QUICK TIP OCTOBER 23, 2015 BY TERRY COMBS

Pretreatment Methods for DTG – Best to Worse If it’s in your budget, buy an automatic pretreat machine. This will give you consistency with this critical step in the process. Be sure to check max pretreat area matches the potential print area of your DTG machine. Also check that the spraying process is completely enclosed. If not, be sure to spray away from your DTG machine.

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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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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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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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August 14th Show Notes – Printing on Demand to Make More Profit

Printing on DemandAugust 14th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Aaron and Terry are back together again this week to discuss the power of adding Printing on Demand to Make More Profit to your decorating business. They will share, tips, tricks and niche markets to target for Printing on Demand to Make More Profit and doing on site printing services. They will discuss what printing on demand is and why you should look at printing on demand for your personalization business. They will also give you information about what equipment you need and why. Plus they will cover how to set-up at these events, upselling on the spot and what types of imprinted products work well. 

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August 7th Show Notes – Multi-Media Screen Printing Tips and Tricks

August 7th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. On this weeks show we’ll talk with Greg Gaardbo, the CEO and Creative Director with Shockwaves Promotional Products in Arlington Hts, Illinois (Greater Chicago). As many of our listeners are aware, Greg is well-known in our industry for his multi-media decoration. Greg will be sharing interesting Multi-Media Screen Printing Tips and Tricks on some very creative techniques to use in your own screen printing shops.

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QUICK TIP AUGUST 7, 2015 BY TERRY COMBS

Business Cards – Your business card says who you are, and beyond your vital information. A crisp, professional look will give the customer the impression that you will also be professional.

Today, there is absolutely no reason to have a low-end business card, though I see them all the time. Online companies offer full color business cards for around $25.00. Every business person today can and should have a professional looking card.

Many of your customers will never see your shop, so that card is their only physical evidence of your business. Keep your cards handy and ready to pass out at a moment’s notice. Remember, everyone is a potential customer, so don’t be stingy with those business cards. They’re cheap!

July 31st Show Notes – Sharing Information as a Marketing Tool


July 31st Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. This week we have brought back 2 of our favorite guest to take over the show once more. Kristine Shreve from EnMart and Erich Campbell from Black Duck will be joining Aaron and Terry to discuss the sharing of information as a marketing tool. Both Kristine and Erich are wonderful with sharing their knowledge through, blogs, articles, forums, seminars and more so they will share with us the what and how of this format as a marketing tool for their businesses.

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July 24th Show Notes – “Wish Someone Told Me That Before Starting My Business” Ideas

Starting a Business TipsJuly 24th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Starting a business is both exciting and frightening. On this week’s 2 Regular Guys podcast, we’ll talk about all the advice we and our listeners would like to have heard before getting involved in our own business opportunities. Tune in and share your own advice this week when we discuss, “What I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Business” and provide you with Starting a Business Tips.

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July 17th Show Notes – Industry Educational Community

Johnny ShellJuly 17th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We welcome back to the show, Johnny Shell, the Vice President of Technical Services for SGIA. He is going to bring us some information on the Educational Community and how it interacts with our industry, how you can get involved and what SGIA is doing to foster growth in our industry. We will get more details also about the continuing educational events that SGIA produces and more. If you like learning, this is the show for you!

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