That’s Just Not True

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We’ll dig down into a fun subject titled “That’s Just Not True” where we’ll talk about myths and misinformation throughout our industry. We will cover several different techniques, like Embroidery, Direct to Garment, Sublimation and more. We don’t need to name names, just want to clear up some things and try to get the correct information shared. We know many times there are lots of ways to do things, but we are trying to get to the best way to do things so people can maximize their profits.

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Embroidery by the Numbers with Erich Campbell

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. This week we welcome back into the show, the jet setting Erich Campbell of DecoNetwork. He has been traveling the country talking to businesses using the DecoNetwork Platform and we are going to ask him about embroidery by the numbers. We will use his extensive experience with embroidery and his new role with DecoNetwork to give us an in-depth look at costing and pricing your embroidery decorations.

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Calculating Your True Costs of Embroidery

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 struggles just to break even and the main culprit is the inability to truly calculate their costs and then accurately set their prices. This week we are circling back to wrap up this series with a friend of the show, Andrea Bommarito. She will dive into some pricing strategies and provide you with some great info that can help your business turn a profit by Calculating Your True Costs of Embroidery.

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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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I Wish Someone Told Me…

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron will be chatting with our good friend Erich Campbell from Black Duck. The conversation will be a wide open discussion of all the things we wished someone had told us before getting into our respective businesses.

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Embroidery Shop Tune Up with Printwear

April 8th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron welcome in for the first time Carly Hollman-Long, the Executive Editor of Printwear Magazine. We will also be joined by Erich Campbell of Black Duck and we will talk with both of them about the upcoming Shop Tune Up Printwear Magazine is giving away with Erich Campbell as the consultant. This is a great opportunity for Embroidery Shops around the country and we are going to discuss why. 

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Our Industry’s Evolution into Decorators

February 12th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron welcome in a long time friend and industry expert, Don Copeland. Don has been part of ColDesi for years and is a leading authority on all things DTG, Embroidery and beyond. Terry and Aaron are going to explore with Don how our industry has evolved from niches like embroiderer, screen printer, etc. to apparel decorators. More diversification – folks are adding vinyl graphics, rhinestone and other techniques to make money.

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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!

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QUICK TIP MAY 22nd, 2015 BY Andrea Bommarito

Small lettering in embroidery – This can be one of the most difficult tasks – just like embroidering/decorating different garments. We need to understand the properties of garments, backings, thread, needle, digitizing, etc. etc. One major part of embroidery that we have to understand is what the thread / needle relationship is. Needles are round and they penetrate fabric – or they separate fibers of fabric. Thread is also 3 dimensional in that it is twisted and is also round. It must work directly with the needle to make the stitch. So, when using these items for smaller/detailed work, it is helpful to work with smaller threads and needles – this helps by creating a smaller hole in the fabric and also decreases the bulk of the thread in such a small area. Using a smaller needle such as a 65/9 with a 60 weight thread can absolutely change the look of your small detailed work.

Live from ISS Long Beach Show Notes

Imprinted Sportswear ShowJanuary 18th Show Audio

This episode was a very special one for us and was also the first time we have done the show live from another event. We came to you all live from the Impressions Magazine booth at the ISS Long Beach 2014 show. Here is the list of wonderful guests we had stop by and chat with us.

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