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    Tara Zanzig

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    October 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM CDT

    Artwork That Works For Screen Printing

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    Digital artwork used for screen printing can be categorized in two types - raster and vector. In this article, we’ll define both file types, go over some vocabulary, and show how you can differentiate the two.

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    October 7, 2019 10:35:00 AM CDT

    File Preparation Tips For DTG Printing On Apparel

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    Digital printing has some similarities, but is a bit different than screen print or embroidery in terms of file prep. Here's some suggestions to submit your file so that your end print looks like you want it to.

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    September 12, 2019 2:20:00 PM CDT

    3 All-Over Printing Approaches For Custom T-Shirts

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    All-over printing does encompass the entire surface area of a shirt, however, the are three different approaches a printer might take based on the desired print and style of art. Each approach varies in complexity and price, so please be sure to consult with a sales insider before you finalize your design.

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    June 3, 2019 7:00:00 AM CDT

    10 Things To Consider When Printing Shirts For Your Business

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    There’s a gazillion different t-shirts you can have printed for your business. If you are considering a custom order, think about the following 10 items to help narrow down exactly what will best meet your needs:

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    October 29, 2013 1:17:00 PM CDT

    5 Eco-Conscious Tips To Follow When Caring For Your Apparel

    eco friendly clothingGrowing consciousness surrounding the health of our planet and ourselves has had an obvious impact on the fashion and apparel industry.Organic cottonwoolsilk, and hemp are all readily available for garment manufacturing, as well as material made from sustainable sources such as bamboosoy, tencel, and POP recycled plastic. The custom decoration industry has naturally followed suit by offering these same materials in the form of t-shirts, polos, totes, and other apparel items for screen printing and embroidery.

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    September 13, 2013 2:19:00 PM CDT

    The Role Of Bamboo As An Eco-Friendly Fabric

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    Consumers are paying more and more attention to the impact of the product they use on the environment. In fact, you probably couldn’t go a single day without the three little letters “eco” crossing your path. Textile manufacturers, screen printers, custom decorators, and designers are all trying to provide non-caustic solutions for their consumers. This focus brings bamboo into question.

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    August 15, 2013 12:39:00 PM CDT

    How To Wash Your Clothes For Increased Longevity

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    If you're anything like me, you want your favorite t-shirts to last a very, very long time. This sentiment applies to all clothes, actually. Whether it’s your everyday work clothes, favorite jeans or newly purchased fleece, the money you put into your clothing can last significantly longer than you might imagine.

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    April 10, 2013 10:06:00 AM CDT

    Meet Carlos Ballesteros: Screen Print Production Manager

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    Carlos Ballesteros joined the Sharprint team almost three years ago. We lucked out, for sure. He's an incredible production manager, and has brought so much more than kick butt numbers. 

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    April 4, 2013 10:30:00 AM CDT

    4 Key Elements To Ordering Restaurant Apparel

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    There are a number of considerations to make when outfitting a restaurant with uniforms or apparel—some more obvious than others. A little planning and forethought can end up saving you money in the long run by making sure you are selecting the right pieces for the right people to represent the restaurant in the right way. 

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    April 2, 2013 1:04:00 PM CDT

    Uniform Companies That Understand Your Brand And Business

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    The following is an excerpt from Sharprint's popular guide "Creating a Remarkable Uniform Program: What to Expect from a Uniform Provider". For more expert tips on creating a remarkable uniform program for your business, be sure to check out the full guide.

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    March 5, 2013 10:04:00 AM CST

    The Impact Of Apparel Manufacturing In America

    american clothing manufacturingBased on a survey of over 1000 responses conducted by Boston Consulting Group in September 2012, national economics and patriotism are deciding factors for apparel purchases. American job creation and quality standards attributed to American craftsmanship are revealed as the top two reasons consumers are seeking out American made apparel.

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