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Screen Printing That Pops

Screen Printing That Pops: Getting Started with Glitter Inks

Screen printing is a competitive industry, so it’s important to always be on the lookout for ways to separate your business from the pack. It’s hard to attract new customers (and retain existing ones) if you can’t catch their eye…and giving glitter ink a try can help you do just that!

Types of fleece

Types of fleece: advantages & disadvantages

There’s still a couple more months of cold to deal with, but one thing that can help us get through it is fleece! You may have asked yourself, “What is fleece?” Fleece is a synthetic material made of polyester specially processed to create a material that is both thick and warm, yet light and soft. […]

Tips for Taking High Quality Product Photos at Your Screen Printing Business

Tips for Taking High Quality Product Photos at Your Screen Printing Business

Learning how to create polished, professional product photos can help you take your screen printing business to the next level. Great product photos ensure that your business is seen in the best light possible. Mastering the basic steps of professional-looking product photos allows you to post top-notch images to your website and social media accounts, […]

Managing Your Screen Printing Workflow

Managing Your Screen Printing Workflow: Tips for Scheduling Production More Effectively

Many screen printers struggle to keep their production running on schedule to meet the delivery dates they set for their customers. Too often, shops find themselves scrambling to meet the final deadline, which can lead to staff overtime and plenty of stress. Even worse, if you don’t deliver when you say you will, you risk […]

How to Make the Most of Screen Printing for Athletic Teams and Events

How to Make the Most of Screen Printing for Athletic Teams and Events

Printing for sports — whether it’s local athletic teams or 5Ks and triathlons — is the bread and butter for many screen printing shops. If printing for athletic teams and events comprises a lot of your business, you need to be prepared to make the most of it. Many athletic teams or athletic event organizers […]

Beyond the Basics: Helpful Tools for Your Screen Printing Shop

Beyond the Basics: Helpful Tools for Your Screen Printing Shop

Manual or automatic screen printing machine, flash cure unit, conveyor dryer, exposure unit, screens, squeegees: You know all of the major screen printing equipment you need to get your business up and running. Beyond those basics, there are plenty of tools you can use to help you run your shop more smoothly and efficiently and […]

A History of Screen Printing: Tracing Our Industry's Roots

A History of Screen Printing: Tracing Our Industry’s Roots

Today’s screen printing shops are filled with advanced technology and sophisticated screen printing equipment. You separate your colors on computers and make your stencils with top-quality HD machines. You can find inks custom formulated to achieve just about any desired effect, and oftentimes, prints are laid down by automatic presses. You flash cure with high-powered […]

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 […]

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