How To Articles

Advice on best practices, using your equipment and running a screen printing business.

Art

Here's how to convert an image so it avoids the pesky moire pattern problem
Before spending a dime on equipment and supplies, make sure you have a solid plan for the physical layout of your new screen printing creative team.
In this first of a five-part series, Gary Rudisill shows how to use Adobe Photoshop to do spot color separations.
In this second of a five-part series, Gary Rudisill shows how to use Adobe Photoshop to do spot color separations.
In this third of a five-part series, Gary Rudisill shows how to use Adobe Photoshop to do spot color separations.
In this fourth of a five-part series, Gary Rudisill shows how to use Adobe Photoshop to do spot color separations.
In this last of a five-part series, Gary Rudisill shows how to use Adobe Photoshop to do spot color separations.
Understanding the differences between spot color and process color is critical to your success as a screen-printer.
Understanding the differences between spot color and process color is critical to your success as a screen-printer.

Business

Putting together a business plan to start a screen printing business doesn't have to be any more complicated than asking the right questions and writing down the answers
A look back at Performance Screen Supply's early days and their innovative approach to screen-print distribution
Hand in hand with creating a business plan is having to make some educated guesses on the income and production of your business. Here’s some tips on how.
One of the best ways to build your screen printing business is presenting prospective clients with samples. Consider these dos and don’ts
Get ready for the potential of big bucks — along with a slew of administrative and production headaches.
Keep these common problems in mind as you build your screen printing business
Maintain a steady eye on your shop’s production rates to make sure you’re pricing correctly, eliminating bottlenecks, and minimizing downtime

Equipment

Screen size, image size, and resolution are just some of the factors you need to know before choosing the best screen exposure unit for your needs.
Knowing your goals is key to a smart selection.
Production capacity and space are just two of the factors you need to take into consideration when choosing the best dryer for your needs.
A primer on what you need to know to get the right dryer and use it correctly.
Here are the key considerations to think about when choosing a manual press.
Avoid installation delays and additional costs by being completely prepared when your new automatic press arrives at your door
Here are the key considerations to evaluate when choosing a flash cure unit for your shop.

Heat Transfers

Give your clients’ orders a fashion edge with big designs and trendy placements.

How To Articles

Understanding the differences between spot color and process color is critical to your success as a screen-printer.
Understanding the differences between spot color and process color is critical to your success as a screen-printer.

Screen Printing

Many screen printers shun cap printing because it is perceived as difficult. With the proper equipment and techniques, cap printing is as easy as printing a T-shirt.

Tips and Tricks

Follow these 10 Critical Success Factors to improve your manual shop’s efficiency.