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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.

When to Buy The Next Embroidery Machine For Your Business

As your sales continue to grow, you approach a point where you reach capacity on your existing embroidery equipment. You now realize that you need more capacity to handle the volume and maintain quick turn times on your customer’s orders. It may be the right time to commit resources to adding one or more heads to your embroidery operation.

Let’s explore several points we should consider at this juncture:

1) Are we at embroidery machine capacity? 

5 Reasons Every Screen Printer Needs a DTG Printer

“Screen printing is a dinosaur.” I heard that in 2007 when I bought my first DTG printer from the production manager of one of the largest screen print outfits in the country. 

There have been some amazing advancements in recent years in screen printing but my friend was right, screen printing has its limitations in the modern garment decoration world.

10 Ways to Increase Sales For Your Embroidery Business

You simply love having the ability to take simple threads and weave them into something useful, beautiful, or meaningful. Now, how can you take your passion and skill for embroidery and make money with it? Whether you are just starting an embroidery business or you have a rather successful business in place, increasing your sales needs to be a marked effort, something you put time into achieving.

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