Why DIY Screen Printers Should be Using LED bulbs for Screen Exposures and How to Use It  | Screenprinting.com

Why DIY Screen Printers Should Use LED bulbs for Screen Exposures

Jacelyn Wedman
It’s no secret that LED exposure is the new standard. It’s more economical, less wasteful, provides stronger stencil development, and allows printers to do more with a screen. LED exposure is now the standard for DIY printers, too. But what’s the big deal? How do DIY printers use an LED bulb as opposed to a UV bulb? Stick around to find out. 
Tips for Exposing Screen Printing Screens with the Sun  | Screenprinting.com

Tips for Exposing Screen Printing Screens with the Sun

Jacelyn Wedman
Proper screen exposure is vital to getting that perfect print. Purchasing an exposure unit can be pricey. There’s one option that many printers turn to: the power of the sun. You can use the sun as your exposure unit. But should you? Let’s go over how to expose a screen in the sun and potential issues you might encounter.
Everything You Need to Know about Building Your Own DIY Dry Box  | Screenprinting.com

Everything You Need to Know about Building Your Own DIY Dry Box

Jacelyn Wedman
Whether you’ve just coated screens with emulsion, cleaned them up, or reclaimed them for a new job, having a safe, storing those screens in a dry environment is important to the process. Finding the perfect space for those screens may be complicated. Why not build your own? Darkroom guru Colin Huggins shows you how to create a dry box to keep those screens safe and get them to dry faster.
How to Start DIY Screen Printing T-Shirts at Home  | Screenprinting.com

How to Start DIY Screen Printing T-Shirts at Home

Jacelyn Wedman
Have you ever wondered about screen printing t-shirts at home but didn't know how? Look no further! To get into DIY screen printing, all you’ll need are a few basic supplies and a passion for the craft. Amanda Dunigan, owner of Salt & Pine Co., started screen printing with a DIY press she built from 2X4s. For others looking to jump into the craft, Amanda has shared how you can start DIY screen printing t-shirts at home in her new ebook. 
How PRNT SCRN Screen Printing Stays True to its DIY Roots  | Screenprinting.com

How PRNT SCRN Screen Printing Stays True to its DIY Roots

Jacelyn Wedman
When a person decides they want to screen print, there’s a ton to learn. Some may be discouraged by that idea, others love the challenge. Josh Dykstra, owner of PRNT SCRN Screen Printing, thrives off of learning new, complex forms of art. For Josh, screen printing started as a hobby, then moved to a side-hustle as he learned the trade. His business has only grown from there. 
Do I Need a Pressure Washer?  | Screenprinting.com

Do I Need a Pressure Washer for Screen Printing?

Jacelyn Wedman
When you’re just starting out in screen printing, people tend to get the necessary equipment and supplies to make it work. There’s always more equipment to try, more upgrades to make. But do you really need it all? Like a pressure washer; is that an absolute must?
Should DIY Screen Printers Get a Riley Hopkins 150 Press or a DIY Press?  | Screenprinting.com

Should DIY Screen Printers Get a Riley Hopkins 150 Press or a DIY Press?

Jacelyn Wedman
If you’re just starting your screen printing journey, you might be a little overwhelmed. With the sheer amount of equipment options available, there’s a lot to decide. Choosing which press to buy is the first and most important step of getting started. But which press should you buy? Let’s compare two beginner presses: the DIY press and the Riley Hopkins 150.
Do DIY Printers Need a Flash Dryer? Salt & Pine Co. Shares Her Experience  | Screenprinting.com

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

Jacelyn Wedman
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.
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.
How to Make a DIY Screen for Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Make a DIY Screen for Screen Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printers get creative when it comes to DIY projects. From building their own drying cabinets to using the sun for exposure, printers know how to use the tools they have at hand to get the job done. When Amanda Dunigan of Salt and Pine Co. made the switch from heat transfer vinyl (HTV) to screen printing, she didn’t completely ditch the vinyl. She kept her vinyl cutter to create stencils for screens. It works great, but it has its limitations. Amanda shared with us why this DIY screen process works for her and how she does it.
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 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.