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Announcing EMT16 PLUS

The latest evolution of Melco embroidery machine technology, EMT16 PLUS has all of the standard features and functions that made EMT16 great, but with enhanced processing power that really unleashes the full potential of the machine. Also, Melco is shaking things up with an industry-leading 6 year limited warranty. “We feel confident in expanding our warranty program,” said Melco’s new President and Managing Director, Dale Sanders.

Epson SureColor F2000 Direct To Garment Printer Review

"I have been running Epson's SureColor F2000 (white) DTG printer and have printed hundreds of shirts. There is no doubt in my mind that Epson has set a new standard for the DTG industry! The F2000 is my third DTG printer in six or seven years in the DTG business. It far and away outperforms anything else with which I have had experience. Along with Epson's UltraChrome Ink, the finished product is truly the best ever."

Bob Clements, Owner, Thread Artists Custom Apparel Decorating

Melco Helping Tennyson Center for Children

Melco’s new President and Managing Director, Dale Sanders, is very community-oriented. Under his leadership, Melco will be finding ways volunteer and help out within the Denver-Metro area more than ever before.

“Community involvement, being a good corporate citizen is one of our key values here at Melco.  Investing in others and giving back to the community strengthens us as individuals as well as the community at large and will be part of our organization going forward."

5 Must-Have Elements of a Successful T-Shirt Printing Business

Starting a t-shirt printing business is just like starting any other business. It requires research, planning, and passion, and some seriously hard work. But with the right elements in place, your t-shirt printing business will become a profitable investment that exceeds everyone’s expectations.

Here’s what every entrepreneur needs to start, run, and manage their own t-shirt printing business:

The right process

Direct to garment (DTG), screen printing, heat transfer—which process will serve you and your business best?  

How Embroidery Business Can Generate Profit In First Year

An embroidery business can be profitable within its first year through utilizing strategic marketing and high-quality equipment.

At Melco, we’ve seen the birth of successful entrepreneurs and have even been able to nurture these clients on their paths to success. We’ve witnessed firsthand how rewarding and fulfilling an embroidery startup can be. 

Difference Between Sewing Machine and Embroidery Machine

If you are just starting your research into a possible embroidery company, then you may be looking into the differences between a sewing machine and an embroidery machine.

The two machines have a great deal of similarities but the fundamental difference is that embroidery machines allow for embroidery stitching, while sewing machines allow for regular stitching - also known as construction stitching. 

What to Charge for Direct to Garment Printing

The most popular question I receive from customers is "How do you determine what to charge for DTG printing?" Direct to garment printing is the cutting-edge of garment decoration and can easily justify a successful business with a single printer. DTG is fun, exciting, creative and just cool—but to run a successful business it’s all about the money. 

Firmware Update CL0036G6 Epson SC-F2000

Here are the particulars of the new Firmware Update from Epson for the SureColor F2000.

The purpose of the CL003G6 firmware update is so Epson F2000 customers can make more informed decisions about the environment (temp) they operate in and how they start-up their printer(s).

The firmware update (applied with LFP Remote Panel 2) for the SureColor F2000 does the following:

1. Timer Indicator
Adds Timer Indication to the control pane. Ink recirculation will now show (min:sec) instead of percentage complete.

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