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Getting Off The Press & Transition To Management

| August 23rd, 2016 | 9 Comments

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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ROQ Rivets, Honeycomb Pallets, And Other Non-Problems

| August 18th, 2016 | 0 Comments

ROQ Rivets, Honeycomb Pallets, And Other Non-Problems

ROQ is known around the world for being different. They aren’t afraid to look at something and say, “how can we make this better?” With innovation as one of their core values, it’s no surprise that sometimes you’ll find ROQ technology using processes that aren’t typical for the industry. As a result, ROQ Automatic Screen […]

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A Tip On Managing Customer Expectations

| August 11th, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Tip On Managing Customer Expectations

Make it Simple Keep your message clear and straightforward. Make it easy for potential customers to understand the value they will receive from doing business with you. Ever notice when you tell someone you’re a screen printer, you’re instantly their new screen printer? They will hit you with a bunch of “funny” shirt ideas for […]

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Printers On Press: Pirate Ninja Print Shop

| August 10th, 2016 | 1 Comment

Printers On Press: Pirate Ninja Print Shop

We’re “changing Rockford, one t-shirt at at time,” said Jarrod Hennis, owner of Rockford Art Deli and Pirate Ninja Print Shop, during our most recent episode of Printers on Press. This unique shop sits in the heart of Rockford, IL, and features both a custom production printing shop and boutique store. Just one of the […]

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6 Basic Rules To Get More Screen Printing Customers

| August 9th, 2016 | 2 Comments

6 Basic Rules To Get More Screen Printing Customers

1. Focus on Exceptional Customer Service This may be the most important rule of business. We’ve all had crappy experiences with vendors. There is nothing worse than feeling like you’re putting somebody out by giving them your hard earned money. Think of the way you like to be treated, when you buy something. Show your […]

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A Little Maintenance Goes A Long Way With DTG Printing

| August 4th, 2016 | 6 Comments

A Little Maintenance Goes A Long Way With DTG Printing

Direct to Garment (DTG) printers use inkjet printheads to “print” onto the garment. The ink itself is made up of water, pigment and other proprietary materials. The printheads force little chunks of pigment out of a tiny nozzle and can cause some issues that we need to be prepared for. White ink is the biggest […]

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Featured Screen Printing Shop: Muckles’ Ink

| August 2nd, 2016 | 1 Comment

Featured Screen Printing Shop: Muckles’ Ink

Can you tell me a little bit about your screen printing shop? “Muckles’ Ink is small to mid-size print shop based in Binghamton, NY. We focus mainly on local commercial orders, contract printing, University work, and live on-location printing. We have a six over four, a four over one, and a travel four over one. […]

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Triblends 101: Everything You Need To Know

| July 27th, 2016 | 2 Comments

Triblends 101: Everything You Need To Know

[Guest Post from Bella+Canvas. Check out their blog for more great garment-focused articles!] Triblends are one of the highest quality fabrics you can find in the world of t-shirt printing. At BELLA+CANVAS, we’re kind of an expert on the subject matter since we have the softest and most extensive triblend collection around. If you’re wondering […]

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