It’s a feeling shared by a lot of small business owners: You work tirelessly and put a tremendous amount of time and energy into your business, but it just doesn’t seem to be growing at the pace you expect it to. It can be defeating and make you feel at a loss for how to […]
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 […]
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 […]
To succeed in your screen printing business, you need to meet your customers’ demands. You need to be able to provide your customers with quality screen printing, delivered on time – that doesn’t only require screen printing equipment, but also a wide variety of supplies, from squeegees, screens and adhesive to ink, emulsion and reclaiming […]
When was the last time you updated your screen printing business’s website? Best practices used to dictate that a website required an overhaul once every three to four years, but now experts are recommending annual website updates. And that doesn’t count refreshing your website with new and relevant content, which you should be doing on […]
One of the most effective ways to close a sale with your screen printing clients is with an in-person visit. Whether you’re cold-calling prospective clients or following up with a formal, pre-arranged sales call, having face-to-face time with your customers gives you time to answer all of your clients’ questions and increase their level of […]
To survive in the t-shirt screen printing industry – let alone be successful – your business must maintain healthy relationships with its customers as well as its competitors. You could be the most experienced screen printer this side of the sun but nobody will know it without a strong presence and reputation in the field. There are many ways to build and improve your screen printing business. Here are a few suggestions that are sure to increase your visibility in the t-shirt screen printing community and attract new customers…
So you’ve decided you want to get into the garment printing industry but you’re not sure how to get started. No worries, everyone was a beginner at some point! Let’s put first things first, like deciding which style of customization you want to pursue. When it comes to printing textiles, two of the most common options are screen printing and direct to garment (DTG) printing.