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When to Hire an Assistant In Your Screen Printing Shop
When to Hire an Assistant In Your Screen Printing Shop by Printavo
Raising Your Screen Printing Prices Annually With Alive Print Shop
Raising Your Screen Printing Prices Annually With Alive Print Shop by Printavo
Hiring & Training A Production Manager For Your Screen Printing Shop
Hiring & Training A Production Manager For Your Screen Printing Shop by Printavo
M&R Digital Squeegee: Pros and Cons! PLUS: 2020 Growth With IntegriTees
IntegriTees' Sean Kirkpatrick joins us to talk about M&R's Digital Squeegee. He's had this hybrid printing machine in his west Texas shop for more than two years. It's pushed the boundaries of what's possible and opened a new niche for his shop. The Digital Squeegee combines screen printing and digital printing in one package and the results are fascinating. Sean discusses everything from pricing to printing for niche women's apparel brands in this episode of the PrintHustlers Podcast.
01:05 About IntegriTees
02:25 M&R's Digital Squeegee (DS)
05:50 Equipment needed for a Digital Squeegee
06:55 Smallest shop with a DS??
07:30 M&R Stryker presses
08:33 Why try new technology?
12:30 How much a Digital Squeegee costs
15:30 Hybrid printing artwork & screens
16:18 Learning curve & struggles
19:03 What jobs you should print with the DS
21:23 When prices make sense
22:30 Growing in 2020
23:00 Pricing as a luxury service
24:20 A warning about Digital Squeegees
25:58 Does it break?
28:10 10 days without turning it on?
29:25 Women's apparel niche
31:35 How fulfillment works for brands
32:50 Handling inventory
34:20 Why 2020 was great
36:50 Biggest challenge
41:30 Reflecting on what's next
Increasing Print Shop Productivity: The 4-Day Work Week | Lucky Prints
Lucky Prints in Chicago moved to a 4-day workweek. Could your print shop pull off a 4-day week? And why would you want to do it, anyway? Owner Adam Smith sits down to discuss what it took to pull of a 4-day work week, why it means less downtime, and how the Lucky Prints culture led to small (but very significant) improvements over time.
Visit Lucky Prints on Instagram to see what they're up to: https://www.instagram.com/luckyprints
02:25 About Lucky Prints
04:25 Are restaurants like print shops?
06:45 Why hiring from restaurants works
10:15 Changes in 2020
11:10 Why work 4 day weeks?
12:25 How the 4 day week works
14:20 4 day week means happier people
16:50 Tracking downtime
21:00 Building a culture of improvement
24:40 How workers give feedback
27:45 Competition in screen printing
31:30 Saying no to bad jobs
35:40 Firing a bad customer
39:04 How to compete: experience!
42:10 Digital printing?
46:10 Patches, transfers, embroidery
Missed Sales Opportunities For Your Shop
Missed Sales Opportunities For Your Shop by Printavo