Streamline Your Printing Prep Process with These 6 Tips  | Screenprinting.com

Streamline Your Printing Prep Process with These 6 Tips

Jacelyn Wedman
A screen printing job takes a lot of man hours. The whole process, from art prep to screen reclaim, takes time and effort to constantly hone in processes and learn from mistakes. The pre-press process — everything you do before setting up the press for a print run — is a big part of the screen printing process. Want to improve productivity and streamline this process? Here are six ways to dial in the pre-press process.
Do More with Water Based Ink Using 3 New Specialty Additives  | Screenprinting.com

Do More with Water Based Ink Using 3 New Specialty Additives

Jacelyn Wedman
Green Galaxy Water-Based inks are sustainable, friendly to the printer and planet, and economically priced. There are tons of options for specialty printing with these High-Solids acrylics (HSA) inks: puffgoldsilver, and more. Starting now, there are even more printers that can do with Green Galaxy inks. Make ink keep vibrancy, stretch further and stay wet on press longer with three new specialty additives. 
The Best Way to Register Water-Based and Plastisol Screen Prints  | Screenprinting.com

The Best Way to Register Water-Based and Plastisol Screen Prints

Jacelyn Wedman
Registering a print is a vital piece of the screen printing process. Printers need to make sure that all screens align with each other and have the proper placement on a shirt. Let’s take a look at properly registering single and multicolor prints with plastisol and water-based ink.
Got Coffee? Here’s How to Screen Print With It  | Screenprinting.com

Got Coffee? Here’s How to Screen Print With It

Jacelyn Wedman
Have you ever wanted to screen print with food? Ever looked down into your morning coffee and thought “I bet I could print with this”? Ronald Peters decided to give coffee ink a shot (get it?). He used techniques from natural dyeing processes, got a little creative with his own mix, and tried screen printing with coffee.
Which Screen Printing Kit is Right for Your Shop?  | Screenprinting.com

Which Screen Printing Kit is Right for Your Shop?

Jacelyn Wedman

So you’re looking to start up a shop, but don’t know where to start. Maybe you want to upgrade your equipment, but hate comparison shopping. Well, there’s a solution. Buying a screen printing kit can be a great way to get all your equipment and supplies with one click. Whether you’re just starting out or looking for a shop upgrade, there’s a kit for you. How do you know which screen printing kit is right for you? Let’s break it down.

How to Start Water-Based Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Start Water-Based Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
Water-based ink is becoming more and more popular. With more shops turning to greener methods, printing with water-based ink can be nicer on the environment and your health. Many printers believe that water-based printing is more challenging than printing with plastisol. If you step into it the right way, water-based printing can actually be easier and save you time and money. 
A Guide to Printing on Youth Apparel  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to Printing on Youth Apparel

Jacelyn Wedman
Printing on youth apparel seems simple, right? Everything is smaller, but as long as you size everything to fit, it shouldn’t be a problem. Turns out, it’s a little more complicated than that. The Customer Protection Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), has enforced safety regulations on children and youth products for more than a decade. Let’s dive into it and find out what it means for you.
Is Water Based Printing Right For You?  | Screenprinting.com

Is Water Based Printing Right For You?

Sage Larson
Intrigued by water-based inks? Water-based inks are great because they feel so soft on the garment and simple to print basic jobs, but it becomes challenging when printing complex art and it requires more legwork. Whether you’re ready for a new challenge or you received a request from a customer, printing with water-based inks is a whole new ball game compared to printing plastisol inks. Ink master Colin Huggins has shared helpful knowledge you need to know about water-based printing to help you decide if it’s right for you.
How to Print Your Own Custom Boxes  | Screenprinting.com

How to Print Your Own Custom Boxes

Sage Larson
Why bother customizing the boxes you ship garments in? It's actually a small, but significant way to stand out from the crowd and look incredibly professional. That package is the customer's first impression of your business, why not make it a good one? Luckily, it's fairly easy to print on cardboard boxes. Rogue Lab Owner Lee Stuart breaks down every step of the process — from creating the artwork to curing the ink — so you can customize your own boxes effortlessly. 
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. 

Tips For Mixing Custom Inks Without A Pantone System

Alex Castrillo

 Custom Colors When customers ask for custom colors, most screen printers head to the lab to try their hand at mixing custom inks without a Pantone system, using some concoction derived from various inks they have in stock. Yes, you can get a mixing system that has particular Pantone® formulas for both plastisol and water […]

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