Industry Advice

Is it worth it to print DTG in-house?

When it comes to making a decision of investing in the DTG printing equipment and starting to print in-house, it is essential to ask yourself an honest question: “Am I really ready for this?” Dmitry Sarbaev, managing director of FLUXMALL DTG, looks to answer this question. Every potential machine owner …

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HTV isn’t just for tees!

Xpres product manager, Grant Cooke, unveils how you can use heat transfer vinyl on more than just T shirts. With garment customisation and vinyl crafting on the rise, the potential for creative and financial opportunities in the personalisation industry is huge. Heat transfer vinyl (HTV) is a great way of …

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How to select the right sublimation printer

Jimmy Lamb, Sawgrass’ education manager, outlines the questions you should when considering what sublimation printer is right for you. The number one question we get asked about printers is ‘which one should I buy?’ And to this I throw back my own question: ‘what do you want to make?’. The …

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Make your embroidery business more efficient

This month, Peter Wright, managing director of Amaya Sales UK, explores ways of making your embroidery business more efficient. You may have been in the embroidery business a long time (like me) and think you know all the answers. Maybe you do, but sometimes you can take for granted the …

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Best practise for custom heat transfer application

Andy Rogers, Target Transfers’ marketing manager, outlines the dos and don’ts when applying heat transfers to garments so you can create great looking products. When applying heat transfers to garments there are some key dos and don’ts to ensure your products is of the highest quality possible. 1) Pre-press your …

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Five SEO hacks to boost site rankings in 2021

To help you work effectively, SEO expert at Ueni, Jos Davies, has put together five powerful tweaks to boost your rankings and hit your sales goals in 2021. With the transition into the new era of digital marketing precipitated by the COVID-19-related shopping disruptions, the SEO landscape in 2021 looks …

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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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How to improve efficiency and quality

Jas Purba, managing director of ETC Supplies, outlines how you can improve efficiency and quality when embroidering childrenswear and schoolwear by using the correct fixtures and station boards. With the end of COVID-19 in sight, all schools should be returning back to normal as of this summer. Last year many …

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Printing on dark polyester with the Brother GTX series printers

In this step-by-step guide, Folker Stachetzki, marketing manager, and Giulia Gallo, area sales manager, of Brother, outline how to print on dark polyester using the Brother GTX series printers. Printing on dark polyester, in addition to printing on cotton, is becoming increasingly popular. The process in itself is not difficult, …

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