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Content and subjects focused on screen and digital printing, embroidery and sublimation.

17 Results

  • Promo Industry and Pantone—What is Color?

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    What is color, and, more specifically, how is it used in the promotional products industry? This webinar discusses the ins and outs of our industry’s many imprint methods, basic color theory and the science behind color perception, and the best Pantone tools to achieve your client’s color throughout the production process.

    What is color, and, more specifically, how is it used in the promotional products industry? This webinar discusses the ins and outs of our industry’s many imprint methods, basic color theory and the science behind color perception, and the best Pantone tools to achieve your client’s color throughout the production process.

    Kari Banner

    Affinity Program Manager

    As PPAI’s Affinity Program associate manager, Kari works closely with PPAI’s Trusted Affinity Partners to ensure PPAI members receive best-in-class service and preferred pricing for the promotional products industry. 

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    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Expo East 2019: Apparel Trends, Challenges & Opportunities For 2019

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Be one step ahead by preparing for new products that will meet customers’ demands. Many factors influence the styles, colors, fabrics and materials that clients will request this year. This session with Colleen Hartigan will help you take advantage of every opportunity by sharing the newest trends, color pallets and exciting advancements in apparel technology. 2019 promises to be full of opportunities for apparel manufacturers, suppliers and decorators.

    Be one step ahead by preparing for new products that will meet customers’ demands. Many factors influence the styles, colors, fabrics and materials that clients will request  this year. This session with Colleen Hartigan will help you take advantage of every opportunity by sharing the newest trends, color pallets and exciting advancements in apparel technology. 2019 promises to be full of opportunities for apparel manufacturers, suppliers and decorators.

    Colleen Hartigan

    Consultant

    Colleen Hartigan is a 32-year veteran of the embroidery and apparel decoration industry. Recently retired as executive vice president of Madeira USA, she now works as a consultant for Madeira USA and Madeira Germany, sharing her extensive knowledge of the embroidery industry and the embroidery process. A seasoned speaker with a long history of educational training at trade shows and private seminars, Hartigan shares her expertise in all facets of creating and selling embroidery. She focuses on product education and the use of the right products to improve customer satisfaction and sales.

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    1 Credit

    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Expo East 2019: The Elements Of Good Embroidery

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Embroidery is the most popular method of apparel decoration in the market. Getting it right the first time is critical. There are no quick fixes for quality embroidery. The secret is to prevent problems in the first place. Knowing the correct information to gather from the client and what needs to be communicated to the digitizer and/or embroiderer. In this session, Colleen Hartigan will explain the causes behind poor embroidery and what should have been done to make it right.

    Embroidery is the most popular method of apparel decoration in the market. Getting it right the first time is critical. There are no quick fixes for quality embroidery. The secret is to prevent problems in the first place. Knowing the correct information to gather from the client and what needs to be communicated to the digitizer and/or embroiderer. In this session, Colleen Hartigan will explain the causes behind poor embroidery and what should have been done to make it right.

    Colleen Hartigan

    Consultant

    Colleen Hartigan is a 32-year veteran of the embroidery and apparel decoration industry. Recently retired as executive vice president of Madeira USA, she now works as a consultant for Madeira USA and Madeira Germany, sharing her extensive knowledge of the embroidery industry and the embroidery process. A seasoned speaker with a long history of educational training at trade shows and private seminars, Hartigan shares her expertise in all facets of creating and selling embroidery. She focuses on product education and the use of the right products to improve customer satisfaction and sales.

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    1 Credit

    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Expo East 2018: Put A Lid On It: Selling Headwear For Profit©

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/13/2018

    Selling headwear is a sales area in which most distributors have no idea what the potential income can be. Customization of headwear, both domestically and offshore, is easy, fun and extremely profitable.  Several examples will be shown, and the methodology of the decoration process will be reviewed.  Distributors will come away more knowledgeable about the intricacies of selling headwear domestically and offshore.

    Selling headwear is a sales area in which most distributors have no idea what the potential income can be. Customization of headwear, both domestically and offshore, is easy, fun and extremely profitable.  Several examples will be shown by Cliff Quicksell, MAS+, and the methodology of the decoration process will be reviewed.  Distributors will come away more knowledgeable about the intricacies of selling headwear domestically and offshore.

