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Needs for DTG

Needs for DTG

Look for these eight things in your next printer.

The latest direct-to-garment (DTG) printers make it easy for your shop to create high-quality, printed apparel without having to hire or train highly experienced operators. When you add a DTG printer to your shop, one employee can take the order, print and prep products for delivery, then start the next job.

Direct-to-garment printers offer some key benefits, including:

Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (680)/Comments (0)/
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Screen Printing on Tricky Fabrics

Screen Printing on Tricky Fabrics

Easy-to-follow tips for getting the best results on cotton, polyester, tri-blends and more

Easy-to-follow tips for getting the best results on cotton, polyester, tri-blends and more
Friday, March 8, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1392)/Comments (0)/
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What about Green, Neutral & Awesome?

What about Green, Neutral & Awesome?

MagnaColours is a specialist waterbased ink manufacturer that developed its own universal certificate of compliance & sustainability called 'The GNA Standard'. One of its key aims is to eliminate chemicals from thegarment printing supply chain. Textile Image speaks with MagnaColours Marketing Manager Paul Arnold, about the company's GNA Standard and both the environmental and business benefits that come from making the switch to sustainable water-based inks. 

Friday, February 22, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (760)/Comments (0)/
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5 Tips for Winter Heat Printing

5 Tips for Winter Heat Printing

Every year when the cold weather sets in, it brings along some heat printing challenges with it.
Some shops that utilize empty basement spaces or garages can be exceptionally cold and present extra challenges. The first thing is to make sure your shop or area that you are heat printing in is heated and properly insulated. This can help reduce some of the challenges. When you are not constantly fighting a cold room temperature, your heat press can print.
After your work environment is somewhat warm, the problems related to the cold winter weather can be overcome by following these tips. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (652)/Comments (0)/
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What is a Reducer?

What is a Reducer?

Reducers reduce the viscosity or thickness of an ink when you feel the need to make an ink creamier or easier to print. Most inks come ready for use right out of the container and if needed, inks can be easier to use just by stirring it up for a few minutes. But at times, a reducer can help. Try stirring it first and you may find that that alone may do the trick.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (815)/Comments (0)/
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Pointers for Prepress Success

Pointers for Prepress Success

Use these tips for proper prep prior to screen-printing production.

There are several details to consider when preparing to screen print a garment. The following are six that I consider of utmost importance for achieving a great print.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (655)/Comments (0)/
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Digital Printing Is All the Rage at ISS

Digital Printing Is All the Rage at ISS

That was the message at the Imprinted Sportswear Show, where exhibits pointed to the trend where consumers increasingly seek to shape the cuts and styles of their clothes.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (742)/Comments (0)/
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Creating a Foil Look with Vinyl

Creating a Foil Look with Vinyl

The process to create a foil print using a vinyl cutter and heat press is simple. 

  1. Cut a graphic from an HTV adhesive roll in a mirror image.
  2. Weed away the unwanted components from the graphic. 
  3. Flip the graphic over, adhesive side down. 
  4. Heat apply to your fabric item of choice, removing the carrier when complete. 
  5. Heat apply a foil overlay sheet on top of the adhesive in the desired foil color. 

In concept and practice, the process is straightforward. However, just like screen printing foil, there are steps to ensure top-notch efficiency and quality. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (696)/Comments (0)/
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When Should I Use DTG vs. Screen Printing?

When Should I Use DTG vs. Screen Printing?

Lots of decorators offer multiple imprinting options, such as digital printing and screen printing. There are definite advantages to each, depending on the type of artwork you’re using, substrates you’re decorating and quantities your customer wants.

Here’s a quick rundown of when to use digital vs. screen printing. Remember, the more knowledgeable you are, the more likely your customers will be to order from you, on repeat.

Thursday, January 24, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (676)/Comments (0)/
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Trade Show Display Tips for Screen-Printing Companies

Trade Show Display Tips for Screen-Printing Companies

Trade shows are a major seasonal sales and marketing resource for screen-printing companies. However, when it comes to planning and setting up your booth so that you maximize your ability to engage with potential clients and capture quality leads, you may not be sure where to begin. Or perhaps you’re on a budget with your booth and don’t think you can afford all the bells and whistles that will make your display stand out.

That’s why we’ve put together some of our favorite tips and tricks to help you plan your next trade show display booth.

Monday, January 14, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (650)/Comments (0)/
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