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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 (1499)/Comments (0)/
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Supplement with Sublimation

Supplement with Sublimation

Diversification is fast becoming the “power word” of the industry. It used to be that your business was identified by its specialty — screen printing, embroidery, transfers, engraving, etc. But the new reality is that many shops are losing revenue opportunities because they can’t handle all their clients’ needs, which may include apparel, signage, awards, promotional products and more. 
Today’s customers are looking for one-stop shops to accommodate most or all their needs. Let’s say you have an opportunity take on a 5K run as a client. Chances are you will be printing T-shirts for staff, participants and onlookers. But such an event offers opportunities beyond apparel, including awards, signage, promotional products and gifts — none of which lend themselves to screen printing. If you can’t deliver on all of it, you may not get the business at all.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1508)/Comments (0)/
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Knowing When to Push or Pull Your Workflow

Knowing When to Push or Pull Your Workflow

Every shop manager dreams of having a frictionless workflow. Staff members know what to do. Jobs are completed easily. Team members help one another along the way, and things hum along like a well-oiled machine. Think that sounds like an impossible dream? You can do this in your shop if you eliminate your workflow bottlenecks. If you understand a few key concepts in workflow design, you can unclog the beaver dam that’s holding you back. We’re going to look at two strategies that you can use to make positive changes in your production. 


Thursday, June 1, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1650)/Comments (0)/
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Peeking Into DTG’s Future

Peeking Into DTG’s Future

An expert look at five factors that indicate what’s next for direct-to-garment printing.

Thursday, May 25, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (2388)/Comments (0)/
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Take DTG to the Max

Take DTG to the Max

An expert look at five factors that indicate what’s next for direct-to-garment printing.

Thursday, May 25, 2017/Author: Jeff Paulic/Number of views (1616)/Comments (0)/
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Screen Stain & Haze Removal | Screen Printing Guide

Screen Stain & Haze Removal | Screen Printing Guide

Using dirty, stained screens can lead to low quality prints and expensive stencil breakdown. To help you get the cleanest screen possible, CPS manufactures a complete range of haze removers to cover all your screen cleaning needs.
Screen stains can be caused by dried-in inks, fused (locked-in) stencils and/or Diazo stains. Screen printers don’t all use the same inks and stencils so there is no ‘universal haze remover’ for all screen stains. It is important to choose a haze remover that is right for your shop. This guide answers many commonly asked questions about which haze remover to use:

Friday, May 19, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (6)/Comments (0)/
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Thursday, May 18, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1556)/Comments (0)/
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Take DTG to the Max

Take DTG to the Max

Garment decorators are unique because it’s not uncommon that they perform a variety of tasks — sales, production, marketing and accounting — on a daily basis. Because they wear so many hats and are often competing to win business, decorators may miss opportunities or make emotional decisions to secure accounts. 
Monday, May 15, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1395)/Comments (0)/
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The DTG Revolution

The DTG Revolution

Prior to 2004, printing images and designs on garments was done mainly with manual methods like screen printing for longer runs and heat applied vinyl transfers for shorter runs. Fast forward to present day, the age of direct-to-garment (DTG) printers.  Equipped with the latest digital technology, DTG has revolutionized the industry by providing endless color, design and customization possibilities.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1310)/Comments (0)/
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How to Respond to Downtime

How to Respond to Downtime

Tips to minimize downtime—and keep your crew productive until you're up and running again. 
No matter how diligent you are with preventative maintenance, there is no way to avoid every equipment failure. But there are ways to be prepared when it does happen. 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1067)/Comments (0)/
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