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The Unexpected Ways Your Business Will Change After Your First Automatic Press

| May 31st, 2016 | 0 Comments

So you made the plunge and ordered up an automatic press. You’ve been briefed on what will be needed to ready your work space, electrical specs, air compressor and placement of the equipment. Finally! The excitement is building, thought patterns drift toward increased production, more free personal time or simply cutting down hours spent in […]

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Setting Up Your ROQ Press For Success

| May 26th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Setting Up Your ROQ Press For Success

Let’s assume your ROQ automatic press is installed, and you’re itching to start printing. Before you ever touch ink to your brand new squeegees, you have a bit more work ahead of you. Have ever bought a new computer and kept the default settings? I bet not. Typically, some time is spent removing bloatware, personalizing […]

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Vocabulary Lesson: T-Shirt Edition

| May 25th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vocabulary Lesson: T-Shirt Edition

[Guest Post from Bella+Canvas. They are publishing their own blog soon so be on the lookout for more great garment-focused articles!] A t-shirt is a t-shirt, right? Not quite. When selecting a blank garment to print on, we are faced with a barrage of options: Ring-spun versus open-end, side-seamed versus tubular, 20 single versus 30 […]

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Can The ROQ Do One Stroke Plastisol Printing?

| May 24th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Can The ROQ Do One Stroke Plastisol Printing?

It has come to my attention that there are rumors about the ROQ being incapable of printing with one stroke for each color. It’s a preposterous assumption that such a high-end machine does not perform adequately for plastisol inks. The ROQ press is designed as well if not better than any machine that I have […]

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Are You Ready For An Automatic Press?

| May 19th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Are You Ready For An Automatic Press?

You’ve been printing for awhile. Pounding away on your manual press all hours of the day (and night). You know that your productivity will increase with a larger press, but that leap seems so big. How do you know when you’re ready for an automatic press? Typically, that conversation goes something along these lines: “I […]

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How To Make Money With Your Pantone Color Mixing System

| May 18th, 2016 | 0 Comments

How To Make Money With Your Pantone Color Mixing System

You’ve taken the Pantone® plunge! Maybe you’ve invested in a stellar Pantone ink mixing system, like the Green Galaxy® Fusion Mixing System, or maybe you’re an old-hat at mixing custom Pantone colors and you could teach us a thing or two about how color theory affects Pantone matching and color accuracy. Either way, you’re all […]

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Eco-Friendly Screen Printing 101: How To Run A Sustainable Screen Printing Shop

| May 11th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Eco-Friendly Screen Printing 101: How To Run A Sustainable Screen Printing Shop

[Originally published by Printwear Magazine on May 4th, 2015] If you’re like the majority of screen printing shops today, the shirts that are flowing out of your dryer are decorated with plastisol prints, and walking through the occasional cloud of dissipating aerosol is an acceptable risk when traversing your print shop floor. While green and […]

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Why You Should Print Wet-On-Wet More Often

| May 10th, 2016 | 4 Comments

Why You Should Print Wet-On-Wet More Often

Be honest, would you rather spend your time spinning that carousel printing shirts, or waiting for your flash to finish? Thought so… One of the many benefits of water-based printing is that it allows you to potentially skip flashing altogether when you print wet-on-wet. The reality is, there’s usually no need to flash in between […]

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The Cooler Side To Screen Printing Baby Clothes

| May 5th, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Cooler Side To Screen Printing Baby Clothes

Screen printing baby clothes isn’t just about making cute pink and blue onesies for Sarah Soliz, of Riot Baby screen printing. A former marketing professional in the business finance world (and avid lover of black), Sarah started her journey into screen printing when her second pregnancy lead to an unexpected layoff. But this disappointing parting […]

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