How to Get the Best Compression on an Exposure Unit with no Lid

How to Get the Best Compression on an Exposure Unit with no Lid

Jacelyn Wedman
Eliminating the space between your exposure unit glass, your film, and your emulsion is key to capture the most details on a burned screen. If you have an exposure unit without a lid, knowing how to apply compression correctly is especially important. Let’s go over the proper technique to get a good screen with a compression exposure unit every time. 
4 Easy Steps to Turn Any Color into a Pantone Color

4 Easy Steps to Turn Any Color into a Pantone Color

Jacelyn Wedman
Mixing custom colors is a must for many printers, and creating those colors starts with the artwork. If the colors of your artwork don’t match the colors on press, you may have some unhappy clients. Golden Press Studio’s Art Director Cory Romeiser shows you how to turn any color into a Pantone color with Adobe® Illustrator in four simple steps.
Why Printers Need to Master Adobe Illustrator for Screen Printing

Why Printers Need to Master Adobe Illustrator for Screen Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printing starts with the artwork. You need high-quality artwork to get a high-quality print. To get a clean, pristine design, you need to know how to use Adobe® Illustrator. Depending on your experience and know-how, you might be finding Illustrator a bit daunting. With our new, free Adobe® Illustrator course, taught by Golden Press Studio’s art director Cory Romeiser, you can learn to tackle any design in Adobe® Illustrator. 
an ipad that says designing in procreate

Why Screen Printers Should Learn Procreate

Jacelyn Wedman

Tons of screen printers have been using Adobe® Illustrator to create designs for prints. It’s necessary to know how to use it. But wouldn’t it be easier if you could just sketch out ideas, hone them in, and then finalize them to be printed? That’s where Procreate comes in. The Apple app makes the sketching and concepting process simple. If you’ve never used it before, check out the new Designing in Procreate course. Golden Press Studio’s Art Director Cory Romeiser will teach you the ins and outs of the program so you can start making rad art.

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Unlock Any Color with the FN-INK™ Plastisol Ink Mixing System

Sage Larson

Do you have FN-INK™ on your shelves? If you do, you’re looking at an ink mixing system. 

That’s right. The classic line of FN-INK™ now doubles as a mixing system. 

3 Tips to Master Hand Lettering

3 Tips to Master Hand Lettering

Jacelyn Wedman
Hand lettering is a great way to take your designs one step further. It takes a lot of practice to master the trade. Golden Press Studio’s graphic designer Cory Romeiser walks through the basics of hand lettering and gives three helpful tips to help level up your lettering style.
person pushing a squeegee

How to Choose the Proper Squeegee Blade Durometer

Colin Huggins
Some squeegees are harder, some feel softer. Why is that? Squeegees have different durometers. Durometers measure the hardness of the blades. Specific print jobs require harder or softer blades. Let's learn about the different durometers, their uses, and how to maintain them.
a print that says camp five times and it has sunset colors on the text

How to Print T-Shirts

Sage Larson
Ready to make your own apparel, but not sure where to start? Sounds like you need a guide on how to print t-shirts. In this 10-step guide, you'll learn about every process: making the artwork, preparing screens, printing, curing, and cleaning. Learn how to print t-shirts today, and start printing tomorrow.
a design of a tiger with a flower replicated with its inverted version next to it

How to Invert a Design in Adobe Illustrator

Jacelyn Wedman
Let’s face it: not all customers send in perfect designs. Sometimes, artwork needs some tweaks (or a complete redo). Say you’re given artwork originally printed on a white background with black lines, but the client wants it printed on black with white lines. Simply changing the black lines to white lines doesn’t always cut it. The artwork looks fine, but not as good as it could look. By inverting the artwork in Adobe Illustrator, you can make your artwork stand out. Cory Romeiser of Golden Press Studio shows you how to invert artwork in Adobe Illustrator to make your life a little easier.
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How to Create Engaging Social Media Posts

Sage Larson
Who isn't on social media? It's a great thing, but it also creates a challenge for businesses. How do you cut through the noise? Whatever your goal...
tattoo stipple shading in procreate with an ipad that has a skull on it

How to Use the Stipple Shading Brushes in Procreate

Sage Larson
Looking to add depth to a design? A simple way to achieve that look is to use a shading technique. But, where do you shade? How do you get it to fade out? How do you make it look good? Cory Romeiser from Golden Press Studio demonstrates techniques to using the Tattoo Stipple Brush Pack in Procreate so you can make your next design look fantastic.
an ipad and a shirt with a skull design that says live long

How You Can Make a T-Shirt Design in Procreate

Sage Larson
Have a ton of great t-shirt ideas but don't know how to design them? Graphic Designer Cory Romesier of Golden Press Studio will walk you through how you can create your own design in Procreate. He'll share helpful insights about Procreate, tricks you can utilize to take the design to the next level, and how to mock it up on a shirt. Check it out.