4 Things to Keep In Mind When Emulsion and Emulsion Removers Freeze  | Screenprinting.com

3 Ways to Spot Frozen Emulsion and How to Handle it

Jacelyn Wedman
It's that time of year again. There is a bite to the air, frost on your car windows, there might even be a dusting of snow outside your front door. Why does this affect your screen print shop? Screen printers need to be conscious of both what you order and when you order it.
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 Pricing Screen Printed Garments and Turning a Profit  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to Pricing Screen Printed Garments and Turning a Profit

Jacelyn Wedman

Unless you’re only screen printing for fun, you need to know how much you should sell your shirts to make a profit. The best way to know for sure how much you should sell your shirts to make a profit is to use a profit calculator. Following a calculator is helpful, but how does it translate to the real world? Here’s a crash course in pricing shirts as well as some pricing advice from real-life shops. 

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!

3 Easy Steps To Screen Print On Wood  | Screenprinting.com

3 Easy Steps To Screen Print On Wood

Jacelyn Wedman

Screen printing doesn’t have to just be about printing t-shirts. You can print on just about anything with the right tools and process. One unique material to print on is wood. It’s a fun process that can make you stand out from the pack as a screen printer. Want to know how to do it? Here’s a step-by-step guide to screen printing on wood.

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.  

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.
How to Ensure Plastisol Ink is Ready for Production  | Screenprinting.com

How to Ensure Plastisol Ink is Ready for Production

Jacelyn Wedman

Plastisol ink is a popular ink choice. From beginner to auto shops, plastisol ink is a game changer. But do you know when it’s really ready to use? Do you find yourself pulling out a glob of ink thick enough to rival cement? Here’s how to be sure it’s ready for production. 

Everything You Need to Know about Mixing and Adjusting Pantone Colors  | Screenprinting.com

Everything You Need to Know about Mixing and Adjusting Pantone Colors

Jacelyn Wedman
Mixing ink is an art form. Sometimes you’ll mix your Pantone ink just right, following the formula, but when you go to print, the Pantone color looks totally wrong. No matter how perfectly the formula is crafted and how flawless your process is, there are some variables that you have to account for yourself when mixing custom Pantone inks. Let’s go over a few of these variables and see how they influence your Pantone colors.
How To Get A Darker Film Transparency for Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How To Get A Darker Film Transparency for Screen Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
Creating a dark film positive is essential to getting a good screen and a good print. If your film is too light, it won’t expose correctly and you’ll lose valuable detail. Sometimes, the film your printer creates isn’t dark enough. How do you solve this issue? Here are three ways to create a darker film.