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Micro DTG Factories

Amazon Technology Helps local Apparel Micro-Factories

Many believe Amazon only works with gigantic embroidery and apparel companies like Custom Ink, Logo Up, Nike and Land’s End. This was true a few years ago, but now Amazon is choosing local micro-factories that are located in the Seattle and Tacoma areas. A micro-factory is any factory that has less than 25 employees with […]

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Digitally Printed Performance Tees

Posted by on 2:22 pm in DTG Printing, Industry Tips

Direct-to-Garment printing on performance fabric Digitally printed 100% polyester performance fabric T-shirt is very difficult and tricky, but we know the techniques and tricks to get our Kornit printers to print on performance fabric. The bright and vibrant colors “pop” off the t-shirt. This week we are performing  extensive ties ting on the 100% polyester […]

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Welcome Your New Employee On Their First Day

Posted by on 2:29 pm in Blog, Industry Tips, Uncategorized

In the past, we never had a welcome program when we hired a new employee. The typical first day of our new employee would be they show up at 8 o’clock in the morning. Our receptionist would greet them and ask “who are you”.  The new hire would respond “I’m John your new digital print […]

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Why does my t-shirt have burn marks and smells like vinegar?

Have you ever received a direct to garment printed T-shirt that looks like it has burn marks and smells like vinegar? Do not worry because this is the process of direct to garment printing. If your shirt smells like vinegar it most likely was printed using a Kornit direct to garment printer.  Kornit printers use […]

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Remember to Thank Your Vendors

Posted by on 5:07 pm in Industry Tips

My Dad, Jim, started Northwest Embroidery back in 1977 with some customers, employees, vendors and raw determination. Finding customers was easy back then when you were one of the first and only embroidery shops in the Northwest. Hiring employees was also easy with the unemployment rate in Tacoma at 9%. The most difficult task was […]

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What marketing lessons can we learn from Jurassic World?

Bigger and faster don’t mean better The main dinosaur in the movie, the terrific giant Indominous Rex, is the result of a strong goal-oriented idea. Scientists and founders of Jurassic Park wanted to create the biggest and most aggressive monster on Earth so as to attract people and grow attendance at the park. Most companies, […]

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Techniques to Brainstorm Like a God & Infographic!

Posted by on 7:38 am in Blog, Industry Tips, Marketing, Services, T-Shirts

There is no such a thing as a great idea and immediately crafting it into a piece of art. So in order to make this process easier and more effective we created this list of brainstorming techniques combined with other methods that activate your lateral thinking. You will be able to unite your efforts to […]

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Advergaming- The advertising value video games can offer

The very best advergaming is actually a playable, interactive game that happens to include promotional messages. Video games are designed to keep you in that sweet spot between happiness, frustration and progressive skill development. You just want to keep playing and playing. So, naturally, hardly anything would be more frustrating than advertisements plastered all over […]

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What if brands had fictional ambassadors?

Celebrities and athletes have been representing brands since before most of us were even born. It’s not surprising that it still works; we emulate our idols. Lately, some companies have started thinking well outside the box. They’ve gotten creative by using fictional characters as brand ambassadors. The idea is extremely entertaining, so we got to […]

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