Everything You Need to Know about Making a Darkroom in a Closet, Bathroom, and Garage  | Screenprinting.com

Everything You Need to Know about Making a Darkroom in a Closet, Bathroom, and Garage

Jacelyn Wedman
To get the best screen possible, you need the best darkroom setup. If your print shop is in your home, you might have to get creative with your darkroom. Setting up an effective darkroom can be challenging, but Darkroom expert Colin Huggins has you covered. In this post, he shares tips and nuances for constructing home darkrooms in a closet, a bathroom, and a garage.
Printing with Plastisol vs. Water Based Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Printing with Plastisol vs. Water Based Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printers debate which is better: plastisol or water-based ink. Some printers start out with plastisol ink, while others opt to jump right into water-based printing. But how are they different? Why would you use one over the other? Ink master Colin Huggins lays out the differences and nuances to printing each type of ink. You’ll be able to decide which ink is best for your shop.
The Race Starts Here With an Equipment Only Package  | Screenprinting.com

The Race Starts Here With an Equipment Only Package

Jacelyn Wedman
Sometimes it’s best to start with the basics. If you like the freedom of choosing your own supplies but don’t want the hassle of picking big-ticket items, or you’re not sure what to buy for your shop, check out the equipment only packages. In just a couple of clicks, you’ll be ready to go. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to upgrade, do it with the right equipment. 
Best Practices for Cleaning Ink Off Screens  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices for Cleaning Ink Off Screens

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen cleanup: satisfying when done right, frustrating when hiccups happen. It’s a simple process, but there are nuances to properly cleaning your screens that will keep them cleaner and make them last longer. Colin Huggins is an expert at screen cleanup, and offers a few tips on the process.
The Difference Between Wood and Aluminum Platens  | Screenprinting.com

The Difference Between Wood and Aluminum Platens

Jacelyn Wedman

One of the most overlooked variables for new screen printers is the type platen you're using to print on. Many times, the standard wood sixteen-inch platen does the trick. Depending on your needs as a printer, you might consider upgrading to aluminum or honeycomb platens. Printing guru Colin Huggins hashes out the differences between types of platens.


Everything You Need to Know to Screen Print an Underbase  | Screenprinting.com

Everything You Need to Know to Screen Print an Underbase

Sage Larson
Knowing how to screen print an underbase is crucial for screen printers. If you want a bright, vivid print, you'll need to lay down a solid white base. Rogue Lab Owner Lee Stuart breaks down the steps on how to achieve a fantastic underbase.
Meet the Maker of Salt & Pine Co.  | Screenprinting.com

Meet the Maker of Salt & Pine Co.

Sage Larson
Traditional, nine-to-five professions made Amanda Dunigan miserable. Cooped up in a drabby office at a bank for 10 years made her feel antsy, itching to do something more. She quit her job and started bartending, exploring creative endeavors on the side. After trying one activity after another, Amanda finally found her calling — screen printing.
How Golden Press Studio Powered the Print within the Screen Printing Community  | Screenprinting.com

How Golden Press Studio Powered the Print within the Screen Printing Community

Sage Larson

When screen printer Jonathan Overmyer was scrolling through posts on the Rogue Printers Facebook Group one night, a post stopped him in his tracks. A new printer in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a few hours away from his shop, was washing out screens in a car wash. 

That night, Jonathan decided he wanted to change that printer's life.

Should I Screen Print or Decorate with Vinyl?  | Screenprinting.com

Should I Screen Print or Decorate with Vinyl?

Sage Larson
Ready to start decorating garments? There are many ways you can go about decorating garments — embroidery, screen printing, vinyl, etc. How do you decide which one is best for you? Let’s focus on screen printing and vinyl to distinguish which method will fit your business.
The Lifestyle of Owning a Screen Printing Side Business  | Screenprinting.com

The Lifestyle of Owning a Screen Printing Side Business

Sage Larson
Once you get the ball rolling for your screen printing side gig, it's hard not to let it seep into most aspects of your life. Don't blame ya. This is your passion. It's your me-time. A lot of other Americans feel the same way. According to Bankrate, 4 in 10 Americans have a side business and make around $8k annually. Side hustles are popular and profitable, but they can fall apart if you don't set up the time, space, and budget for it.
Looking for Activities to Keep Your Kids Occupied? Try At Home Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

Looking for Activities to Keep Your Kids Occupied? Try At Home Screen Printing

Sage Larson

As a parent, you want the best for your child. You want to see them grow and succeed to their maximum potential. A way to help them expand their minds is to expose them to as many different activities as you can. One activity you should try is at home screen printing.