Streamline Your Printing Prep Process with These 6 Tips  | Screenprinting.com

Streamline Your Printing Prep Process with These 6 Tips

Jacelyn Wedman
A screen printing job takes a lot of man hours. The whole process, from art prep to screen reclaim, takes time and effort to constantly hone in processes and learn from mistakes. The pre-press process — everything you do before setting up the press for a print run — is a big part of the screen printing process. Want to improve productivity and streamline this process? Here are six ways to dial in the pre-press process.
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.
What Baselayr Plastisol Emulsion Does for Your Shop  | Screenprinting.com

What Baselayr Plastisol Emulsion Does for Your Shop

Jacelyn Wedman
Many printers exclusively use plastisol ink. If this sounds like you, check out Baselayr Plastisol emulsion. The high performance emulsion will streamline production by exposing faster, rinsing out quicker, and reclaiming with less effort. Want to get the most from this emulsion? Expert Colin Huggins walks through proper exposure methods and coating techniques to elevate your dark room.
Why Advanced Printers Need to Use Baselayr Complete Emulsion and How to Use It  | Screenprinting.com

Why Advanced Printers Need to Use Baselayr Complete Emulsion and How to Use It

Jacelyn Wedman
Advanced screen printers. High production print shops. We’re talking to you. If you’re pushing the limits of your emulsion, check out Baselayr Complete. Wondering how it'll work in your screen print shop? Screen printing expert Colin Huggins addresses what kind of darkroom you need for this emulsion, guidelines for coating screens, and tips for capturing even more detail. 
How To Dial In Exposure Times Using An Exposure Calculator  | Screenprinting.com

How To Dial In Exposure Times Using An Exposure Calculator

Sage Larson
Figuring out exposure times is one of the most difficult tasks in screen printing. Questions about exposing appear every day in Facebook screen printing groups like Rogue Printers, in our DMs, and calls in to our experts. If you're struggling, you're not alone. The best thing you can do is invest in a 21-Step Exposure Calculator. How does it work? Let's dive in.
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.
The Cutting-Edge RXP LED Exposure Unit  | Screenprinting.com

The Cutting-Edge RXP LED Exposure Unit

Sage Larson
The RXP exposure line has existed for 15 years. Now, for the first time, the RXP will have exposure units using LED technology.  What will LED bul...

Exposure Calculator: How and Why?

Kaitlyn Ingram

Dialing in your exposure time is a bit like using the “Goldilocks Principle.” You know one extreme causes an underexposed screen, and another causes an overexposed screen, but figuring out what’s “just right” can often involve some risky trial and error. An Exposure step wedge calculator can help you choose the perfect duration. Using a film positive […]

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