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Five Important Steps in Prepping a Screen

Prepping a screen for screen printing involves a few different variables. You must make special considerations for factors like mesh count, diameter and more if you want your printing efforts to yield acceptable results.

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  • Printing on Nylon Spandex Performancewear

    As a departure from the typical step-by-step review of decorating one particular garment, let’s review the challenges and processes for printing on two new garments from American Apparel.
     

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  • Screen Printing on Fleece

    Follow these expert guidelines for producing brilliant fleece prints while avoiding the pitfalls of this lint-producing fabric. 

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  • Printing on Suede Fabric

    In this installment of the Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter, we will review the optimum printing techniques for embellishing the new suede fabric from Next Level Apparel 

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Process / Production

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  • Handling Hoodies With Unique Printed Locations

    One way to stand out from your competitors is to offer a process that they don’t, particularly with regard to printing placements. This will not only create a specific demand that can land you clients who appreciate higher levels of creativity and artwork, but it also can develop strong customer relationships that are built on a “can-do” mentality. 

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  • Flock Printing: A Closer Look

    Decorating garments with flock is a technique that has been practiced for decades and could be considered the first real “special effect” for garment decoration. 

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  • Proper Ink-Disposal Methods

    People often ask me whether waste inks can be thrown in the garbage or flushed down the sink.  The short answer is “No” to both disposal options. 

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