Impressions Expo Fort Worth 2023: Recap

Here’s your recap of the Impression Expo in Fort Worth, Texas

By Beacon Funding| Sep 25, 2023| 775 Views
Impressions Expo Fort Worth 2023: Recap

The Impressions Expo in Fort Worth, Texas,  from September 14th to 16th, was an exhilarating experience for everyone in the industry.

In this article, we will run through a quick recap of this year’s highlights of 2023’s Impressions Expo and provide insights into our experience and takeaways from the tradeshow.

In this article…

  1. What Happened at This Year’s Impressions Exposition 2023
  2. Giveaway Winners!
  3. Fuel Your Expansion with Beacon Funding

What Happened at This Year’s Impressions Exposition 2023

The Decorated Apparel Impressions Expo in Fort Worth, Texas, is renowned for its exceptional conference program, and this year's edition was no exception.

Attendees gained insights into the newest decorated apparel products and services at the seminars and hands-on workshops. It was estimated that 90% of the attendees who participated in a seminar would recommend them to others!

A Multi-faceted Conference

This year’s Impressions Expo Fort Worth's consisted of six distinct tracks. Each track addressed the specific needs of industry professionals. These tracks included:

Screen Printing

Attendees could delve into the intricacies of screen printing, from basic techniques to advanced methods.


The embroidery track covered everything from the fundamentals to advanced digitizing and embroidery design techniques.

Direct-to-Garment (DTG) Printing

For those interested in DTG printing, there were sessions focused on maximizing the potential of this technology. These sessions saw the highest participation rate from the audience gathered here. Keep your eyes peeled for more interesting insights from the world of DTG Printing in the months to come.

Business Growth

 These talks focused on key topics such as marketing, sales, and financial management to help entrepreneurs and business owners thrive in the industry.


 Sublimation is a rapidly growing trend in the sportswear industry because it allows for full-color, high-resolution prints that are durable and resistant to fading. learning about the latest trends and techniques in this rapidly evolving field. Unlike traditional screen printing, which deposits ink on the surface of the fabric, sublimation involves the conversion of ink into a gas that permeates the fabric's fibers. This results in a long-lasting and highly detailed print that becomes an integral part of the material itself.

Shop Talk

The Shop Talk sessions, provided an opportunity for attendees to engage in brief, focused discussions on a wide range of industry-related topics.

Hands-On Workshops

 In addition to seminars and presentations, the Impressions Expo also featured hands-on workshops. These interactive sessions allowed attendees to gain practical experience and learn by doing, further enhancing their skillsets.

Networking Opportunities

 Beyond the educational sessions, the conference provided ample networking opportunities.

Sneak Peak into Beacon Funding at This Year’s Show

Giveaway Winners

Beacon Funding’s giveaways look at supporting business growth- which is why one lucky winner got to take home a $150 gift cards to advance their growth. Congratulations to our winner, Karen Cross from Cross Trends, LLC! We wish you and all our other participating businesses success in your future endeavors.

Thank you to the large number of people who participated in the giveaway. Seeing the enthusiasm and participation from all the decorative apparel business owners across the country was great! Follow Beacon Funding on social media for future giveaway announcements!

Fuel Your Expansion with Beacon Funding’s Decorated Apparel Equipment Financing

As the industry’s go-to for financing decorated apparel equipment since 1990, our friendly team of experts is here to give your business a boost with some extra equipment. Whether you're dreaming of growing your operations or just getting excited about the latest industry trends, Beacon Funding has got your back with tailored equipment financing solutions that fit your business like a glove.

And here's some exciting news for you: If you're considering acquiring any cutting-edge equipment from the show, we're delighted to present a special offer – 90 days no payment financing special! That's correct, when you choose to finance your decorative apparel equipment through us, you can enjoy a 90-day grace period before your regular low monthly payments starts. This is a great chance to get to know your new equipment and start making money before those easy monthly payments start rolling in.


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