Facilities that have comprehensive safety programs in place and that self-audit those programs regularly are typically well-prepared for a surprise government inspection. While there is no guarantee that inspectors won’t find something, it’s far less likely that the inspectors will find multiple problems during their...

During my work as a consultant in the screenprinting technologies over the past 40+ years, I have traveled to shops throughout the world and in every phase of the industry. My work is to effectively find and present comprehensive solutions to bring control over the...

Getting Squeegee Pressure Correct It is not necessary to push the ink through the mesh openings. Excessive pressure is counter-intuitive to the ink transfer process. The majority of screenprinters are using excessive squeegee pressure under the misguided concept that we push ink through the mesh. This belief...

For many, screenprinting is a messy business. But, the consumers are responsible for much of the mess when it comes to the environment. The expectations of the consumers have created huge problems for ink companies and screenprinters alike. The consumer want vibrant colors that hold...

By Tance Hughes Screen reclamation tends to be most screen printers’ least favorite part. Removing ink, emulsion, haze, and the tape isn’t near as much fun as creating artwork or printing the t-shirt. What many printers don’t realize is that there is a much easier, quicker,...

Question: Why is it that most of the replies on [a particular] forum go directly to the person who asked the question instead of coming through the list so we can all learn and participate. I feel like I've been missing a lot lately. Solution: There...

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