Features

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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A brand that brings newness and fun to the printwear market

Trends come and go, but American Apparel has been a constant presence in the wholesale printwear industry for the past 26 years. The company’s president of global wholesale, BRAD GEBHARD, answered some questions on the past, present and future. Q. Can you provide our readers with a background on American …

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At the cutting edge of technological developments

Epson invited German magazine TVP to visit the Epson Training and Solutions Centre in Düsseldorf to see the SureColor SC-F2000 direct to garment printer in action. BIRGIT JUSSEN reports. According to Epson, the first small format printer in the world was developed by the Japanese watchmakers Seiko, nearly 50 years …

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From a hobby to international business in just six months

Through the use of Roland’s VersaUV LEF-12 desktop printer, one teenage boy has turned a hobby into an international business producing customised military themed LEGO figures. Realising that LEGO didn’t produce a military themed product range, 15-year-old Callum Winspear took matters into his own hands. The teenager identified a demand …

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Mass customisation – what’s it all about?

It may be phrase not commonly used, but in terms of personalising promotional products and garments it should soon become the norm. Companies have been targeting the B2C market in the form of unique personalised products for many years now and it’s time you got in on the act too. …

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What’s in a letter?

Recreating a design in print or embroidery is a challenge, and lettering often presents complications of its own. SARA MCDONNELL talks to embroidery and print experts to find out what these challenges are and how they might be tackled. Logos are created to convey a brand message both literally and …

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