this …

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DTG or screen printing? The times they are a changing

Until recently, screen printing would be the choice of most printers for orders over 100 garments. Although the effort involved in creating screens, mixing inks etc. is quite high, the cost per print still made it more advantageous to screen print. Now, digital printing is becoming another option, even for …

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Supercharge your embroidery production and make more profit

Your embroidery production can be affected in so many ways, avoiding some or all of these can make a massive difference to your output and profit. Peter Wright, managing director at Amaya Sales UK, has put together some tips that should help you achieve both of these and improve on …

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Examples of what does not work well in embroidery

Every day at DigitisingMart, the team is presented with orders that typically will not embroider well. Part of DigitisingMart’s role is to train its customers as to what will and what will not work. These fall in to five major categories. Too much lettering in too small a place DigitisingMart …

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What’s in store online?

What’s in store for online garment and promotional item decorators in 2018? Colin Marsh, managing director of Resolute DTG, offers hints and tips on running a successful e-commerce website. Since Pierre Omidyar created the eBay auction platform in the late 90s, the online retail shopfront presence has exploded. I think …

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Why sell online?

It seems common sense that in 2018 you should have an online presence, but I bet there are still some of you out there that do not have an e-commerce website. But why should you sell online? Here we look at the importance of e-commerce in your sales strategy. In …

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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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