Industry Advice

How to choose your market for DTG printing?

As more and more people enter the direct to garment printing business, machine manufacturers launch state-of-the-art solutions, and the industry continues to develop, it is essential to clearly define the market and the niche where you, as a garment decorator, will work in. In this article, Dmitry Sarbaev, managing director …

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Five common mistakes that new sublimators make

It’s a known fact that you learn more from getting it wrong than from getting it right, but why waste time learning from your mistakes when you can learn just as much from everyone else’s mistakes? Jimmy Lamb, Sawgrass’ education manager, writes. On the surface, sublimation is a relatively simple …

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Take the plunge in 2021

COVID-19 and 2020 has had an effect on all of us, and many of us running our own businesses have taken stock of what we are doing, how we can streamline, improve our customer service, product range and ultimately increase our profitability to secure the future. Managing director of Amaya …

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Five considerations

While some print production sectors have seen volumes drop this year. Direct to garment printing has fared better than most. Nikolaos Vardakastanis, DTG product manager at Epson Europe takes a look at the impact of the pandemic and how the latest systems have been designed to support easy integration into …

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Enhance your sportswear with embroidery

Natalie Greetham, senior marketing co-ordinator at Madeira UK, details how embroidery can enhance sportswear this autumn. Over the past few months, while gyms and indoor sports clubs were forced to close their doors many people saw this as an opportunity to start exercising outdoors and turned to walking, cycling and …

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Superb sportswear with sublimation

Sublimated sportwear is a great alternative to the more traditional embroidered or screen printed clothing. Here Andrea Evans, Sawgrass’ international sales manager, takes a look at the advantages of sublimated sportswear. Dye sublimation is the perfect solution for anyone looking to extend their product range or kickstart a new business. …

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How to take care of your DTG printed garments properly

Direct to garment printing has become both trendy and cost-effective for short production runs of full-color artwork on garments. Whereas printers are focusing much on the low cost per print and output numbers, consumers would be eager to know more how to care about the garments in a proper way, …

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Top survival tips

At the start of the year Lewis Pearce, CEO of Burnley-based CMYK – Design Copy & Print, had never printed a floor graphic. Yet by the end of the summer with the economy beginning to reopen, he had printed over 30,000 social distancing graphics. In light of his success, Lewis …

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How to embroider knitted garments

As we move into autumn/ winter and start to prepare for some cooler weather, what better time to address some of the issues that can arise when embroidering knitted garments. Here Natalie Greetham, senior marketing co-ordinator at Madeira UK, explains the hows, the whats and the whys. Many embroiderers would …

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DTG printing boosted by massive growth in online shopping

Online shopping opens up a whole new world of opportunity for the grab and go type shopper and is ideal for those that enjoy browsing for those special deals. Here Charlotte Darling, director at Amaya Sales UK, looks how online shopping is providing a boost to the DTG market. No …

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