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Summer Kickoff: Meet Embroidery & Print Applications Experts at the Boston Showcase at Roland DGA, Hosted by Melco!

As a screen printing or other apparel decoration business owner, it is very likely that at some point, you’ve had a customer request that you could not fulfill in-house. Maybe it was somebody looking for embroidered hats, or a little league coach requesting a small print order of 2 dozen dry-fit jerseys for his team. Chances are, you had to either refer that business to someone else, or outsource it, taking a big chunk out of any potential profit for the sale.

When Apparel Decoration Technologies Collide: Combine Embroidery with Print to Bring a New and Fun Application to Your Business!

If appliqué or sportswear are part of your business now, or could be in the future, then this article is for you! Traditional appliqué techniques using tackle twill or other material is a classic, time-honored approach. HOWEVER, with Melco technology, you can grow beyond traditional applications, and add printed graphics to your appliqué designs. See this technology in action at the Boston Showcase June 21–22.

Advantages of Mixed-Media Production with Embroidery & Print

It is common for a retail clothing business to use either embroidery or print to create team wear, workwear, souvenirs, and personalized products for their customers. However, advances in technology have made it possible to combine production techniques. Now, you can add embroidery to print designs, using laser alignment technology. Create decorated apparel in ways not possible before!
 

Create Stand-Out Embroidery on Blankets, Towels, Fleece, & More

I am often handed stockings or blankets from people who want names or monograms stitched onto the high loft materials. The problem becomes, how do you make the embroidery stand out nice and clear without the fluff of the fabric curving over and around the embroidery? Managing the nap and textures appropriately make all the difference between something that is OK and something that is awesome! So how is it done? How can you prevent the nap of the fabric from interfering with your design once the topping solvy is removed from the fabric?

Announcing SureColor F2100, and Roland Print/Cut Machines

If you own a screen printing business, or have any interest in embroidery or selling printed t-shirts, then you need to know Melco. Based in the U.S., Melco is known for its high-speed commercial embroidery machines and digitizing software. However, with increasing demand for direct to garment printers and vinyl print/cut machines, it just made sense to expand the product offering to include the SureColor F2100 from Epson, and a selection of vinyl print/cut machines from Roland.

Build Your High-Efficiency Digital Production Shop with Melco!

When you choose Melco as your equipment source, you have access to machines that will produce nearly every type of personalization possible, from embroidery to DTG printing, vinyl cutting to heat transfer. Demand for one-off and short run orders is increasing, and with Melco as your partner, you have the equipment and support you need to meet that demand.

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:

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