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!

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Dealing with Heat Transfer Lines – I have heard and seen all sorts of remedies for when your transfer paper on liner causes polyester garments to have a permanent line around the graphics. There is not 1 solutions that works for everyone, but I have 4 ideas you should try. I’ll share one with you here and then direct you to my blog to find out more. Make the paper larger than the heat press as this will illuminate the paper causing the lines. One thing to note, you can still have issues with the edge of the heat press causing lines, but this is  normally due to having way too much pressure. For 3 more ideas and a video, check out my Blog.

Everything you Need to Know about Embroidery Supplies with Kristine Shreve

Embroidery SuppliesSeptember 18th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. This week we welcome back friend of the show, Kristine Shreve from EnMart to explore the world of Embroidery Supplies. Admittedly Embroidery is an area of weakness from the 2 Regular Guys, so we are fortunate to have experts we can call on to get you details you need to know. We will talk bobbins, threads and backers oh my! Tune in to learn what your embroidery business needs to be successful after you have purchased that embroidery machine.

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Using Refillable Cartridges with a Small Format Epson – The printer of choice today for outputting film positives is an Epson small format device such as the 1430. The only drawback is the standard 18ml cartridge. Refillable cartridges are the best option to save substantial dollars on ink. Continue reading

Niche Markets for Direct-to-Garment Printing

Niche Markets for Direct-to-Garment PrintingSeptember 4th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Finding a niche market has two parts. First you need to determine the capabilities of your chosen decoration method. Second, what options in the marketplace are best suited to that technology? On our show this week we’ve determined our decoration method will be direct-to-garment. Part two will be a discussion of niche markets best suited to this process. Niche Markets for Direct-to-Garment Printing!

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Sales Tip – Many small business people wear all the hats, including the salesperson hat. For non-professional sales people the process of sales is daunting and scary. I’m hear to say that one of the best techniques for sales is to try to get told NO. Let that sink in.. Get told NO. This helps overcome that fear by making it the goal and helps you get to yes. Read all about this technique at my Blog.

What is all this talk about White Toner Transfers?

White Toner TransfersAugust 28th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Aaron welcomes in Jim Tenholder from ISW to talk about the latest market buzz, White Toner Transfers. Jim and Aaron will discuss what these white toner laser transfer systems are all about, how they fit into the personalization market and also also give some tips and tricks for making the OKI Data printers become the most loved piece of equipment in your business. White Toner Transfers!

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Get ALL the Right Tools – Make sure you are making the proper investment in all the tools in your business. Be in business and be professional. Getting a cheap heat press and then blaming it on the transfer or saying the printer does work when you have crummy shirts. Give yourself less headaches by investing in the proper tools from A to Z.

When Employees Choose to Leave

When Employees Choose to LeaveAugust 21st Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Aaron and Terry discussed the thousand reasons people leave good jobs. As a manager or owner you can name them all. But in reality, people don’t usually leave a job. They leave their boss. We’ll discuss the whys and hows of turnover in your own business. When Employees Choose to Leave!

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Screen Printing Chemicals – My tip of the week is about properly applying chemicals in the screen print shop. This is a very simple but very effective tip. By effective I mean both easier and saving dollars. And I must credit 2RG’s friend Dave Gehrich from Atlas Screen Supply with this suggestion. Dave is a chemical guy and he knows his stuff, so pay attention! When applying chemicals such as press wash, most users will fill a shop rag with chemical and wipe the screen. By spraying the chemical directly on the screen, squeegee onto a rag shirt or pellon, and then wiping, you’ll use a fraction of the chemical.