Feeling overwhelmed by your screen printing shop's work load? Make sure you're working at peak efficiency!
August 10, 2018
Every print shop longs for a full schedule that keeps the presses running and revenue flowing. Keeping that full schedule isn’t only about hustling to find new customers and generate orders. A busy shop also requires efficiency to keep up with customer demand and keep production rolling.
It takes a lot of effort to succeed as a screen printer, but you have to be careful not to burn yourself out!
August 08, 2018
When you’re running a screen printing shop, especially if you are running your own business, it can be easy to devote all of your waking hours to your business. There’s a never ending list of tasks and a constant temptation to stay late to finish the project your working on so you can move on to your next money-generating order.
Want to jumpstart the sales of your screen prints? Check out these tips!
August 07, 2018
Keeping your screen printing business growing means increasing your sales month over month and year after year. When you’re building a strategy for increasing sales, it can seem overwhelming. Focusing on one product line can help you to grow your sales in a manageable way.
Screen printed labels can add an extra touch of professionalism to your products.
August 03, 2018
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.
Screen printing equipment can be a big investment - financing can make your purchase more manageable!
August 02, 2018
As your screen printing business grows, you will inevitably be faced with the decision to take on financing or pay out of pocket with cash to help your business move forward. Your business can use financing to purchase a bigger operating space, fund a big project or purchase new equipment.
Want to get started making money from your screen printing passion? Here are some tips for going pro!
August 01, 2018
Screen printing makes an excellent hobby. If you're creatively inclined, making a design and reproducing it on a shirt can be a very satisfying feeling. It's even better when you share your work with friends and family! After awhile, you may find yourself wanting to spread your designs to an even wider audience.
There are lots of considerations to make when choosing a location for your shop - here are some of the most important!
July 24, 2018
The right location for your screen printing business can largely determine your success. In addition to sending potential clients a message about your business and what it does, your location affects your ability to create screen printed products easily, efficiently and well. The wrong location can interfere with your production and your final project, causing you frustration and costing you money.
One of the most important steps in opening a screen printing business is finding the right space for your operation.
July 23, 2018
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.
In order to succeed in screen printing, you need to distinguish yourself from the crowd. Find a niche!
July 20, 2018
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?
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!
July 10, 2018
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 focusing on reducing downtime, you can increase your production and your profits. Here are a few simple strategies that can help you do just that.
Meetings are an essential part of running a business, but you have to be careful they stay on track!
June 26, 2018
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 is by running meetings with your screen printing staff effectively.
When you're establishing your business's online presence, don't neglect your site's mobile performance!
June 22, 2018
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 in 2018. If your website isn’t prepared for that, you stand to lose customers, sales and the potential for growth.
A mission statement might seem insignificant, but it can play a big role in keeping your business on track!
June 15, 2018
What drives your business? You likely know why you got into the screen printing business and what benefits you hoped to provide your customers. But do your customers know? Do your employees? And do your employees know how they fit into your overall business plan? Even as a business owner, as you go through your operations, day in and day out, it can be difficult to lose sight of why you’re doing what you do.
If you're not careful about keeping your shop clean, you might be costing yourself time and money!
June 05, 2018
A dirty shop can cause a host of problems: Lint marks in the ink on finished prints, time lost searching for the right can of ink or the right screen, spills that can cause slips, boxes left out that can cause trips, or malfunctioning equipment due to a buildup of dust and debris.
When you're busy with day to day operations, it can be easy to overlook your business's overall financial health. Here are some tips to keep you on track!
June 04, 2018
If your screen printing business is humming along, with orders rolling in and sales increasing, it’s easy to assume that your business’s finances are in perfect shape. Running your business well means making it a habit of inspecting your finances in a more in-depth way.