Navigating the Manufacturing Labor Shortage
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by EXILE TECHNOLOGIES
1M ago
As industries grapple with an aging workforce, shifting demographics, and evolving skill requirements, the manufacturing labor shortage has emerged as a critical issue with far-reaching implications. This shortage is a localized concern and a global phenomenon impacting sectors across the board. In this blog, we delve into the depths of this pressing issue, focusing on its repercussions within the print industry. By understanding the broader context of the worker shortage and its specific impact on print manufacturers, we aim to uncover innovative strategies and technologies that pave the way ..read more
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How to Make Screen Print Transfers
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by EXILE TECHNOLOGIES
2M ago
Looking to add a personal touch to clothing or fabric projects? Screen print transfers are a great option! In this blog post, we walk through the process of how to make screen print transfers, from the essential materials and tools to step-by-step instructions. Plus, we’ll share invaluable tips and tricks from years of screen-printing experience, ensuring your creations are flawlessly executed. Tools and Materials These tools and materials are the backbone of the screen print transfer process, which creates professional-quality prints with ease and precision. Whether using plastisol ink and a ..read more
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Top Screen Printing Industry Trends for 2024
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by EXILE TECHNOLOGIES
3M ago
Screen printing has etched its mark as a versatile and cost-effective technique to produce products, and it’s constantly evolving to meet the demands of an ever-changing market. The global screen printing market was estimated at $3.5 billion in 2022 and is predicted to reach $11.2 billion by 2030. As we explore the core of screen printing industry trends, it becomes clear that this longstanding printing method is not merely surviving but flourishing, propelled by a multitude of innovative developments that are redefining the industry’s landscape. Artificial Intelligence in Screen Printing  ..read more
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7 Marketing Ideas for Printers to Use in 2023
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by EXILE TECHNOLOGIES
3M ago
The market is constantly evolving, with customers’ preferences changing, meaning that your marketing must adapt to stay on top. While you need to consider your time and budget, it is worth investing some of it into marketing to attract customers and increase your revenue. Our team has scanned over what’s currently happening in marketing, and we have the following marketing ideas for printers to use in 2023. Brand Identity Before undertaking your marketing efforts, establish a brand identity that will be consistent across the board. Establishing a brand voice and tone, core values, goals, and s ..read more
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Simple Ways to Improve Screen Printing Production
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by EXILE Technologies
1y ago
Screen printing is a popular method for printing designs onto various surfaces, such as fabric, paper, and plastic. While the process may seem straightforward, there are several simple tips and tricks that can help improve the quality of the final product. In this blog, we will discuss some of the key strategies for enhancing screen printing at various stages. Improvements at Each Stage Design Choose Appropriate Colors: Choosing the right colors for the design is also important for screen printing production. It’s best to choose colors that are easy to mix and work with, as well as colors that ..read more
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Tips on Screen Printing Accuracy Improvements
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by EXILE Technologies
1y ago
Screen printing is a popular technique that uses a mesh screen, ink, and a squeegee to create designs on various materials, such as fabric, paper, and plastics. It is widely used in producing clothing, promotional items, and packaging materials. However, like any other printing process, screen printing can be prone to errors and defects. These errors can be caused by various factors, including human error, equipment malfunction, and environmental factors, such as temperature and humidity. In this blog, we will discuss some systems and methods for accuracy improvements. Methods to Improve Accur ..read more
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A Guide on Choosing Screen-Printing Mesh Count
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by EXILE Technologies
1y ago
Mesh count is one of the first items that screen printers need to understand to have successful results in production. Mesh count measures how many polyester threads cross each other per square inch of a screen. Different mesh counts are utilized for different applications, and using the wrong mesh count will create errors in printed products. To help you further understand the importance of choosing the right mesh, our team put together the following information on what is needed to know about mesh count. Common Mesh Counts The following is a breakdown of common mesh counts and which inks an ..read more
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Screen Printing Cost Calculator: A Guide to Earning a Great Profit
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by EXILE Technologies
1y ago
As is the case for any business, the goal of running a screen-printing business is to make a profit. Unfortunately, there is no all-in-one cost calculator that encompasses all the factors involved in running your business.  However, here is an example of a simplified formula: Revenue (Printing Fees + Raw Materials and Markup)  – Cost of Goods Sold (Raw Materials Costs, i.e., garments, inks, film, labor, etc.) = Gross Profit – Overhead and Operational Expenses = Net Profit Keep reading to learn more about the parts of this formula and how to set prices for complex print jobs.  Ma ..read more
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What to Know About Screen Printing Film Storage to Avoid Costly Redos
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by EXILE Technologies
2y ago
Storing your film positives is an essential part of running your business, and there are too many ways to count how they can become damaged if not properly stored. But what’s the best method for screen printing film storage?  No need to scour the internet or skim the forums. We condensed information on how to keep your films lasting for years. Read on to learn more.  Why Is It Important to Store Films? Many companies want to reuse film positives if a client re-orders a print since reprinting will cost more time and money. If you think saving time and money seems a reasonable effort ..read more
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Automation in Printing Industry
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by EXILE Technologies
2y ago
Many industries are turning towards automation to benefit their businesses now and into the future. In the printing industry, automation is gaining popularity due to enormous production workflow efficiencies realized once adopted. Automation reduces the risks of errors that are inherent in manually controlled processes. Removing these obstacles promote improvements to your production goals. Introducing automated workflows is a way to improve print management and the production process with operational efficiency. Read on to learn more about controlling and optimizing the printing production pr ..read more
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