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These Were Our Top 10 Most-Read Articles in 2022

From T-shirt scams to Mark Cuban to the pros and cons of puff ink.

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FOR THOSE OF YOU who have stopped the Screen Printing editorial team at various tradeshows and events to say “I love reading the articles about screen shops on fire,” well, you’re not alone. Crime stories related to the screen printing industry make up the majority of our top-viewed web pages from the last year. From T-shirt scams to lawsuits, these hot topics are grabbing your attention. Check out the most-clicked content from screenprintingmag.com.

These Were Our Top 10 Most-Read Articles in 2022

1 T-Shirt Scams Sweep Across Multiple States

Perpetrators are impersonating a representative of a local police or fire department and messaging potential victims with an offer for a discounted T-shirt that uses the department’s logo. Reports of these scams appear most often in the southeastern part of the country, from North Carolina down to Florida.

These Were Our Top 10 Most-Read Articles in 2022

2 Indiana Screen Printer Lays Off 114 Employees

The layoffs at Little Raymond’s Print Shop in Indianapolis were due to “unforeseen business circumstances.”

These Were Our Top 10 Most-Read Articles in 2022

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3 Screen Shop Busted for Operating as Illegal Nightclub

Building inspectors found people charging for admission to an illegal party featuring dancers, alcohol, and hookahs.

These Were Our Top 10 Most-Read Articles in 2022

4 Mark Cuban Invests in Campus Ink’s NIL Platform for College Athletes

Campus Ink seized upon the NCAA’s implementation of a name, image, and likeness (NIL) policy – which allows college athletes to monetize and use their NIL for promotional purposes – by building a platform that helps athletes earn money through jersey and custom apparel sales.

These Were Our Top 10 Most-Read Articles in 2022

5 Plastisol vs. Water-Based: Which Ink Is Better?

Family Industries compares the two inks and gives advice on the best option for the type of print you’re trying to achieve.

6 Screen Shop Owner Accused of Sexually Assaulting Employees

These Were Our Top 10 Most-Read Articles in 2022
The owner of American Screen Printing in Portage, Michigan, was accused of sexually assaulting two employees and was charged with five felony counts of criminal sexual conduct.

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These Were Our Top 10 Most-Read Articles in 2022

7 Printing with Puff Ink: Weighing Pros vs. Cons

Puff Ink is a plastisol-based ink that has been modified with the addition of a heat-reactive foaming agent that makes the ink expand.
Family Industries lists the pros and cons of printing with puff.

These Were Our Top 10 Most-Read Articles in 2022

8 Failing T-Shirt Company Becomes a $40 Million Business

Ten years ago, Fresh Print’s new owners were scammed by a customer for $8000 and owed $25,000 for licensing royalties. Now, they have 290 full-time employees with an annual revenue of $40 million.

These Were Our Top 10 Most-Read Articles in 2022

9 Gildan to Close Distribution Center with 128 Employees

The production was shifted from its Mebane, North Carolina, distribution center to a distribution center in Charleston, South Carolina.

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These Were Our Top 10 Most-Read Articles in 2022

10 Screen Printer Sued by Apparel Company

Unequal Technologies Company (UTC), a Philadelphia-based apparel maker, has filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Mercury Screen Printing of Albany, New York. UTC alleges Mercury entered into a contract to purchase $480,665.94 in lacrosse shoulder pads and is now refusing to pay.

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