How to Work With A Digital Printer

How to Work With A Digital Printer

Beki Gowing Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Beki Gowing is a printed textile designer, and founder of the creative studio Print & Press London. An ex-John Lewis buyer, Beki has a keen understanding of business, and what it takes for brands to be successful. We couldn't have asked for a better insight into the best way to work with digital printers so that you can ensure a smooth production run.

In this video you'll learn:

  • Vital things to consider before you print fabrics.
  • How to find a printer.
  • How to make sure you get the right colour.
  • About sampling your prints, scale and using different fabrics.
  • Tips and tricks to save money and resources.
  • How to consider washing and shrinkage.
  • Maximising benefits of digital printing.
  • The foundations for producing a cohesive print collection that sells.

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