Best Practices when Printing Multi-Color Posters with Water-Based Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices when Printing Multi-Color Posters with Water-Based Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Ever looked around at your walls and thought “This could use some pizzazz?” Screen printing professional Jamie is with you. The walls of her print studio were bland and boring. Why not print some posters to liven things up? Printing on posters takes a little bit of a different skill set than printing on t-shirts. You’ll need different squeegees, a different platen setup, and a unique curing method.
Best Practices when Printing Multi-Color Posters with Water-Based Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices when Printing Multi-Color Posters with Water-Based Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Ever looked around at your walls and thought “This could use some pizzazz?” Screen printing professional Jamie is with you. The walls of her print studio were bland and boring. Why not print some posters to liven things up? Printing on posters takes a little bit of a different skill set than printing on t-shirts. You’ll need different squeegees, a different platen setup, and a unique curing method.
Screen Printing Art Terms Every Printer Should Know  | Screenprinting.com

Screen Printing Art Terms Every Printer Should Know

Jacelyn Wedman
Stepping into screen printing? There are lots of terms to learn. Garment termsprinting terms, and art terms, it’s all important. If you’re creating your art for screen printing, you’ll need to pick up a few vocabulary words. Here’s a quick guide to some common art terms:
Tips for Registering a Challenging 4-Color Print on a Press Without Micros  | Screenprinting.com

Tips for Registering a Challenging 4-Color Print on a Press Without Micros

Jacelyn Wedman
Printing multi-color designs is a skill all printers need. White single-color prints are a screen printer’s bread and butter. A multi-color design takes skill, tight registration, and a bit of patience. Generally, printers use presses with micro-registration to help them get the best registration possible without a headache. A press without micros can get the job done, too. Print enthusiast, Jamie wanted to push the limits of the Riley Hopkins 150 4x1 press with a 4-color blended design.
3 Ways to Make Your Screen Print Shop Stand Out  | Screenprinting.com

3 Ways to Make Your Screen Print Shop Stand Out

Jacelyn Wedman
Every screen print shop wants to stand out. Whether that’s printing in a niche aspect of the trade, having excellent branding, or something else, you have to make your shop stand out above the noise. But how do you achieve that? There are plenty of ways to make your mark. Here are three tips to make your shop stand out.
Lee Stuart Tells All on the Riley Hopkins 250 Lee Stuart Edition Combo  | Screenprinting.com

Lee Stuart Tells All on the Riley Hopkins 250 Lee Stuart Edition Combo

Jacelyn Wedman

Have you seen the all-new Riley Hopkins 250: Lee Stuart Screen Edition Printing Combo? It features equipment — Riley Hopkins 250 6x4 Press and Multi-Station Press Cart — you’ve come to know and love with a Lee Stuart-sized update. 

To talk about this collaboration — and print some shirts for the first 20 orders of the combo — Lee Stuart joined CEO Ryan Moor and President Brandon Schmunk live on Instagram. Let’s take a look at their conversation.

Celebrating Earth Day with Eco-Conscious Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

Celebrating Earth Day with Eco-Conscious Screen Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
The screen printing industry isn’t known for its eco-friendly practices. But there are some ways that screen printers everywhere can do a little better for their shop and environment. Ryan Moor, CEO and founder of Ryonet, believes in the power of helping the environment and the community one t-shirt at a time. That’s why we chose to screen print volunteer shirts using water-based ink for a great organization just around the corner from our Vancouver, Washington, warehouse. 
Meet the Riley Hopkins 250: Lee Stuart Edition Screen Printing Combo  | Screenprinting.com

Meet the Riley Hopkins 250: Lee Stuart Edition Screen Printing Combo

Jacelyn Wedman

“Screen printing isn't just a job, it's a lifestyle. It's a burning inside of you to create that drives you forward through the hard days and late nights. A relentless pursuit of excellence that makes the long hours on press turn to minutes and makes the mundane chores around the shop feel more like a privilege. It's a true art form that requires discipline, dedication, and the sheer will to overcome obstacles on a daily basis,” said Lee Stuart, Print Sorcerer, Entrepreneur, and YouTube video creator.

Funnel that discipline, dedication, and sheer will into equipment that puts in the work like the new Riley Hopkins 250 Lee Stuart Edition Combo. It features equipment — Riley Hopkins 250 6x4 Press and Multi-Station Press Cart — you’ve come to know and love with a Lee Stuart-sized update. What makes this gear special? Let’s check it out.

What is Copyright Infringement and Why Does it Matter to Screen Printers?  | Screenprinting.com

What is Copyright Infringement and Why Does it Matter to Screen Printers?

Jacelyn Wedman
Copyright infringement can happen to anyone. Say a client asks you to print a design of a cup of coffee with the Starbucks logo on it. You may think it’s no big deal and grab its logo online and slap it on a t-shirt. A few months later, a cease and desist letter or email comes to you. Guess what? That Starbucks logo is copyrighted. Navigating copyrights is a bit tricky. Let’s dive in and define copyright and copyright infringement. Then we’ll see how it relates to screen printers.
What a Screen Drying Cabinet Does for Your Darkroom  | Screenprinting.com

What a Screen Drying Cabinet Does for Your Darkroom

Jacelyn Wedman
To create a stellar print, you need a solid screen. Using high-quality emulsion and dialing in exposure times help, but it's a fraction of what's needed. Your darkroom matters. One major update to make in your darkroom is to invest in a drying cabinet. It’s the perfect screen drying environment, equipped with everything you need to dry screens better. Let’s talk about how a drying cabinet can increase your darkroom’s potential and make your screen prep process that much easier.
Interested in an Automatic Press? Here Are 3 Factors to Consider  | Screenprinting.com

Interested in an Automatic Press? Here Are 3 Factors to Consider

Jacelyn Wedman
So you’re ready for an automatic press. You’ve outgrown your current manual press and are ready to upgrade. Congratulations! Now comes the exciting part: choosing an automatic press to upgrade your shop. How do you know which type of automatic press is best for you? What do you look for when shopping for an auto? Here’s a crash course in choosing the best automatic screen printing machine for your shop.
Screen Printing Volunteer Shirts with Ryan Moor Live Stream  | Screenprinting.com

Screen Printing Volunteer Shirts with Ryan Moor Live Stream

Jacelyn Wedman
Come screen print live with Ryan Moor for a good cause! Ryan’s printing volunteer shirts for Watershed Alliance of Southwest Washington on Allmade garments. This organization seeks to clean up Southwest Washington’s waterways and restore the ecosystem. What better way to use our resources than to print them some shirts for free, and host a fundraiser? 
Tips for Reclaiming Screens for Best Results  | Screenprinting.com

Tips for Reclaiming Screens for Best Results

Jacelyn Wedman
Emulsion remover removes emulsion. Seems simple, right? This chemical reclaims stencils faster with a concentrated emulsion remover solution. The chemistry breaks down emulsion when applied to a screen, and can be used in either a dunk tank or a traditional reclaim setup using a washout booth. But what happens when reclaiming screens takes more effort than usual? How do you reclaim locked-up screens?
How to Create & Screen Print QR Codes on Garments  | Screenprinting.com

How to Create & Screen Print QR Codes on Garments

Jacelyn Wedman
Quick Response codes, or QR codes, are everywhere. You sit down at a restaurant and to read the menu, you have to scan a QR code. You walk through a trade show, stop by a booth with stellar equipment, and to get that show discount, you gotta scan a QR code. You’re picking up a new couch you found on Facebook Marketplace. To Venmo the seller, they bring up the QR code for their account so you can scan it and easily reimburse them.