How Golden Press Studio Continues to Help New Shops Grow

How Golden Press Studio Continues to Help New Shops Grow

Jacelyn Wedman
Every screen printer’s journey is different. Whether you bought a shop set or created your own DIY equipment, getting off the ground is the hardest part of starting a screen printing business. Having a community of screen printers supporting you is essential; knowing someone is in your corner makes all the difference. The crew at Golden Press Studio believe in the power of community. They wanted to make a difference in the screen printing community by giving five shops a serious upgrade.
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How Avila Design Co. Hustles for Success

Jacelyn Wedman
If there’s one motto in the screen printing business, it’s “the hustle is real.” Many screen printers work seven days a week, operating shops in spare rooms, garages, and basements. If it’s your passion, the grind is worth it. With a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, your print shop grows and evolves. That’s what happened to Joey Avila, owner of Avila Design Co. His business in Fort Wayne, Indiana, took off with some help from a friend and his constant hustling.
What is Screen Printing?

What is Screen Printing?

Jacelyn Wedman
We’re all familiar with the process of screen printing. From startups to fully automatic shops, the screen printing industry is diverse and filled with community and competition. But at its core, what is screen printing? How did we get here? In this blog, we’ll look at that history and talk about the future for screen printing. 
Why Advanced Printers Need to Use Baselayr Complete Emulsion and How to Use It

Why Advanced Printers Need to Use Baselayr Complete Emulsion and How to Use It

Jacelyn Wedman
Advanced screen printers. High production print shops. We’re talking to you. If you’re pushing the limits of your emulsion, check out Baselayr Complete. Wondering how it'll work in your screen print shop? Screen printing expert Colin Huggins addresses what kind of darkroom you need for this emulsion, guidelines for coating screens, and tips for capturing even more detail. 
How Stark Screen Printing Added their First Team Member

How Stark Screen Printing Added their First Team Member

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printing is a demanding, time-consuming industry. To turn a profit, you have to work hard every day to make sure your product is perfect and your customers are happy. But what happens when you’re stretched too thin? It may be time to get an extra set of hands. Daniela Murphy, owner of Stark Screen Printing, shares her experience on adding a new team member to her print shop.
Top 3 Customer Screen Printing Complaints and How to Handle Them

Top 3 Customer Screen Printing Complaints and How to Handle Them

Jacelyn Wedman
From ordering and printing to packaging and shipping, things can go wrong in many areas. If you have unhappy customers blowing up your email or your DMs, it’s always best to kill them with kindness. A screen printing expert and a few former screen printers share how to handle the three most common issues customers may bring back to you. 
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How Stark Screen Printing has Coped with COVID and Supported Local Businesses

Sage Larson
Sadly, the pandemic hasn't disappeared. As it has exploded in the West and East Coast, to the South, and now the Midwest, businesses all over the United States have felt, are feeling, or will feel the effects of the virus. Some screen printers have felt it, while others have been able to push through. Stark Screen Printing is one of those screen printers that have stayed afloat, but it's thanks to her hard work and her supportive community.
headshot of a printer in a shop

How Golden Press Studio Powered the Print within the Screen Printing Community

Sage Larson

When screen printer Jonathan Overmyer was scrolling through posts on the Rogue Printers Facebook Group one night, a post stopped him in his tracks. A new printer in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a few hours away from his shop, was washing out screens in a car wash. 

That night, Jonathan decided he wanted to change that printer's life.

the inside of a print shop

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

Sage Larson

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.