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CONTENTS

JUNE / JULY 2017
Volume 108 / Number 3

PRINT CRAFT

10 Broadening the Spectrum

Kelsey Johnson
Spectrum Designs is forging a path to
success for its unique workforce and
establishing a model autism advocates
and decorators alike will want to emulate.

ABOUT THE COVER
Inkjet technology is stirring up
the waters of change. Photo
courtesy of Roland DGA.
Cover design by Kelly Farrar.

THE MARSHALL PLAN

14 DTG Printing:

Going in with a Plan

Marshall Atkinson
Direct-to-garment: Decorators either love
it or hate it. Success in the DTG market
comes down to preparation and strategy.

SHOP TALK

36 It's a Small World, After All
Andy MacDougall
A string of funny happenstances serves
as a reminder that relationships are the
backbone of business.

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DEPARTMENTS

Skip the Label: Direct-to-Object Inkjet Takes Off

Debbie Thorp
Efficient customization plus noncontact imaging equals a solution ripe to
revolutionize any product that needs a label. Object decoration appears to
be another promising frontier for inkjet manufacturers.

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EDITORIAL INSIGHTS
PRESSING ISSUES
NEW PRODUCTS
AD INDEX
DISTRIBUTOR/DEALER DIRECTORY
CLASSIFIEDS

Single-Pass Inkjet's
Next Challenge: The
Wide World of D├ęcor

24

Eileen Fritsch
We've watched single-pass inkjet
manufacturers set their sights
on the commercial, label, and
package printing markets,
but the market for surface
decoration offers myriad
potential for innovation.

Dreaming of DTG

28

Kiersten Wones
Bringing in direct-to-garment requires more
than a lease and a lesson in maintenance.
This North Carolina sign shop poured endless
hours of research and imagination into its
recipe for success in digital decoration.

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