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Working with some of the worlds most recognizable brands has taught me how to deliver the absolute best possible product. I am an expert in Screen Printing, Art Production, and Direct To Garment Printing. Big brands trust my production experience and know I have the skill set needed to deliver perfect product on time. I have the experience, patience, and knowledge to help show you how to succeed with your DTG business.

I started in DTG in 2007 with the T-Jet blazer pro. Anyone who knows about T-Jet can feel my pain. I eventually evolved into a $500,000 Kornit production set up. Now I direct the development and sales of the Epson F2000 with Melco International.

Direct To Garment Director – Melco International 2014-Present
  • Develop strategy and promote national sales of the Epson F2000.
  • Work closely with Epson on enterprise accounts.
  • Coordinate internal department development and cohesion to ensure successful distribution of the Epson F2000 and accessories.
  • Help develop marketing strategy for the Epson F2000.
  • Write copy for blog posts, video production, and general advertisements.
Kroenke Sports and Entertainment 2010 – 2014
  • Marketing Director – Kroenke Sports and Entertainment
  • National Sales Manager – Kroenke Sports and Entertainment
  • Head of Business Development – Kroenke Sports and Entertainment
  • License Manager – Kroenke Sports and Entertainment
  • Production Manager – Kroenke Sports and Entertainment
Senior Production Artist – Now and Zen 2007-2010
  • DTG Production Manager – Now and Zen
  • Senior Licensing Agent – Now And Zen
Owner Operator – Auld Print Works 2005-2009
  • Developed and marketed successful apparel brand
  • Managed staff and operation of my screen print shop
DTG Equipment Production Experience:

T-Jet

AnaJet

PolyPrint

Kornit

Epson F2000

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  1. Whats the trick to getting the colors to pop on Epson F2000 colors on white shirts don’t look bright enough.

    • Waterbased DTG ink is very viscous, when you print on a white garment with no white ink underbase, some of that ink will soak into the fibers which can mute the vibrancy. Since you don’t want to print white ink on a white shirt there are a few things you can do. 1. buy a pretreat solution that works for white shirts, try Image Armor. 2. and my preference is to reduce Epson pretreat to 95% distilled water 5% or less pretreat, and put in a spray bottle that allows for a fine mist. Put your white shirt on the heat press to press the fibers flat, but before you close the press, use a couple of light sprays with the spray bottle. This will help the fibers stay down after pressed and allow the ink to slightly better bond. Then in Garment Creator under under Advance>Print Options, choose Ink Blot Reduction. Move your color slider to level 2 and ink density to 30. You can play with those settings but that is my typical go to. Just keep in mind, you will not likely receive the same vibrancy on a porous white shirt than you will with a glossy non-porous white underbase.

      • This was just great information!! Is there a shirt preference? I’ve tried Hanes, Anvil, Bella Canvas and others wanted to see what your go to shirt was to help get that good quality print.

  2. Jason Meachum says:
    May 29, 2018 at 11:22 pm
    This was just great information!! Is there a shirt preference? I’ve tried Hanes, Anvil, Bella Canvas and others wanted to see what your go to shirt was to help get that good quality print.

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