Screen Printing - April/May 2017 - 2
APRIL / MAY 2017
Volume 108 / Number 2
08 Here Comes the Sun
Advances in solar energy are everywhere,
including in the very clothes we buy.
The marriage of fashion and technology is
well underway, and thin-film electronics
are giving apparel a larger purpose aside
from merely making a fashion statement.
THE MARSHALL PLAN
18 Knowing When to Push or
Pull Your Workflow
All print shops strive to run like a welloiled machine. Is your shop less efficient
than you would like it to be? Explore two
strategies in workflow design that could
save your shop time and money.
ABOUT THE COVER
Dye sublimation is for more
than fabric and textiles.
Photo courtesy of ChromaLuxe.
Cover design by Kelly Farrar.
20 How to Adjust Your
Business Model for DTG
Screen printers know that digital
printing is a force to be reckoned with.
What unique benefits does DTG offer?
How should shop owners adapt their
marketing and sales strategies to get the
most out of those benefits?
Why Hard-Surface Dye Sublimation Is Heating Up
Dye sublimation has been producing dazzling images on fabric and textiles for years.
Now shops and manufacturers alike are beginning to take notice of how the same
vibrancy can transform rigid materials, as well.
36 Print that Does Stuff
Screen printing has long been central
to a number of applications outside the
graphics and garment realms, but it's
up to us to keep pushing functional
Advances in Film Insert
Form and Function
3D printing may be the latest
industry buzzword, but film insert
molding (FIM) is a technology
that's simplifying manufacturing
across multiple market sectors.
How can FIM streamline
decorative and functional printing
processes? And how do printed
electronics figure into the mix?
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