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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November 8th, 2013 Show Notes – The Creative Process

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November 8th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from November 8th, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. The guys let Kristine Shreve and Erich Campbell take over the show (which they did a fantastic job with) and talked about the creative process. Continue reading

October 4th, 2013 Show Notes – Niche Markets in Our Industry Part 3

Finding a Targeted NicheOctober 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

August 2nd, 2013 Show Notes – How to Learn to Digitize for Embroidery

August 2nd Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from August 2nd, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. This show we brought in an embroidery and digitizing expert, Erich Campbell of Black Duck Embroidery and Screen Printing to tell us what we should know about how to digitize for embroidery. Continue reading