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What to Expect from 2019

What to Expect from 2019

Lon Winters is an award-winning screen-printer and consultant with over thirty years of industry experience. Now an honorary SGIA Golden Image judge and president of Graphic Elephants, he also conducts seminars and workshops around the world. Here, he takes us through his thoughts on trends for the new year…


Friday, April 5, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (338)/Comments (0)/
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How Much Ink and Pretreat Do I Need?

How Much Ink and Pretreat Do I Need?

DTG is subjective. You and your competitor have completely different standards of what can be sold to a customer and different methods for getting that sale-worthy print. This can make it difficult for new printers to know how much ink or pretreat they need. FIREBIRD is here to help with that.


Friday, March 29, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (364)/Comments (0)/
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3 Uses for Low-Cure Inks

3 Uses for Low-Cure Inks

Three scenarios come to mind when thinking about when to use low-cure inks. Here's a breakdown of each: 


Wednesday, March 27, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (377)/Comments (0)/
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Screen Printing vs. DTG: A 10-Round Print-Method Battle, Part 1

Screen Printing vs. DTG: A 10-Round Print-Method Battle, Part 1

Philadelphia-based Rush Order Tees decided to put decorating techniques to the test in an ultimate comparison between screen printing and direct-to-garment (DTG) printing. As digital printing has gained popularity and affordability in recent years, the company decided to take a look at the frequently asked question: How does DTG printing stack up against traditional screen printing?


Monday, March 18, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (452)/Comments (0)/
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Why Low-Cure Plastisol Screen-Printing Inks Are Necessary

Why Low-Cure Plastisol Screen-Printing Inks Are Necessary

Having the right screen-printing supplies is important for all screen-printing business. One of the best supply items you can have is low cure plastisol inks. Non-cotton fabrics, such as polyester and other synthetic performance and moisture-wicking materials are growing in popularity. While they are popular with customers, screen printers quickly realized that these materials are prone to dye-migration, also known as bleeding (the shirt color coming through the screen print ink).


Thursday, March 14, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (380)/Comments (0)/
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Needs for DTG

Needs for DTG

Look for these eight things in your next printer.

The latest direct-to-garment (DTG) printers make it easy for your shop to create high-quality, printed apparel without having to hire or train highly experienced operators. When you add a DTG printer to your shop, one employee can take the order, print and prep products for delivery, then start the next job.

Direct-to-garment printers offer some key benefits, including:

Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (371)/Comments (0)/
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Screen Printing on Tricky Fabrics

Screen Printing on Tricky Fabrics

Easy-to-follow tips for getting the best results on cotton, polyester, tri-blends and more

Easy-to-follow tips for getting the best results on cotton, polyester, tri-blends and more
Friday, March 8, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1078)/Comments (0)/
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What about Green, Neutral & Awesome?

What about Green, Neutral & Awesome?

MagnaColours is a specialist waterbased ink manufacturer that developed its own universal certificate of compliance & sustainability called 'The GNA Standard'. One of its key aims is to eliminate chemicals from thegarment printing supply chain. Textile Image speaks with MagnaColours Marketing Manager Paul Arnold, about the company's GNA Standard and both the environmental and business benefits that come from making the switch to sustainable water-based inks. 

Friday, February 22, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (429)/Comments (0)/
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5 Tips for Winter Heat Printing

5 Tips for Winter Heat Printing

Every year when the cold weather sets in, it brings along some heat printing challenges with it.
Some shops that utilize empty basement spaces or garages can be exceptionally cold and present extra challenges. The first thing is to make sure your shop or area that you are heat printing in is heated and properly insulated. This can help reduce some of the challenges. When you are not constantly fighting a cold room temperature, your heat press can print.
After your work environment is somewhat warm, the problems related to the cold winter weather can be overcome by following these tips. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (357)/Comments (0)/
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What is a Reducer?

What is a Reducer?

Reducers reduce the viscosity or thickness of an ink when you feel the need to make an ink creamier or easier to print. Most inks come ready for use right out of the container and if needed, inks can be easier to use just by stirring it up for a few minutes. But at times, a reducer can help. Try stirring it first and you may find that that alone may do the trick.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (447)/Comments (0)/
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