Screen Printing - December 2014/January 2015 - (Page 2)
ThE 2014-2015 SOluTiON SOURCE BOOk
Volume 105 / Number 6
CO NT E N T S
8 SGiA expo 2014: Five trends that May reshape Your business
It was SGIA's largest exhibition ever, and reportedly drew a record number of attendees as well. Consider five major
trends in technology our staff spotted on the floor and what they may mean for your business in the years ahead.
So l ut i o N S our c e b o ok
Designing Special effects with Glitter and Foil
Quality control in the Screenroom
Pointers for color Proofing
Selecting the right Squeegee
Preventing Problems When Printing Paper
calibrating uV Dryers
troubleshooting textile ink Drying and curing issues
Two of the most popular special effects in garment printing can also be the most problematic in production. Find out how
to design and plan work involving glitter and foil to minimize problems while maximizing revenue.
Often, the failures that happen in the middle of a print run were predetermined by mistakes that were made in the screenroom. You can eliminate these errors and the associated expenses with the correct quality-control tools.
For some discerning clients, proof that a job will be satisfactory is based on the proof you provide them before proceeding
with the order-a proof often based on completely different systems. Get tips on how to proof and match colors consistently.
Often one of the most neglected components of the screen-printing process, the squeegee plays a major role in determining
the success of your work. Get a primer on your options in squeegees and how to select the right one for a specific job.
Paper is a common and often inexpensive substrate that has the unfortunate tendency to "move," or change in dimensions.
Learn why paper can be an unstable material, and how careful planning and handling can eliminate most resulting defects.
Different UV-curing units may perform differently, especially ones that have been in the field for a long time. By calibrating the
units, you can simplify the process of choosing the right curing settings for your inks and production needs.
Done incorrectly, the last production step in screen printing garments can cause the entire job to fail. This simple-to-use chart
lists the most common defects that result from improper drying and steps to fix them.
Cover photo courtesy of SGIA.
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