This search engine helps you find documents on this website and related sites. Here's how it works: you tell the search service what you're looking for by typing in keywords, phrases, or questions in the search box. The search service responds by giving you a list of all the Web pages in our index relating to those topics. The most relevant content will appear at the top of your results.
How To Use:
- Type your keywords in the search box.
- Press the Search button to start your search.
Here's an example:
- Type Heat Transfer Machines in the search box.
- Press the Search button or press the Enter key.
Tip: Don't worry if you find a large number of results. In fact, use more than a couple of words when searching. Even though the number of results will be large, the most relevant content will always appear at the top of the result pages.
More Basics - An Overview
What is an Index?
Webster's dictionary describes an "index" as a sequential arrangement of material. Our index is a large, growing, organized collection of Web pages and discussion group pages from around the world. The 'index' becomes larger every day as people send us the addresses for new Web pages. We also have technology that crawls the Web looking for links to new pages. When you use our search service, you search the entire collection using keywords or phrases.
What is a Word?
When searching, think of a word as a combination of letters and numbers. The search service needs to know how to separate words and numbers to find exactly what you want on the Internet. You can separate words using white space and tabs.
What is a Phrase?
You can link words and numbers together into phrases if you want specific words or numbers to appear together in your result pages. If you want to find an exact phrase, use "double quotation marks" around the phrase when you enter words in the search box.
Example #1: To find information on astex model 7000 Series, type "Astex Model 7000" in the search box. You can also create phrases using punctuation or special characters such as dashes, underscore lines, commas, slashes, or dots.
Example #2: Try searching for 973-372-1559 instead of 973 372 1559. The dashes link the numbers together as a phrase.
Simple Tips for More Exact Searches
Searches are case insensitive. Searching for "Attachments" will match the lowercase "attachments" and uppercase "ATTACHMENTS".
By default, all searches are accent insensitive as well, but administrators can change this setting. Accent sensitivity relates to Latin characters like õ.
Including or excluding words:
To make sure that a specific word is always included in your search topic, place the plus (+) symbol before the key word in the search box. To make sure that a specific word is always excluded from your search topic, place a minus (-) sign before the keyword in the search box.
Example: To find videos on the Astex Heat Transfer machine 7572, try "heat transfer +7572 +video".
Expand your search using wildcards (*):
By typing an * within a keyword, you can match up to four letters.
Example: Try mach* to find machine, machines, or machinery.
Searching for web addresses:
If your search term is a URL, like "http://www.yahoo.com/", some search engines will redirect you directly to the URL. To avoid this behavior, and do an actual search with the URL as the search term, enclose the URL in double-quotes.
The Best Bets section is available for frequently searched items. It's been compiled based on users searches and the most popular destination
Example: Try Sublimation for Heat Transfer to see the Best Bets suggestions for this search term
Advanced Heat Transfer/Fusing Machine Finder
The advanced Heat Transfer/Fusing Machine Finder can be used to find a particular heat transfer/fusing machine machine type that fits your specific production requirements. Simply choose your machine type and if available your print size requirements. The Heat Transfer/Fusing machine finder will return all applicable machines sorted by relevancy.
Example: Heat Transfer Finder -> Check the Pneumatic Label and Small Transfer Presses option and enter 3 for the print width and 3 print length. This will return all air-operated heat presses for Heat Seal Labels The first few results should show the best machine for your specifications.
Example: Fusing Machine Finder -> Check the Conveyorized Fusing Machines for High Production option and leave the print width and print length empty. Click on Find Fusing Press and this will return all Conveyorized Fusing Machines for High Production
Fancy Features for Typical Searches
You can search more than just text. Here are all of the other ways you can search on the net:
Finds pages that link to the specified address, or a substring of it. Use link:apparelsearch.com to find all pages linking to Apparel Search sites. Note: this feature is not implemented on all search engines.
Finds pages that contain the specified text in the body of the document. By way of comparison, searches without the "text:" attribute will scan the URL, title, links, and META tags as well as the document body.
Finds pages that contain the specified word or phrase in the page title (which appears in the title bar of most browsers). The search title:Heat Transfer Machine would find pages with Heat Transfer in the title.
Finds pages with a specific word or phrase in the URL. Use url:rebuilt to find all pages on all urls that have the word Rebuilt in the host name, path, or filename - the complete URL, in other words.