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Resurfacing

Print Resurfacing is one of my favorite techniques.  A variety of effects can be achieved through the simple process of heat pressing a printed image with a piece of specialty paper, ie: matte or gloss, between the print surface and the heat platten.  We have used this technique successfully over the years to mimic litho-transfer,…

Misprint Monday: Streaky

A clogged jet on an imaging device causes a streak across the entire graphic and nobody notices until the boss man comes walking through the shop (a fresh set of eyes always seems to catch the mistakes).  How does this happen?  It’s unbelievable and it’s embarrassing, but it’s reality and it happens to the best…

Mark Diehl on CTS in Specialist Printing

Mark Diehl of Douthitt recently wrote a piece for Specialist Printing on the differences between CTS systems.  I provided the user’s perspective.  Happy reading… Download the Specialist Printing CTS Article

Metal Guru: Bob Eisenach of GSF

We caught up with Bob Eisenach of GSF at ISS Long Beach.  In this video Bob talks high-grade aluminum, among other things screen related. Enjoy.

Screen-Print Re-Label

We do a lot of re-label work, I mean a lot and much of our re-label work is direct screen-print.  Opportunity cost is one of my favorite terms commonly used by economists. It means giving up one alternative in favor of another, like using your production press to print interior labels. With that in mind,…

Misprint Monday: Charred Remains

The smell and the sight of smoke billowing from the out-feed of a dryer is a scary thing.  One brave employee reaches in with a broomstick to fish out a stuck (and now blazing) tee, another follows with a fire extinguisher to save the day.  This scenario has played out a few times over the…

Web Wednesday: Arsenal

The Arsenal may very well be a designer/printer’s best friend.  It’s chock-full of templates, filters, vectors, even business resources (plenty of freebies too).  Best, it’s all quality stuff presented tastefully.  Whether you are doing design or production art, their products will you augment your work.    

Warning! (in eight languages)

        If you’re getting into printing for retail brands you’ll no doubt find that finishing and packaging requirements are part of the game.  This of course includes fold and poly-bag service.  As a standard, brands and retail outlets will require that poly-bags are printed with an eight-language warning label.  It’s one small…

Misprint Monday: An Outsourcing Nightmare

Many years ago this design came our way as part of a program we are running for a retail line.  We told the customer that this was a print more suitable for a belt printer as the graphic ran from the garment body and over the sleeve with a bleed of the edge of the…

Domingo Gigante– El Problema del Cuello de Pico

Imprimir sobre el cuello de una camiseta de cuello de pico puede ser problemático, “trouble” como dice la camiseta. Un diseño ideal seria uno de cobertura baja o moderada, con medios tonos,  de aspecto desgastado sobre una prenda ligera de cuello a la caja. En este caso el usar District DT161  marca la diferencia al…

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