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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.
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.
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.
Discover how time influences your screen-printing production department's efficiency.
Athletic season is gearing up in North America, which may mean the return of polyester substrates. Get the most from your ink and equipment with our polyester printing tips.
If you have spent any time in the apparel or decorating industry at all, then you have no doubt heard the term ‘sublimation’. Indeed, many business owners have long since taken advantage of this process to add to their own service offerings, and with good reason – it offers profitability for the owner and creative promotional opportunities for customers. In this article, we break down what sublimation is and what you need to get started yourself.
Confused about the different white inks on the market? Most printers understand the difference between a cotton white and a low-bleed white, but what about a mixing white vs. a highlight white?
Here’s a brief breakdown on which white to use for what:
Today’s top-line autos reduce setup time with screen locks, blade locks, and tri-locks for instant registration of a multicolor image. Often, the images are created digitally. In addition, today’s mesh is dimensionally stable and, yet, some days some jobs seem to take forever. It might seem as though registration is the problem, but, in fact, the inconsistency is due to “doodling.” Lost time is not often about image alignment, but rather the misunderstood, misappropriated, and oft-misaligned squeegee blade.