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Image Washing Out After Exposure?

Image Washing Out After Exposure?

“I’ve been having issues with the image washing out of my screen after exposure. What is causing this, and are there ways I can avoid this?”


Thursday, July 20, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (994)/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. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1028)/Comments (0)/
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Direct-to-Garment Printing Tips

Direct-to-Garment Printing Tips

Use this advice for successful digital printing on light- and dark-colored garments.

The direct-to-garment (DTG) printing process rapidly is growing as a preferred decoration method for many garment printers. The water-based CMYK+ white-ink system requires the right shirt for the best finished product. Gildan® has met this challenge with the Gildan® Softstyle® 64000 adult T-shirt. This garment is manufactured with a high-stitch-density fabric for a DTG-friendly, smooth printing surface.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1081)/Comments (0)/
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How can I avoid separations overlapping on a T-shirt print?

How can I avoid separations overlapping on a T-shirt print?

The first thing I would check on the job is the screen tension. Screen tension has much to say about influencing the registration of images. Typically, low tension is an underestimated culprit of many things. However, the opposite can also apply. If one screen is high tension and the other ones are low, registration can also be out of sync.


Thursday, July 6, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1230)/Comments (0)/
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How to Guide - Mesh Preparation for Screen films

How to Guide - Mesh Preparation for Screen films

Mesh preparation is the easiest, cheapest and quickest way to improve screen life. This useful How to Guide will show you the best way to maximise stencil adhesion to a mesh which will save you time and money by not having to remake screens that have broken down on the press.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1351)/Comments (0)/
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Magna Colours Expands MagnaAcademy Courses

Magna Colours Expands MagnaAcademy Courses

Magna Colours expands its online course offerings with two new modules in its MagnaAcademy series. The company now offers a class on discharge printing and a course on soft base printing onto light garments. Both courses discuss essential elements of the printing techniques, including artwork selection and artwork separation methods.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1362)/Comments (0)/
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Creating Unique Halftones

Creating Unique Halftones

Different types of halftone dots create value ranges in unique ways that can influence the way artwork appears, and also in the way it prints. So it makes sense to mix things up occasionally, especially if it could enhance your artwork.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1414)/Comments (0)/
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PRODUCT FINISHING EQUIPMENT - Q&A with John Murray, M&R Product Manager

PRODUCT FINISHING EQUIPMENT - Q&A with John Murray, M&R Product Manager

PRODUCT FINISHING EQUIPMENT - Q&A with John Murray, M&R Product Manager
Considering adding product finishing (folding, labeling, and packaging) to your business? John Murray provides some answers to questions you should be asking.
Thursday, June 15, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1555)/Comments (0)/
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Screen Printing Startup Equipment, Part II

Screen Printing Startup Equipment, Part II

There are many types and styles of manual printers in the market place, but they’re ultimately all designed to complete the same process. Some print better than others, but the job at hand is to enable a printer to print single or multiple-color designs onto garments quickly, efficiently, and in registration.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1455)/Comments (0)/
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PolyOne Expands Specialty Color Portfolio with Rutland Acquisition

PolyOne Expands Specialty Color Portfolio with Rutland Acquisition

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) today announced the acquisition of Rutland Holding Company, expanding the company's portfolio of specialty color, additives and inks solutions. Rutland specializes in customized formulations for consumer applications and is widely recognized as an industry leader in screen printing inks for the apparel market. 
Friday, June 9, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1490)/Comments (0)/
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