The best screen printing results always begin with well-executed pre-press. It’s easy to think of your screen printing press as the backbone of your operation. But remember, a press can only deliver quality prints if it’s printing through quality screens. Your screens deserve as much attention as any other part of your setup, because no […]
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 […]
A high quality multicolor screen print depends on tight registration – here are some ways to achieve it! This article was written for Printwearmag.com by Michael Jirasek Once upon a time… Some people viewed it as an art that could not be taught. To others it was a mystery that only a special few with “the eye” […]
While many factors determine the quality of your screen prints, it’s especially important not to overlook the condition of your pallets! 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 […]
Screen printing remains the top method for garment decoration for a variety of reasons. It’s a straightforward, versatile and time-tested process that’s economical for high-volume printing and delivers great results on almost any substrate. However, emerging new technologies have created some doubts about screen printing’s future. So where might the screen printing industry be headed in coming years?
Today’s screen printing industry seems like a completely modern endeavor, with computer-based design, commercial-grade electric screen printing machines, special effects inks, UV lights and commercial dryers. The reality, however, is that screen printing has had a long history, evolving through the ages as people look for different ways to decorate paper, material and even buildings. So how did the high-tech screen printing industry of today come about?
Everybody makes mistakes, but in the screen printing business, mistakes can cost you money.
Visited a screen printing trade show lately? If you’re a manual printer who’s just seen an automatic press in action, you might think “there’s no way I can keep pushing a squeegee!”
Is your screen printing shop struggling to meet tight deadlines? Is your manual press keeping you from taking bigger, more complex jobs? If so, it might be time to upgrade to an automatic t-shirt screen printing machine. With a single operator, an automatic press runs at least 3-5 times faster than a manual press, allowing you to tackle larger production runs with more colors. And with automatic presses available with compact footprints, you should be able to find one that fits your existing work space – no need to restructure, no need to move!