How to Create a Heat Map for Screen Printing Using Puff Additive  | Screenprinting.com

How to Create a Heat Map for Screen Printing Using Puff Additive

Jacelyn Wedman
Do you know where the sweet spot is on your flash dryer? Every flash unit has an area that gives off the most consistent heat. How do you find out where that is? Print expert Colin Huggins has a solution: creating a heat map using puff ink. Let’s find out how he does it.
How to Create a Heat Map for Screen Printing Using Puff Additive  | Screenprinting.com

How to Create a Heat Map for Screen Printing Using Puff Additive

Jacelyn Wedman
Do you know where the sweet spot is on your flash dryer? Every flash unit has an area that gives off the most consistent heat. How do you find out where that is? Print expert Colin Huggins has a solution: creating a heat map using puff ink. Let’s find out how he does it.
Best Practices for Adding Screen Printing Ink to a Screen  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices for Adding Screen Printing Ink to a Screen

Jacelyn Wedman
Adding ink to a screen for the first time can be a bit daunting. It seems easy enough, but once you get the ink bucket, spatula, and screen, you might wonder exactly how to do it. How much ink do you add? Where do you put it? If you’re asking these questions, keep reading. Let’s walk through how to prep ink for printing and how to apply it to a screen.
Missed the FN-INK™ Puff Livestream? Here’s the Highlights  | Screenprinting.com

Missed the FN-INK™ Puff Livestream? Here’s the Highlights

Jacelyn Wedman

Print expert and FN-INK™ Puff enthusiast Colin Huggins went live on Friday to answer frequently asked questions about this rad 3D ink. If you missed the live stream, don’t worry: we’ve got your back. Huggins covered best practices, getting tons of detail, proper curing, and more. Check out the highlights.

Why Live Printing? PRNT SCRN Screen Printing Weighs In  | Screenprinting.com

Why Live Printing? PRNT SCRN Screen Printing Weighs In

Jacelyn Wedman
Live printing: some printers love it, others don’t. Doing live printing takes a little bit of bravery and a whole lot of preparation. So why should you do live printing? What’s so great about it? Josh Dykstra, the owner of PRNT SCRN Screen Printing, discusses his experience in live screen printing.
A Guide to Pricing Screen Printed Garments and Turning a Profit  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to Pricing Screen Printed Garments and Turning a Profit

Jacelyn Wedman

Unless you’re only screen printing for fun, you need to know how much you should sell your shirts to make a profit. The best way to know for sure how much you should sell your shirts to make a profit is to use a profit calculator. Following a calculator is helpful, but how does it translate to the real world? Here’s a crash course in pricing shirts as well as some pricing advice from real-life shops. 

Want to Create a Custom Brown Ink? Here’s How  | Screenprinting.com

Want to Create a Custom Brown Ink? Here’s How

Jacelyn Wedman
If you’ve tried to search for a bucket of brown ink, you might notice the selection is limited. If you do find an out-of-bucket brown ink, it might not be the exact color you had in mind. To get the perfect shade of brown you’re imagining, you’ll have to mix it custom. Let’s talk about mixing your own brown ink to get the best results. 
Got Coffee? Here’s How to Screen Print With It  | Screenprinting.com

Got Coffee? Here’s How to Screen Print With It

Jacelyn Wedman
Have you ever wanted to screen print with food? Ever looked down into your morning coffee and thought “I bet I could print with this”? Ronald Peters decided to give coffee ink a shot (get it?). He used techniques from natural dyeing processes, got a little creative with his own mix, and tried screen printing with coffee.
Everything You Need to Know to Screen Print on Spandex Garments  | Screenprinting.com

Everything You Need to Know to Screen Print on Spandex Garments

Jacelyn Wedman
Sometimes you need to print on stretchy fabrics. Think leggings, jerseys, athletic clothing, and more. Stretchy clothes are likely to have Spandex, or Lycra, in them. In order to print on ultra-stretchy garments with plastisol ink, you’ll need a special tool in your arsenal: FN-INK™ Stretch. Let’s talk about everything you need to know to print on Spandex and Spandex-blended garments.
Missed the Live FN-INK™ Specialties Q&A? Here are the Highlights  | Screenprinting.com

Missed the Live FN-INK™ Specialties Q&A? Here are the Highlights

Jacelyn Wedman
Print Expert Colin Huggins went live on YouTube to showcase two rad specialty inks from FN-INK: FN-INK Gold and FN-INK Silver. Couldn’t make it to the live stream? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here are some highlights and popular questions printers had about the FN-INK metallic inks.
A Guide to Creating an Underbase in Adobe Illustrator  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to Creating an Underbase in Adobe Illustrator

Sage Larson
Creating an underbase for your art is important to make sure your design comes out as clean and vibrant as you imagined it. Want to know how to do it? Screen Printing Expert Colin Huggins walks you through the process of creating the white underbase in Adobe Illustrator.
How to Get the Perfect Pocket or Left Chest Print Placement on Any Press  | Screenprinting.com

How to Get the Perfect Pocket or Left Chest Print Placement on Any Press

Jacelyn Wedman

Placing pocket prints or left chest prints perfectly on a shirt can be tough. You don't want the print to end up in the armpit or on the neckline of the shirt. With a little bit of planning and know-how, this doesn’t have to be stressful. Here’s how to get the perfect left chest placement on press every time.

CMYK vs. Spot Color vs. Simulated Process Printing  | Screenprinting.com

CMYK vs. Spot Color vs. Simulated Process Printing

Sage Larson

Okay, so you’ve heard their names, CMYK Process, Spot Color, and Simulated Process, but what are they? What sets them apart from one another and what is the best use for each? Let’s go through them, one by one!

6 Ways to Screen Print White Plastisol Ink on a White Shirt  | Screenprinting.com

4 Ways to Screen Print White Plastisol Ink on a White Shirt

Jacelyn Wedman
One cool technique printers can have fun with is tonal prints. You’ve probably heard of—or maybe even printed—black ink on black shirts, blue ink on blue shirts, red ink on red shirts, and the list goes on. One tonal print that’s often overlooked is white ink on white shirts. Printing white ink on white shirts is different and unique, producing awesome effects. Let’s talk about a few different methods of printing white ink on a white shirt.