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Thursday, March 15, 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

  • Room: Show Floor-Booth 1507

  • Session Number:ST1
What are ways you can add value to a commoditized industry?  We ask for better prices, but is that what we really need? We try to pay people the least, but is that the way to get the best? Value has been driven out of our industry and, as a... ...read more...
Ryan Moor

Ryan Moor is the founder and CEO of Ryonet, a business he started in 2004 after printing shirts in his garage for his punk rock band. Since that time, Ryonet has grown to 120 team members who have been a part of helping more than 100,000 screen printing companies from...

Thursday, March 15, 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

  • Room: Show Floor-Booth 1507

  • Session Number:ST2
It is hard to control all of the variables in printing, but what we can do is set customer expectations.  This is a time learn and share examples of how we can save our butts with simple communication....
Brett Bowden
Printed Threads

Brett Bowden got his start in the industry when he opened his first screen printing shop called The Merchandise Factory in 2000. In 2010, he formed Printed Threads in Keller, Texas. Starting in his garage, the company has since grown to four automatics. In 2015, Inc. magazine ranked the business...

Thursday, March 15, 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

  • Room: Show Floor-Booth 1507

  • Session Number:ST3
Join industry expert, Bill Garvin, for a Q&A discussion on tension, bobbin case, thread types, and needles....
Bill Garvin
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...

Friday, March 16, 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

  • Room: Show Floor-Booth 1507

  • Session Number:ST4
This Shop Talk will give attendees a list of questions to ask every DTG vendor, and why. Understanding the process and the product will help attendees be educated buyers....
Terry Combs
Sales & Training
Equipment Zone

Terry Combs is a 35+ year veteran of the garment-printing industry, and has managed production shops large and small across the United States. He has written hundreds of management and technical articles for garment printing publications and spoken at industry events worldwide. He is currently in sales and training with...

Friday, March 16, 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

  • Room: Show Floor-Booth 1507

  • Session Number:ST5
Top ten pieces of advice to give to someone starting a sublimation business and what are some of the pitfalls to avoid in the sublimation process including the graphics and the pressing....
Colin Van Lint
JDS Industries, Inc.

Colin Van Lint is a Sublimation Specialist that started with JDS Industries in August of 2015. Colin graduated with a Bachelors of Art with an emphasis on Multimedia Design from Northern State University in 2014 where he learned graphic design skills. While attending college he worked as a Computer and...

Friday, March 16, 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

  • Room: Show Floor-Booth 1507

  • Session Number:ST6
80% of your profits come from 20% of your customers AND 80% of your problems come from a different 20% of your customers.  Find out how to manage these statistics for PROFITability....
Greg Kitson
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...

Saturday, March 17, 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

  • Room: Show Floor-Booth 1507

  • Session Number:ST7
Dane Clement will discuss some of the trends in the garment decorating industry. He'll discuss such things as the growing popularity of full-color graphics and the personalization and customization of designs for use on garments and other products. Find out what "tools" you'll need in your toolbox to start incorporating... ...read more...
Dane Clement
Great Dane Graphics

Dane Clement is President of Great Dane Graphics, a GroupeStahl company, specializing in the creation of production-ready stock art for the apparel decorating industry. He is also the Vice-President of Art and Creative Process for GroupeSTAHL. Clement has been speaking and writing for the decorated apparel industry since 1987. He...

Saturday, March 17, 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

  • Room: Show Floor-Booth 1507

  • Session Number:ST8
Everybody wants to save money, especially on the cost of there ink usage and yield. But the one thing that can increase your ink yields 10-15%, it is a second thought to most screen printing shops....
Richard Greaves
Greaves Enterprises

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