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

4 Things to Keep In Mind When Emulsion and Emulsion Removers Freeze

Colin Huggins
Both emulsion and emulsion removers can and will freeze. Most emulsions are not freeze/thaw stable. Depending on the emulsion's chemistry, you can see a number of different results when opening the container. Ross Balfour of Saati shared four facts you need to know about emulsion in the winter.
Should you Push or Pull a Squeegee when Screen Printing?  | Screenprinting.com

Should you Push or Pull a Squeegee when Screen Printing?

Jacelyn Wedman
Push or pull a squeegee… Many, many screen printers have a strong preference between the two. But really, which technique is better? Both are useful to screen printers for different reasons. Screen printing expert Josh Wells covers the benefits of pulling and pushing.
The Advantages of Printing with Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

The Advantages of Printing with Plastisol Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Print shops all over the world debate whether water-based ink or plastisol ink is the better option. There are advantages and drawbacks to both types of ink. The ink you choose to print with depends on your shop setup and goals for your prints. Let’s talk about the advantages of printing with plastisol ink.
5 Commonly Asked Questions about FN-INK Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

5 Commonly Asked Questions about FN-INK Plastisol Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
By now you’ve all heard of or gotten your hands on FN-INK™. It’s a low-cure plastisol ink that prints like a dream and doesn’t hurt your wallet. All inks are different, so using FN-INK™ might take a little bit of experimenting. Got questions? In this blog, we’ll answer five most commonly asked questions about FN-INK™.