Industry Advice

2020 transfer printing trends and tips

Tommy Newton, production manager and Adam Salter, artwork manager at Screenworks offer their insights into transfer printing trends for 2020 and tips on how companies can focus on these trends and deliver the best quality possible. Over the last few years we have seen the popularity of transfer prints increase …

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What about the under thread?

In this month’s Embroidery Column find out more about under thread and why it is more important than you think, with Jas Purba, managing director of ETC Supplies. In my experience, most embroidery companies have very little technical reason to influence the choice of under thread they use. It is …

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Transfers ahoy!

Do you know your laser transfer printing from your vinyl transfer printing? Peter Wright, managing director of Amaya Sales UK, explains the difference. Transfer printing is an integral part of most garment decoration businesses. Transfer printing is a term used to describe textile and related printing processes in which the …

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How to create badges

With badges becoming more popular, regardless of the industry sector it is now vital that all embroiderers can produce high quality badges. Danielle Park and Natalie Greetham of Madeira UK explain further. There are a variety of options for badge creation: Direct to garment badges. Appliqué. AS B film. Direct …

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What do I charge?

In the world of sublimation, pricing is a challenging subject. There is no simple solution but some simple rules will help you price for profit. Here, Andrea Evans, Sawgrass’ international marketing manager, explains all. Each business has unique costs and operational characteristics to be taken into consideration and each market …

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The growth of DTG fulfilment centres in garment printing

DTG printing has grown rapidly over the last few years, mainly because of the feel, photo realistic quality and low cost set up compared with screen print. On the back of this, the amount of fulfilment centres is growing. Peter Wright, managing director of Amaya Sales UK, reports. DTG fulfilment …

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Embroidery and DTG – a perfect match!

Why not combine embroidery with direct to garment printing to increase your product range for being ahead of your competition? Here, Folker Stachetzki, Brother’s marketing manager, explains why this should be the next step for your production. Direct to garment printers are becoming more and more popular. The reason for …

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Taking small steps

In this month’s Transfer Print Column, Zach Pillinger, director of Upstream Printing, explores what the heat transfer market could be doing to become more environmentally-friendly. With pressure mounting on screen printers to make positive changes within their manufacturing processes and raw material selections over to less environmentally impacting ones, I …

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How often do you change your embroidery machine needle?

My guess is ‘not often enough’, says ETC Supplies’ managing director, Jas Purba. Find out just how often you should be changing your hardworking embroidery needles. The embroidery needle is probably the single hardest working part of your embroidery machine. It is responsible for creating the perfect stitch, but can …

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