Stitch & Print International issue 4-2020

In this edition

In some countries, trade shows and events have been able to start up again. Even though being able to use digital techniques turned out to be a great advantage, garments, threads and other products for the garment decoration industry need to be felt and touched. And of course, meeting customers in real life is often more effective than having online contact only.

The ‘Leveranciersdagen’ in Houten was the first trade show in the Netherlands to take place after the Covid-19 interruption. Before entering the show, temperatures were measured and sanitizer dispensers were available. The show was organized observing the 1.5 metres social distancing rule, but in such a way that good conversation and friendliness were possible on the trade show floor. Allowing only a maximum number of visitors and measures taken by the exhibitors made it a safe place. Both visitors and exhibitors were happy to see each other again face-to-face. Hopefully more restructured trade shows will take place in 2021!

In this issue Graeme Richardson-Locke informs you about the new opportunities that restructured shows, offices and stores are offering for printers and signmakers.


• Embroidery trends
• Overview of DTG printers
• Overview of face masks
• Calendar
• Companies battle against COVID-19                                                                                                                          • Opportunities for printers and signmakers