The time is ripe for printers to learn how to use these products properly.
Water-Based Inks may not be as production-friendly as plastisols, but with changing fashion trends and mounting pressure from brand owners, the time is ripe for printers to learn how to use these products properly.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2850)/Comments (0)/
Starting this month, we will be changing the quart containers of our International Coatings screen printing inks. The products will remain the same; what will be changing are the containers.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (997)/Comments (0)/
Nazdar SourceOne is pleased to announce that Jerry Hall has joined the organization as West Regional Sales Manager for the Textile Inks Business Unit. Jerry will be responsible for leading the Sales Team and driving continued growth in the textile markets for the West Region.
Monday, October 10, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1958)/Comments (0)/
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.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1322)/Comments (0)/
New Article from atkinsontshirt.com. In our shops we are always inundated with questions. How much for this? What about that? Can you design me something for my event? Always with my favorite instruction, “Just do something cool!”
Monday, September 26, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1432)/Comments (0)/
Flashing ink is a standard practice in the industry, especially when printing a white underbase on a dark substrate. However, many printers are unaware that they actually can over-flash their inks. So what, you may ask? Isn’t the purpose of the flash to cure the ink so that other colors can be printed on top?
Friday, September 23, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1567)/Comments (0)/
At least half of screen printers start in their homes, perhaps in a basement, garage, or other out building. You need about a 20' X 20' area to work comfortably. You can do it in less space, but starting with this size will give you enough room to work efficiently.
Friday, September 23, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1309)/Comments (0)/
New Article from atkinsontshirt.com.
I was recently speaking with an owner of a shop that was lamenting about the lack of talent, drive and knowledge in her shop. She was very frustrated that she couldn’t find good workers to help get her business growing and wanted to know the best way to attract better employees.
During the conversation, I asked her to describe her current workforce, their in-house training program and what they do to help employees move up the ladder. My thought was maybe her current staff members could rise up and fill the needed positions easily, as they already have a lot of internal workplace knowledge.
Her response shocked me.
“Oh, we don’t have time to train. I’m not going to do that. I expect people I hire to know what they are doing.” She then went on to tell me that they barely get 1,000 impressions from any of their automatic presses a day. She was 100% adamant that it is the worker’s responsibility to learn how to operate the equipment for production success.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1235)/Comments (0)/
New Article from atkinsontshirt.com.
Why don’t more apparel decorators “Go Green”? …and by “Go Green”, I don’t mean the color of the shirt, thread, or ink. This isn’t a St. Paddy’s day stunt either.
We live in some interesting times. Besides the constant product disruption in business, our capitalistic efforts in the last century have put a growing burden on our planet. In the past few years many corporations have focused their efforts in becoming more environmentally friendly. Having a strong triple bottom line pays off with shareholders these days. (social, environmental & financial)
Just plop into any corporate webpage and check out their blog posts, annual reports or sustainability mission statements. You can see that they are making some valiant efforts in reducing their environmental risk, while building a healthier bottom line. Not to mention using a sustainable mindset when developing new products for their customers. Click the links and check these out:
Monday, September 12, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2169)/Comments (0)/
Take equipment, press care, screen quality and technique
into consideration for this discipline.
Countless small-shop owners, garage-based operations, hometown printers and startup decorators make a living via the manual screen-printing process, as it remains the heart of most garment printing. Even larger, automated facilities use manual screen-printing presses for smaller orders (one to six dozen) or sampling for later production on automatic presses.
Let’s review some best practices for screen printing on a manual press
Wednesday, September 7, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1515)/Comments (0)/