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Best of Both Worlds: Digital Hybrid and Variable Data Printing

Best of Both Worlds: Digital Hybrid and Variable Data Printing

Combining digital and analog garment printing techniques opens up a plethora of possibilities.

Friday, June 21, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (24)/Comments (0)/
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A Screen Printer’s Guide to Buying Your First Automatic

A Screen Printer’s Guide to Buying Your First Automatic

When you are a start-up screen-printing shop, there are a lot of different equipment choices. Some printers are on a shoestring budget and others want the best screen-printing equipment. No matter where you fall, many screen printers start out with a manual screen-printing press. This makes a lot of sense given the lower price point and typically smaller footprint of a manual press when compared to automatic alternatives. A solid manual press can last a life-time. In fact, some screen printers go years before getting their first automatic. While manual printing still has a place, it may be time for you to add an automatic press.

The below information will provide guidance on what to look for in your first automatic and help guide your thinking about incorporating automatic screen printing into your shop.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (83)/Comments (0)/
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Tips for Choosing an ‘Eco-Friendly’ Textile Screen-Printing Ink

Tips for Choosing an ‘Eco-Friendly’ Textile Screen-Printing Ink

Not all inks are created equal. Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz regarding “eco-friendly” inks. Without going into too much detail on the make-up of these screen printing inks, I’d like to give a brief guideline of what to look for when switching to or using “eco-friendly” inks.


Tuesday, June 04, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (95)/Comments (0)/
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Athletic Numbering: An Update

Athletic Numbering: An Update

The major change in screen printing numbers has been the number of fabrics on the market. Here's how to tackle the challenges these options can create.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (60)/Comments (0)/
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The Marshall Plan: 10 Tips to Take Your Creativity to the Next Level

The Marshall Plan: 10 Tips to Take Your Creativity to the Next Level

Producing amazing designs all day, every day is no easy feat. These hacks can help keep your creative juices flowing.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (72)/Comments (0)/
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What to Know When Buying a DTG (or Any) Printer

What to Know When Buying a DTG (or Any) Printer

So, you have decided to buy or add a new direct-to-garment (DTG) printer to your business. Before you settle on a particular piece of equipment, there are a few questions you should ask and a few things you should really know before making that purchase.


Friday, May 10, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (134)/Comments (0)/
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Screen Printing vs. DTG: A 10-Round Print-Method Battle, Part 3

Screen Printing vs. DTG: A 10-Round Print-Method Battle, Part 3

Philadelphia-based Rush Order Tees decided to put decorating techniques to the test in an ultimate comparison between screen printing and direct-to-garment (DTG) printing. As digital printing has gained popularity and affordability in recent years, the company decided to take a look at the frequently asked question: How does DTG printing stack up against traditional screen printing?
In order to answer, both methods were compared in the form of a 10-round “fight.” Each round covered a different facet of custom apparel printing, including vibrancy, color matching, durability, and more.

Rounds 7-10 are reviewed below.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (115)/Comments (0)/
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Best of Both Worlds: Digital Hybrid and Variable Data Printing

Best of Both Worlds: Digital Hybrid and Variable Data Printing

Combining digital and analog garment printing techniques opens up a plethora of possibilities 

Monday, May 06, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (88)/Comments (0)/
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Test The Waters

Test The Waters

There's never been a better time to hop aboard the water-based inks train

Tuesday, April 30, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (104)/Comments (0)/
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What to Know When Buying a DTG (or Any) Printer

What to Know When Buying a DTG (or Any) Printer

While the following speaks to DTG, many of these factors are important to consider when purchasing any type of manufactured equipment.

So, you have decided to buy or add a new direct-to-garment (DTG) printer to your business. Before you settle on a particular piece of equipment, there are a few questions you should ask and a few things you should really know before making that purchase.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (158)/Comments (0)/
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