Home > News

The Right Tools for the Job

The Right Tools for the Job

A closer look at squeegees and mesh, and how their properties affect specific prints.

A closer look at squeegees and mesh, and how their properties affect specific prints. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1794)/Comments (0)/
Tags:
The Critical Need for (Boring) “Procedures”

The Critical Need for (Boring) “Procedures”

New post from atkinsontshirt: 

It’s a bit risky to write about a subject that literally will cause massive readership injuries when forehead’s everywhere will collectively slam into the table as readers start falling asleep.  Zzzzzzzzzzz.  Bam!

That’s right.  An article about procedures and why they are important.  Eyelids are already drooping.
Why would anyone write about that?  It’s sooooo boring.  Nobody will read it.  Well, I’ve done crazier things… Maybe if I make the article funny enough you’ll keep reading.  Who knows you might learn something!

Monday, August 17, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (3113)/Comments (0)/
Tags:
How to Profile Dryer Temperature Output

How to Profile Dryer Temperature Output

The dryer performs a very important job in a screen-printing shop. If it's not working properly it can result in the ink that cracks, or falls off after a garment is washed. Achieving the required temperature to completely fuse plastisol ink should not be a guessing game. 

Just like any other high-performance piece of equipment, the more you understand how it operates, the easier it is to use. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1681)/Comments (0)/
Tags:
What is a pre-registration system, and should I run one?

What is a pre-registration system, and should I run one?

The question should not be whether to use a registration system, but which one to implement. A registration system is just that: a system. It combines the components in a printer's workflow including the art department, the screen room, and the production floor. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1703)/Comments (0)/
Tags:
Pushing for Excellence

Pushing for Excellence

New post from atkinsontshirt: We all want better.  It’s easy to have a cynical eye and throw out hand grenades disguised as comments or “helpful suggestions”…but do we ever stoop down and assist in the heavy lifting?  In our own companies, we have different levels of employees.  Some are fantastic, but most are probably average.  Not everyone is a rockstar, although we wish they would be.  That’s why our opinions of companies change over time based on our interactions with them.
That’s why you have to push for excellence every day.
In the decorated apparel industry, our orders can go through many hands as they start from order entry, art or digitizing, actual production, shipping, and finally invoicing.  There are all sorts of ways things can go miserably wrong if we take the eye off of the ball.  Fumble!
I’m happy to report that this is constantly true, because lately I’ve been talking to more new customers than ever.  I’m not even in sales.  People are dissatisfied with their current decorator for mostly two reasons.

Monday, August 10, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2060)/Comments (0)/
Tags:
Design Tips for Creating an Underbase

Design Tips for Creating an Underbase

Printing on dark garments can become a complicated process -- ease the headache with this advice.
Thursday, August 6, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1503)/Comments (0)/
Tags:
Tuesday, August 4, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1706)/Comments (0)/
Tags:
Screen-Making Techniques, Part 2

Screen-Making Techniques, Part 2

A review of the components and procedures required to produce the best quality screens. 

Friday, July 31, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1687)/Comments (0)/
Tags:
Creating All-Over Sublimation Transfers

Creating All-Over Sublimation Transfers

One of the many finishes suitable for apparel sublimation transfers is the all-over sublimation transfer print. This is either printed on piece goods or fully finished, ready-to-wear garments.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1799)/Comments (0)/
Tags:
What The Future Holds For Plastisol

What The Future Holds For Plastisol

For years, plastisol inks containing PVC have been the screen-printing standard. But now, environmental worries may be changing everything.

For years, plastisol inks containing PVC have been the screen-printing standard. But now, environmental worries may be changing everything.
Friday, July 24, 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1903)/Comments (0)/
Tags:
First4647484951535455Last