A primer on how to choose a manual press you can count on.
Blog written on July 22, 2016
If you’re looking for success in the world of screen printing, you need a press that’ll work hard to meet the needs of your business. If you’re a newcomer to the industry, a manual screen printing press is a good way to start.
An automatic's return on investment will change the way you work.
Blog written on June 13, 2016
How to make the most out of your trade show experience.
Blog written on June 01, 2016
With dozens of exhibitors, a maze of booths and an endless supply of flashy equipment and supplies to browse, a trade show can be a pretty overwhelming place. You've put aside the time to visit, registered to attend and maybe you've even had to travel a long way to get there - you probably don't want to waste your time wandering around aimlessly!
Don't underestimate the importance of pre-press!
Blog written on May 11, 2016
With so much attention on applying ink to shirts, it's easy to forget that pre-press is just as important! If your screen hasn't been properly prepared before it goes on the press, even perfect printing technique won't deliver a quality print. There are so many variables that factor into exposing your screens it can be difficult to get a good result, especially if you're unfamiliar with the process.
It’s a new year and there are some changes here at Anatol.
Blog written on February 10, 2016
We’ve listened to the feedback from our customers and made the commitment not to offer you anything less than the best customer care you can get in the t-shirt screen printing equipment industry. The entire Anatol team has rededicated itself to going the extra mile to help our customers in whatever way we can. It’s not just talk – we’ve made concrete changes and are prepared to walk the long walk.
Find out everything you need to know about the process of reclaiming a screen.
Blog written on January 26, 2016
So you've just finished a successful print run and decided to get started on another. You go to the rack for a fresh screen but they're nowhere to be found! Your lack of planning left you with a pile of dirty screens caked with ink. Now what?
If you want to print soft designs on dark garments, discharge inks may be your new best friend.
Blog written on January 12, 2016
Do you have a favorite t-shirt? You know, the soft cotton one with the soft handed, distressed print on the front? Everyone has one, and there's a pretty good chance it was printed using water based ink. Customers love the soft feel and clean, smooth look of water based prints.
Remember, it's always easier to add more ink to the mixture than to take it out!
Blog written on January 06, 2016
As a screen printer, every order you get is different. The design possibilities in screen printing are virtually limitless; some customers might not have a good idea of what they want their garment to look like, others can be very particular. A customer may request a specific printing process, fabric, ink type or color. You can meet most of these demands relatively easily. However, reproducing a specific color is often easier said than done.
It might be time to upgrade to an automatic screen printing press.
Blog written on December 29, 2015
Is your screen printing shop struggling to meet tight deadlines? Is your manual press keeping you from taking bigger, more complex jobs? If so, it might be time to upgrade to an automatic t-shirt screen printing machine. With a single operator, an automatic press runs at least 3-5 times faster than a manual press, allowing you to tackle larger production runs with more colors. And with automatic presses available with compact footprints, you should be able to find one that fits your existing work space - no need to restructure, no need to move!
One of the best ways to promote your screen printing shop is to do what you do best: print!
Blog written on December 23, 2015
To survive in the t-shirt screen printing industry - let alone be successful - your business must maintain healthy relationships with its customers as well as its competitors. You could be the most experienced screen printer this side of the sun but nobody will know it without a strong presence and reputation in the field. There are many ways to build and improve your screen printing business. Here are a few suggestions that are sure to increase your visibility in the t-shirt screen printing community and attract new customers...
Screenprinting can be a lucrative venture for an aspiring entrepreneur.
Blog written on December 21, 2015
So you've decided you want to get into the garment printing industry but you're not sure how to get started. No worries, everyone was a beginner at some point! Let's put first things first, like deciding which style of customization you want to pursue. When it comes to printing textiles, two of the most common options are screen printing and direct to garment (DTG) printing.
There's no such thing as any particular screenprinting ink being 'the best'.
Blog written on December 18, 2015
One of the most common questions we hear among beginners in the screen printing world is “what ink should I use?” To find the answer, consider another question: “what are you looking to print?”. It's not a matter of trying to find the "best" screen printing ink in the industry, but rather finding an ink that will give you the results you need. In order to figure out what ink will best suit your project, it's important to understand the properties and applications of different screen printing inks.
Upgrading Your Screen Printing Press.
Blog written on December 16, 2015
Tom and his wife Tammy are owners of a small-time screen printing business that makes just under $100,000 a year. Growth has been steady and they’re ready to expand production, but the manual screen printing press they’re using limits the amount of jobs they can take. Upgrading to an automatic press raises concerns about space at their facility, but is it really a problem? Not necessarily! Tom and Tammy have plenty of options that will allow them to fit a new press into their existing space and get on their way to business growth and more profits. It’s a matter of clearing the clutter, doing the math and purchasing with a plan.
Finding the ideal dryer for your screen printing shop is a task that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Blog written on December 15, 2015
Just as you can only print as fast as your press can operate, you can only cure as fast as your dryer can operate. While cost is important to any screen printing facility, there are a number of considerations that are vital to choosing the right conveyor dryer for your production needs. Just like your clothes dryer at home, conveyor dryers come in two types: gas and electric. Which is right for you? Let’s find out!