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Repairing Torn Screens

Repairing Torn Screens

Is it possible to reclaim a screen that has a small hole or two in it, or is it not worth the work? This was a question posed by a Printwear reader, and here is Kieth Stevens’ response:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1309)/Comments (0)/
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Superman Graphics and Scented Shirts

Superman Graphics and Scented Shirts

PXP Solutions creates unique special effects sure to leave a lasting impression

Friday, March 24, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1326)/Comments (0)/
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WILFLEX™ EPIC WHITE INKS

WILFLEX™ EPIC WHITE INKS

When it comes to white inks, there is no “magic in a bucket.”  Different applications or fabrics will require different whites, which is why Wilflex™ offers a wide variety of white ink products to ensure you can always find the right ink to fill your needs. 


Tuesday, March 21, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1628)/Comments (0)/
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Understanding Emulsion

Understanding Emulsion

Follow these tips to become familiar with this important component of the scree-prep process. 

Friday, March 17, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1027)/Comments (0)/
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Evaluating Alternative Inkjet Inks: What Should be Considered?

Evaluating Alternative Inkjet Inks: What Should be Considered?

As any good business owner knows, there are two basic ways to make your business more profitable: adjust pricing for higher margins, or lower your costs. Alternative inks can help with the latter, provided the ink that you select meets your company's needs and goals. The right alternative consumables company that offers products with enhanced features, lower costs, and ancillary products may even help win you more business. It seems like a simple equation, but please read on for some information that can help you make an informed choice.

Monday, March 13, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (877)/Comments (0)/
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Building a Darkroom for Print Shops With Limited Floor Space

Building a Darkroom for Print Shops With Limited Floor Space

A booth can often be constructed of black plastic sheeting, which is relatively cheap to purchase. Choose a location close to the washout area to minimize exposure to light. Simply construct a 1′ x 3′ wooden frame and determine where to place the entry to the dark room. Staple the plastic to the frame and overlap some plastic to create the “door.” By overlapping the plastic sheets, it will minimize the light coming through during entry and exit. Also, be sure that the plastic cover reaches to the floor to block out light completely.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1084)/Comments (0)/
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Measure Twice, Cut Once

Measure Twice, Cut Once

New article from Marshall Atkinson and atkinsontshirt.com: Last week I spoke to a shop owner that completed a rush contract screen-printing order.  It was a simulated process, two location job for a repeat customer.  They do work for them constantly, and this particular job had to go out in a hurry.  The client’s artist sent them the art, with each of the colors for the files already separated.
Because of the rush, and the fact that the client sent separated art, the shop neglected to send an art approval confirming the image.  The art department didn’t think to verify the separations matched the provided mock up.  The problem the shop faced was that an item in the design separations was the wrong color.  Nobody caught the mistake until it was out the door and already on an UPS truck.  Ut oh.
So what do you do now, my client asked?

Monday, March 6, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1003)/Comments (0)/
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High-Density Inks Meet Glitter, Foil, and More

High-Density Inks Meet Glitter, Foil, and More

Lon Winters believes there are two truths in this industry:
1. Garbage in, garbage out.
2. If you control the screen, you control the process.
The president of the Graphic Elephants screen printing studio and Print This industry consulting firm has developed a reputation for high-end, specialty applications after a couple of decades in the business, but he’ll tell anyone that even the most complex jobs are all about the basics.
“Once you control the process, then you can start to manipulate,” he says, “so that’s what we do: take pieces within the process and start manipulating them to get a varied result with the different thicknesses and ink deposits, glitter applications, and foils.”
Friday, March 3, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1023)/Comments (0)/
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To Push or Pull? That is the Question.

To Push or Pull? That is the Question.

In a recent article published by Impressions magazine, Kieth Stevens gives us some tips on how to properly use a squeegee.

How your squeegee method can affect your print results

I visit hundreds of print shops a year — teaching, training and sharing. I also visit a few trade shows and distributors’ open houses. One thing I see in the trade shows and open houses that I rarely see in professional print shops is printers who are pushing the squeegee instead of pulling it.

Now, I’m not saying that there isn’t a time and place for pushing — I sometimes push the squeegee instead of pulling it when I need to move an image a tad in that upward direction in order for my registration to line up correctly without having to re-adjust the entire screen. However, those times are more the exception rather than the norm.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (947)/Comments (0)/
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The Importance of UV-Safe Bulbs for Your Screens

The Importance of UV-Safe Bulbs for Your Screens

What are some considerations for choosing UV-safe bulbs, and how important are they for my screens? This was a question posed by a Printwear reader, and here is Kieth Stevens’ response:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1156)/Comments (0)/
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