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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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  • How to Assess Correct Color Order

    Editor’s Note: The information in this article is geared mainly toward color order for spot-color jobs, which allow the operator to swap color order on press as needed.

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  • Printing on Baby Rib Knits

    Follow the advice in this Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter, sponsored by American Apparel, and rib knits will be coming off your presses in no time.

     

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  • Printing on Cotton/Spandex Blends

    With the expanded gamut of garment configurations entering the market today, screen printers must constantly remain aware of printing techniques and procedures required to print on these specialty fabrics. 

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Process / Production

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  • Controlling Variables, Part 5

    In the last article of this series on controlling the variables of the textile screen printing process, I will review the factors surrounding flashing and curing procedures.
     

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  • Alternatives to PVC Plastisol Inks

    Many screen printers frequently ask whether textile inks will ever become PVC-free. That question usually is quickly followed by, “What are the alternatives to PVC plastisol?”
     

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  • Top Tips to Improve T-Shirt Print Quality

    One of the reasons I like working in this industry is that it has a great mixture of art and science. There is a craftsmanship feel to it that is palatable on the production floor.
     

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