Week 6, Channel Your Inner Screen Printing Expertise

 

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An old Precision Oval screen printing machine, one of the first automatics

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s quiz. We will be contacting the winner soon, and email your $10 Starbucks gift card. Last week’s correct answer was the “Rotary Multicolour Garment screen printing machine”. The original rotary machine was manufactured to print logos and team information on bowling garments but soon directed to the new fad of printing on t-shirts. Screen printing on garments currently accounts for over half of the screen printing activity in the United States.

Be sure to enter this week’s quiz for your chance to win! Click Here for the link to Quiz 6!

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of phthalate-compliant screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whites, specialty inks, special effects inks, color matching systems, additives and reducers. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

August 25, 2016 at 5:00 am Leave a comment

Two Days Left for Week 5’s Drawing!

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There are two days left to qualify for week 5’s drawing! Congratulations to the winner of the fourth week’s quiz, Leroy C. We have emailed you your $10 Starbucks gift card. Enjoy!

Once a week, a screen printing related question will be posted. One winner per week will be randomly chosen out of the correct entries for a $10 Starbucks Gift card.  At the end of the summer, we will choose a winner from all the correct responses for a grand prize*. You are only allowed one entry per week. Good luck! Press HERE to be directed to the fifth quiz.

Have fun and good luck!  Be sure to fill in your name  and email address so we can send you the gift card.

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of phthalate-compliant screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whitesspecialty inksspecial effects inks, color matching systemsadditives and reducers.  For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

*Grand Prize winner’s prize to consist of either a quart kit of our special effects or color matching system.

 

August 23, 2016 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

Are you a Screen Printing Expert?

Samuel SImon

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s quiz. We will be contacting the winner soon, and email your $10 Starbucks gift card. Last week’s correct answer was “Samuel Simon”. The screen printing process that we know of today emerged in the early 1900’s when a man from Manchester, England, Samuel Simon, received a patent for using a silk screen fabric as a printing screen.  Simon patented this process of printing through a silk screen, which guaranteed a higher tensile strength and better size stability.

Be sure to enter this week’s quiz for your chance to win! Click Here for the link to Quiz 5!

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of phthalate-compliant screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whites, specialty inks, special effects inks, color matching systems, additives and reducers. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

August 18, 2016 at 5:00 am Leave a comment

Two Days Left for Week 4’s Drawing!

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There are two days left to qualify for week 4’s drawing!

Once a week, a screen printing related question will be posted. One winner per week will be randomly chosen out of the correct entries for a $10 Starbucks Gift card.  At the end of the summer, we will choose a winner from all the correct responses for a grand prize*. You are only allowed one entry per week. Good luck! Press Here to be directed to the fourth quiz.

Have fun and good luck!  Be sure to fill in your name  and email address so we can send you the gift card.

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of phthalate-compliant screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whitesspecialty inksspecial effects inks, color matching systemsadditives and reducers.  For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

*Grand Prize winner’s prize to consist of either a quart kit of our special effects or color matching system.

August 16, 2016 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

Connect With Us At FESPA Mexico!

FESPA logo

Join and connect with us at FESPA Mexico at Centro Banamex, Mexico City on August 18th-20th,  for the largest dedicated exhibition for digital wide format printing, screen printing, garment decoration and signage in Mexico and Central America.

Kieth Stevens our Western Regional Sales Director will be at the Nazdar Booth which is booth G20.

If you are in the area, come check out our newest products. We’d love to see you there!

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This is an example of International Coatings’ AXEON Non-PVC Granite Base 1811 ink printed on a textured pallet, with foil application

August 16, 2016 at 9:59 am 1 comment

Time is Money: Why You Shouldn’t Skimp on Tape for Your Screens

Why you shouldn't skimp on tape blog

Here’s a time-saving tip from Kieth Stevens, which recently published in Printwear:  Saving money is a constant challenge for screen printing shops of all sizes. However, in some areas of your budget, it’s worth spending a few extra dollars to avoid long-term headaches. This is certainly the case when it comes to sourcing tape for your screens. Although it may seem cheaper and more convenient to use plain old shipping tape found in office supply stores, this money-saving move might actually end up costing you more in the long run. These types of tape can be difficult to remove, often leaving a residue of the adhesive even after you finally get the tape off the screen. The time you spend cleaning all the residue off can definitely outweigh the savings.

Plain brown masking tape can work but if it’s left on the screen too long it can absorb the liquids from the ink. I have found that the adhesives used on this type of tape can also react with the oils in the ink and break the adhesive down until it’s an oily mess.

The best type of tape to use is one specifically designed for screen printing, which incorporates a rubber-based adhesive.  These adhesives will readily come off the screen leaving little or no residue behind.

August 11, 2016 at 4:51 pm 1 comment

Game Time-Challenge Your Screen Printing Knowledge

Week 4 quiz

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s quiz. Unfortunately, nobody got the answer correctly. Therefore we will be adding a seventh quiz to make up for week three. Last week’s correct answer was “World War 1.” It was not until the First World War that screen printing took off in America.  The process was used for printing flags and banners.  The use of photographic stencils at this time made the process more versatile and encouraged wide-spread use.  The actual use of silk for screens was discontinued in the mid-1940s during the Second World War because of its use in the war effort.

Be sure to enter this week’s quiz for your chance to win! Click Here for the link to Quiz 4!

International Coatings manufactures a complete line of phthalate-compliant screen printing inks, including a wide variety of whites, specialty inks, special effects inks, color matching systems, additives and reducers. For more information on our products, please visit our website at www.iccink.com.

August 11, 2016 at 9:29 am 1 comment

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