Screen Printing - December2015/January 2016 - (Page 2)

ThE SwOT aNalySiS EdiTiON Volume 106 / Number 6 CO NT E N T S sTReNGTHs 6 The Tremendous Promise of Industrial applications Mike Young & Wim Zoomer Screen printing's versatility is solving imaging challenges in countless industrial settings, including some of the most exciting emerging technologies. Among them are the burgeoning fields of printed and flexible electronics. 6 king of Textiles Charlie Taublieb Advancements in inks and stencils - plus increasingly accessible automatic systems - are just a few of the many factors keeping screen printing ahead in the garment game. weakNesses 14 The Limitations of screen Printing in the Graphic arts Tamas Frecska A number of processes are growing steadily faster, cheaper, and/or more versatile than screen printing. Is it time to wave the white flag in the commercial and retail markets? 16 why web-to-Print software Matters for all Printing Businesses Eileen Fritsch Understand why having a solid virtual presence could streamline your workflow, reinvent your marketing, and (perhaps) make your existing stable of printing technologies irrelevant. O P P OR T UNIT I e s 22 what If screen Didn't exist? Andy MacDougall Naysayers must be limited in their imagination, because the list of screen printing's abilities is long, and anyone with a vision can capture its potential. 26 Passion and Process Kiersten Wones The maker movement was born of a demand to meet the person behind the product, and screen printers new and old are in a perfect position to take advantage of this trend. T H R e a Ts 32 Progress: a Moving Target Mark Coudray Digital technology (printing and otherwise) is ever-evolving, and its movers are quick to adapt. What does the screen-printing industry need to do in order to keep up? 34 a Logical success Sophie Matthews-Paul Tile decoration has become the exception to screen printing's dominance in nearly every industrial market almost overnight. How did the change occur, and will it happen again? About the Cover Explore the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the process of screen printing as we move forward into 2016. ©2015 dizain/ 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.: $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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Screen Printing - December2015/January 2016