Fabric 101: Nylon

What is nylon fabric? Nylon is a synthetic material that was first developed during WWII as a substitute for silk, which became impossible to import from Japan. Nylon fabric was first used in clothing for women’s hosiery, or “nylons” if you will. So what does it mean to say that nylon is a synthetic material?…

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Camouflage Screen Printing Tips

Just the thought of screen printing on a camouflage shirt can be enough to strike fear into many screen printers. It is a challenge to be sure, especially compared to standard garments, but nothing to be intimidated by. When it comes to camo screen printing, the main issue you’ll face is dye migration. The camo…

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How to Screen Print on Performance Apparel

Screen printing on performance apparel – primarily jerseys and workout gear – can be quite a challenge for screen printers, as you know. Performance fabrics like polyester and spandex are coveted because they are lightweight and dry quickly when printed on. In fact, these types of fabrics are becoming more popular, not only with athletic…

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Logo Placement on Shirts & Jerseys

Approximately 90% of all logos are placed in one of a handful of traditional logo-placement spots on shirts and jerseys. Choosing the proper logo placement on shirts ensures that you and your work will look professional. Other factors can go into where to place a logo, including the size and type of garment. On most…

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Is Polyester Waterproof?

Is polyester waterproof? The real question is – is any material really waterproof? The short answer is no, at least not 100%. Many times people will throw around the terms waterproof and water-resistant as if they are interchangeable. But they don’t mean the same thing.   There’s a major difference between waterproof and water-resistant. Creating…

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Custom Soccer Jersey Tips

You’ve probably noticed an increase in the call for customized garments and jerseys. It’s not just you – this is an industry-wide trend. People are becoming more and more used to the ability to customize many of the products they buy, from clothes and shoes to sports equipment, electronics, and automobiles. Teams and organizations are…

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Screen Printing on Fleece Hoodies

To screen print on fleece hoodies is a significant challenge. Fleece is a very popular substrate with customers, so it behooves us to learn and practice good techniques for printing on this type of material. Indeed, the stakes are higher, as the cost of making a mistake on fleece is much greater than a t-shirt…

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