4 Tips to Prevent Pinholes and Fisheyes  | Screenprinting.com

4 Tips to Prevent Pinholes and Fisheyes

Jacelyn Wedman
You’ve coated a screen for screen printing, exposed it, and rinsed it out. You might notice tiny holes in the screen where there shouldn’t be. Why is this? In this video, Ronald Peters touches on why pinholes and fisheyes happen, and gives tips to stop them before they cause problems on your screen. 
4 Tips to Prevent Pinholes and Fisheyes  | Screenprinting.com

4 Tips to Prevent Pinholes and Fisheyes

Jacelyn Wedman
You’ve coated a screen for screen printing, exposed it, and rinsed it out. You might notice tiny holes in the screen where there shouldn’t be. Why is this? In this video, Ronald Peters touches on why pinholes and fisheyes happen, and gives tips to stop them before they cause problems on your screen. 
How to Prepare A Screen For Water-Based Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Prepare A Screen For Water-Based Printing

Jacelyn Wedman

Prepping a screen for water-based inks can be a little more tricky than plastisol. The print deposit is thinner, the ink dries on the screen over time, and the ink can potentially break down emulsion faster than plastisol ink would. Because of this, you need a good screen to get a good print. Let’s go through the process of making a screen so you’re prepared for your next water-based job. 

Should you Push or Pull a Squeegee when Screen Printing?  | Screenprinting.com

Should you Push or Pull a Squeegee when Screen Printing?

Jacelyn Wedman
Push or pull a squeegee… Many, many screen printers have a strong preference between the two. But really, which technique is better? Both are useful to screen printers for different reasons. Screen printing expert Josh Wells covers the benefits of pulling and pushing.
The Advantages of Printing with Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

The Advantages of Printing with Plastisol Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Print shops all over the world debate whether water-based ink or plastisol ink is the better option. There are advantages and drawbacks to both types of ink. The ink you choose to print with depends on your shop setup and goals for your prints. Let’s talk about the advantages of printing with plastisol ink.
How to Prep Plastisol Ink for Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Prep Plastisol Ink for Screen Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
When you buy a bucket of plastisol ink, it might have been sitting on a shelf for a bit before it got to your shop. You might notice that your ink has separated a little bit. Even ready-to-use inks can separate over time. Let’s talk about why this happens and what you can do to prep your ink before you head to the press.
5 Commonly Asked Questions about FN-INK Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

5 Commonly Asked Questions about FN-INK Plastisol Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
By now you’ve all heard of or gotten your hands on FN-INK™. It’s a low-cure plastisol ink that prints like a dream and doesn’t hurt your wallet. All inks are different, so using FN-INK™ might take a little bit of experimenting. Got questions? In this blog, we’ll answer five most commonly asked questions about FN-INK™.
How to Print Transparencies in Procreate  | Screenprinting.com

How to Print Transparencies in Procreate

Jacelyn Wedman
Procreate is an amazing design tool. Wouldn’t it be even more amazing if you could print film from Procreate? You sketch, draft, and finalize a design in Procreate, so why shouldn’t you be able to print from the app? In the past, printers had to use Adobe® Illustrator in order to print designs from Procreate. But Cory Romeiser, art director of Golden Press Studio, did some digging. He found that you can print from Procreate. Let’s dive in.
How to Start Water-Based Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Start Water-Based Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
Water-based ink is becoming more and more popular. With more shops turning to greener methods, printing with water-based ink can be nicer on the environment and your health. Many printers believe that water-based printing is more challenging than printing with plastisol. If you step into it the right way, water-based printing can actually be easier and save you time and money. 
Top 3 Tips for Printers Starting a Screen Print Shop  | Screenprinting.com

Top 3 Tips for Printers Starting a Screen Print Shop

Jacelyn Wedman
You’ve decided to jump into screen printing. Starting anything new can be intimidating. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some advice from seasoned printers to give you a leg up? Look no further. In this blog, five print shops share their top three tips for printers starting a screen print shop.
How PRNT SCRN Screen Printing Stays True to its DIY Roots  | Screenprinting.com

How PRNT SCRN Screen Printing Stays True to its DIY Roots

Jacelyn Wedman
When a person decides they want to screen print, there’s a ton to learn. Some may be discouraged by that idea, others love the challenge. Josh Dykstra, owner of PRNT SCRN Screen Printing, thrives off of learning new, complex forms of art. For Josh, screen printing started as a hobby, then moved to a side-hustle as he learned the trade. His business has only grown from there. 
Do I Need a Pressure Washer?  | Screenprinting.com

Do I Need a Pressure Washer for Screen Printing?

Jacelyn Wedman
When you’re just starting out in screen printing, people tend to get the necessary equipment and supplies to make it work. There’s always more equipment to try, more upgrades to make. But do you really need it all? Like a pressure washer; is that an absolute must?
An ER Nurse's Take on Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

An ER Nurse's Take on Screen Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
It’s no secret that some screen printing chemicals are hazardous to your health. Safer alternatives are out there. If you’re looking for chemicals that are kind to your body and the environment but still get the job done, look no further. ER nurse and screen printer Charlie Vueleman walks through the hazards of screen printing chemicals and offers tips to keep your shop safe and your body healthy. 
5 Essential Gestures to Know when Designing in Procreate  | Screenprinting.com

5 Essential Gestures to Know when Designing in Procreate

Jacelyn Wedman
Knowing the tricks of the trade helps screen printers fine-tune their process. When learning something new, figuring things out on your own can be time-consuming and frustrating. Procreate, the most popular drawing software on the market, has a lot of features that may pass you by. Here are five essential gestures that will improve your Procreate experience.