Top 5 Most Helpful Screen Printing Videos of 2021  | Screenprinting.com

Top 5 Most Helpful Screen Printing Videos of 2021

Jacelyn Wedman
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 Properly Cure Plastisol Ink with a Flash Dryer  | Screenprinting.com

How to Properly Cure Plastisol Ink with a Flash Dryer

Jacelyn Wedman
A flash dryer is a versatile piece of equipment and can be used in many ways, no matter how small your shop is. Curing with a flash dryer takes a little bit of experience to dial in, but can be another way to cure prints without a conveyor dryer. In the video, Josh Wells walks you through properly curing garments with a flash dryer. 
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.
A Checklist for Equipment and Supplies Needed to Start Up a Screen Print Shop  | Screenprinting.com

A Checklist for Equipment and Supplies Needed to Start Up a 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.
Don't be Scared to Print with Water-Based Inks. Be Prepared.  | Screenprinting.com

Don't be Scared to Print with Water-Based Inks. Be Prepared.

Sage Larson
Printing with water-based ink is a whole new ball game compared to plastisol ink. One of the challenges of water-based inks is achieving proper cure. With water-based inks, the water needs to evaporate before the pigment can cure. Having equipment with forced air is the most efficient way to cure water-based inks. Not every printer can get his or her hands on a forced air conveyor dryer, but investing in a forced air flash dryer is more feasible. 
The Tools Needed for Oversized Prints  | Screenprinting.com

The Tools Needed for Oversized Prints

Sage Larson
Oversized prints are bold, loud, and eye-catching. Oversized prints are a cool way to show off a brand or artistic talent. To execute oversized prints, you need the right set of tools. Our latest video by Golden Press Studio goes over what tools and equipment you need to effectively pull off oversized prints.
Ensuring Proper Ink Curing  | Screenprinting.com

Ensuring Proper Ink Curing

Sage Larson
Curing your prints is one of the last steps of the screen printing process, but it is one of the most important steps. Ink needs to be cured properly so it sets into the garment. If the ink does not cure fully, it will crack, fall apart, and not last for long. Printers use either heat guns, heat pressesflash dryers, or conveyor dryers to cure inks. Let's take a look at how each curing device works.
Curing with a Flash: Plastisol Ink Edition  | Screenprinting.com

Curing with a Flash: Plastisol Ink Edition

Sage Larson
Dryers can cost a pretty penny, especially when you're starting to build your shop. Many screen printers use their flash dryers to cure. Flash dry...