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Press Coverage: From Manual to Automatic

From the day we started our textile screen-printing business in 2006, my father, Bob, and I knew an automatic press was in the cards. But as with everything else, we recognized that timing and planning were critical with respect to making the leap. 

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  • How to Profile Dryer Temperature Output

    The dryer preforms a very important job in a screen-printing shop. If it’s not working properly it can result in the ink that cracks, or falls off after a garment is washed. 

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  • Printing on the Ultra Wash Tee

    In this installment of the Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter, sponsored by American Apparel, we will showcase the ladies’ Ultra Wash tee (style RSA6320).

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  • Screen-Making Techniques

    I wholeheartedly believe that if our industry held one philosophy above all others, scrape rates (misprints) would drastically decrease and profits would subsequently increase.

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Process / Production

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  • The Evolution of White Inks

    Throughout the decades, we have witnessed a tremendous transition in the white inks that we use every day. Basic inks have evolved, from plastisol and water-based, to the current non-PVC products on the market. Some market trends also have changed white textile screen-printing inks to bring us to where things currently stand.

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  • A Winning Workflow Formula

    Ensuring optimal workflow is an important aspect of profitability for your decorated apparel business. Unfortunately, problems inevitably will arise.

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  • Fabric Bleeding Demystified

    A look at why some ink colors don't come out as planned.

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Graphics + Design

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  • Hoodies Without the Hard Work

    The hoodie is a common staple among customers, especially those ordering custom athletic team apparel. The comfort, warmth and printability of this style have made it one of the most sought-after items for fans, competitors and coaches.

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  • Heat-Printing Options

    Owning a heat press has never been more exciting than it is today due to the wide variety of heat-
    applied graphics available.

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  • The Key to Quicker Art Production

    One of the most important factors when it comes to designing for T-shirts is knowing exactly what the customer wants up front. Before you can even pick up a pencil or grab that pen and tablet, you already should have a good idea of what you want to design, as well as what the customer expects. 

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