    Cliff Quicksell, MAS+

    CEO

    Cliff Quicksell, Jr., MAS+ has been involved in the promotional marketing and sportswear industries for 32 years. During this time he has achieved the MAS+ certification and has been actively involved in PPAI as a volunteer. Cliff’s He has served five terms as the education chairperson for the Chesapeake Promotional Products Association and is the recipient of several PPAI Pyramid Awards and PPAI Ambassador Speaker of the Year Awards. Cliff consults for and directs the marketing efforts for distributor iPROMOTEu.

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  • Expo East 2018: Apparel UNRAVELED: How To Sell Decorated Wearables With Ease 

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/11/2018

    Have you always wanted to sell wearables but you don't know enough about them? Learn from veteran apparel buyer Sandee Rodriguez of D and S Designs how to decide between fabric weights, what a performance shirt is, and how to sell the big brand names. Pick up tips and tricks on sourcing apparel and getting it decorated successfully. Never turn away another profitable order of wearables again!

    Have you always wanted to sell wearables but you don't know enough about them? Learn from veteran apparel buyer Sandee Rodriguez of D and S Designs how to decide between fabric weights, what a performance shirt is, and how to sell the big brand names. Pick up tips and tricks on sourcing apparel and getting it decorated successfully. Never turn away another profitable order of wearables again!

    Sandee Rodriguez

    Owner

    With almost three decades of experience buying and selling branded wearables, Sandee Rodriguez is known in many industry circles as an apparel guru. She and her husband started in the promotional products industry as a screen printing company in 1991, later adding embroidery. Rodriguez has had the responsibility of selling and sourcing the apparel they decorate for D and S Designs, and now she wants to teach distributors about the wearables market—how to buy, decorate and sell apparel, so that they too can be successful in the profitable world of wearables.

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  • TAS: Imprint and Application Process

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/14/2018

    Join Marshall Atkinson for this session and learn ten methods of the imprint and application processes for promotional product campaigns.

    Join Marshall Atkinson for this session and learn ten methods of the imprint and application processes for promotional product campaigns. 

    Marshall Atkinson

    Product Manager, Blogger, and Speaker

    Marshall Atkinson owns Atkinson Consulting. He is also is the host of The Big Idea, an industry podcast that focuses on best industry practices for shops and is published on the second and fourth Thursday of every month.

    Atkinson frequently contributes to industry trade magazines and speaks at trade shows. He shares relevant content through the blogs, videos, webinars, and live events. 

     

     

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  • Trained Advertising Specialist Package

    Contains 6 Product(s)

    Education program targeted towards promotional products professionals with less than three years of industry experience. This program will provide an overview of the promotional products industry and will provide a foundation for people working within the industry.

    Education program targeted towards promotional products professionals with less than three years of industry experience. This program will provide an overview of the promotional products industry and will provide a foundation for people working within the industry. Participants will earn the Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) certificate once the 5 sessions have been completed. The TAS Certificate is required prior to starting the Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) Certification program.  

  • CAS: Screen-Printing 101

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/06/2017

    Join Marshall Atkinson for this session on screen-printing 101. This session will cover the best practices when working with a screen-printer. Participants will learn "how-to" send the PO and art to a vendor with tips and tricks on getting things set up and handled to move it through the production pipe on-time so it's shipped correctly.

    Join Marshall Atkinson for this session on screen-printing 101. This session will cover the best practices when working with a screen-printer. Participants will learn "how-to" send the PO and art to a vendor with tips and tricks on getting things set up and handled to move it through the production pipe on-time so it's shipped correctly.

    Marshall Atkinson

    Product Manager, Blogger, and Speaker

    Marshall Atkinson owns Atkinson Consulting. He is also is the host of The Big Idea, an industry podcast that focuses on best industry practices for shops and is published on the second and fourth Thursday of every month.

    Atkinson frequently contributes to industry trade magazines and speaks at trade shows. He shares relevant content through the blogs, videos, webinars, and live events. 

     

     

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  • Certified Advertising Specialist Package

    Contains 27 Product(s)

    Get all your sessions registered in one-stop shopping style and complete at your own pace!

    Get all your sessions registered in one-stop shopping style and complete at your own pace! 

