Screen Printing and Pad Printing Resources

Resources, Links, Articles

Hopefully the information on this page will help you to find the resources and answers you need to help you improve your screen printing and pad printing business. If you would like to share your information or training article resource on this page, please write to me in regards to that resource, and I would be happy to include it.

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association Int'l - www.sgia.org
Advertising Specialty Institute - www.asicentral.com
Digital Imaging Marketing Association - www.dima.pmai.org
Printing Association of Florida - www.pafgraf.org
Graphic Arts Technical Foundation - www.gatf.org
International Sign Association - www.signs.org
Midwest Screenprinting & Graphics Association - www.msga.info
Outdoor Advertising Association of America - www.oaaa.org
Point-of-Purchase Advertising Institute - www.popai.org
Promotional Products Association Int'l - www.ppa.org>
Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators - www.sgcd.org
Technical Association of the Graphic Arts - www.taga.org
Screenprinting Technical Foundation - www.sgia.org
Screen Printing Association of China - www.csgia.org
Federation of European Screen Printers Association - www.fespa.com
Screen Printing Association (UK) Ltd. - www.spauk.co.uk
Japanese Screen Printers Association - www.jspa.org
Screen Web - www.screenweb.com
Air and Waste Management Associations - www.awma.org
American Chemical Society - www.acs.org
American Society for Testing and Materials - www.astm.org
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety - www.ccohs.ca
Consumer Products Safety Commission - www.cpsc.gov
Environment Canada - www.ec.gc.ca
National Fire Protection Association - www.nfpa.org
National Institute of Standards & Technology - www.nist.gov
US Chamber of Commerce - www.uschamber.com
US Environmental Protection Agency - www.epa.gov


Something to Think About

"It is your employees and their skills that drive your companies profits"

So often screen printing and pad printing shops are so busy getting out their products, that they have no time to improve their processes or to update their employees' skills. This can be a very dangerous path to take, because your competition may just be striving to stay on the cutting edge.

The important thing to understand is that your customer will constantly require faster turnaround times, better quality at the best price. If you do not have a program in place for continual improvement, you will eventually not be able to satisfy your customer's requirement. Soon they will find another printer who can.

The smart shop will have at least one person working on continual process improvement for a certain amount of hours each month. They will also be continually improving the skills of their employees. It is your employees and their skills that drive your companies profits. The best investment you can make is to develop your employee's expertise and their knowledge of good process through proper training.