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What is the Difference Between Exposure Units with a Vacuum and Those Without

What is the Difference Between Exposure Units with a Vacuum and Those Without

Exposure Unit Basics: Understanding What an Exposure Unit Does Exposing, or “burning,” a screen is one of the f...

Understand Screen Printing and Direct-to-Garment (DTG) Dryer Energy Costs:  Comparing Gas vs. Electric Dryers

Understand Screen Printing and Direct-to-Garment (DTG) Dryer Energy Costs: Comparing Gas vs. Electric Dryers

How to Calculate the Cost of Electric & Gas Conveyor Dryers When looking at conveyor dryers for screen print...

Three Essential Tips for a Successful Screen Print

Three Essential Tips for a Successful Screen Print

Knowing how to put ink onto a shirt is not the same as producing a successful screen print that balances brillia...

How to Set Up the Best Screen Printing Darkroom: Key Factors in a Screen Print Screen Room

How to Set Up the Best Screen Printing Darkroom: Key Factors in a Screen Print Screen Room

Set up the best darkroom for screen printing by following this simple how to guide. How to Set Up the Best Scre...

Troubleshooting Beginner Screen Printing Mistakes

Troubleshooting Beginner Screen Printing Mistakes

After reading this guide you should be able to troubleshoot some of the most common screen printing problems. ...

Six Benefits Why Every Screen Printing Shop Should Use a Computer-to-Screen (CTS) Machine

Six Benefits Why Every Screen Printing Shop Should Use a Computer-to-Screen (CTS) Machine

  Computer-to-Screen (CTS) technology allows screen printers to produce the best screen for printing. Upgrading ...

How to Increase Revenue Without New Customers

How to Increase Revenue Without New Customers

Tips to help you generate more revenue without having to use paid advertsing or look for new customers. How Sc...

How to Get More Customers for Your Printing Business

How to Get More Customers for Your Printing Business

A 4 tip guide on How to Get More Customers for Your Screen Printing & DTG Printing Business. Attracting mor...

A Closer Look at Your Screen Printing Business Finances

A Closer Look at Your Screen Printing Business Finances

The most successful t-shirt printing shops have a strong business plan. Whether you are starting a new screen...

Understanding How Plastisol Ink Works

Understanding How Plastisol Ink Works

A non-science guide to understanding how plastisol screen printing ink works. A Non-Science Technical Guide H...

Finding the Best White Screen Printing Ink

Finding the Best White Screen Printing Ink

White screen printing ink is a valuable asset to your shop. Find the best one that works for you. The Keys to F...

Top 10 Questions When Shopping for a Conveyor Dryer

Top 10 Questions When Shopping for a Conveyor Dryer

A conveyor dryer is one of the most important things for your shop no matter whether you are a screen printer o...

Screen Printing FAQs

Screen Printing FAQs

If you find yourself stuck or having trouble, read through this article to help troubleshoot. Frequently Asked ...

An Explanation of Plastisol Ink for Better Screen Prints

An Explanation of Plastisol Ink for Better Screen Prints

A Chemical Explanation of Plastisol Screen Printing Ink: Understanding Plastisol Ink Prep, Flashing and Curing...

Running Electricity to New Screen Printing Machines

Running Electricity to New Screen Printing Machines

A Guide to Running Electrical Power for New Screen Printing Machines and Conveyor Tunnel Dryers After you’ve ma...

How to Manage  Your Business During Downtime

How to Manage Your Business During Downtime

Seven suggestions for how to manage your time when business is slow. Seven Things Screen Printers Can Do With Y...

Lawson Academy: Classroom Series

Lawson Academy: Classroom Series

Count on Lawson to teach you what you need to know about garment printing. Lawson Academy If you are looking t...

How to Choose the Right Heat Press

How to Choose the Right Heat Press

Review this guide on features, pricing, and suitability to find which heat press suits your needs. A Comparison...

How to Store Liquid Screen Printing Emulsion & Capillary Film

How to Store Liquid Screen Printing Emulsion & Capillary Film

Temperature, time and environment all play a role in how to properly store screen printing emulsion.   The Best...

7 Common Causes of Thread Breaks in Embroidery

7 Common Causes of Thread Breaks in Embroidery

7 Common Causes of Thread Breaks Anyone that sells embroidery services wants to minimize thread breaks. Thread...

Recycling Your Screen Printing Film Positives

Recycling Your Screen Printing Film Positives

Believe it or not, there are steps you can take to make your shop more Eco-Friendly.   How to Make Your Screen ...

3 Options for How to Clean & Reclaim Screen Printing Frames

3 Options for How to Clean & Reclaim Screen Printing Frames

3 Options for Easily Cleaning & Reclaiming Screen Printing Frames: A Guide to the Best Frame Cleaning Cle...

Screen Printing with Low Cure Plastisol Ink

Screen Printing with Low Cure Plastisol Ink

Screen printing with low cure inks can be hard, but in the end be worth it to your shop and your printing needs....

Screen Printing Wet on Wet with Plastisol Inks

Screen Printing Wet on Wet with Plastisol Inks

There are a lot of advantages of wet on wet and not using a spot dryer between each color.   Screen Printing W...

