Every business — including screen printing businesses — requires a space to get up and running. The location you choose for your business will, in part, determine the success of your business. That’s why we have chosen to devote our next two blogs to choosing the right location for your screen printing business. Whether you’re looking […]
Just like most other types of businesses, the field of screen printing is rife with competition. To succeed, you need to attract and retain customers. But how can you do that when other screen printing shops are offering similar services?
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.
Some garments are more delicate than others and require special care when screen printing to get a quality result. Summer’s here, and for screen printers, summer usually means more orders of lightweight garments. Whether it’s requests for sports-weight shirts and tanks for charity runs, fashionable burnout shirts or just lighter weight cotton, lightweight materials are […]
A high quality screen printing run depends on ink with the right color and the right consistency. Here are some tips for achieving that! Mixing inks can be one of the most stressful parts of screen printing. It involves trying to get the right ink color, texture and final effect. You can reduce the stress […]
Despite your best efforts, a little downtime now and then is inevitable at your shop. Here are some ways you can keep it to a minimum! If your presses aren’t running, your screen printing shop isn’t making money. Whether from machine malfunctions or problems with a print job, downtime happens in a print shop. By […]
Keeping your customers happy depends on high quality prints – here are some ways to achieve them! Every screen printing shop has the goal of producing quality prints with as few misprints as possible. Achieving that goal not only means honing your skills as a printer, but also following some industry best practices to avoid problems […]
Meetings are an essential part of running a business, but you have to be careful they stay on track! Meetings create a bit of a catch-22 for businesses. They’re necessary for communicating with your staff, but they also can interfere with your screen printing shop’s production pace. The only way to resolve this dilemma […]
When you’re establishing your business’s online presence, don’t neglect your site’s mobile performance! Pull your website up on your smart phone or tablet. What do you see? If your screen printing website hasn’t been mobile enabled, you’re doing your business a disservice. It’s estimated that 80 percent of website traffic will come from mobile devices […]
Exposure issues can create a lot of headaches in your screen printing shop, but fortunately there are some easy steps you can take to prevent them! Are your screens giving you problems? You know how important a great stencil is in creating a great screen print. For that reason, exposure problems can cause some of […]