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Wednesday, March 20, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: 311

  • Session Number:W01
Learn the fundamentals of screen printing to keep your shop running smoothly and efficiently. This workshop will take you through the basics from the art department to screen making, job set-up, production and troubleshooting. A design will be set up and printed along with other demonstrations. This workshop has some... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
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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  • Room: 313

  • Session Number:W02
Embroidery is an art governed by science. Your ability to capture your subject in this medium is enhanced by using thread rather than paint. Thread will shimmer in the light and can appear to take on a matte finish. To master digitizing, it is important to develop techniques that will... ...read more...
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Lee Caroselli-Barnes
Owner
Balboa Threadworks

After college in Texas and Colorado, Lee entered the imprinted sportswear industry through family retail stores in Vail, Colo. After leaving Vail, In 1987, Lee, and her brother Keith, exhibited at their first ISS Show showing the beginning of their award-winning collection of stock designs, which featured low-stitch designs that...

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  • Room: 315

  • Session Number:W03
When you're new to screen printing, the whole process can be pretty daunting. In this class, Dane will discuss the fundamentals that you will need to know for creating artwork for screen printing and making sure it is set up properly to produce on screen. Learning and understanding the basic... ...read more...
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Dane Clement
President
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...

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  • Room: 314

  • Session Number:W04
With so many fabrics, and so many processes, it can get confusing! With just a heat press and the right process, you can have a successful heat printing business! Jenna Sackett and Bob Robinson will help take the confusion out of it all by guiding you to the right decoration... ...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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Wednesday, March 20, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room: 318

  • Session Number:S01
You will receive the best value by attending all three seminars, as they build upon each other.  10 things to make your business better! Work with Greg Kitson as he shares more than 40 years of successful decorated apparel business ownership insight. You will break success down into a linear plan... ...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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  • Introductory-Advanced

Wednesday, March 20, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    **This Workshop is NOT affiliated with the ISS Conference Program and is free to attend.** Click here to register: https://www.equipmentzone.com/register/atlantic-city-2019.php Sponsored by Epson and presented by Equipment Zone.  Before you buy a DTG printer you should attend this presentation! If you want to learn how to increase sales and avoid drama with Direct-To-Garment... ...read more...


      Wednesday, March 20, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

      • Room: 318

      • Session Number:S02
      You will receive the best value by attending all three seminars, as they build upon each other.  The hardest part of progress for many struggling business owners is deciding where to start and what to fix first. Join Greg Kitson, whose more 40 years of successful decorated apparel business ownership combined... ...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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      • Introductory-Advanced

      Wednesday, March 20, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

      • Room: 311

      • Session Number:W05
      Learn the fundamentals of screen printing to keep your shop running smoothly and efficiently. This workshop will take you through the basics from the art department to screen making, job set-up, production and trouble shooting. A design will be set up and printed along with other demonstrations. This Workshop has... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      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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      • Room: 313

      • Session Number:W06
      Learn how your machine works, and how a stitch is created. Find out why a little TLC daily is the key to consistency and success. Take you money maker, your embroidery machine to the next level. In this Workshop, you'll learn: How to maintain your machine What are tensions, and why do the... ...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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      • Room: 315

      • Session Number:W07
      This workshop will first focus on Vector programs like Illustrator and Corel and secondly, Photoshop. Learn what you need to know about color separations in this workshop.  In this Workshop, you'll learn: How to color separate for T-shirts How to improve poor quality artwork Basic and advanced techniques for graphic programs ...
      Speaker(s)
      Scott Fresener
      Director
      T-Biz Network International LLC

      Scott Fresener has been in the industry since 1970 and is the co-author of the book “How To Print T-shirts For Fun And Profit” along with hundreds of online videos. He created automated separation programs called T-Seps and FastFilms, and is considered a pioneer in the direct-to-garment printing segment. Scott...

