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February/March 2015 Volume 106 / Number 1 CO N T E N T S About the Cover Set your shop above the rest by learning the somewhat rare craft of printing on flock. Find out what you'll need to get started and techniques that will help you take advantage of the unique process on page 26. Shirt courtesy of Empas Emprime Tekstil Sanayi Ltd., Istanbul. Cover photo © of Jerome Vieh/ Cover design by Kelly N. Kofron. COLUMNS E X P E RT A P PA R E L 14 Tracking Downtime on the Production Floor Terry Combs What's causing stoppages, and how much time are you losing? Get organized and take an inward look at your shop's downtime; it could be the first step toward doubling your production in less than 30 days. S H O P TALK 36 Remembering the Future Andy MacDougall Word on the street is that screen printing is dead. But the numbers - and the screen printers - suggest otherwise. Here's a quick look into the evolution of the industry over the last 100 years as we consider what it might look like for the next 100. FEATURES 16 High-End UV Flatbeds and the Changing Dynamics of In-Store Marketing Eileen Fritsch As retail environments have become more sophisticated, the term "point-of-purchase" has grown to mean everything from floor and ceiling graphics to interactive customer experiences. Find out how these trends are changing the technology mix of screen and high-speed flatbed printing in this sector. 22 An Update on Architectural Glass Decoration Wim Zoomer Though screen printing remains an attractive option for decorating large panes of glass for architectural projects, inkjet is making inroads. Learn the pluses and minuses of each process and see results from around the globe. 26 Printing Direct Flock Charlie Taublieb How can you distinguish your shop from your competitors? The ability to work with flock is both hard to find and easy on the budget, opening the door for you to charge premium prices if you take the time to understand these techniques. DEPARTMENTS 4 6 8 33 34 35 SCREENPRINTING Online Communities EDITORIAL INSIGHTS PRESSING ISSUES NEW PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTOR/DEALER DIRECTORY CLASSIFIEDS AD INDEX 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.: $46 USD. Annual rate for subscriptions in Canada: $77 USD (includes GST & postage); all other countries: $101 (Int'l mail) payable in U.S. funds. Printed in the U.S.A. Copyright 2015, 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 all subscription services, back issues, and single-copy sales, contact:, Fax: (847) 763-9030, Phone: (847) 763-4938, New Subscriptions:; Renewals:

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