Where are the customers?

This article was first written in 2009 but it is still relevant today. ...

Simulated Process Color Separations for Screen Printing – Part Two

  Part Two - Simulated Process Color Separations for Screen Printing. Click here to read Part One.                 Creating Underbase White If you are going on...

Checkout the Facebook Industry Related Groups

Facebook has open and closed groups and there are a LOT of them for garment decorating. In case you did not know about them...

Speeding up Manual Production by Scott Fresener

During the busy months it is important to get as much production as possible off of a manual printing press. This article details some...

Some thoughts about working from home

So as I sit here in my office which is less than 20 paces from my bedroom, I think about the ups and downs...

The Confusion over RIP Software by Terry Combs

If you’re a screen printer, and you make your own film positives, chances are you own RIP software.

The Real History of Inkjet Printing on T-Shirts

This short article is one that was first posted on the U.S. Screen website a long time ago to show that none...

Woodstock…I was there … or was I?

This is a "reprint" of a fun little article I wrote on the 40th anniversary of Woodstock in August of 2009. I thought I...

Preparing Artwork for DTG Printing by Scott Fresener

This is a topic that a book could be written about because a lot of things that need to be or could be done...

Combining Corel Images with Photoshop

Scott Fresener gives a short tutorial on the best way to use Corel images in Photoshop.

It’s Not Always the Ink’s Fault

By Jeff Proctor. When I worked for an ink company, we spent most of every day talking "ink." And you wouldn't believe some of...

Maximum Production

MAXIMUM PRODUCTION20102015 Probably 15 years ago, one of my sons was working on that report all our kids have to write at some point in...

Coating Screens by Terry Combs

Direct Coating Screens - Step by Step. Direct coating of screens, the simple act of filling a scoop coater with emulsion and coating each side...

Videos on Creative Cloud, High-End Printing & T-RIP Film Output

We have a number of new videos on a variety of topics. Are you confused by Adobe's Creative Cloud? Scott Fresener walks...

The Work Order Flow Through Typical Production

I talked last week with printers in Florida, discussing how a physical work order progresses through a production shop. Here's how it works for...

Halftone Dots Made Easy

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about halftone dots for screen printing and how to create them, expose them and print them in this article by Scott Fresener.

Jacket Printing in 12 Steps by Scott Fresener

This is a short article about printing on jackets. You know, those tricky little  guys that can't even be used to...

A Day In The Life Of Screen Making

This article is like a broken record and the reason I write about basic screen making is I am constantly reminded how confusing it...

T-Seps – Color Separations Made Easy

Are you struggling to do great looking color separations for photos and high-end images? Or do you have a simple JPG and you can't...

Twitter 101 – Time to “Get It” by Scott Fresener

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...

Choking, Trapping & Cleaning up Type in Photoshop – by Scott Fresener

A Little Background First Choking and Trapping are two very common printing terms that relate to creating artwork that prints easy at the press.  Computer...

Small Business Marketing Tips

Thank you small businesses! With your help our economy is recovering, and most people I talk to are telling me their businesses are improving.

Using Vellum to Burn Screens by Scott Fresener

For those who remember the old process cameras, when vellum paper and laser printers found a...

The Three Fastest Ways to Get New Business by Mark Coudray

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.

Screen Printing Equipment & Supply Startup Checklist by Terry Combs

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.

Using Foil for Great Effects!

By Scott Fresener In the early to mid 90’s, foil on shirts was HUGE! We use to teach it in our classes and the students...

Just starting out? Come to a Printers Boot Camp!

Are you just starting out? Come to Bowling Green Kentucky for three or four days and Mike Fresener will make you a GREAT printer!...

Non-Textile Printing by Scott Fresener

By Scott FresenerThis article is written for all the garment screen printers who want to diversifyinto non-textile printing and have never worked with inks...

Customer Service – Does anyone know what it means? By Aaron Montgomery

Aaron Montgomery talks about customer service.

Helping Artists Understand File Formats by Scott Fresener

This is a topic dear to my heart. Now that I am doing a lot of high-end color separations every day I have a...

Shop Tour – Part One

Mike Fresener takes you on a tour of Surf and Ski - a well known large shop in Mesa, Arizona. Watch it here:

Epson F2000 DTG Printer Review and Update by Scott Fresener

  November 2017 Update. This article is starting to look like a saga. You should read this section first and work through the article and updates...

New Profession

My wife, Pat, and I spend part of our summers in Bowling Green, Kentucky to be near our son Mike and family (grandkids!). We...

On Doing Business in Changing Times by Mark Coudray

The industry has been through economic fluctuations in the past. We've seen ups and downs based in the general economy. We've also see the disruptive impact of new and emerging technologies. Times have changed and almost everyone I know and talk to are challenged with a serious impact to their business. Here are some ideas to help you position yourself for more business in hard economic times.

Who is printing Super Bowl shirts? UPDATE

Every year T-Shirt printers in certain regions of the country gear up to print Football Championship shirts and then - if the stars are...

Famous 1976 Farrah Fawcett Shirt Re-Released!

The shirt that started it all has been re-released! Wow, has this industry changed. For those newbies and even some who think they are...

Six Common Screen Printing Mistakes

Over the years I have given thousands of classes and been in hundreds and hundreds of shops doing consulting.  I use to joke to...

Nine Lies You’ll Hear About Screens by Terry Combs

There are a handful of common "misconceptions" about preparing your screens that are repeated often enough that they appear to have a life of...

The Death of Screen Printing – written in 1996

This article first appeared in 1996 in Imprint Canada. It is an interesting read all these years later! The Death of Screen Printing OK, I got your...

Is The Future Here? – Watch Interview with Pete Bolsoni

We were thrilled when one of our very first students - and youngest - Pete Bolsoni told us he had upgraded his shop to...

Shop Tour – Part Two

Mike Fresener finishes his lengthy tour of Surf and Ski in Mesa, Arizona. Watch video here: 

Heat Transfer as a start to Direct-to-Garment

Direct to garment printing has come a long way since it first hit our industry as a decorating method that is here to stay...

Color Separations 101 – by Scott Fresener

Color Separations 101 - Everything you ever wanted to know about Color Separations This article is for anyone involved in creating, managing or just...

Class Name Shirts in Corel Draw

Some things never change. Regardless of what shirts are in style, there is still a market for putting a list of students in a...

Moving Up to an Automatic Press

Over the years I fielded hundreds of calls from customers and students asking if I think it’s time for them to get an automatic...

Dealing With Contract Printers

Do you deal with outside contract screen printers? Are you confused by all thetalk of underbasing, flash curing, screen charges, separation costs andmore? Do...

Examples of Good Marketing Tools by Aaron Montgomery

This article was written back in 2010 by our good friend, Aaron Montgomery, and the information is timeless. Enjoy. After a long break from writing...

Marketing & Selling Basics 101 by Scott Fresener

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...

T-RIP For Film Output

T-RIP Film Output - Perfect Films Every Time Are you looking for the perfect film for screen printing. Combine T-RIP with the Epson...
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