Industry Advice

Sublimation production tips to help save time and money

Time is money in the sublimation industry. The more units you can make in an hour, the more profit you see. Jimmy Lamb, Sawgrass’ manager of education, reports. Being able to reduce your downtime is a critical step in optimising production, which is why we are offering some advice for …

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2019 predictions for garment decorators

This year there is a great energy in the heat printing industry. As we’ve seen in 2018, more and more people are finding heat printing as a top method for growing their garment printing business. What have you got to look forward to in 2019? Renowned heat printing industry educator and …

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You can use any mesh for textile screen printing! Can’t you?

In this month’s Screen Print Column, William Shorter of SPT Sales + Marketing explores the advancements of mesh technology and how they could save today’s textile screen printers money. In textile screen printing, there is forever an emphasis on price and when it comes to stretched screens, every screen printer …

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Perfect cap embroidery

This month Danielle Park and Natalie Greetham of Madeira UK discuss the resurgence of headwear and how you can ensure that your headwear embroidery stands the test of time. The resurgence of headwear in popularity over the last few years has transformed perceptions of baseball caps from being associated with …

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The story of transfer print

Easy to use, soft handle, great durability and cost effective – all of these things would not have been associated with heat transfer papers in the past. This month Peter Wright, managing director of Amaya Sales UK, runs through the advancements in this garment decoration technology. As laser printer technology …

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Enjoy the best of both worlds with embroidery and heat transfer

Printing and embroidery have long been associated together, so the idea of combining these two methods in a single design isn’t a new one. However, despite its advantages, it has still yet to gain real traction in the garment decoration industry. John-Paul Burton, director of YES Ltd, reports. For those …

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Embroidering onto knitwear with confidence

This month Danielle Park and Natalie Greetham at Madeira UK are on hand to provide you with some advice and solutions for embroidering onto knitwear. As we head into winter a large portion of embroidery will be onto knitwear, from beanies to school uniform jumpers and everything in between. Embroidering …

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DTG printing or screen printing?

Going back just a few years, this was a very easy question to answer. Any order up to around a hundred pieces would lend itself to DTG printing and anything above that would need to be screen printed. Managing director of Amaya Sales UK, Peter Wright, reports. Over the last …

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Business strategies for sublimation businesses

The product decoration business is an exciting one. In fact, many product decorators start out as hobbyists who fall in love with the colours, images and all the amazing things you can make with sublimation.  Robin Kavanagh, Sawgrass’ public relations manager, reports. There is so much creativity at the heart …

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Rayon or polyester embroidery thread?

Embroidery thread for industrial machines is either manufactured in rayon or polyester. Here Peter Wright, managing director of Amaya Sales UK, explores the differences. Most embroiderers mostly use one type and never change. When their first embroidery machine was installed it came with a set of thread. Assuming the thread …

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