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A Beginner's Look at Buying an Automatic Press

Many screen printers have a moment where they realize their shops can’t keep up with a requested turnaround time. That’s when some will start to look for an automatic screen-printing press that they can fit into their shop setup to increase their production. But, when it comes to finding a press to suit their shop’s needs, some owners might know where to start. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (919)/Comments (0)/
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Chasing Rabbits

Chasing Rabbits

New article from atkinsontshirt.com. There is a quote attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius that reads, “He who chases two rabbits, catches neither.”  Meaning, it’s vital that you

focus your attention on one primary target.
Think about your shop for a second and your customer base.
Are you chasing one rabbit, or a field full of customers hopping all around?  Imagine how much simpler and easier your business might be if you winnow down your customer base to just one type.
One rabbit to chase.
That rabbit could look or move anyway it wanted…but it’s going to be easier to hunt as the distractions of all of the other types of rabbits will fade away.  It will become your core focus.
Monday, July 18, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (925)/Comments (0)/
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The Secret to a Smooth Surface

The Secret to a Smooth Surface

Ever wonder how that multi-color print can feel so soft?  One of the secrets the printer used may be an extra screen.  Here is Kieth Stevens with a tip, recently published in Impressions, on how it’s done:
Thursday, July 14, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1001)/Comments (0)/
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Your Greatness Doesn’t Need Permission

Your Greatness Doesn’t Need Permission

Against the creative wall?  Feeling like you aren’t getting anywhere and nobody is noticing?  Everyone around you talks like they are against your idea?  Scared?
You aren’t alone.
If that’s not bad enough, there are those negative thoughts that are constantly running through your head like a never ending horror movie.  In fact, most people have self doubts at one point or another.  Am I good enough?  Am I making the right choices?  Do I have what it takes?

Monday, July 11, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1639)/Comments (0)/
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Seven Ways Small Shops Can Tackle Inventory and Shipping Challenges

Seven Ways Small Shops Can Tackle Inventory and Shipping Challenges

Small shops constantly deal with the challenge of trying to compete with larger companies. Bigger companies are able to buy shirts in bulk and inventory them to use as needed. Not only does a small decorator not have the space to keep inventory in this manner, it also doesn’t have the capital to invest in shirts that will be sitting on a shelf.

Small businesses must find creative, resourceful ways to keep shipping costs down, allowing them to remain competitive in their pricing. Here are a few ideas that may work for you:

Friday, July 8, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1289)/Comments (0)/
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Untie the Employee Hostage Knot

Untie the Employee Hostage Knot

Regardless of the size of your shop, your employees are the lifeblood of the company.  Without them, you would cease to perform or exist. 
So what happens when you find yourself in an organizational crisis where one employee is holding your company “hostage”?
This can be in several forms.  
Tuesday, July 5, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1115)/Comments (0)/
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Tips on Organizing Garments for Production

Tips on Organizing Garments for Production

Organizing garments for your production team is crucial since it streamlines efficiency and ultimately will keep your customers' orders filled in a timely, accurate manner. Try these techniques out to improve the overall workflow of production: 
Friday, July 1, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (913)/Comments (0)/
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4 Ways to Promote Your Shop Using Social Media

4 Ways to Promote Your Shop Using Social Media

Sales dragging and you need some customers?  Guess what?  The good news is that they are out there…you just need to lasso them into your world and get them to notice you.  How to do that you may ask?
Using the power of of social media.  Not just any-old social media though.  Content rich, powerful, and accurate to what you do in your shop every day.  The goal is to directly connect your post with the needs of your audience.
But first, let’s talk about what social media is and isn’t.  For a lot of busy shops, they’ve tried to post things on Facebook or maybe even Twitter with little success.  It just sits there like yesterday’s pizza.  Nobody wants to touch it.

Monday, June 27, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (982)/Comments (0)/
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7600 Direct Print Ink & Mat-down Screen Use

7600 Direct Print Ink & Mat-down Screen Use

Check out this instructional video from our ICCINK YouTube Channel. It demonstrates a print demo of International Coatings’ 7600 Direct Print Inks and also briefly shows a Mat-down screen in use to reduce fibrillation and create a softer hand.
Thursday, June 23, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1065)/Comments (0)/
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Screen Printing Inks Technical Tips and Insights

Screen Printing Inks Technical Tips and Insights

Wilflex™ is making it easy to find answers and solutions! Our technical staff is ready to help you with any questions you may have. Wilflex color engineers can do more than help you find the right screen printing inks and dyes you need to make your printings successful, they can also help educate you on the latest industry trends, techniques and best practices.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1175)/Comments (0)/
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