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How to Profile Dryer Temperature Output

The dryer preforms a very important job in a screen-printing shop. If it’s not working properly it can result in the ink that cracks, or falls off after a garment is washed. 

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Printing on the Ultra Wash Tee

In this installment of the Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter, sponsored by American Apparel, we will showcase the ladies’ Ultra Wash tee (style RSA6320).

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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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