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Beyond Halloween: Glow-in-the-Dark For Any Occasion!

Beyond Halloween: Glow-in-the-Dark For Any Occasion!

Although Glow-in-the-Dark prints are popular during the Halloween season – as highlighted in the design used for our video demo – this versatile ink can be used for much more. Glow-in-the-Dark prints stand out on shirts for parties, team events, and as accents on a design.


Monday, October 29, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1090)/Comments (0)/
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Choosing the Right Emulsion for the Job

Choosing the Right Emulsion for the Job

Emulsion is determined primarily by the type of ink you use. Some emulsions are solvent-resistant or water-resistant, while others are both. Some water-based inks contain solvents in them, and these are referred to as co-solvent inks. Other factors that determine the best emulsion for your printing needs include: 


Tuesday, October 23, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (382)/Comments (0)/
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Solving Problematic Printing (Part 1)

Solving Problematic Printing (Part 1)

Solutions for mistakes that beginning screen printers sometimes make


 

Friday, October 12, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (403)/Comments (0)/
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Allover Sublimation on Team Garments

Allover Sublimation on Team Garments

A step-by-step guide to achieve an allover look.

Allover sublimation printing in garment decoration is beginning to revolutionize how consumers shop. A garment style can be selected (as a white polyester blank) — along with a pattern or graphic — and a totally custom garment can be created immediately.
More often than not, this likely will be a one-of-kind creation, depending on the number of garment styles and graphics available. This translates to unlimited customer options and smaller, more manageable vendor inventory.
Customization is a major benefit of sublimation printing. And short-run, custom, quick-turn production is not only the future; it’s here now.
The process can be broken into four primary areas: signs/banners; hard substrates, such as mugs and phone cases; fashion; and sports apparel.
Monday, October 8, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (449)/Comments (0)/
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What to Know When Buying a DTG (or Any) Printer

What to Know When Buying a DTG (or Any) Printer

So, you have decided to buy or add a new direct-to-garment (DTG) printer to your business. Before you settle on a particular piece of equipment, there are a few questions you should ask and a few things you should really know before making that purchase. While the following speaks to DTG, many of these factors are important to consider when purchasing any type of manufactured equipment. 

Friday, October 5, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (405)/Comments (0)/
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Optimizing Screen-Room Workflow

Optimizing Screen-Room Workflow

Ensuring efficiency in this department begins with quality staff, not cutting-edge equipment.

An often misunderstood and underutilized area of your shop could be the screen room. It sounds obvious, but well-crafted screens are a critical part of the screen-printing process. Yet, shops continue to skimp on best practices, quality employees and equipment for this important department.


Thursday, September 20, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (429)/Comments (0)/
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Tips for Choosing the Right Conveyor Dryer

Tips for Choosing the Right Conveyor Dryer

Depending on your screen-printing production and business goals, there are a lot of different conveyor dryer options out there. Since a dryer is often one of the largest investments a shop makes, it is important to analyze all of your choices.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (446)/Comments (0)/
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Show Your Colors: How to Legally Produce Patented Team Colors

Show Your Colors: How to Legally Produce Patented Team Colors

Carolina Blue. Clemson Orange. U of M Maize and Blue. Selling sports-themed apparel is big business, and it's a business that can be a huge profit center for a decorator. The problem is that such business also has its pitfalls and problems. What regulations and protections exist regarding who can produce items with the team colors and how do you find that information? When duplicating the colors how close is close enough to be a violation? What level of tolerance exists for variations and at what levels? Do you need to be licensed to produce such apparel and how do you secure the proper licensing? There's a lot to navigate if you want to sell apparel on the collegiate or professional level.  

Monday, September 10, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (416)/Comments (0)/
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Athletic Apparel Decoration Options

Athletic Apparel Decoration Options

Decorating athletic uniforms goes back to the early 1900s. A glance at sports history reveals the Cleveland Indians were inspired by the numbering on football and hockey jerseys, and became the first Major League Basement team to number its uniforms. Team names and mascots were sewn onto uniforms in those early years, and team numbering soon was adopted for easier player recognition by fans and sports announcers. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (482)/Comments (0)/
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The Ticking Clock

The Ticking Clock

Discover how time influences your screen-printing production department's efficiency.

Thursday, August 30, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (450)/Comments (0)/
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