Best Practices to Ensure Proper Ink Curing with 4 Curing Methods  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices to Ensure Proper Ink Curing with 4 Curing Methods

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.
How Stretch Plastisol Ink can be Used as a Foil Adhesive  | Screenprinting.com

How Stretch Plastisol Ink can be Used as a Foil Adhesive

Jacelyn Wedman

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.

Why Every Screen Printer Needs a Heat Press in their Shop  | Screenprinting.com

Why Every Screen Printer Needs a Heat Press in their Shop

Jacelyn Wedman

A heat press is a great tool and has tons of uses. Many screen printers start by heat pressing transfers onto t-shirts, tote bags, or other garments. Heat presses can be used to cure garments, and are great for printing at live events. Let’s talk about all the benefits of having a heat press, and what you’ll need to be successful.

 

How to Achieve Matte or Glossy Screen Prints  | Screenprinting.com

How to Achieve Matte or Glossy Screen Prints

Sage Larson
Ink has the ability to look matte or glossy. Sometimes, a print will come out of the dryer looking glossier than expected, or more matte than you’re looking for. Wondering how to adjust the final looks of the ink? Let's look into it.
What Screen Printers Can Accomplish with a Heat Press and Teflon Sheets  | Screenprinting.com

What Screen Printers Can Accomplish with Heat Press & Non-Stick Sheet

Sage Larson
Every screen printer should have a heat press and teflon sheets. Not only will you be able to offer vinyl and foil as a service, you’ll be able to use the heat press and teflon to smooth out prints. Let’s dive into the uses of teflon sheets and heat presses as well as exploring insider tips. 
Should I Screen Print or Decorate with Vinyl?  | Screenprinting.com

Should I Screen Print or Decorate with Vinyl?

Sage Larson
Ready to start decorating garments? There are many ways you can go about decorating garments — embroidery, screen printing, vinyl, etc. How do you decide which one is best for you? Let’s focus on screen printing and vinyl to distinguish which method will fit your business.
How To Screen Print With Plastisol Heat Transfers  | Screenprinting.com

How To Screen Print With Plastisol Heat Transfers

Sage Larson
Screen printing heat transfers can seem daunting but in reality, it’s actually 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. Here are a few ways screen printing your own transfers can help your business.
The Heat Press, Every Printer's Secret Tool  | Screenprinting.com

The Heat Press, Every Printer's Secret Tool

Sage Larson
Every screen print shop needs a heat press. Every. Single. One. Why would you even need a heat press in a shop? Many reasons, like special orders, ...

[VIDEO] Heat Press Hero: Making Bad Prints Look Good

Kaitlyn Ingram

It’s a griddle! It’s a panini maker! It’s… a heat press! Every day heroes hide in plain sight, even in your print shop. Do you look at your heat press and simply see a way of pressing applique items, like heat transfers or vinyl? What if it could be so much more, enough to save […]

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Printing Multi-Color Heat Transfers  | Screenprinting.com

Printing Multi-Color Heat Transfers

AR Department

Many printers have at least dipped a toe into the world of single color plastisol heat transfers. They’re quick, easy, and great for taking on the go.  What many printers haven’t tried is a multi-color heat transfer.  Most printers just aren’t sure how to do it right, so they don’t do it at all. As […]

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