Screen Printing San Diego / In the Shop Trenches #10

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Do you think that all Screen Printing San Diego has to offer is perfect?  Well from the outside Breakout Creative shows perfection.  In reality nothing and no one is perfect.  Although our product that we produce in the end is always on the level of perfect.  Only here in the trenches are you going to see the internal battle of imperfection to produce that level of quality.  Please take some time today to check out our website, and give us a call at 858-513-1799!

Monday, has always been a kind of, “prep/dead day.”  Much less when we had George because most of the cleaning was off me and Eddies hands.  Now that we are short George all the excess pre-pre-production work falls on me.  The name of the game today was screens which used to be Georges main focus keeping me on press but we deal with what we got to deal with when it comes to keeping the team afloat.  I walked in today, Eddie’s first words were “screens” and I jumped on it.

There is a peace that comes from cleaning screens.  Many people think that the screen cleaners are at the bottom of the food chain when it comes to the flow of a screen printing shop.  This thought could not be any more wrong.  The screen cleaner is just as important as the lead printer.  If the screens are not cleaned to absolute perfection then the production manager’s job will honestly not even matter because production will not produce.  How can you drive a car without gas?

Screen cleaning has several steps.  The first step to cleaning a screen is to remove all the ink previously used.  When it comes to Screen Printing San Diego there is a lot of ink to remove because we turn around orders like no other shop.  Ink removal is followed by emulsion removal.  Soak all the screens in solution and power wash all of the previous emulsion.  Once your emulsion is gone you must remove all the excess stains from the ink that was ran on the last job.  A serious rinse with any chemical used is mandatory because you are looking for a brand new screen in the end.

Screen Cleaning was the main focus today.  Screen cleaning is extremely important in the screen printing production plan.  Just because an employee is stuck on screens all day does not give the team the option to miss their goal.  The goal was set slightly shorter today because of the fact that a printer was down but at the end of the day, because we are the best in the world of Screen Printing San Diego we still rocked out 5 jobs. Please check out our website, and give us a call at 858-513-1799!