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Announcing Melco Fast Clamp PRO

We are proud to release our new embroidery clamping system, the Melco Fast Clamp PRO.

The Melco Fast Clamp PRO was developed specifically for hard or impossible to hoop items. Melco engineers studied customer feedback, and in collaboration with Melco's Embroidery Applications Team, have created an adjustable clamping system that enables embroidery on the smallest of areas, including pockets, dog collars and leashes, backpacks, shoes, sandals, hats and more. This system makes embroidery easier by eliminating the need to hoop many products.

How-To: Embroidery on Blankets

It seems that I’ve been embroidering a lot of blankets lately. Some friends are having babies and others have children or grandchildren on this or that team. Blankets are a great personalized gift that with a little bit of planning can look fantastic.

How to Sell T-Shirts Online

Are you wondering how to sell t-shirts online? Having a thriving online Direct To Garment (DTG) business is now more viable than ever with new advancements in the technology. New high end printers, purpose built for garment printing are more affordable and easier to operate and maintain, which means less downtime and more reliable production. Equipment reliability is essential to success in DTG to deliver product affordably, quickly, and on time is critical to selling products online.

Digitizing for 3D Embroidery

An Excerpt From our 3D Embroidery Guide, Click here to download the complete document.

Basic Rules for Puff

1. The portion of the design that will be puffed must be the last section to sew. You will be laying down a piece of 3-D foam, so all flat sections of the embroidery must be sewn first.

2. The needle penetrations perforate the foam and allow for the excess to be pulled away upon completion of the sewing.

Equipment Financing Tips For Apparel Decorators

As most apparel decorators know, owning and operating an embroidery or apparel printing business doesn’t necessarily make you a business financing expert. But guess what? Lenders don’t expect you to know everything. A good lender knows that while you’re the business expert, they’re the financing experts, and it’s their responsibility to find the best financing solution for your small business.

Money is an emotional subject. It affects how we live and work and how we make many of our decisions in life and business.

Announcing Dale Sanders, President & Managing Director

With a strong background in leadership and global business development, Dale Sanders is well suited to help bring Melco to the next level in the global apparel decoration market. For nearly 30 years, Dale held various positions with Briggs & Stratton, most recently as Vice President/General Manager of the commercial Jobsite business. His experience leading global strategic development, creating and executing sales plans, product development and leading engineering development and design efforts will help Melco maintain and grow as the leader in innovative solutions.

How To Prepare Artwork For Direct To Garment Printing

It’s easy to assume the same rules that apply to screen or litho printing also apply to direct to garment printing. However, there are some important differences with a digital workflow. Here are some tips on how to create the best artwork and optimize it for DTG printing.

File Formats

When saving art for direct to garment printing always assume you will need a transparent background. To print on dark garments with white ink, your image must have a transparent background.

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