Top 10 Niche Markets for DTG Decorators


Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. The 2 Regular Guys have put together their own Top 10 List of Niche Markets specifically for the direct-to-garment decorator. This show will be a lead into the weekend DTG Academy in Franklin Lakes, NJ (outside NYC) at Tell us what some of your favorite Niche Markets for DTG decorators.

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  • STAHLS’ continued its annual participation in the NFL Draft with behind-the-scenes and on-demand decoration. The 2018 draft marked the seventh year the company has provided services for the sports league. Taking place April 26–28 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the high-profile event only required the company’s decorators onsite for a few hours but takes “months of preparation,” explains Josh Ellsworth,  vice president of sales, dealer channel, because of all the variables.
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Top 10 Niche Markets for DTG Decorators

Terry: Aaron, let me start by saying this is my list based on conversations every day and at events across the country. Not scientific but the 10 categories I discuss most with users and wannabe users. This is a preview of what Jay Busselle and I will be discussing during the DTG Academy this weekend in New Jersey.

1) Events of a lifetime – whale watching, deep sea fishing

2) Service providers – lawn care, window washers, movers, etc. where you be the warehouse

3) Bars, taverns, restaurants – staff garments and gift shop items

4) Parties and corporate events – onsite custom printing

5) Dance, cheer, gymnastics – teams, events and competitions

6) Car enthusiasts – car shows, clubs, race tracks

7) Realtors – promotional and new home gifts

8) Schools – including booster clubs, school stores, teams, class shirts

9) Family reunions – RIP shirts included here

10) Military – active duty, ROTC, veteran groups

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