December '19

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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CONTENT 2 P R I N T W E A R D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 9 ©2019 National Business Media, Inc., all rights reserved. Printwear (ISSN 1522-7898) is published monthly by National Business Media, Inc., 2800 W. Midway Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80020; (303) 469-0424; Fax (303) 469-5730. Periodicals Postage Paid at Broomfield, CO 80020 and additional mailing offices. USPS/National Business Media Automatable Poly. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to Printwear, PO Box 460353, Escondido, CA 92046-0353. All items submitted to Printwear become the sole property of Printwear and National Business Media, Inc. and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher. Adver- tisers and/or their agencies, jointly and severally, assume all liabilities for printed advertisements in Printwear. Opinions expressed in Printwear may not necessarily reflect the opinion of the magazine, its management or its advertisers. Letters, pictures and manuscripts welcome. V O L U M E 3 3 | D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 9 | N U M B E R 3 F O R T H E B U S I N E S S O F A P P A R E L D E C O R A T I N G FEATURES DEPARTMENTS COLUMNS Many people have made the com- parison that running a successful business is a lot like training for a marathon. You can't just show up at the starting line on race day and ex - pect to finish, much less win the race. J E N N I F E R C OX from Stitch Solutions, page 16 6 BUSINESS WATCH Watching business 25 PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS Highlighted suppliers' goods 60 THE LATEST Product reviews 61 THE MARKETPLACE Classified ads 62 DATEBOOK Mark your calendar 63 GET INFO SYSTEM Advertiser index 4 FIRST OFF That's a wrap! 10 YOUR PERSONAL BUSINESS TRAINER Does your company have the "IT" factor? 12 SOFTWARE TO SUBSTRATE A lot has changed in 30 years! 16 STITCH SOLUTIONS Going the distance 18 ERICH'S EMBELLISHMENTS Channel your psychic power 22 PRESSING MATTERS The matrix 64 SHOP SNAPSHOT Stitching Up Detroit 28 TREND WATCH Printwear asks the industry what styles, colors, and apparel trends are on the horizon for 2020. 34 STYLE SHOWCASE: NEW STYLES FOR 2020 See what's up and coming in apparel for the New Year. 38 TOMORROW'S DREAM Read what the industry thinks about emerging and mainstay apparel decoration technolo- gies for 2020. 42 CLEAN AND RECLAIM YOUR SCREEN BETTER Taylor Landesman gives a primer on need-to-knows for screen cleaning and re- claim. 46 FINDING FINANCING Use this comprehensive list of industry-specif- ic options to line up equipment financing. ON OUR COVER Sit down and cozy up to new styles for the year, as high- lighted in our cover image from Next Level Apparel. Turn to page 34 for more looks! 60 48 28 DIRECT-TO-GARMENT SPECIAL SECTION 48 IN THE BAG! Paul Green explains how to expand into direct-to-garment printing on bags. 54 DTG VS. PRINTER/CUTTER Learn the pros and cons of both options with this article by Brian Pursel. 58 DIRECT FROM THE SOURCE See the figures and statistics from this year's D2 Survey.

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