Screenprinters Radio

Bill Hood

Podcast for Screenprinters

All Episodes

Screenprinters are earnestly pursuing the perfect white ink and end up with dozens of unused gallons of ink on their shelves in the search. The truth of the matter is that the problem is not the ink, but rather the way in which it is being used.

Aug 2020

5 min 7 sec

Are you weighing your ink as it arrives at your shop? If not, you should be. The cost of ink, second only to labor cost, is an expendable that must be accounted for and should be done on a job-by-job basis.

Jun 2019

14 min 59 sec

If you want to increase the quality of your halftone or four-color process printing the information in this episode will provide some of the knowledge you need to begin.

Jun 2019

7 min 9 sec

How you can put another $28,000 or more in the bank each month.

May 2019

6 min 59 sec

The light integrator only measures the amount of UV energy emitted by the lamp, and it cannot provide proper exposures.

May 2019

12 min 44 sec

A discussion of problems that people face every day because they didn't apply thought to what they were doing.

May 2019

16 min 17 sec

You may be inadvertently causing problems with exposure and resolution. Let’s talk about it!

May 2019

11 min 12 sec

Using the proper steps to reduce tension loss that occurs on all polyester mesh.

Apr 2019

9 min 52 sec

It's about initiating -- continually creating situations that force you to become better than you currently are — purging yourself of all your imperfections.

Apr 2019

13 min 15 sec

Learn how to find your normal and abnormal spoilage rates, and how to reduce your spoilage to increase your profit margin.

Apr 2019

10 min 44 sec

Become a fly on the wall as we walk a printer through knowing the correct exposure time before making the exposure each and every time, without fail.

Apr 2019

11 min 19 sec

Learn how to properly choose and use the squeegee in this episode.

Apr 2019

10 min 54 sec

Discussion on the tensioning of the mesh and what to expect of the newer meshes.

Mar 2019

15 min 6 sec

A discussion about the relationship between the percentage of a stencil’s EOMR and the quality of the printed image.

Mar 2019

9 min 24 sec

There are many tools available to screenprinters and they are all great at what they do. But there is one that is a multipurpose tool that everyone needs and few are using.

Mar 2019

10 min 23 sec

In this episode, we discuss a number of problems that you can easily fix to make registration problems disappear.

Mar 2019

10 min 9 sec

We talk about eleven reasons why you may be creating the rough ink problem.

Feb 2019

15 min 45 sec

The majority of textile printers do not realize that they are paying more than needed for Plastisol ink and using more than necessary.

Feb 2019

10 min 46 sec

How it affects the printing process

Feb 2019

13 min 20 sec

This essential task of moisture removal should be one of the most straightforward tasks in the screenprinting process.

Feb 2019

16 min 3 sec

There are many reason why businesses don't make it, but undoubtedly, the primary culprit is a lack of profitable clients.

Jan 2019

4 min 46 sec

Every business person in the world, both in the screenprinting technologies or another other trade is faced with this same problem.

Jan 2019

11 min 8 sec

There are many reasons why screenprinting shops become embroiled in lawsuits, but there is one that can be completely eliminated immediately without cost.

Jan 2019

9 min 49 sec

Mesh preparation is the process of cleaning and treating the screen to improve stencil adhesion and superior stencil coating, and to improve stencil durability and performance.

Jan 2019

16 min 58 sec

Learn how one printer put an extra $300,000.00 each year in his bank when we made some small changes to his operation.

Dec 2018

8 min 32 sec

If you have thought about sending those large jobs to Mexico to get them printed for less, this podcast will help you accomplish your goals.

Dec 2018

13 min 29 sec

One expert claims we don't need a roadmap to turn out great work. That we all start and finish in the same place. Really?

Dec 2018

5 min 48 sec

Do you sometimes get slime on the squeegee side of your stencil? Here is how you can avoid it in the future.

Dec 2018

9 min 8 sec

Your success in the screenprinting technologies hinges on one important factor - meeting or exceeding the expectations of your client. Fail to accomplish that and nothing else you do will keep you in business for long.

Dec 2018

6 min 19 sec

How to reduce labor costs, which are among the highest values to screenprinters. A better way of improving your margins.

Nov 2018

11 min 8 sec

Every textile screenprinter is faced with the rejection of a job from time to time when the print washes out in the laundry. Learn how to prevent this problem in today's podcast.

Nov 2018

6 min 5 sec

Do you know what the real ink transfer tool is in screenprinting? You may be surprised to learn that it is not the squeegee.

Nov 2018

5 min 24 sec

Setting your goals and achieving greater success in your screenprinting operation.

Nov 2018

11 min 58 sec

A frank discussion of the real cost of creating a library of your screens to wait for the job to be printed at a later date.

Oct 2018

7 min 54 sec

How little things can make a big difference in your screenprinting process. Consider just two; the tension of the mesh, and the fill blade.

Oct 2018

3 min 58 sec

How to increase your sales by branding your company and attracting the right clients quickly and easily.

Oct 2018

6 min 53 sec

The step test does not work as you think it should. Why you never want to use the step test in an attempt to find the correct exposure necessary to fully cross-hardening the emulsion and achieve the ideal stencil resolution.

Oct 2018

2 min 55 sec