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Collage of Embroidered Baseball Caps at Northwest Custom Apparel
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How to promote your brand with Caps

Caps are a marketing tool The question is how to get more marketing bang for our buck. There are so many options to choose from that makes this process confusing. The objective is to capture eyeballs. If you are a mega size corporation you start looking at a medium to […]

4th Airlift Squadron Patch
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Custom Embroidered Patches USA made

Embroidered patches Embroidered patches are a economical way to decorate a item of apparel. The use of patches was very big during World War II. Each unit from a corps to a platoon used embroidered patches to promote comrade and a sense of belonging. After the war the market for […]

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Screen Printed T-Shirts add Value

T Shirt Quality There is a difference in tee shirt quality. Many manufacturers have introduced premium tee shirts which are a little finer, a little heavier and sized to fit. These are the styles that Northwest Custom Apparel offers its customers. The norm is now customers are asking for a […]

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Direct to Garment printing problems

Direct to Garment printing problems. I am going to try and summarize some of the problems which  do occur with DTG printing. Purchasing a DTG Printer One big problem is purchasing a machine which is designed for hobbyists. I won’t name them but you can figure out who they are […]

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Same day screen printing

Screen Printing vs Digital Printing The question always asked is what process is better for decorating tee shirt? Quality of the print One feature of digital to garment printing is the quality of the print. The detail on DTG printing is far superior to screen printing With dtg you can […]

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Tee, Tees and More Tees

Tees, Tees and more tees Our investment in a Kornit printer was a wise move. We purchased the unit with some reluctance because of the price. DTG Pricing You can expect to spend close to $300,000.00 for a new machine. We bit the bullet and purchased three.  We never looked […]

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Direct to garment printing has arrived

Direct to Garment printing is coming Direct to garment apparel printing is still a nascent industry. Right now it is so new that we have a hard time understanding of what DTG printing is. Essentially it is printing apparel using water based inks which contain no chemicals or toxic substances. […]

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The demise of screen printing

Screen printing is dying a slow death The last trade show I attended the big promotion was companies selling direct to garment printers (AKA DTG printers). The traditional screen print equipment companies were well represented but their booths were not as crowded as the DTG manufacturers. This new process draws […]

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Direct to Garment Tees are the way to go

Two proven methods of decorating tees There are two methods of decorating a tee shirt with ink. One is silk screening and the other is Direct to Garment printing. Silk Screening is a method where the ink is applied to the tee shirt via a mesh screen with the design […]