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.

Service vs. Commodity: How Do You Sell?

May 25, 2022

The value proposition your business offers to end users is often boiled down to an act of service, using your expertise and experience to accomplish a task that a customer is unwilling or unable to do themselves. Make sure that you’re valuing the artistic nature of the service you offer as much as the canvas you provide, with these helpful pointers.

Building a Successful Contract Decorator Website

May 10, 2022

As a Contract Decorator, you don’t have time to be an expert in search engine optimization and e-commerce too. The good news is that you don’t need either of those things to develop an attractive and relevant website to engage your customers and potential customers. Learn more about the simple steps you can take to create a successful web presence.