Calculating Your True Costs of Screen Printing to Make a Profit

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. If we are in this industry as a business the goal is to turn a profit. Terry and Aaron have seen way too many business struggle just to break even and the main culprit is the inability to truly calculate their costs and then accurately set their prices. This week is the 3rd of the series where Terry and Aaron will discuss calculating your true costs of screen printing. Then they will dive into some pricing strategies and provide you with some great info that can help your business turn a profit.

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Common Screen Printing Mistakes

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We discussed some of the common screen printing mistakes in your shop that occur frequently. We’ve touched on this subject before, but this week we dug a little deeper into the mistakes and the solutions. These solutions are tried and true production friendly resolutions that will help you as a screen printer today. So put down that YouTube Video and learn from an industry Veteran, Terry Combs.

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Waterbased Screen Printing 101

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Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Our guest today is a longtime friend of the show, Dave Gehrich. Dave, a 25+ year veteran of the industry, is VP of Sales with Atlas Screen Supply in Chicago. Dave is an avid supporter and experimenter with water base inks for textile printing. Dave will be sharing his expertise in waterbased screen printing with our audience today.

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Xpress Screen Printing System

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. This week we welcomed in Jared Shutt of Xpress Screen to discuss their printing system. We will discuss how the systems work, and where they fit and don’t fit into our decorating world. We will discuss how the system has evolved and what is on the horizon for Xpress Screen.

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200th Episode with 200 Niche Markets

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. It has been over 4 years and we are excited to bring you our 200th Episode. In celebration of the 200th Episode, Terry and Aaron are going to give you 200 Niche Markets and share your ideas that you submitted via the hashtag #200NicheMarkets. This will be a fun and fast paced episode with lots of great ideas for new markets to explore.

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Building a Shirt Brand Without Knowing How to Make Shirts

Building a Shirt Brand

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We explored building a shirt brand from scratch. What makes it more interesting is the folks from WolfPig we will be talking to didn’t know how to make T-shirts before they started. We will talk to them about what it took to not only start the brand, but to learn to print t-shirts. We will cover things like how they came up with the idea, what were the challenges and what is happening now with the WolfPig brand. This will be a fun an insightful conversation about building a shirt brand.

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10 Things We Would Like to See

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron take a look forward at what we would like to see in the industry for the coming year. 10 Things We Would Like to See.  The ideas range from new products to new techniques, to new ways of doing business. We even call out some folks from time to time. Don’t miss this lively show and listen to what the 2 Regular Guys want for our industry. Plus enjoy some new fun segments for 2017!

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The Latest from Screen Printing Magazine

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We welcome into the show Kiersten Wones who is the associate editor for Screen Printing and Big Picture magazines. Kiersten shares with us what is happening at ST Media, what we can expect from future editions of Screen Printing Magazine and shares insight with us as to what it is like to cover SGIA as a member of the media. Hear all about the latest from Screen Printing Magazine.

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State of the Decorated Apparel Industry

State of the Decorated Apparel Industry

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Theresa Hegel, Senior Writer with the Advertising Specialty Institute joined us. She is one of the authors of the recent article in Wearables Magazine “State of the Decorated Apparel Industry”. We had a lot of fun with this forecasting program last year, so we’re ready to take a new look at what the industry might just have in store for 2017.  We’ll talk trends, new decoration methods, and real stats to back up the arguments! REMINDER – Nominate your favorites for the 2016 REGGIE Awards.

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Screen Printing Chemicals Deep Dive with Alan Howe

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We welcome back Alan Howe of Saati USA Chemical Division to the show. Alan has shared a great deal of information with us over time and this week we are going to learn all about screen printing chemicals. We are going to cover topics ranging from telling the difference between screen wash and ink removers to dealing with the safety concerns and storage of chemicals. Alan will tell us about how to adhere to rules and regulations all while providing your customers the best screens possible because you are using the correct chemicals.

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