Industry Advice

How to choose the correct backing products for schoolwear

As lockdown restrictions are slowly being lifted, the majority of students are expected to return to school in September, welcome news for garment suppliers, printers and embroiderers alike. Here, Natalie Greetham, senior marketing co-ordinator at Madeira UK, outlines how to choose the correct backing for embroidering schoolwear. When dealing with …

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A big opportunity

Trousers and shorts present a big opportunity for embroiderers. Jas Purba, managing director of ETC Supplies, provides his top tips so you can capitalise. Embroidery on trousers and shorts is a big opportunity for you. Not only are the pockets larger which makes it easy to frame up and get …

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Creating personalised face masks is as easy as 1-2-3

Six months ago, not many of us would have believed that we’d be talking, and writing, about making face masks, but with the easing of lockdown and the new requirements to wear masks on public transport, demand for face masks has come out of nowhere and is growing very quickly …

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Three top tips for making the most from your DTG

Ricky Nunn, systems specialist at Xpres, outlines three top tips that you can use to make the most of your direct to garment printer. Direct to garment printers are one of the UK’s most popular solutions for short-run and one-off retail quality garment prints. This type of printer is famed …

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How to start a clothing brand with heat transfers

In this informative article, Andy Rogers, marketing manager at Target Transfers, outlines the basics you need to start your own clothing brand using heat transfers. While thrilling, entrepreneurship can be a 24/7 commitment, so it’s important that you’re ready to start a clothing brand. What you need to get started …

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The dark art of discharge printing

The industry we are in is constantly changing and there are a multitude of ways to print onto T shirts currently. Find out more about the dark art of discharge printing with Tony Palmer of Palmprint Consultants It takes most of us long enough to master the art of pushing …

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Why your garment decoration business needs an e-commerce website

The global pandemic COVID has shut down the high street and businesses across the UK and Ireland. With a return to work being slowly phased and uncertainty ahead, the online garment decoration industry is not going to be the same again. Andrew Langridge of eTrader Websites outlines why now is …

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An investment in the future

In the field of textile finishing we find innumerable processes to make a textile unique or to produce large runs. Here Folker Stachetzki, Brother’s marketing manager, explains why investing in direct to garment printing is an investment in the future. One of the most forward-looking and innovative technology is definitely …

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