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A Virtual DTG Training Academy

Thursday February 4TH • 2:00 - 4:30 PM EST

The Direct-To-Garment Training Conference For Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Innovators In The Decorated Apparel Industry

Equipment Zone is the only Epson dealer with the experience, staff, equipment and professional connections to have this kind of training event. Spend an afternoon with industry leaders and experts learning and discussing what it takes to operate a successful apparel decoration business in 2021. This is not a sales pitch!

As stated, the focus of this event is training and the majority of the discussions will be about apparel decoration and DTG printing. You will see and hear from a variety of industry experts and business owners who will share their insights. We will showcase the Epson F2100 and the new industrial Epson F3070 DTG printers LIVE! We think you will be very impressed with the performance of the new Industrial F3070 DTG printer. Watch as we bring to life a complete campaign with all of the Epson firepower we have in our New Jersey showroom. We hope it feels a little bit like a trade show.

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

  • Master the EZ DTG Print Formula and avoid print drama
  • Review the critical nature of the Pretreatment Process
  • Take a deep dive into which tshirts print best and why
  • Why raster graphics matter in a digital world
  • Curing – Do I need a Heat Press or Dryer?
  • Epson has a new Production DTG printer – the F3070
  • Why Epson printers ROCK!
  • LIVE PRINTING
  • Selling More Merch Online
  • Can I really print on Tri-blends with my DTG printer?
  • Why you should care about Cause Marketing in 2021
  • Apparel Decoration trends – what’s in store for 2021
  • Panel Discussion

FIRST 25 PEOPLE to register will receive a free, blank Cotton Heritage hoodie!

FIRST 50 PEOPLE to register will receive 1 pack of Allmade Allmasks!

Everyone who watches LIVE will automatically be entered into multiple drawings to win some sweet prizes donated by our sponsors:

  • One SUPER Grand Prize winner: 2 free EZ Ultimate Platens ($1,000 value)
  • One Grand prize winner: F170 desktop sublimation printer valued at ($400)
  • TEN copies of Stan Phelps and Roger Burnett co-authors of the new book, Red Goldfish Promo Edition
  • FIVE copies of Danes Photoshop Training Guide
  • 1 case of blank t-shirts from Allmade Apparel

Meet the Experts!

Alison Banholzer

ALISON BANHOLZER

WEAR YOUR SPIRIT WAREHOUSE

Alison Banholzer is the owner and branding mastermind behind Wear Your Spirit Warehouse in Maryland. They believe, "Life is hard; T-shirts shouldn’t be." Ali and her company have over 75 online stores selling decorated apparel and branded merchandise.

Roger Burnett

ROGER BURNETT

SOCIAL GOOD PROMOTIONS

Roger is the founder of Socially Good Promotions, the co-founder of PromoCares and the co-author of Red Goldfish: The Promo Edition. He knows mucho about marketing with a purpose to make positive social impacts.

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.

Tim Check

TIMOTHY CHECK

EPSON

Timothy Check is the Senior Product Manager - Professional Imaging at Epson America. That means he knows a lot about Epson printers! He's been VERY busy with the recent introduction of the industrial level F3070 DTG printer.

Dane Clement

DANE CLEMENT

GREAT DANE / STAHLS

Dane is obsessed with art. He eats, sleeps, and breathes all aspects of artwork and graphic design. Lucky for us Dane has a comprehensive set of industry specific training books and one is all about preparing artwork for DTG printing.

Terry Combs

TERRY COMBS

EQUIPMENT ZONE

Sales & Training at Equipment Zone. 35+ 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.

Roy Huseman

ROY HUSEMAN

EQUIPMENT ZONE

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

Mel Ray

MEL LAY

ALLMADE APPAREL

Marketing Director at Allmade Apparel (officially part of SanMar). After Mel started her own apparel company, Target tried to “borrow” one of her designs. Good Morning America interviewed her then she landed on Shark Tank but told them to pound sand. She's an awesome mom and kicking ass for Allmade.

Amy

AMY KRULEWITZ

EQUIPMENT ZONE

Sales & Training at Equipment Zone. Amy has been in the Graphic Arts Industry for more than 35 years (she started with crayons when she was 5 years old!) Amy helps businesses find and use the best print technologies possible. She's an amateur photographer and in her spare time she loves cooking and eating and cooking and eating and cooking…

Jeff Morgenthaler

JEFF MORGENTHALER

EQUIPMENT ZONE

Sales & Training at Equipment Zone. Jeff has a strong sign, graphics and apparel decoration background. Jeff is happiest searching for adventure! He loves family trips to the beach, mountains and sometimes the Emergency Room.

Adrienne

ADRIENNE PALMER

SCREEN PRINTING MAGAZINE

Adrienne is the Editor-in-Chief at Screen Printing magazine. Screen Printing magazine has been a leading publication and trusted source of information for the screen printing industry for more than 60 years.

Ken White

MATTHEW RHOME

EPSON AMERICA

Business Development at Epson America. Matt is the godfather of DTG. The OG of DTG! The original patent holder and is an expert in DTG printing. This guy started it all. No joke!

Ken White

KEN WHITE

COTTON HERITAGE

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

VASTEX INTERNATIONAL

Sales at Vastex International and Owner of IdentiTees. Some like it hot. Paul likes it hot and rolling off a belt. He understands conveyor belt dryers, DTG printing, screen printing, dye-sublimation and heat presses. That's a rare combination!

SCHEDULE

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

Speaker(s) Session Title Run Time Time
Jay Busselle & Terry Combs Introduction 4 2:00 - 2:04
Terry Combs & Jeff Morgenthaler What Is The EZ DTG Print Formula? 12 2:04 - 2:14
Dane Clement & Jay Why Raster Graphics Matter? 10 2:14 - 2:24
Jeff Morgenthaler & Roy Huseman Proper Pretreatment is Critical to Success 10 2:24 - 2:34
Amy Krulewitz LIVE Printing & Intro to the EZ Solutions Center 5 2:34 -2:38
Ken White & Terry Why Some T-shirts Print Great & Others Don't 12 2:38 - 2:58
Paul Zingone Do I Need A Heat Press Or A Dryer? 10 2:58 - 3:08
Timothy Check Industrial DTG Production - The F3070 15 3:08 - 3:23
Amy Krulewitz LIVE Printing - F3070 8 3:23 - 3:31
Matthew Rhome Why Epson DTG Printers Rock 15 3:31 - 3:43
Amy Krulewitz LIVE Printing - F2100 8 3:43 - 3:51
Alison Banholzer Selling More Merch Online 12 3:51 - 4:01
Mel Lay Why Allmade Triblends Make An Impact 12 4:01 - 4:11
Amy Krulewitz LIVE Printing - Dye Sub & Solvent 5 4:11 - 4:15
Roger Burnett What Is Cause Marketing & Why Should I Care? 10 4:15 - 4:25
Adrienne Palmer Apparel Decoration Trends 12 4:25 - 4:35
Everybody Networking! #EZ4ME After Party! 60 4:30 - 5:30