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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. […]

How to Use Post-Exposure to Create Durable Screen Printing Stencils

How to Use Post-Exposure to Create Durable Screen Printing Stencils

Every screen printer wants to create durable stencils that don’t degrade over the course of a print run. Stencils that soften or break down during long press runs or when used with water-based inks can slow production and lead to misprints and waste. To combat this, many screen printers turn to post-exposure. That is, exposing […]

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 […]

Are These 4 Issues Holding Your Screen Printing Business Back?

Are These 4 Issues Holding Your Screen Printing Business Back?

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 […]

5 Tips for Screen Printing on Long Sleeves and Pant Legs

5 Tips for Screen Printing on Long Sleeves and Pant Legs

Screen printing on short sleeves, down the arm of a long-sleeve shirt or down the leg of sweatpants or yoga pants can be a fun option for your screen printing customers to customize their apparel. This type of screen printing is perfectly attainable and relatively easy, though it does take a few tips and tricks […]

3 Ways to Offer Eco-Friendly Products at Your Screen Printing Business this Earth Day

3 Ways to Offer Eco-Friendly Products at Your Screen Printing Business this Earth Day

Earth Day is meant to remind people of the ways they can have a positive impact on the environment. While Earth Day serves as a special reminder, many people have made being more environmentally conscious part of their lifestyles. Maybe you are looking for ways to go more eco-friendly with your screen printing business, or […]

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 […]

6 Basic Guidelines for Designing Screen Printing Artwork

6 Basic Guidelines for Designing Screen Printing Artwork

There certainly are graphic designers who get into screen printing as a way to turn their artwork into fun, wearable and profitable products. Most screen printers, however, don’t start out with a strong graphic design background. They learn the design basics and hone their skills as they grow, becoming more adventurous and advanced as they […]

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 […]

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