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How to Get Softer Prints with Heat Transfers

April 24, 2018 How to Get Softer Prints with Heat Transfers

Heat transfers provide a great alternative to a traditional print run in any screen printing shop. They allow printers to create smaller batches of customized apparel for customers, when it might be cost-prohibitive to fire up the screen printing press. A heat press and premade transfers also can be taken on the go to create event-specific apparel on location. While heat transfers are often faster and easier than screen prints, they do have one primary challenge: It can seem nearly impossible to create a heat transfer with a soft hand feel.

Promoting Your Prints: 3 Creative Ways to Market Your Screen Printing Business

April 20, 2018 Promoting Your Prints: 3 Creative Ways to Market Your Screen Printing Business

To achieve any measure of financial success as a screen printer, you have to put maximum effort into marketing your business. So you've got a user- and search engine-friendly website, active social media channels, a content marketing strategy and some local advertisements - but you're still falling short when it comes to generating new leads. What else can you try?

Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Softer Screen Prints on Dark Garments

April 19, 2018 Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Softer Screen Prints on Dark Garments

These days, your screen print has to do more than look good; it has to feel good, too. With a few possible exceptions, such as athletic jerseys, consumers want a soft hand for their screen printed garments. With water-based inks or ink additives, that softer hand feel is easy to achieve when printing on a light garment. Printing on a dark garment is another story altogether, as water-based or inks with additives will lose their opacity, affecting the print. That means that to print a soft hand on a dark garment, you’ll need to try a few different strategies.

Helpful Tips for Avoiding Jagged or Blurry Edges in Your Screen Prints

Blurry or jagged edges can ruin an otherwise great screen print! Here are some tips for achieving crisp, clean edges.

April 17, 2018 Helpful Tips for Avoiding Jagged or Blurry Edges in Your Screen Prints

Jagged, blurry or fuzzy edges on screen prints can render products unsellable. If the edges of your screen prints aren't clear and crisp, there could be several issues at work. Here are some ways you can prevent rough edges on your screen prints.

Typography and Font Tips for Sharp Looking Screen Prints

Understanding the basics of typography can help you create attractive screen prints - here are some of the fundamentals!

April 12, 2018 Typography and Font Tips for Sharp Looking Screen Prints

We’ve all seen typography fails: Ads or shirts whose lettering just doesn’t work. That could mean the spacing between letters makes the words hard to read, or easily misread; that the typeface and design don’t quite fit the message or branding; or that the design just looks “off.” 



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