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Screen printers are becoming dinosaures

Contract Screen Printing Contract screen printing defines a company who will print garments and not require that they be purchased from them. Customers like to purchase their garments at Costco or with on line distribution companies. They then bring them to a screen shop for decorating. This way they are […]

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Teamwork brings success

Teamwork is the key to success. Have you ever been on a sports team which can seem to loose and you don’t have any superstars on the team. This is what is known as playing as one to achieve the goal of winning. Think hard because this is how winners […]

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Flash Stores for group sales

Group selling is a real nightmare. Collecting individual checks (which at times bounce), collecting cash (gets misplaced) and trying to collect from members of the group who won’t pony up their money. This is the biggest problem when selling to a group of individuals who want you to do all […]

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Direct to Garment Printer Explodes

Direct to Garment printer explodes. This sounds crazy but it is true. We have been using DTG printers since 2009 and this one was probably just exhausted and worn out. We don’t want to name the manufacturer because we made a lot of money with that machine. We are up […]

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The tees made it to the funeral service

Northwest Custom Apparel had a unusual request this week because of our ability to deliver printed tees in one day. A group of gentlemen who belonged to a select club wanted to celebrate their compadre who had just passed. They needed the shirts to wear to the memorial service and […]

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On Demand Direct to Garment Tee

The buzzword these days is on demand printed tees. On demand tees is a new term to promote direct to garment printing. (DTG printing) DTG printing is a completely different process from regular silk screen printing. It is different because DTG does not use screens in the process. The whole […]

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Define the embroidery process

Removing chaos from the embroidery production department. You can bring order to your chaos if you just write it down. We are going to address job descriptions and why they should be written down. This is an excellent way to fine tune your company and define everyone’s responsibilities. Even small […]

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Gross Automat Embroidery Machines

First American made embroidery machines. The Gross Embroidery Automat was the first company manufacturing multihead embroidery machines in the USA. The brothers Charles and Raymond Gross had a lock on the market with their machines. These are the machines first used by golf shirt companies.  Most notably Munsingwear with the […]

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Applique goes to the bottom line

Appliqués save money Appliqués save money because they can reduce stitch count which will allow you to decrease your production time and earn more money. For example we have had 100,000 stitch design reduced to 20,000 using the appliqué technique. One important fact is that appliqués have a higher perceived […]