Should You Buy a New or Used Automatic Screen Printing Press?  | Screenprinting.com

Should You Buy a New or Used Automatic Screen Printing Press?

Jacelyn Wedman
Once you decide you want to go auto, you’re just reaching the tip of the iceberg. Now you need to decide how large a press you want, which brand to go with, and whether to buy new or used. A new machine will come to you under warranty, but a used machine will allow you to make your budget go further. So which should you choose? Here’s everything you’ll need to know to make that decision. 
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.
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 Do You Know it's Time to Upgrade to an Automatic Screen Printing Press?  | Screenprinting.com

How Do You Know it's Time to Upgrade to an Automatic Screen Printing Press?

Jacelyn Wedman
Should you screen print on a manual or automatic press? That’s the million-dollar question. Some printers swear by a manual press, while others have goals to jump to automation as soon as possible. So when do you know it’s time to upgrade to an automatic screen printing press? Here are three questions to ask yourself before you make the jump to a new press.
A 5-Step Guide to Separating Spot Colors in Adobe Illustrator  | Screenprinting.com

A 5-Step Guide to Separating Spot Colors in Adobe Illustrator

Jacelyn Wedman
For some screen printers, using Illustrator to separate colors can be overwhelming at times. Luckily, the main roadblock people run into is over-thinking the process. In this video, Luke Ryerkerk shows a simple way to separate a design using some key tools in Illustrator.
What is the Purpose of Emulsion Hardener?  | Screenprinting.com

What is the Purpose of Emulsion Hardener?

Sage Larson
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.
Three Tips for Selling Face Masks  | Screenprinting.com

Three Tips for Selling Face Masks

Ryan Moor
The face mask demand changes daily. More screen printing shops and promotional products distributors are starting to sell masks. Stay ahead of your competition. Here are three simple tips to help you be successful in the mask game.
Artwork Made Simple — New Art Digital Services  | Screenprinting.com

Artwork Made Simple — New Art Digital Services

Sage Larson
We're pumped to announce the launch of our new digital art services. Artwork.Halftoned.com, powered by GraphX Source, will help you with your art that needs to be vectorized, color separated, or digitized, and get it back quickly and print-ready at a reasonable price.
Tips and Tricks for Using a Water-Based Pallet Adhesive  | Screenprinting.com

Tips and Tricks for Using a Water-Based Pallet Adhesive

Sage Larson
Decided you're ready to kick the aerosol can? Don't blame you. Who wants to inhale chemicals from a spray adhesive? Plus, a spray adhesive gets everywhere — you, your glasses (if you wear them), your press, the ground. Spray adhesive is just not worth it. If you're ready to make a switch, learn the ins and outs of using a  water-based pallet adhesive
How to Screen Print on Face Masks  | Screenprinting.com

How to Screen Print on Face Masks

Sage Larson

Face masks aren't going away. Businesses are buying them for their employees. Citizens are wearing them when they run errands. Face masks are a way people can contribute to protecting others, slowing the spread, and flattening the curve. As the demand for face masks rises, so will the need for personalization on the face masks. In our latest video, CVO Ryan Moor shows how to tackle screen printing on cloth face masks. 

Make Your Own Face Mask Platen  | Screenprinting.com

Make Your Own Face Mask Platen

Sage Larson
Face masks are booming right now. To cater to the current market, printers are offering face masks, giving the option to personalize them. While fulfilling face mask orders does help sustain a business, it won't completely replace the revenue other print jobs had brought it. If your business is printing on masks, but doesn't have the funds for a fancy face mask platen, Adam Funderburg of Brainless Tees created a DIY face mask platen and explains how to build the platen in their video. 
Destroy Shop Germs with Handy San  | Screenprinting.com

Destroy Shop Germs with Handy San

Sage Larson
I think it's safe to say that majority of us are more conscientious about germs and are more proactive on keeping the germs away. Washing your hands with soap is the best way to kill germs, but sometimes a sink and a bar of soap are out of the way. One way to fix that inconvenience is leaving a bottle or two of Handy San around your shop.