DTG Academy: The Complete Direct-to-Garment Printing Business Course

Equipment Zone has created the first ever DTG Academy. This class is the first of its kind. It’s a complete Direct-to-Garment Printing Business Course. The 2-day class will be held at Equipment Zone’s Epson Certified Solution Center in Franklin Lakes, NJ.

The DTG Academy was designed to be both a classroom and hands-on learning experience. The core purpose of the DTG Academy is to create an atmosphere where you can learn the following:

  • The DTG printing process
  • Pretreatment overview
  • Printing techniques on light & dark garments
  • Basic machine maintenance
  • Artwork preparation & design strategies
  • Building a profitable niche
  • Marketing your business

The DTG Academy will be hosted by industry legend, Terry Combs. Other popular industry trainers and presenters involved are Jay Busselle, Wade Roen, and Jeff Morgenthaler. Equipment Zone will also have its technical staff available. The DTG printers for this event have been provided by Epson, however the information and experiences will be applicable to any DTG printer.

The DTG Academy is only $395 for the first attendee and $195 for each additional attendee from the same company. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend two information filled days with recognized industry experts and get hands on training with these state-of-the-art printers.

Everything you need is included - even lunch is provided both days. Dress casually and bring along a file or two so you can personally print shirts to take home with you. This will be a true start-to-finish event for anyone who is planning to start a DTG decorating business or add DTG printing to their current business. Space will be limited so sign up today!

July 11-12th, 2019

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Presented By: Equipment Zone

Equipment Zone, 527 Commerce Ave. Franklin Lakes, NJ

To register and pay for the class, please follow the links below. Class fee is $395 for the first student. Additional students from your group are $195 each


Equipment Zone F2000 DTG Printer Hands-on Demonstration
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Meet the Trainers!

Terry Combs is a 35+ year veteran of the garment printing industry and has managed production shops large and small across the United States. He has written hundreds of management and technical articles for garment printing publications and spoken at industry events worldwide. He is currently in sales and training with Equipment Zone, Franklin Lakes, N.J., working from Equipment Zone’s Tempe, Ariz. office. And is co-host of the industry podcast, 2 Regular Guys. His recent books, Screen Printing: A Practical Guide, and Direct-to-Garment: A Practical Guide, are available on Amazon.

Jay Busselle began his screen printing and graphics career reportedly sometime in the 80's in Mr. Perry's graphics class at East High School. Jay started printing “unofficial replica” T-shirts of his favorite surfing, skiing and skateboarding companies, as well as a few bands which will remain nameless. It didn't take long before he was working for a screen printer, and soon thereafter his family-owned promotional advertising agency. It's been over 25 years and Jay is still hanging out with promo peeps and apparel geeks, pretending to grow up! Jay is the founder of a weekly Twitter chat called #promochat and has been ranked as high as #13 on the Stitches Power 75 list. He is the recipient of two REGGIE Awards for industry excellence. Jay is a highly rated industry presenter and accomplished trainer.

Wade Roen began his career in graphic design graduating from the Art Institute of Seattle in 1985 and getting a job pulling a squeegee at a local screen printing business. After 3 years of learning the business started his own screen printing business that he sold after 10 years to one of his customers. After selling the business he worked for a large ad specialty company for 5 years setting up and running the department that processed all screen printing, pad printing, laser engraving and metal etching. In 2003 he had an opportunity to move to Phoenix, AZ where he worked for the U.S. Screen Printing Institute as a technician helping develop the first DTG printers, the T-Jet, along with teaching screen printing and DTG classes. In 2015 Equipment Zone brought Wade on board to utilize his years of expertise.

Equipment Zone F2000 DTG Printer Class at NBM Long Beach

About Equipment Zone

Equipment Zone of Franklin Lakes, NJ, is a national reseller of the Epson Direct-to-Garment, Sublimation, and Solvent Printers Equipment Zone is also the manufacturer of the #1 automatic pretreat machine in the industry, the SpeedTreater-TX.

For help, questions and other information, contact us at 201-797-1504 or 1-800-408-0040. You can also contact us directly via our Website or by E-Mail.