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Is Your Old Screen Printing Equipment Costing You Money?

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Is Your Old Screen Printing Equipment Costing You Money?

Find out how much money you are wasting by making due with old equipment.  Is Your Old Screen Printing Equiment Costing You Money?Congratulations! The 10-year-old screen printing machine that you opened your decorating business with is still running. But wait, are you doing your business and customers a disservice by keeping old equipment around?The old machine you’ve already paid off might actually be costing your business a lot more money than you think. Here are four questions to ask yourself to see whether investing in a new machine is a smart business move.1. Want to increase your productivity? Newer decorating equipment...

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The Value of a Heat Press For T-Shirt Printing

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The Value of a Heat Press For T-Shirt Printing

If you are planning to start any type of t-shirt printing shop, then we suggest looking into buying a heat press. All the Things You Can Do With A Heat Press:Best Uses for Screen Printing, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Screen Printed Transfers, Direct to Garment (DTG) & SublimationA heat press machine is a diverse tool for anyone that sells t shirts, garments, or any type of decorated promotional items. Heat press machines allows you a wider variety of options to print on. No matter whether you screen print heat transfers, do vinyl transfers, sublimation, or DTG, your heat press is one...

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Cure DTG Ink: Conveyor Dryer vs Heat Press

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Cure DTG Ink: Conveyor Dryer vs Heat Press

Pros and cons of curing DTG ink and pretreat solution with either a conveyor dryer, or a heat press machine. Choosing the Right Method for Drying Your Direct to Garment (DTG) Prints:Curing with Conveyor Dryers vs Drying with Heat PressesProperly drying direct-to-garment ink provides a high quality finished garment that keeps your customer happy and placing repeat orders. That is why it is essential that you establish a method to cure ink on your garments. There are two ways to dry DTG ink on garments. The first is to use a conveyor dryer, and the other is with a heat...

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What to Know About Specialty Platen Options

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What to Know About Specialty Platen Options

Custom screen printing can be easily acheieved by choosing the correct screen printing platen for the job. What to Know About Specialty Platen OptionsScreen printing is one of the most versatile methods of decorating. Whether it is t-shirts, koozies, hats, or jackets, screen printers have an amazing ability to customize a variety of items for their customers. Being able to print all of these items does require some specialized platens (also called pallets). These specialty platens are easy to install and interchange on your manual or automatic screen printing machine. Here is a breakdown of the most popular specialty platens...

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An Introduction to Hybrid Garment Printing

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An Introduction to Hybrid Garment Printing

The screen printing industry is undergoing a transition for how to print garments, its called Hybrid Printing. What is Hybrid Printing and the Digital Squeegee:An Introduction to & Why You Should Add Digital Hybrid Printing to Your ShopThe screen printing industry is undergoing a transition for how to print t-shirts, hoodies and other garments. The rise of customer preferences for customization and personalization created demand and market for smaller printing runs. Direct to Garment (DTG) successfully fills this lucrative market for one off-prints and limited production. While some of these DTG printers are stand alone shops, screen printers have successfully...

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