The key to a high-quality screen print is good pre-press technique.
Blog written on October 25, 2016
So much of your focus as a screen printer goes into perfect printing operations: Using the right off-contact, squeegee angle and pressure, and curing at the right temperature for the right amount of time. But when it comes to setting yourself up for the perfect press run, much of your success hinges on your screen printing pre-press operations.
Screen printed labels can add an extra touch of professionalism to your products.
Blog written on October 18, 2016
When we talk screen printing, it's easy to picture full-size, multicolor designs printed across the front or back of a t-shirt. But that's not the only place you can show off your work! Whether you've got your own clothing brand or you're printing shirts for a customer's label, creating custom tags can be a cool way to add a professional look to your products.
Take care to make sure these common errors aren't holding your business back.
Blog written on October 13, 2016
In a recent blog post, we covered seven screen printing tips to improve the quality of your products. Today, we’re expanding upon that by exploring seven screen printing mistakes to help you avoid saying, “I will never make that mistake again.”
Use these tips to avoid common printing mistakes and keep your customers happy.
Blog written on October 06, 2016
Blurry prints. Smudged or rough ink. Improper registration. Images that wear away when washed. As a screen printer, these are some of the common problems you work to avoid. Every misprint costs money, and problem prints that make it into your customers' hands can damage your business's reputation.
One of the best ways to promote your screen printing shop is to do what you do best: print!
Blog written on October 06, 2016
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...
Tips for developing your skills whether you're pushing or pulling your squeegees.
Blog written on October 05, 2016
In the world of screen printing, a hot debate surrounds technique: Should you push or pull your squeegees on your manual screen printing machine? Some printers will argue that the best technique for manual screen printing is to pull your squeegee down the screen toward you in the traditional screen printing manner, while others will argue that pushing the squeegee away from your body is best.
Save time and money by making exact off-contact adjustments before every job.
Blog written on September 26, 2016
When it comes to presenting your customers with a finished product, you want to provide clean, crisp prints that accurately reflect their original designs. A lot goes into producing a quality print, but even if you have a top-of-the-line screen printing machine, the best inks and the perfect screens, you're going to have a hard time keeping tight registration if you're not accurately adjusting your off-contact for each job.
Getting better quality prints with your screen printing press is just six steps away.
Blog written on September 16, 2016
Are you finding poor quality and misaligned prints in your production? The most probable cause is how your pallets are leveled on your screen printing press.
Electric power can give you a big advantage in three main areas of a screen printing press.
Blog written on August 22, 2016
If you’re shopping for an automatic screen printing machine, you’re probably seeing lots of different configurations to choose from. Not only do you have to figure out how many colors and what size area you want to print, you’ve also got to pick what type of power will drive your press. There are so many options, it can be overwhelming! Let’s break it down as simply as possible.
If you've got the entrepreneurial spirit and a knack for creativity, starting your own custom garment business might be a great fit for you - but it's not all fun and games!
Blog written on August 17, 2016
Traffic, gas prices, long car rides - the morning commute to work can be a real pain. And once you arrive, you're spending long hours making money for someone else and missing out on what's most important - your family.
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.