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J U N E/J UL Y 20 12 Volume 102 / Number 3 CO N T E N T S C OL UMN S About the Cover Our annual garment-themed issue examines grayscale seps, team wear, print management, and more. Cover photo courtesy of Stahls’ ID Direct. Cover design by Keri Harper. PREPRESS WIRE 10 12 Digital vs. Screen and the Dilemma of Process Improvement Mark Coudray Coudray reviews how digital has changed the economics of what printers do and the way graphics are purchased. EXPERT APPAREL Grayscale Magic Thomas Trimingham See how to use graphics software to separate images and make them pop on garments. FEATURES Discover profitable niches in the growing sportswear market. 18 Step Up Your Game with Team Wear Cara Cherry 24 Boosting Garment-Printing Efficiency Dawn M. Hohl-Nowlin These expert tips describe how to control the variables commonly encountered in garment screen printing. What Printers Think About RIP Software Dan Naumovich Learn what RIP software can do for screen and digital printers. 28 32 Direct-to-Garment Site Preparation and the Environment Paul Borucki The author talks about the importance of environmental controls in getting the best results from DTG printing. D E P A R T ME NTS 4 6 34 35 36 38 39 40 NEWSWORTHY NEW PRODUCTS INDUSTRY UPDATE SHOP TALK CLASSIFIEDS DISTRIBUTOR/DEALER DIRECTORY AD INDEX EDITORIAL INSIGHTS SCREENPRINTING Online Communities B news-trends/mesh-blog SCREEN PRINTING (ISSN 0036-0594) 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@ Subscription Services:, Fax: (847) 763-9030, Phone: (847) 763-4938, New Subscriptions:

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Screen Printing - June/July 2012

Screen Printing - June/july 2012
New Products
Digital vs. Screen and the Dilemma of Process Improvement
Grayscale Magic
Step Up Your Game With Team Wear
Boosting Garment-Printing Efficiency
What Printers Think About Rip Software
Direct-to-Garment Site Preparation and the Environment
Industry Update
Shop Talk
Distributor/Dealer Directory
Ad Index
Editorial Insights

Screen Printing - June/July 2012