Industry Advice

Spring into summer style

As spring approaches and the weather begins to turn warmer with brighter and longer days, jackets, T shirts and caps come out. Inevitably businesses and brands lighten their style and wearers look to jump on board with new trends. Jack Richardson and Tegen Amos, from the Screenworks Creative Team, tell …

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Is your embroidery straight and in the correct position?

This is a very familiar question being asked nowadays. Here Jas Purba, managing director of ETC Supplies, explores the options to ensure your embroidery stays on the straight and narrow. We have seen a huge increase over the last two years with customers facing problems of returned garments because the …

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Adding sublimation to a screen printing business

When it comes to mass printing of T shirts, screen printing tends to win out in terms of cost and efficiency.  But what happens when a client wants an order of 12 T shirts with an eight-colour image? Or suppose that same person needs some promotional items – are you …

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Discharging in screen printing

Screen printing is the stalwart process of the garment printing industry. Tommy Newton has spent over 20 years working on the screen print process at Screenworks. In this article he shares his thoughts on discharge printing and its place in the screen printing armoury. Discharging uses the same process as …

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Are you working towards a sustainable business?

In this month’s DTG Column, Peter Wright, managing director of Amaya Sales UK, explores the buzz word of the moment ‘sustainability’ and how you can work to achieve a more sustainable print business. From Prince William to Stella McCartney, from Boris Johnson to David Attenborough, everyone’s talking about it. Sustainability …

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What will 2020 bring for the UK industrial embroidery industry?

Managing director of Amaya Sales UK, Peter Wright, explores what changes UK embroiderers can expect to see happen in 2020 and what changes you can make to improve production. Year 2020 should see major changes to the way industrial embroidery companies run their business. Whether you voted for Brexit or …

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The only limit on design is imagination

Matt Daines, sales director at Screenworks, has been working on dye sublimation and developing its’ potential, especially within the area of customised and bespoke products for more than five years. Here, he explores the many advantages, but also the current limitations of this method of printing. Dye sublimation printing is …

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Printing on polo shirts and bags

In this month’s DTG Column, Folker Stachetzki, Brother’s marketing manager, takes a look at printing onto polo shirts and bags. There are several more things to print on than just on standard T shirts. Recently, cotton bags have become increasingly popular. Especially in times when environmental awareness is playing an …

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Curing today’s textile inks

Luke Smith, director at Adelco, spoke during the Screen Print Workshop at Printwear & Promotion LIVE!, regarding curing today’s textile inks. If you missed the talk then please see the highlights below. The importance of curing within the screen-printing process is crucial. A lot of time goes into creating the …

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Get in the know with appliqué embroidery

In this month’s Embroidery Column, Darcie Mullins and Natalie Greetham of Madeira UK, share their knowledge on appliqué embroidery. Appliqué has fast become a popular form of garment decoration in the fashion industry. Appliqué is a French term which means to join or attach different pieces of fabric and was …

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