Custom Screen Printing & Printed Apparel
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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: Don't Be Afraid of Additives --Most ink on the market it a little too thick to print easily by hand. It generally needs a slight amount of reduction – thinning – to make it work better. Thinning does not mean making it softer so I am talking about adding a curable reducer rather than a "soft hand" additive. A small amount of reducer will make the ink more workable.
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: Checking For Pinholes
Simply place the finished screen on a light table or hold it up against daylight and look for any unwanted holes or breaks in the emulsion due to dust or foreign debris. It is best to use a light table so that you may see what you are about to do. We will want to fill any pinholes or other mistakes with block out. Block out is an emulsion like chemical you can use to fill pinholes. It is not light sensitive and only needs to dry. Be sure it is compatible with your solvents and inks.
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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: Placing Artwork on The Screen For Exposure
This should be done in subdued yellow or red light. For a one color design placing the film positive on the screen for exposure is quite simple. We will place it on the substrate side with the film facing up so that when you look at it from the ink well side the design will "read right". Just center the design from left to right and set it down about 3 or 4 inches from the top. The top would be the side that is closest to you when mounted in the press. Use clear Scotch Tape to hold the film in place on the emulsion coated screen. It is often helpful to make a "dog ear" on the tape for easy removal after being exposed and before washing out.
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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.