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The Right Tools For The Job – Part 2

The Right Tools For The Job – Part 2

As I mentioned in Part 1, some squeegees are composed of a “sandwich” of different durometer blades.  This type of squeegee blade consists of dual or triple blades of varying durometers sandwiched together, such as a 60/90 or a 70/90/70. The benefit to using this type is that the harder durometer gives the squeegee great support, yet has the softer edge for printing.
Friday, November 13, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (2311)/Comments (0)/
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Printing Professional: Considerations for Decorating Workwear

Printing Professional: Considerations for Decorating Workwear

The term workwear covers a large range of imprinted clothing. Everything from industrial uniforms, outdoor wear, safety, and specialty clothing all fall under this category. However, although these diverse end uses are technically the same, the requirements of each industry can vary drastically. Here, we will try to break these specific industries down and look at printing, curing, and other common differences to help you be successful in printing these garments. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1260)/Comments (0)/
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Why Pantone Color Matching Is a Textile Screen Printer’s Worst Nightmare

Why Pantone Color Matching Is a Textile Screen Printer’s Worst Nightmare

Pantone colors are trendy, they're high in demand, and they're a dreaded battle. Your closest ally? Your customers. Get them on your side with this quick lesson in color matching.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (2125)/Comments (0)/
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Why Change is So Hard

Why Change is So Hard

Are you happy with the way your shop runs every day?  Every facet of how you print or embroider a shirt?  For the most part, probably yes.
However, I’ll bet that there are some aspects of your company that you don’t like.
Customer challenges when entering orders, too many misprints, rampant thread breaks, screens where the emulsion doesn’t wash out correctly.  Rising consumable costs.  Problems with the building.  Dye migration. Digital pretreatment woes.  Not enough time in the day to get it all completed.

Click here to read the full article from Marshall Atkinson of atkinsontshirt.com

Monday, November 9, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1211)/Comments (0)/
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Nazdar SourceOne Names Sara Jacobs as Customer Service Representative

Nazdar SourceOne Names Sara Jacobs as Customer Service Representative

Nazdar SourceOne is pleased to announce that Sara Jacobs has been named Customer Service Representative. Sarah will be responsible for providing customer service support for our domestic customers and will be based out of the Shawnee headquarters.
Thursday, October 29, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (2404)/Comments (0)/
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Disruption in Our Industry

Disruption in Our Industry

New article from atkinsonshirt: Can you predict the future?  Do you think you know what’s going to happen in our industry a few years from now?  We believe we know…and as a whole the decorated apparel industry is betting that nothing much is going to change.  Our body posture is “head down, gotta get this job out today.” 
One of the biggest human weaknesses is our inability to comprehend that our future might be impacted by forces we don’t understand.  Beyond a science fiction movie, people just can’t predict the future very well.  We think we know, but we really don’t have a clue.  However, one thing is for certain and that is that we live in truly marvelous times.  It used to take centuries for major forces to change industry’s ways of doing business.
Now your entire business world can cease to exist in a matter of months.

Monday, October 26, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1569)/Comments (0)/
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Press Coverage: From Manual to Automatic

Press Coverage: From Manual to Automatic

Planning and preparation are key in successful transition to automatic screen printing.

From the day we started our textile screen-printing business in 2006, my father, Bob, and I knew an automatic press was in the cards. But as with everything else, we recognized that timing and planning were critical with respect to making the leap. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1440)/Comments (0)/
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7 Habits of Highly Effective Production

7 Habits of Highly Effective Production

New article from atkinsontshirt: Arguably one of the best business books of all time is Stephen Covey’s classic work “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.  If you haven’t read this work, get a copy…especially if you are not as effective as you would like to be.  It is Amazon’s #1 bestseller in business books.  Over the years I’ve probably reread that book a half a dozen times or so.  I learn something new every time as I’m usually on a different part of my journey or working on a new challenge.
I thought that it might be fun to compare his seven habits to what we face each day in an apparel decoration production environment and see how they line up.  Here goes:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1471)/Comments (0)/
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Video Minute - The Common Question About Exposure

Video Minute - The Common Question About Exposure

Doug Grigar of Vastex International gets a lot of questions about exposure, but there's one in particular, he hears the most. Here is how he addresses it. 
Friday, October 16, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1511)/Comments (0)/
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Best Practice Tips for Water-Based Inks

Best Practice Tips for Water-Based Inks

New Article from Rob Coleman, Segment Marketing Manager - Nazdar SourceOne: Transitioning from plastisol- to water-based processes will require new routines and techniques, from the screenroom to the dryer. Here is a quick snapshot of some rules to live by as you make the switch:
Wednesday, October 14, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1445)/Comments (0)/
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