Why Can’t I Hold Detail in My Screenprints?

This question comes up often with screenprinters: why can we not hold detail? The answer is an idea  similar to the art department concept of problems with source artwork where we say “garbage in, garbage out.” We are now are transferring that idea to print production.  Basically, if you have a crappy stencil you have no chance of achieving high detail in print. Some basic answers on
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Printed Threads’ Most Excellent Adventure

Our pal Brett Bowden lays some wisdom on us to start the new year. Two hearty thumbs up from the Ink Kitchen on his main points: 1. Stay close to your vendors, good ones like SPSI are incredibly important to your business  2. Don’t forget to have fun, otherwise what the hell are we doing all this work for. Here’s Brett’s take on his most
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Paradigm II – DTG/Screenprint Combo – ISS LB…

HIrsch and SPSI are representing Kornit, who make the best Digital Direct to Garment (DTG) presses. They also both represent MHM who make the best screen printing presses. Now there is a pretty amazing cooperative effort that probably only MHM and Kornit could pull off successfully. They have come out with the Paradigm II as a cooperative venture. The Paradigm II is an MHM rotary textile press that
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Equipment We Love – Epson system

Some pieces of equipment come along and they have it all – quality, price, reliability. I love our Epson 4900 and I love the film and ink we get from SPSI, I love the Wasatch RIP (well here I exaggerate slightly,) and I love our chip resetter. Basically I don’t think about film any longer. I know I’ll get an Olec or KIWO direct to screen unit
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Equipamiento que nos encanta- Sistemas Epson

Algunas piezas de equipamiento han progresado mucho y ahora lo tienen todo- calidad, precio y fiabilidad. Nos gusta mucho nuestra Epson 4900 y la tinta que conseguimos de SPSI. Nos encanta el rasgado de Wasatch y nuestro chip para resetear (quizá aquí esté exagerando un poco). Básicamente ya no pienso en la película. Sé que acabaré comprando una Olec o KIWO especializada en impresión de
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ISS Nashville Pre-Show Report

We went to check out the beautiful new Music City Center today to get a preview of what some of our IK Sponsors will be showing at the ISS Nashville Show for the next three days. We saw the Kornit Breeze and a Tajima single head laser at the Hirsch booth. (#604). American Apparel (Booth #704) has lots of cool American-made garments, including these old school baseball
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