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.
The Emulsion for Plastisol-Only Printers  | Screenprinting.com

The Emulsion for Plastisol-Only Printers

Sage Larson
You demand excellence in every aspect of your business. Every detail matters, and that includes the quality of your equipment and supplies. Plastisol screen printers, it’s time for you to meet Baselayr Plastisol Emulsion.
Baselayr Long Lasting: The Emulsion for New Printers  | Screenprinting.com

Baselayr Long Lasting: The Emulsion for New Printers

Sage Larson
New screen printers. Darkroom novices. Riley Hopkins 150 Press users. DIY printers. We're talking to you. Say hello to Baselayr Long Lasting Emulsion, a high performance, high solids emulsion. It'll produce high-quality screens for printers who are still honing their darkroom processes.
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.
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. 

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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How To Calculate Your Exposure Time Using A Step-Wedge Test

Ryonet Collaborator

So, you’re struggling to dial in your exposure time. Welcome to the club. This is the most common issue we hear about at Ryonet. In fact, questions about exposure time come in from screen printers every day. Multiple times a day. Most of the time we suggest getting a step wedge test to really dial […]

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