How To Dial In Exposure Times Using An Exposure Calculator
Figuring out exposure times is one of the most difficult tasks in screen printing. 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.
A Checklist of Equipment & Supplies Needed to Start Screen Print Shop
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.
Why Should I Start Screen Printing?
Screen printing is a challenging, creative process. Many screen printers start out as a hobby, or get into the trade through other means of garment decorating, like vinyl or embroidery. Stepping into screen printing doesn’t have to be a big investment, but it can have big effects on your business. Let’s talk about what it takes to start screen printing, and how it can be combined with other aspects of garment decoration.
Why is LED Exposure Better and How Does it Work?
LED exposure units are the new standard for any screen printer’s darkroom. But why? Many factors make LED light optimal: light output, speed, consistency, and more. Here are three benefits of using LED exposure bulbs in any darkroom.
Streamline Your Printing Prep Process with These 6 Tips
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 Use LED bulbs for Screen Exposures
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
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.
Top 5 Most Helpful Screen Printing Videos of 2021
There’s plenty of helpful information about screen printing out there. Many screen printers learn how to print from watching YouTube. Want to pick up some more info before the year ends? Here’s five of our most popular videos from 2021.
How to Get the Best Compression on an Exposure Unit with no Lid
Eliminating the space between your exposure unit glass, your film, and your emulsion is key to capture the most details on a burned screen. If you have an exposure unit without a lid, knowing how to apply compression correctly is especially important. Let’s go over the proper technique to get a good screen with a compression exposure unit every time.
How the Baselayr X1620 Exposure Unit Will Elevate Your Darkroom
Do you want to experience faster exposure times? Do you wish your stencils were more durable? Are you having trouble capturing details? You’re going to want to take a look at the Baselayr X1620 LED Exposure Unit: a new, improved unit for entry level printers. This exposure unit has new technology that will improve production. What’s so special about this exposure unit? Let’s find out.
Exposure Units Designed to Perform
You demand the most from your emulsion. Why should you expect anything less from your darkroom equipment? Check out Baselayr Exposure Units, equipment designed to perform.
What Baselayr Plastisol Emulsion Does for Your Shop
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.