The Knowledge Centre

This year sees the introduction of two new seminar theatres – The Decoration Advice Suite and The Knowledge Centre. The Printwear & Promotion LIVE! seminar programme is a first class source of free information and advice delivered by expert speakers from across the globe. Topics covered will include production software, marketing and sustainable clothing.

To view the programme for each day just click on the below links.

Sunday, January 21

11am The RIP solution for white ink application in direct to garment, UV and transfer printing

Bernhard Nitsche, CADlink

Unmissable software demonstration for anyone currently, or thinking about, printing with white on DTG or UV printers, or with white toner for the transfer printing market. Featuring CADlink’s latest release of Digital Factory v10 with new features that address the unique production requirements while simplifying the day to day production workflows related to these markets. Helping you to increase profits by producing higher value, premium products.

With Bernhard Nitsche, European sales manager of CADlink.

12.30pm St Mawgan Embroidery Co shares its experience of starting a new business

Gillian Suggett, St Mawgan Embroidery Co

From business plans to social media, working with micro brands and useful collaborations, to establishing good systems for growth and funding streams; this seminar will tackle some of the common challenges small businesses face.

A few topics covered: planning, strategy, knowing your value proposition, marketing and social media, plan for growth and business development.

With Gillian Suggett, managing director of St Mawgan Embroidery Co.

2pm Waste less time, make more money

Joe Wigzell, Roland DG

Do you work in a fast-paced environment where people want everything yesterday but you’re held up by design or production processes? If so this short overview of InClix – a professional Cloud-Based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that revolutionises the way that we create, manage and process print and design files may just transform your business.

Also covering the what’s, why’s and how’s to give you a comprehensive overview.

With Joe Wigzell, academy and creative centre manager, Roland DG.

3.30pm Shirt and blouse anatomy

Lucy Woodward, Disley

Thought you knew the ins and outs of shirts and blouses? Well think again. This presentation will cover everything from fabric basics, production and pit falls, so you know what to look out for when it comes to selecting and buying these garments to ensure they withstand the test of time.

With Lucy Woodward, sales and marketing manager at Disley.

Monday, January 22

11am The ultimate design software

Bernhard Nitsche, CADlink

This seminar will cover an introduction to design software that will help maximise your production in the personalisation and printwear market, regardless of your output device. Whether you own a laser engraver, vinyl cutter, DTG, UV or white toner printer, you will be shown how to improve workflow with the right software tools found in SignLab 10.

With Bernhard Nitsche, European sales manager of CADlink.

12.30pm Shirt and blouse anatomy

Lucy Woodward, Disley

Thought you knew the ins and outs of shirts and blouses? Well think again. This presentation will cover everything from fabric basics, production and pit falls, so you know what to look out for when it comes to selecting and buying these garments to ensure they withstand the test of time.

With Lucy Woodward, sales and marketing manager at Disley.

2pm Sustainable textiles: The facts

Prama Bhardwa, Mantis World

This session will cover all things sustainable; from how it will increasingly affect your business to navigating the jargon and understanding the different certifications. The pros and cons of fibre and fabric choice will also be touched upon, as will the questions you should be asking your suppliers and how to make sustainability a win-win proposition for your customers.

With Prama Bhardwa, CEO of Mantis World.

3.30pm 2018 small business trends that could affect you

Gillian Suggett, St Mawgan Embroidery Co

This session will give a heads up on some of the business trends that could affect your business in 2018 and beyond.

Topics covered will include: marketing (emotional engagement and storytelling), you and your workforce (work to live or live to work, flexible working, freelancers and collaborations), demographics (changing demographic of the UK, what the statistics are telling us) and continued shift towards online and mobile, ever more sophisticated technology.

With Gillian Suggett, managing director of St Mawgan Embroidery Co.

Tuesday, January 23

11am Sustainable textiles: The facts

Prama Bhardwa, Mantis World

This session will cover all things sustainable; from how it will increasingly affect your business to navigating the jargon and understanding the different certifications. The pros and cons of fibre and fabric choice will also be touched upon, as will the questions you should be asking your suppliers and how to make sustainability a win-win proposition for your customers.

With Prama Bhardwa, CEO of Mantis World.

12.30pm Waste less time, make more money

Simon Wilcox, Roland DG

Do you work in a fast-paced environment where people want everything yesterday but you’re held up by design or production processes? If so this short overview of InClix – a professional Cloud-Based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that revolutionises the way that we create, manage and process print and design files may just transform your business.

Also covering the what’s, why’s and how’s to give you a comprehensive overview.

With Simon Wilcox, retail market development manager, Roland DG.

2pm The RIP solution for white ink application in direct to garment, UV and transfer printing

Bernhard Nitsche, CADlink

Unmissable software demonstration for anyone currently, or thinking about, printing with white on DTG or UV printers, or with white toner for the transfer printing market. Featuring CADlink’s latest release of Digital Factory v10 with new features that address the unique production requirements while simplifying the day to day production workflows related to these markets. Helping you to increase profits by producing higher value, premium products.

With Bernhard Nitsche, European sales manager of CADlink.

 

The Knowledge Centre is located on stand J20. Each session lasts 30 minutes with time to ask questions. Seats fill up fast so please arrive early to guarantee your place.

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