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Screen Printing vs. DTG: A 10-Round Print-Method Battle, Part 2

Screen Printing vs. DTG: A 10-Round Print-Method Battle, Part 2

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?

In order to answer, both methods were compared in the form of a 10-round “fight.” Each round covered a different facet of custom apparel printing, including vibrancy, color matching, durability, and more.
Rounds 4-6 are reviewed below.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (525)/Comments (0)/
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Avoiding DTG Downtime

Avoiding DTG Downtime

Running any business can be a challenge. There are so many moving parts that you need to ensure all the “wheels are greased” and operating smoothly to be successful. The problem is that it’s easy to mistakenly ignore one area, while focusing on or trying to solve problems in another.

A direct-to-garment (DTG) printing business is no different. But focusing on the tasks that will keep your machine running and consistently printing is part of the key to being financially successful in DTG decorating.

Monday, April 8, 2019/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (440)/Comments (0)/
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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 (431)/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 (439)/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 (461)/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 (537)/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 (471)/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 (472)/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 (1188)/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 (553)/Comments (0)/
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