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

Solutions for Polyester Performance Fabrics

August 6, 2021

If there’s a universal truth in decorating goods, it is this: issues will arise. Whether it’s so challenging you feel like only Sasquatch has the answer, or it’s the end of the day and even the simplest answer seems out of reach, it can be frustrating. Over the last eleven years we’ve been able to … Continued

2021 Adaptation Roadmap For Contract Decorators

July 20, 2021

Our communication connection is more important now than ever before. With a collaborative approach in mind, we focus on pricing, process and people to help formulate patterns, identify trends, and ultimately how to adapt and thrive. Here are some of the latest adaptation points to consider.

Small Steps Toward Large Sustainability Impact

July 7, 2021

Sustainability. There are so many aspects to what it means, what it includes and how to go about it that sometimes it’s hard to know where to start or even what to do. Whether small or large, all businesses can take steps toward more sustainable practices. Even small steps, when made by multiple companies, can … 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

Contract Decorators: It’s Time to Source the Transfers

April 28, 2021

In recent years, heat-applied decorations have been sighted all over the country. From a raised, rubbery logo on a jacket from The North Face, to a stretchy, smooth design on an OGIO performance polo. Embroidery for branding has been replaced by these newer, heat-applied objects. Today we’re going to dive into this topic to uncover: … Continued

Getting Back to Workwear

April 15, 2021

Looking for a little boost in sales? Workwear uniforms are worthy of a concentrated effort. Coming out of the pandemic, U.S. jobs increased by 379,000 in part due to returning service and restaurant workers. Now is a perfect time to focus on workwear that is decoration-friendly and that holds up to the demands and the … Continued