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Getting Your Screens Clean

Getting Your Screens Clean: Top 10 Tips for Screen Printing Reclamation

Reclaiming screens is an essential task in any screen printing shop, and the success of future prints depends on your ability to reclaim screens the right way. When screen reclamation isn’t done right, you can face pinholes, premature breakdown of stencils or a shortened lifespan of your screens. In our experience, nearly any screen printing […]

The Top 5 Steps You Should Be Taking

The Top 5 Steps You Should Be Taking to Keep Your Screen Printing Business’s Website Up to Date

In a previous blog post, we explained why its crucial to keep the website for your screen printing business up to date, as a way to appeal to existing or prospective customers, increase your search engine rankings and keep your website secure. But knowing why it’s important to update your website isn’t the same as […]

Getting Started With Your First Manual Screen Printing Press

Getting Started With Your First Manual Screen Printing Press

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.

Digital Housekeeping

Digital Housekeeping: The Importance of Maintaining Your Screen Printing Business’s Website

When was the last time you updated your screen printing business’s website? Best practices used to dictate that a website required an overhaul once every three to four years, but now experts are recommending annual website updates. And that doesn’t count refreshing your website with new and relevant content, which you should be doing on […]

Gear Up for Halloween with

Gear Up for Halloween with Glow-in-the-Dark Screen Printing

Halloween is the perfect time to experiment with special effects inks, especially glow-in-the-dark ink. Glow-in-the-dark ink is a fun addition to any Halloween-themed design, but it also works great year round as an interesting accent or safety feature, or as an element for evening events like nighttime “glow” runs. As far as special effects inks […]

Completing the Sale with In-Person Visits to Your Screen Printing Clients

Completing the Sale with In-Person Visits to Your Screen Printing Clients

One of the most effective ways to close a sale with your screen printing clients is with an in-person visit. Whether you’re cold-calling prospective clients or following up with a formal, pre-arranged sales call, having face-to-face time with your customers gives you time to answer all of your clients’ questions and increase their level of […]

10 Tips to Get You Started with Water-Based Screen Printing

10 Tips to Get You Started with Water-Based Screen Printing

Every screen printer knows that the demand has grown for prints with a soft hand and, often, for prints with a more subtle look. Adding water-based screen printing to your shop’s options can help you appeal to and capture customers who want the softer look and feel of water-based inks. If you’ve never used water-based […]

The Tricky Business of Screen Printing Underbase

The Tricky Business of Screen Printing Underbase

If you’re screen printing with plastisol ink, you might find yourself struggling to get vibrant colors in your final products. Many plastisol inks just don’t have the opacity to give you the results you’re looking for on their own. 

5 More Artwork Preparation Mistakes for Screen Printers to Avoid

5 More Artwork Preparation Mistakes for Screen Printers to Avoid

We’ve said it before: A great screen print begins with great artwork. In a previous blog, we identified five common artwork mistakes that could be keeping you from getting the perfect print. Here are five more artwork mistakes to avoid in your screen printing shop. 1. Rushing the design process In a screen printing shop, […]

Essential Screen Printing Pre-Press Prep Habits Successful Printers Use

Essential Screen Printing Pre-Press Prep Habits Successful Printers Use

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.

Tips for Finding New Screen Printing Clients

Prosperous Prospecting: Tips for Finding New Screen Printing Clients

Finding new business for your print shop can be tough, but persistence and planning can go a long way towards boosting your sales. To keep your screen printing business growing, you need a strategy for drumming up new customers. Without a strategy, new customers are unlikely to find their way to you. Unless you are […]

Crafting a New Image

Crafting a New Image: How to Successfully Rebrand Your Screen Printing Business

If you notice that your company’s image is no longer aligned with your mission, it may be time for a rebrand!. Your brand is the essence of your business. Your brand is the image you present to customers and potential customers about who you are and what you do. If you have found your brand […]

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