    Please complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org

    Please note in order to start working on your CAS please make sure you have completed the TAS Certificate program first.

  • Expo East 2017: Apparel Trend Takeaways

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/12/2017

    This interactive session for anyone from beginners to experts in the apparel sales field will help participants understand what the newest trends are in the retail and imprinted sportswear market are, why they are occurring, and how to best present them to increase sales opportunities.

    Join Mary Ellen Sokalski, MAS for this interactive session. It is designed for anyone from beginners to experts in the apparel sales field will help participants understand what the newest trends are in the retail and imprinted sportswear market are, why they are occurring, and how to best present them to increase sales opportunities.

    Mary Ellen Sokalski, MAS

    Owner

    Mary Ellen Sokalski, MAS, is a 33-year industry veteran noted for her fun and interactive educational sessions which earned her the Promotional Products Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Education Excellence, PPAI’s Distinguished Service Award and its Facilitator Excellence Award. Currently the owner of The Scarlet Marketeer, a creative content marketing firm, she has presented hundreds of sessions on the topics of Marketing, Communications, Selling, Apparel, Direct Mail, Creativity, Promotional Programs, Supplier-Distributor Relations, and How to Have a Happy Life. A multi-winner of PPA’s Supplier Achievement Awards and the Golden Pyramid, ASI’s Distinguished Women in Promotional Products, one of ASI’s Women to Watch in Promotional Products in 2011, as well as numerous other communications awards, she has captured more marketing and speaking honors than any other industry professional. She is also a featured author in industry publications, and originator of the Promotional Apparel Advisory Council for PPAI. Past presidents of SACDV and PPNA, former Vice Chair of Marketing for PPAI, member of the PPAI Board of Directors, and inducted into the PAPPA Hall of Fame.

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  • Expo East 2017: New To The Industry: How To Grow Your Business Through Decorating

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/12/2017

    Are you new to the industry or in your first years? Congratulations! With over 26 years of experience, I can promise you it's an exciting and ever-changing industry, and the possibilities are endless. Each type of decoration has different terminology, graphics needs and degree of difficulty.

    Are you new to the industry or in your first years? Congratulations! With over 26 years of experience, I can promise you it's an exciting and ever-changing industry, and the possibilities are endless. Each type of decoration has different terminology, graphics needs and degree of difficulty. Diving into a new decoration method no matter how well prepared brings surprises. The complexity, materials options, machinery for the purpose are endless. Lori Garland will discuss how to avoid spending money when it's not necessary and making the most of the technology at your disposal.

    Lori Garland

    Owner

    Moving into the promotional products industry was to be a short term re-evaluation period in 1992. Fast forward 23 years and it obvious she’s found a job about which she is passionate. Originally, hired to digitize and provide technical support, Lori went on to run the production embroidery shop, customer service, technical support. Lori has digitized and trained individuals on methods, equipment and software.

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  • Apparel Trends and Transcending the Promo Products Market

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/01/2017

    Trends, challenges and opportunities will define the decorated apparel industry in 2017. Now is the time to get ahead of these trends and prepare for new products that will meet your customers’ demands.

    Join Colleen Hartigan as she discusses trends, challenges and opportunities will define the decorated apparel industry in 2017. Trends, challenges and opportunities will define the decorated apparel industry in 2017. Now is the time to get ahead of these trends and prepare for new products that will meet your customers’ demands. Many factors influence the styles, colors, fabrics and materials clients will ask for this year. In this webinar, participants will learn about the newest apparel trends, color palettes and the exciting advancements in apparel technology, and they can then take advantage of every opportunity. 2017 promises to be full of opportunities for apparel manufacturers, suppliers and decorators. Don't be left out of the loop—get ahead of the trends by learning about them now.  

    Colleen Hartigan

    Consultant

    Colleen Hartigan is a 32-year veteran of the embroidery and apparel decoration industry. Recently retired as executive vice president of Madeira USA, she now works as a consultant for Madeira USA and Madeira Germany, sharing her extensive knowledge of the embroidery industry and the embroidery process. A seasoned speaker with a long history of educational training at trade shows and private seminars, Hartigan shares her expertise in all facets of creating and selling embroidery. She focuses on product education and the use of the right products to improve customer satisfaction and sales.

