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Even before the global economy took a dive, saving money was cool. It’s not very often that you hear somebody say they want to spend all their money. At DFC Screen Printing, we know you’re on a budget, and you should know that we want you to get the best value for your order.

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Customers are sometimes confused by the screen printing process. Years of practice have led to apparently unintuitive practices to create the best screen printed shirts. Techniques like applying a white underbase for prints seem odd at first, but after you take a brief look at the process, it starts to make a lot more sense.  

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Posted by on in Marketing Tips and Strategies

Starting a company is a challenge of its own. You need to form a business plan, decide what service or product you are offering, and get a logo and a website. If you’re selling a product, you also need to prepare your stock, decide how you are packaging it, and consider renting an in-person storefront. But even once everything is ready to go, you can’t just expect customers to come walking in your door. They need to hear about you first – which means you need to find a way to promote your company.

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Some of the most frequent questions we get from customers concern the differences between screen printing and DTG (direct to garment) printing, also referred to as digital printing. These are two of the most popular printing methods, with some major differences. I thought this post would be a good place to answer some of those questions.

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You’ve probably seen people walking around at barbeques, family reunions, and trade shows while wearing custom shirts. But have you ever thought of ordering a batch of custom shirts for yourself or your company? We get orders for all sorts of occasions; here are just a few of the reasons people have designed a shirt.

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Posted by on in Artwork and Design

Have you ever spent any time with a group of graphic designers, computer programmers, or a group from a similarly geeky profession that you don’t share? Set your stop watch, and see how long it takes before they start dropping jargon and lingo that sounds like a foreign language. If you can’t decipher what they’re talking about, you probably tune it out in a hurry.

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If you’ve ever seen an old image of pioneer women sewing with a hoop, you’ve probably seen basic embroidery. Humans have been using colored thread to put images into cloth since dyed thread was invented. Instead of using stitches to hold an article of clothing together, the stitches are used to create a pattern or an image.

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Posted by on in Educational Resources

Before I started to learn about fabrics, I never paid any heed to different materials, especially when it came to dress shirts. All button down shirts were more or less the same in my mind. If it looks good, then the material should make no difference.

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Do you remember the days before the term “moisture wicking” was part of the modern lexicon? Those were the days of scratchy wool, an uncomfortable situation for many. Fortunately, fabrics have progressed.

A quick recap for those who are just noticing the moisture wicking movement: moisture wicking fabrics move moisture, from sweat, away from the skin. Sweating is a natural thermoregulation mechanism of your body, but when sweat remains next to your skin in cooler temperatures, it can lead to hypothermia. It doesn’t have to be very cold, since most hypothermia cases happen around 50 degrees F.

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Posted by on in Schools & Fundraising Ideas

High school and college are big deals when you enter. The next four years will have a huge impact on your education and social life. Because of this, it’s important to encourage students to participate and feel included. The closer they feel to the school, the more motivated they will be. One good way to promote student involvement and your school in general is to hold a promotional t-shirt giveaway.

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A suit and tie isn’t always the most appropriate attire for most businesses. On the other hand, T-shirts certainly don’t bespeak professionalism. Nothing says business casual like a polo. Polos are the chameleon of the business shirt world, equally at home meeting clients at a café and delivering a presentation to the Board of Directors. That might be a stretch. Still, there are many situations where a polo is appropriate. And almost as many choices for polo materials at DFC Screen Printing.

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