Where To Find Decoration Education For Apparel & Accessories

May 31, 2024

Over the last five years or so, the Decorator Solutions Team has written articles about new and trending decoration, software, consumables, and equipment in the marketplace. As all these things have evolved over the years, trending decoration methods have created new challenges for decorators. Let’s take a fresh look at where you can find education … Continued

Contract Decorator Pricing Variants

April 26, 2024

Contract decoration is a provided service, rooted in time. When it comes to pricing, there are few who know the “right way” to approach it, meaning that pricing may vary wildly from one decorator to another. Let’s take a closer look at a few variant pricing options that contract decorators are starting to explore to help address their customers’ needs consistently.

Impressions Atlantic City Brings Big Stories To the Northeast

March 29, 2024

The Impressions Expo set up shop at the Atlantic City Convention Center for two and a half days in March with a full schedule of conferences, seminars, shop talks, demonstrations, and discussions. There were plenty of people to meet and so much new technology to learn about. Here’s what the SanMar team saw when we were there.

Impressions Long Beach: So Much To Unpack

March 18, 2024

January’s flagship decoration tradeshow delivered in typical fashion, kicking off the year with the unveiling of new equipment, accessories, and consumables. It’s impossible to showcase all the innovations the manufacturers and suppliers brought, so we’ll review the highlights within each corner of the decoration world. Direct To Film (DTF) Still dominating the industry, DTF’s ever-expanding … Continued

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 molecularly bonds a design’s ink … 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