State of the Decorated Apparel Industry

State of the Decorated Apparel Industry

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Theresa Hegel, Senior Writer with the Advertising Specialty Institute joined us. She is one of the authors of the recent article in Wearables Magazine “State of the Decorated Apparel Industry”. We had a lot of fun with this forecasting program last year, so we’re ready to take a new look at what the industry might just have in store for 2017.  We’ll talk trends, new decoration methods, and real stats to back up the arguments! REMINDER – Nominate your favorites for the 2016 REGGIE Awards.

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Can you really screen print with Coffee Grounds?

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. As many of you know, but Terry and Aaron are fans of coffee and our 2 Regular Guys Coffee Mugs are a hit with all the REGGIE awards winners. When we came across Coffee Printed on Twitter we just knew we needed to have them on to talk about their process. This will be a fun coffee-fueled discussion where we ask the question; Can you really screen print with Coffee Grounds? PLUS we will be announcing the 2016 REGGIE Awards Categories.

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Screen Printing Chemicals Deep Dive with Alan Howe

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We welcome back Alan Howe of Saati USA Chemical Division to the show. Alan has shared a great deal of information with us over time and this week we are going to learn all about screen printing chemicals. We are going to cover topics ranging from telling the difference between screen wash and ink removers to dealing with the safety concerns and storage of chemicals. Alan will tell us about how to adhere to rules and regulations all while providing your customers the best screens possible because you are using the correct chemicals.

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Don’t Turn Away Work – Contract It Out

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. This show will focus on the finer points of working with a contract company. All too often we tell our customers, sorry we can’t do that for them and give them the reason to go up the street to your competitor. We want to talk to you about how to best contract it out and make the process as easy as possible for you. We will bring Greg Kitson onto the show from Mind’s Eye Graphics who is a long time contract decorator to share details about what to expect, what questions to ask and what the best practices are when working with a contract decorator.

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Live from ISS Ft. Worth

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. This show was recorded live from the ISS Ft. Worth 2016 Networking Event in the Impressions Magazine booth. We will have all sorts of guests from exhibitors, speakers, organizers and attendees to talk about the show, their businesses and much more. We asked the guests the question “ Where do you see our industry in 5 years?” Incredible insight from industry experts.

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2 Regular Guys Podcast

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. For International Podcast Day (#PodcastDay), we are going to let you behind the scenes at the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We will discuss our backgrounds and what lead us to the industry. We will also share some stories about our friendship, where the Podcast thing came from and how the name “2 Regular Guys” came to be. Also, we will share with you where the 2 Regular Guys Podcast is going and what is our vision for the future.

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An Hour with Lon Winters of Graphic Elephants, LLC

Lon Winters

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. On this week’s program, we’ll welcome industry veteran and icon Lon Winters of Graphic Elephants onto the show to discuss his 30+ years in the industry and his time as a screen printing expert. Lon is founder and president of Print This, Inc. and Graphic Elephants, LLC.

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SGIA Expo 2016 Review

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Aaron and Terry returned from Las Vegas and the SGIA Expo for 2016. This is an SGIA Expo 2016 Review from the show and they also will give you their take on the happenings around the industry. Aaron and Terry make a special announcement for a new event they have coming up on this show as well.

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Compare and Contrast Garment Decorating Techniques

Compare and Contrast Garment Decorating Techniques

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron will share with you the pros and cons of each technique and the markets they can serve, plus some expected costs to get started. It will be a tongue-in-cheek battle between Terry, the screen printing and direct-to-garment guy, and Aaron, the sublimation and heat transfer guy. At the end, they will settle their differences and show you how you can bring the tools and technologies together to create multimedia garments as well as understanding where everything fits in our garment decorating world.

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Color Separations in Photoshop

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Aaron and Terry welcome Thomas Trimingham to the show where he shared his tips and tricks for creating color separations in screen printing. He is going to go in depth on how to create screen printing color separations in Photoshop and on our Live YouTube broadcast, you can actually see the process happen. We’ll also chat with Thomas about his Corel Draw and other items that will make your a complete screen printing artist.

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