May 30th, 2014 Show Notes – Plastisol Transfers with Steve Monroe

Plastisol TransfersMay 30th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast where Aaron and Terry discuss with Steve Monroe about Plastisol Transfers. Many of you have seem him in the Workhorse booths at trade shows running the equipment, and others of you know him from his Michigan Smiley Face clothing line. Steve Monroe of Monroe Screen Printing in Lansing, MI joined us to talk about screen printed transfers and some techniques he is using to tackle difficult items with the use of a transfer.

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Plastisol Transfers for the Hard to Screen Print Items

  • Tell us a little about the printing you do now. What types of customers and orders do you produce now?
  • When we talked at the last ISS Show, you talked about producing custom transfers for difficult items. Talk to us about the products you’re referring to?
  • Walk us through your transfer production process.
  • With the use of this transfer process, how has that changed your business?
  • What else is new at Monroe Screen Printing these days?
  • We see you running an automatic press in the Workhorse booth at lots of shows. We understand you do some consulting work through Workhorse as well. Tell us a little about these consultations.

About Steve Monroe – He started his shop in 1983 with a homemade press and progressed to four automatic presses and mainly does contract work. Thru the years he has written a few articles for various trade publications and had a several years doing seminars on various topics at the ISS trade shows. Since 1996 he has have been a familiar face at the ISS and other trade shows working with workhorse products being their on site printer that isn’t a sales person but someone who knows how to run their presses and how to print in general. Having the Javelin automatic since 1992 he has become somewhat of an expert on that particular press, from maintenance to printing tricks. Through all of this he has had the opportunity to do a number of consulting/training gigs all over, as far away as Cypress Greece and Hawaii and all over the U.S.
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Notes from Chat Room:

JohnnyKillerGraphics: Thank for the plug www.Teebay.us2 Regular Guys Talking Decoration: Anyone in here doing lots of transfers?
JohnnyKillerGraphics: Has Steve used any opaque inkjet transfers on canvas bags, I have had good luck with multi color short runs.
MarciaDerryberry: Derryberry here….love Steve! Y’all quit picking on my Jayhawk buddy though. So my question for Steve is…what overall percentage of his business is now transfers and how has that changed in recent years? Thanks!
MarciaDerryberry: I was here but I forgot to log in on FB. Great show so far.
JohnnyKillerGraphics: quilt market is huge
JohnnyKillerGraphics: need to have a screen printers BBQ cook-off. 😉
MarciaDerryberry: And bring back the All-Industry Band!


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