Features

Laidback brand gets its European launch at P&P LIVE! 2016

Printwear & Promotion LIVE! is renowned for providing brands with a platform to launch into the UK printwear market. This year Comfort Colors was one such brand impressing visitors with its colourful debut. P&P editor Melanie Attlesey caught up with Mike Hoffman, president of Gildan Printwear, to find out more …

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‘A flawless installation process’

When one garment decorator found himself looking for a faster alternative to his existing automatic screen print machines for his busy print shop, he started looking at the option of direct to garment print equipment. During a trip to FESPA last year, Phil Millar, director of Creative Apparel, took a …

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Manual printing press transforms hobby into high-wattage business

Across the pond in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, one print shop has been putting Vastex’s manual press to good use. Read on to find out more. It seems fitting that Hi Voltage Productions, Mike Ritchey’s aptly named printing business, occupies a former 465sq m electric power station. Everything about the print shop …

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Opportunities in nurserywear

With the government expanding funded nursery places and childcare hours, nurseries and preschools continue to spring up and expand. Sara McDonnell looks at the kinds of clothes that might be needed by these potential printwear clients. The number of under-fives attending nursery or some form of daycare is on the …

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Forming the bridge between screen printing and digital printing

The Kornit Paradigm II is billed as the printer which bridges the gap between screen and digital print. P&P editor MELANIE ATTLESEY reports on this innovative piece of technology. Regular visitors to FEPSA may be familiar with the Paradigm II, for it has made several appearances on the European show …

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Recharged and ready to deliver

Every five years BTC activewear has undergone a step change to reflect the extensive growth it enjoys year on year. As the distributor turned 25 this year it embarked upon another ambitious step change, but this brought with it some unexpected bumps in the road. P&P editor MELANIE ATTLESEY reports. …

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Taking the guesswork out of textile printing

Owner and manager of German textile printer Golla, ANDREAS GOLLA, specialises in short runs and fast turnarounds. He relies on CorelDRAW Graphics Suite to ensure artwork is done right first time, every time. Read on to find out more. Printing onto fabrics can be a challenge: the colours don’t always …

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An insight into the children’s printwear market

According to market research company, Euromonitor, the UK children’s clothing market is worth £5.6bn and is estimated to grow to £5.9bn by 2017. P&P editor MELANIE ATTLESEY spoke to Larkwood and Mantis World to see how the children’s printwear market compares to the retail market. Both Larkwood and Mantis World …

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An insight into the schoolwear market

With over 45 years of experience, DAVID BURGESS, chair of the Schoolwear Association and executive chairman of David Luke, knows a thing or two about schoolwear. P&P editor MELANIE ATTLESEY talks trends, the market and The Schoolwear Show 2015. As we approach Christmas, the back to school rush for many …

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‘It’s easier than you might suppose!’

Approximately 50% of Balmoral’s business comprises of bespoke manufacturing from its factory in Ayrshire and its overseas partners. MIKE CARDEN answers a couple of questions on the bespoke manufacturing process. Q. Describe what bespoke manufacturing means for Balmoral Knitwear? A. A huge part of Balmoral Knitwear’s business is the bespoke …

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