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Special Effects Inks Based on Skill Level

Special Effects Inks Based on Skill Level

Let’s talk about the different inks available for special effects. For the beginner, puff or suede inks can add a simple wow to an image. I also like to use a glow-in-the-dark ink, as it is one of the simplest inks to work with and it is very easy to use.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (742)/Comments (0)/
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Webinar Event: How to Make Money with DTG

Webinar Event: How to Make Money with DTG

Find out why DTG is changing the rules in apparel decoration – and more importantly, how to adopt the technology successfully in your business – from three leading experts and featured Screen Printing authors who will share practical advice and proven strategies.


Friday, October 20, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (744)/Comments (0)/
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Five DTG Printing Myths Debunked

Five DTG Printing Myths Debunked

Learn the truth about a process that has made significant strides since its inception.

Learn the truth about a process that has made significant strides since its inception.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (818)/Comments (0)/
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How to Prevent Ghost Images

How to Prevent Ghost Images

October is here and there is nothing like a good ghost story to make your hair stand on end. The ghosts in our story aren’t souls of the dearly departed, but they will haunt you nonetheless.
Say you printed an order of shirts, boxed them and sent them on their way. Nothing was out of the ordinary during your print job, so you go on the rest of your week as usual. Then your customer calls about their shirts and complains that you did something wrong and their shirts are ruined. When you get the shirts back, you notice a silhouette of the image printed on the backs and bottoms of each shirt.
The images are the result of a ghosting problem. Not real ghosts though. The Ghost Busters aren’t going to be able to help you out with this one, but luckily you aren’t the only one plagued by this epidemic. Ghosting is a problem that every screen printer will probably run into at least once in his or her career.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (817)/Comments (0)/
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Do I have to toss out my ink if it gets too thick?

Do I have to toss out my ink if it gets too thick?

In most cases, it depends on why the ink has thickened. If the ink has thickened due to excessive heat, then yes, it may be unusable because the ink has already partially fused or cured.


Friday, September 29, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (857)/Comments (0)/
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Choosing the Best Screen-Printing Press

Choosing the Best Screen-Printing Press

Searching through forums, Facebook, and print groups, the question “I’m thinking about buying an auto, what brand should I go with, " queues the pages of threads arguing about brand loyalty with hundreds of different opinions, yet there's still no RIGHT answer. 


Friday, September 29, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (764)/Comments (0)/
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The Benefits of Computer-to-Screen Imaging

The Benefits of Computer-to-Screen Imaging

Now is a good time to consider CTS (computer-to-screen) imaging.  The combination of reduced prices, improved performance, and increasing labor costs makes CTS technology a consideration for all but the smallest shops.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (786)/Comments (0)/
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Best Practices for Screen Printers and Machine Operators

Best Practices for Screen Printers and Machine Operators

Use these three best practices to guide the success of your scree-printing, business, or any decorating business for that matter. 

Monday, September 25, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (762)/Comments (0)/
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DTG: Going in with a Plan

DTG: Going in with a Plan

Preparation is critical when adopting a new technology as unique as digital decoration.

Before any equipment is purchased, shops should investigate and research their market, competition, pricing models, marketing, equipment and consumables, and other factors that could have an impact on their business. This is how you determine if DTG printing is a good fit for your shop.
Friday, September 22, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (886)/Comments (0)/
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How to Budget for Equipment Financing

How to Budget for Equipment Financing

Adding new equipment to your business is a surefire way to kick off a period of growth and increased profit, but affording that equipment on a tight budget can seem impossible. Without equipment financing, that might just be the case. But, luckily for you and your business, affording top-notch financing only takes a little research, a bit of planning, and a practical budget.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (749)/Comments (0)/
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