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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Screen Printing Business

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Screen Printing Business

Have you set your new year’s resolutions yet? Many people use this time of year to evaluate and set goals in their personal lives; the new year also provides owners with the perfect reminder to evaluate their businesses, set goals and strategies for the coming year and tackle projects that often fall by the wayside. […]

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 […]

Gear Up for Halloween with

Gear Up for Halloween with Glow-in-the-Dark Screen Printing

Halloween is the perfect time to experiment with special effects inks, especially glow-in-the-dark ink. Glow-in-the-dark ink is a fun addition to any Halloween-themed design, but it also works great year round as an interesting accent or safety feature, or as an element for evening events like nighttime “glow” runs. As far as special effects inks […]

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 […]

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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