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. 
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.
Buying New vs. Used Screen Printing Equipment  | Screenprinting.com

Buying New vs. Used Screen Printing Equipment

Jacelyn Wedman
So you’re thinking about buying some screen printing equipment. Where should you buy it from? Should you buy brand-new products, or find used equipment from other printers? Printing experts Colin Huggins and Darryl Sapp discuss the benefits and drawbacks of buying new and used screen printing equipment for your shop.
How to Print T-Shirts  | Screenprinting.com

How to Print T-Shirts

Sage Larson
Ready to make your own apparel, but not sure where to start? Sounds like you need a guide on how to print t-shirts. In this 10-step guide, you'll learn about every process: making the artwork, preparing screens, printing, curing, and cleaning. Learn how to print t-shirts today, and start printing tomorrow.
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.
Best Practices for Printing on Tie-Dye  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices for Printing on Tie-Dye

Jacelyn Wedman
Tie-dye is versatile and popular, especially in the spring and summer. Who doesn’t want to wear all those swirling colors?! Whether you’re dying the shirt yourself or buying pre-dyed garments, you can screen print on it. Expert Colin Huggins shares tips and best practices for printing on tie-dyed garments.
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.
Tips for Screen Printing Over Buttons and Zippers  | Screenprinting.com

Tips for Screen Printing Over Buttons and Zippers

Sage Larson
The first time you try to print over polos, flannels, dress shirts, and the dreaded zipper hoodie, you might notice a few issues. As you pull the squeegee across the screen and approach the button or zipper, the screen will ride up on top of it, leaving a mass of ink around the zipper or button. In the end, it turns out to be a messy print. Printing on garments with buttons or zippers can be difficult. With a little effort and the right tools, it’s possible to do it right.
How to Print Your Own Custom Boxes  | Screenprinting.com

How to Print Your Own Custom Boxes

Sage Larson
Why bother customizing the boxes you ship garments in? It's actually a small, but significant way to stand out from the crowd and look incredibly professional. That package is the customer's first impression of your business, why not make it a good one? Luckily, it's fairly easy to print on cardboard boxes. Rogue Lab Owner Lee Stuart breaks down every step of the process — from creating the artwork to curing the ink — so you can customize your own boxes effortlessly. 
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 You Can Make a T-Shirt Design in Procreate  | Screenprinting.com

How You Can Make a T-Shirt Design in Procreate

Sage Larson
Have a ton of great t-shirt ideas but don't know how to design them? Graphic Designer Cory Romesier of Golden Press Studio will walk you through how you can create your own design in Procreate. He'll share helpful insights about Procreate, tricks you can utilize to take the design to the next level, and how to mock it up on a shirt. Check it out.