Industry Advice

Rayon or polyester?

In this month’s Embroidery Column, Natalie Greetham, marketing manager at Madeira UK, takes a look at the similarities and differences between rayon and polyester threads. The two most common types of thread for industrial embroidery are made from either rayon viscose or polyester and most embroiderers will have a favourite …

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2022 – The year of direct to growth

Phil McMullin, Pro Graphics sales manager, Epson (UK), explains why this year is set to be the year of growth for DTG printers. Are you considering ways to refresh your service offering or develop broader application possibilities? Perhaps you are exploring new production horizons? Whatever your business objectives in 2022, …

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Everyone loves a good mug

In this month’s Dye Sub Column, Jimmy Lamb, Sawgrass’ education manager, explains how you can become a mug-master. It wasn’t too long ago, when the mug choices for sublimation were pretty limited. But in recent years, the variety of mugs has exploded. Different sizes, shapes, colours abound. That’s the good …

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The advantages and opportunities of DTG printing

Encarna Luque, senior product manager for inks and business development in textile and decoration for Roland DG EMEA, outlines the advantages and opportunities of direct to garment printing. The first direct to garment (DTG) printer was aptly named Revolution. Created in the 1990s and patented in 2000, the entry of …

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Embroidery framing made easy

Amaya Sales UK’s managing director, Peter Wright, outlines how you can make easy work of embroidery framing, even in those difficult places. Framing up garments to be embroidered is a technique that must be mastered when being trained to operate an industrial embroidery machine. Good, accurate framing will give you …

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Growing your business: diversifying into personalised products

Encarna Luque, product manager, textile & inks, Roland DG EMEA, outlines how you can grow your business by diversifying into personalised products. In Smithers’ 2018 report The Future of Dye-Sublimation Printing to 2023, it was suggested that the consumer demand for personalised items was far from satiated. The personalisation market has remained …

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Tips for successful embroidery on towels

In this month’s embroidery column, Natalie Greetham, marketing manager at Madeira UK, provides some sound advice for getting your embroidery onto towels right first time. Fabrics with a high pile like towels and bathrobes can be difficult to embroider as the stitches can easily disappear among the loops of the …

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Why is DTF a great add on to DTG printing?

In this extended article, Dmitry Sarbaev, managing director of FLUXMALL DTG, details the ins and outs of direct to film printing and why this method could be a great add on to your direct to garment set-up. The DTF printing method has rapidly entered the garment decoration industry over the …

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Expand your reach with promotional products

So, what exactly are promotional products?  Pretty much any item that advertises an organisation’s brand, logo, slogan, product or service. There are currently over 750,000 different types of promotional products in the marketplace according to ASI (Ad Specialty Institute) with thousands of items being imprinted and handed out every week. …

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A sustainable and eco-friendly solution

Charlotte Darling, director at Amaya Sales UK, explains why DTG printing is the most sustainable solution and why it continues to gather pace in the textile industry. Over the years that the textile industry has evolved and decoration and or customisation has been demanded, manufacturing and printing processes have been …

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