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      • Room: 314

      • Session Number:W08
      Heat transfer vinyl (HTV), sign vinyl and rhinestones all are powerful tools on their own. This class demonstrates the strengths of mixing these medias together to provide products your customers can't get anywhere else. Learn how Matt Vassallo, TRW's CEO, used multi-decoration to grow his business from a bedroom to... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Matt Vassallo
      CEO/Owner
      TRW

      Matt Vassallo is the founder and CEO of The Rhinestone World, Inc. (TRW), an international distributor of apparel and decal related software, equipment, and supplies. While working as a full-time teacher, Matt launched his company out of a bedroom of his home in 2006 selling finished rhinestone and vinyl products....

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      Wednesday, March 20, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

      • Room: 318

      • Session Number:S03
      You will receive the best value by attending all three seminars, as they build upon each other.  Now that you have decided “What to fix” in your growing decorated-apparel business, join Greg Kitson of Mind’s Eye Graphics to learn how to do it. Kitson will share with you simple methods of... ...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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      • Introductory-Advanced

      Thursday, March 21, 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

      • Room: 313

      • Session Number:S04
      Learn the fundamentals that you need for building beautiful, well-running designs. In-depth training that will give you the foundation for a great digitizing career. In this Seminar, you'll learn: Where to begin The three stitches to master To digitize with confidence ...
      Speaker(s)
      Lee Caroselli-Barnes
      Owner
      Balboa Threadworks

      After college in Texas and Colorado, Lee entered the imprinted sportswear industry through family retail stores in Vail, Colo. After leaving Vail, In 1987, Lee, and her brother Keith, exhibited at their first ISS Show showing the beginning of their award-winning collection of stock designs, which featured low-stitch designs that...

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      • Introductory-Basic
      • Room: 311

      • Session Number:S05
      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 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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      • Room: 315

      • Session Number:S06
      This might sound like something out of a fairytale fiction, but it isn't. As an extension to value-based pricing, you'll learn how to differentiate yourself in a way where your competition can never go. You'll also learn strategies that can add up to 15 gross margin points to your average... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Mark Coudray
      Principal
      Coudray Growth Technologies

      Mark A. Coudray is a respected and well-known industry pioneer, innovator and strategist. His works have been published in more than 500 papers, columns, features and articles in every major graphics publication in the U.S. and abroad in addition to hundreds of blog and forum posts. He is a...

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      • Introductory-Advanced
      • Room: 314

      • Session Number:S07
      Spark your apparel sales with the hottest products in apparel and heat printing. Join the Stahls' educators to learn new products and heat-printing techniques that will grow your business in 2019. Be among the first to experience new heat-printing products and discover new ideas, and how to print the top... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      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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      • Introductory-Basic
      • Room: 318

      • Session Number:S08
      PROFITable pricing is more than simply collecting competitors’ price lists and making sure your price is “A nickel less than the other guy.” Greg Kitson of Mind’s Eye Graphics will guide you through the data points and questions you need to understand to ensure your pricing is competitive, easy to... ...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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      • Introductory-Advanced

      Thursday, March 21, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

      • Room: Shop Talks - Show Floor
      Come "Talk Shop" with Ink Kitchen in the Arena! Learn from top experts in relaxed free 20-minute sessions and come ready with questions. 10:30 AM  - High Density Special Effects: Art and Printing | KC Hruby                    11:00 AM - Bobbin Tension:A Key to Embroidery Production | Bill Garvin 12:00 PM - Dye MIgration,... ...read more...
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      Thursday, March 21, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

      • Room: 313

      • Session Number:S09
      For beginners, or just thinking of getting started, learn about machine, pricing, software and much more… In this Seminar, you'll learn: What machine should you buy, and why What software may be right for you To invest wisely and understand pricing ...
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      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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      • Introductory-Basic
      • Room: 311

      • Session Number:S10
      Every apparel decorator understands that creation of samples is the best way to create new sales.  Every decorator also understands that samples take time to create and time is his most important asset.  Spend 75 minutes with 40-year apparel decorator Greg Kitson of Mind’s Eye Graphics to understand why samples... ...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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      • Room: 315

      • Session Number:S11
      Want to start taking your artwork to the next level but not sure where to start? Are your customers looking for something more than a 1-2 color clipart design for their upcoming events? Photoshop is a great tool to help enhance your artwork. While many may find it daunting, it... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Dane Clement
      President
      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...