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  • Decorating Performance Wear

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/09/2016

    This session will teach you the advantages and limitations of embroidery. Participants will learn how to get the best embroidered result, why proper hooping and the correct backing are critical to successful decoration, what thread you should consider using to keep the embroidery soft and flexible, how you can achieve small lettering that's still easy to read, and special considerations for design and digitizing.

    Join Colleen Hartigan for the session Decorating Performance Wear. Today's new lightweight, breathable fabrics–like those used in moisture-wicking tees, yoga pants, compression shirts and more–are in high demand at retail and in the ad specialty market alike, but they can be a challenge for decorators. In this eye-opening session, you'll learn about new products that help improve the look and feel of embroidery on these popular fabrics.

    This session will teach you the advantages and limitations of embroidery. Participants will learn how to get the best embroidered result, why proper hooping and the correct backing are critical to successful decoration, what thread you should consider using to keep the embroidery soft and flexible, how you can achieve small lettering that's still easy to read, and special considerations for design and digitizing.

    Colleen Hartigan

    Consultant

    Colleen Hartigan is a 32-year veteran of the embroidery and apparel decoration industry. Recently retired as executive vice president of Madeira USA, she now works as a consultant for Madeira USA and Madeira Germany, sharing her extensive knowledge of the embroidery industry and the embroidery process. A seasoned speaker with a long history of educational training at trade shows and private seminars, Hartigan shares her expertise in all facets of creating and selling embroidery. She focuses on product education and the use of the right products to improve customer satisfaction and sales.

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  • What Do You Need To Know To Stay On The Right Side Of Regulations When Decorating Apparel

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/11/2016

    This session will answer your questions for apparel decorators and distributors regarding CPSIA regulations and keeping yourself on the right side of compliance. This session is appropriate for distributors and third-party apparel decorators. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

    Join Sue DeRagon, Mary Poissant, and Anne Stone for the session, What Do You Need to Know To Stay on the Right Side of Regulations When Decorating Apparel.This session will answer your questions for apparel decorators and distributors regarding CPSIA regulations and keeping yourself on the right side of compliance. Find out what your obligations are and who is responsible for ensuring CPSIA compliance when a distributor enlists the services of a third-party decorator to embellish youth apparel? Learn the regulations and how they apply to both parties. Decorators will receive hands-on tips for implementing best practices on the shop floor. Distributors will receive best practices on managing the process and completing the necessary documentation.This session is appropriate for distributors and third-party apparel decorators.This session is an elective for the Product Safety Aware program.

    Susan DeRagon

    Senior Technical Consultant

    Susan DeRagon is Senior Technical Consultant at QIMA (formerly AsiaInspection).  With over 30 years of experience, she is a leading quality and safety expert on toys, children’s products, and promotional and licensed goods.  She has conducted numerous technical seminars and webinars globally.  She works closely with companies to provide the highest level of quality service in the areas of regulatory compliance, product testing, quality control and assurance, safety evaluations and inspections.

    Ms. DeRagon is an active member of The Toy Association and ASTM International, participating on several toy and children’s product standards committees.  She is also a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and a previous member of the Board of Directors for ICPHSO, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.

    Ms. DeRagon received a B.S degree in business administration from Bay Path College, Magna Cum Laude.


    Mary Poissant

    Director of Sales

    Mary Poissant has been in the promotional products industry for 26 years. Mary started in the industry working for a local screen print shop in Buffalo, NY. In 1994 she began her distributorship including silkscreen print services as Ad Impressions. She partnered with Apple Imprints apparel on large projects for several years and in 2005 formally closed her distributorship and took on Director of Sales and Marketing of Apple Imprints Apparel, a top-rated wholesale, contract decorating company supplier.

    Enforcement of CPSIA laws in 2009 changed the direction of Apple Imprints apparel with printing youth apparel. Embracing the new requirements, the next three years, Mary helped turn their 30000 sq foot facility into one of the number one referrals for silkscreen printed infant/youth apparel. Today Apple Imprints Apparel is well known throughout the industry as a trusted source for contract silkscreen printed apparel.

