Custom Screen Printing & Printed Apparel
10 Mistakes that Most People Make
Reasons Why You Should Acquire Custom Apparel for Your Business
Being in the business sector in this day and age, it is not enough to just make enormous profits. Societal impact and image have become part and parcel of doing business. What was the in thing yesterday is old fashioned today and customizing apparels has become not only a necessity but also ideal. We are therefore going to look at the reasons as to why this is actually necessary and what impact it has on the business.
Thsirt Printing 101: Taping Off The Screen For Printing
Standard 2 inch masking tape will suffice for most of your taping needs on press. Screen tape is often good to use to tape off the screen so that it tolerates more solvents. Masking tape will become more difficult to remove with more exposure to inks and solvents. 2 inch screen tape will remain very easy to remove without leaving a ton of adhesive on the screen that will need to be cleaned off during the reclamation process, if that is where the screen will end up. Point being, that sometimes spending a little more on screen tape and using it wisely, (just to tape off the edges), can save you time and labor later.
The first reason for customizing business attires for your business is branding. It enables you to sell out the image of the business to the world. It affects how your customers will relate to your business. Well customized apparels that perfectly embody your brand is a very efficient marketing tool that should not be overlooked. By wearing the apparels, the employees are automatically appointed ambassadors of the company wherever they go.
Credibility is next in line as to why you need custom apparels for your business. Potential customers often feel that a company is somewhat real when they are served by company employees wearing similar apparels with the company's logo artistically printed on them. They speak volumes that would take a lot of time in explaining. They get to draw curious people who will definitely want to know about the business. They are commonly referred to as walking billboards which are very efficient if you are to reach out to many people.
Thsirt Printing 101: How Much Ink to Use -- No matter what I tell you here, no matter how little ink you put in the screen, some people are destined to make a mess. I have had printers who would never get a drop on them and have the screen full of ink – and others who got ink on them by just looking at the press. You are better off putting a small amount of ink across the back of the screen. You need enough to make a number of good prints without running dry, but not so much that when you print it all rides up on the squeegee handle. It is much easier to put more ink in a screen and harder to take the excess out!
A Guide to Screen Printing
More often than not you will be approached different types of people just for donning the apparels. From those who relate to the product to those that are curious to know about the business, what line of business you deal in, what goods and services are offered. This gives you the chance to be able to explain to them the nature of your business and how to acquire your goods or services. On the other hand if they are already customers they could offer invaluable feedback on your products and service delivery and probable areas that need improvement.
Thsirt Printing 101: Coating The Screen With Emulsion
The side of the screen that comes in contact with the tee shirt is known as the substrate side. The side where the ink is placed and pushed through the screen with the squeegee is known as the ink well side. You will want the thickness of the stencil to be apparent on the substrate side. This is accomplished by how you coat and dry the emulsion on the screen.
Coating your screens with emulsion should be done in subdued yellow or red light. This part of the process is often done in a "dark room" or an "exposing room" where the exposure table is also located. This is very handy as when the screens are dry, they will need to be handled in the same lighting conditions to place artwork on prior to exposure.
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The apparels also serve as uniforms for example in the case of a supermarket. This makes it easy for the customers to differentiate the employees from their fellow buyers. Good service delivery is therefore optimized.
The employees get to have a sense of togetherness every time they wear the attire. Whether it is the manager or just a mere store man, they get to have a good working relation at the workplace and even outside. The company or rather brand they represent serves as glue that binds them together. These results in a great working environment.