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Jason Case

I'm the owner of DFC Screen Prinitng, I love everthing to do with t-shirt printing, marketing and technology. Owning and operating a screen printing company has lead to my expertise in screen printing t-shirts and an extensive knowledge about the industry in whole. This is one of my passions in life. So needless to say that I feel very fortunate to wake up every morning doing what I love to do!

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It’s been a while since you’ve heard from us, and for that we’re sorry.

But trust me, the wait was well worth it.

While we were away, we were working on a very exciting project … a new sister company called TStacker.com.

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There is a glut of information on the Internet, from articles to YouTube tutorials, explaining the process of printing your own T-shirts. It’s advertised as easy, fun, and inexpensive. It’s actually difficult to find any evidence on the Internet to the contrary. This post is designed to give some balance to that perspective.

Don’t get me wrong. I firmly support the pursuit of your creativity, and screen printing is a good avenue for creativity. If that is what you’re after, then get down to business. If, on the other hand, you’re thinking you can cut corners by doing it yourself, there are a few things you might want to keep in mind.

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Most shirt designs sit inside careful boundaries, confined to a portion of the shirt. One way to break away from traditional t-shirt design is all-over printing. You’ve undoubtedly seen all over prints, which cover the entire shirt, or at least one side of it. All over designs are literally all over the shirt, but how is it accomplished? The answer is complex, engrossing, and perfectly suited for a blog entry.

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This post started with a simple, intriguing bit of information: a marketing campaign based on chocolate grasshoppers. For a company that doesn’t do food or grasshoppers.

Needless to say, my interest was piqued.

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Your employees work hard for you, day in and day out. One of the best ways to fill their sails, recognize hard work, and encourage future performance is through employee recognition programs.

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When it comes to typography, it’s all about style, or more accurately, it’s about making content stylish. The subtle differences in typographic components convey volumes. Decisions you make in terms of typography have enormous impact on customers, even if they don’t know it. Don’t gloss over typography. It’s as important  as every other part of your design. Here’s a quick look at some fundamentals of typography.

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If you’re thinking you can take a screen off your window at home, add some emulsion to it, and start printing shirts, this article is for you. I’d like to gently talk you down from that idea. You can do better. Preparing screens is a critical part of making good prints. This is how the pros do it:

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Discharge printing has seen a little coverage in this blog already, but deserves its own post.

If you remember, in the post about water-based inks, we discussed how water-based inks dye fabric, rather than laying ink over them. Discharge printing is a variation on water-based inks.  

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The ink that most of us are familiar with for screen printing is plastisol. Plastisol is cheap, easy to use, and it delivers great results. One of the other major options for inks is water based inks.

Water based inks, as the name implies, are solutions of chemicals and dyes with water is the main solute. The term doesn’t imply that water is the main agent in the ink, only that it is the largest ingredient therein.

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On occasions where artfully rendered plastisol prints just aren’t enough to get your message across, consider the exciting specialty ink options on the market. Specialty inks set your shirt design apart from the crowd and widen the design possibilities for shirts.

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In this post, we are going to venture into another graphic design nerd-out. Don’t worry, I won’t leave you in the dust with techno-babble. This stuff is pretty interesting, and I hope to translate these sometimes difficult topics to laypeople, who might not even know why to care about these things.

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Between the time when you send your design to DFC and the beginning of production, your design spends some time in a mythical land called the Art Department. There, skilled artisans practice dark arts to perfect your image before it reaches production.

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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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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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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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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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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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