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Thursday, September 06, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM


  • Room:N210A
  • Session Number:S02
The Master Decorator Series kicks off with this important Seminar on basic art production. No matter whether you are an embroiderer, screen printing, digital decorator or a new company looking at the variables of all of the decorating processes to choose one for your company, this Seminar is a starting... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Craig Mertens
President
Digital Art Solutions

Craig Mertens is the President and CEO of Digital Art Solutions. Craig has been working in the apparel decoration industry for over 30 years. The Mertens family owned one of the largest screen-printing and embroidery businesses in the western United States. Prior to co-founding Digital Art Solutions, Craig was a...

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Thursday, September 06, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Room:N210A
  • Session Number:S06
This Seminar, second in the Master Decorator Series, is a rundown of the basic equipment, procedures and documentation need to run a screen-print shop. In this Seminar, you will learn: What equipment neededs are necessary to start a textile screen printing business Space considerations Procedures to have a quality and productive business ...
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Charlie Taublieb
President
Taublieb Consulting

Charlie Taublieb is a technical screen-printing consultant with more than 40 years in the industry. Charlie has worked in all aspects of the industry from designing facilities to resolving technical problems. He owned an award winning automated screen-printing company in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a screen-printing supply house in Denver, Colo....

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Thursday, September 06, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


  • Room:N210B
  • Session Number:S09
This Master Decorator Series Seminar, led by industry veteran Bill Garvin, provides a basic explanation of types and brands of embroidery machines, as well as what software can do with them. The basic understanding of the production of the embroidery process will be covered. In this Seminar, you'll learn: What questions to... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Bill Garvin
Owner
BG Tech Services

I'm a 25-year industry veteran. I have had the experience of working in the retail side of our Industry the first eight years of my career, running everything from screen printing, embroidery, engraving and pad printing. The past 14 years has been dedicated to embroidery. I worked for SWF east...

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Friday, September 07, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM


  • Room:N210A
  • Session Number:S14
This Seminar will outline the core skill set required to effectively produce graphics in CorelDRAW for apparel decoration and personalization. Users will experience the steps for producing apparel graphics from concept to production. The Seminar will focus on design and production techniques for sublimation, screen printing, heat applied graphics with... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Craig Mertens
President
Digital Art Solutions

Craig Mertens is the President and CEO of Digital Art Solutions. Craig has been working in the apparel decoration industry for over 30 years. The Mertens family owned one of the largest screen-printing and embroidery businesses in the western United States. Prior to co-founding Digital Art Solutions, Craig was a...

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  • Introductory-Intermediate

  • Room:N210C
  • Session Number:S15
Are you looking for ways to start a T-shirt printing business or expand your shop's capabilities with a heat press? This Master Decorator Series Seminar will answer all of your basic questions about heat printing. Find out what it takes to be successful in the highly profitable world of heat... ...read more...
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Bob Robinson
Sales & Education
Stahls'

Bob Robinson's knowledge of production and business-to-business sales experience brings a benefit to customers seeking technical information, decorating techniques, placement specs as well as product information for apparel decoration. His production experience has ranged from small custom orders to high-volume garment decorating by means of embroidery, cutting and heat-seal applications....

Jenna Sackett
Stahls' TV Educator
Stahls'

Jenna Sackett is an Educator and Content Creator for Stahls' TV. Beginning in 2012, Jenna worked for Stahls' CAD-CUT’ direct as an Outbound Call Representative with a dominant focus on all things heat-transfer vinyl. Following her success at CAD-CUT direct, she advanced in sales and became a dedicated Inside sales...

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Friday, September 07, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Room:N210C
  • Session Number:S19
Sublimation is digital printing application that utilizes a unique molecular bonding process to permanently apply full-color, high definition images to a variety of products. Apparel, promotional products, plaques and awards, signage, photo products, personalized gifts…the list is long. In this Master Decorator Series Seminar, learn how to bring sublimation in-house,... ...read more...
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Jimmy Lamb
Manager Of Education
Sawgrass

Award-winning author and International Speaker Jimmy Lamb, has more than 28 years of product-decoration business experience. Mr. Lamb has extensive knowledge in many facets of digital decorating and embellishing including business startup, applications, techniques, marketing, sales, mobile, production and management. He has owned and operated a successful production facility, started...

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Friday, September 07, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


  • Room:N210D
  • Session Number:S24
You only make money with your apparel decorating equipment when it is producing. Using DTG as an example, Greg Kitson, a 43-year industry veteran and president of Mind's Eye Graphics in Decatur, Ind., will show how to create selling programs that not only keep your decorated apparel equipment running but... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Greg Kitson
President
Minds Eye Graphics, Inc.

Greg Kitson founded Mind’s Eye Graphics Inc. in 1980 and began the business as a back room operation of a small town family shoe store where he had been using heat-applied textile graphics since 1974 at the age of 17. By 1984 the one-man screen-printing operation had replaced the shoe...

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