you want to play golf on the pro circuit, the smart move is to get a
golfer as an instructor. The instructor will show you the best methods
and correct your mistakes. If you expect to teach yourself, you have
an unqualified teacher.
is no manufacturer or distributor in the industry, except R Jennings Mfg.,
the products in production they make or sell. So, for example, some
companies sell flash dryers without temperature control. Temperature
control is as necessary on a flash dryer as on the stove in your kitchen,
you will be cooking different kinds and thickness of inks and varieties of
fabrics. Without temperature control, you risk scorching garments before
fully curing inks.
will see conveyor dryers without doors. Do you have doors
on your house? Similarly, you want to control the environment under the
hood of your conveyor dryer. Many conveyors sold donít have doors,
and there for do not cure inks near the doors.
inks sold are so thick and heavy that you will have difficulty
getting them through the screen. There are so many examples I can provide
where advice from a manufacturer or distributor should not be followed.
the other hand, the advice might be excellent. How do you know?
you select a coach, what are the accomplishments? Is the person
by the industry as being a knowledgeable person? Has the person published
any articles, received any patents, or been invited to speak at industry
the coach show you garments he or she has printed? Always check
references. Ask questions of the coach. A good coach will answer
all questions, and in time you will find out whether the advice you received
was good or bad.
before you leap off the cliff. Most people who buy into this industry buy
the first person they meet only to regret their haste later. The failure
rate of new shops is high, because of haste and not having a coach.
good coach is a person who knows all the options and consequences of each
are very few people in the industry who have spent the thousands of hours
to work with and evaluate every option. Most screen printers are
who mastered one option without discovering and evaluating other options.
offer an instructor with experience, but for the student there is too much
information too fast to be able to create a profitable business. When
you are new to the industry, you need comprehensive initial training, and then
continuing support so that you continually receive guidance to improve your
game. Thatís how you become a champion.