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The Top Screen Printing and Apparel Trends to Look out for in 2019

The Top Screen Printing and Apparel Trends to Look out for in 2019

January and February tend to bring a lull in the screen printing business, following the busy holiday season. With your screen printing equipment quieting down, this time of year offers the perfect opportunity to consider the screen printing and garment decoration trends for the year ahead. This way, you will be ready to meet customers’ […]

How to Choose the Right Screen Printing Press for Your Shop

How to Choose the Right Screen Printing Press for Your Shop

If you are in the market for a new screen printing press for your shop, you’ve likely discovered that there are endless options for your new machine. It can be difficult to navigate all of the different types and know what tools and features you will find most useful in your shop. Here are some […]

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Screen Printing Business

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Screen Printing Business

Have you set your new year’s resolutions yet? Many people use this time of year to evaluate and set goals in their personal lives; the new year also provides owners with the perfect reminder to evaluate their businesses, set goals and strategies for the coming year and tackle projects that often fall by the wayside. […]

How to Prepare for Your Anatol Automatic Press Installation

How to Prepare for Your Anatol Automatic Press Installation

Buying an automatic screen printing press is a big decision. You likely put a lot of work into choosing the right press for your shop. Now that the decision is made, however, the work really begins. You have to prepare your shop so that installation of the press goes smoothly and your press is ready […]

Is It Time to Upgrade from Your Manual Screen Printing Press?

Is It Time to Upgrade from Your Manual Screen Printing Press?

Most screen printers get their start on manual screen printing presses: They’re small, relatively inexpensive and able to meet the production demands of a newly established screen printing business. Eventually, however, many screen printers find themselves bound by the limitations of a manual screen printing press. Here’s how a manual press can hold back your growing […]

How to Save Time with Wet-On-Wet Screen Printing on Your Automatic Press

Most screen printers are looking for ways to increase production speed while maintaining quality. Printing wet-on-wet allows you to do just that! With wet-on-wet screen printing, you don’t have to add minutes to your production time by flashing in between each color. Wet-on-wet screen printing with an automatic screen printing press can provide some challenges. […]

Solving 4 Common Problems

Solving 4 Common Problems with Your Screen Printing Emulsion

Problems with your screen printing emulsion can be especially frustrating: You can’t turn out a good print if you have any problems with your screen’s emulsion or exposure. In a previous blog, we covered some common exposure problems and how to troubleshoot them. If you are still struggling to create, expose and reclaim screens, here are […]

Controlling the Variables

Controlling the Variables that Affect Your Screen Printing Ink Deposit

How much ink you lay down on your screen prints will depend on your individual print job and your substrate. Too much ink on your substrate can lead to prints that bleed beyond the stencil edge, soak through the substrate or fail to cure completely. Too little ink can make the print too light, affect […]

Troubleshooting Common Screen Printing

Troubleshooting Common Screen Printing Issues: Blurred Print Edges

Mastering screen printing doesn’t mean turning out perfect screen prints every time. It does mean knowing what to do when prints don’t turn out quite the way you want them to. One common problem to troubleshoot is an uneven ink edge. When something is off in your screen printing process, the edges of your ink […]

Choosing the Best Suppliers for Your Screen Printing Business

Choosing the Best Suppliers for Your Screen Printing Business

To succeed in your screen printing business, you need to meet your customers’ demands. You need to be able to provide your customers with quality screen printing, delivered on time – that doesn’t only require screen printing equipment, but also a wide variety of supplies, from squeegees, screens and adhesive to ink, emulsion and reclaiming […]

A Look at the Variables

A Look at the Variables That Affect the Color of Your Screen Prints

How good are you at creating screen prints with the exact colors you’re aiming for? Are you pretty confident in your ability to reproduce the colors that you want, time and time again? If a customer came in and asked you to match a color exactly, how confident are you that you could meet the […]

10 Essential Elements

10 Essential Elements Your Screen Printing Shop’s Website Should Include

Planning out a website for your screen printing shop can be overwhelming. You know how crucial an attractive, effective website is in helping people find your screen printing business online and then encouraging them to do business with you. To create that effective website, there are certain elements your website should have to make it […]

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