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Pat McGrew

Pat McGrew is the Director and Evangelist for the Production Workflow Advisory Service at KeyPoint Intelligence/InfoTrends covering commercial, packaging and textile. As an analyst and industry educator, Pat works with InfoTrends’ customers and their clients to promote workflow effectiveness. Her background in transaction print, and data-driven customer communication complements her experience in production printing with offset, inkjet and toner.

Recent Posts

Workflows in Digital Textile are Different! (Part 2)

Posted by Pat McGrew on 7/6/18 3:36 PM

Textile printing is different than other types of printing, as are the workflows that support them all. While screen printing and rotary screen printing have been the stable main print technologies, the workflow elements have evolved continuously to support the needs of brands and designers, and the adoption of digital innovations. 

In our last blog post, we discussed the different components of the digital textile workflow, but we must also understand the business side of these operations, and how they are impacted in the process.

The Business of Digital Textile Printing

There are many cost models related to digital print production. First, your equipment will have a different operating profile from your conventional devices, so you should carefully consider how you amortize your equipment and your maintenance expenses. Digital devices should be run every day, even if you do not have paid work, so building in costs associated with running the machine and consumables to support those print runs should be part of the calculations. 

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Digital Printing, Digital Textile, Digital Textile Printing, Apparel, Garment Manufacturing

Workflows in Digital Textile are Different! (Part 1)

Posted by Pat McGrew on 7/2/18 11:06 AM

Textile printing is different than other types of printing, as are the workflows that support them all. While screen printing and rotary screen printing have been the stable main print technologies, the workflow elements have evolved continuously to support the needs of brands and designers. 

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Digital Textile, Fashion Industry, Digital Textile Printing, Fashion, Apparel, Garment Manufacturing, Retail Market Printing, Retail