Thursday, March 15, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM


  • 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 printer, digital decorator or a new company looking at the variables of all of the decorating processes to choose one for your company, this session 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 co-founded Digital Art Solutions to provide products and services to companies in the apparel decoration, sign making, awards and promotional products industries. Craig's approach to building a profitable business is based on a concept called ASSET. (A)rtwork +...

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Thursday, March 15, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Session Number:S07
This Seminar, second in the Master Decorator Series, is a rundown of the basic equipment, procedures and documentation need to run a screen printing shop. In this Seminar, you will learn: What equipment needs 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 over 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, NY and a screen-printing supply house in Denver, Colorado....

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Thursday, March 15, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


  • Session Number:S11
This Master Decorator Series Seminar, led by industry veteran Bill Garvin, provides a basic explanation of the 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... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Bill Garvin
Owner
BG Tech Services

I'm a 25 year veteran. I have the experience of working in the retail side of our Industry the first 8 years of my carrier, running everything from Screen Printing, Embroidery, Engraving and Pad Printing. The last 14 years has been dedicated to Embroidery. After that I worked for SWF...

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Friday, March 16, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM


  • Session Number:S18
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 and Education
Stahls' TV

Bob Robinson’s knowledge of production and business-to-business sales experience brings a benefit to customers seeking technical information, decorating techniques and product information for both apparel decoration and the sign industry. His production experience ranges from small custom orders to high-volume garment decorating by means of embroidery, cutting and heat seal...

Jenna Sackett
Education Specialist
Stahls' TV

Jenna Sackett is a Video Content Specialist at Stahls' TV. Jenna has been with Stahls' for over 3 years and during this time, has spent hours researching and learning new trends in the apparel decoration industry to teach decorators new and creative approaches to reach new markets. Jenna is a...

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Friday, March 16, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Session Number:S23
Sublimation is a 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 and more…the list is long. In this Master Decorator Series Seminar, learn how to... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Jimmy Lamb
Manager Of Education
Sawgrass

Award-winning author and International Speaker Jimmy Lamb, has over 25 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,...

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Friday, March 16, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


  • Session Number:S30
You only make money with your apparel decorating equipment when it is producing. Using direct-to-garment (DTG) as an example, Greg Kitson, a 43-year industry veteran and President of Mind's Eye Graphics in Decatur, Indiana will show how to create selling programs that not only keep your decorated apparel equipment running... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Greg Kitson
President
Mind's 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...

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