How to Create a Heat Map for Screen Printing Using Puff Additive  | Screenprinting.com

How to Create a Heat Map for Screen Printing Using Puff Additive

Jacelyn Wedman
Do you know where the sweet spot is on your flash dryer? Every flash unit has an area that gives off the most consistent heat. How do you find out where that is? Print expert Colin Huggins has a solution: creating a heat map using puff ink. Let’s find out how he does it.
Best Practices for Adding Screen Printing Ink to a Screen  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices for Adding Screen Printing Ink to a Screen

Jacelyn Wedman
Adding ink to a screen for the first time can be a bit daunting. It seems easy enough, but once you get the ink bucket, spatula, and screen, you might wonder exactly how to do it. How much ink do you add? Where do you put it? If you’re asking these questions, keep reading. Let’s walk through how to prep ink for printing and how to apply it to a screen.
Missed the FN-INK™ Puff Livestream? Here’s the Highlights  | Screenprinting.com

Missed the FN-INK™ Puff Livestream? Here’s the Highlights

Jacelyn Wedman

Print expert and FN-INK™ Puff enthusiast Colin Huggins went live on Friday to answer frequently asked questions about this rad 3D ink. If you missed the live stream, don’t worry: we’ve got your back. Huggins covered best practices, getting tons of detail, proper curing, and more. Check out the highlights.

Want to Create a Custom Brown Ink? Here’s How  | Screenprinting.com

Want to Create a Custom Brown Ink? Here’s How

Jacelyn Wedman
If you’ve tried to search for a bucket of brown ink, you might notice the selection is limited. If you do find an out-of-bucket brown ink, it might not be the exact color you had in mind. To get the perfect shade of brown you’re imagining, you’ll have to mix it custom. Let’s talk about mixing your own brown ink to get the best results. 
Missed the Live FN-INK™ Specialties Q&A? Here are the Highlights  | Screenprinting.com

Missed the Live FN-INK™ Specialties Q&A? Here are the Highlights

Jacelyn Wedman
Print Expert Colin Huggins went live on YouTube to showcase two rad specialty inks from FN-INK: FN-INK Gold and FN-INK Silver. Couldn’t make it to the live stream? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here are some highlights and popular questions printers had about the FN-INK metallic inks.
Unlock Specialty Printing with 7 New Inks from FN-INK™  | Screenprinting.com

Unlock Specialty Printing with 7 New Inks from FN-INK™

Jacelyn Wedman
What’s better than having a low-cure, ready-to-print plastisol ink that’s also a mixing system? One that’s got specialty inks and additives to make your prints as creative as you are. With seven new additions to the FN-INK™ line, the possibilities are endless. Want to know what these new specialties are all about? Let’s jump in.
Add a Sparkle or Chrome Effect to Screen Prints with FN-INK™ Metallic Silver Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Add a Sparkle or Chrome Effect to Screen Prints with FN-INK™ Metallic Silver Plastisol Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Sometimes, a design calls for a shimmery, sparkling effect. To get this type of effect, metallic ink can do magic. Each metallic ink has its uses, and FN-INK™ Metallic Silver can add stunning elements to a design and bring prints to life. Let’s look at some of the different ways screen printers can use FN-INK™ Silver in their shops.
Add Some Sparkle to Your Prints with FN-INK™ Gold  | Screenprinting.com

Add Some Sparkle to Your Prints with FN-INK™ Gold

Jacelyn Wedman
Adding gold sparkle to a design is a surefire way to attract attention. With FN-INK™ Metallic Gold, you can make jaws drop without any extra hassle in your print process. There are a few nuances to using this ink. Want to know more? Let’s dive in.
Take Your Prints to the Third Dimension with FN-INK™ Puff  | Screenprinting.com

Take Your Prints to the Third Dimension with FN-INK™ Puff

Jacelyn Wedman

Sometimes, a client may want their design to take on a whole new level. They want their message to stand out from the rest, to jump out at the viewer. You could make that happen by making a stellar design, choosing a loud color combo, etc. Or, you can literally elevate the print by using a puff additive

Puff prints are so cool, but there are a few tips and tricks you’ll need to know to make a solid, lofted print. So, what do you need to know? Let’s find out.

The Best Practices to Make a Print Shimmer with FN-INK™ Pearl  | Screenprinting.com

The Best Practices to Make a Print Shimmer with FN-INK™ Pearl

Jacelyn Wedman
Are you looking to introduce a little bit of shine to your prints? You don’t want it to be in-your-face shiny, but maybe you want the print to have a little shimmer. If this sounds like what you’re looking for, meet FN-INK™ Pearl. This specialty ink is perfect for adding a little shine or a pearlescent effect to prints. As with any specialty ink, there are best practices to follow to get the most out of the ink. Let’s learn how to use the pearl ink to get mesmerizing prints. 
Don’t Worry, Be Stretchy: Introducing FN-INK™ Stretch Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Don’t Worry, Be Stretchy: Introducing FN-INK™ Stretch Plastisol Ink

Jacelyn Wedman

Once in a while, you may receive an order where the print needs to be real flexible like it can stretch far without falling apart. All ink can stretch, to a point. When it needs more support to make it extra pliable, then you need stretch ink.

A stretch ink makes an ink more flexible so it resists cracking or splitting on stretchy garments like spandex, leggings, and yoga pants. FN-INK™ Stretch is designed to be used as either an underbase, mixed in with a base white, or as an additive for colors that need even more pliability. Let’s look at when and how you’d use the stretch ink in production.

3 Ways to Enhance Plastisol Printing with FN-INK™ Extender Base  | Screenprinting.com

3 Ways to Enhance Plastisol Printing with FN-INK™ Extender Base

Jacelyn Wedman
Have you ever grabbed a bucket of ink off the shelf and opened it up to realize that you don’t have enough to complete a job you’re working on? Yeah, it’s definitely not ideal. Well, if you have FN-INK™ Extender Base on your shelf, you’ll be a-okay. Extender base is a great ink to make your ink go further. But that’s not all the extender base can do. Want to make a vintage print? You can use an extender base to make it happen. Looking to add tonal effects to a design? Grab that extender base. The creative possibilities with an extender base are limitless. As with any new ink, it’s good to know the ins and outs of it before using the ink in production. Let’s dive in.