Seven years ago when we acquired the screen printing company we inherited two Riley Hopkins manual presses and added one M&R Diamondback automatic in the screen printing operations. Our goal is to increase production rates while maintaining quality product. We recently upgraded our graphics computer to an Apple and use both AI and Corel software (due to the backgrounds of our previous printing managers), as well as purchasing an Epson vinyl cutter for custom names primarily.
Our entry into embroidery occurred in the fall of 2018 with a 6 head SWF embroidery machine. Since November, we have purchased a second 6 head machine and a single head unit for personalizations and sew outs. The process of adding embroidery to our customer base and product lines has been much smoother, so maybe we learned some lessons along the way.
-Tom Cline, Sylvania Custom Apparel