October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while everyone loves a good breast-pun, the reality is that about 295,240 women will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Many of us know mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends and grandmothers who have been on the receiving end of that diagnosis. Some of us know men who have. Some have heard the news ourselves. Whatever your story, it’s not a joke. While it’s sometimes easier to have fun with what might otherwise seem a taboo topic, we know that your story and your fight are what truly matter here.
One of the core values at Ryonet is to “be the best at being better.” At the onset of every day, each team from Ryonet is challenged to hold up that value and constantly look for a better approach, product, or process to offer our customers. Ryonet has proven time and time again that a standard exists to be pushed, and good enough is never the end of the search. On top of it all, stands the Riley Hopkins legacy, steady and sturdy, renown for quality and popularity throughout the industry for 35 years. Partnered with Ryonet since 2005 and an official brand under the company since 2012, the collaboration of the past nine years has proven an explosive journey to the top for both brands.
This month, on October 25th, Ryonet will be hosting a “record breaking” open house party at our Arkansas location. As usual, you’ll find our highly anticipated rummage sale, some Oktoberfest style beer & brats, and a number of invaluable demos, seminars and giveaways. In addition, and with the help of at least 80 printers willing to “go the distance”, we will be attempting to break a world record.
So, your shop is “going green”, but is it really? As the population of the world expands, our consumption of resources also grows and the importance of Eco-friendly processes and materials becomes ever more important. We all know the negative impact that the improper disposal of chemicals and supplies can have on our environment, and everyone is called to do their part in responsibly limiting the impact of his or her activities. The screen printing industry produces a fair bit of waste, and many printers and shops are faced with the same question; how do you go about properly recycling or disposing your screen printing waste? In the case of most industry specific waste-materials, each item requires different treatment. Aerosol cans, non-drain safe chemicals, old aluminum screens, ripped mesh, and film positives fill shop trash bins more than we’d like to admit, and, while some of this is appropriate to put in the garbage, other items can find new life in recycling. Brent Allman from Commonwealth Press, a dedicated and passionate screen printing shop in Pittsburgh, asked himself the same question when he found a pile of boxes filled to the brim with old film positives and no clear instructions on how to dispose of them properly.
Black Matter, Meteor White, Pitch Black, Comet White, Nebulous Navy, Neptune Blue, Supernova Blue, Martian Green, Lightspeed Lime, Starburst Yellow, Galactic Gold, Asteroid Orange, Mars Red, Cosmic Pink, Proton Purple
Last week I wrote a post explaining how to Find your ‘Profitability Sweet-Spot, and gave readers a chance to understand the profitability calculator we suggest using to calculate profits for a job with our Profit Calculator post. Let’s go in-depth about how to make this equation work for your situation using five common scenarios based on our top-selling kits. Here’s how you can earn 45% profit in the most common situation: The DIYer!
Ryonet is lucky to have the opportunity to connect with and assist many types of printers and businesses who incorporate screen printing into their practice. We are constantly blown away by the diversity and unique passion that people put into their work, sometimes through design-based creativity and sometimes by finding a way to incorporate screen printing into creating a whole new culture. Velo Cult has done just that. Equal parts bike shop, venue, and bar, Velo Cult is all about creating a space that is more about the diversity of Portland biking culture than selling bikes.
There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the “how-tos” of finding your business’s profitability. Here we offer up an easy way to understand the equation that goes into a profit calculator. The problem is, there really is no one-size-fits-all answer. Here we offer up an easy way to understand the equation behind a profit calculator.
There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the “how-tos” of screen printing profit. The problem is, there really is no one-size fits all answer. Everyone’s contributing factors are a little different, and that final answer to “What do I need to charge for a shirt to be profitable?” relies heavily on those factors.