Screen Printing Success Amid COVID-19
JUSTIN LAWRENCE, Owner, Oklahoma Shirt Company
AMY BAKER, Owner, Threadbare Print House
RICH SANTO, CEO, Culture Studio
SUMMARYThough the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the screen printing industry and the markets it serves, there are shops continuing to thrive. This informative and inspirational panel features screen printers sharing how they have pivoted their businesses and strategies to remain successful.
Andy Paparozzi will summarize how sales are trending for apparel decorators, their confidence heading into 2021, and where they see opportunity post-COVID.
ANDY PAPAROZZI, Chief Economist, PRINTING United Alliance
Today's screen printers are a far cry from the screen printers of a decade (or more) ago. What does it take to build a successful screen printing business today? What pitfalls and opportunities must all business owners be aware of?
MARSHALL ATKINSON, Business Coach , Atkinson Consulting
The onslaught of COVID-19 greatly impacted our industry nearly overnight, but as we changed the way we talked about our business and further embraced our relationships within our field, the ROQ community has thrived with many business owners doing better than ever. By helping shops, setup, print, change over, and digitally future-proof their businesses, the ROQ NEXT automatic screen printing presses chain-drive system enables go-to pallet features for simple setup, print-from-screen functionality for quick strike offs, and faster indexing for cycles up to 1,200 pieces per hour, and future digital expansion. The ROQ Automated Packaging & Labeling Modular System presents a comprehensive automated pre-shipment solutions suite that may be purchased together or individually. The versatility of the modular system empowers you to build your premiere Folding, Packing, and Labeling solution one step at a time. With a Lotus Holland EVO Compact Auto Screen Reclaim System, your screens are automatically and completely cleaned for reuse again and again. Ink removal, stripping, degreasing, rinsing, and drying are all performed and contained within the machine to prevent your shop and employees from being exposed to chemicals and water. Automate your way into screen printing with the ROQ Fit--a press that’s not only fast but has a smaller footprint than other autos and is super easy to learn. Add additional capacity and flexibility for your shop alongside your larger machine(s) to do simple jobs, one color prints, sleeves, tags, and more. Compared to one operator and a manual press, you can expect 4-5X the production capacity with just one operator and a ROQ Fit. ROQ.US’s automation solution suite enables and empowers you to thrive in even the worst scenarios. Whatever seen and unseen circumstances await, rest assured knowing that you can #PressOnward with ROQ-solid resilience and community by your side at every step.
ROSS HUNTER, President, ROQ US
Hanes Beefy-T: This was the first t-shirt ever developed for screen printing. The first one came out in 1975. Beefy is a 6 ounce 100% ring spun cotton tee. Hanes Nano: Nano is a 4.5 oz. 100% ring-spun tee. So a lighter weight and a more modern fit. Both of these tees are now made with 100% U.S. grown cotton
As one of the leading full-service providers of both equipment and supplies in the marketplace, Nazdar SourceOne is going to take us on a tour of “A Day in the Life of a Screen Printer” and show some of the key preparation and production elements in a successful operation.
For apparel decorators, there are two choices for increasing profitability: One is to do more business, the other is to minimize costs. Join these leading apparel decorators as they discuss the essential steps every company must take to keep costs low and production on-point. Each step outlined — if implemented faithfully — can add true profitability to your bottom line.
Nazdar SourceOne is please to present – in partnership with longtime industry manufacturing leader, M&R – the newest “Digital Squeegee” “DS-4000 Hybrid Apparel & Textile Printing System - a dramatic advancement of integrated digital and screen production technology in the marketplace.
Nazdar SourceOne presents a major new product launch in conjunction with their partner M&R – to help demonstrate the development of advanced manufacturing-level screen printing technologies. This Nazdar SourceOne educational video session will be focused on the new M&R COBRA automatic screen printing presses. The COBRA series of presses provide operators with time-saving features needed for quick setups—electric printheads, tool-free squeegee/floodbar angle adjustments with air locks, pneumatic frame locks, and independent squeegee/flood speeds with digital displays.