During the past decade, there has been a new revolution in garment-manufacturing technology. Consumer demands have necessitated new fabric and style development using a wide variety of different organic and synthetic fibers.Full Story
Screen Printing: Process + Techniques
In this Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter, sponsored by Comfort Colors®, we will explore the possibilities available to decorate two kinds of dyed shirts.Full Story
Offering clients the latest in apparel styles and fabrics is key for a successful textile screen-printing company.Full Story
Countless small-shop owners, garage-based operations, hometown printers and startup decorators make a living via the manual screen-printing process, as it remains the heart of most garment printing.Full Story
The dryer preforms a very important job in a screen-printing shop. If it’s not working properly it can result in the ink that cracks, or falls off after a garment is washed.Full Story
In this installment of the Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter, sponsored by American Apparel, we will showcase the ladies’ Ultra Wash tee (style RSA6320).Full Story
I wholeheartedly believe that if our industry held one philosophy above all others, scrape rates (misprints) would drastically decrease and profits would subsequently increase.
Screen printing halftones on textiles is not as daunting of a process as some people make it out to be. However, there are steps that must be followed to ensure success.Full Story
As a departure from the typical step-by-step review of decorating one particular garment, let’s review the challenges and processes for printing on two new garments from American Apparel.
Follow these expert guidelines for producing brilliant fleece prints while avoiding the pitfalls of this lint-producing fabric.Full Story
“Gellusion” is a special-effects printing technique that lends itself well to creating a shiny 3-D effect print on a garment.Full Story
In this installment of the Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter, we will review the optimum printing techniques for embellishing the new suede fabric from Next Level ApparelFull Story
In this Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter, we will look at the American Apparel unisex polyester mesh athletic tank (style H458) and T-shirt, and the different means of embellishing these garments.Full Story
“Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don't have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.”
Follow the advice in this Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter, sponsored by American Apparel, and rib knits will be coming off your presses in no time.
With the expanded gamut of garment configurations entering the market today, screen printers must constantly remain aware of printing techniques and procedures required to print on these specialty fabrics.Full Story
In this technical bulletin and video, we‘ll be using the JERZEES NuBlend 50/50 cotton/polyester fleece to demonstrate an effective method of optimizing printing on blended fleece.
Broaden your shop’s profit margins and add to your printing arsenal by learning the steps involved in this special-effects printing process.Full Story
In this installment, we will review the primary variables that require controlling or standardization in order to maximize the desired quality results to maintain your primary client base.Full Story
Get vibrant, soft-hand results on tricky fabrics that contain varying amounts of polyester, cotton and rayon.Full Story
In this technical newsletter and accompanying video, you’ll learn how to achieve excellent color and tone range on your next true four-color process job (also known as 4CP or process color).
I frequently get calls from customers asking for advice on how to print on polyester. Although this topic has been covered in previous articles, here are some quick tips:Full Story
This article will review the variables involved with printing on nylon and the correct procedures needed to ensure a winning product each time.Full Story
As the popularity of poly-performance apparel grows, so does the interest in sublimation, since it’s the ideal choice for decorating anything made of polyester.Full Story
The popularity of French terry has skyrocketed due to its comfort and adaptability to different apparel silhouettes.Full Story
As the drive for additional styles and fabrics have flooded our industry, the need to perfect the printing on 50/50 blends has become a necessity for every screen printer.Full Story
One of the main determining factors in choosing the right knife is the purpose for which it will be used.Full Story
With the popularity of allover printing, it's becoming increasingly common to screen print over zippers, seams and pockets, particularly on fleece apparel.