Industry Advice

Today’s students are the business owners of tomorrow

This month Folker Stachetzki, marketing manager at Brother, outlines how easy it is to use direct to garment printing for fast customisation for school clubs and where you can find new customers. The key to success is how to find the right target group for customised clothing. Here I provided …

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On press cleaning is easy?

Cleaning on press is probably seen as one of the easiest cleaning processes in screen printing. After all, you just take a rag/tissue soaked in solvent and re-open the mesh ready for printing. William Shorter of SPT Sales + Marketing takes us through this process and explains the technical problems …

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Highly conductive thread for smart textiles

Highly conductive thread is set to push the boundaries in the functionality of smart textiles. Natalie Greetham and Danielle Park of Madeira UK report on this new technology. So what are smart textiles? Andy Boxall, of Digital Trends magazine, explains: “Before fashion existed, humans wore clothes to prevent themselves from …

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Opening new markets with sequin embroidery

Embroidery machines are a common fixture that need no real introduction. Yet one of the capabilities of the machines that is rarely considered by most people is the application of sequins. It’s an embellishment that is ever present but very rarely at the forefront of most people’s minds. John-Paul Burton, …

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Achieve perfect DTG printing on dark and coloured garments

This month Peter Wright, managing director of Amaya Sales UK, presents advice on how to achieve bright and colourful direct to garment prints on dark and coloured garments – it’s easier than you think. If you visit trade shows, I’m sure you have noticed the difference in quality of the …

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The true cost of sublimation

When many sublimators look at the cost of making their products, they only take into account how much they spend on ink, paper, substrate and shipping. Robin Kavanagh, Sawgrass’ public relations manager, reports. This approach impacts their businesses negatively, as overhead and labour are not factored into the equation – …

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More than tees – new possibilities for your market!

This month Folker Stachetzki, marketing manager at Brother, discusses the realms of direct to garment printing possibilities. After you have got to grips with printing on shirts with your direct to garment printer, the next step is to discover printing on shoes, caps, bags and other substrates. For your customers …

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Powdering a baby’s bottom should only be the last resort

This month William Shorter, technical sales executive at SPT Sales & Marketing, explains the causes and the ways to resolve inkjet positives sticking to emulsions during contact-exposure. If you haven’t moved to direct to screen or computer screen for your stencil making, then you are most likely using an inkjet …

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Open wide

Wide format printing is a very specialised area needing specific machinery to complete the task. John-Paul Burton, director, Your Embroidery Services Ltd, talks about what can be achieved with these machines. Well, at least that used to be the case. With the development of bridging machines, it is now possible …

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