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Screen printing Filtration Systems – Why the Need?

A Filtration system in a screen and/or graphics printing business, whether in a corporate, studio or home-based environment, is a highly rated necessity – not a luxury. Choosing one that fits securely underneath a washout booth enables every screen printer the opportunity to easily and responsibly meet city/county/state/Parrish/township regulations for proper disposal of waste particles as part of the screen cleaning process.

Tip # 1 for choosing a system: look for a triple action unit like the M-10F that uses filtration media. This will help to ensure that the final, remaining liquid left behind will test out as the most drain safe, as possible. A 2013 video by Catspit Productions offers a close-up installation of a Filtration System system and its tremendous advantages for both the company and the environment.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and rethink the reasons as to why a Filtration System is a must in 2013!

Jimi Hendrix!

Jimi Hendrix!

Epic. Legendary. Larger-than-life.

Wearing his favorite military jacket purchased in London.

His Star Spangled Banner still rocks our 4th.  And his image endures with screen printed designs by Slingshot T-Shirts.

Have a happy, safe celebration.

 

How To Photograph Your Screen Printed Tee Shirts 101

Wanted to share this blog by Jonathan at Catspit Productions. It’s well done and answers the question for many of us who are often frustrated with the process. The Catspit Forum is a great place for Q and A.

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Work Less, Make More Money – Seriously?

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Been working so hard …   Been punching my card…  Eight hours, for what… Oh, tell me what I got…    I’ve done this feeling…  That times just holding me down…I’ll hit the ceiling… Or else I’ll tear up this town… Now I gotta cut loose…..

When I saw the flyer stuck in my car door that screamed “Work Less, Make More Money” all I could think of was –  SERIOUSLY?

I often wish it were true. But…I know that’s not the case and besides, I like my job, I like the screen and graphics printing industry, I like going to trade shows, especially when I get to talk to the “artists” in attendance. A standout was the tall, extremely tattooed guy from Hawaii who had the most strikingly beautiful, vibrant peony tattooed on his hand and a tribal tattoo on his throat (he said that those two hurt the most, but were worth it).  I get such a kick out of talking to the youngest, just- starting- out- printers and students who are unable to hide their enthusiasm and are adorned with their creations that sometimes just stop me in my tracks due to the language or graphic nature of the t-shirt design. And I love the 60’s husband/wife teams (with the really long gray braids down their backs) who have been printing for all these years and remain interested and excited by industry advancements.

But work less and make more money? Seriously? Too much juggling of marketing, social marketing, sales calls, designing equipment, developing new products, keeping employees happy, traveling to trade shows, creating ads, taking orders, building equipment, orchestrating partnerships, AR/AP, answering customer questions juxtaposed with meeting production schedules and keeping customers happy. The youngest printers are entering an incredibly changing industry and will have to work long hours, do all of the aforementioned in combination with upping their business-savvy to have an enduring platform for their creations. As a result, they will have possible opportunities for fame, an appearance on Shark Tank and prosperity while fulfilling the needs of businesses who will always need screen and graphics printing projects.

As it has been through the ages, it will be through sheer determination, ingenuity and working long hours that will enable printers to “make more money” and, hello retirement, to eventually work less. And those enticing flyers? There is a prominent place in reserve for them. It’s called the round file. Have a great week!

Industry News: RhinoTech Helps Raise Money to Eradicate, Wipe Out and, Yes, Eliminate Type 1, Insulin Dependent Diabetes

For RhinoTech, the race to cure Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes is  more than just a great cause to support. It’s personal. So…to help spur efforts that will eventually enable researchers to find a cure, RhinoTech sponsors Team Michael in the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Walk for the Cure. Held on April 14, 2012 in Sarasota, Florida, the team walked in solidarity with thousands of other walkers/fund raisers from two counties in Florida and from around the world (it’s high-season in Florida w/vacationers and students on spring break).  On behalf of children and young adults living with Type 1 Diabetes and who must take insulin several times a day in order to stay alive, the  money collected  will go toward life-saving research leading to the eventual cure.

