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By Bill Hood • December 7, 2011

As of February 5, 2014, we have 528 articles archived on this site.

You have reached the first and oldest online magazine for screenprinters on the Internet. Solutions Journal Magazine is the leading online source of accurate information for the screenprinting industry. Since its debut in 1983, screenprinters have relied on Solutions Journal Magazine for knowledge of the latest techniques and technologies that increase productivity, better utilize resources and ultimately make more money. Join thousands of others who have made Solutions Journal Magazine their home on the Internet to discuss, learn and improve their skills.

Within the members-only area, you’ll find comprehensive solutions for bringing control to the screenprinting process with in-depth information, including hands on reviews of screenprinting techniques and equipment, advice and opinions from highly successful screenprinters, ideas and suggestions on improving your own business, tutorials, and much more – all for, and from, the view point of the independent screenprinter.

Most of our members find they get a full return on their membership investment within the first week, by taking advantage of the information in the magazine. By subscribing to Solutions Journal you get 365 days of access to the private, member’s only site – where you’ll find the latest in technology, web-exclusive articles on:

  • Business – Starting, running, operating, human resources and more.
  • Marketing and Sales – Improving business results through optimization, lead generation, communications, customer segmentation, differentiation and implementation.
  • Art and Design – Aesthetics, color theory, computer graphics, design principles, typography.
  • Screenmaking – Information on frame choices, mesh, tension control, coating, exposure and developing of stencils.
  • Ink and Coatings – Information specific to ink and coatings.
  • Production – Press setup, operating techniques, improving efficiency, productivity and quality.
  • Health, Safety and Environment – Legislation, concerns for fostering a safe and healthy workplace.
  • Calendar of Events – Calendar listings of major exhibitions, conferences and seminars within the screenprinting technologies.
  • Technology News – Technical advances of interest.

Hard Hitting Articles

You will not find self-serving articles written by manufacturers in a sly attempt to sell you on buying a particular product. The articles on Solutions Journal are written by screenprinters with decades of practical hands-on screenprinting knowledge. Unlike other magazines, we do not allow the articles to be written by self-serving salespeople for the manufacturers and distributors, that are aimed at convincing you to purchase their products and services. Our articles are carefully researched in the field before they are presented to our readers.

Sharing the Knowledge

One of the themes of this journal is the importance of recognizing that no one can live a fulfilled life, or even survive for that matter, without the help of others. And just as our thoughts have been shaped by those whom we have met along the way, we are asking that the readers of this journal share their own advice, assistance, and criticism to promote this work.

This journal is about screenprinting. However, it does have a tremendous amount of information about all segment of the industry. You will find information about T-shirts, screenprinting (or screen printing depending on whether you are printing screens or printing with a screen!), screenmaking, training schools, technical articles, industry trade shows, books to help you learn about everything from textile and garment printing to marketing and selling your products, There are lists of classes, individuals who do consulting, a help desk to assist in your success, and lots of business tips and tricks for screenprinters covering everything from estimating software to proper exposure of your screens. It you are a screenprinter you will find a tremendous amount of resources here.

Subscription

Solutions Journal is available 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection for less than $1.25 a month. Yes, for $14.95 annually, you can have access to the articles already online and all articles published during your subscription. That means that each article will cost you less than $0.03 each! If you can’t get a return on your investment, you are not reading and applying the information in the articles.

The cost is considerably less than the price of a printed magazine with 75-percent advertising for things that you don’t need. Yes, we are different – We don’t try to sell you the latest and greatest Direct-To-Garment device or Scorch Out, which is nothing more than hydrogen peroxide mixed 50/50 with water. We present knowledge, technological information and up to date news and it is all yours for about 4-cents per day. All you have to consider – is your business and it’s continued success is worth 4-cents a day?

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