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.
The Lowdown Between Baselayr Complete and Cryocoat  | Screenprinting.com

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.
Which Baselayr Emulsion is Right for Me?  | Screenprinting.com

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.
What is Baselayr?  | Screenprinting.com

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.

What a Screen Drying Cabinet Does for Your Darkroom  | Screenprinting.com

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.
A Checklist for Equipment and Supplies Needed to Start Up a Screen Print Shop  | Screenprinting.com

A Checklist of Equipment & Supplies Needed to Start Screen Print Shop

Sage Larson
Ready to start screen printing? It's a big jump, but it's so worth it. To build your shop, you will need to obtain some equipment and supplies. Our Sales and Success Team put together a handy check list of everything you should consider investing in your future shop.
A Close Up Look of Screen Printing Emulsion Under a Microscope  | Screenprinting.com

A Close Up Look of Screen Printing Emulsion Under a Microscope

Sage Larson
Once you have picked a screencoated itexposed it, and washed it out, the burned screen is ready to go. As you analyze the screen and stencil, have you ever wondered how the fine details look up close?
The Darkroom Process: Film, Emulsion Density, Exposing, and Washout  | Screenprinting.com

The Darkroom Process: Film, Emulsion Density, Exposing, and Washout

Sage Larson
After coating a screen, it's time to expose and washout the screen. Dialing in screen exposure is no easy feat. In the latest videos, screen printing expert Colin Huggins goes over the tools you need to create optimal and to make solid, exposed screens. He'll also address nuances within the exposing and washout process and share ways to improve your darkroom procedures.
Which Emulsion is Right for Me?  | Screenprinting.com

Which Emulsion is Right for Me?

Sage Larson
Several types of emulsions exist on the market. How do you decide on which emulsion is best for you? First, you must ask yourself a few questions.
Handy Tips for Coating Screens  | Screenprinting.com

Handy Tips for Coating Screens

Sage Larson
After learning how to create the best environment for drying screens, now it's time to learn the best practices for coating screens. Screen printing expert Colin Huggins shows what to look for when coating screens to get the best emulsion coverage. Not all emulsions respond the same when coating screens: some emulsions require adjustments in pressure and speed, depending on the emulsion thickness and the type of mesh you're working with on your screen. You want the end result to a nice glisten that makes a great stencil for your next screen printing job.
Mesh Count and You  | Screenprinting.com

Mesh Count and You

Sage Larson

Different mesh counts are used for different applications in the screen printing process. What is mesh count? Well, mesh count is a measure of how many threads of polyester (used to be silk, centuries ago, hence ‘silkscreening’) cross each other per square inch of the screen. For example, a 110 mesh screen would have 110 threads crossing per square inch. The higher the mesh count, the finer the holes are in the screen. 

[VIDEO] 5 Common Mistakes Beginner Screen Printers Make When First Coating a Screen with Emulsion  | Screenprinting.com

5 Common Mistakes Screen Printers Make Coating a Screen with Emulsion

Shawn Zimmerman

Coating screens with emulsion when you are first beginning your screen printing journey can be difficult and frustrating. Here, Ryan takes us through the 5 most common mistakes beginners make and how to fix them. At Ryonet we love to educate first. With classes across the U.S., online design courses and thousands of how-to videos; […]

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