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ThE 2014-2015 SOluTiON SOURCE BOOk Volume 105 / Number 6 CO NT E N T S FeAture 8 SGiA expo 2014: Five trends that May reshape Your business Steve Duccilli 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 14 Designing Special effects with Glitter and Foil 16 Quality control in the Screenroom 22 Pointers for color Proofing 24 Selecting the right Squeegee 26 Preventing Problems When Printing Paper 30 calibrating uV Dryers 32 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. DePArtMeNtS 4 28 35 36 EDITORIAL INSIGHTS AD INDEx DISTRIBUTOR/DEALER DIRECTORY CLASSIfIEDS ScreeNpRINTING Online Communities Cover photo courtesy of SGIA. 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 2014, 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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Screen Printing - December 2014/January 2015