Which Flash Unit Benefits My Shop?
Every shop needs a flash unit. They’re a useful tool — flashing or gelling ink, curing ink and warming up that grilled cheese you’ve been looking forward to eating for lunch. A flash dryer isn’t a one-size-fits-all piece of equipment, though. Depending on the size and needs of your shop and plug type, you’ll look for different features in a flash dryer. Do you print large prints? Do you want to print water-based ink? These questions are important when considering which flash unit to purchase. Let’s talk about the differences between the four flash units, and how each serves a different shop.
A Crash Course in Choosing the Best Conveyor Dryer and Dialing It in
Are you ready to experience increased output, faster production, and consistent cures? It’s time for a conveyor dryer. Conveyor dryers are more efficient at curing than flash dryers or heat presses because they provide less guesswork and output at higher volumes. But how do you get it all set up and dialed in to work best for your shop? Let’s jump in.
Everything You Need to Know to Screen Print on Spandex Garments
Sometimes you need to print on stretchy fabrics. Think leggings, jerseys, athletic clothing, and more. Stretchy clothes are likely to have Spandex, or Lycra, in them. In order to print on ultra-stretchy garments with plastisol ink, you’ll need a special tool in your arsenal: FN-INK™ Stretch. Let’s talk about everything you need to know to print on Spandex and Spandex-blended garments.
Top 5 Most Helpful Screen Printing Articles of 2021
Learning the trade of screen printing never stops. No matter if you print in your spare bedroom or are outgrowing your 8 color press, there’s always more to learn. Want a crash course? Here’s the 5 most helpful blogs for screen printers of all types in 2021.
How to Screen Print on Polyester with a Blocker Base
Take a stand against dye migration with FN-INK™ Barrier Black. It’s a specially made ink designed to stop dye migration on polyester garments from the ground up. Print guru Josh Wells walks you through the entire print process—from art creation to cure—to give you a leg up when using Barrier Black.
How to Properly Cure Plastisol Ink with a Flash Dryer
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.
Curing with a Flash: Plastisol Ink Edition
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...