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  • Heat can ruin your PET Film

    Heat can ruin your PET Film

    We know that throughout the printing process heat affects how the film peels.  Excessive heat reduces the ability to peel hot.  It has to do with the temperature threshold of the wax coating on these films. There have been a...

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  • Analog Alive and Ticking!

    Analog Alive and Ticking!

    The introduction of digital technology to the garment decoration industry has made a significant impact over the last ten or more years. The methods are numerous and well documented, but what about hybrid technology? First of all what is it?Hybrid...

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  • Is it Time for an Automatic? - SPSI Inc.

    Is it Time for an Automatic?

    Buying a new press is a huge investment and for some, it's just adding capacity to an existing print shop, where for others it’s a leap of faith into the unknown, often with finances promised but not guaranteed. Once the...

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  • Special Effects Printing - SPSI Inc.

    Special Effects Printing

    Special effects are a strange topic, and when I was asked to cover this subject I was a little lost for focus. This is mainly because its such a large broad area, we could argue that every time we decorate...

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    What you should know before buying a DTF printer.

    It’s the hottest thing in textile printing right now DTF (Direct-to-Film) printing. Since this is a fairly new process, there is a lot of conflicting information and it is hard to decipher what steps you should take. Before making the investment we...

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  • Are your colors right? - SPSI Inc.

    Are your colors right?

    Color is always a big part of what we do as screen printers and having a conversation with our customers on color, can be tricky. Color is at the heart of what we do as reproduction artists. Correct color communication is...

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  • Printing on High-Visibility Garments - SPSI Inc.

    Printing on High-Visibility Garments

    The majority of high visibility vests are made from polyester so they can be direct printed, heat seal transferred or embroidered, meaning they are a perfect little item to include as an add on sale. The back of a hi-vis...

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  • discharge

    The Dark Art of Discharge Printing.

    The screen printing industry is in constant change and there are a multitude of ways to print onto t-shirts. It takes most of us long enough to master the art of pushing sticky plastisol ink through a mesh, and yet our customers...

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