Leveraging Software Technology to Grow Your Screen Printing Business  | Screenprinting.com

Leveraging Software Technology to Grow Your Screen Printing Business

Guest Author
This class is an introduction to the Inktavo ecosystem which includes Printavo, InkSoft, and GraphicsFlow. Inktavo technology improves shop productivity, provides a highly effective e-commerce solution, and streamlines the graphics creation and collaboration process.
Why Screen Printers Should List Their Shop in a Directory  | Screenprinting.com

Why Screen Printers Should List Their Shop in a Directory

Jacelyn Wedman

Being part of something bigger than yourself is a good feeling. It’s reassuring to know there are people to support you and have some extra exposure to the digital world as a bonus. In today’s digital climate, having your shop listed in a directory can be a huge help in getting eyes on your business without much effort from you. Let’s dive into what a directory listing can do for screen printers and how to make the most of it. 

How to Protect Your Artwork From Copyright Infringement  | Screenprinting.com

How to Protect Your Artwork From Copyright Infringement

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printers are artists. Bringing a design from concept to garment is an artistic process. That art deserves to be protected. What’s worse than seeing a design you worked hard on get ripped off, and not being able to do anything about it? There’s a solution to protect your artwork: get it copyrighted. It seems daunting, but the process can help you protect your work.
3 Ways to Make Your Screen Print Shop Stand Out  | Screenprinting.com

3 Ways to Make Your Screen Print Shop Stand Out

Jacelyn Wedman
Every screen print shop wants to stand out. Whether that’s printing in a niche aspect of the trade, having excellent branding, or something else, you have to make your shop stand out above the noise. But how do you achieve that? There are plenty of ways to make your mark. Here are three tips to make your shop stand out.
What is Copyright Infringement and Why Does it Matter to Screen Printers?  | Screenprinting.com

What is Copyright Infringement and Why Does it Matter to Screen Printers?

Jacelyn Wedman
Copyright infringement can happen to anyone. Say a client asks you to print a design of a cup of coffee with the Starbucks logo on it. You may think it’s no big deal and grab its logo online and slap it on a t-shirt. A few months later, a cease and desist letter or email comes to you. Guess what? That Starbucks logo is copyrighted. Navigating copyrights is a bit tricky. Let’s dive in and define copyright and copyright infringement. Then we’ll see how it relates to screen printers.
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.
A Guide to Firing up Your T-Shirt Printing Side Hustle  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to Firing up Your T-Shirt Printing Side Hustle

Jacelyn Wedman
Need some extra cash? Want to diversify your income? Starting a side hustle is a great way to earn some extra money while doing something you love. Screen printing is a great side hustle to start up. Dip your toes in with a small press and take the craft as far as you want. Let’s talk about why you’d want a side hustle, what you’ll need, and how to be successful at it.
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.