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ONLINE DTG Training Academy

Tuesday July 14TH • 2:00 - 4:30 PM

Building on the success of past DTG Training Academy events, Equipment Zone is proud to announce a new online version!

Equipment Zone is the only Epson dealer with the experience and staff to have this kind of a live event. Please spend an afternoon with the Equipment Zone DTG experts as well as leaders and experts from the apparel decorating industry. Listen and learn as we discuss what it takes to operate a successful apparel decoration business in 2020.

This event is for you if you've been thinking about adding a DTG decoration process to your business. This event is for you if you're an existing customer or future customer of Equipment Zone, Allmade Apparel, Cotton Heritage, Inksoft or Vastex.

The purpose of the Online DTG Training Academy is to teach you the following:

• Correct DTG printing formula

• Pretreatment Process

• Printing on the Perfect T-shirt

• Curing is Critical – Heat Press or Dryer?

• Epson Machine Maintenance

• Online Stores – Selling More Merch

• Allmade Apparel – Feel the Impact

• Profile of Success – Brett Bowden

• Q&A / Roundtable Discussion w/ experts

The first 50 people to register will receive a free, limited edition Cotton Heritage zippered hoodie!

Everyone who watches LIVE will also receive an event swag bag compliments of Epson. Included in your event swag bag will be a limited edition Allmade t-shirt, tote bag and stickers.

SCHEDULE

Event will run from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST

Section Speaker(s) Run Time
Intro to the DTG ACADEMY Terry Combs from Equipment Zone 1 minute
What is the correct DTG printing formula? Terry & Jeff from Equipment Zone 15 minutes
How critical is the Pretreatment Process? Terry & Jeff from Equipment Zone 10 minutes
Printing the Perfect T-shirt – Cotton Heritage Jay & Ken White from Cotton Heritage 15 minutes
The Perfect Cure – Heat Press or Dryer? Terry & Paul Zingone from Vastex 10 minutes
DTG Printing – Planning for the future Jay & Matt Rhome from Epson America 10 minutes
5 Minute Break (Live Printing) Roy & Jeff from Equipment Zone 5 minutes
Epson Machine Maintenance Terry & Roy from Equipment Zone 10 minutes
Online Stores – Selling More Merch Jeff & JP Hunt from Inksoft 15 minutes
Allmade Apparel – Feel the Impact Jay & Mel Lay from Allmade/SanMar 15 minutes
Profile of Success – Brett Bowden Jay, Terry & Brett from Printed Threads 15 minutes
Q&A / Roundtable Discussion ALL EXPERTS: "Pressing Forward in 2020" moderated by Jay 30-40 minutes

Meet the Experts!

Brett Bowden

BRETT BOWDEN

He started from his garage as a one man band. Now he has a crew of 14 and a multi-million dollar apparel decoration business in Fort Worth, Texas. Don’t let the black hoodie wearing, rock n’ roll touring, golden-ginger long locks fool you. He’s funny. He’s tall. He was a skilled musician and now he’s a brilliant business owner.

Jay Buselle

JAY BUSSELLE

EQUIPMENT ZONE

Marketing Director at Equipment Zone. Printed (bootlegged) his first t-shirt when he was 16 and has been stuck in the promo & apparel industry… blah, blah, blah… branding! Jay is skilled at crushing tacos.

Terry Combs

TERRY COMBS

EQUIPMENT ZONE

Sales & Training at Equipment Zone. 135+ years in apparel decoration and he can still pull a squeegee and load a shirt! Terry has been involved in DTG printing from the beginning. He is a gifted trainer, an accomplished writer and author.

JP Hunt

JP HUNT

Co-founder of Inksoft. Tried the soul patch for a while, then went to a glorious, hipster approved, full beard… and now he’s mostly clean shaven. JP is really and focused on helping you sell more merch online! Few know as much about setting up online stores. He’s also brilliantly witty.

Roy Huseman

ROY HUSEMAN

EQUIPMENT ZONE

Lead Technician for Equipment Zone. This guy is super geeky about droplets of ink. You think he loves DTG printing? Don’t get him started on Dye-sublimation! Roy is an expert at helping you DTG printer stay happy.

Mel Ray

MEL LAY

Marketing Director at Allmade Apparel (now officially part of SanMar). Don’t call her Melissa. Started her own apparel company. Target tried to “borrow” one of her designs. Good Morning America interviewed her. She landed on Shark Tank but told them to pound sand. When she’s not being an awesome mom and spending time with her family – she’s kicking ass for Allmade.

Jeff Morgenthaler

JEFF MORGENTHALER

EQUIPMENT ZONE

Sales & Training at Equipment Zone. Jeff is happiest searching for rare jellyfish near San Diego, California. He loves riding horseback with his family in the rugged mountains of Idaho. He also likes taking long walks off the mountain to think about things like insurance and how far is the emergency room. Fantastic father of five committed to helping family business owners succeed.

Ken White

KEN WHITE

VP of Sales with Cotton Heritage. Some call him the cotton whisperer. He’s a true apparel nerd at the fabric level. That's rare. Some aren’t willing to go that deep. Ken is! We’re excited for him to share some of his deep experience with us.

Paul Zingone

PAUL ZINGONE

Sales at Vastex International and Owner of IdentiTees. Like a lot of us, Paul is used to wearing a few hats. Some like it hot. Paul likes it hot and rolling off a belt. He understands conveyor belt dryers, DTG printing, Screen printing, Sublimation, heat presses and MAC computers.