Looking For A Tax Break? Section 179 May Be The Answer  | Screenprinting.com

Looking For A Tax Break? Section 179 May Be The Answer

Sage Larson
Don't pay more taxes than necessary. Section 179, a piece of legislation aimed at assisting small to medium-sized businesses, is a great way to limit tax liability this year. Today’s short post will explain how Section 179 works for screen printers and how a screen printing shop can take advantage of this helpful deduction!
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 Optimize Your Website for Mobile Devices  | Screenprinting.com

3 Ways to Optimize Your Website for Mobile Devices

Jacelyn Wedman

In today’s digital world, everything is becoming more and more mobile-friendly. Think about it: how often do you look things up on your phone? Are you reading this blog on your mobile device? According to Statista, “Mobile accounts for approximately half of web traffic worldwide. In the first quarter of 2023, mobile devices (excluding tablets) generated 58.33 percent of global website traffic, consistently hovering around the 50 percent mark since the beginning of 2017 before permanently surpassing it in 2020.”

According to TechJury, “83 percent of mobile users expect a flawless experience whenever they visit a website with any mobile device.” Up to 70 percent of web traffic comes from mobile devices. So how do you make your website mobile-friendly? Here are a few tips.

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.

Why is LED Exposure Better and How Does it Work?  | Screenprinting.com

Why is LED Exposure Better and How Does it Work?

Sage Larson
LED exposure units are the new standard for any screen printer’s darkroom. But why? Many factors make LED light optimal: light output, speed, consistency, and more. Here are three benefits of using LED exposure bulbs in any darkroom.
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.
Why Screen Printers Should Use a Filtration System  | Screenprinting.com

Why Screen Printers Should Use a Filtration System

Sage Larson
If you have ever had to pay for a drain cleaning service or plumber to come to your shop to unclog your drain, you already know why you should be using a filtration system underneath your washout booth. Filtration systems keep solids from washing down the drain, clogging up your pipes, and creating a lot of stress for you. Let’s go over why printers need a filtration system and how to use it.