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Handling Holiday Orders

Handling Holiday Orders

If your business is anything like mine, you’ve been assailed with orders for stockings since before Halloween. Even so, as we enter the headlong slide into the biggest gift-giving season of the year, you’ll probably be stuck taking up the slack for the poor souls who didn’t spend their first fall days planning for Yuletide festivities. Luckily, I have a veritable sleigh-load of tips for how to handle customers, keep production on track, and handle those specialty holiday items and last minute requests that will make the end of the year not only productive but profitable.


Monday, November 14, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (849)/Comments (0)/
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New Product Showcase Video: Blaze White 7038

New Product Showcase Video: Blaze White 7038

The 7038 Blaze Cotton White has quickly become one of our best selling cotton whites. Blaze is a high pigment, fast flashing, low tack, high performance plastisol screen printing ink that is very creamy, short bodied and very opaque, resulting in excellent coverage on dark garments.


Friday, November 11, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (916)/Comments (0)/
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Reflecting on reflective inks

Reflecting on reflective inks

In a recent article posted on Images Magazine, Kieth Stevens our western regional sales manager, gives us a tip on how to print with reflective ink.


Thursday, November 3, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1009)/Comments (0)/
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Three Practical Tips for Improving Your Screen Printing Shop's Efficiency & Productivity

Three Practical Tips for Improving Your Screen Printing Shop's Efficiency & Productivity

Every screen printing shop tries to run efficiently, but sometimes we get bogged down by the minutiae of day-to-day operations. So it’s important to set aside some time to analyze the systems in your screen printing department to make sure things are running smoothly.
If they’re not, here are three things you can do to improve efficiency and productivity:
Wednesday, November 2, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1065)/Comments (0)/
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From the Ground Up: Inkwerks Screen Printing and Design

From the Ground Up: Inkwerks Screen Printing and Design

Situated in Camarillo, Calif., Inkwerks Screen Printing and Design is a full-service screen printer, embroiderer, and design shop. Founder Jason LaBlue began his foray into screen printing in 2008 by printing designs for local businesses. Since then, the company has grown into a bustling shop that serves both the local community and a handful of out-of-state contract clients.  

LaBlue explains how he started out in a vastly different trade than the apparel decoration industry. Before screen printing T-shirts, he worked on a wildland fire crew in the Sierra Nevada mountains. During that time, LaBlue began building a collection of custom shirts. Local screen printers would print a T-shirt to mark each major fire the crew fought, and LaBlue would pick one up at each fire he and his crewmates battled.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (921)/Comments (0)/
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Wet-on-Wet vs. Build-Up

Wet-on-Wet vs. Build-Up

When printing wet-on-wet ink will always transfer to the back of the screen, a good ink on the other hand will remain wet on the screen. This small amount of wet build is actually beneficial for ink coverage and color intensity on simulated process printing. These tips are designed to help create a controlled ink build and help with successful wet-on-wet printing.
Friday, October 28, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (857)/Comments (0)/
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PMS Colors For The World Series Are Here!

PMS Colors For The World Series Are Here!

2016 is a special year for baseball, as the two teams playing for the World Series are the two teams with the largest World Series droughts in the major leagues. 1908 was the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. With a 108 year drought on the line, the impressive Chicago Cubs aim to put an end to the infamous curse of the Billy goat. However, they have one great obstacle in their way, the Cleveland Indians. The Indians have not won a World Series since 1948, making them the team with the second longest trophy drought in the MLB. With two cities hungry for victory, this World Series will be electric to say the least.
Thursday, October 27, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (840)/Comments (0)/
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Screen Printing on Long Sleeves

Screen Printing on Long Sleeves

Follow these simple steps to achieve this trending look in printed apparel.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (790)/Comments (0)/
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Stressless Distressed

Stressless Distressed

Article from atkinsontshirt.com. This week’s blog article is all about creating easy to use distressed pattern files that you can use to add some pizzazz to your graphic files.  Nothing fancy, just solid technique.  If you have ever bought a distressed pattern you are going to wonder why you wasted your money after you read this.  Creating your own gives you the control, but also puts your creative spin on the design aesthetic.
I’ve been creating distressed patterns for years, and have found some great ways to build new and interesting distressed graphics just from my surroundings.  What makes it even easier is that you can get started with just using your camera phone.
Ready?  Here we go!

Friday, October 21, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (757)/Comments (0)/
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The Dawn Of A New Era: AXEON™ Non-PVC, Non-Phthalate High Density White 1843

The Dawn Of A New Era: AXEON™ Non-PVC, Non-Phthalate High Density White 1843

International Coatings Company™ announces the release of its newAXEON™ High Density White 1843 Direct Print ink.  As part of its revolutionary AXEON™ line of non-PVC, non-Phthalate screen printing inks, the AXEON™ High Density White 1843 is perfect for creating dimensional and 3-D print effects on fabric.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1363)/Comments (0)/
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