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Plasticity versus Elasticity

  • July 31, 2021
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Elasticity and plasticity are two concepts discussed under material science as well as economics. Plasticity is a property of a material or a system that allows it to deform irreversibly. Elasticity is a property of a system or a material that allows it to deform reversibly. Both plasticity and elasticity play major roles in fields […]

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Rough Ink Surface On Textiles

  • July 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 most may surmise that the ink attributed to the problem, the problem may lie elsewhere. Blowing Agents Several things can cause a rough ink surface. First, let’s get the ink out of the way. Inks formulated […]

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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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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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Coming Clean

  • June 17, 2021
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Every conveyor dryer vent needs to be cleaned on a regular basis to remove buildup inside the vent. The accumulation that builds up is a combination of chemicals, lint, dust, and other contaminants. If the angle of the vent from the dryer to the ceiling is at a low angle, with sharp bends, and the […]

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Why You Need a Preregistration System

  • June 14, 2021
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It is no secret that production time counts. The old adage, “When the workflow stops,¬† so does the money!” is never more true, especially in today’s economy. Nothing is more important than maintaining the production of the workflow on the press. If you are a textile printer with a single semi-automatic press, printing just 500 […]

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Getting Found!

  • June 13, 2021
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Are you having trouble attracting customers? Getting a loan from the bank? Maybe you would like to receive catalogs from industry manufacturers or get informed about opportunities from the government. The problem for many screenprinters is that they were assigned the wrong SIC/NAICS Code when they started their business and they are pretty much invisible. […]

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The Paradox of Value

  • June 12, 2021
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Everywhere you look in your search for information about the screenprinting technologies, you seemingly have two choices; free and cost-based information. Stop for a moment and consider the truth of that statement.

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