Industry Advice

Are you still using the same embroidery backing as before?

Garment fabrics evolve and new technical fabrics are being used all the time. You will see lots of advertising for ‘stay cool’ and many more new types of fabrics. Jas Purba, managing director of ETC Supplies, asks why don’t you change your embroidery backing to keep up with these fabrics? …

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Why you need to isolate a print area when fusing

Learning how to isolate fusing areas is key skill to master in taking the step up from beginner level. While the sun is shining now, your customers will be thinking about the products this autumn/ winter. And with this season comes zips, pockets, buttons and un-even pressure! Find out more …

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Five reasons to adopt dye sublimation

Tom Owers, pro graphics manager at Epson UK, provides five reasons why you should adopt dye sublimation printing today. The textile manufacturing industry is on the cusp of significant change. It is being shaped by an increased focus on sustainable practices, the move towards reshoring and local production to reduce …

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Basic machine maintenance

Natalie Greetham, senior marketing co-ordinator, and Julia Redfern, industrial sales executive, at Madeira UK, provide some invaluable basic machine maintenance advice. Your embroidery machine is the single most important piece of equipment for any embroidery business and undoubtedly the most expensive of investments within the business – after all, no …

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How to increase efficiency in your DTG production

In this month’s article, Dmitry Sarbaev, managing director of FLUXMALL DTG, provides some useful advice for increasing the efficiency of your direct to garment setup. As a DTG machinery and consumables distributor in Vietnam, one of the major hubs for the world’s garment manufacturing and decoration, we are constantly asked …

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In need of inspiration?

Are you feeling tired and need inspiration? Do you want to see new ideas and have contact with other embroiders to share your experience? Jas Purba, managing director of ETC Supplies, tells you how. We recently started a co-operation agreement with Kim Thane who has her own embroidery business. Kim …

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Where to find sublimation designs

Although we recommend investing in quality designs, it’s also a good idea to have free elements and designs to complement your collection. Here are Sawgrass education manager, Jimmy Lamb’s top tips for sourcing designs. Everyone knows one of the best ways for your product to attract attention is by having …

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Five big mistakes to avoid in heat transfer production

From time-to-time things go wrong in heat transfer production. It may be caused by lack of training for your team, a new media or garment, or just that you are busy, but mistakes cost time and time is money. Adam Wyles, head of digital transfer technology at Amaya Sales UK, …

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Replicating logo after logo

Natalie Greetham, senior marketing co-ordinator at Madeira UK, goes into detail about how you can make your college kit embroidery perfect, time after time. Embroidery on college kit can often involve replicating the same logo across numerous different garments and fabrics which all behave differently while being embroidered. With this …

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Is it worth it to print DTG in-house?

When it comes to making a decision of investing in the DTG printing equipment and starting to print in-house, it is essential to ask yourself an honest question: “Am I really ready for this?” Dmitry Sarbaev, managing director of FLUXMALL DTG, looks to answer this question. Every potential machine owner …

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