Industry Advice

Transfers ahoy!

Do you know your laser transfer printing from your vinyl transfer printing? Peter Wright, managing director of Amaya Sales UK, explains the difference. Transfer printing is an integral part of most garment decoration businesses. Transfer printing is a term used to describe textile and related printing processes in which the …

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How to create badges

With badges becoming more popular, regardless of the industry sector it is now vital that all embroiderers can produce high quality badges. Danielle Park and Natalie Greetham of Madeira UK explain further. There are a variety of options for badge creation: Direct to garment badges. Appliqué. AS B film. Direct …

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What do I charge?

In the world of sublimation, pricing is a challenging subject. There is no simple solution but some simple rules will help you price for profit. Here, Andrea Evans, Sawgrass’ international marketing manager, explains all. Each business has unique costs and operational characteristics to be taken into consideration and each market …

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The growth of DTG fulfilment centres in garment printing

DTG printing has grown rapidly over the last few years, mainly because of the feel, photo realistic quality and low cost set up compared with screen print. On the back of this, the amount of fulfilment centres is growing. Peter Wright, managing director of Amaya Sales UK, reports. DTG fulfilment …

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Embroidery and DTG – a perfect match!

Why not combine embroidery with direct to garment printing to increase your product range for being ahead of your competition? Here, Folker Stachetzki, Brother’s marketing manager, explains why this should be the next step for your production. Direct to garment printers are becoming more and more popular. The reason for …

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Taking small steps

In this month’s Transfer Print Column, Zach Pillinger, director of Upstream Printing, explores what the heat transfer market could be doing to become more environmentally-friendly. With pressure mounting on screen printers to make positive changes within their manufacturing processes and raw material selections over to less environmentally impacting ones, I …

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How often do you change your embroidery machine needle?

My guess is ‘not often enough’, says ETC Supplies’ managing director, Jas Purba. Find out just how often you should be changing your hardworking embroidery needles. The embroidery needle is probably the single hardest working part of your embroidery machine. It is responsible for creating the perfect stitch, but can …

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How do you choose the correct DTG Printer for your business?

DTG printers are now very well established and play a major part in the garment decoration business. It is now very difficult to run a successful personalised garment business without one. Gone are the issues than many of the early printers were aligned with. Peter Wright, managing director of Amaya …

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How can a fully integrated sublimation system help your business grow?

One reason personalised, sublimated products are so popular is that sublimation produces vibrant colours and high-resolution images. The quality of a sublimated product will stop people in their tracks, warm hearts and make memories that last a lifetime. Here, Andrea Evans, Sawgrass’ international marketing manager, explains further. When you compete …

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