4 Materials to Screen Print that Aren’t T-Shirts  | Screenprinting.com

4 Materials to Screen Print that Aren’t T-Shirts

Jacelyn Wedman
One of the many great things about screen printing is that you don’t have to print only on t-shirts. You can print on just about anything — cardboard boxes, tote bags, and wood are a few examples. These items are pretty common in the screen printing industry, and knowing the nuances as well as a few tricks can help you take on those orders with confidence. Let’s dive in.
4 Materials to Screen Print that Aren’t T-Shirts  | Screenprinting.com

4 Materials to Screen Print that Aren’t T-Shirts

Jacelyn Wedman
One of the many great things about screen printing is that you don’t have to print only on t-shirts. You can print on just about anything — cardboard boxes, tote bags, and wood are a few examples. These items are pretty common in the screen printing industry, and knowing the nuances as well as a few tricks can help you take on those orders with confidence. Let’s dive in.
XY Versus XYZ Micros: What’s the Difference?  | Screenprinting.com

XY Versus XYZ Micros: What’s the Difference?

Jacelyn Wedman
There are a lot of options when it comes to buying a screen printing press. Before you even purchase a press, you have to consider versatility, budget, production volume, and so many other factors. One small component of screen printing presses that often gets overlooked is micro registration. Even if you’re taking micros into account, which do you go with? Are XY or XYZ micros better to have on a press? Let’s talk about why micro registration is important and the differences between XY and XYZ micros so you can make the best choice for your shop.
How to Choose the Right Printing Press for your Shop  | Screenprinting.com

How to Choose the Right Screen Printing Machine for your Shop

Jacelyn Wedman
Finding the perfect screen printing press can be overwhelming. With all of the information out there, you can easily get turned around and confused just by the sheer number of options. Luckily, many printers have gone through this exact process before. Here are the top three factors to keep in mind when choosing a screen printing machine of your own.
4 Trusted Methods to Selling Used Screen Printing Equipment  | Screenprinting.com

4 Trusted Methods to Selling Used Screen Printing Equipment

Jacelyn Wedman
One of the big issues a shop runs into when they are thinking about upgrading is what to do with all of their used screen printing equipment. Upgrades will always make your screen printing experience better, but you still have to deal with getting rid of, moving, un-installing, selling, and trying to recoup some money out of the old gear. Let’s talk about how to sell your old equipment, what to upgrade first, and what to look for when buying new versus used equipment.
How to Screen Print Multi-Color Plastisol Heat Transfers  | Screenprinting.com

How to Screen Print Multi-Color Plastisol Heat Transfers

Jacelyn Wedman
Heat transfers are useful for many reasons. You can use transfers for live events, brand shirts with neck labels, and for customers who order in low volume but order consistently over time. Creating a one-color transfer is a simple process. Things get complicated when you add multiple colors. In the video, print expert Colin Huggins walks you through how to create the best multi-color plastisol heat transfers. 
Designing for Screen Printed Multi-Color Heat Transfers  | Screenprinting.com

Designing for Screen Printed Multi-Color Heat Transfers

Jacelyn Wedman
Designing artwork for screen printing is an important first step to ensuring a good print. You need to take print order, color shift, trapping, choking, and more into consideration when designing for a job. When designing a multi-color heat transfer job, you’ll need to approach your design differently. Print expert Colin Huggins walks through the process of creating artwork for multi-color heat transfers. 
How To Get A Darker Film Transparency for Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How To Get A Darker Film Transparency for Screen Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
Creating a dark film positive is essential to getting a good screen and a good print. If your film is too light, it won’t expose correctly and you’ll lose valuable detail. Sometimes, the film your printer creates isn’t dark enough. How do you solve this issue? Here are three ways to create a darker film. 
How You Can Make a T-Shirt Design in Procreate  | Screenprinting.com

How You Can Make a T-Shirt Design in Procreate

Sage Larson
Have a ton of great t-shirt ideas but don't know how to design them? Graphic Designer Cory Romesier of Golden Press Studio will walk you through how you can create your own design in Procreate. He'll share helpful insights about Procreate, tricks you can utilize to take the design to the next level, and how to mock it up on a shirt. Check it out.
How to Use Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator  | Screenprinting.com

How to Use Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator

Jacelyn Wedman
Vectorizing images is key to screen printing design. Adobe® Illustrator is an amazing tool to get everything ready to go for printing. By using tools in Adobe® Illustrator, you can vectorize images by using the “Image Trace” tool. Golden Press Studio’s Art Director Cody Romeiser shows you how to set up and use Image Trace to vectorize artwork.
The Best Way to Easily Align Films on a Screen Without a Template  | Screenprinting.com

The Best Way to Easily Align Films on a Screen Without a Template

Jacelyn Wedman

Aligning film transparencies is a vital part of the pre-production process. If your films aren’t all in line, your print may appear off-center, crooked, or misplaced. Nobody wants that (unless it’s intentional). There’s one sure-fire method to make sure your films are lined up. In the video, Ronald Peters shows you how to align your film transparencies perfectly with just a T-square.

Everything You Need to Know about Building Your Own DIY Dry Box  | Screenprinting.com

Everything You Need to Know about Building Your Own DIY Dry Box

Jacelyn Wedman
Whether you’ve just coated screens with emulsion, cleaned them up, or reclaimed them for a new job, having a safe, storing those screens in a dry environment is important to the process. Finding the perfect space for those screens may be complicated. Why not build your own? Darkroom guru Colin Huggins shows you how to create a dry box to keep those screens safe and get them to dry faster.
How to Assemble a Riley Hopkins 250 Press  | Screenprinting.com

How to Assemble a Riley Hopkins 250 Press

Jacelyn Wedman
So you just got your new Riley Hopkins 250 screen printing press. Congratulations! Even though it ships 90% preassembled, you’ll have to do a few things to completely set it up. In this video, Chris Drury, Director of Manufacturing and Warehouse, demonstrates how to assemble a Riley Hopkins 250 press in six simple steps.
4 Steps to Consistently Reclaim Screens  | Screenprinting.com

4 Steps to Consistently Reclaim Screens

Jacelyn Wedman
Reclaiming screens has to be one of the most tedious parts of screen printing. Who hasn’t procrastinated and left screens sitting by the washout booth without reclaiming them? With the right cleaners and good habits, your reclaim process can be super easy.