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Gen Z Gymnast Shifts Focus to Thriving Screen-Print Business

Gen Z Gymnast Shifts Focus to Thriving Screen-Print Business

Carleigh Stillwagon trained as an elite gymnast for 14 years, but a long-term injury forced her retirement. Then COVID hit. "I was going crazy being at home with nothing to do," she recalls. "I knew I wanted to start my own business, but I wasn't sure how to go about it. My mom had an embroidery business when I was younger, so I had...

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Curing of Direct-to-Film Adhesives

Curing of Direct-to-Film Adhesives
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Dirt Track Racer Screen Prints Live at Events
Scott Govertsen became interested in screen printing when he was a dirt track racer. While...

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Screen-Printed Garments Complement High-End Denim Collections
Donwan Harrell knows denim. His unconventional styling has achieved celebrity status among...

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DTG Printers and Dryer Supplement Sports Apparel Business

DTG Printers and Dryer Supplement Sports Apparel Business
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UK-Based Printer Finds Zen in Manual Screen Printing Process

UK-Based Printer Finds Zen in Manual Screen Printing Process
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Big Airbrush Cures 3000+ Shirts/Day with Compact Infrared Dryers

Big Airbrush Cures 3000+ Shirts/Day with Compact Infrared Dryers
Veteran airbrush artist Mark Rush founded Big Airbrush Inc. in 1985. The business has since...

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COVID-19 Unmasks Business Opportunities for Screen Printers

COVID-19 Unmasks Business Opportunities for Screen Printers
With the onset of the pandemic, screen printers across the country saw the door to their livelihood...

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Screen Printer Expands from Bedroom to Busy Storefront

Screen Printer Expands from Bedroom to Busy Storefront
Originally known as the "shirt guy," Matt Brandt is a self-taught screen printer and creative...

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Curing Upgrades Boost Output, Quality for Growing Screen Printer

Curing Upgrades Boost Output, Quality for Growing Screen Printer
Robert Merrill's screen-printing business, Cornerstone Printing Co., was born of his interest...

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Screen Printing Addition Dominates Custom Apparel Business

Screen Printing Addition Dominates Custom Apparel Business
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How to Maximize Space in a Small Shop

How to Maximize Space in a Small Shop
"Go vertical" by stacking equipment where possible. Put a tabletop manual screen printing press...

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Third-Generation Stamp Maker Adds Screen Printing of Garments, Signage

Third-Generation Stamp Maker Adds Screen Printing of Garments, Signage
Rubber stamps have been the mainstay of Advance Stamp & Sign Co. since Bernie Sitron opened...

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Five Reasons Automatic Screen Printing Shops Need a Manual Press

Five Reasons Automatic Screen Printing Shops Need a Manual Press
An automatic screen printing press may out-produce a manual press many times over, but it does...

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T-Shirt Screen Printing Puts Pink<br /> in the Black

T-Shirt Screen Printing Puts Pink
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Dylan Houser and Woody Kumetat of Pink's Inks love the color pink. "We have a pink logo, pink...

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Vehicle Wrapping Business Adds Textile Screen Printing

Vehicle Wrapping Business Adds Textile Screen Printing
Scribbles & Drips specializes in vehicle wrapping, lettering and large format signage-and...

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Pros and Cons of Heat Presses, Flash Cure Units and Conveyor Dryers for Direct-to-Garment Printing

Pros and Cons of Heat Presses, Flash Cure Units and Conveyor Dryers for Direct-to-Garment Printing
Most Direct-To-Garment printing requires fabrics to be sprayed with a pretreatment that prevents...

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Print Shop Pairs DTG Inkjet with DTG Dryer to Boost Quality, Capacity

Print Shop Pairs DTG Inkjet with DTG Dryer to Boost Quality, Capacity
C&C Quality Printing, Inc. has grown from a small offset printer to an advanced, full-service...

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Army Vet Launches Screen Printing Business

Army Vet Launches Screen Printing Business
Jason Juranis is no stranger to hard work. His stepfather, a former marine who served in Vietnam,...

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Improve Profitability with Proper Screen Care and Cleaning

Improve Profitability with Proper Screen Care and Cleaning
Screens are the lifeblood of a screen printing operation, so your profitability can depend...

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Sign Printer Turned Apparel Printer Handles High Growth with Equipment Upgrades

Sign Printer Turned Apparel Printer Handles High Growth with Equipment Upgrades
Doyle Rogers is not only good at making signs; he's good at reading them...

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Screen Printer Slashes Prepress and Garment Drying Times

Screen Printer Slashes Prepress and Garment Drying Times
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Manual Printing Press Transforms Hobby into High-Wattage Business

Manual Printing Press Transforms Hobby into High-Wattage Business
It seems fitting that Hi Voltage Productions, Mike Ritchey's aptly named printing business,...

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Screen Printing Press Replicates Out-of-Register Look

Screen Printing Press Replicates Out-of-Register Look
When Robert Bailey started his own clothing line, he had no idea that his lack of screen-printing...

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Four-Color Offset Printer Adds Textile Screen Printing

Four-Color Offset Printer Adds Textile Screen Printing
A four-color offset printer since 1992, Copper Island Printing broke into screen printing of...

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Large Delaware Screen Printer Fuels Rapid Growth with Productivity

Large Delaware Screen Printer Fuels Rapid Growth with Productivity
Established in December, 2008 with one 4-color manual screen printing press, MiddletownInk...

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T-Shirts to Medical Trays, How to Match a Conveyor Dryer to Your Screen Printing Application

T-Shirts to Medical Trays, How to Match a Conveyor Dryer to Your Screen Printing Application
One of the most critical steps in the screen printing process is drying, or curing, of ink...

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Screen Printing Addition Predominates Custom Embroidery Shop

Screen Printing Addition Predominates Custom Embroidery Shop
When Bobby Smith opened Elite Embroidery in 2002, he specialized in limited quantities of custom...

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Medicraft Screen Printed Surgical Trays Withstand Repeated Autoclaving

Medicraft Screen Printed Surgical Trays Withstand Repeated Autoclaving
Few quality standards are more stringent than those for a hospital operating suite. Identifying...

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Screen Printed Metal Parts Cure Fast in Same Drying Cabinet as Screens

Screen Printed Metal Parts Cure Fast in Same Drying Cabinet as Screens
ScreenTech, Inc. has built a thriving business by screen-printing on an endless variety of...

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Hugely Successful Screen Printer Relies on Innovation, Vastex Equipment

Hugely Successful Screen Printer Relies on Innovation, Vastex Equipment
Jed Taylor once surfed websites and drove hundreds of miles to find a great deal...

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Tricks for the Screen Printer

Tricks for the Screen Printer
This article contains three specific production actions and one set of helpful tips...

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Proper Screen Drying and Prevention of Contamination

Proper Screen Drying and Prevention of Contamination
Screens are the most critical part of the screen printing process. Proper drying and prevention...

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Emulsion Information<br /> for the Screen Printer

Emulsion Information
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Screen printers have available six types of photoreactive stencil materials...

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Screen Frame Information<br /> for the Screen Printer

Screen Frame Information
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There are basically only two types of frames, Static and Retensionable...

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Mesh Information<br /> for the Screen Printer

Mesh Information
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There are many types of mesh fabrics available and they can be made from...

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