Understanding Polyester Fabrics and Dye Sublimation Compatibility

March 1, 2024

Polyester fabrics have become ubiquitous in our modern world, adorning everything from clothing to upholstery. This popularity stems from its durability, affordability, and versatility. However, not all polyester fabrics are created equal, especially when it comes to compatibility with dye sublimation printing. Dye sub is a popular decoration method that involves transferring dye onto materials … Continued

Balancing What Distributors Want With What Decorators Need

December 27, 2023

Distributors are looking for decorators they can trust, while decorators need to keep orders moving through their business. Let’s explore some important questions to ask and ways that decorators can use their websites and marketing efforts to balance what distributors are looking for in a reliable business partner with what decorators need to do their work.

Modern Insights For Successful Webstores

December 6, 2023

When the competition presents your loyal customer with a flashy webstore, find out how you can be ready to respond with an online shopping experience tailored to their every need. From look and feel to managing the flow of inventory, there are many factors to consider when you’re building the best webstore.

Quality Control in DTG Printing

November 28, 2023

Every decorator wants to achieve the most vibrant and durable prints possible when using their Direct To Garment printer. Let’s take a closer look at the key aspects of DTG quality control, including fabric types, inks, equipment, curing, and the crucial wash test.

Heat Press Innovations

November 8, 2023

The heat press is on the rise. And with it, new trends are developing and new techniques are being offered to further advance how heat presses can be used. Take a closer look at some of the advances in equipment that can help you keep pace with the changing landscape of decoration.

What We Learned At Printing United 2023

November 3, 2023

For two and a half days in October, the Georgia World Congress Center became the epicenter for the world of print. Printing United is the only place where the entire print industry comes together under one roof, and it descended upon Atlanta, Georgia featuring exhibits, education, demonstrations, networking and events. This expo includes the world … Continued

Moisture: How an Invisible Enemy Could Be Under-Curing Your Prints

October 11, 2023

The apparel we work with often spends weeks on an enormous body of salt water in a damp environment before we ever see it. Learn about the challenges this presents to a consistently successful printing process and what you can do to prevent unwanted surprises for you or your customer.

What’s New and Innovative at Impressions Fort Worth 2023

September 26, 2023

The Impressions Fort Worth show in September 2023 was the busiest we’ve attended in years. The aisles were full of the energy and buzz of customers engaging with vendors and looking for new and innovative product, equipment and services to help build their business. Take a closer look at what’s new in our world.

POD vs. DOD: On-Demand Distinctions

September 18, 2023

Years ago, if you finally landed that major corporate account and their ongoing uniform needs, then you were also obligated to invest in inventory, so that as new employees are hired you could pick and ship their needs quickly. And then, alas…a logo change or disagreement over a transactional issue and these relationships could potentially … Continued

3D and Puff Embroidery: Bringing Extra Perceived Value To Apparel

September 6, 2023

3D embroidery and puff embroidery have gained popularity in recent years, representing advancements in embroidery techniques that allow for the creation of more visually striking and tactilely interesting pieces. Learn how both of these methods introduce a unique sense of depth, dimension, and texture to embroidered designs.