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Businesses using a shop-management system already have the advantage of using a solution with automated functionality, streamlined
processes and an efficient workflow that, in many cases, facilitates
the 6-foot social-distancing requirement. An enterprise resource
planning (ERP) solution can reduce paper flow on the production
floor and throughout your shop, eliminating the need for employee
contact when sharing documents.
With a robust integrated warehouse-management system (WMS),
barcodes and hand-held scanners efficiently track, locate and process
inventory transactions in a contactless environment. Automated integrations and workflows unify tasks by managing movement and
flow to break down print jobs and allocation of employee resources
- all requiring little or no human interaction.

Expansion of Business
Opportunities
One of the unfortunate consequences of temporarily closing nonessential businesses is that some of them will end up
permanently shutting their doors. As shops sell or transition their
businesses, there may be opportunities for you to capitalize by acquiring equipment, employees and customers. Adding second-hand
machinery or equipment from companies looking to liquidate their
assets helps expand your operational capacity, most likely at a more
reasonable price.
There also is the potential to hire trained industry employees who
have been laid off from former competitors, adding value to your organization with skilled labor. These closures also mean opportunities
to expand your customer base, requiring marketing efforts to capture
consumers looking for new retail outlets. Proactive shops will ensure
their business-management solutions are compatible with the latest
technology platforms and can capitalize on these growth opportunities.

It's essential to explore marketing strategies to deal with order
cancellations and lost revenue streams from sports teams, schools
and canceled events due to COVID-19. Now, more than ever, it's
important to step up your marketing-communications game; be
smart and review orders from last year's first and third quarters,
and reach out to those contacts to see how you can help them
order again this year.
Be proactive in your social-media and email marketing efforts to
reach new customers whose go-to shops are no longer in business.
Taking advantage of these opportunities when the economy fully
rebounds will set your company up for future success.
In addition, Instagram influencers and other social-media avenues
that will drive followers to online sites should be explored now and in
the future as part of your marketing strategy. Ensuring your website
is user friendly and ready to accept online orders demonstrates an
e-commerce focus that will be essential going forward.

Financial Investment

Before considering investments, ensure you eliminate unnecessary
expenditures. After doing so, you can explore leveraging financing
opportunities, which may include attractive interest rates (currently
at historic lows) for companies in good standing.
Taking advantage of financing or leasing options to upgrade hardware and software, invest in machinery or explore hosting services
for your company lays the foundation to expedite recovery; prepare
for future events that may disrupt daily business; and get ready for
more prosperous times when demand increases for your company's
products. These investments in your company's future allow more
profitability with each job, while also lessening the impact should a
crisis occur again.
As many shops closed their showrooms, front offices or production
floors - or have only recently reopened - some now are considAn ERP solution can reduce paper flow on the
production floor and throughout the print shop,
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Impressions - June/July 2020

First Impressions
From the Show Director
Overheard
First Look
Expo Product Pick
Expo Scene
Kids Cozy Up to Comfort
Bringing Back Staff
The ‘New Normal’
Face Mask Basics
Outsourcing Extra Orders
Shop Talk
Embroidery Design & Digitizing
Screen Printing Graphics & Design
Sublimation
Ad Index/Classifieds
On Design
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Cover1
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Cover2
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 1
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 2
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 3
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 4
Impressions - June/July 2020 - First Impressions
Impressions - June/July 2020 - From the Show Director
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 7
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Overheard
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 9
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 10
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 11
Impressions - June/July 2020 - First Look
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 13
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Expo Product Pick
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 15
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Expo Scene
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 17
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Kids Cozy Up to Comfort
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 19
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 20
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G1
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G2
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G3
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G4
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G5
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G6
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G7
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G8
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G9
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G10
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G11
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G12
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G13
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G14
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G15
Impressions - June/July 2020 - G16
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 21
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Bringing Back Staff
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 23
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 24
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 25
Impressions - June/July 2020 - The ‘New Normal’
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 27
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 28
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 29
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Face Mask Basics
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 31
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Outsourcing Extra Orders
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 33
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Shop Talk
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 35
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Embroidery Design & Digitizing
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 37
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Screen Printing Graphics & Design
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 39
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 40
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 41
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 42
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 43
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Sublimation
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 45
Impressions - June/July 2020 - 46
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Ad Index/Classifieds
Impressions - June/July 2020 - On Design
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Cover3
Impressions - June/July 2020 - Cover4
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https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2017fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/20170607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201705
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201704
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201703
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2017spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201702
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201701
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/sportsfanretailer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201608
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2016fall
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https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201603
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2016spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201602
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201601
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/sportsfanretailer_201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/digitaldecorator_2015fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2015fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/20150607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/digitaldecorator_2015summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/sportsfanretailer_201506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201504
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2015spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201502
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/sportsfanretailer_201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/sportsfanretailer_2014fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201408
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2014fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/digitaldecorator_2014summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/20140607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/sportsfanretailer_2014spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201404
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201403
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2014spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201402
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201401
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_sportsfanretailer_201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20131011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201308
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_teamspirit_2013fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20130607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201303
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_teamspirit_2013spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201302
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201301
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20121011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_teamspirit_2012fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20120809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20120607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201204
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_teamspirit_2012spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201202
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201201
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20111011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20110809
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