Articles on Garment Decoration, Direct-to-Garment Printing, garments decorated, imprinted t-shirts, digital apparel, sublimated textiles and more. - The Online Magazine for the Sign Trade.
Home | Site Map | Buyer's Guide Search  
Event Calendar Article Archive Message Boards Classifieds Product Showcases News Advertise Search Join Now

  3-D Signs
  Awnings &
  Flexible Face
  Business Development
  CNC Routing
  Computer Technology
  Digital Imaging
  Dynamic Digital
  Finishing & Lams 
  Flatbed UV
  Garment Decoration
   Message Board
   Tips & Tricks
  LED Displays
  LED Lighting
  Neon & LED
  Channel Letter
  Painted Signs
  Screen Printing
  Vinyl Signs
  Hot Shots
  Press Releases
  Tips & Tricks
  Industry Resources
  Event Calendar
  Business Center
  Retail Sign Shops
  Advertising Info

Estimate Software- Printing software that helps you find the hidden treasure in your business.


October 07 2022 - Welcome to the Garment Decoration Category. We continually add articles to this section, so be sure to check back often. If you'd like to suggest an article or write one for this category, please e-mail us here and let us know.


Cut and Sew: Opportunity Abounds, But It's Not for the Faint of Heart
The addition of cut and sew services to a garment decorator's business can provide a true value-added service that has the potential to increase business and attract new customers.

What to Know When Buying a DTG (or Any) Printer
So, you have decided to buy or add a new direct-to-garment (DTG) printer to your business. Before you settle on a particular piece of equipment, there are a few questions you should ask and a few things you should really know before making that purchase.

Preparing Art Files for Digital Printing
Any great print starts with the artwork. The first step a decorator must take when getting into the business of imprinting apparel is figuring out where the artwork will come from and the proper procedures for converting that art into a format that can be used by the chosen output device.

Optimizing Art Files For Garment Production
Regardless of the type of garment decorating you do, it is always important to set up and optimize your files properly prior to production, to make sure to get the best possible end product.

Growth of the Digital Print-and-Cut Market in the Digital Decoration World
This growing segment is more the norm than niche, and it represents the exploding marketplace serviced by print-and-cut heat transfers which have improved in performance from just a year ago.

The Solution for Printing More
The most logical way to increase the return on a heat press investment is to increase production speed. Add to that the versatility of a heat press and heat-applied graphics present many ways for apparel decorators to take their business to the next level.

Onshoring, The Next American Apparel Revolution?
The local option needs to be automated enough to be efficient and price competitive versus other options from other places.

Heat Hierarchy: Transfers, Applied Vinyl and More
Entire multimillion-dollar revenue streams can be achieved from one type, let alone a combination, of heat printing technology.

What's Happening with Digital Transfers
The evidence of digital technologies taking root in our industry is increasing rapidly. More and more garment decorators are adopting the use of these new technologies every day.

How to Know When to Turn Down a Garment Printing Job
Asking the right questions is the first step to avoiding the job from hell. Do not agree to a job that is foreign to you until you know all that it entails, including the processes you'll need to use, what supplies you will require, and how much time and effort you will have to put into it.

Digital Textile Printing: Soft Signage, Fabric Solutions & Innovation
Once a subset of the fledgling digital graphics industry, digital textile printing has grown into a strong industry of its own, offering a growing number of applications produced using materials, technologies and products unique to this segment.

Top 10 Concepts for Maximizing Productivity in Garment Decoration
As a contract printer, maximizing productivity is not just a goal, it's a necessity.

Pricing Guidelines for Direct-to-Garment Products
Pricing Strategy for Direct Garment Printing and a snapshot from a shop in the business.

Seasonal Maintenance for Direct-to-Garment Printing
When it comes to protecting your capital equipment investment for your business, nothing could be 'smarter' than putting your equipment at the top of your maintenance calendar schedule. You will drastically reduce the need to work 'harder' to keep your printer performing at peak levels.

5 Important Steps in Direct-to-Garment Printer Maintenance
It is critical to your business that your printer be routinely maintained to assure its productive life and longevity. Direct-to-garment printers have evolved in just a few short years from a category of machines that were un-proven, to being recognized as very productive printers which require minor regular maintenance.

Digital Technologies and the Apparel Decorator, Part III
In this final of a three-part series, we'll explain the application of heat-set media and direct-to-garment inkjet, giving you a better understanding of how these can enhance the success of your shop.

New Research Shows Influence of Digital Textile Printing
For at least 10 years, there has been a lot of discussion about the possibilities and potential for inkjet in the textile printing business. One of the first industry events I ever attended was dedicated to the subject. At the time, the suggestion was that as inkjet technology developed, there would be a dramatic shift in the way textiles are printed, including the garment-type textile printing methods.

Heat Transfer Machines Are One Hot Topic
Exploring the choices in heat presses offers many choices. This will show the different types to find the right choice for your budget and application.

Apparel Decorating Trends & Techniques for Digital and Sublimation Transfers
Recent trends of a flat decorated garment market have created a small group of nimble companies that have strategically positioned themselves to introduce the world to the short and micro runs of customized apparel.


Sign Elements Vehicle Templates
Click above to Visit
Sign Elements Vehicle Templates
Click above to Visit


Graphic Tracer Professional - Convert bitmaps into Vector Graphics in Minutes!
With Sensedge(tm) auto-tracing, quickly fix most common shapes, arcs, curves and lines using 'smart' clean-up tools. Automatically identify and replace text in graphics with the correct font. Able to identify over 100,000 fonts.

Message Boards All Boards

Do you want to discuss topics with others in the industry? If so, visit our popular Message Boards today.


Tips & Tricks Visit our Tips & Tricks Center to read up on some great how-to's that will help save you time and make you more profitable. Go there now!

Featured Tip
Letter Visibility Distance
Here are Some Tips to Design Visible Signage!


Looking to find out who supplies Digital products, simply click below and we'll show you!


Advertising Info
About Us
Contact Us
Privacy Policy
Site Map
Industry Resources
Retail Sign Shops
Product Showcase
Event Calendar
Tips & Tricks
Message Boards
Buyer's Guide Listings
Add My Company
Edit My Company


Copyright 1999-2021, All Rights Reserved.