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      • Introductory
      • Room: 314

      • Session Number:S12
      This seminar covers the good, the bad, and the ugly of direct-to-garment printing and offers great insight into how to determine if DTG fits in your company and what to look for in machines. It also details the issues with DTG and how to overcome them and how to make... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Scott Fresener
      Director
      T-Biz Network International LLC

      Scott Fresener has been in the industry since 1970 and is the co-author of the book “How To Print T-shirts For Fun And Profit” along with hundreds of online videos. He created automated separation programs called T-Seps and FastFilms, and is considered a pioneer in the direct-to-garment printing segment. Scott...

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      • Introductory-Advanced
      • Room: 318

      • Session Number:S13
      This seminar will cover key embroidery measurements that will help you control design outcomes. The measurements will allow you to analyze designs, replicate settings and techniques, and correct poor outcomes. This seminar will include a discussion of testing methods to make your process more efficient and repeatable. In this Seminar, you'll... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Erich Campbell
      Program Manager, Commercial Division
      BriTon Leap

      Erich Campbell is an award-winning machine embroidery digitizer and designer, frequently contributing articles and interviews to embroidery industry magazines both in the U.S. and the UK. as well as a host of blogs, social media groups, and other industry resources. Erich has done many jobs in the industry from creating...

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      • Introductory-Basic

      Thursday, March 21, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

      • Room: 313

      • Session Number:S14
      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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      • Room: 311

      • Session Number:S15
      Tackle twill/applique and puff embroidery can be very intimidating when it comes to achieving quality. In this seminar, we will go over methods on how to take on these advanced decoration techniques. In this Seminar, you'll learn: How to do tackle twill How to do puff embroidery How to digitize for both tackle twill and... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Mike Doe
      Sr. Applications Engineer
      Melco International

      I was introduced to sewing by my father back in 1979. During his time in the Navy, he learned how to intricately sew upholstery in the boats that he managed in Vietnam. As part of my childhood, he taught me the trade of sewing the different upholsteries in boats and...

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      • Introductory-Intermediate
      • Room: 315

      • Session Number:S16
      Cash in on the demand for performancewear products popularized by companies like Nike and Under Armour by personalizing moisture-wicking apparel using sublimation. Learn what poly-performance apparel is, how to evaluate products, and the step-by-step process for sublimating shirts and socks without ghosting, blue specks or transfer lines. In this Seminar, you'll... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      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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      • Introductory-Advanced
      • Room: 314

      • Session Number:S17
      Special embroidery threads differ from the standard 40-weight threads. They are different in thickness, sheen, coloration and fiber content, and may or may not have a special effect. Common specialty threads include metallics, mattes, thick threads, thin threads, variegated, ombré, twists, fluorescents, glow-in-the-dark and solar color-changing threads. See how specialty... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Collleen Hartigan
      Consultant
      Madeira USA

      Colleen Hartigan is a 35-year veteran of the embroidery and apparel decoration industry. Former Executive Vice President of Madeira USA, she has now retired and works as a consultant for Madeira USA and Madeira Germany sharing her extensive knowledge of the embroidery industry and the embroidery process. A seasoned speaker...

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      • Introductory-Intermediate
      • Room: 318

      • Session Number:S18
      In this fast-paced seminar, shops will learn the secrets behind increasing their production workflow speed. Learn how to produce more per day, with great quality than ever before. In this Seminar, you'll learn: The basic concepts of production workflow and how they relate to understanding scheduling How the "Theory of Constraints" can help... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Marshall Atkinson
      Owner
      Atkinson Consulting LLC

      Gilbert, Arizona-based, Marshall Atkinson is one of the leading production and efficiency experts for the decorated apparel industry. He is the owner of Atkinson Consulting, LLC. As a coach for shops in the industry, Atkinson focuses on operational efficiency, continuous improvement and workflow strategy, business planning, employee motivation, management and...

