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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 (776)/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 (905)/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 (763)/Comments (0)/
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How to Optimize Your Flash Curing

How to Optimize Your Flash Curing

Learn ways to increase your production while reducing cost, heat, and wasted energy.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1014)/Comments (0)/
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Pantone Color Institute Unveils Color Report for New York Fashion Week

Pantone Color Institute Unveils Color Report for New York Fashion Week

CARLSTADT, N.J.—Pantone Color Institute releases the Spring 2018 edition of its Fashion Color Report for New York Fashion Week. Published by Pantone for the fashion industry, the institute says it expects to see the featured colors “on the runway for the upcoming spring collections.”
Monday, September 11, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1035)/Comments (0)/
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DTG vs. Screen Printing

DTG vs. Screen Printing

Which embellishment process makes the most sense for your business?

Which embellishment process makes the most sense for your business?

Tuesday, September 5, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1150)/Comments (0)/
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How to Adjust Midtones on a Complicated Design

How to Adjust Midtones on a Complicated Design

How do I adjust midtones on a complicated design so the print will look good? This was a question posed by a Printwear reader, and here is Kieth Stevens’ response:


Thursday, August 31, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1327)/Comments (0)/
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Take the Plunge

Take the Plunge

“Screen printing is a dinosaur.” I heard those words in 2007 when I bought my first direct-to-garment (DTG) printer from the production manager of one of the largest screen-printing shops in the country.
While there have been some amazing screen-printing advancements in recent years, the discipline has its limitations in the modern garment-decoration world. I’m not saying screen printing is dead, because it’s not. High volume, speed, quality and versatility all have assured screen printing’s permanent place in garment decoration.
But DTG printing offers a flexibility and diversity that every modern print shop needs to remain competitive.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1171)/Comments (0)/
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How to Use a Spot-Cleaning Gun

How to Use a Spot-Cleaning Gun

One drop of ink, one misplaced thumbprint, one pinhole can ruin a T-shirt and cost you money. A spot-cleaning gun can save the shirt and your production run. Besides the gun, a device with a screen and exhaust (commonly sold with spot-cleaning guns) will help to hold the shirt in place and to dry the spot-cleaned area of the garment quickly. 


Monday, August 28, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1099)/Comments (0)/
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Replacement for Ryonet White?

Replacement for Ryonet White?

We’ve received numerous inquiries from customers regarding the Ryonet White. “Ryonet White” was manufactured by International Coatings. Amongst the inquiries, we’ve recently received one from a veteran screen printer of 25 years, JJ.

Monday, August 21, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1145)/Comments (0)/
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