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.
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Kick the Can: Project 376 Updates

Cody Scherer
When the Ryonet leadership team aligned in establishing Project 376, our mission was to evaluate each new and existing product with the health of ...
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Establishing a Brand: Creating a Logo

Sage Larson
Once you've researched your audience and competition and developed a brand voice, it's time to create the logo. Making a unique, eye-grabbing, and symbolic logo is arguably one of the most challenging tasks when establishing a brand. As in any screen printing process, you can go about creating a logo in many different ways. Ryonet's Creative Director Ryan Moore, a former screen printer, shared insights to his creative process of making a logo from scratch.
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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.
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LED Exposure: The New Standard

Sage Larson

Are point light source LED exposure units the new gold standard? LED’s are as close as we can get to a perfect point light source, so it seems odd to compromise this almost perfect geometry by assembling large area arrays. Large area arrays result in overlapping illumination from multiple LED’s, and this causes undercutting of […]

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

Sage Larson
No one likes paying taxes, right? 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!
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Invest in the Stock Market or Invest in Yourself

Sage Larson
Investing in the stock market isn’t the only way to bring home more money. Another way is to start a side hustle. Since you’re here, I believe it’s safe to assume that you’re thinking about diving into screen printing. If you’re a problem solver, a go-getter, a hard worker who’s creative, motivated, and driven, then screen printing is definitely for you. 
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Disposing of Hazardous Screen Print Shop Waste

Sage Larson
The screen printing process creates waste, particularly in the form of inks, emulsions, and the chemicals used to clean them off screens and tools. Some of this waste is hazardous. As awareness of environmental and safety concerns continue to grow, so does the importance of having a plan for properly disposing of it.
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How to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a White Garment

Sage Larson
We learned about printing white plastisol ink on a black shirt, but what about black plastisol ink on a white shirt? In our latest video, expert Colin Huggins explores the nuances of printing black plastisol ink on light-colored garments.
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Wear Masks. Why? CDC Issues Guidelines for Businesses To Reopen

Ryan Moor
In order to help prevent further outbreaks, the CDC says employees should wear a cloth face mask "in all areas of the business” along with sanitation, hand washing, and distancing. Many customers have had great success providing the reusable, sustainable, and comfortable Allmask™ to their customers as branded or blank to serve this need.
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Three Tips for Selling Face Masks

Ryan Moor
The face mask demand changes daily. More screen printing shops and promotional products distributors are starting to sell masks. Stay ahead of your competition. Here are three simple tips to help you be successful in the mask game.
Artwork Made Simple — New Art Digital Services

Artwork Made Simple — New Art Digital Services

Sage Larson
We're pumped to announce the launch of our new digital art services. Artwork.Halftoned.com, powered by GraphX Source, will help you with your art that needs to be vectorized, color separated, or digitized, and get it back quickly and print-ready at a reasonable price.