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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
<p>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.</p>
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.
"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’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."