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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!

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 […]

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 […]

The Top Screen Printing and Apparel Trends to Look out for in 2019

The Top Screen Printing and Apparel Trends to Look out for in 2019

January and February tend to bring a lull in the screen printing business, following the busy holiday season. With your screen printing equipment quieting down, this time of year offers the perfect opportunity to consider the screen printing and garment decoration trends for the year ahead. This way, you will be ready to meet customers’ […]

How to Save Time with Wet-On-Wet Screen Printing on Your Automatic Press

Most screen printers are looking for ways to increase production speed while maintaining quality. Printing wet-on-wet allows you to do just that! With wet-on-wet screen printing, you don’t have to add minutes to your production time by flashing in between each color. Wet-on-wet screen printing with an automatic screen printing press can provide some challenges. […]

Controlling the Variables

Controlling the Variables that Affect Your Screen Printing Ink Deposit

How much ink you lay down on your screen prints will depend on your individual print job and your substrate. Too much ink on your substrate can lead to prints that bleed beyond the stencil edge, soak through the substrate or fail to cure completely. Too little ink can make the print too light, affect […]

Getting Your Screens Clean

Getting Your Screens Clean: Top 10 Tips for Screen Printing Reclamation

Reclaiming screens is an essential task in any screen printing shop, and the success of future prints depends on your ability to reclaim screens the right way. When screen reclamation isn’t done right, you can face pinholes, premature breakdown of stencils or a shortened lifespan of your screens. In our experience, nearly any screen printing […]

10 Tips to Get You Started with Water-Based Screen Printing

10 Tips to Get You Started with Water-Based Screen Printing

Every screen printer knows that the demand has grown for prints with a soft hand and, often, for prints with a more subtle look. Adding water-based screen printing to your shop’s options can help you appeal to and capture customers who want the softer look and feel of water-based inks. If you’ve never used water-based […]

The Tricky Business of Screen Printing Underbase

The Tricky Business of Screen Printing Underbase

If you’re screen printing with plastisol ink, you might find yourself struggling to get vibrant colors in your final products. Many plastisol inks just don’t have the opacity to give you the results you’re looking for on their own. 

5 More Artwork Preparation Mistakes for Screen Printers to Avoid

5 More Artwork Preparation Mistakes for Screen Printers to Avoid

We’ve said it before: A great screen print begins with great artwork. In a previous blog, we identified five common artwork mistakes that could be keeping you from getting the perfect print. Here are five more artwork mistakes to avoid in your screen printing shop. 1. Rushing the design process In a screen printing shop, […]

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