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Printing Printer Not Picking up Ink?

SGIA 15' Las Vegas pad printing demo (pad picking up ink from cliche then transferring it to garment)

Are your prints not transferring? Don’t solely blame the ink as the problem could be due to a combination of issues. Pad printing requires patience, especially when you’re setting up the machine for the first time. At All American, we find it helpful to make a chart or checklist to pinpoint problems. Check out the diagram below to find solutions you can try to get your pad printer operating:
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Diagram: Pad not picking up ink

 

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Can’t Get into Your Account?

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Dear Customers,

It has come to our attention that some of our customer accounts did not transfer over to the new website. If you are having trouble logging in to your All American account on this page, try changing your password. Select the lost my password button and enter your email. In a few minutes, you will receive an email with a new password that you can use to log in to your account.

If you attempt to retrieve a lost password, but your email is rejected as invalid, your account wasn’t successfully transferred over. In this case, please re-register with All American here and create a new account. If you continue to have problems with logging in or creating a new account, please contact All American at (215)-634-2235. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

All American MFG. & Supply

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Screen Printing Basics

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Silk screening—also known as screen printing—is a technique that seems confusing and difficult, but don’t be scared by this traditional style of printing. People have been screen printing since the Song Dynasty in China nearly 1,000 years ago and the industry is still going strong today! Popular with modern-day artists due to its affordability and ease of use, even the most novice designer can make professional quality prints with just a few tools, some simple rules, and practice! This guide to screen printing basics will help you find what you need to start learning how to screen printing or silk screen.

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Chose the Best Pad Printing Pad

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Choosing the Pad

When selecting a pad for pad printing, you need to consider shape, size, and hardness. If you have trouble finding the right pad, All American has a variety of pads in stock and carries molds for more than 1,000 different pads. Please be aware it takes 5 – 7 days to produce custom pads. For questions and orders please call (215)-634-2235 Mon.-Fri. from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST). If you’d like to know more about our pads visit Request a Custom Pad.

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Rhinestones: A Brilliant History

Rhinestone tiara set with multiple rhinestones taken by Detlef Thomas

Popular since their invention, the Rhinestone industry is still going strong. Named after the gemstones once panned out of the Rhine River (real rhinestone are all but depleted) rhinestones today are almost exclusively imitation gemstones cut from glass or lead crystal. Modern Rhinestone motifs and hotfix stones give manufacturers and customers and an easy and inexpensive way to decorate garments, but back in the day, they were used by royalty.

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Heading To ISS Orlando!

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Last chance to get a taste of the summer sun! Come see All American in booth #1111 at ISS Orlando from the 10th to the 12th. We’re bringing the NeoFlex 2, Epson F2000, RapidTag, Rapid Rhinestone, and the Gemini Heat Press. Stop by the booth for demos and information!