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  • Stop Limiting Your DTG Printing
    July 1, 2016

    Stop Limiting Your DTG Printing

    When you purchase a direct-to-garment-machine you’re probably thinking about printing on t-shirts only. While DTG machines have made customized apparel easy to make and wear, inkjet printers like the NeoFlex or Epson F2000 aren’t limited to just garments. Expand your...

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  • Rhinestones 101: Know Your Gems
    May 13, 2016

    Rhinestones 101: Know Your Gems

    If you’re purchasing rhinestones, the first step is picking the right kind for your project. There are a lot of rhinestones out there and to get the most out of your purchase you must consider the cut of the stone, the...

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  • Screen Printing Glossary — Know the Lingo!
    February 5, 2016

    Screen Printing Glossary — Know the Lingo!

    Want to ask questions about screen printing but don't know the terminology? Don't worry; we've compiled a glossary of that includes the basic screen printing terms to use a reference guide. Learning these screen printing and silk screen definitions will...

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  • Printing Printer Not Picking up Ink?
    September 21, 2015

    Printing Printer Not Picking up Ink?

    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...

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  • Screen Printing Basics
    September 10, 2015

    Screen Printing Basics

    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...

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  • Chose the Best Pad Printing Pad
    September 9, 2015

    Chose the Best Pad Printing Pad

    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...

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  • Rhinestones: A Brilliant History
    September 9, 2015

    Rhinestones: A Brilliant History

    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...

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  • It's Better to be Separate: Integrated vs Offline DTG Systems
    October 31, 2014

    It's Better to be Separate: Integrated vs Offline DTG Systems

    Integrated pretreatment systems appear to save time and money, but appearances can be deceiving. Having a pretreatment system integrated in your DTG machine actually slows down production, reduces image quality, and make maintenance difficult when compared on an offline pretreatment...

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  • August 10, 2014

    The History of Pad Printing

    Pad printing, Also known as tampography, is the process of printing a 2D image into a 3D object. Its roots can be traced back more than 200 years. Originally, pad printing was done by hand. The first offset type of...

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