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5 Benefits Screen Printing Service Companies Can Offer

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Thu, Jun, 28, 2012 @ 11:06 AM

Selecting a screen printing service company can be a difficult task, but making sure you do your homework can ensure you will work with a quality printer when preparing for your next project. Partnering with a good screen printing service offers a number of benefits, many of which will benefit practically any business. Read on to learn about five top benefits that established screen printing service companies have to offer.

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Topics: screen printing

Reusable Grocery Totes: Sustainable Wave of the Future

Posted by Tara Zanzig on Wed, Jun, 27, 2012 @ 08:06 AM

Time to start stocking up on some reusable grocery totes! It's a good idea for some obvious reasons. Plastic grocery bags aren't able to be recycled, so 90% of them end up in landfills. Most plastic grocery bags are made from polyethylene, a byproduct of petroleum and natural gas. Both are nonrenewable resources that create more greenhouse gases and increase our dependency on foreign oil.

In the not so distant future, paper, plastic or "other" might not be your decision to make, or you could end up paying more if you want to use plastic bags. Los Angeles recently banned plastic grocery bags to be rolled out over 16 months. Additionally, there will be an additional charge to use paper bags supplied by the grocery stores. Maryland's Montgomery County is one of many to introduce a fee for using plastic bags.

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7 Things to Consider When All-over T-shirt Printing for Your Business

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Tue, Jun, 26, 2012 @ 14:06 PM

The process of screen-printing shirts has really come a long way. Instead of just choosing a central image for your shirt, you can use a variety of images or patterns when using an all-over printing design. There are many possibilities available to you with when printing your next all-over t-shirt, but there are some things to keep in mind when you’re designing and ordering your shirt.

1. Choose Cotton

You may have had another type of fabric in mind, but when it comes to all-over t-shirt printing, 100% cotton is going to ensure that your design and colors look the very best they can. Cotton allows for more options - as far as where your design can be printed. The cool thing about all-over t-shirt printing, is the fact that the design can be printed all the way up to the neck of the shirt, under the arms and over all of these areas. There are some quality considerations you should be aware of when printing over seams and edges, but remember, cotton allows the flexibility needed for a great screen print design.

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Custom Products for Your Yoga Studio

Posted by Tara Zanzig on Thu, Jun, 21, 2012 @ 13:06 PM

Retail areas in yoga studios are becoming the norm. Studios are making it convenient for yoga practitioners to get props like straps, blocks, mats, and - you guessed it - yoga clothes! American yogis spend over 5.7 million dollars a year on classes and products. For most studios that have a retail area, it accounts for 10-20% of overall sales. T-shirts and practice clothes with your studio's name and/or logo on them can be great for promotion and additional studio revenue, however keeping the retail area profitable does take a little business savvy.

Starting Out. Notice what the students wear and use. Have they asked you for recommendations on places to get props or apparel? These are indicators of what people will actually buy. It's a good idea to use half of the profit generated through sales to replenish stock.

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The Advantages of Digital Printing T-Shirts

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Wed, Jun, 20, 2012 @ 13:06 PM

Digital printing t-shirts, a new type of t-shirt printing that offers an alternative to the traditional screen printing method, is a surefire way to create custom designed t-shirts that represent your business in the best way possible. Even better, digital printing t-shirts will ensure that your custom designed t-shirts are produced efficiently both in terms of time and money.

This technique also gives your business more flexibility with being able to produce variations of the same shirt, and it also allows for a higher resolution and overall quality in the design of your shirts. Read on to learn four advantages that might just make digital printing t-shirts the perfect option for your business.


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Topics: digital printing, t-shirts

Do They Really Expect People to Wear That?

Posted by Jake Saunders on Tue, Jun, 19, 2012 @ 10:06 AM

Ever seen one of those photos from a runway fashion show and think, “Who would wear something like that?”  You know what I mean.  Bizarre unwearable clothing that’s probably glued on in places worn by equally bizarre zombielike people that look as if they’ve been stretch out in a fun house mirror.  Something like these 2009 Alexander McQueen designs:

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How Staff Uniforms Can Have an Impact on Your Business

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Thu, Jun, 14, 2012 @ 09:06 AM

Staff uniforms are a common feature shared by many of the most successful businesses in the country. Everyone from doctors to fast food workers are expected to wear a specific type of attire. Businesses can use staff uniforms for a variety of beneficial purposes.

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Topics: uniforms, employee uniforms, staff uniforms

Summer Clothing Trends You Don't Want To Miss

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Tue, Jun, 12, 2012 @ 11:06 AM

This summer, don't miss out on what's hot and trendy. Keeping up with fashion doesn't have to mean spending a lot of money, it just means keeping up with clothing trends so you'll know how to put your clothes together to create outfits that are flattering and eye-catching. Don't get caught not knowing what clothing trends are in this year! Here are a few ideas for summer wear this season.

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T-shirt Printers and How They Work

Posted by Sharprint Associated Press on Thu, Jun, 07, 2012 @ 09:06 AM

Once you have made the decision to develop your own custom designed t-shirts, you might wonder what your next step should be. The truth is that your experience will depend almost entirely on who your t-shirt printer is - so you had better select wisely.

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Topics: screen printing, digital printing

Are You Wearing UV Protective Clothing This Summer Season?

Posted by Tara Zanzig on Fri, Jun, 01, 2012 @ 12:06 PM

Yay for spring! The warmer weather and longer days have many of us outside for bike rides, BBQs, summer festivals, and countless other outdoor activities. It’s important to remember to use sunscreen, of course, but did you know your clothing can also increase your protection from the sun?

All fabrics protect us from those ultraviolet (UV) rays that cause sunburn, wrinkles, and can cause cancer to a certain extent. The clothing that does the best job carries Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) value. Folks that rarely get a sunburn on skin covered by clothing may not need to be concerned with the UPF value of their clothing, but fair skinned people, kids, and people spending extended periods of time in high elevations, near the equator, or around water or snow may benefit from clothing with a high UPF rating.

UPF ratings are similar to SPF ratings that we associate with sunscreens. They range from 15 (good) to 50+ (excellent). There are a variety of factors that contribute to the effectiveness of fabrics blocking the harmful UV rays.

Dense, tight construction - weaves or knits - tend to have higher UPF ratings because there is minimal space between the yarns. Very tightly woven garments with high UPF ratings will use vents to aid air circulation.

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