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    August 21, 2020 Sage Larson

    Disposing of Hazardous Screen Print Shop Waste

    The screen printing process creates waste, particularly in the form of inks, emulsions, and the chemicals used to clean them off screens and tools. Some of this waste is hazardous. As awareness of environmental and safety concerns continue to grow, so does the importance of having a plan for properly disposing of it.
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    July 16, 2020 Sage Larson

    How to Do Eco-Friendly Screen Printing

    Let’s face it. Screen printing is dirty, messy, and toxic at times. From the chemicals, garment manufacturers, chemical waste, to water pollution, screen printing has a long road ahead to becoming eco-friendly. Implementing greener practices seems challenging and expensive, but that’s not the case. 

    Our choices matter. Let’s look at ways screen printers can implement environmentally friendly products and processes in their shops. 

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  • States Issue Requirements for Businesses and Individuals to Wear Face Coverings
    July 1, 2020 Sage Larson

    States Issue Requirements for Businesses and Individuals to Wear Face Coverings

    Unfortunately, the number of coronavirus cases is rising. As the country grapples the situation, each state has taken the matter into their own hands. Some have delayed reopening plans while others have shut down their state again. In order to lower the amount of cases, states have issued requirements or recommendations about wearing face coverings.
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    May 8, 2020 Ryan Moor

    Three Tips for Selling Face Masks

    The face mask demand changes daily. More screen printing shops and promotional products distributors are starting to sell masks. Stay ahead of your competition. Here are three simple tips to help you be successful in the mask game.
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  • How to Build a Clientele for Your New Screen Printing Business
    May 1, 2020 Sage Larson

    How to Build a Clientele for Your New Screen Printing Business

    It's hard to run a business if you don't have any customers. Building your clientele base is one of the biggest hurdles a new business owner faces (other than the fun, upfront costs). Let's look at the different ways you can let the world know about your new screen printing business.
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  • Supporting Local – Watch the Printers Roundtable
    April 22, 2020 Sage Larson

    Supporting Local – Watch the Printers Roundtable

    Last week, a group of screen printers gathered to chat about what supporting local means to them. From building customer relationships to creating educational videos, these printers have a variety of ways they've continued to make an income while giving back to their community and the screen printing community.
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  • Press On Episode Four: Together IS Better
    April 17, 2020 Sage Larson

    Press On Episode Four: Together IS Better

    The latest episode of the Press On series is here! Ryonet continues the saga of bringing together some of the brightest and rad people in this industry to talk through some of the challenges and successes. We also want to share ideas as a community because Together IS Better. We’re looking at how to use your shop to serve your community, the fast-paced action necessary in the quick changing climate, and products and services needed during these times.
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  • The Lifestyle of Owning a Screen Printing Side Business
    April 17, 2020 Sage Larson

    The Lifestyle of Owning a Screen Printing Side Business

    Once you get the ball rolling for your screen printing side gig, it's hard not to let it seep into most aspects of your life. Don't blame ya. This is your passion. It's your me-time. A lot of other Americans feel the same way. According to Bankrate, 4 in 10 Americans have a side business and make around $8k annually. Side hustles are popular and profitable, but they can fall apart if you don't set up the time, space, and budget for it.
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