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      • Introductory-Advanced

      Friday, March 22, 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

      • Room: 313

      • Session Number:S19
      Less is more with embroidery. Make every stitch count and cut out the extras! The biggest problem we have is too many stitches. Too many stitches mean thread breaks, too many stitches mean distorted designs and letters, and too many stitches mean poor quality and high cost. In this Seminar, you'll... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Lee Caroselli-Barnes
      Owner
      Balboa Threadworks

      After college in Texas and Colorado, Lee entered the imprinted sportswear industry through family retail stores in Vail, Colo. After leaving Vail, In 1987, Lee, and her brother Keith, exhibited at their first ISS Show showing the beginning of their award-winning collection of stock designs, which featured low-stitch designs that...

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      • Introductory-Advanced
      • Room: 311

      • Session Number:S20
      Learn, why you hate hats; learn to love them, and not avoid the sale. Learn to not break needles, and cause damage to your money maker, your embroidery machine. In this Seminar, you'll learn: To hoop hats properly What speed to run at Why we do not start in the center on hats, WHAT?! ...
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      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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      • Introductory-Advanced
      • Room: 315

      • Session Number:S21
      Practice makes efficient! Join Matt Vassallo, owner and CEO of TRW, as he shares key production tips to make your production process more efficient. The strategies shared in this course have been refined over years of experience in the custom apparel and decal industry. Don't waste time and money trying... ...read more...
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      Matt Vassallo
      CEO/Owner
      TRW

      Matt Vassallo is the founder and CEO of The Rhinestone World, Inc. (TRW), an international distributor of apparel and decal related software, equipment, and supplies. While working as a full-time teacher, Matt launched his company out of a bedroom of his home in 2006 selling finished rhinestone and vinyl products....

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      • Introductory
      • Room: 314

      • Session Number:S22
      A heat press is the most diverse piece of equipment in an apparel decorator’s shop. With just a heat press, your business can profit through decorated t-shirts, hoodies, team uniforms, and hundreds of more opportunities! Join the Stahls’ experts to see hands-on experiences, and live demonstrations and learn new ways... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      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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      • Room: 318

      • Session Number:S23
      In this fast-paced seminar, shops will learn the secrets behind increasing their production workflow speed. Learn how to produce more per day, with great quality than ever before.  In this Seminar, you'll learn:  The basic concepts of production workflow and how they relate to understanding scheduling  How the "Theory of Constraints" can help... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Marshall Atkinson
      Owner
      Atkinson Consulting LLC

      Gilbert, Arizona-based, Marshall Atkinson is one of the leading production and efficiency experts for the decorated apparel industry. He is the owner of Atkinson Consulting, LLC. As a coach for shops in the industry, Atkinson focuses on operational efficiency, continuous improvement and workflow strategy, business planning, employee motivation, management and...

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      • Introductory-Advanced

      Friday, March 22, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

      • Room: Shop Talks - Show Floor
      Come "Talk Shop" with Ink Kitchen in the Arena! Learn from top experts in relaxed free 20-minute sessions and come ready with questions. 10:30 AM - Sustainability: Fact and BS | Kriya Stevens 11:00 AM - Customer Service | Brett Bowden 11:30 AM - Hybrid Printing | Michelle Moxley 12:00 PM - From the White House to Sleepless... ...read more...
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      Friday, March 22, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

      • Room: 313

      • Session Number:S24
      Sometimes the reclaim room is the starting point for new employees, or where bad employees are banished. When, in fact, if we treated screens as the equipment they are, we would put our best people and evaluate our process. This is where the bottlenecks of production are and it seems... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Alan Howe
      Tech Sales
      Saati

      Alan Howe is a native of Detroit, Mich., with 31 years of industry experience. He entered the industry in 1987 with an equipment manufacturer and has since held technical-sales and management positions with well-known companies including Jay Products and Easiway Systems. Alan resides in Columbiaville, Mich., and is a Technical...

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      • Introductory-Intermediate
      • Room: 311

      • Session Number:S25
      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 is necessary to start a textile screen printing business Space considerations Procedures to have a quality and productive business ...
      Speaker(s)
      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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      • Room: 315

      • Session Number:S26
      Knowing the current logo, color and design trends that clients are looking for — and how to achieve them — will help your company become their go-to decorator. In this seminar, you'll see what's popular in logo colors, shapes, sizes, customization and more. Keeping on top of what works in... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Collleen Hartigan
      Consultant
      Madeira USA

      Colleen Hartigan is a 35-year veteran of the embroidery and apparel decoration industry. Former Executive Vice President of Madeira USA, she has now retired and works as a consultant for Madeira USA and Madeira Germany sharing her extensive knowledge of the embroidery industry and the embroidery process. A seasoned speaker...