Choosing the Right Flash Cure Unit for Your Shop

Choosing the Right Flash Cure Unit for Your Shop

Let us help guide you to a flash dryer that will work best for you and your shop.   Choosing the Right Spot or ...

Successful Business Models for Hybrid Screen Printing

Successful Business Models for Hybrid Screen Printing

Read about how hybrid printing creates new business opportunities for screen printers.   Successful Business Mo...

Caring for Your Screen Printing Squeegee

Caring for Your Screen Printing Squeegee

A squeegee care routine will keep you printing smoother and better, and save costs on replacing them.   Proper ...

Artwork Tips for Creating Screen Printing Designs

Artwork Tips for Creating Screen Printing Designs

Get artwork done fast and with less complications with these t-shirt design tips. When entering the artwork cre...

Which Screen Printing Emulsion Should I Use?

Which Screen Printing Emulsion Should I Use?

Not sure which screen printing emulsion is best for you? Don’t worry, we will help you select the right one. H...

Five Tips for Stocking the Best Embroidery Thread Color

Five Tips for Stocking the Best Embroidery Thread Color

Keeping a good amount of assorted sewing threads and colors are key elements for customer satisfaction. Having ...

Optimizing Automation Printing With Add-Ons

Optimizing Automation Printing With Add-Ons

This article covers some add-ons and supplies screen printers need in order to optimize their automation.   Wh...

Installing a New Conveyor Dryer Belt

Installing a New Conveyor Dryer Belt

There are multiple ways to install a new conveyor dryer belt. Here is a video tutorial of one way. Best Practi...

Maintenance for a Screen Printing Dryer

Maintenance for a Screen Printing Dryer

Proper maintenance is key to extending the life of your screen printing equipment.  While a dryer may be low...

Measuring for a Dryer Belt Replacement

Measuring for a Dryer Belt Replacement

It is not a matter of if, but when you will need to replace your conveyor dryer's belt.  How To Measure For ...

Best Practices for Starting Up a Garage or Basement Screen Printing Shop

Best Practices for Starting Up a Garage or Basement Screen Printing Shop

When starting a screen printing business many people print out of their garage or basement. This is a great way ...

Is Your Old Screen Printing Equipment Costing You Money?

Is Your Old Screen Printing Equipment Costing You Money?

Congratulations! The 10-year-old screen printing machine that you opened your decorating business with is still ...

The Value of a Heat Press For T-Shirt Printing

The Value of a Heat Press For T-Shirt Printing

All the Things You Can Do With A Heat Press: Best Uses for Screen Printing, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Screen Printed...

Cure DTG Ink: Conveyor Dryer vs Heat Press

Cure DTG Ink: Conveyor Dryer vs Heat Press

Choosing the Right Method for Drying Your Direct to Garment (DTG) Prints: Curing with Conveyor Dryers vs Dryin...

What to Know About Specialty Platen Options

What to Know About Specialty Platen Options

Screen printing is one of the most versatile methods of decorating. Whether it is t-shirts, koozies, hats, or ...

An Introduction to Hybrid Garment Printing

An Introduction to Hybrid Garment Printing

What is Hybrid Printing and the Digital Squeegee: An Introduction to & Why You Should Add Digital Hybrid P...

Polyester Pretreat Guide & Instructions

Polyester Pretreat Guide & Instructions

Print quality and durability are affected by many factors. Heat curing parameters also affect the overall look. ...

Emulsion Problems: Freezing Emulsion

Emulsion Problems: Freezing Emulsion

How to Handle Screen Printing Emulsion Problems: Freezing & Freeze-Thaw Emulsion Screen printers are const...

Paper Screen Print Numbering Stencils

Paper Screen Print Numbering Stencils

Screen printing team uniforms and jerseys is a great market for silk screen shops. How to Easily Screen Prin...

Tips for Sewing with Metallic Thread

Tips for Sewing with Metallic Thread

Metallic Threads are a great way to add some pop and shimmer to an embroidery job. 8 Easy Tips for Sewing wi...

New Screen Printing Equipment Starter Kits

New Screen Printing Equipment Starter Kits

Lawson Screen & Digital Products champions over the screen printing industry by Making It Simple. Lawson...

Virginia Printwear's Review of The Ajax-R

Virginia Printwear's Review of The Ajax-R

There never seems to be enough hours in the day to finish all the work at most screen printing shops.  Virgi...

New Plastisol Ink - Dynamic Ink Series

New Plastisol Ink - Dynamic Ink Series

A completely new line of Ready-for-Use plastisol ink designed for production printing - Dynamic Ink. Dynam...

The Lawson Blazer Conveyor Dryer

The Lawson Blazer Conveyor Dryer

Introducing the new Lawson Blazer conveyor dryer. Read about its features. We know you want to have the best...

Lawson M2-Encore Conveyor Dryer

Lawson M2-Encore Conveyor Dryer

Not all screen printing dryers are made for every shop. See if the M2-Encore is right for you. Introducing A...

