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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.

Monogram Machine: How to Get Started in the Monogram Embroidery Business

There’s nothing more personal and thoughtful than a monogrammed tote bag, luggage, blanket, purse, towel, handkerchief, hat, pajama set...or anything else for that matter. All it takes are a few stitches to give an ordinary item an unforgettable touch.

Monogramming is one of the oldest and most popular kinds of embroidery, and it’s a skill that should be at the top of the arsenal for anyone looking to start their own embroidery business. But what does it take to become a monogramming professional? Here are a few things you may be wondering:

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 to 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. 

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