Team Michael extends immense thanks to all friends/supporters in the world of screen and graphics printing. We are grateful for your support.

To learn more, please contact Gregory Markus, president of RhinoTech and member of Team Michael/RhinoTech at gregory@rhinotechinc.com, 651-686-5027 ext. 2.  You can reach RhinoTech in all the right places:

NEW PARTNERSHIP SHAKES UP SCREEN PRINTING WORLD

RhinoTech and Graphics One, LLC, Announce a New Screen Transfer Technology  and Technology Partnership

RhinoTech, an industry leading manufacturer of screen and graphics printing equipment, screen frame adhesives, such as RhinoBond, environmentally-sensitive screen frame cleaning chemicals and supplies is excited to announce its newest partnership with Graphics One, LLC (GO), a developer and worldwide distributor of innovative, world class digital imaging products. The new alliance will offer even more advanced direct screen transfer technology specifically designed for the color separation and screen printing markets.

This exclusive system offers a simple system workflow specially designed for home based, start-up and commercial screen and graphics printers who need rapid screen imaging capability with a fast turnaround time. The GO UNO DTS is also capable of imaging transfers for apparel and for rigid substrates.

The new system reintroduces a stencil-making revolution with RhinoScreen Dry Stencil Film that eliminates the need for emulsion, capillary film, a film positive, exposure and drying time.

Together with a GO UNO DTS system that is a high performance/high speed tabloid LED Direct-Transfer-Screen printer, a heat press and computer, stencil-making becomes fast and simple. The highly efficient system expedites color separation by by-passing most of the traditional methods of screen printing workflow.

Gregory Markus, president of RhinoTech states: “The benefits to our partnership translate into increased printing solutions for screen and graphics printers, embroiderers and crafters. Not only will this affordable system help boost bottom line goals for customers, but it will also correlate to our industry’s need to incorporate safer, environmentally sensitive products into the work place as RhinoScreen Dry Stencil Film is recyclable (papers contain no silicone or organic pollutants). And because of minimal space needs required for inventory and equipment, a start-up, home based or established business can easily take on the system.”

Christian Sam, GO Marketing, stated, “We are very excited with this new and revolutionary solution being introduced to the color separation and screen print market. With the partnership of GO UNO DTS printer and the RhinoScreen stencil film, screen printers whether startup or commercial now have a fast and simple workflow to produce a ready to be printed negative screens. This revolutionary system solution bypasses several production steps used in the traditional screen print workflow and greatly reduces production cost by eliminating several screen print components such as emulsions, chemicals, film positives and a darkroom. This remarkable solution is perfect for clients and customers who require a very fast turnaround times.”

The system comes with a 50 pack of RhinoTech’s RhinoScreen Dry Stencil Film,  and a starter set of toners with GO UNO printer priced at $2,195.

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Engage, Engage, Engage….

We’re fresh from a Social Media program and the only word that comes to mind is WOW. The presenter believes that this era of social media marketing will be over in 5 years. What?  I’m feeling like I just  finally “got it” (sort of) even with three blogs, three facebook pages, two twitter accounts, one youtube channel and assorted other marketing venues. What will take place in the predicted 5 years is out of my current realm of thinking. I can only hope that I’ll figure it out with this 50+ brain power combined with lots of tutorial by the younger generation of techno gurus (that really means begging children to help me).

