Machine: Brother GT-381

From MHM Direct GB

Luke Cuthbert

Marketing director

Antony Newbold

Production

Tell us a bit about your business
We create artwork that captures iconic moments in football that fans have a real attachment to, and then use the artwork on clothing and prints.

What machine do you have and why did you buy it?
We have the Brother GT3 series. We bought it in November 2015. Before that we outsourced the printing. We decided we wanted control of everything ourselves. Because our designs have so much detail in them, if you screen print you can only print one colour per screen and there are set-up costs. This allows us to have much more detail and it’s so flexible.

Why did you buy the Brother?
We spoke to MHM and they said it was the best in the market. When you’re printing smaller orders, it offers flexibility, and it’s fairly quick. I can’t think of any drawbacks to owning one because they give you so much freedom – within five minutes of an idea it can be on a T-shirt. The possibilities are endless.

What tips have you picked up while using it?
It’s so easy to use. I’d say, the more you use it, the better. One thing I didn’t really understand was that they’re built to be working 12 or 24 hours a day. If you leave it for a while then the heads can dry up.

www.art-of-football.com

When you’re printing smaller orders, it offers flexibility, and it’s fairly quick. I can’t think of any drawbacks to owning one because they give you so much freedom