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      • Introductory-Intermediate
      • Room: 314

      • Session Number:S27
      We've all heard the term "Lifetime Customer Value," but do you really know what it is and how to calculate it? Beyond having customers for life, you'll want to know what the profitability of those customers are. You'll be shocked to learn that some customers are worth more than 7X... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Mark Coudray
      Principal
      Coudray Growth Technologies

      Mark A. Coudray is a respected and well-known industry pioneer, innovator and strategist. His works have been published in more than 500 papers, columns, features and articles in every major graphics publication in the U.S. and abroad in addition to hundreds of blog and forum posts. He is a...

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      • Introductory-Advanced
      • Room: 318

      • Session Number:S28
      Product decoration and customization using digital processes such as sublimation, inkjet and laser printing is the fast-growing area of the imprinted products industry. Learn how the processes work, what it costs and how the processes compare to each other informative seminar. You may be surprised at how easy and inexpensive... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      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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      • Introductory-Basic

      Friday, March 22, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

      • Room: 313

      • Session Number:S29
      This seminar will provide a look into the future of apparel manufacturing and the important role digital textile printing technology will have. You'll learn about new technologies, market share for each technology, and what the future will hold. In this Seminar, you'll learn: To understand digital inkjet technologies used for apparel About the... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Johnny Shell
      Vice President
      SGIA

      Johnny Shell has served as Vice President, Print Technology & Training for SGIA since 1998. In this role, he directs and coordinates the activities of the Technical Services department and works to educate the industry on the capabilities and viability of specialty printing. Shell also teaches numerous workshops annually, and...

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      Handout(s)
      • Basic
      • Room: 311

      • Session Number:S30
      Performancewear, or polyester, has become one of the hottest apparel products. Not only has it acquired a larger audience, but an audience that may not even be involved in athletics. There have been a number of changes with regard to embellishing these garments, especially when it comes to screen printing.... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      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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      Handout(s)
      • Basic-Advanced
      • Room: 315

      • Session Number:S31
      "If you're not digital, you'll be left behind." Screen printers, embroiderers, other volume decorators hear the drumbeat with each magazine article, every trade show, and all the industry podcasts. "Decoration is becoming digital." First, your current decorating method isn't going away, but a portion of our current marketplace is changing.... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      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...

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      • Introductory-Intermediate
      • Room: 314

      • Session Number:S32
      This seminar covers 10 steps to simplify a shop's workflow. I will be covering training, marketing automation, 1:1's, consistency and process. In this Seminar, you'll learn: Automating to save time Tips to simplify your shop Using social advertising that works ...
      Speaker(s)
      Bruce Ackerman
      Founder
      Printavo

      Bruce Ackerman is the founder of Printavo, a business he started in 2012 after growing a screen-printing shop in Champaign, IL. Since that time, Printavo has grown to help shops all over the world get organized and streamlined. You can contact Ackerman at bruce@printavo.com or visit www.printavo.com....

      Steven Farag
      Co-Owner
      Campus Ink Printing

      A proven leader and a catalyst for positive and lasting change, Steven Farag gained extensive experience throughout his time at the University of Illinois building a large customer base for decorated goods using e-commerce and digital marketing. Upon his graduation, Farag purchased Campus Sportswear Inc, a family owned screen printing...

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      Handout(s)
      • Basic-Intermediate
      • Room: 318

      • Session Number:S33
      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, how... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      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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      Saturday, March 23, 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

      • Room: 313

      • Session Number:S34
      This industry is driven on price and there are thousands of screen printers competing in it. In this seminar you will learn a step-by-step strategy that you can create a system and implement to get more cash (i.e. profit) out of the same work. This holistic approach will cover market... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Brett Bowden
      CEO
      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...

      Ryan Moor
      CEO
      Ryonet

      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...

