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New products and processes are always being released in this rapidly-growing industry. Discover the latest equipment and technology in the garment community — and how well it works.

 DIGITAL
 Equipment    Tools
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Digital Equipment Evaluations
Inkjet Printer Search
 
Glossary
Test Images
 Digital Technologies
A Half-Dozen Embroiderer Considerations for Adding DTG
Digital Direct-To-Garment Is It Right For You?
Digital Technologies and the Apparel Decorator
Direct Digital Printing for Garments
Direct-to-Garment Inkjet Devices: Technology Update
A Primer on Dye Sublimation Transfer
An Overview of Sublimation Printing
Transfer Yield: A Key Success Factor for Inkjet Dye Sublimation
Sublimation Heat Transfer Printing
Choosing the Right Sublimation Transfer Paper
Printing in Full Color
Heat Transfer Machines Are One Hot Topic
 SCREEN
 Consumables
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Inks
 
- Plastisol Ink Modifers
- Textile Inks
- High Density Inks
Squeegees
 
- The Squeegee-Our Basic Tool
- Squeegee Selection, Maintenance and Innovations in Squeegee Technology
- Squeegee Primer
- Squeegee: What's In a Name?
- Squeegee Design Innovation (Part One):
Impact of the Squeegee Blade on Image Quality & Productivity
- Maximize Your Screen Printing Quality & Profits: Part Three
- Maximize Your Screen Printing Quality & Profits: Part Two 
- Maximize Your Screen Printing Quality...And Profits
Mesh
 
- Physical Changes in Polyester Mesh During Tensioning
- Make the Best Mesh Choices for the Best Process Color
- Process Color Screen Mesh
- Rapid Tensioning of Polyester Screen Fabrics...Saves Money
Stencils
 
- How to Optimize Print Quality Through Stencil Testing
- Stencil Washout Techniques
- Building Thick Stencils for High Density Printing
- Using an Exposure Calculator: Determining the Degree of Resistance
- Correct Exposure Time of Stencil and Equipment Limitations
- Testing Exposure Light Distribution
Chemicals
 
- Navigating the Chemical Maze of the Screen Printing Process
 Screen Making
The Rz Value: A Concept in Screen-Quality Evaluation
Screen Making Basics: Stencil Selection and Application
Screen Preparation: A Cornerstone for Successful Screen Printing
Screen Manufacture: Base for Printing Quality and Reproducibility
Drying, Blockout & Retouching
Causes of Serration Phenomena in the Contours of Direct Emulsion Stencils & Edge Definition of the Print
Effects of Drying Temperature on Screen Tension Part 1
Effects of Drying Temperature on Screen Tension Part 2
Effects of Water Pressure and Chemical Treatment Combinations on Screen Reclaiming
Effects of Drying Temperature on Screen Tension
Ten Tips to Avoid Halftone Moire in Garment Printing
Printing With Charlie: Moire
 Equipment
Find Equipment in the SGIA Virtual Trade Show
Print Head Drive Mechanisms
Purchasing An Automatic Textile Press
 Troubleshooting
Controlling Synthetic Polyester Dye Sublimation and Migration
Cotton/Polyester Dye Migration: A Practical Analysis
Fixing Fibrillation
 Separations
Services & Software
Simulated Process Color on Dark Shirts
All About Index Color Separations
Indexed Separations in Adobe Photoshop
Creating Four-Color Process Separations in Photoshop
 Pre Press
File Formats
Speed up Your Production with a Registration System
Improving the Tonal Range of an Image
A Few Words On JPEG Compression
Understanding Hue Error and Grayness
Computer-to-Screen & Film Technologies for Screen Printing
 Quality Control
Garment Inspection Guide
Understanding Textile Washfastness
Developing Standard Methods and Procedures
Understanding Mesh Geometry, Stencil Resolution, and Measuring Systems for Quality Control
Using Electronic Coating Thickness Gauges Effectively
Precision Process Tools for Screen Printers - Part One
Precision Process Tools for Screen Printers — Part Two
The Rz Value: A Concept in Screen-Quality Evaluation
 Techniques
A Flocking Primer
Controlling the Effects of Special Effect Inks: Part 1
Controlling the Effects of Special Effect Inks - Part 2: High Density Inks
Garment Discharge Printing
Heat Transfer Machines Are One Hot Topic
How To Make Plastisol Heat Transfers:Cold Peel & Hot Split Transfers
Making Hot-Split Heat Transfers
Popular Garment Printing Techniques
Printing on Dark Shirts
Caviar Beads & PVC Flakes
To Discharge or Not to Discharge
Underbases Why, When & How
Understanding Discharge
 Tools
SPTF Research Reports
Moire Tools
Logo/Art Placement
Glossary
Virtual Training Videos
Work Instructions
Screen Printing Process Model
Screen Data Sheets
SPTF Troubleshooting Guidelines
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