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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 (412)/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 (412)/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 (477)/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 (393)/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 (390)/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 (425)/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 (477)/Comments (0)/
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The Flash: Understanding Flash Cure Basics for Your Printing

The Flash: Understanding Flash Cure Basics for Your Printing

Understanding when to flash cure is important to any screen printer. Doing it correctly can mean a great looking screen print. However, the “best” or “proper” way to flash cure continuously splits opinions. For example, when to flash, what to flash, and the best type of flash-cure units are issues always open to friendly debate among printers. One of the best things about screen printing is the variety of methods, procedures, and variations printers can employ to get a job done. You can watch two screen printers accomplish the same job with entirely different means. Screen printing is both an art and science. 


Tuesday, November 20, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (533)/Comments (0)/
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Talking water-based inks with Helen Parry

Talking water-based inks with Helen Parry

Helen Parry, managing director of Magna Colours, discusses the company’s Make the Switch campaign and the benefits of water-based inks
Tuesday, November 13, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (523)/Comments (0)/
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Winning the Printing Race: Screen-Printing Maintenance

Winning the Printing Race: Screen-Printing Maintenance

When a race car driver wins a race and stands at the podium to accept the coveted prize and recognition, he gets the praise, accolades and the headlines. But how many people’s shoulders do you think he is standing on – a few a dozen? Hundreds?

There is the team that sets up the suspension; the team that built the engine; the team who chose the tire durometer…The fuel mixture? How about the team who built the transmission etc. The point is that once the driver sits in the driver’s seat, there have been thousands of hours and decisions that have been made in order for the driver to even have a chance to win.

Monday, November 12, 2018/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (438)/Comments (0)/
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