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DECEMBER

2016

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CONTENTS

NEWS HUB

NH

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Industry news

Nakedshirt makes its UK debut at BTC’s Open House, Roq

launches its first ever DTG printer, and a tribute to Dave Renton

PRODUCT FOCUS

PF

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Trendwatch

This month’s Trendwatch looks at the athleisure styles

sprinting into retail stores and recommends their imprint pairs

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Ready to perform

Sports activity is up in the UK. We review the gym, fitness and

performancewear aimed at this growing market

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Featured Product

The 1/4 Zip Top With Reflective Panels from Tombo

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2017 brochure preview

Your chance to grab a sneak preview of the 2017 brandable

products catalogues

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It’s in the bag

Discover the latest shoppers, messengers and trend-setting

roll-top backpacks

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These boots are made for working

Heavy utilitarian boots have stepped aside to make room for

retail-inspired, lightweight footwear that are the perfect

addition to any decorator’s stock list

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Pre-press labour-savers

Pre-press automation is now within the financial reach of most

print shops. Here are the latest computer-to-screen and pre-

press systems on the market

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CTS: Telling it like it is

Four printers discuss the pros and cons of their CTS systems

KNOWLEDGE BASE

KB

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT

IS

SHOP TALK

ST

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Editorial

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The Primal Screen Band Zone

Shay Colston of EHC Screenprinting and Officer Down

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Decorated product of the month

Blinging dancewear tees by Axznt

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Print Shop Pooches

#14 Princess Tia Maria from Rascal Prints

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This month in...

What was happening in imprint in

December 2010

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Up close & personal

Paul Williams from Actifwear

Cover Promotion – 20-21

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Business Clinic

Expert advice on the business of running a garment

decoration company, including advice on fire assessments

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Talking performancewear with Simon

Ward

The Gymphlex group sales director discusses current trends

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Getting a grip on the bag market

The Promotional Folio explains why it uses Inhouse Branding

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Getting creative with textured fills

Beechfield Brands and YES team up to create this month’s

show-stopping embroidered despatch bag

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At a screen near you soon...

Mark Evans of Exile Technologies discusses the rise of

computer-to-screen and summarises the different systems

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Solve A to make B better

Marshall Atkinson explains how to raise your pre-press game

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17 Gildan submits stalking horse bid for

American Apparel

32 Regatta gets active

Regatta launches its first ever sports brand, R Activewear

34 Putting the pressure on

Spiro introduces its new compression garments and explains

how best to decorate them

54 Bags of potential

BIDBI talks about its Fairtrade bag manufacturing and

printing business

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