Predictions & Opportunities for Heat Printing in 2020


Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We welcome back to the podcast, Josh Ellsworth from Stahls to talk all things heat printing. With Impressions Expo Long Beach right around the corner, he is going to share with us what he sees coming out of the heat printing world and what opportunities decorators need to looking forward to in 2020. We will get the scoop on the latest from the world of Stahls, find out what’s new, what’s happening, and what’s changed.

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Predictions & Opportunities for Heat Printing

Josh Ellsworth is Senior Vice President, Dealer and Enterprise Stahls’ for GroupeSTAHL North America. Josh has been on a mission to help GroupeSTAHL customers of all shapes and sizes build their businesses since 1998. Along the way, he has held various leadership and support positions, including roles in maintenance, sales, production, General Manager Stahls’ CAD-CUT® Direct, General Manager Stahls’ TV and Vice President Dealer Sales. 

Terry: Josh, it’s what I like to call an Amazon world… SkyNet. What’s you take on today’s consumer of decorated products and apparel?

Aaron: Josh, we know you came armed with 10 predictions for 2020. How about we list these views into the crystal ball and you explain each one? Let’s start with your #1:

  1. A Passionate & Emotionally Charged Election = More Sales Opportunities
  2. You Will Harness the Influencer
  3. On-Site Printing = Activations
  4. Patches Keep Growing
  5. More Print Networks Rise & Fall
  6. Digital Screen-Printed Transfers Change the Game
  7. Client Specific Webstores Become Expectations, No Longer Surprise & Delight
  8. The 360 IQ Hat Press Gets Product of the Year
  9. The Big Squeeze Produces Lemonade
  10. You Will Succeed

Aaron: Great information, Josh, as always. Where can our listeners find you and Stahls?

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