State of Apparel Manufacturing

STATE OF APPAREL MANUFACTURING

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Over the years we have talked all sorts of techniques for decorating, but rarely have we discussed the actual blank products that you are decorating on. Well, this week we are going to tackle that subject with the VP of Activewear Marketing/Merchandising for Fruit of the Loom/JERZEES. Jeanene Edwards will be joining us to discuss the state of apparel manufacturing, current trends, and tips that decorators can use. Plus enjoy the 2 Regular Guys having a little fun by asking the hard-hitting questions about The Fruit Guys.

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Calculating Your True Costs of Screen Printing to Make a Profit

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. If we are in this industry as a business the goal is to turn a profit. Terry and Aaron have seen way too many business struggle just to break even and the main culprit is the inability to truly calculate their costs and then accurately set their prices. This week is the 3rd of the series where Terry and Aaron will discuss calculating your true costs of screen printing. Then they will dive into some pricing strategies and provide you with some great info that can help your business turn a profit.

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Calculating Your True Costs of Direct to Garment to Make a Profit

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. If we are in this industry as a business the goal is to turn a profit. Terry and Aaron have seen way too many business struggle just to break even and the main culprit is the inability to truly calculate their costs and then accurately set their prices. This week is part 2 of a 3 part series where Terry and Aaron will discuss calculating your true costs of direct to garment. Then they will dive into some pricing strategies and provide you with some great info that can help your business turn a profit.

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Calculating Your True Costs of Sublimation

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. If we are in this industry as a business the goal is to turn a profit. Terry and Aaron have seen way too many business struggle just to break even and the main culprit is the inability to truly calculate their costs and then accurately set their prices. This week starts a short 3 part series where Terry and Aaron will discuss calculating your true costs of sublimation. Then they will dive into some pricing strategies and provide you with some great info that can help your business turn a profit.

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Email Marketing Tips from The 2 Regular Guys

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. This week, we will briefly review marketing planning and social media, but plan to really dive deep into email marketing. Aaron and Terry will show their strategies for avoiding the spam filters and bring you their experience with email marketing. Aaron has been creating and planning email marketing for nearly 15 years, and Terry has been sending a successful Screen Printing newsletter weekly for years. Learn how to bring in business by sending emails correctly.

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Direct to Garment Pretreatment Deep Dive

Direct to Garment Pretreatment

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. This week, our guest will be Brian Walker, a pioneer in direct to garment pretreatment and inks. Brian has been in the industry since 1986 and will talk to us about where pretreatment and DTG printing is going. Brian will also be sharing his latest venture, garments that are pretreated when you buy them.

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Common Screen Printing Mistakes

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We discussed some of the common screen printing mistakes in your shop that occur frequently. We’ve touched on this subject before, but this week we dug a little deeper into the mistakes and the solutions. These solutions are tried and true production friendly resolutions that will help you as a screen printer today. So put down that YouTube Video and learn from an industry Veteran, Terry Combs.

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Waterbased Screen Printing 101

waterbased screen printing

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Our guest today is a longtime friend of the show, Dave Gehrich. Dave, a 25+ year veteran of the industry, is VP of Sales with Atlas Screen Supply in Chicago. Dave is an avid supporter and experimenter with water base inks for textile printing. Dave will be sharing his expertise in waterbased screen printing with our audience today.

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People on the Move in Our Industry

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. As with all things in life, change is inevitable, and change happens within our industry. People move and change jobs, but never leave our great industry. We welcomed 2 gentlemen to the show who have recently moved within in our industry. We talked to them about the process of moving, what they are most excited about for the future and what they are up to nowadays. Thanks to Erich Campbell and Marshall Atkinson for talking about being on the move in our industry.

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Xpress Screen Printing System

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. This week we welcomed in Jared Shutt of Xpress Screen to discuss their printing system. We will discuss how the systems work, and where they fit and don’t fit into our decorating world. We will discuss how the system has evolved and what is on the horizon for Xpress Screen.

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