What's The Best White Plastisol Ink?  | Screenprinting.com

What's The Best White Plastisol Ink?

Josh Valencia
When it comes to screen printing, the choice of ink can significantly impact the quality and durability of your prints. White inks, in particular, offer a range of options to cater to different printing needs.
How Stretch Plastisol Ink can be Used as a Foil Adhesive  | Screenprinting.com

How Stretch Plastisol Ink can be Used as a Foil Adhesive

Josh Valencia

Foil is a great way to make prints shimmer without using another screen for metallic ink. It brings out details in designs with reflective qualities and can look spectacular if done right. Generally, a unique foil adhesive is used for decorating shirts with foil. But stretch plastisol ink can work in a pinch. Print experimenter Ronald Peters tests it out.

How to Create Your Own Plastisol Heat Transfers  | Screenprinting.com

How to Create Your Own Plastisol Heat Transfers

Josh Valencia

Screen printing heat transfers can seem daunting but in reality, it’s fairly simple. If made properly, plastisol heat transfers can last almost as long as a screen prints and can be much easier to apply in certain scenarios like decorating hats, neck labels, names for sport apparel, and more. 

Let's walk through the basic components and process of screen printing your own heat transfers.

How to Prep Plastisol Ink for Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Prep Plastisol Ink for Screen Printing

Jamie Leinbach
When you buy a bucket of plastisol ink, it might have been sitting on a shelf for a bit before it got to your shop. You might notice that your ink has separated a little bit. Even ready-to-use inks can separate over time. Let’s talk about why this happens and what you can do to prep the ink before you head to the press.
Decoding Poly White Inks & Dye Blocker Inks for Screen Printing on Polyester Fabrics  | Screenprinting.com

Decoding Poly White Inks & Dye Blocker Inks for Screen Printing on Polyester Fabrics

Sage Larson
You may have been perusing the market, looking for inks that’ll help you print on polyester materials like a pro. Have you noticed that there are a few types of polyester inks like a dye blocker ink and Poly White ink? What’s the point? Do you need both? Can you get away with having one or the other? Let’s take a deeper look at dye blocker inks and Poly White inks to see what roles they play in screen printing.
Waiting for the Right Time to Get an Automatic Press? Here’s What to Do in the Meantime  | Screenprinting.com

Waiting for the Right Time to Get an Automatic Press? Here’s What to Do in the Meantime

Jacelyn Wedman
Ready to upgrade your screen print shop to an auto? It’s an incredible feeling to outgrow your current space, but a little daunting to be making a leap to automation. While you’re looking at presses to invest in, take a look around your shop, too. There are probably some tasks you could do while you’re weighing your automatic press options. Here’s a checklist to help you get started. 
Reflections from the 2023 Impressions Expo Atlantic City  | Screenprinting.com

Reflections from the 2023 Impressions Expo Atlantic City

Jacelyn Wedman
Who doesn’t love a trade show? The deals, the face-to-face connection, the free swag, and the samples, it’s always fun at a trade show. And even better, these expos are finally coming back after a long hiatus due to the pandemic. A team from ScreenPrinting.com joined the trade show circus again this March, at the Impressions Expo in Atlantic City. Here’s what they had to say about the experience. 
Pigment Dyeing vs. Garment Dyeing: What's the Difference?  | Screenprinting.com

Pigment Dyeing vs. Garment Dyeing: What's the Difference?

Jacelyn Wedman
When dyeing a garment, two methods exist — pigment dyeing and traditional garment dyeing. These two processes create different dyes in a garment. Both are great options for screen printers. So what’s the big difference? Let’s jump in and find out.
Answers to 5 Common Screen Printing Questions  | Screenprinting.com

Answers to 5 Common Screen Printing Questions

Jacelyn Wedman
Print expert Jamie Leinbach went live on Instagram recently to talk about printing with white plastisol ink on black garments. During the live stream, she answered plenty of questions from the audience. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions.
If You Had to Pick One, Which Would You Choose: A Flash Unit or Tabletop Conveyor Dryer?  | Screenprinting.com

If You Had to Pick One, Which Would You Choose: A Flash Unit or Tabletop Conveyor Dryer?

Jacelyn Wedman
As much as a new business owner may wish and strive for it, not all have a budget to cover all their startup expenses. So, decisions have to be made and creative solutions have to be discovered. New screen printers may find themselves in this dilemma. Sometimes, they might have to pick one piece of equipment over another, like deciding between a conveyor dryer and a flash dryer. How do you know which is the better investment? Well, it depends on what you want to do. Here are three factors to consider to help you decide which is better for your shop.
How to Screen Print White FN-INK™ on a Black Shirt with a Smoothing Screen  | Screenprinting.com

How to Print White Plastisol Ink on a Black Shirt with a Smoothing Screen

Sage Larson
Printing white ink on black shirts is a popular design combination. For this design choice to be most effective, the ink needs to be clean and bright. For the best results, printers should use a smoothing screen. Want to learn how to do it? Print expert Colin Huggins has the answers.
3 Ways to Create Soft Prints with Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

3 Ways to Create Soft Prints with Plastisol Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Soft hand prints are best achieved with water-based ink but can be done with plastisol ink as well. Between the inks you choose to use, the garments you're printing on, to the available ink additives, achieving soft plastisol prints is possible. Let's take a look at three ways to create soft hand prints with plastisol ink.