December '22

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S O F T W A R E T O S U B S T R A T E kept the shapes simple. This printed be- fore the other colors that were knocked out from each other. The clear was also used as an adhesive for foil added for the area of the text "It came from GSG II." Once seps were completed, we out- putted on CTS with a frequency of 55 LPI (lines per inch) at a 22.5-degree angle. We ran the white on a N-166 TPI (threads per inch) screen at 45 N/cm. All squeegees were 65/90/65, a triple-ply dual durome- ter. Next, the colored inks and the high- light white all ran wet on wet on N-272s. The SFX screens were on N-102s with 400-micron stencils. We ran the bulk of the order at our place and shipped it to the show for attendees. We also dumbed down a version to print live at the show on a smaller automatic press. Not bad, but I always love having more heads to work with. Trick or Treat! GP At 21 years old, Lon Winters was the production man- ager for Ocean Pacific and started his 30+year career reclaiming screens. He's the president and founder of Colorado-based Graphic Elephants, an international consulting firm and apparel decoration studio specializ- ing in screen printing technical advances, plant design, layout, troubleshooting, productivity, quality analysis, and complete apparel decorating solutions. Learn more at 3 2 G R A P H I C S P R O • D E C E M B E R 2 0 2 2 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M A P P A R E L D E C O R A T I N G TAKE DECORATED APPAREL TO THE MAX ⊲ GP1222 STAHLS.COM | 800.478.2457 See what all the buzz is about with DTF transfers! Get in on the latest decorating technology and experience the MAX difference. These full color transfers arrive quickly and apply in seconds so you can say YES! to more orders. ⊲ No color limitations ⊲ One step, low-temp heat application ⊲ Fast, next day shipping MAXIMIZE Your Orders & Profits NO HARSH CHEMICALS LOW ODOR MADE WITH SOYBEANS NEW AND IMPROVED PACKAGING! Franmar's line of safe, effective and affordable screen printing products now has updated packaging! Our new f-style gallons and 5-gallon hedpacks are more durable, easier to fill and convenient to store! Go to to check out our new containers today!

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