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Screen-Making Techniques

I wholeheartedly believe that if our industry held one philosophy above all others, scrape rates (misprints) would drastically decrease and profits would subsequently increase.

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Halftone Printing on Textiles

Screen printing halftones on textiles is not as daunting of a process as some people make it out to be. However, there are steps that must be followed to ensure success.

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Printing on Nylon Spandex Performancewear

As a departure from the typical step-by-step review of decorating one particular garment, let’s review the challenges and processes for printing on two new garments from American Apparel.

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Screen Printing on Fleece

Follow these expert guidelines for producing brilliant fleece prints while avoiding the pitfalls of this lint-producing fabric. 

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Printing on Suede Fabric

In this installment of the Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter, we will review the optimum printing techniques for embellishing the new suede fabric from Next Level Apparel 

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Screen Printing on 100% Polyester Mesh

In this Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter, we will look at the American Apparel unisex polyester mesh athletic tank (style H458) and T-shirt, and the different means of embellishing these garments. 

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Riley Hopkins: Racing Toward a Dream

“Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don't have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.”

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How to Assess Correct Color Order

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is geared mainly toward color order for spot-color jobs, which allow the operator to swap color order on press as needed.

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Printing on Baby Rib Knits

Follow the advice in this Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter, sponsored by American Apparel, and rib knits will be coming off your presses in no time.


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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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