ADD:Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Center, Houjie, Dongguan, Guangdong, China
Run with great concerntration, China International Textile Printing Industrial Technology Expo, who is the first textile printing expo, and the only expo who carries considerable weight throughout the industry as well, has grown to be more rational and experienced, and achieved its excellent brand since its first held in 2006.
Being moved to South China since 2008, the CITPE (China International Textile Printing Industrial Technology Expo) of the present two sessions have been held in great success. Especially in expo of 2009, whose scale was enlarged to nearly 8000 square meters, about 30% larger than that of last year’s. There were about 200 enterprises participated in the expo, such as Dubuit ink, Silok Chemical, Nanda Screen Pritnting Supplier ltd, Sanlian High-tech Industry Ltd, China E.D.A. Trade Co., Ltd, Juisun Screen Printing Machinery Co., Ltd, Rugao Tianyuan Finery Printing Co., Ltd, Fansun Machinery Technology Ind. Co., Ltd, New Mellow, HBC Enterpirises Co., Ltd, Zhongyi Ink & Paint Co., Ltd, Qunying Digital Tech Co., Ltd, Dongguan Zhenda Textile Printing Machine Factory, Yongan Screen Printing Supplies Co., Ltd, Ruian Hualong Machinery Co., Ltd, Fortuna Digital, Askme Intergroup Co., Ltd, Goller (HK) Limited, Shenzhen Zhenbang Arts & Craft Co., Ltd, Babylon Industry & Trade Co., Ltd, Hebei Jinzhou Myriad Flower Machine Factory, Ruian Yizhan Printing Machinery Co., Ltd, Huaxing Hardware Machinery Co., Ltd, Shenghua Sublimation Printing Machine Equipment Co., Ltd, HBK Machinery Ltd, Taizhou Sentprint Printing Technology Co., Ltd, etc. Digital Textile Printing was Promoted to one of the themes of the show for the first time. Therefore, digital textile printing was added to the title of the original “China International Textile Printing Industrial Technology Expo”—say “China International Textile Digital Printing Industrial Technology Expo”.
Here in CA it is saturated.
My friend bought a simple screen printing machine some time ago and has not made back his investment.
The problem is, actual screen printing shops have the more sophisticated presses and can work in volume better than a little guy, so even if you get a few small sample orders once they go to full production they probably will not need your services.
Plus the most savvy shirt makers source their screen printers on the internet, and I'm not just talking about Cafe Press--when my bro needed cool promo t-shirts he found a printer that could do gold metallic and used American Apparel t's in really cool cuts that were super popular among his indie fans