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Special Effects: Taking Your Shop to the Next Level

Special Effects: Taking Your Shop to the Next Level

By mastering the ever-expanding range of special effects that can be achieved on apparel today, you can take your relationship with clients to an entirely new level. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (638)/Comments (0)/
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Mother's Day Screen-Printing Ideas

Mother's Day Screen-Printing Ideas

For Mother’s Day prints think outside of the box and use specialty inks to create designs that shine. Moms love bling.


Monday, April 23, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (632)/Comments (0)/
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Following the Signs

Following the Signs

Equipment upgrades help this apparel printer handle increased production demands.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (638)/Comments (0)/
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Shop Management 101: The Tactical Use of Time

Shop Management 101: The Tactical Use of Time

One consistent challenge that every shop faces is the effective use of time. It’s a resource – maybe the most important one you have – but that doesn’t mean it’s being spent wisely.
Throughout your shop, your staff may appear to be busy, but are they working effectively on things that matter? Any time they spend on tasks that aren’t a priority or that involve redoing work that wasn’t done correctly isn’t helping your bottom line.
Monday, April 16, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (567)/Comments (0)/
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Achieving a Better White Print

Achieving a Better White Print

In an article published by Screen Printing Magazine, John Levocz and author Kevin Kauth of Chromaline, give us some tips on how to achieve the best white print. 


Wednesday, April 11, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (632)/Comments (0)/
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How to Avoid Screen Pinholes

How to Avoid Screen Pinholes

Screen printers face a variety challenges, but there is a solution for every issue; you just have to know where to look. Pinholes represent a common screen-printing issue. They are a stencil defect that reduces production efficiency and print quality. These imperfections in the stencil are tiny, transparent dots that appear in the screens after exposure. Printers who battle pinholes spend more time and money trying to complete a job.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (630)/Comments (0)/
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The Big Debate: Push or Pull

The Big Debate: Push or Pull

A big question that every screen printer asks in his or her career is whether to push or pull a squeegee. Although there is no wrong answer because there is similar quality when the substrate is finished, this has seemed to be an ongoing debate for many years especially with beginners. Truthfully, whether you’re pushing or pulling a squeegee, there are both positive and negative effects. So, it comes down to the printer’s personal preference.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (678)/Comments (0)/
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It's the Small Things

It's the Small Things

When it comes to emulsions, paying attention to the small details makes a big difference. 

Friday, March 16, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (798)/Comments (0)/
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DTG Time-Savers

DTG Time-Savers

From pretreating to drying garments, use these tips to optimize workflow.

Saving time during production is the goal of all garment decorators. That's especially true when it comes to direct-to-garment (DTG) printing, which doesn't have a reputation as the quickest decorating technology. 

But in today's world, where customers have "I-want-it-custom," "I-want-one" and "I-want-it-now" mindsets, decorators must come to grips with the realities of short-run production. 

The following are a few things you can do to improve your production rate. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (659)/Comments (0)/
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Why Don’t Decorators Use The Newest Technologies?

Why Don’t Decorators Use The Newest Technologies?

Last year, online fashion accounted for nearly 20% of retail e-commerce sales in the United States – a total of more than $458 billion. This massive sum of business is changing expectations for apparel customers, who thirst for on-demand personalized garments that can be manufactured in small quantities and delivered at incredible speeds. “Online shopping has turned the idea of supply and demand on its head,” says Omer Kulka, VP of marketing and product strategy for Kornit, which manufactures digital inkjet printers for the apparel decoration industry. “Instead of selling what we’ve already manufactured, we’re being asked to manufacture what we’ve already sold.”


Monday, March 12, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1096)/Comments (0)/
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