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April 10, 2021 Sage Larson

How to Print T-Shirts

Ready to make your own apparel, but not sure where to start? Sounds like you need a guide on how to print t-shirts. In this 10-step guide, you'll learn about every process: making the artwork, preparing screens, printing, curing, and cleaning. Learn how to print t-shirts today, and start printing tomorrow.
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  • What Baselayr Plastisol Emulsion Does for Your Shop
    May 12, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    What Baselayr Plastisol Emulsion Does for Your Shop

    Many printers exclusively use plastisol ink. If this sounds like you, check out Baselayr Plastisol emulsion. The high performance emulsion will streamline production by exposing faster, rinsing out quicker, and reclaiming with less effort. Want to get the most from this emulsion? Expert Colin Huggins walks through proper exposure methods and coating techniques to elevate your dark room.
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  • Do DIY Printers Need a Flash Dryer? Salt & Pine Co. Shares Her Experience
    May 7, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    Do DIY Printers Need a Flash Dryer? Salt & Pine Co. Shares Her Experience

    Getting into screen printing is expensive. Many printers start off with a heat gun as a curing device. It’s cheap, and it does the job. Once the orders start piling up, heat guns don’t cut it anymore. They slow down the process and aren’t consistent. What should a printer upgrade to that doesn’t cost a lot? Consider a flash dryer. Amanda Dunnigan, owner of Salt & Pine Co., added a flash dryer to her shop and shares how it has impacted her production.
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  • Why Advanced Printers Need to Use Baselayr Complete Emulsion and How to Use It
    May 5, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    Why Advanced Printers Need to Use Baselayr Complete Emulsion and How to Use It

    Advanced screen printers. High production print shops. We’re talking to you. If you’re pushing the limits of your emulsion, check out Baselayr Complete. Wondering how it'll work in your screen print shop? Screen printing expert Colin Huggins addresses what kind of darkroom you need for this emulsion, guidelines for coating screens, and tips for capturing even more detail. 
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  • a close up of a star design burned in emulsion
    May 3, 2021 Sage Larson

    What is the Purpose of Emulsion Hardener?

    Ever had a stencil break down during production? It sucks. Unless you have backup screens ready, production will come to a halt. Your time is valuable. For jobs that need tougher screens, use emulsion hardener to save you time and money.
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  • person pushing a squeegee
    April 30, 2021 Colin Huggins

    How to Choose the Proper Squeegee Blade Durometer

    Some squeegees are harder, some feel softer. Why is that? Squeegees have different durometers. Durometers measure the hardness of the blades. Specific print jobs require harder or softer blades. Let's learn about the different durometers, their uses, and how to maintain them.
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  • How Stark Screen Printing Added their First Team Member
    April 28, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    How Stark Screen Printing Added their First Team Member

    Screen printing is a demanding, time-consuming industry. To turn a profit, you have to work hard every day to make sure your product is perfect and your customers are happy. But what happens when you’re stretched too thin? It may be time to get an extra set of hands. Daniela Murphy, owner of Stark Screen Printing, shares her experience on adding a new team member to her print shop.
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  • person cleaning a screen in a washout booth
    April 26, 2021 Sage Larson

    Everything You Need To Know About Emulsion Prep

    Emulsion Prep… Is it necessary to use? As much as you love spending time cleaning screens, Emulsion Prep is an extra step that can be a game changer. Let’s take a look at what Emulsion Prep is, when to use it, and how to use it.
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  • A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Baselayr Long Lasting Emulsion
    April 23, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Baselayr Long Lasting Emulsion

    So you’ve just gotten your hands on Baselayr Long Lasting Emulsion. It’s perfect for printers who are just starting out, or for those who don’t have a perfect darkroom yet. Now that you have it, how should you use it? How do you get the best out of the emulsion? Screen printing expert Colin Huggins shows you how to mix the diazo into the emulsion, how to coat screens, how to expose, and more.
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  • Buying New vs. Used Screen Printing Equipment
    April 21, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    Buying New vs. Used Screen Printing Equipment

    So you’re thinking about buying some screen printing equipment. Where should you buy it from? Should you buy brand-new products, or find used equipment from other printers? Printing experts Colin Huggins and Darryl Sapp discuss the benefits and drawbacks of buying new and used screen printing equipment for your shop.
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  • pouring baselayr plastisol in a scoop coater
    April 19, 2021 Sage Larson

    The Emulsion for Plastisol-Only Printers

    You demand excellence in every aspect of your business. Every detail matters, and that includes the quality of your equipment and supplies. Plastisol screen printers, it’s time for you to meet Baselayr Plastisol Emulsion.
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  • A Guide to Printing on Youth Apparel
    April 16, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    A Guide to Printing on Youth Apparel

    Printing on youth apparel seems simple, right? Everything is smaller, but as long as you size everything to fit, it shouldn’t be a problem. Turns out, it’s a little more complicated than that. The Customer Protection Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), has enforced safety regulations on children and youth products for more than a decade. Let’s dive into it and find out what it means for you.
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  • 3 Ways to Screen Print Numbers on Jerseys
    April 14, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    3 Ways to Screen Print Numbers on Jerseys

    Summer is just around the corner. You know what that means? Summer sports. Team sports offer screen printers a unique opportunity to develop a real niche in athletic printing. Landing repeat business means getting a consistent print that players and fans feel great about wearing. 

    How do you do it? Printing expert Colin Huggins explains three methods to apply numbers to a jersey.

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