What We Learned At Printing United

October 28, 2022

Printing United has come and gone! While the tradeshow circuit took a heavy blow from the COVID-19 pandemic over the last several years, our Decorator and Digital Solutions Team was thrilled to see a heavy turnout at the nation’s largest print show. Two entire halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center were packed to the … Continued

The Best Print-On-Demand Alternative For Your Business

October 12, 2022

With the print-on-demand production boom of 2021 showing no sign of waning, we take a closer look at two leading techniques that meet the needs of this market. Direct-To-Garment printing has been around for some time, while Direct-To-Film is a relative newcomer. Which should you choose to focus on for your print-on-demand business?

Integrate to Validate

October 6, 2022

Integrated systems are designed to be interconnected in such as way to maximize communication and minimize human related errors, meaning a more efficient process overall. For apparel suppliers, it’s less important to understand how they are integrated and more important to know what specific benefits you will be receiving from the integration.

Build a Team Culture By Finding Your Why

September 30, 2022

Defining an organization’s “why” means telling the world why your business exists. The story and purpose of your organization allows each member of your team to see how they fit in to that ethos and forms the basis for a strong team culture. Take a closer look at how a company’s “why” can help cement a culture driven by core principles.

Putting Your Heat Press in the Spotlight

August 31, 2022

Is it time to consider your heat press station a full-time operation? With new technology like Direct to Film emerging and improvements to adhesives, materials and overall quality, heat transfer products have taken the spotlight in the decorated apparel world. Now may be the opportune moment to transform this once-lonely operation into a reliable profit center.

The History and Trends of Patches

August 22, 2022

Patches have been around for centuries, with many distinct types of patches available. It can be overwhelming for people who are not already familiar with them. When it comes to choosing the perfect type of custom patch for your customer’s needs, there are several aspects that should be considered, including price, material, turnaround time, durability, texture, and more.

Business is Personnel

August 5, 2022

Every business owner wrestles with how to create a positive work environment and compensation for their employees. While these two topics are unique to themselves, they’re not mutually exclusive. Ultimately, it is ideal to have a holistic approach that provides the resources that your employees need. The more a business can define and share these attributes, the easier it is to create a winning culture that attracts and keeps the right employees.

Don’t Wait, Automate (Your Screen Room)

July 14, 2022

Very few people love spending all day in the screen room, but the work that is done there is essential to the smooth operation of any decorator shop. Automating your screen room will simplify the process, making it both more enjoyable and more efficient. There are several investments you can make in your screen room that pay for themselves over the long haul.

Lean Into Tech

July 8, 2022

Promotional products industry technology adoption has experienced a boom. If you’re not already on board, there’s no better time to start than now. If you’re wondering where to begin, let us suggest a couple different approaches: the Analog pathway and the Digital pathway.

Mobile Shelving: Finding Space By Creating It

June 9, 2022

When space is at a premium, a mobile shelving system can create space by reducing the need for aisles. Mobile shelving can be customized to fit existing spaces with key features and benefits that may change the way you think about shelving and how you store your goods.