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      Handout(s)
      • Introductory-Intermediate
      • Room: 311

      • Session Number:S35
      During the daily struggles of screen printing, you may ask yourself, “Is it just screen printing?” But then you see an award-winning print from a trade show and think what does that printer have that I don’t? It’s not a new press or dryer, but its controlling five basic fundamentals... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Alan Howe
      Tech Sales
      Saati

      Alan Howe is a native of Detroit, Mich., with 31 years of industry experience. He entered the industry in 1987 with an equipment manufacturer and has since held technical-sales and management positions with well-known companies including Jay Products and Easiway Systems. Alan resides in Columbiaville, Mich., and is a Technical...

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      Handout(s)
      • Introductory-Intermediate
      • Room: 315

      • Session Number:S36
      In this seminar, we'll discuss methods for pricing embroidery; We will cover several pricing models, explaining the theory behind them and the pros and cons of each. Through this discussion of theory, you'll be able to better decide on the pricing method that best suits you and your business model,... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Erich Campbell
      Program Manager, Commercial Division
      BriTon Leap

      Erich Campbell is an award-winning machine embroidery digitizer and designer, frequently contributing articles and interviews to embroidery industry magazines both in the U.S. and the UK. as well as a host of blogs, social media groups, and other industry resources. Erich has done many jobs in the industry from creating...

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      Handout(s)
      • Introductory-Basic

      Saturday, March 23, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      • Room: 314

      • Session Number:W09
      Print/Embroidery mixed-media techniques are becoming increasingly popular. In athleticwear we are seeing it as the top trend. Sublimated thread, canvas or twill, printed direct on uniforms, or applied with printed vinyl. These print techniques are accentuated with the addition of embroidered elements, as an applique, or stand-alone embroidered objects. We... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      John LeDrew
      Digital Imaging Director
      Melco International

      John LeDrew is the Digital Imaging Director for Melco Intl. He has worked professionally in garment decoration since 2006, managing accounts and overseeing production for professional sports NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, NFL, NLL, and large license accounts like Ford, Disney, MTV, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, and many more. He was...

      Mike Doe
      Sr. Applications Engineer
      Melco International

      I was introduced to sewing by my father back in 1979. During his time in the Navy, he learned how to intricately sew upholstery in the boats that he managed in Vietnam. As part of my childhood, he taught me the trade of sewing the different upholsteries in boats and...

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      Saturday, March 23, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

      • Room: 313

      • Session Number:S37
      A look at effective marketing strategies and how they can work for your business. This class will take a look at social media campaigns, print advertising, effective email marketing and more. You will see real-world examples of good marketing and how the campaigns affected businesses in our industry. In this Seminar,... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Brett Bowden
      CEO
      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...

      Ryan Moor
      CEO
      Ryonet

      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...

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      • Introductory-Advanced
      • Room: 311

      • Session Number:S38
      Designers get hundreds of dollars for their T-shirts and we have to fight with our clients to get a few more pennies. Why? Maybe it's your presentation. There are quite a few things we can do to increase our profitability. Everything from having out own "line" of garments to some... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      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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      Handout(s)
      • Introductory-Advanced
      • Room: 315

      • Session Number:S39
      After much request, here is our Intermediate CorelDRAW class! Assume an initial understanding of tools and menus, let's dive right into the real good stuff Corel has to offer. Starting with workspace customization, we'll go over shortcuts, macros, and update options; Drawing methods, vector and digital effects, and photo editing;... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Clay Barbera
      Education Director
      Training in Corel

      Clay has been a consistent contributor to the Imprint Industry for over 12 years. He brings a practical-production view to the tasks we perform daily. Understanding our goals as business owners and graphics professionals Clay shows heart in every class he teaches. With degrees in Business Advertising, and Industrial Psychology...

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      Handout(s)
      • Basic-Advanced

      Saturday, March 23, 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

      • Room: Shop Talks - Show Floor
      Come "Talk Shop" with Ink Kitchen in the Arena! Learn from top experts in relaxed free 20-minute sessions and come ready with questions. 10:30 AM - Garment Business Ethics | Kriya Stevens and Rick Roth 11:30 AM - Bobbin Tension as Key to Embroidery | Bill Garvin 12:30 PM - High Density Special Effects: Art and Printing... ...read more...
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