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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: Anonym/Number of views (2497)/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: Anonym/Number of views (1623)/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: Anonym/Number of views (1489)/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: Anonym/Number of views (1524)/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: Anonym/Number of views (1564)/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: Anonym/Number of views (1503)/Comments (0)/
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Random Awesomeness – Tricks for Your Shop

Random Awesomeness – Tricks for Your Shop

New article from atkinsontshirt: In the apparel decorating business?  Check out these random tips to help run your shop better, inject some creative awesomeness into your designs, be more efficient, or simply get that job out faster.

Monday, October 12, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2118)/Comments (0)/
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Storing Plastisol Ink Correctly

Storing Plastisol Ink Correctly

Whenever we receive calls from customers who tell us our inks are not performing as expected, we ask them questions to troubleshoot the problem.
Usually, we find that the ink has not been cured properly during the printing process. However, we occasionally find that the ink wasn’t stored properly, causing it to lose some of its printing properties.
Is there really a right and wrong way to store plastisol inks? Does it really make such a difference? Absolutely! Plastisol is affected by temperature, either hot or cold, which can change the viscosity and printability of the ink.
So here are a few things to remember when storing plastisol inks:

Thursday, October 8, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1825)/Comments (0)/
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1373)/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: Anonym/Number of views (1458)/Comments (0)/
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