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What is Silk-Screening?

silk screen

We are sometime asked what Silk-Screening is and why used it.  Silk Screening is a process of printing using thick inks, squeegeed (pushed) through a mesh (screen) with a stencil style image which the ink fills and creates the image on a substrate below.  Original silk was used as the screen but polyester mesh or synthetic meshes are used today.  Silk-screening is is used mostly on apparel like graphic tee’s sold in retail stores and branded t-shirts for companies, sporting teams, etc.  It is also used on signs, posters, labels, tags, and other items need long-lasting requirements.   It produces a very opaque and durable print.  It can be used on apparel where embroidery is too expensive for the budget.

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Need more information on silk-screen printing or other print methods.  Give us a call.

 

The handwriting is on the … label

 

 

Handwriting on labels can be a sticky business…

 

 

Labels are sometimes written on by hand in many circumstances such as:

  • Name Badges at meetings, conventions and other gatherings

  • Shipping Labels

  • Medical & Surgical Applications

  • Quality sign off in manufacturing

 

Besides choosing the correct adhesive for the application, the other two main factors are labels material surface and imprinting instrument.  Normally matte, smooth surfaces accept handwriting much better than gloss materials, vinyls, polyesters and laminated labels.  In addition, the ink will dry much faster on these matte types of label surfaces.  Second is the writing instrument you are using.  Pencils will write OK on matte surfaces but be hard to read.  Gel Pens are the worst when it comes to writing as they smear quickly and do not dry well.  

The best writing instrument?  Sharpies!  They will write on almost any surface and dry fairly fast, though matte surfaces are still the best label surface.  When creating a label you need to write on, consider these factors in choosing the correct material or just ask the label experts at Eagle!

 

 

 

 

Eagle creates cool product for the U.S. Navy

 

The United States Navy came to Eagle with a project designed to minimize the risk of catastrophic aircraft damage and loss of personal on DDG51 Class Ships (Guided Missile Destroyers).   Eagle took the rough draft information and drawings and working from scratch created artwork, tested materials and produced a spinning wheel placard tool that helps ship personnel consider and measure wave hazard conditions during aircraft operations and make course and speed corrections given a certain wave height to reduce such risk.