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.

The Top 5 Best Uses of Vinyl in a Screenprinting Shop  | Screenprinting.com

The Top 5 Best Uses of Vinyl in a Screenprinting Shop

Kylie Waltz
When it comes to screenprinting or heatprinting vinyl, it always feels like it’s one or the other. The great news is that screenprinting shops can ...
Pressing Forward with Boyd Creative's Transformation to Automatic Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

Boyd Creative's Print Shop Transformation and the Automatic Advantage

Guest Author
Since we last interviewed Boyd Creative six months ago, they have gained 10x the square footage in their new commercial space with a ROQ automatic and accessory equipment. They could barely keep up with orders and had to either upgrade their manual to a Riley Hopkins 300 8x6 or transition to a more extensive shop with an automatic press. In this blog,  Boyd Creative Print Shop pulls back the curtain on that process to share their fresh perspective on how to put plans in place for success as you scale up. 
WTF is DTF: Comparing Screen Printing and DTF for DIY Screen Printers  | Screenprinting.com

WTF is DTF: Comparing Screen Printing and DTF for DIY Screen Printers

Jacelyn Wedman
So you want to decorate garments. There are so many ways of doing that. Do you want to use transfers? Interested in direct-to-garment printing? Want to try out screen printing? With so many options to start, it can be overwhelming for a DIY printer to decide. Let’s compare two popular methods: DTF and screen printing.
A Guide to Selecting the Right Heat Press for Your Screen Print Shop  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to Selecting the Right Heat Press for Your Screen Print Shop

Jacelyn Wedman
Heat presses are a great addition to any shop. They can do so much more than just heat press transfers. A heat press can flash and even cure garments, handle foil, and so much more. Having a heat press in a shop is a no-brainer. But which one should you invest in? Buckle up, we’re about to find 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.
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.
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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