How to Create & Screen Print QR Codes on Garments  | Screenprinting.com

How to Create & Screen Print QR Codes on Garments

Jacelyn Wedman
Quick Response codes, or QR codes, are everywhere. You sit down at a restaurant and to read the menu, you have to scan a QR code. You walk through a trade show, stop by a booth with stellar equipment, and to get that show discount, you gotta scan a QR code. You’re picking up a new couch you found on Facebook Marketplace. To Venmo the seller, they bring up the QR code for their account so you can scan it and easily reimburse them. 
Should You Go Auto or Hire Another Printer?  | Screenprinting.com

Should You Go Auto or Hire Another Printer?

Jacelyn Wedman

Boxes of shirts are stacked from the floor to the ceiling. You’re covered with pallet adhesive and ink. Your wrists ache with pain, your legs are numb, fingers are stiff. You pause, staring at the 716th shirt you printed that day. You stare at the stack of t-shirts behind the press, printing 1,500 to be exact. The clock reads 11:17 PM. This order is due tomorrow. You look down and sigh, staring at your cracked, callous hands. This is the 12th time you’ve had to work late to finish a high-volume order this month. You can’t take it anymore. Something has got to change.

So, you, the printer, have two options. Hire another printer or go auto. But which should you do? Let’s explore these options so you can decide which is best for your growing shop.

What is Minimum Order Quantity and Why Does it Matter?  | Screenprinting.com

What is Minimum Order Quantity and Why Does it Matter?

Jacelyn Wedman
Every printer wants to make money. You don’t want to lose profit on a job, but don’t want to turn potential customers away. So what do you do? Set a minimum order quantity. A minimum order quantity will ensure that you are putting in the effort that isn’t going to waste. It also can help weed out customers who aren’t committed to quality like you are. Get your calculators out; this is going to take a bit of math. Don’t worry though. Here’s everything you need to find your minimum order quantity for every job.
How Moving Shops Helped Abi-Saad Print & Design Work Toward Goals and Create Community  | Screenprinting.com

How Moving Shops Helped Abi-Saad Print & Design Work Toward Goals and Create Community

Jacelyn Wedman
Moving to a new shop space is exciting but also intimidating. The process can be riddled with challenges or go smoothly. Anthony Abi-Saad found both when he moved his shop, Abi-Saad Print & Design, to a new location in Taunton, Massachusetts. It wasn’t the first time he’d moved, but it was a big new challenge. One main challenge: creating a darkroom from scratch. With a bit of creativity and some expert help, he was able to make it all happen.
Want to Screen Print? Here’s How to Choose the Best Start Up Press for You  | Screenprinting.com

Want to Screen Print? Here’s How to Choose the Best Start Up Press for You

Jacelyn Wedman
The day has come: you're ready to jump into the screen printing world. A key factor needed to get started in this adventure is a screen printing press. With tons of press options, it may be difficult to choose the best press to get started with. Luckily, there’s a guide to choosing the best startup press for your shop. Keep reading.
How Screen Printing Constantly Evolves to Fit an Ever-Changing World  | Screenprinting.com

How Screen Printing Constantly Evolves to Fit an Ever-Changing World

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printing is a wide, diverse industry. From its start in the Song Dynasty to its current variations, the trade has taken on a whole new look. But what is screen printing? How has it evolved over hundreds of years? Let’s take a look.
4 Steps to Prepare Your Screen Print Shop for a Severe Storm  | Screenprinting.com

4 Steps to Prepare Your Screen Print Shop for a Severe Storm

Jacelyn Wedman
It’s summer storm season again. You know what that means: natural disasters and storms that can impact your business. What should you do to prepare for a severe storm and protect your print shop? Here are six tips for prepping before a storm and what to do if your shop does get damaged. 
4 Steps to Turn Cardboard into a DIY T-shirt Folder  | Screenprinting.com

4 Steps to Turn Cardboard into a DIY T-shirt Folder

Jacelyn Wedman
Ever seen a T-shirt folded to perfection and thought it increased the value of the shirt? Folding T-shirts is a great way to increase the value of your orders. By folding shirts, you can create custom packaging and wow customers by adding a small step into your process. A T-shirt folder not only quickly folds t-shirts to industry-standard specs, but it is also an affordable option to streamline your process. Want to create your own? Here’s how.
Why Live Printing? PRNT SCRN Screen Printing Weighs In  | Screenprinting.com

Why Live Printing? PRNT SCRN Screen Printing Weighs In

Jacelyn Wedman
Live printing: some printers love it, others don’t. Doing live printing takes a little bit of bravery and a whole lot of preparation. So why should you do live printing? What’s so great about it? Josh Dykstra, the owner of PRNT SCRN Screen Printing, discusses his experience in live screen printing.
A Guide to Pricing Screen Printed Garments and Turning a Profit  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to Pricing Screen Printed Garments and Turning a Profit

Jacelyn Wedman

Unless you’re only screen printing for fun, you need to know how much you should sell your shirts to make a profit. The best way to know for sure how much you should sell your shirts to make a profit is to use a profit calculator. Following a calculator is helpful, but how does it translate to the real world? Here’s a crash course in pricing shirts as well as some pricing advice from real-life shops. 

How Heritage Press Takes Calculated Risks to Turn Creativity into Capital  | Screenprinting.com

How Heritage Press Takes Risks to Turn Creativity into Capital

Jacelyn Wedman
In 2020, the United States saw a record amount of new businesses opening their doors. 4.4 million businesses started up at the height of the pandemic, a 24% increase from 2019. Screen printing shops played a big role in this small business boom. Trey Woodward, the owner of Heritage Press, is one of them, opening his doors in October 2020. His print shop in Lubbock, Texas, has blown up in the 18 months since Trey started screen printing.
Ryonet Opens New Fulfillment Center in PA, Scaling to Meet the Needs of More Printers  | Screenprinting.com

Ryonet Opens Fulfillment Center in PA to Meet Needs of More Printers

Cody Scherer
VANCOUVER, WA - April 1, 2022 - Ryonet has announced an investment in Pennsylvania, launching a fully operational center to support expanded distribution throughout North America. As the new fulfillment center is established, it will create up to 10 full time jobs and serve over 17,000 customers in 30 states. Customers of www.ScreenPrinting.com will enjoy faster service, shorter lead-times, deeper inventory, and easier access to more key supplies with this new distribution center in eastern Pennsylvania.