screen-printing

Rising Sun Graphics’ new line of custom Fire Department t-shirts

Simple graphics with maximum impact.  I love to see what Ben at Rising Sun Graphics is up to.  His latest gig is creating a line of city specific Fire Department tees showing off excellent execution using a single color platform and printing with a single discharge screen.  If your interested in scoring one of these tees or to see if your city is available; check out his offerings at  www.risingsungraphics.com.

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Slapt “Subway” an oversized, simulated process print

Here's another entry from the Slapt line called "Subway".  This print was designed in-house and printed on our 14 color, 30x40 inch auto press using 4 jumbo screens.  The team nailed this one on the first go-around.

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Knowing Your Market

Throughout our tenure in the screen-printing universe, we’ve seen our fair share of start-ups, fresh off the streets or out of the classroom with the sole intention of taking over the clothing world with their new line.  Though we’ve helped some get off the ground like Matix and DVS among others, unfortunately, most of the times, all the good intentions transition swiftly to waste due to a misunderstanding of exactly what shops should be approached when building a distribution network.

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Tannis Root Redd Kross Tour Tee

An Applied Pressure shout-out to Bill and Barbara who are Tannis Root (check'em out), thank you and enjoy the California coast on your stay.

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Roy, Stay Strong

Our prayers go out to San Diego local Roy for a speedy recovery from a nasty skateboarding accident.  Donations can be made to help his cause - donate to Roy's Recovery Fund through USBank.

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One Of Laiph’s SUP Entries For Fall Line

Good luck this week to Hyrum and the Laiph/Dark Timbers team.

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The Lifecycle of a Screen Printing Job. Why Time Equals Money

We’re about to follow a screen-printing job from start to finish. I’m going to make this as short as possible but in all honesty, each one of these steps could very well have its own article done at length. This is more of a crash course. Step 1. THE PURCHASE ORDER All jobs begin with the purchase order. We get it, process it and allocate art and production times simultaneously. If you don’t have all the necessary information on it (such as pricing, number of garments, color of garments, size break downs and special instructions) you have essentially slowed this process down because we’re...

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Mythbusters Screen-Printing Edition

As with most anything in life these days, the screen-printing industry shares its fair helping of myths.  Now, if you’re one of those people that believe looking into a mirror while chanting Bloody Mary three times will conjure a ghost, there’s really no need to keep reading this.  You’d probably have more fun seeing if you can lift up one of your friends with one finger after somehow hypnotizing them and repeating the phrase, “Light as a feather, stiff as a board.”

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Color Matching in The Screen-Printing Industry

Color matching is somewhat of an anomaly to many but when it comes to screen-printing, it’s as simple as 1-2-3, literally. Most screen-printers countrywide use the Pantone Matching System, aka “PMS” System.  No laughing, please. ;)  Colors are numbered using a simple 3 or 4 digit sequential numbering system.  For example, a somewhat standard red is a red 185.  A standard navy would be a blue 282. Here’s a picture of what one of Pantone’s books looks like.   When you pick up yours, be sure to get the “Solid Coated” version as they make a great deal of different books. ...

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Two Simple Requests = One Happy Client – A “Brush Up” For Brokers

Two Simple Requests = One Happy Client – A “Brush Up” For Brokers Artwork seems to be that ever-elusive variable which, more often than not, turns out to be the reason your job printed so well or the reason it all wound up in shambles.  As with anything, a little knowledge goes a long way and as they say, we’re about to drop some knowledge on ya! So, your job is all set to go, the printer is ready to get your gig scheduled to print and they’re waiting on you to send them the art.  You’ve approved your art from your artist and get in touch with him/her to have them send the files...

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