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Pointers for Prepress Success

Pointers for Prepress Success

Use these tips for proper prep prior to screen-printing production.

There are several details to consider when preparing to screen print a garment. The following are six that I consider of utmost importance for achieving a great print.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (389)/Comments (0)/
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Digital Printing Is All the Rage at ISS

Digital Printing Is All the Rage at ISS

That was the message at the Imprinted Sportswear Show, where exhibits pointed to the trend where consumers increasingly seek to shape the cuts and styles of their clothes.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (442)/Comments (0)/
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Creating a Foil Look with Vinyl

Creating a Foil Look with Vinyl

The process to create a foil print using a vinyl cutter and heat press is simple. 

  1. Cut a graphic from an HTV adhesive roll in a mirror image.
  2. Weed away the unwanted components from the graphic. 
  3. Flip the graphic over, adhesive side down. 
  4. Heat apply to your fabric item of choice, removing the carrier when complete. 
  5. Heat apply a foil overlay sheet on top of the adhesive in the desired foil color. 

In concept and practice, the process is straightforward. However, just like screen printing foil, there are steps to ensure top-notch efficiency and quality. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (407)/Comments (0)/
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When Should I Use DTG vs. Screen Printing?

When Should I Use DTG vs. Screen Printing?

Lots of decorators offer multiple imprinting options, such as digital printing and screen printing. There are definite advantages to each, depending on the type of artwork you’re using, substrates you’re decorating and quantities your customer wants.

Here’s a quick rundown of when to use digital vs. screen printing. Remember, the more knowledgeable you are, the more likely your customers will be to order from you, on repeat.

Thursday, January 24, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (378)/Comments (0)/
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Trade Show Display Tips for Screen-Printing Companies

Trade Show Display Tips for Screen-Printing Companies

Trade shows are a major seasonal sales and marketing resource for screen-printing companies. However, when it comes to planning and setting up your booth so that you maximize your ability to engage with potential clients and capture quality leads, you may not be sure where to begin. Or perhaps you’re on a budget with your booth and don’t think you can afford all the bells and whistles that will make your display stand out.

That’s why we’ve put together some of our favorite tips and tricks to help you plan your next trade show display booth.

Monday, January 14, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (379)/Comments (0)/
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Is the New Epson SureColor F2100 Printer Right for You?

Is the New Epson SureColor F2100 Printer Right for You?

The Epson brand has become synonymous with high-quality, cutting-edge direct-to-garment printing (DTG). Their SureColor F2000 was long held as the no. one selling DTG printer on the market and remains one of the most well-designed garment printers even five years after its release.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (443)/Comments (0)/
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Get Ready to Tackle 2019

Get Ready to Tackle 2019

As the CEO of your decorating business, early in the first quarter is an optimal time to brainstorm your business strategy for the new year, whether you’re a new or veteran business. Maybe you ended 2018 on a high note and want to aim higher in 2019. Maybe you want to grow your customer base with a new decorating service, or perhaps you didn’t hit your revenue goals as 2018 closed.
There's good news for you! You can set a new or super-charged course for your business this month and set the stage for success throughout the year. Try these 10 proven tactics to launch your business to new heights this year. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (361)/Comments (0)/
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Term of the Week: Discharge Printing

Term of the Week: Discharge Printing

Typically, the discharge printing process is made up of an ink formation where, after printed and through the curing process, the dyes are removed from the natural fabric fibers and replaced with the pigment added to the ink. 


Thursday, January 3, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (359)/Comments (0)/
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2019 Tech Forecast

2019 Tech Forecast

Back for another round, Printwear delivers its readers the technology forecast for the coming year. We asked the industry pros about their thoughts on what’s to come in 2019, and here’s what they had to say.  

Wednesday, December 26, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (393)/Comments (0)/
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Pantone Names 2019 Color of the Year

Pantone Names 2019 Color of the Year

Pantone Color Institute names its 2019 Color of the Year, 16-1546 Living Coral. The coral hue features gold undertones that the institute says “energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”
Monday, December 10, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (445)/Comments (0)/
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