Stop! Don’t put this article down just because you a few years of experience. I teach beginners who can print better with ten minutes of instruction than many printers with years of experience. This article is written with the beginner in mind but take a few minutes – read this short article – and maybe Read More
During the busy months it is important to get as much production as possible off of a manual printing press. This article details some simple steps and changes you can make to squeeze out a few more shirts and dollars per hour. Some suggestions are more long term and managerial and will take time for Read More
The fastest way to get more business is to look at your existing customer base and see if you can’t sell them more. There are a variety of ways of doing this. Two of the fastest are to create bundles and programs. Beyond these easy to implement ways are to reactivate old or lost accounts.
As more and more people use Twitter in their business and more and more people are confused by it…..I thought I would post an excellent link to Twitter 101 (about using Twitter in business) – direct from the Twitter.com website. As many readers can tell, I am trying to “tweet” every day. I am also Read More
I’ve been trying for some time to get around to writing on my blog. I’d like to say my excuse for not getting around to it is because I’m nursing a hurt baby toe which I got by running over it with a shopping cart (twice!)…that’s two
Direct Coating Screens – Step by Step. Direct coating of screens, the simple act of filling a scoop coater with emulsion and coating each side of the mesh, will often be the most nerve racking step in the screen printing process. In fact, some new printers are advised that this function is so messy and Read More
If you are going to print T-shirts then you cannot live without a curing unit. Whether it be your oven at home or a large gas dryer – somewhere in your shop there is a “heater.” This article will detail some of the things to look for when purchasing curing equipment. If you already have Read More
During screen printing classes, I regularly get the question, “What do I really need to get started in this business?” Here’s my list to use as a guideline.
This article should be titled “If you can’t make a sale you only have a hobbie.” Create a Plan and Set Goals TODAY! True! If you can’t make a sale then you are just having a lot of fun with your hobby. I hear time and time again that “things are slow” or “there are Read More
Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know the economy has been down for months, jobs are being lost, credit is tight to non-existent, and everyone seems to be holding fast to what money they have. Bad time to start a new business? Not necessarily. When times are tough, we in the educational end of Read More
Hey, the good news is that this article is really for those who are thinking of joining the revered group called “newbies” so “experts” don’t have to grab their reading glasses for this one! If you are considering starting a small screen printing business then this blog’s goal is to either spur you into action Read More