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Sublimation Ghosting Busting


By Aaron Montgomery - Sunday, February 12, 2017
Ghosting mainly occurs in sublimation when the ink is still active even after you have opened the heat press as the transfer paper could have slightly moved during this process. When opening the heat press, the substrate and paper might move slightly resulting in the image to be slightly skewed from where it was intended to be pressed. This will...

Decoding 3D Sublimation


By Aaron Montgomery - Tuesday, November 15, 2016
What is 3D Sublimation? If you've never heard of 3D Sublimation before, don't be alarmed. It is a relatively unused process that is currently being adopted by specialized markets. It sounds a lot harder than it is since the sublimation process is the same as using a standard flat or mug press. Remember, a combination of heat and pressure is needed...

Screen Printing on Umbrellas


By DrPrint - Thursday, October 6, 2016
There are some items that are easier to print than expected if you understand the potential problems before you start.  Umbrellas are really easy once you have the proper items in place and work out the procedures. The first thing to realize is umbrellas are usually made of nylon.  When nylon is heated, it shrinks, so pre-shrinking the nylon is a...

Adding Sublimation To A Screen Printing Shop


By Jimmy Lamb - Friday, September 23, 2016
When it comes to mass printing of apparel, screen printing tends to win out in terms of cost and efficiency.  But what happens when a client wants an order of 12 t-shirts with an 8 color image?  Or suppose that same person needs some promotional items and/or signage – are you able to handle that too or do you wave bye-bye to those dollars as they...

Guaranteed Profits for Embroidery - Part 4


By Scott M Ritter - Friday, September 9, 2016
<Back to Part 3 If you have a calculator and an embroidery log with a number of varied jobs in front of you, you have everything you need to calculate two out of the four timeframes you need for pricing embroidery. The other two timeframes will take a little time and observation, as well as a clock with a second hand or stopwatch. The first...

Guaranteed Profits for Screen Printing - Part 4


By Scott M Ritter - Friday, September 9, 2016
<Back to Part 3 Gathering Timeframes for Screen Printing Large corporations usually establish separate budgets for each department. They do this because each department performs a different task, has different needs, and provides different products or services to the company. In a way, each department is like a separate company producing a...

Guaranteed Profits for Screen Printing or Embroidery - Part 3


By Scott M Ritter - Wednesday, September 7, 2016
<Back to Part 2 Time is Money Now that you have created your estimate for the amount of money your shop needs to generate annually, you also need to estimate the number of hours of production you will use as well. Just because you are open eight hours a day does not mean that production is occurring all day. In fact, most print shops won't...

Guaranteed Profits for Screen Printing or Embroidery - Part 2


By Scott M Ritter - Wednesday, September 7, 2016
<Back to Part 1 Part 2 - Making Cents of it All: How Manufacturers Arrive at the Prices They Charge The whole idea behind the costing process is to arrive at an annual profit figure that the company can be happy with. They try to look at the big picture. Instead of looking at the cost of building a car, they look at the cost of building all the...

Guaranteed Profits for Screen Printing or Embroidery


By Scott M Ritter - Tuesday, September 6, 2016
If you are reading this, you probably already have a pricing structure that you are using, but you are not satisfied with the profits your company is making. So how did you come up with the prices you've been charging? Did you create your pricing system by checking a competitors price list, then - to gain a competitive advantage - undercut the...

When Death Do Us Part - Sublimated Memorial Products


By Jimmy Lamb - Friday, September 2, 2016
Losing a loved one is one of life’s most trying experiences; because the reality is that they aren’t coming back leaving you with nothing more than your memories. But it’s these same memories that can provide an emotional lifeline for someone struggling to come to terms with their grief while struggling to hang on during those darkest of days....

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