Equipment Zone created the first ever DTG Training Academy and it was a huge success!

Equipment Zone is the only Epson dealer with the experience, location and staff to have this kind of an event. It’s a complete, 2 day Direct-to-Garment printing business course designed with both classroom and hands-on learning experiences. The core purpose of the DTG Academy is to teach you the following:

  • The correct DTG printing process and formula
  • The perfect Pretreatment application
  • Printing techniques on light & dark garments
  • Basic machine maintenance
  • Artwork preparation & design strategies
  • Exploring profitable niches
  • Marketing your business

The DTG Academy will be hosted by industry legend, Terry Combs. Other popular industry trainers and presenters on staff are Jay Busselle, Wade Roen, and Jeff Morgenthaler. Equipment Zone will also have its technical staff available. The Epson F2100 will be the DTG printers used for this event.

The DTG Academy is only $395 for the first attendee and $195 for each additional attendee from the same company. By design we limited the size of this event for 15 attendees. That will ensure you get time to ask all of your questions and get hands on training with these state-of-the-art printers. Keeping the class size small will allow you to learn the correct printing formula in an uncrowded, positive atmosphere. There will be time for networking with other attendees and with our recognized industry experts.

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!

Our Next DTG Academy:

December 12-13th in Tempe, Arizona, NJ

Equipment Zone, 4700 S. Mill Ave Suite 1 Tempe, AZ 85282

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 Class at ISS Nashville
Equipment Zone F2000 DTG Printer Class at ISS Nashville

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 Rumor has it that Jay started printing “unofficial replica” t-shirts of his favorite skiing and skateboarding companies, as well as a few bands which will remain nameless in the mid 80’s. It's been almost 30 years and Jay is still hanging out with promo peeps and apparel geeks on the island of misfit toys! Jay is the founder of a weekly Twitter chat called #promochat and a highly rated industry presenter and accomplished trainer on topics like branding, marketing and social media. He is a self-proclaimed CTO – Chief Taco Officer! Jay’s current role is marketing director at Equipment Zone.

Wade Roen graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle in 1985. After 3 years of working for a local screen printer Wade started his own screen printing business. After selling the business he worked for a large ad specialty company as a production manager of all screen printing, pad printing, laser engraving and metal etching. In 2003 he moved to Phoenix, AZ where he worked for the U.S. Screen Printing Institute as a technician & trainer helping to develop the first DTG printers. Wade has been a lead tech at Equipment Zone since 2015.

DTG Academy FAQs

What if I don’t own a printer yet?

Approximately 50% of our attendees do not yet have a printer and attend the DTG Academy to make sure that this is the right printer for them.

What if I didn’t buy my printer from Equipment Zone?

Many of the attendees attending didn’t buy the Epson F2100 from Equipment zone. Equipment Zone is the only Epson dealer with the experience, location and training staff to have this kind of an event. We welcome all.

What airport should I fly into?

We suggest Newark Liberty International Airport: EWR

Are there hotels nearby?

Yes, you are responsible for your own hotel accommodations. Lodging is not included with the registration of DTG Academy. There are many clean & comfortable hotels from national chains between 20-30 minutes away. We are also approximately an hour away from New York City. Some students have planned side trips to the city before or after the DTG Academy.

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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.