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www.screenweb.com DECEMBER 2012 / JANUARY 2013 Volume 103 / Number 6 Gregory Sharpless Editor-in-Chief gregory.sharpless@stmediagroup.com Gail Flower Editor gail.flower@stmediagroup.com Ben P Rosenfield . Managing Editor ben.rosenfield@stmediagroup.com Keri Harper Art Director keri.harper@stmediagroup.com Mark Coudray, Rick Davis, Tim Greene, Andy MacDougall, Rick Mandel, Thomas Trimingham Columnists Linda Volz Production Coordinator linda.volz@stmediagroup.com Business Development Managers Lou Arneberg – East and Midwest US, Eastern Canada, Europe lou.arneberg@stmediagroup.com Ben Stauss – West and South US, Western Canada, Asia ben.stauss@stmediagroup.com Andy Anderson, Jeff Arbogast, Albert Basse III, Reynold Bookman, Bob Chambers, Don Curtis, Dean DeMarco, Michael Emrich, Craig Furst, David Gintzler, Ryan Moor, Bob Roberts, Jon Weber, Andy Wood Editorial Advisory Board 4 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 24 Prepress for Special-Effect Garment Printing Tips for Optimum Screen Exposure These tips will assist you in building reliable and repeatable processes and procedures. This guide examines stencil-material characteristics, issues related to light sources, and methods for testing you can use each time you create a stencil. Maximizing Image Size and Position Understanding Screen-Tension Loss A Look at Screen Lift-Off The pointers presented here address the relationship between image and screen size, as well as how image position on screens can affect the quality of finished graphics. The following discussion identifies problems in screenmaking that most often lead to reduced screen tension and explains how to anticipate and minimize tension loss. You must rely on experimentation and experience to help you balance off-contact and a number of other variables to achieve the ideal lift-off force. Staging Garment-Printing Jobs How to Control Dye Migration Fine Tuning for Fine Details This primer will help you organize your garment jobs effectively. This guide explains how dye migration happens and outlines steps you can take to prevent it from harming printed apparel. Find out why press-component alignment can influence your ability to print graphics with halftones, fine lines, and small text. Application-Specific Considerations for Graphics Printers Use the tips presented here to develop a helpful dialog with your substrate suppliers. Jerry Swormstedt Chairman of the Board Tedd Swormstedt President Steve Duccilli Senior Vice President of Content steve.duccilli@stmediagroup.com Kari Freudenberger Director of Online Media Customer Service Screen Printing Subscription Services P Box 1060 .O. Skokie, IL 60076 P: 847-763-4938/877-494-0727 F: 847-763-9030 E: SPTG@halldata.com Free Subscription www.screenweb.com/subscribe Renewals/Address Changes www.screenweb.com/renew FEATURE 26 Upping the Ante at SGIA 2012 Gail Flower Discover some of the technologies shown in Sin City this year. DEPARTMENTS 33 34 35 36 Statement of Ownership U.S. & Canadian Directory Opportunity Exchange Advertising Index SCREENPRINTING Online Communities SCREEN PRINTING (ISSN 00369594) is published bi-monthly by ST Media Group International Inc., 11262 Cornell Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45242-1812. Telephone: (513) 421-2050, Fax: (513) 362-0317. No charge for subscriptions to qualified individuals. Annual rate for subscriptions to non-qualified individuals in the U.S.A.: $42 USD. Annual rate for subscriptions in Canada: $70 USD (includes GST & postage); all other countries: $92 (Int’l mail) payable in U.S. funds. Printed in the U.S.A. Copyright 2012, by ST Media Group International Inc. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the consent of the publisher. The publisher is not responsible for product claims and representations. Periodicals Postage Paid at Cincinnati, OH and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Screen Printing, P.O. Box 1060, Skokie, IL 60076. Change of address: Send old address label along with new address to Screen Printing, P.O. Box 1060, Skokie, IL 60076. For single copies or back issues: contact Debbie Reed at (513) 421-9356 or Debbie.Reed@STMediaGroup.com. Subscription Services: SPTG@halldata.com, Fax: (847) 763-9030, Phone: (847) 7634938, New Subscriptions: www.screenweb.com/subscribe. B http://www.screenweb.com http://www.screenweb.com http://www.screenweb.com/subscribe http://www.screenweb.com/renew http://www.screenweb.com/subscribe

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Screen Printing - December 2012/January 2013

Screen Printing - December 2012/January 2013
Contents
Prepress for Special-Effect Garment Printing
Tips for Optimum Screen Exposure
Maximizing Image Size and Position
Understanding Screen-Tension Loss
A Look at Screen Lift-Off
Staging Garment-Printing Jobs
How to Control Dye Migration
Fine Tuning for Fine Details
Application-Specific Considerations for Graphics Printers
Upping the Ante at SGIA 2012
Statement of Ownership
U.S. & Canadian Directory
Opportunity Exchange
Advertising Index

Screen Printing - December 2012/January 2013

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