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The Problem of Bias

  • July 11, 2021
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Why Peer Review is Important to the Screenprint Technologies Peer review is long overdue in the myriad technologies of screenprinting. Every month, screenprinters are presented with biased misinformation that creates a massive amount of waste in the industries. Nothing is more important to the tens of thousands of shop owners and those who work in […]

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Tim Berners-Lee’s Gift to the World

  • July 5, 2021
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While the idea of the Internet dates back to the 1960s, it was nothing like the Internet as we know it today. The Internet has been growing in popularity among academic circles but still had limited mainstream utility. Scientists Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf had developed Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), which allowed […]

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Looking Out From Within

  • July 4, 2021
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As screenprinters, we often rely on our intuitions to help us make decisions. And while intuitions have some basis in business, we must look a little deeper. In business, it’s quantification – the numbers – that prove (or disapprove) our feelings. Quantification fuels innovation!

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Extending Equipment Lifespan

  • July 3, 2021
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For manufacturers, productivity is one of the most important factors in maximizing profits and staying ahead in the industry. Taking proper care of equipment is the first step in boosting production and eliminating downtime. In order to ensure machinery is running to its fullest potential, it’s important to conduct routine performance checks and make sure […]

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7 Steps to Resolving Registration Problems

  • July 1, 2021
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Registration can be one of the most nerve wreaking tasks in the screenprinting technologies for anyone who has to print multiple colors or produce a print that must register on the substrate

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Film Positives Adhering to the Stencil

  • June 30, 2021
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The number one reason that inkjet film ink adheres to the stencil during the exposure process is that the ink and/or the stencil were not dry. Many screenprinters use inkjet printers to produce film positives that are used to transfer the image from the computer to the stencil. While the inkjet films are less expensive […]

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Rough Ink Surface

  • June 28, 2021
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The number one complaint in the textile segment of screenprinting is that the ink deposit is not smooth. Although you surmised that the ink attributed to the problem, I would venture that the problem may lie elsewhere. Blowing Agents Several things can cause a rough ink surface. First, let’s get the ink out of the […]

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Disney Wins Again!

  • June 26, 2021
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Yet, another example of a screenprinter believing that they can create T-shirts and other products that are similar to trademarked images and get away with it. In fact, in some cases, the images were not similar, but the implication was enough for the judge to rule in favor of the trademark holder – Disney Enterprises […]

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Why You Need a Certificate of Liability Insurance

  • June 21, 2021
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Imagine for a moment, that you take your car to an auto repair shop to have the engine tuned up. Moments after picking up your car and driving away, the engine blows. You call the repair shop and ask them to send a tow truck to return the car for repair. The repair shop states […]

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Copyright Indemnification

  • June 18, 2021
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Many times printers receive art that was previously produced by another printer. The general thought is that the artwork belongs to the owner of the company that hired the first printer to print the items. However, there are legal precedents, dating back to over 100 years ago that hold that the owner of the copyright […]

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