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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 (1741)/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 (2529)/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 (1685)/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 (1635)/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 (1475)/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 (1386)/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 (1135)/Comments (0)/
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How to Guide - Haze Removal

How to Guide - Haze Removal

Using dirty, stained screens can lead to low quality prints and expensive stencil breakdown. This How to Guide provides essential advice on how to choose the best haze removal system to remove screen stains and ghost images.


Thursday, April 27, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (4532)/Comments (0)/
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What kind of basic tools should I own for cleaning my screens off?

What kind of basic tools should I own for cleaning my screens off?

Although popular, it’s best to stay away from cardboard scrapers as they tend to soak or absorb the liquid portion of the inks. Some screen supply stores offer specially designed plastic ink scrapers. These plastic scrapers feature rounded corners so they avoid harming the screens.

As far as the cleaning liquids go, there are many available that do a great job. You can usually use an ink degradant on the screen to help break down the ink chemistry. However, they seem to be greasy in nature, so once you have cleaned the screen with a degradant, it may be difficult to get tapes to stick to the screen. It is often necessary to add a final cleaning using a more aggressive solvent to achieve a clean, dry screen.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (2241)/Comments (0)/
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