Tales Of A Screen Printer (Keep Pushing)

With many Screen Printing Shops popping up all over the place, It may lead one to think that starting a screen printing business is quite easy. But that is far from being true. 

The Conversation

We had a recent conversation with Andre from Teez Cafe Screen Printing Corp. Which turned out to be a very interesting one, about his endeavor into the screen printing business.

He mentioned he had big dreams of one day owning a successful screen printing shop. And was determine to make that dream reality.

The Journey

“The journey began with many struggles,” Andre Said,

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expressing that starting out was not easy. From finding the right exposure times when making screens to perfecting the registration with multicolored prints.

With having to reclaim screens countless amounts of times before he got it right, Andre was eventually able to overcome these challenges and worked on perfecting his craft. Andre was starting to secure more orders but he was not out of the woods yet. He realized that being busy was not always as profitable as it seemed. He was busy but not making any profit. 

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We asked him why he continued to deal with the stress and headaches that Screen printing brings and he said “this is where my heart is.” He explained that he reevaluated his business and looked at where he was and where he wanted to be.

A light bulb went off and he told his self if he wanted to be successful in this screen printing business he had to start charging what his work was worth and keep pushing.

After putting his new plan to work, he saw an increase in his profit margin which allowed him to start making some upgrades to his equipments and investing in his business. 

We can say this loudly that Screen Printing business is no joke. This really takes some hard work and dedication. Many shops are closing just as fast as they opened. The ones that stay open are the ones that are willing to keep putting in the hard work and effort that it takes to overcome the challenges to accomplish their goals. 

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