Industry Advice

How dye sublimation is helping reshape textile manufacturing

The textile manufacturing industry is on the edge of significant change. Tom Owers, Pro Graphics product manager, Epson UK, discusses how dye sublimation is poised to capitalise on the convergence of three key trends. An increased focus on sustainable practices, the move towards reshoring and local production to reduce transportation, …

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What are you waiting for?

The DTG market has seen the most explosive 12 months in its history. Things will never be the same again. Julian Wright, sales director and DTG specialist from Amaya Sales UK, details how you can capitalise. Unless you have been living in a cave for the best part of a …

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How to increase efficiency with heat press accessories

Working as efficiently as possible while maintaining a high level of quality across your products is vital for all garment decoration businesses. Andy Rogers, marketing manager at Target Transfers, outlines the best in heat press accessories. Here at Target Transfers we don’t just manufacture and sell heat printing products, we …

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How to embroider high-tech fabrics

Sports and performancewear fabrics are the subject of continual progress, posing new challenges to garment manufacturers and embroiderers. Here, Julia Redfern, industrial sales executive, Madeira UK, explains how you can embroider these types of garments. As a specialist in embroidery threads and their applications, Madeira defines sports and performancewear as …

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Let’s get to the point!

In this month’s article, Jas Purba, managing director of ETC Supplies, takes a look at needles and what type you need for the job. It is interesting to note how little education companies or individuals are given about embroidery needles either by the company that provide the embroidery machine or …

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Get ahead with direct to garment printing

Despite the pandemic, investment in DTG print production systems remains steady. Nikolaos Vardakastanis, DTG product manager at Epson Europe, discusses how cutting-edge print head technology and its ability to deliver assured quality at high speed is a key persuader in purchasing decisions. At the start of 2020 the DTG printing …

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Heat transfer – the big five

This month, stepping forward from Amaya Sales UK’s team of experts, is Adam Wyles, head of digital transfer technology. In this article he explores the different types of transfers and tips to getting it right. Despite what you think, not all transfer printing is the same and one solution does …

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Trends for 2021

New year, time to take stock and try new ideas and business approaches. If 2020 and the infamous COVID-19 brought us anything positive, it was the explosion of the athleisurewear and the massive growth in online shopping. Put this together with continued need for self-expression and print on demand in …

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Beanies meanz hats!

With the winter arriving and an expected significant drop in air temperature, Jim Nicol, managing director of TheMagicTouch, and the rest of the team are pleased to endorse the beanie hat as one of their key products to use as the perfect sales and marketing tool. It’s a ‘one size’ …

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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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