January 3rd 2014 Show Notes – 10 Things We Would Like to See

January 3rd Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from our first show of 2014 so you can get more details. Terry and Aaron talked about the 10 things they would like to see happen to improve the industry in 2014. We also had great feedback from people in the chat room, so make sure to listen live on Blog Talk Radio and join the chat room at the bottom.

Sponsored by: Equipment Zone

Note: New Screen Printing Group over at Google + Screen Printers Of The World Unite

2014 Top Wants for Our Industry

  1. Industry becoming more social online. More use of social media across the board.
  2. Better working together as a whole to improve the industry (Less Forums, Better working together by trade shows)
  3. More Centralized location for leadership / industry standards
  4. More consistency and education in DTG printing
  5. Clearinghouse for consulting/training/HELP in all areas of garment decorating
  6. Certification structure in garment decorating education/expertise
  7. Direct-to-Screen option for the average screen printer
  8. Non-Partisan Fact Checking of claims by vendors – misinformation is still rampant
  9. Substrate/Ink advances in DTG printing
  10. Developments in pretreating for direct-to-garment


  1. ASI Orlando – January 5th – 7th
  2. NBM Los Angeles – January  9th – 11th
  3. PPAI – January 13th – 17th
  4. ISS Long Beach – January 17th to 19th
  5. ASI Dallas – February 4th – 6th

Other News/Events

  1. “Better Understand Your Customers with the Power of Social Media” ISS Long Beach – January 17th
  2. “Secrets of Starting a Direct-to-Garment Business” ISS Long Beach – January 17th
  3. “The Business of Screen Printing: Beyond Pulling the Squeegee” ISS Long Beach – January 19th
  4. Complete Screen Printing Business Course – Workhorse Products in Phoenix – January 25th and 26th
  5. Introduction to DTG Printing – Equipment Zone in New Jersey (outside NYC) – February 21st
  6. Complete Screen Printing Business Course – Atlas Screen Supply in Chicago – March 22-23, 2014

This show is brought to you for a full hour by: Equipment Zone, with 20 years experience selling garment printing equipment nationwide. Equipment Zone offers the new Epson F2000 SureColor direct-to-garment printer, their own VelociJet-XL DTG printer, and the all new SpeedTreater-TX automatic pretreat machine with a full 16”x24” pretreat area. Introductory price is $3,295. Equipment Zone also carries a full line of DTG inks and supplies. Go to EquipmentZone.com

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