Artwork for Direct-to-Garment – Artwork from our customers is the most difficult area for most operators. Customers tend to provide very low resolution files and often from non-art programs such as Microsoft Word. Sometimes, it’s simply a matter of asking the customer for the proper artwork, since most of our customers do not know exactly what we need from them to print the best graphic.
What we want is a 300dpi file saved at the full size it will be printed on the shirt. Many customers will want to give us jpg files since that is a common way to save information, but a jpg limits our ability to manipulate the file if necessary. Ideally we want our customer to provide us with a png, psd or eps file, saved with a transparent background.
December 6th Show Audio
Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from December 6th, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. Harry Oster the President of Equipment Zone in Franklin Lakes, N.J., joined us to discuss the origins of direct to garment printing and where we stand with this technology today. Continue reading
November 15th Show Audio
Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from November 15th, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. The guys were joined by Jay Busselle who is a CorelDraw expert and gave us lots of information and plenty to Corel Draw Tips and Tricks. Continue reading
October 4th Show Audio
Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from October 4th where we will go over some more Niche Markets in our Industry. Continue reading
July 5th Show Audio
Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from July 5th, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. Happy Independence Day to all of our listeners in the USA! Continue reading
Direct to garment printing has come a long way since it first hit our industry as a decorating method that is here to stay back in 2004. There have been many highs and lows and today you have a lot of choices all of which fit certain business models. The down side is the relatively high investment cost of the equipment at first which means you must have a market in place to quick realize any return on investment. So how do you get into that market and not run your self out of business first? Heat Transfers is the answer Continue reading