    Anne Stone

    Director of Public Affairs

    Anne Stone is the director of public affairs for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). She brings her background in public relations and communications to driving member advocacy and communicating product safety issues. Prior to joining PPAI, she worked with Conner Peripherals, then a Fortune 500 manufacturer of data storage solutions, where she managed media relations, special events and creative services. She also managed corporate communications for a manufacturer of high-performance visual display equipment, and was a senior account executive for a public relations agency. She currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Action Council and the Product Responsibility Action Council.

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  • Conquering Small Letter And Fine Detail With Embroidery

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/03/2016

    This session will help attendees understand what is and what isn’t possible in the world of embroidery when it comes to small lettering and fine detail. Attendees will learn about the newest threads and tools on the market that are best suited for creating logos and designs that are clean, crisp and easy to read, and learn how these same tools will improve the appearance of embroidery on lightweight and performance-wear apparel. Attending this session will help you to more confidently sell or create the type of merchandise that your customers are demanding. This session is for distributors and decorators alike; both groups will come away with solutions to meet the most challenging requirements.

    Join Colleen Hartigan for this session on conquering small letter and fine detail with embroidery. This session will help attendees understand what is and what isn't possible in the world of embroidery when it comes to small lettering and fine detail. Attendees will learn about the newest threads and tools on the market that are best suited for creating logos and designs that are clean, crisp and easy to read, and learn how these same tools will improve the appearance of embroidery on lightweight and performance-wear apparel. Attending this session will help you to more confidently sell or create the type of merchandise that your customers are demanding. This session is for distributors and decorators alike; both groups will come away with solutions to meet the most challenging requirements.

    Colleen Hartigan

    Consultant

    Colleen Hartigan is a 32-year veteran of the embroidery and apparel decoration industry. Recently retired as executive vice president of Madeira USA, she now works as a consultant for Madeira USA and Madeira Germany, sharing her extensive knowledge of the embroidery industry and the embroidery process. A seasoned speaker with a long history of educational training at trade shows and private seminars, Hartigan shares her expertise in all facets of creating and selling embroidery. She focuses on product education and the use of the right products to improve customer satisfaction and sales.

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  • Decorating Trends: Embroidery, Applique And Laser Etch

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/17/2016

    This session will explain current trends, show sample images and best practices for decorating.  Participants will learn laser etching and laser appliqué techniques and values.  Participants will also gain technical knowledge in embroidery techniques and trends.

    Join Bruce Perryman, MAS+ for this session on decorating trends. This session will explain current trends, show sample images and best practices for decorating. Participants will learn laser etching and laser appliqué techniques and values. Participants will also gain technical knowledge in embroidery techniques and trends.

    Bruce Perryman, MAS+

    CEO

    Bruce Perryman, MAS+, CEO of supplier Embroidery Unlimited, Inc. and a member of the PPAI Board's class of 2018, has been a member of PPAI since 2006. Bruce previously served as the RAC delegate to the board. Working closely with regional representatives has given Bruce a keen sense of the challenges and strengths that regional associations bring to PPAI. He is also currently serving on the Government Relations Action Council.

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  • Score More Sales With Embroidery And Specialty Threads

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/03/2016

    Listen and learn how to stand out from the competition, increase your sales, add interest and raise profit: all this and more are possible by offering embroidery and specialty threads to your clients or your business. Learn what applications work and do not work on today’s fabrics, how to add some bling with little or no extra effort, and what is the best choice for luxury or commercial applications.

    Join Colleen Hartigan for this session on score more sales with embroidery and specialty threads. Listen and learn how to stand out from the competition, increase your sales, add interest and raise profit: all this and more are possible by offering embroidery and specialty threads to your clients or your business. Learn what applications work and do not work on today's fabrics, how to add some bling with little or no extra effort, and what is the best choice for luxury or commercial applications.

    Colleen Hartigan

    Consultant

    Colleen Hartigan is a 32-year veteran of the embroidery and apparel decoration industry. Recently retired as executive vice president of Madeira USA, she now works as a consultant for Madeira USA and Madeira Germany, sharing her extensive knowledge of the embroidery industry and the embroidery process. A seasoned speaker with a long history of educational training at trade shows and private seminars, Hartigan shares her expertise in all facets of creating and selling embroidery. She focuses on product education and the use of the right products to improve customer satisfaction and sales.

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