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CTS Technology Pushes Forward

CTS Technology Pushes Forward

Advancing technologies allow you to increase speed and save money on screen making

Computer-to-screen (CTS) imaging dramatically is changing the way we make screens for screen printing, similar to how photo emulsions changed the process years ago. 
Prior to the introduction of photo emulsions, stencils for screen making were hand cut to allow ink to pass through the open areas of the mesh. Next came photo emulsion that require film positives to expose the screen. 

Today, films still are widely used, but CTS imaging is eliminating the need to make film positives for screen making altogether. (Editor's Note: Some manufacturers refer to this process as direct-to-screen imaging or DTS.)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1318)/Comments (0)/
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Waypoints on a Sustainability Journey

Waypoints on a Sustainability Journey

New article from atkinsontshirt: Frequent readers will know that I have a passion for sustainability in business.  It’s not an earth-crunchy, Birkenstock, hippie thing for me.  It’s all about business.  How did I get here though, and why do I want others to drink that same Kool-Aid?  Let’s look at what just happened, and then take a few steps backwards and see.

Monday, October 5, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1400)/Comments (0)/
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Getting Ready For The Next Season

Getting Ready For The Next Season

With summer almost over, now is the time to start thinking about which stock inks to stock for quick customer deliveries.  Here is Mark Brouillard with some tips:
Thursday, October 1, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1345)/Comments (0)/
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Treat People Right

Treat People Right

New post from atkinsontshirt: Got employees?  How are you managing them?  Hopefully with a firm and even hand, that plays out as fair, motivating, and guides people towards excellence.
Despite miraculous improvements in technology, machinery and consumables we still need employees to do the work in our shops.  They are the lifeblood of our industry.  If you want a prosperous company, you better treat people right.

Monday, September 28, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1418)/Comments (0)/
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Tips For Numbering Basketball Uniforms

Tips For Numbering Basketball Uniforms

 

Team members for basketball range from traditional to modern, rounded styles. Some teams prefer a classic look, but others may be interested in changing things up and having uniforms that offer a fresh look. 

For these customers, there are unique number choices available that feature narrow or longer stem heights.


Thursday, September 24, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1496)/Comments (0)/
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Paper Napkin Strategy – What’s Acceptable?

Paper Napkin Strategy – What’s Acceptable?

New post from atkinsontshirt: For any decorated apparel shop across the land, as they continue to expand their business their skill and expertise grows as well.  Every step from starting an order to finishing an order comes under scrutiny at one time or another, and steps are taken to improve it along the way.  That’s completely natural and most certainly warranted.  We all want to get better.  (Some people actually work at it too.)
Monday, September 21, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (2602)/Comments (0)/
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How-To Improve Prints with Under-Base Gray

How-To Improve Prints with Under-Base Gray

As most printers are aware, printing with under-base gray is not a new technique. It has proven itself as an excellent solution for problem polyester fabric - in particular, the new stretch wicking fabric with its propensity to migrate dye into the ink film. 
Friday, September 18, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1707)/Comments (0)/
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Free Download: Selecting the Right Screen Tape

Free Download: Selecting the Right Screen Tape

Choosing the right tape can increase productivity and decrease cost. Learn how you can better your business by starting out with the right tape.

Choosing the right tape can increase productivity and decrease cost. Learn how you can better your business by starting out with the right tape.
Thursday, September 17, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1397)/Comments (0)/
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Know Like Trust Buy – The Sales Funnel

Know Like Trust Buy – The Sales Funnel

New post from atkinsontshirt: Regardless of the seat in the decorated apparel industry your company holds, there’s one thing that is common to all other businesses and that is that you need sales to exist.  And by sales, I mean someone wanting to financially compensate you for your effort or product.  But how in today’s crowded marketplace do people get to that decision?
Monday, September 14, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (2509)/Comments (0)/
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Exclusive Coverage: M&R Companies Set to Double Capacity in New Building

Exclusive Coverage: M&R Companies Set to Double Capacity in New Building

What started out 30 years ago as a company with just three employees has grown into a global powerhouse that employs nearly 500 in the U.S. and another 130 or so at a separate facility in Poland. And soon, The M&R Companies’ North American operations is about to double its overall capacity with a move to a new building.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1726)/Comments (0)/
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