FAQsBelow are some of the most frequently asked questions received by Solutions Journal Magazine.

How long has Solutions Journal been published?

Solutions Journal begin in 1983 as part of the now defunct Austin Arts BBS, a computer bulletin board system based on Usenet, and operated by Bill Hood as a means of disseminating information to screenprinters in the Austin, Texas community. Within a few months it was receiving hits from around the world, and the name was changed to be more descriptive of its readership and goals. We were the first online screenprinting magazine, the first to broadcast audio information for the screenprinting community, and with the advent of the Internet in 1993 the first Internet Radio Station for the screenprinting technologies - Screenprinters Radio or SPIN, as it was known. As the technology changed, we adapted continually and today have combined all of our publishing services into Solutions Journal and our sister site - Screenprint Group at http://screenprintgroup.com online.

What is the cost of a subscription to Solutions Journal Magazine?

The subscription cost varies with the subscription level and can be as low as 39¢ a day. That’s is a lot less than the price of a printed magazine with 75-percent advertising for things that you don’t need. We present knowledge, technological information and up to date news and it is available when you need it. You don't have to wait for the post office to deliver content. All you have to consider – is your business and it’s continued success is worth 39¢ a day?

Many of the articles we publish amount to tremendous savings for you. As an example, the article entitled, "Boost Profitability and Margins" published in March 2011 explains how an automatic printer can put an extra $324,886.95 back in their pocket. And, if you are a small manual shop that is only doing 10% of what the automatic can produce, the savings come to $32,886.95. The savings for even the smallest printer for just one year will pay for your subscription to Solution Journal for 231 years. That article is one of most read articles on the site and many readers have responded with their own great savings - surpassing what we stated in the article.

While, it is impossible to put a price on knowledge gained and what the possible return might be over time, no one has ever complained about cost of a subscription to Solutions Journal.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

You can cancel your subscription to Solutions Journal at any time by going to your PayPal account and cancelling your recurring payment. When you cancel, we will stop charging your account the following billing cycle. Your access will continue for the remainder of the current yearly billing period. We do not offer refunds for non-use of the site.

Can I link to Solutions Journal articles through Facebook, Twitter, search engines or my blog?

Yes. We encourage links from Facebook, Twitter, search engines, blogs and social media. Keep in mind that the visitor that clicks on the link will require a subscription to Solutions Journal before they can view the article that you linked to.

Can I go back and read an article I've already read?

Yes, unlike other online magazines and digital content, you can read any article on Solutions Journal as many times as you wish. Every article we publish is maintained in our archives.

How do I change the email address that's associated with my digital subscription?

To change your email address, click on Profile in the right sidebar of the front page. In the Profile section, you will be able to change your email address at any time. The email address must not be associated with another account.

I'm outside the United States. How will my subscription price be calculated?

All Solutions Journal subscription prices are in U.S. dollars. If you're outside the United States, we'll calculate your subscription price on the billing cycle, based on the exchange rate at the time of the calculation.

How do I send you my feedback?

We welcome your comments and there are three ways to do so. You can comment at the bottom of any article with comments about the specific article. You can send suggestions or comments using the Contact link under the Home link in the Navigation Panel at the top of each page. And, you can review your experience by using the Review link under the Home link in the Navigation Panel at the top of each page.

Who writes the articles at Solutions Journal?

The majority of articles are written by industry author, Bill Hood, who is the author of 50+ books on screenprinting and well over 10,000 technical articles - making him the most prolific author in the screenprinting industry. Since 1983, he has written for most of the major industry magazines in the United States and abroad. He has been an industry consultant for the past 35 years, visiting well over 8,000 shops worldwide during this time. Today, he owns several industry related businesses, including the School of Screenprinting and others. Other writers are encouraged to submit articles to the magazine.

Can I share my subscription with my employees?

Yes, the subscription to Solutions Journal allows for sharing with others within your organization as long as they arrive from no more than two Internet Protocols. In order to share it with another computer users with a unique IP address, you will need an additional subscription.

Can I email the articles to others, or publish them on my blog or website?

No, all content published on Solutions Journal is copyrighted and protected with TraceFusion, which marks each subscriber download or printed copy with a unique digital encrypted signature containing information about the identity of the subscriber who downloaded the content. If a subscriber accesses and shares the premium content of the magazine, the software will be able track and discover which subscriber leaked the content. Any subscriber who shares the copyright content of the magazine will have their subscription terminated immediately and will no longer be able to access the site.

My question was not answered here. How can I get more information?

For more information on Solutions Journal Magazine simply click on the Contact link at the top of this page and send us your question(s).


Bill Hood
Publisher - Solutions Journal