Tips for Adding Many FN-INK™ Specialties into the Same Design  | Screenprinting.com

Tips for Adding Many FN-INK™ Specialties into the Same Design

Jacelyn Wedman
With seven new specialty inks from FN-INK™, there’s a lot to explore. Goldsilverpuffextender base, and many other inks and additives all create different awesome effects. With so much to experiment with, why not try to add as many specialty inks in one design as possible? Print expert Colin Huggins is on the case.
Do More with Water Based Ink Using 3 New Specialty Additives  | Screenprinting.com

Do More with Water Based Ink Using 3 New Specialty Additives

Jacelyn Wedman
Green Galaxy Water-Based inks are sustainable, friendly to the printer and planet, and economically priced. There are tons of options for specialty printing with these High-Solids acrylics (HSA) inks: puffgoldsilver, and more. Starting now, there are even more printers that can do with Green Galaxy inks. Make ink keep vibrancy, stretch further and stay wet on press longer with three new specialty additives. 
How to Use a PMS Mixing System to Mix Custom Gray Ink Colors  | Screenprinting.com

How to Use a PMS Mixing System to Mix Custom Gray Ink Colors

Jacelyn Wedman
Gray is a popular color for screen printing. It’s great for printing neck tags and looks good on many colors of garments. Printers who choose gray for a design’s color scheme usually have to mix it themselves. Ink manufacturers may not carry a ready-to-print gray. If they do, there’s a chance it won’t be the shade you’re looking for. Good thing for mixing systems, right? Here’s how to mix your own perfect shade of gray screen printing ink.
Want to Create a Custom Brown Ink? Here’s How  | Screenprinting.com

Want to Create a Custom Brown Ink? Here’s How

Jacelyn Wedman
If you’ve tried to search for a bucket of brown ink, you might notice the selection is limited. If you do find an out-of-bucket brown ink, it might not be the exact color you had in mind. To get the perfect shade of brown you’re imagining, you’ll have to mix it custom. Let’s talk about mixing your own brown ink to get the best results. 
Add a Sparkle or Chrome Effect to Screen Prints with FN-INK™ Metallic Silver Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Add a Sparkle or Chrome Effect to Screen Prints with FN-INK™ Metallic Silver Plastisol Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Sometimes, a design calls for a shimmery, sparkling effect. To get this type of effect, metallic ink can do magic. Each metallic ink has its uses, and FN-INK™ Metallic Silver can add stunning elements to a design and bring prints to life. Let’s look at some of the different ways screen printers can use FN-INK™ Silver in their shops.
Everything You Need to Know about Mixing and Adjusting Pantone Colors  | Screenprinting.com

Everything You Need to Know about Mixing and Adjusting Pantone Colors

Jacelyn Wedman
Mixing ink is an art form. Sometimes you’ll mix your Pantone ink just right, following the formula, but when you go to print, the Pantone color looks totally wrong. No matter how perfectly the formula is crafted and how flawless your process is, there are some variables that you have to account for yourself when mixing custom Pantone inks. Let’s go over a few of these variables and see how they influence your Pantone colors.
What is Color Shift and Why Does it Change the Color of Inks?  | Screenprinting.com

What is Color Shift and Why Does it Change the Color of Inks?

Jacelyn Wedman

Have you ever printed a color, checked the print, and noticed it turned out different than you expected? That is called color shift. It will happen with every ink you print. Depending on a few key factors, you can end up with one color looking completely different than you anticipated.

Let's look at the different variables at play and show you how to make adjustments to deal with color shift both before you print and on press.

What's the Difference Between a Mixing White and Regular White Ink?  | Screenprinting.com

What's the Difference Between a Mixing White and Regular White Ink?

Jacelyn Wedman
Is it really necessary to have a mixing white? What’s the difference between a mixing white ink and regular white plastisol ink? Can you use a regular white to mix inks? Print expert Colin Huggins talks about the differences and why printers want a mixing white in their ink arsenal.
Unlock Any Color with the FN-INK™ Plastisol Ink Mixing System  | Screenprinting.com

Unlock Any Color with the FN-INK™ Plastisol Ink Mixing System

Sage Larson

Do you have FN-INK™ on your shelves? If you do, you’re looking at an ink mixing system. 

That’s right. The classic line of FN-INK™ now doubles as a mixing system. 

What is an Ink Mixing System?  | Screenprinting.com

What is an Ink Mixing System?

Jacelyn Wedman
If you’re just starting out screen printing, learning the ins and outs of the industry can be overwhelming. Sometimes it’s good to take a step back and cover the fundamentals. Print expert Colin Huggins talks us through a crucial aspect of screen printing: mixing ink colors with a mixing system. 
What are Pantone Colors?  | Screenprinting.com

What are Pantone Colors?

Jacelyn Wedman
Some screen printers offer to mix Pantone colors as part of their service. Why do printers mix custom colors? Why not use ink straight from the bucket? Let’s look at a brief history of Pantones, why they’re important, and how to use them in your shop.