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www.screenweb.com december 2012 / january 2013 Volume 104 / Number 6 Gregory Sharpless Editor-in-Chief gregory.sharpless@stmediagroup.com ben P rosenfield . Managing Editor ben.rosenfield@stmediagroup.com Kelly n. Kofron Interim Art Director kelly.kofron@stmediagroup.com mark coudray, rick davis, Tim Greene, andy macdougall, rick mandel, Thomas Trimingham Columnists 4 Sorting Out Squeegee Sharpeners 6 avoiding Screen damage 10 managing Frame and mesh Selection 20 Preventing and removing Haze 23 controlling dot Gain on Garments 24 regulating Substrate Static and Surface energy 25 Screen Printing metallic Inks 27 a Look at Film and Liquid Laminators The squeegee sharpener is the tool that screen printers use to restore the squeegee blade's edge so the squeegee can be brought back to action. The leading causes of screen damage are poor tensioning practices, lack of instruments tools and properly maintained tensioning devices, and poorly prepared frames. The frame is a major tool in the production process, and the screen determines the maximum quality production speed and, ultimately, profitability. The first thing we think about when discussing ghost images is a stain of the printed image that remains in the mesh after reclaiming. Decorating textiles means working with surfaces that are 65-90% solid, which leaves a 10-35% chance of missing a printable surface. 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 Ink adhesion and print quality on plastic films can suffer when ink doesn't properly wet, or make maximum contact with, the substrate's surface. Find out how these specialty inks are formulated and how to work with them effectively on press. If you don't already own a laminator, you might be missing out on opportunities to expand your capabilities and customer base. jerry Swormstedt Chairman of the Board Tedd Swormstedt President DEPARTMENTS 29 30 31 32 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 2013, 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) 763-4938, New Subscriptions: www.screenweb.com/subscribe. 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 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 2013/January 2014

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Screen Printing - December 2013/January 2014

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http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20191201
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20191011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20190809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20190607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20190405
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20190203
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20181201
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20181011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20180809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20180607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20180405
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20180203
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_201712201801
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20171011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20170809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20170607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20170405
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20170203
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_201612201701
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20161011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20160809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20160607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20160405
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20160203
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20161201
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20151011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20150809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20150607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20150405
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20150203
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20151201
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20141011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20140809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20140607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20140405
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20140203
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20141201
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20131011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20130809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20130607
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20130405
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20130203
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http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20121011
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/STMG/sp_20120809
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