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. 

Fibrillation
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Fibrillation is one of a printer's worst enemies. Explore the what, why, and how to conquer it. 
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. 
Image courtesy Erich Campbell
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Keep this embroidery on hand for these specific fabrics and situations. 
net promoter score
net promoter score
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Is your customer experience up to par? An NPS can help you find out. 
dot gain
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Understand dot gain and its effect on halftones. 
heat transfer vinyl
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Learn about the three basic levels of heat transfer vinyl arrier sheets. 
3D cap embroidery
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Learn about the 3D foam process and a common misconception. 
bean stitch
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Learn about the bean stitch and what it can offer your embroidery. 
CPSIA
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Are you compliant with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act?

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