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Free Report Download: Ulano EZ-50 Orange Film for Imprinted Sportswear

Free Report Download: Ulano EZ-50 Orange Film for Imprinted Sportswear

Is the determination of print quality on a garment subjective or is there a way to define and measure print quality? 
Donald Marsden of Ulano believes definition and resolution are the benchmark measurements for quality. This report explains how capillary films help printers make better stencils that meet definition and resolution criteria in less time than direct emulsions.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1123)/Comments (0)/
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The “Zen” of Manual Printing

The “Zen” of Manual Printing

Follow these tips to become a master of the manual-printing craft.

Pulling a squeegee on a manual screen-printing press and transforming a blank T-shirt into a colorful piece of commercial art is one of the most ubiquitous starting points for jobs in the decorated apparel industry. 
Whether it is a basement- or garage-operated shop, or a large-scale industrial printer, manual printing always is in high demand. It seems so easy, but not everyone can do it. 

there's a basic mixture of crafsmanship, technical skill, science and, of course, some old-fashioned elbow grease. What are the key traits and skills that a rookie printer should know to be transformed into a seasoned, highly skilled master of the craft?
Below is a guideline to master the "Zen" of manually printing T-shirts and making a big mark in any shop.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2365)/Comments (0)/
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Two Regular Guys Podcast Announces Third Annual REGGIE Awards

Two Regular Guys Podcast Announces Third Annual REGGIE Awards

The Two Regular Guys Podcast opens nominations for the The REGGIE Awards. Categories include Best New Product, best sales or customer service rep, best industry forum, best blog, and best industry educator among others. 
Monday, November 23, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1330)/Comments (0)/
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Fabric Bleeding Demystified

Fabric Bleeding Demystified

A customer recently complained that when printing a low-bleed white ink onto a dark blue fabric, the ink changed color - but not to the expected blue hue. 
Instead, the white ink turned ... wait for it ... pink. The customer then sent us a sample of the fabric and we got the same results upon printing a while-ink design.

Friday, November 20, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1251)/Comments (0)/
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The Right Tools For The Job – Part 3

The Right Tools For The Job – Part 3

Here is the third part of Kieth’s article about the importance of using the right tool for the job and knowing what the tool can do.  If you missed the previous blogs, here you can read Part 1 and Part 2.  You can also read the full article (PDF) from here

Wednesday, November 18, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2264)/Comments (0)/
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Heat Transfer Pressing Basics

Heat Transfer Pressing Basics

The three most important factors in heat pressing are time, temperature, and pressure.
Monday, November 16, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1279)/Comments (0)/
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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: Anonym/Number of views (2443)/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: Anonym/Number of views (1310)/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: Anonym/Number of views (2240)/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: Anonym/Number of views (1266)/Comments (0)/
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