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LOOKING FOR A TAX BREAK? SECTION 179 MAY BE THE ANSWER!
LOOKING FOR A TAX BREAK? SECTION 179 MAY BE THE ANSWER!

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  • Riley Hopkins Forced Air Flash Dryer with smoke in the background
    October 28, 2020 Sage Larson

    Don't be Scared to Print with Water-Based Inks. Be Prepared.

    Printing with water-based ink is a whole new ball game compared to plastisol ink. One of the challenges of water-based inks is achieving proper cure. With water-based inks, the water needs to evaporate before the pigment can cure. Having equipment with forced air is the most efficient way to cure water-based inks. Not every printer can get his or her hands on a forced air conveyor dryer, but investing in a forced air flash dryer is more feasible. 
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  • an ipad and a shirt with a skull design that says live long
    October 23, 2020 Sage Larson

    How You Can Make a T-Shirt Design in Procreate

    Have a ton of great t-shirt ideas but don't know how to design them? Graphic Designer Cory Romesier of Golden Press Studio will walk you through how you can create your own design in Procreate. He'll share helpful insights about Procreate, tricks you can utilize to take the design to the next level, and how to mock it up on a shirt. Check it out.
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  • pile of one dollar bills
    October 19, 2020 Sage Larson

    Looking For A Tax Break? Section 179 May Be The Answer

    No one likes paying taxes, right? Section 179, a piece of legislation aimed at assisting small to medium-sized businesses, is a great way to limit tax liability this year. Today’s short post will explain how Section 179 works for screen printers and how a screen printing shop can take advantage of this helpful deduction!
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  • shirt with a tiger on it next to a man swinging a flash dryer over a platen
    October 14, 2020 Sage Larson

    The Tools Needed for Oversized Prints

    Oversized prints are bold, loud, and eye-catching. Oversized prints are a cool way to show off a brand or artistic talent. To execute oversized prints, you need the right set of tools. Our latest video by Golden Press Studio goes over what tools and equipment you need to effectively pull off oversized prints.
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  • person spraying out stencil in a washout booth
    October 9, 2020 Sage Larson

    Going Over the Basics: Coating and Exposing Screens

    Coating and exposing a screen perfectly is not an easy task. In our latest video, we've pulled together a few of viewers' favorites from previous deep dives into the darkroom processes. The quick reference will provide best practices for drying clean screens, how to properly coat emulsion to a screen, and what to look out for when washing out the screen.
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  • skull with candle burning on its head print
    October 7, 2020 Sage Larson

    How to Create a 5 Color Print Using 3 Colors

    There may be a time when a customer requests a multicolor print that requires more colors than your press can handle. Luckily, you have a few tricks you can do to make it work. Screen printing expert Colin Huggins will walk through creating the artwork for the print and how to set it up on press.
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  • the inside of a print shop
    September 30, 2020 Sage Larson

    Stark Screen Printing's Recipe for Success — Hard Work, Quality Product, Best Customer Service

    When Daniela Murphy’s husband called her back in November 2017 as she sat in the break room of Kohls, he had one question for her. Would it be okay if he bought some screen printing equipment off of Craigslist? 

    Screen printing had always been a passion of his and he wanted to pursue it in his free time. Daniela, having no experience with screen printing, just said sure. 

    Little did she know that their decision would lead to her new career.

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