You will have the highest success and fewest problems if you stay with an established company with a reputation for customer service and quality products. If you can get most of your equipment from one manufacturer, you’ll usually eliminate compatibility issues, and you’ll benefit by getting nearly all your service and support. Quality equipment from a reputable manufacturer will last for decades if you follow the preventive maintenance procedures. Should the equipment need repair, and it will, a manufacturer that excels in customer service, troubleshooting, and has technicians in the field in your neighborhood will be of tremendous help.
At 21 years old, Lon Winters was the production manager for Ocean Pacific and started his 30+ year career reclaiming screens. His companies have won 50+ garment decorating awards and honors, and he's served 15+ years as an honorary Golden Image Judge, published hundreds of articles and columns, led various industry seminars and workshops, and consulted on projects large and small. He's the president and founder of Colorado-based Graphic Elephants, an international consulting firm and apparel decoration studio specializing in screen printing technical advances, plant design, layout, troubleshooting, productivity, quality analysis and complete apparel decorating solutions. He was inducted into the Academy of Screen Printing Technology in 2013 and is recognized for his contribution to the graphic printing industry. www.graphicelephants.com.