Category: decoration tips

See How Top Shops Decorate Headwear Way Beyond the Basics

The coolest thing about hats is that everyone can use one, and almost everyone loves to wear a high-quality decorated hat. A well-constructed hat (like this new snapback trucker from Pacific Headwear) can earn 3,400 brand impressions over its lifetime, and that’s on the low side. The secret to success is matching the right hat, artwork and decoration type to your client’s company or marketing intention. That’s why we asked four talented decorators to share their most unique headwear creations. You’ll be inspired by laser-engraved leatherette patches, sublimation, direct-to-film transfers, PVC patches, puff embroidery and more on all different types of hats.

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Get Inspired By These Eye-Catching Half-Tone Designs From Top Print Shops

In your printing print shop, half-tone screen printing can open up lots of new opportunities for very detailed, photo-realistic prints. While mastering half-tones does come with a learning curve, it’s worth it, as you’ll wow your customers and attract new ones to your shop. 

Here’s a quick overview of half-tones if you’re new to the technique: If you want to print great half-tone prints, you need to start with high-quality artwork that you’ve formatted for screen printing. Then, you expose a solid stencil on the correct screen, and use printing techniques that lay down precise ink dots to create your half-tone print on a t-shirt.

We asked shops turning out some of the best half-tone designs to share examples of their work, along with detailed, insider tips to achieving great results. 

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Here’s How to Wow Your Customers With Multimedia & Other Decoration Feats

The mover-and-shaker shops are the ones that constantly innovate their designs and how they decorate garments for their clients. To kick off 2022, we’re bringing you some of the most stand-out multimedia, multi-location decorations and just all-around cool designs. Five shops share some of the work they’re most proud of, and of course, you’ll see why their clients are their number one fans.

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