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Equipment Safety Tips for Your Screen Printing Shop

Equipment Safety Tips for Your Screen Printing Shop

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.

7 More Common Screen Printing Mistakes to Avoid

7 More Common Screen Printing Mistakes to Avoid

Everybody makes mistakes, but in the screen printing business, mistakes can cost you money.

Your Guide to Screen Printing with White Ink

Your Guide to Screen Printing with White Ink

Screen printing with white ink can frustrate even experienced screen printers. The same printing process you use with darker inks on lighter substrates can lead to blurred, fibrillated, heavy-handed or undercured prints when used to print white ink on darker substrates.

How to Prevent Fibrillation in Your Screen Printing

How to Prevent Fibrillation in Your Screen Printing

Successful screen printing depends on quality control. By following the right steps and using the right products, any screen printer can create quality prints that satisfy their customers.

An Introduction to Screen Printing on Plastic Substrates

An Introduction to Screen Printing on Plastic Substrates

When you think of screen printing, the first application that comes to mind is probably textile decoration. But printing on fabric only scratches the surface of screen printing’s capabilities.

The Lived-In Look

The Lived-In Look: Creating Vintage Screen Prints

People want cozy, comfortable, lived-in looking screen prints. The vintage t-shirt trend seems to be here to stay. That means if you’re in the screen printing business, you’d better understand how to create vintage screen prints.

Tips for Screen Printing Over Zippers, Buttons and Seams

Tips for Screen Printing Over Zippers, Buttons and Seams

In our previous blog, we discussed tips for printing on hoodies and zippered or buttoned sweatshirts. The usual tactic when dealing with the unique terrain of these garments is to adjust artwork to avoid buttons, zippers and seams. 

Best Practices for Screen Printing on Hoodies

Best Practices for Screen Printing on Hoodies

Hoodies — whether pullover, quarter zips or full zips — are perennial favorites when it comes to screen printing garments. And while screen printed sweatshirts, jackets and fleeces are ubiquitous, that’s not to say that the garments are easy to screen print.

How to Make Your Screen Prints Stand Out with Foil

How to Make Your Screen Prints Stand Out with Foil

Are you looking to add effects to your screen prints that make them stand out? Foil might be what you’re looking for – a simple and cost-effective way to make trendy, eye-catching designs.

A General Guide to Quartz Flash Cure Settings for Screen Printing

A General Guide to Quartz Flash Cure Settings for Screen Printing

By Michael Jirasek

I remember the first time I worked with a quartz flash. It was a little scary! Flash settings can be tricky and require attention to detail. However, the payoff in increased production more than makes up for the learning curve. Here’s a general guide to help you find the right quartz flash settings for your print jobs.

Screen Printing That Pops

Screen Printing That Pops: Getting Started with Metal Flake Ink

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 metal flake ink a try can help you do just that!

A Guide to Screen Printing Children's Wear

A Guide to Screen Printing Children’s Wear

Children’s wear has always been a large component of the screen printing market. Sports jerseys, school apparel and child-sized souvenir and promotional clothing are the bread and butter of many screen printing shops.

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