QUICK TIP DECEMBER 11, 2015 BY AARON MONTGOMERY

Mixed Media with Sublimation – One of the best things about sublimation is that once you have created and pressed a fabric item, you can always add to it! With sublimation temperature ranging from 375-400 degrees, anything else that is heat applied will be at a much lower temperature and will not cause the original transfer to gas out. Some great options are adding heat transfer vinyl, rhinestones and embroidery into the mix to create truly personalized items.

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QUICK TIP DECEMBER 4, 2015 BY AARON MONTGOMERY

Relationships – This is a hard time of the year with business, pressure, holidays. It is very important to remember your relationships in business. These relationships extend past your customers, and includes your vendors and other stakeholders in your business. Yelling and screaming is not going to make things better, and who knows someday you might need a favor from them. Read my blog post at http://aaronmontgomery.info/2015/02/relationships-are-everything/

Sales Forecasts for 2016 with Wearables Magazine

December 4th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We’ll be talking this week with Theresa Hegel, Senior Writer with ASI, the Advertising Specialty Institute. Theresa was one of the authors of a recent article in Wearables Magazine discussing Sales Forecasting for 2016. On this program we’ll discuss trends in decoration and products, adding new decoration methods to your facility, and real statistics on where our industry is headed.

Sponsored by: EnMart

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QUICK TIP NOVEMBER 20, 2015 BY TERRY COMBS

Spot Cleaning Guns – One drop of ink, one misplaced thumbprint, one pinhole can ruin a shirt and cost you money. A spot cleaning gun can save the shirt and your production run.

Besides the gun, a device with a screen and exhaust (commonly sold with spot cleaning guns) will help to hold the shirt in place and to quickly dry the spot cleaned area of the garment. Until you can afford this exhaust product, fill a metal coffee can with misprinted shirts and use this as your base for spraying out the shirt. Always use a spot cleaning gun in a well-ventilated area. Continue reading

All Things Sublimation with Vik Patel

November 13th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We are excited to welcome in Vik Patel who is the Director of Business Development from Sawgrass Ink to talk all things sublimation. Vik has a diverse background in the industry and not only brings his knowledge from Sawgrass, but also his knowledge on the production side of the business. He is going to share some tips and trick with us as well and give us a look into the future of sublimation and what might be on the horizon as the sublimation market continues to grow.

Sponsored by: EnMart

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QUICK TIP NOVEMBER 13, 2015 BY AARON MONTGOMERY

How to Better Manage Your Social Media – One of the best apps available to help you manage the social media accounts is Hootsuite. This allows you to better schedule, better maintain and still interact without making Social Media a full-time job. It allows you to set up custom feeds, follow keywords and schedule social media. This allows you to schedule tweets, posts and more for the week and just check-in instead of having to be on social media all the time. Finally, my favorite part of the tool is that does auto scheduling and looks for the best time to send your posts for greatest exposure.

Equipment Leasing with Dick Clark Associates

October 23rd Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. On this week’s show, we’ll be talking leasing in and outs, and financing your business in general. Our guest will be David Harding, National Account Manager with Dick Clark Associates. Dick Clark himself may be joining us as well.

Sponsored by: EnMart

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QUICK TIP OCTOBER 23, 2015 BY TERRY COMBS

Pretreatment Methods for DTG – Best to Worse If it’s in your budget, buy an automatic pretreat machine. This will give you consistency with this critical step in the process. Be sure to check max pretreat area matches the potential print area of your DTG machine. Also check that the spraying process is completely enclosed. If not, be sure to spray away from your DTG machine.

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Transfers with Neenah Paper

Heat Transfer PaperOctober 9th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Heat Transfer Paper has been a staple of our industry for years and with the recent uptick in the laser transfer market, Terry and Aaron invited a guest from the paper company who has been the gold standard in transfer paper for years. We are excited to welcome Charlie Myers to talk all things Transfers with Neenah Paper. We will get into the history of Neenah and Transfer Paper, talk about what they are seeing today with the transfer paper market and what the future might hold.

Sponsored by: EnMart

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The Perpetuation of Bad Production Advice

The Perpetuation of Bad Production AdviceSeptember 25th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. There are production concepts that are either dated (a good idea 20 years ago) or just flat out bad advice, but they continue to be passed down and passed along to unsuspecting new decorators. On this week’s program, we’ll be talking about the how’s and why’s… and what you should be doing instead on your production floor!

Sponsored by: EnMart

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