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Why Ryonet Added Wilflex

| September 27th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ink is the blood of screen printing, and the vast majority of ink used in the US is plastisol. While Ryonet has grown alongside its customers, we have also grown and evolved our ink offerings over the years. I’m excited to share with you where we are going now and how this new evolution can […]

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Should I Consider An Automatic Screen Cleaning System?

| September 26th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Should I Consider An Automatic Screen Cleaning System?

When reclaiming more than 150-200 screens per week you might consider an automatic screen reclaim system for a number of reasons. For most, automating this process could result in a significant increase in your shop’s efficiency. Let’s have a look at what all you could save: Reduced Labor Instead of employing 1 or more team […]

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Screenprint Production

| September 20th, 2016 | 2 Comments

7 Habits of Highly Effective Screenprint Production

Arguably one of the best business reads of all time is Stephen Covey’s classic book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. If you haven’t read this work, get a copy…especially if you are not as effective as you would like to be. It is Amazon’s #1 bestseller in business books every year. So if we […]

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The Past, Present, & Future of Direct to Garment Printing

| September 14th, 2016 | 2 Comments

The Past, Present, & Future of Direct to Garment Printing

Direct to Garment print technology has been in use for quite a long time. Initially, OEM printers like the Epson lines were stripped down and remanufactured by 3rd parties to run with an ink suitable for garment production. There have been a number of manufacturers and iterations over the years, and the technology has always […]

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Tips For Mixing Custom Inks Without A Pantone System

| September 13th, 2016 | 4 Comments

Tips For Mixing Custom Inks Without A Pantone System

Custom Colors When customers ask for custom colors, most screen printers head to the lab to try their hand at mixing custom inks without a Pantone system, using some concoction derived from various inks they have in stock. Yes, you can get a mixing system that has particular Pantone® formulas for both plastisol and water […]

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Looking For A Tax Break? Section 179 May Be The Answer.

| September 12th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Looking For A Tax Break? Section 179 May Be The Answer.

No one likes paying taxes, right? Section 179, a piece of legislation aimed at assisting American businesses, is a great way for small and large business owners to limit their tax liability this year. Today’s short post will explain how Section 179 works for screen printers and how a screen printing shop can take advantage […]

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The Limitations Of A Manual Press (And How To Combat Them)

| September 6th, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Limitations Of A Manual Press (And How To Combat Them)

Screen printing is an attractive business to start. For under ten grand you can get an entire manual shop with a six color, four station Riley Hopkins press, conveyor dryer, and everything else you need to start producing shirts. That’s a comparatively low investment; especially since you can start operating out of your own house! […]

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Featured Screen Printing Shop: Pop Octopus

| August 30th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Featured Screen Printing Shop: Pop Octopus

What is your role and the name of your screen printing business? Owner and Chief Weirdo at Pop Octopus What is the story behind your screen printing business? “I had a degree in graphic design and illustration but was working crappy restaurant jobs with some freelance design on the side. I decided it was time […]

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Getting Off The Press & Transition To Management

| August 23rd, 2016 | 11 Comments

Getting Off The Press & Transition To Management

How can you answer emails, pay bills, order supplies and get screens ready for the rest of the week AND keep up with production on the press? You can’t! Well, at least not effectively if your aim is to scale up your business. Getting off the press and trusting others to do the printing is […]

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