So…this is my brief take on what I learned that I want to share with others in the screen printing and graphics printing worlds:

  • Take your Brand Equity and hurry up; work it and convert it within every avenue of social media. Engage everyone in all sorts of topics other than what you’re trying to sell.  Brand Equity is a brand’s power derived from the goodwill and name recognition that it has earned over time that translates into higher sales volume and higher profit margins against competing brands. Please tell me that I won’t have to work 15 hour days to accomplish this?!
  • Get real! An emotional, feel-good attachment to the way you are NOT working with social media is a good way to go out of business. I straightened up on that one. It means get on Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Linkedin, youtube, Tumblr and just get going. Like baby steps, the first few are the toughest.
  • You’d better learn how to text. I raised my hand high when the presenter asked, “how many of you said to your kids that you would never text w/them, that only phone calls between you would be the course of communication”? And then he asked by a show of hands, “how many of you pretty much communicate via texting with your kids today?” I stood up to raise my hand the highest. Oh, how the mighty fall with lots of humility.
  • You’d better thank your customers right away. Enough said.
  • Engage, engage, engage not push, push, push. Offer free samples, ask for feedback, laugh, discuss, engage some more, laugh, discuss and, only then, ask for the order.
  • Transition your customers to friends. This happens when you engage, engage, engage.

So…I  invite you to engage and thank you for taking the time to read this and connnect @: facebook.com/rhinotech; twitter.com/rhinomitemn; rhinoblast.blogspot.com; youtube.com/rhinotechcompany.

Let’s get out there and build some brand equity!

Ghosts Be Gone with Environmentally-Sensitive Haze/Stain Remover from RhinoTech

The Newest How-To Video: Rid Screen Frames of Ghost Images for Good using a Soy-Based Haze Remover

Remove ghost images for good with routine use of HRG² 2400 Haze Remover that is an environmentally-responsible product and part of the RhinoClean Green² chemical line. Both graphic and textile screen printers’ use this specially formulated liquid product to remove imbedded U.V., conventional and plastisol inks that remain on the screen following emulsion removal. HRG² 2400 effectively lifts the haze and imbedded ink from the mesh then emulsifies and dissolves the ink resins, binders, pigments, plasticizers, etc. The solution suspends resins, so reattachment to the mesh surface is prohibited allowing for simple water-rinse removal. HRG² 2400 is also an excellent degreaser. And the best part is that it is biodegradable, conforming to standards and our industry’s need to be responsible stewards of our mother earth.

A most complimentary shout-out goes to our video-producing partner, Jonathan Monaco who is Catspit Productions.

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Responsibly-made Emulsion Removers for Textile Screen Printers and Graphic Image Printers

Within the realm of emulsion removers, we want to reintroduce two that are top sellers. They are biodegradable and, with the addition of a filtration system, you are doubly assured that any solids will be collected. As a result, the environmental impact to plumbing and septic systems continues to be protected.

Environmentally Safe Emulsion/Stencil Remover

Showcased today are: ERG² 8550L Emulsion Remover from RhinoTech that is a highly efficient ready-to-use product. This Emulsion Reclaiming Solution rapidly removes emulsion and capillary films from screens. It offers excellent freeze/thaw characteristics and is ideal for use in all climates. And it never separates out active ingredients. And, as mentioned earlier, environmental, economic, plumping system and septic field protections are assured when a filtration system is used in combination to collect solids that are 5 microns and larger. This can be accomplished by using a RhinoClean M10 Filtration System that has a woven filter media to collect the particles.

ERG² 8500L Emulsion Remover is also a highly efficient, ready-to-use product;  rapidly removing emulsion and capillary films from screens. The freeze/thaw characteristics are excellent so the product can be easily used in all climates. It never separates out active ingredients and can be used straight or mixed in a 1:15 ratio with water. The same protections are assured when a filtration system is used to collect solids that are 5 microns and larger.

For more information on “green chemicals”, screen printing equipment and more:

info@rhinotechinc.com;
facebook.com/rhinotech; twitter.com/rhinomitemn;
rhinoblast.blogspot.com
ALL NEW HOW-TO VIDEOS @ youtube.com/rhinotechcompany
View all products @ www.rhinotechinc.com;
888.717.4466 or 651.686.5027 ext. 2

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