Direct-To-Garment (DTG) printing is an integral part of many printing shops. It has become extremely popular and invaluable to the garment decoration industry due to its practicality, speed, and efficiency. DTG is so versatile.
Lawson Screen & Digital Products is excited to announce that in collaboration with Monarch Color Corp., PolySport Polyester Plastisol Ink has been created. Polysport is a t-shirt ink that can be printed on athletic garments such as jerseys and uniforms.
Learn how to store ink, save ink, and minimize "bleeding".Lawson Screen & Digital Products co-owner, David Landesman, answers some general knowledge questions about screen printing plastisol ink in this article.
Most screen printers are always looking for new business opportunities. While there are multiple ways to bring in new screen printing business from direct sales or contract work, you should also look into expanding your client base.
Have you ever wanted to, or received a screen print a tote bag job and realized at the end that all of your images were upside down? Probably not, but I bet you may have ruined a bag or two when you were setting up to print.
The majority of orders a screen print shop gets is for black or dark t-shirts. Often, the customers want a bold white or vibrant colors to really pop off the dark colored garment. As a printer, an easy way to get vibrancy is to flash cure a white underbase.
When doing direct-to-garment (DTG) printing on dark garments an essential step is pre-treating. A “dark garment” basically means any shirt that is not white. This roughly equates to anytime you have to use white ink.
Imagine you receive a rush order from one of your regular clients. A school needs shirts for an upcoming playoff football game. They are a regular customer and your screen printing shop business is running a bit slow, so you take the job. You put in a few long days, print the entire large order, box them up, and have them out to your customer before the deadline.
For most of us across the country the cold winter months are here. The days are shorter and the temperatures outside keep dropping. As the season changes from spring-to-fall and fall-to-spring, customers are ordering different garments.
One of the worst moments as a screen printer is the moment after a customer opens a box to find red shirts instead of orange ones, a glaring spelling error in their design, or adult sizes instead of the youth they ordered.