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.

Celebrating a Decade of PosiCharge

July 13, 2023

PosiCharge technology was developed in 2012, meaning it now has more than 10 years to its history of reducing frustration when decorating on polyester. Learn more about the inherent issues of polyester fabric and how the cationic dye recipe of PosiCharge has assisted in making print shops of all shapes and sizes much happier when an order of polyester goods comes through the door.

Making Connections For Decorator Services

June 30, 2023

Contract decoration is the process of providing decoration services to other businesses or individuals on a contract basis and can involve a wide range of techniques. A good marketing plan is necessary to grow your contract business in a competitive landscape. Here are a few strategies to consider.

The Importance of Proper Storage

June 21, 2023

Have you given consideration to where you store goods ready to be printed, or how they’re stored after they are decorated? An often-overlooked component to decorating garments is the environmental impact of the facility itself on the product. You likely have carefully mapped the workflow of your team from receiving garments, checking them in, staging … Continued

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.

The Single-Invoice On-Demand Experience

May 18, 2023

As inventory is rebounding to pre-pandemic levels, the race is on for companies to re-engage end users with a process that makes ordering products simple and effective. Single invoicing and making product available on-demand often align well with an e-commerce webstore, enabling employees to directly purchase goods in small orders while ensuring timely and accurate delivery.

Supporting Textiles and Hard Goods Through Print On Demand

April 28, 2023

The demand for custom printing has increased exponentially in the last few years, and Print On Demand has quickly surged to the forefront of successful e-commerce businesses. Thanks to UV printing technology, one of the largest markets for POD is hard goods — pens, water bottles, notebooks and more. Let’s explore what this means to your custom printing business.

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.

2023 Contract Decorator’s Playbook

March 29, 2023

It’s truly indicative of the unique start that 2023 had that we waited until March to publish an article about a Contract Decorator’s Playbook. The pent-up need for sharing, counsel, and strategic planning as we look ahead makes this year feels different, in a good way. Take a closer look at our insights about marketing, automation and outsourcing that will provide guidance for the year to come.

Jump On the Bandwagon: Faux Leather and Leatherette

March 16, 2023

Heat-applied faux leatherette patches are made from synthetic materials that mimic the look and feel of real leather and can be applied to caps, clothing, bags, and other accessories. This method of decoration has become a popular way for customers to add a touch of personal flair to their everyday wardrobe.