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.
Keeping your customers happy depends on high quality prints - here are some ways to achieve them!
July 02, 2018
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 such as pinholes, blurry prints and improper curing.
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.
While many factors determine the quality of your screen prints, it's especially important not to overlook the condition of your pallets!
May 24, 2018
This article was written for Printwearmag.com by Michael Jirasek
It’s a part of the screen printing press that is known by many names - pallet, platen, shirtboard - to name a few of the more common descriptions. They've been manufactured with a variety of bases: wood, plywood, steel, aluminum and various composites. Some of these are honeycombed, and/or covered with a variety of laminates or rubber, and they come in a variety of sizes to handle everything from tees, children's garments, sleeves and more.
A big part of keeping your customers happy is filling their orders in a timely fashion - here are some tips for doing just that.
February 23, 2018
One of the best ways to keep your screen printing customers happy and returning with additional business is to produce their orders as quickly as you can without sacrificing quality. Reducing your turnaround time is a good way to separate your business from your competition, since many screen printing orders are highly time sensitive.
Looking to add a manual screen printing press to your screen printing shop? Learn how to choose the perfect model!
October 18, 2017
If you're reading this, it's time to move up to a larger manual screen printing press, add one to your screen printing arsenal, or replace an older, worn out model.
Here's a helpful guide for determining how many colors and stations you need in your screen printing press.
October 13, 2017
When shopping for a screen printing press, there are many variables you'll have to take into account. One of the most important decisions to make is how many colors and stations you want.
Safety should always be the top priority in your shop! Learn more about best practices for protecting yourself and your workers.
September 28, 2017
Are you doing everything you can to keep employees safe in your screen printing shop? While our previous blog shared tips for protecting employee health and safe handling of screen printing chemicals, there's one more danger to consider in your shop: Your screen printing equipment.
Here are some key tips for maintaining a healthy shop environment at your screen printing business.
September 25, 2017
Screen printing shops are full of dangers. Screen printers work with flammable substances, toxic chemicals, high-powered heating units and heavy machinery.
A busy shop can be an overwhelming place - here are some ways you can stay on top of your orders!
September 07, 2017
As a screen printer, you know that customers want their orders filled as quickly as possible with no sacrifice in print quality. Meeting your deadlines is key to keeping your customers happy (and coming back for more business).
Planning your shop's layout might seem overwhelming, but it'll help you create an efficient, profitable business!
August 25, 2017
To be truly successful in screen printing, you need to work as efficiently as possible. This doesn't only mean choosing the right equipment for your needs, it also means arranging your equipment and supplies in a smart, organized way.
Starting a screen printing business can seem overwhelming, but planning for the essentials can make it easier.
July 28, 2017
If you’ve been thinking about starting your own screen printing business, you’ve likely been wondering just what you need to get your screen printing shop up and running.
July 27, 2017
Flash cure units are a mainstay in nearly every screen printing shop. They’re crucial when it comes to printing a white underbase or when printing abutting or overlapping colors.
Being complacent with safety in your screen printing shop is a recipe for trouble.
July 18, 2017
In screen printing, safety comes first. The well-being of your press operators and other employees is often contingent upon their knowledge of and familiarity with the equipment they're using.
There's no shortage of options when it comes time to choose a conveyor dryer. Learn how your ink choice and work rate affects your decision!
April 07, 2017
When you decide to make a go of printing t-shirts for a living, you'll soon realize that in order to produce garments in any significant quantity, you need a conveyor dryer. But there are so many choices, from tiny tabletop models to giant industrial dryers six feet across. How do you know which is right for your shop?