Niche Markets in the Digital Age

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Niche markets are one of the 2 Regular Guys favorite subjects, and this week we are going to target specifically digital decorators. Maybe you have that shiny new toy and it is just sitting. Let’s get that tool to work making money. We will share many of the experiences and niches along with the how and why to get your creative juices flowing.

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Future of Garment Decoration with Brett Bowden

Future of Garment Decorating

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We are excited to welcome in Brett Bowden of Printed Threads. Brett is an industry speaker, teacher, and writer as well as the owner of Printed Threads. They were recognized by Inc. magazine in 2015 as the 826th fastest growing company on their list of 5000. We are going to talk to Brett about what he sees as the future of garment decoration. Brett has been instrumental in putting together the line up for ThreadX so we are going to get a preview as well as discuss how his business is changing and what he believes is important for garment decorators in the years to come.

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10 Things the 2 Regular Guys Would Like to See in 2018

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Every year in January, Terry and Aaron take a look forward at what we would like to see in the industry for the coming year. The ideas range from new products to new techniques, to new ways of doing business. We even call out some folks from time to time. Don’t miss this lively show and listen to what the 2 Regular Guys want for our industry. Plus enjoy some new fun segments for 2018!

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Direct to Garment Deep Dive with Matt Rhome of Epson

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Matthew Rhome with Epson America was an early innovator in direct-to-garment. In fact, much earlier than most people realize. We’ll be talking about where the industry came from, where it is today, and where we anticipate DTG being tomorrow. This direct to garment deep dive will cover everything from light to dark shirts and give you the info you need to create awesome shirts with your DTG machine.

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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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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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200th Episode with 200 Niche Markets

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. It has been over 4 years and we are excited to bring you our 200th Episode. In celebration of the 200th Episode, Terry and Aaron are going to give you 200 Niche Markets and share your ideas that you submitted via the hashtag #200NicheMarkets. This will be a fun and fast paced episode with lots of great ideas for new markets to explore.

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10 Things We Would Like to See

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron take a look forward at what we would like to see in the industry for the coming year. 10 Things We Would Like to See.  The ideas range from new products to new techniques, to new ways of doing business. We even call out some folks from time to time. Don’t miss this lively show and listen to what the 2 Regular Guys want for our industry. Plus enjoy some new fun segments for 2017!

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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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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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