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Choosing the Right Squeegees for

Choosing the Right Squeegees for Your Screen Printing Jobs

A screen printer needs the right tools, and one of the most important screen printing tools is the squeegee. There are several variables to consider when selecting a squeegee, and it’s important to understand how each affects your prints so you can choose the right squeegee for each job.

How the Weather Can Affect Your Screen Printing

How the Weather Can Affect Your Screen Printing

It’s that time of year when the weather is at its most unpredictable, and that means you should be prepared for all the different ways it can affect your screen printing! It’s easy to overlook the role that temperature and humidity play in regard to printing results, but they’re important factors.

Keep Your Screen Printing Quality High

Keep Your Screen Printing Quality High with Proper Screen Tension

As you strive to maintain top quality in your screen printing, one of the most important factors to achieving great looking prints is also one of the easiest to overlook: Your screen tension.

How to Prepare Your Screen Printing Screens for Water-Based Ink

How to Prepare Your Screen Printing Screens for Water-Based Ink

We all know that screen printing with water-based ink brings some challenges. One of the biggest challenges of water-based ink is fighting stencil breakdown during printing.

How to Avoid Ghosting in Your Screen Printing Screens

How to Avoid Ghosting in Your Screen Printing Screens

Most of the time, reclaiming your screen printing screens is a pretty straightforward task. But occasionally you’ll run into an issue that can affect your print quality if not dealt with quickly: ghosting.

Tips for Managing Your Screen Printing

Tips for Managing Your Screen Printing Shop’s Inventory

All retailers walk a fine line with inventory. You want to have the right goods on hand to meet your customers’ needs in a timely manner, but you don’t want to get stuck with a stockroom full of merchandise that doesn’t sell for months on end. Screen printers are not exempt from this dilemma.

Tips for Controlling Screen Printing Dye Migration

Tips for Controlling Screen Printing Dye Migration

As a screen printer, the last thing you want is an unhappy customer wanting to return items. In another blog post, we shared some tips on how to keep your plastisol prints from washing out. Those tips will go a long way towards keeping your prints vibrant and making them last, but there’s another issue you may run into: dye migration.

Essential Steps to Storing Your Ink for Screen Printing

Essential Steps to Storing Your Ink for Screen Printing

A screen printing shop can accumulate a lot of ink. Storing that ink can prove a challenge, and often shops will simply look for a quick and convenient spot in which to store their inks. It’s important to put more thought and consideration into your ink storage, however.

Providing Samples for Your Customer

Providing Samples for Your Customers: How to Make it Worth Your Effort

Samples are a staple for marketing your screen printing business, attracting customers and nabbing new orders. However, there’s a fine line between samples increasing your business and overdoing samples and eroding profits.

How to Avoid the Headache of Customer

How to Avoid the Headache of Customer-Supplied Screen Printing Artwork

As a screen printer, some of your daily operation is sure to include creating artwork for customers. Keeping as much of the screen printing process as possible under your control is the key to getting good results – you have plenty of variables to deal with. However, your clients will often want to provide the artwork for their orders themselves. If your customers know what they’re doing, this can save you some time. But more often than not it can cause a big headache.

How to Make Your Screen Printing Shop More Environmentally Friendly

How to Make Your Screen Printing Shop More Environmentally Friendly

No matter the reason – customer demand, a desire to cut costs and waste, or a sense of personal responsibility – more and more businesses are doing what they can to lessen their environmental impact. When it comes to the eco-friendly trend, the screen printing industry is no exception.

Screen Printing Quality Control

Screen Printing Quality Control: Stop Problems Before They Start

Screen printing involves so many different variables, it can be difficult to make sure you’re getting good results every time. Some issues may not even show up until after you’ve delivered the garments to the customer. It’s not always easy, but in order to keep your customers happy you must make every effort to control the quality of your prints.

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