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Editor's Note

Fresh Ink

Let’s make Screen Printing’s future as bright as its past.




I’M RELATIVELY NEW to screen printing, but I’m no stranger to laying ink.

After all, by the time I started working on this publication in January, I’d already built a career as a storyteller of technology and business transformation. My subject was metal-cutting, not screen printing and apparel decorating, but to some extent manufacturing is manufacturing. From workforce development to digitalization to making growth scalable, the challenges you encounter are similar to those faced by my previous readership. The more I “learn the language” of this industry, the more effective I’ll become in serving up useful insights along with the entertaining read you’ve come to expect.

This objective hasn’t changed since I stepped into a leadership role shortly before publishing the July/August issue. The longer I’ve worked on this brand, the more I’ve come to appreciate what’s already working. Rather than shake these already strong foundations, I prefer to build upon them.

However, I will bring a fresh perspective. I also have a handful of new ideas – including a few that could become big ideas. What the future looks like will also depend on you, particularly the feedback you provide through regular, online Brain Squad surveys. If you haven’t already, please join us at

One thing’s for certain – things have changed a lot in the 70 years since this publication was founded. I have no doubt that the future of this mag – and the industry we cover – will be as bright and dynamic as its past.

Fresh Ink




Let’s Talk About It

Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive Screen Printing Industry

LET’S TALK About It: Part 3 discusses how four screen printers have employed people with disabilities, why you should consider doing the same, the resources that are available, and more. Watch the live webinar, held August 16, moderated by Adrienne Palmer, editor-in-chief, Screen Printing magazine, with panelists Ali Banholzer, Amber Massey, Ryan Moor, and Jed Seifert. The multi-part series is hosted exclusively by ROQ.US and U.N.I.T.E Together. Let’s Talk About It: Part 1 focused on Black, female screen printers and can be watched here; Part 2 focused on the LGBTQ+ community and can be watched here.

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