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.
Best Practices for Setting Up Shop in Your Garage  | Screenprinting.com

The Best Way to Set up a Screen Print Shop in a Garage

Sage Larson

Tons of print shops start off in basements, spare rooms, and garages. Think about it, they're already investing a good chunk of cash into purchasing the equipment and supplies, why not set up shop in a space they have already paid for? 

Print expert Darryl Sapp shares his past experiences of working in a garage shop, offering best practices to make the most efficient workflow in the space you have. 

The Basics of Mixing Emulsion and Coating a Screen  | Screenprinting.com

The Basics of Mixing Emulsion and Coating a Screen

Jacelyn Wedman
Not all emulsions respond the same when coating screens: some emulsions require adjustments in pressure and speed, depending on the emulsion thickness and the type of mesh you're working with on your screen. The end result should give a nice glisten that makes a great stencil for your next screen printing job. Darkroom expert Colin Huggins is on the case.
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.
A Guide to Creating an Underbase in Adobe Illustrator  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to Creating an Underbase in Adobe Illustrator

Sage Larson
Creating an underbase for your art is important to make sure your design comes out as clean and vibrant as you imagined it. Want to know how to do it? Screen Printing Expert Colin Huggins walks you through the process of creating the white underbase in Adobe Illustrator.
CMYK vs. Spot Color vs. Simulated Process Printing  | Screenprinting.com

CMYK vs. Spot Color vs. Simulated Process Printing

Sage Larson

Okay, so you’ve heard their names, CMYK Process, Spot Color, and Simulated Process, but what are they? What sets them apart from one another and what is the best use for each? Let’s go through them, one by one!

A 5-Step Guide to Separating Spot Colors in Adobe Illustrator  | Screenprinting.com

A 5-Step Guide to Separating Spot Colors in Adobe Illustrator

Jacelyn Wedman
For some screen printers, using Illustrator to separate colors can be overwhelming at times. Luckily, the main roadblock people run into is over-thinking the process. In this video, Luke Ryerkerk shows a simple way to separate a design using some key tools in Illustrator.
8 Simple Steps to Manually Clean Printheads in an Epson 1430 Printer  | Screenprinting.com

8 Simple Steps to Manually Clean Printheads in an Epson 1430 Printer

Jacelyn Wedman

Have you already done three standard head cleanings, and your print heads are still clogged? Don’t worry, all is not lost! Kevin Carle explains how you can do a manual cleaning to clear your Epson 1430 printer print heads. At Ryonet we love to educate first. With classes across the U.S., online design courses and […]

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A How to for Screen Printing T-Shirts  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to Screen Printing T-Shirts

Sage Larson

Each printer has their own unique story of why they got into screen printing. Some wanted to start their own clothing line. Others found it as a way to make a living. No matter what boat you're in, screen printing can be challenging. Check out this easy guide to learn the proper steps for screen printing t-shirts.  

How to Screen Print Your Own Business Cards  | Screenprinting.com

How to Screen Print Your Own Business Cards

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printing isn’t just about printing T-shirts. You can print so many different things: tote bagspostersheat transfersboxes, and more. One creative way to showcase your screen printing skills and add a personal touch to your brand is by screen printing your own business cards. Think of it as a small sales pitch. Giving out hand-printed business cards is a great way to show the customer what you can do and show off your standard of quality. In the video, print expert Josh Wells shows three easy steps to screen print your own business cards.
3 Simple Steps to Recycle Film and Reduce Plastic Waste  | Screenprinting.com

3 Simple Steps to Recycle Film and Reduce Plastic Waste

Jacelyn Wedman
Single-use plastic is wasteful. Every year, more and more plastic ends up in landfills, waterways, oceans, and even our bodies. It’s almost impossible to get away from single-use plastic in the 21st century. So what can screen printers do about it? Here’s one way to do your part: recycle used film.
Everything You Need to Know to Create Your Own Custom Neck Labels  | Screenprinting.com

Everything You Need to Know to Create Your Own Custom Neck Labels

Jacelyn Wedman
Neck labels are a great way to show off a brand. Since it’s inside the shirt, it’s a popular and subtle way to give customers a branded experience ...