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An Engaging Conversation

Posted by Christina Rosado on 11/6/19 7:15 AM

The first day of the inaugural PRINTING United trade show kicked off with a bang, with the excitement continuing into the Opening Night Party at Gilley’s Dallas. But the conversations were only getting started, with two more days for attendees to explore the event’s show floor, education and special events. This was especially the case for the apparel decorators community, who came together to connect with their peers at the Apparel Decorators Luncheon on Thursday, October 24. For some, it was a time to network within their industry and put faces to names, while for others, it was all about learning.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Printing United, Apparel Decorators, Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Business Operations

Growing as an Industry

Posted by Justin Lawrence on 6/26/19 9:10 AM

The apparel decoration industry has changed my life. I’m sure if you are reading this, you can share in my sentiment. What I haven't fully wrapped my head around yet is if it is going to send me to an early grave, or be the true catalyst in securing my family and my staff’s financial stability — maybe both?

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Topics: Research and Reporting, Apparel Decorators, ThreadX, Branding, Business Operations, Marketing

Duke Steerborn Gears Up for Dallas

Posted by Lon Winters on 6/19/19 12:07 PM

As the moon shown down on the bright lights of Las Vegas, a lone figure we call "Duke" packs up the last of SGIA Expo 2018. He'd had a great run in this town, but the time had come for new horizons. He hops into his classic, black '59, '60, '61 automobile, as Johnny Cash — the man in black himself — so sang, and drives off into the sunset.

A billboard catches his eye ... "PRINTING United."  He turns with eyes focused on the road — all set for the long drive to Dallas for bigger, better, bolder!

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Topics: Printing United, Apparel Decorators, Graphic Design

It's a Whole New Ballgame in Sports Merchandising

Posted by Greg Kitson on 5/15/19 1:42 PM

There’s nothing quite like the passion of a die-hard sports fan, but even so, young fans are starting to believe that style, design, illustration and colors (i.e., individual expression!) take precedence over traditional messages and basic logo design.

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Topics: Apparel Decorators, ThreadX, Branding, Sports Merchandising, Business Operations

Live Activation Leaders Weigh in on Growing Trend

Posted by Brett Bowden on 4/17/19 2:43 PM

It was a cool, brisk morning in San Diego. Navy ships were heading into the bay as apparel decorators from all over the country congregated in a meeting room at the Kona Kai Resort during THREADX 19. There was a great energy in the room as I walked onto the stage to moderate a panel with Tim Williams (YR Store), Max Hellmann (Family Industries) and Justin Moore (LivePrinting.com). These guys are the titans of live printing activations, working for the biggest brands in the world.

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Topics: Business Solutions, Apparel Decorators, ThreadX, Branding, Live Activation