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Five Important Steps in Prepping a Screen

Prepping a screen for screen printing involves a few different variables. You must make special considerations for factors like mesh count, diameter and more if you want your printing efforts to yield acceptable results.

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  • Printing on Cotton/Spandex Blends

    With the expanded gamut of garment configurations entering the market today, screen printers must constantly remain aware of printing techniques and procedures required to print on these specialty fabrics. 

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  • Multimedia Decoration of Color-Blocked Hoodies

    This Impressions Tech Tips newsletter will explore the use of a color-blocked JERZEES® NuBlend® fleece hoodie and an appropriate design solution that brings out the best in this garment.

     

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  • Minimizing Sublimation Dye Migration

    In this technical bulletin and video, we‘ll be using the JERZEES NuBlend 50/50 cotton/polyester fleece to demonstrate an effective method of optimizing printing on blended fleece.
     

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Process / Production

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  • Demystifying White Ink

    Screen printers have searched high and low for the perfect white ink. The truth is, good traditional screen printers can choose among a variety of white inks from each of the manufacturers, and each will work great if used for the appropriate purpose and under the right conditions.

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  • A Womenswear Decoration Primer

    New fabrics, weaves, treatments and different constructions all have become the norm in ladies apparel. There are art, screen and printing considerations with these fabrics that are important if you want to create a quality finished product that will maintain durability and have good visual appeal.

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  • Screen Exposure In a New Light, Part 1 of 2

    If you haven’t heard anything yet about light-emitting diode (LED) exposure technology, don’t feel too badly. While it has been a topic of discussion among tech-savvy screen printers for more than a year, it’s just now beginning to attract interest among apparel decorators in general.
     

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Graphics + Design

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  • Enhancing the Focal Point

     Follow these tips to manipulate the main element in a design to better showcase it.

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  • In the Details

    This year marked the 35th annual Impressions Awards, and it represents our showcase of the industry’s  best designs from decorators of all sizes and experience levels. 

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  • Solving the Customer Artwork Dilemma

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every piece of artwork a screen printing shop received was ready to be printed? Unfortunately, as any experienced shop owner knows, this rarely happens.

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