Screenprinters Radio

Screenprinters Radio
Information for the Screenprinting Technologies

Understanding Ink Cost and Yield
Jun 10, 2019 • 14 min
Are you weighing your ink as it arrives at your shop? If not, you should be. The cost of ink, second only to labor cost, is an expendable that must be accounted for and should be done on a job-by-job basis.
Achieving Square Mesh Openings
Jun 2, 2019 • 7 min
If you want to increase the quality of your halftone or four-color process printing the information in this episode will provide some of the knowledge you need to begin.
Increasing Net Revenue for Manual Shops
May 26, 2019 • 6 min
How you can put another $28,000 or more in the bank each month.
A Light Integrator Does Not Provide Consistent Stencil Exposure
May 19, 2019 • 12 min
The light integrator only measures the amount of UV energy emitted by the lamp, and it cannot provide proper exposures.
50 Thinking Points
May 13, 2019 • 16 min
A discussion of problems that people face every day because they didn’t apply thought to what they were doing.
Reducing Exposure Times and Increasing Resolution
May 6, 2019 • 11 min
You may be inadvertently causing problems with exposure and resolution. Let’s talk about it!
Stabilizing Polyester Mesh
Apr 28, 2019 • 9 min
Using the proper steps to reduce tension loss that occurs on all polyester mesh.
Your Success Depends on Being the Best
Apr 21, 2019 • 13 min
It’s about initiating — continually creating situations that force you to become better than you currently are — purging yourself of all your imperfections.
Best Practices for Reducing Spoilage Cost
Apr 15, 2019 • 10 min
Learn how to find your normal and abnormal spoilage rates, and how to reduce your spoilage to increase your profit margin.
Achieving the Correct Exposure Time
Apr 8, 2019 • 11 min
Become a fly on the wall as we walk a printer through knowing the correct exposure time before making the exposure each and every time, without fail.
Understanding the Squeegee
Apr 1, 2019 • 10 min
Learn how to properly choose and use the squeegee in this episode.
Understanding Mesh Tension
Mar 25, 2019 • 15 min
Discussion on the tensioning of the mesh and what to expect of the newer meshes.
The Importance of EOMR
Mar 17, 2019 • 9 min
A discussion about the relationship between the percentage of a stencil’s EOMR and the quality of the printed image.
The Multipurpose Tool You Need in Your Shop
Mar 11, 2019 • 10 min
There are many tools available to screenprinters and they are all great at what they do. But there is one that is a multipurpose tool that everyone needs and few are using.
Resolving Registration Problems
Mar 4, 2019 • 10 min
In this episode, we discuss a number of problems that you can easily fix to make registration problems disappear.
Avoiding Rough Ink on Textile Products
Feb 25, 2019 • 15 min
We talk about eleven reasons why you may be creating the rough ink problem.
Reducing the Cost of Plastisol Ink
Feb 18, 2019 • 10 min
The majority of textile printers do not realize that they are paying more than needed for Plastisol ink and using more than necessary.
Understanding Off-Contact
Feb 10, 2019 • 13 min
How it affects the printing process
Effective Moisture Removal from Emulsion
Feb 4, 2019 • 16 min
This essential task of moisture removal should be one of the most straightforward tasks in the screenprinting process.
How to Succeed in Business by Building a Business That Cannot Fail
Jan 28, 2019 • 4 min
There are many reason why businesses don’t make it, but undoubtedly, the primary culprit is a lack of profitable clients.
How to Deal with Customers Who Say Your Price is Too High
Jan 21, 2019 • 11 min
Every business person in the world, both in the screenprinting technologies or another other trade is faced with this same problem.
Avoiding Potential Lawsuits
Jan 14, 2019 • 9 min
There are many reasons why screenprinting shops become embroiled in lawsuits, but there is one that can be completely eliminated immediately without cost.
Preparation of Mesh to Accept Emulsion
Jan 7, 2019 • 16 min
Mesh preparation is the process of cleaning and treating the screen to improve stencil adhesion and superior stencil coating, and to improve stencil durability and performance.
How Small Changes Can Make a Huge Difference
Dec 31, 2018 • 8 min
Learn how one printer put an extra $300,000.00 each year in his bank when we made some small changes to his operation.
Getting Printed in Mexico
Dec 24, 2018 • 13 min
If you have thought about sending those large jobs to Mexico to get them printed for less, this podcast will help you accomplish your goals.
The Expert Opinion
Dec 17, 2018 • 5 min
One expert claims we don’t need a roadmap to turn out great work. That we all start and finish in the same place. Really?
Slime and How to Avoid it
Dec 10, 2018 • 9 min
Do you sometimes get slime on the squeegee side of your stencil? Here is how you can avoid it in the future.
Your Success in Screenprinting
Dec 3, 2018 • 6 min
Your success in the screenprinting technologies hinges on one important factor - meeting or exceeding the expectations of your client. Fail to accomplish that and nothing else you do will keep you in business for long.
Reducing Labor Costs
Nov 26, 2018 • 11 min
How to reduce labor costs, which are among the highest values to screenprinters. A better way of improving your margins.
Why Plastisol Ink Fails in the Laundry
Nov 19, 2018 • 6 min
Every textile screenprinter is faced with the rejection of a job from time to time when the print washes out in the laundry. Learn how to prevent this problem in today’s podcast.
The King of Ink Transfer
Nov 12, 2018 • 5 min
Do you know what the real ink transfer tool is in screenprinting? You may be surprised to learn that it is not the squeegee.
Goal Bricks
Nov 5, 2018 • 11 min
Setting your goals and achieving greater success in your screenprinting operation.
The True Cost to Library Screens
Oct 29, 2018 • 7 min
A frank discussion of the real cost of creating a library of your screens to wait for the job to be printed at a later date.
The Importance of Little Things
Oct 22, 2018 • 3 min
How little things can make a big difference in your screenprinting process. Consider just two; the tension of the mesh, and the fill blade.
Oct 15, 2018 • 6 min
How to increase your sales by branding your company and attracting the right clients quickly and easily.
Why You Cannot Depend on the Step Test
Oct 8, 2018 • 2 min
The step test does not work as you think it should. Why you never want to use the step test in an attempt to find the correct exposure necessary to fully cross-hardening the emulsion and achieve the ideal stencil resolution.