person cleaning a screen in a washout booth

Everything You Need To Know About Emulsion Prep

Sage Larson
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.
pouring baselayr plastisol in a scoop coater

The Emulsion for Plastisol-Only Printers

Sage Larson
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.
pink emulsion in container of baselayr long lasting

Baselayr Long Lasting: The Emulsion for New Printers

Sage Larson
New screen printers. Darkroom novices. Riley Hopkins 150 Press users. DIY printers. We're talking to you. Say hello to Baselayr Long Lasting Emulsion, a high performance, high solids emulsion. It'll produce high-quality screens for printers who are still honing their darkroom processes.
Everything You Need to Know about Making a Darkroom in a Closet, Bathroom, and Garage

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.
baselayr complete emulsion being poured into a scoop coater

The Lowdown Between Baselayr Complete and Cryocoat

Sage Larson
Baselayr Complete and Cryocoat. They sound similar. They look alike. They seem to match in performance. Are they the same? Are they different? Why should you use Baselayr Complete? All your questions and more are answered in this post.
the three different baselayr emulsions

Which Baselayr Emulsion is Right for Me?

Sage Larson
Are you looking at the new Baselayr emulsion line and wondering which you should use? Screen printing genius Colin Huggins shares how to pick the right Baselayr emulsion. He'll help you pinpoint it by looking at inks, darkroom setup, skill level, and more.
person holding a screen that says elevate your darkroom in a washout booth

What is Baselayr?

Sage Larson

Baselayr is a brand that provides high-quality supplies and equipment needed in the darkroom. 

The darkroom creates the foundation for screen printing. You need to LAY down a good BASE of emulsion that's been correctly exposed to build a solid print. The most notable feature of the line is the series of emulsions.

jonathan inserting a screen into the drying cabinet

What a Screen Drying Cabinet Does for Your Darkroom

Sage Larson
To create a stellar print, you need a solid screen. Using high quality emulsion and dialing in exposure times help, but it's a fraction of what's needed. Your darkroom matters. Jonathan Overmyer from Golden Press Studio shares tips on how to create an ideal darkroom. He also shares a personal story of an area where he struggles in his shop — keeping dust, lint, and fibers off his screens while they're drying. Luckily, Jonathan has found a piece of equipment that has tremendously reduced the amount of particles on screens that also speeds up production.
man holding up a clean screen

Dehaze, Degrease, De-Ghost with Sgreen® Stuff

Sage Larson
Sgreen® Stuff, a two-for-one dehazer and degreaser chemical, removes ink haze, oils, and containments so the emulsion will better adhere to the scr...
person closing the lid on the exposure unit

Compression vs. Vacuum Exposure Units

Sage Larson
Thinking about getting a new exposure unit, or are you ready to upgrade your current unit? Many different kinds of exposure units exist, but let's look into one angle — compression and vacuum exposure units. We'll decipher the differences between the two, how to determine which one is best for you, and other darkroom details.
vacuum lid exposure unit

LED Exposure: The New Standard

Sage Larson

Are point light source LED exposure units the new gold standard? LED’s are as close as we can get to a perfect point light source, so it seems odd to compromise this almost perfect geometry by assembling large area arrays. Large area arrays result in overlapping illumination from multiple LED’s, and this causes undercutting of […]

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Exposure Exhaustion: What Went Wrong?

Kaitlyn Ingram

Let’s face it, exposure problems can be one of the most frustrating issues in the screen printing process. Yet, like anything else in life, screen printing is just a series of events. When something goes wrong, you have to look at each stage to figure out the source of your issue. So, when it comes […]

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