What to Look for in a Screen Printer
Posted December 8th, 2017 by Jesse MacKenzie

Finding a screen printer for your custom shirts is easy, but finding the right printer can be very difficult. Shirts are an awesome marketing tool when made & utilized correctly. If you treat shirts like an investment instead of an expense, and if you treat your printer like a partner in business you can get more people wearing your shirts and spreading your message.

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Guaranteed Quantities 2.0: Damages
Posted August 16th, 2017 by Jesse MacKenzie

This is a follow up to our Guaranteed Quantities blog post. Reading back through it, we realized that we’ve never formally or publicly dug into damages and explained what they are, how they happen, and how we handle them.

The reason Guaranteed Quantities is so important is because of damages; sometimes shirts don’t make it perfectly from the factory to your doorstep. We are still frustrated by damages, (and all of our printers are working hard to limit them as much as possible) but Guaranteed Quantities allows us to stay confident that our customers are getting what they ordered, and allows our customers to rest easy knowing their orders will never show up short, even if damages still happen.

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Taking the Shortages out of Screen Printing
Posted July 24th, 2017 by Jesse MacKenzie

It’s a situation we’re very familiar with: You want to get shirts for your office team, but how many do you order? If you order exactly what you need one might get messed up and leave someone bummed out and shirtless, but if you order more than you need you might get stuck with extra shirts that you already paid for and no one wants…

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Migration
Posted January 26th, 2015 by Jesse MacKenzie

Migration refers to any sort of discoloration caused by the dye of the shirt affecting the ink color. When certain fabrics and dyes are heated up to cure the ink, they can release some of their dye which seeps into the ink. This can be apparent as soon as it leaves the dryer or can shift the ink color over time and be noticed a week or more later.

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Working with Designers
Posted January 22nd, 2015 by Jesse MacKenzie

If you don’t create the art for your prints, you’ve probably run into trouble or confusion dealing with an artist or designer at some point. This page will teach you what to ask for from your artist so their art can be best transferred to a print. These steps will help you know what to communicate to your artist or designer, and if they’ve never worked with screen printing before, tell them to visit our website so they can perfect their technique for your benefit.

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Art Tutorial
Posted January 22nd, 2015 by Jesse MacKenzie

Great prints come from great art. We know that professional artists aren not the only people who need shirts, so this art tutorial will help anyone with basic knowledge of some kind of art creation software to generate the best art possible. If you end up deciding to outsource your art instead, please refer to our Working with Designers article.

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Our New Breakless Pricing
Posted September 16th, 2013 by Jesse MacKenzie

We’re all familiar with price breaks, where hitting specific quantities triggers a discount on the price-per-piece. This is the standard in the screen printing industry, but we don’t like the stress that causes. Why should we push you to order 50 shirts if you only need 45? All that leads to is wasted money and wasted t-shirts. We love our products, we don’t want them to end up in boxes or stuffed in dresser drawers. This is why we created Breakless Pricing. 

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I-Jet 2: The Game Changer
Posted August 2nd, 2013 by Trust Printshop

Using film is great for printers that are just starting out or who are doing low to medium detail work, but many problems come with using film. As our awareness of film’s limitations grew, our desire for something better began. Our friends at Kiwo had the answer, and were able to help us implement what our system was missing. The remarkable I-Jet 2.

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