Term of the Week

Each week Printwear turns to industry experts to learn more about the terms used in the apparel and apparel decoration industry, as well as the business realm. Contact Printwear's digital content editor, Alexandria Arroyo, if you're interested in the opportunity to be featured. 

prosumer
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Erich Campbell expands on prosumer-grade embroidery equipment and the blurring lines between a decoration enthusiast and a producing professional.
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techno-performance shirt
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Find out what this term means in the world of placket shirts. 
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An example of kiss cut appliqué. (Image courtesy Andrea Bommarito, ZSK Machines)
An example of kiss cut appliqué. (Image courtesy Andrea Bommarito, ZSK Machines)
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Find out how this technique improves efficiency with multicolor jobs. 
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Image courtesy PolyOne
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Learn about the characteristics that set this ink apart from more traditional options. 
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Fibrillation
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Fibrillation is one of a printer's worst enemies. Explore the what, why, and how to conquer it. 
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squeegee compression set
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When talking about screen-printing squeegees, this term is important to know. 
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Learn about this screen-printing method and when decorators might use it. 
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Image courtesy Erich Campbell
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Keep this embroidery on hand for these specific fabrics and situations. 
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net promoter score
net promoter score
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Is your customer experience up to par? An NPS can help you find out. 
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dot gain
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Understand dot gain and its effect on halftones. 
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