Robison-Anton Threads & Embroidery Supplies

Robison-Anton Threads & Embroidery Supplies

We have partnered with Robison-Anton to distribute embroidery supplies. Lawson Screen & Digital Products...

A Better Start: Screen Printing Test Tubes

A Better Start: Screen Printing Test Tubes

Find out why screen print test tubes are a better solution to test printing.Make the switch today. Do you tes...

New Screen Printing Equipment Packages

New Screen Printing Equipment Packages

Announcing new screen printing equipment start-up packages, accommodating more business sizes. The Launching O...

Image Lock Is Eco Passport Certified

Image Lock Is Eco Passport Certified

Lawson's Image Lock Pre-Treat Solution Gains Eco Passport Certification by Oeko-Tex Image Lock is the only com...

Is a Computer-To-Screen Worth the Price?

Is a Computer-To-Screen Worth the Price?

The first economical screen imaging device featuring simple maintenance and interchangeable print heads. THE...

Trade In & Trade Up: Upgrade Your Old Screen Printing Equipment

Trade In & Trade Up: Upgrade Your Old Screen Printing Equipment

Screen Printing Equipment Trade-In Trade-Up Program One of the best ways to beat your competition, and get a p...

Authorized Dealer for Livingston Platens

Authorized Dealer for Livingston Platens

These Livingston TucLoc platens allow the operator to print without placing the "hoop" around the garment. La...

Dye-Sublimation Epson SureColor Printers

Dye-Sublimation Epson SureColor Printers

We are now an authorized dealer for the Epson F-Series dye sublimation printers.  SureColor F6200 ...

Epson SureColor P800 Printer Floor Stand

Epson SureColor P800 Printer Floor Stand

An ergonomic design, and included casters; the Epson P800 Floor Stand helps solve issues of space. Introduci...

Introducing SBQ-1077 Red Screen Printing Emulsion

Introducing SBQ-1077 Red Screen Printing Emulsion

Newly designed, SBQ-1077 Red Emulsion is a special photo-polymer emulsion. Read more about its features. Laws...

Epson T Series & P800 Screen Print Edition

Epson T Series & P800 Screen Print Edition

Lawson offers Free Shipping on both the Epson T-3270 and P-800 printers, along with comprehensive Training. ...

Multi-Tech's Plastisol Ink Color Charts

Multi-Tech's Plastisol Ink Color Charts

Here is an image of Glen printing a 64-color job on a Lawson Trooper automatic screen printing press.  The p...

Glow in the Dark Plastisol Ink

Glow in the Dark Plastisol Ink

Halloween is right around the corner...a perfect time to capitalize on glow-in-the-dark apparel and accessories...

Roland Eco-Sol Max Printer Ink Cartridges

Roland Eco-Sol Max Printer Ink Cartridges

Roland Eco Sol Max Ink is formulated to adhere to a broad range of media. A Match Made Perfectly: Roland Eco...

Sublimation Printing and Heat Transfer

Sublimation Printing and Heat Transfer

Sublimation printing is a remarkable process that allows printers to print custom on a variety of substrates.  ...

Plastisol Ink & Spot Remover - The IR-303

Plastisol Ink & Spot Remover - The IR-303

Lawson's IR-303 Plastisol Ink Remover, when used in a spot cleaning gun, can clean mistakes up quickly. The ...

New Line of Screen Printing Chemicals

New Line of Screen Printing Chemicals

Screen printing can be a messy job, and cleanup can be a pain. Fortunately, Lawson has a full line of chemicals...

Ulano Orange Textile Printing Emulsion

Ulano Orange Textile Printing Emulsion

This photopolymer direct emulsion was created for imprinted sportswear printing. Ulano Orange Emulsion is Sold ...

Graphic Screen Printing Presses for Textiles and More

Graphic Screen Printing Presses for Textiles and More

Use screen printing for graphic applications and other textiles outside of the t-shirt printing business.  L...

Diamond-Jet Express-Jet Digital Ink Jet Printer

Diamond-Jet Express-Jet Digital Ink Jet Printer

Direct to Garment Printer Express Jet Digital Ink Jet Printers Diamond Jet DTG -- not just a state-of-the-art...

Pretreat Solution for Epson DTG Printers

Pretreat Solution for Epson DTG Printers

We are happy to announce our new Pretreat Solution for Epson-based DTG printers.  New DTG Pretreatment Solut...

Stretching it out: The Wonderful Panel (Eco) Frame

Stretching it out: The Wonderful Panel (Eco) Frame

I knew it was good, but man, people truly love it! Next time we talk, I'll be sure to mention it. Panel Fram...

Do The Dip!  Lawson's Dip Tanks

Do The Dip! Lawson's Dip Tanks

The dip tank can help users realize deficiencies that are otherwise difficult to attain. Dip Tanks are use...

The Lawson HD-MAX Manual Press

The Lawson HD-MAX Manual Press

The HD Max manual screen printing press comes in one- to eight-colors and one- to eight-station models. The rev...

Eco-Friendly Screen Printing Chemicals

Eco-Friendly Screen Printing Chemicals

Lawson Screen & Digital Products' new Eco Friendly Screen Printing Chemicals line includes stencil removers...