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Digital Textile Inkjet Printing: Current State of Technology
The development of digital textile printing has profoundly affected the design, creation, understanding and use of textiles. In fact, the technology has reached such levels of performance and speed that it no longer is considered as being useful for only sampling and low volume runs.

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.

New Advancements in Fabric Printing Technology Drive Growth
The rapid evolution of digitally printed fabrics over the past few years has caused explosive growth as more output providers continue to jump on the bandwagon. In fact, digital textile printing was one of the fastest growing market sectors, reaching 10 percent growth in 2013 compared with 2012, according to Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI).

A Look at Dye Sublimation
Dye sublimation transfer printing has established itself as the preferred technique for printing polyester woven and knitted fabrics in the apparel and home decoration markets.

Digital Textile Printing Has Come of Age
One only needs to look at what is happening in other parts of the world to see that now is the time for companies in North America to invest resources to participate in the projected growth of digital textile printing.

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.

Smaller Might Be Smarter: On-Demand/Short-Run Solutions for Your Business
One key production process that is ideal for on-demand/short-run production that you may want to consider is sublimation. In addition to the production advantages and versatility of the sublimation process, the startup costs are relatively low.

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

Decoration Diversification Increases Service To Your Existing Customers
Are you looking for an untapped gold mine of business? Most likely, your current customers have needs that you can't fulfill with your current decoration capabilities. Most shops only offer one form of decoration, while the average customer has more than one decorating need.

Maximizing Digital: Print-and-Cut Heat Transfers
Digital means many things to different decorators. As a term in our industry, it is commonly associated with the boom in either wide-format digital print imaging or with direct-on-garment printing. Either way, digital is leading-edge and contains many technologies. One key technology with multiple uses is the digital print-and-cut process for fabric embellishment.

Digital 2.0: Digital Workflow - The Next Big Thing in Profitability
The current business environment calls for new priorities such as increased productivity and a focus on creating efficiency and automating systems. Productivity gains are being recorded throughout the economy. Read on to learn more.

Dye Sublimation And The Sign Business
Diversifying with subliminated products

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.

Digital Technologies and the Apparel Decorator, Part II
In Part II of this series, we will look at laser transfers, dye sublimation, heat-applied vinyl, and print-and-cut media.

Digital Technologies and the Apparel Decorator, Part I
In Part I of this series, we will look at the importance of integrating digital technology and the methodology of inkjet transfers. In Part II, we cover laser transfers, dye sublimation, heat-applied vinyl, and print-and-cut media. Finally, Part III dives into heat-set media and direct-to-garment inkjet as ways to empower 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.

The Growing Market for Dye Sublimation
Dye Sublimation focuses on two primary areas, including sublimation to textiles/soft fabrics as well as rigid substrates, dye sublimation enables the production of items such as point-of-sale applications, banners, t-shirts, custom flags, license plates, snowboards and promotional pieces.

It Costs How Much? Determining What It Costs to Sell Your Signs the Right Way.
Pricing your products or services sold is determined first by costing. Do you have any idea of what it costs to sell a sign or banner? For that matter, what does it cost to open the doors to your sign business each day? Pertinent questions that will influence your pricing.

Colorfastness of Direct-to-Garment Inkjet-Printed T-Shirts
The purpose of this research project was to compare the colorfastness of printed targets from five direct-to-garment inkjet printer manufacturers.

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.

The Venerable Vector Graphic - Supreme Sublimation
With the power of vectors behind you, you can make everything from coasters to billboards. Using the powerful vector format in your arsenal will scale up your workflow to any size you want.

It’s All About the Digital File at SGIA ’07- From Wrapping Gators to Mermaids
Whether you’re cutting rubylith, fluted-plastic or vinyl; printing on rigid sheet, t-shirts, tile or fabric; or getting a message across through embroidery, it all comes down to the digital file.

Choosing the Right Sublimation Transfer Paper
This article will provide objectivity for choosing the right sublimation transfer paper, based upon the insight of dye sublimation experts professional collective experience.

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.

Imaged Fabric Adds a Touch of Class to Hum Drum Displays
Fabric is findings its place in the trade show arena and beyond. Discover how this flexible, portable material fits into your business plan.

Digital Fabric Printing Offers Something No Sign Shop Can Afford To Ignore: Profitability
Have you explored the world of digital fabric printing? If not, then you could be missing out on one of the hottest trends in the sign industry today.

Banners, hanging dividers, signs, flags, backdrops and posters, along with many other marketing devices, can be created on fabric with sublimation. In dye sublimation, heat–reactive dyes are printed onto a coated transfer paper. When these dyes are heated, they vaporize and permeate the surface objects before it returns to solid form. The result is an image, that doesn’t fade or wear, crack, peel or wash away. Sublimation printing allows you to create highly customizable images on an ever-changing basis.


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