How Financing Equipment can Help Screen Printers Do More  | Screenprinting.com

How Financing Equipment Can Help Screen Printers Do More

Jacelyn Wedman

You know the struggle: your conveyor dryer breaks down, and without it, you can’t run at the volume you need in order to meet deadlines. You need a new conveyor dryer, but that’s a few thousand dollars that you don’t have in your pocket at the moment. How are you going to pay for a new conveyor?

Good news: there’s an answer to this problem. Queue financing. The term may sound scary, but financing provides a great opportunity to pay off expensive equipment slowly, in manageable installments. With a couple of financing options, you can pay how you like. Let’s talk about how financing through ScreenPrinting.com works, what your options are, and how to do it.

How Boyd Creative Print Shop’s commitment to Quality Produces Booming Business  | Screenprinting.com

How Boyd Creative Print Shop’s commitment to Quality Produces Booming Business

Jacelyn Wedman
Garage shops are the bread and butter of the manual screen printing industry. They’re perfect for printers interested in working close to home or making their real estate investment do double duty. One such shop is Boyd Creative Print Shop. Owners Andrew and Chantel Boyd opened the shop in 2020, running it out of their garage in Des Moines, Iowa. Their commitment to quality has made them a big hit in the print community.
If You Had to Pick One, Which Would You Choose: A Flash Unit or Tabletop Conveyor Dryer?  | Screenprinting.com

If You Had to Pick One, Which Would You Choose: A Flash Unit or Tabletop Conveyor Dryer?

Jacelyn Wedman
As much as a new business owner may wish and strive for it, not all have a budget to cover all their startup expenses. So, decisions have to be made and creative solutions have to be discovered. New screen printers may find themselves in this dilemma. Sometimes, they might have to pick one piece of equipment over another, like deciding between a conveyor dryer and a flash dryer. How do you know which is the better investment? Well, it depends on what you want to do. Here are three factors to consider to help you decide which is better for your shop.
How to Handle Plastisol Ink in Cool Temperatures  | Screenprinting.com

How to Handle Plastisol Ink in Cool Temperatures

Sage Larson
Are you dreaming about warm summer days when your ink flows oh so smoothly? Winter and its cooler temperatures sure make it difficult for a screen printer, especially with white plastisol inks. The ink feels thick, stringy, and stiff. It requires more effort to lay down a good ink deposit. Does it have to be this hard? Nope. Ink and chemistry guru Colin Huggins shares his secrets to making white plastisol ink easier to handle during the cooler months. 
Best Practices for Setting Up Shop in Your Garage  | Screenprinting.com

The Best Way to Set up a Screen Print Shop in a Garage

Sage Larson

Tons of print shops start off in basements, spare rooms, and garages. Think about it, they're already investing a good chunk of cash into purchasing the equipment and supplies, why not set up shop in a space they have already paid for? 

Print expert Darryl Sapp shares his past experiences of working in a garage shop, offering best practices to make the most efficient workflow in the space you have. 

Control Print Shop Temperature with these 3 Tips  | Screenprinting.com

Control Print Shop Temperature with these 3 Tips

Jacelyn Wedman
Temperatures in screen print shops can get uncomfortable. Whether you’re sweating in the summer or shivering in the winter, controlling the temperature in your shop makes a big difference. There are plenty of ways to keep your shop’s temperature comfortable, from venting conveyor dryers to simply opening a window. Let’s dive in.
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.
Simple Steps to Keep Your Print Shop Tax Exempt  | Screenprinting.com

Simple Steps to Keep Your Print Shop Tax Exempt

Jacelyn Wedman
Imagine buying screen printing supplies and not having to pay taxes. What a dream, right? If your screen printing business is a registered LLC, that dream can be a reality. To learn more about what tax exemption is and how to obtain it, continue reading.
Establishing a Brand: The Voice  | Screenprinting.com

Establishing a Brand: The Voice

Sage Larson
When most people think of branding, they think about the visuals like logos, web design, photos, etc. You know what often goes unnoticed? The brand's voice. The messaging is just as important as the visuals. Let's look into what a brand voice is, the differences between voice and tone, and how to develop a brand voice.