Decorator Relations Blog:

Embracing Sustainability: Paving the Way For Eco-Friendly Fashion

August 1, 2023

Sustainable garment decoration has been gaining momentum in recent years, as brands and consumers seek greener alternatives to traditional decoration methods. Explore the concept of sustainable garment decoration in detail and learn about some of the most innovative and eco-conscious techniques being used in the industry today.

Decoration Spec Sheets or Magic 8-Ball?

June 6, 2023

Decoration Spec sheets give you an excellent starting point for pre-production testing on SanMar products, and are constantly being updated from valuable decorator feedback. Take a closer look at our Decoration Spec Sheets and how they can put you in a position for success when learning how to decorate on new products.

What We Learned At Impressions Atlantic City

April 5, 2023

The Impressions Atlantic City Expo took place from March 23 to 25 and gave our Decorator and Digital Solutions Team an opportunity to see what equipment and production supply companies decided to prioritize heading into spring. From screen room and fulfillment automation to highlighting proven winning products, here’s what our team found out while we were there.

Choosing the Right Embroidery Backing For the Right Apparel

March 11, 2022

Embroidery backing is important for a strong foundation when embroidering on different materials and styles. Backing is a sheet of material that is hooped and embroidered along with the fabric you are embroidering. The material acts as a stabilizer, supporting the fabric and stitches while you embroider. I have worked on many decoration cases in … Continued

No More Broken Needles

September 10, 2021

While working on the Decorator and Digital Solutions Team, I have seen my share of broken needles on embroidery machines. It could be while embroidering on structured caps, heavy duck cloth material, bags or any number of items. But this doesn’t have to be the case! There are some simple steps to stop the break … Continued

Embroidery and Heat Transfer on WonderWink Scrubs

June 22, 2021

When you’re looking for scrubs, you don’t have to go far to find the WonderWink® brand and to learn why it is so popular. It provides the functionality, silhouettes and modern fabrics that medical professionals need. In the promotional industry, the kicker is that we are tasked with decorating these stretchable, lightweight and functional garments. … Continued

How to Embroider Caps – Part 2

June 9, 2021

In order to make sure your embroidered cap design comes out the best it can be (for you and your customer), there are a lot of details you need to get right. Two of the most important details are properly hooping your cap and making sure your design is perfectly digitized. Hooping Caps Whether you … Continued

Decorating Cooler Bags

May 25, 2021

Cooler bags are a popular promotional product for the home, school and office. With many types of cooler bags to consider, how do we decorate them? What do we use? What kind of problems can we expect to see? Let’s start laying this out! Potential Challenges Cooler bags have a unique set of challenges that … Continued

How To Embroider Caps – Part 1

May 12, 2021

Caps and hats are a big market in the promotional product world. Ball caps are all about variety. When you look at a cap catalog or website and there are hundreds if not thousands of choices…structured and unstructured, high profile and low profile caps. When embroidering on these different types of caps there are a … Continued