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1 2 G R A P H I C S P R O • O C T O B E R 2 0 2 2 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M GREENTEE PROMOS' OPERATIONS Greentee Promos, also known as DTG Colorado online, pro- vides DTG and direct-to-film (DTF) printing primarily for whole- sale and a few retail customers, plus other printing services like screen printing, banner printing, and cut vinyl. Amidon does everything from custom prints to large orders for events, print- ing full-color detailed images on both light and dark colors. She prints on most types of clothing, including T-shirts, hoodies, and athletic uniforms, and on canvas bags, wall hangings, backpacks, lawn chairs, tents, and sunshades. Amidon came up with the name Greentee based off her use of an eco-friendly, water-based inkjet printer. At the time she started her business, which was out of her home, DTG was consid- ered revolutionary for its ability to print full-color photographic images, while being an environmentally friendly printing process. Greentee has since outgrown its home operation, and Amidon wants to order more equipment, so she's looking for an industrial space with hopes to move by fall. "It's nice to be able to work whenever I want," Amidon says. "But it's just gotten to be cluttering my home, and I really need it out of here." Amidon's printing and press equipment takes up 1,000 square feet of her and her husband's 5,000-square-foot home. She uses the living and dining rooms for two of her DTG printers and two of her heat presses. ere's another DTG printer, a sublimation printer, a vinyl cutter, and a heat press in one of the bedrooms, and another bedroom is used for storing T-shirts. e family room is for the curing oven and another heat press. And in yet Greentee Promos in Longmont, Colorado, prints up swag for various companies. DTG printing allows for printing of fine lines, as seen in this geometrical design. " I prefer making less per item than spending the time for one-off T-shirts."

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