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  • Four Ways to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a Black Shirt
    September 9, 2020 Sage Larson

    Four Ways to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a Black Shirt

    Printing black plastisol ink on a black shirt — trendy, right? As with everything in screen printing, there are multiple ways to achieve this goal. From using a puff base to printing with clear base to curing at higher and lower temperatures, printers can offer a variety of effects and looks to their customers. Let's take a look to see how each technique turns out so you can decide what's best for your next print job.
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  • sgreen ink degrader, supreme wash, and aqua wash
    July 16, 2020 Sage Larson

    How to Do Eco-Friendly Screen Printing

    Let’s face it. Screen printing is dirty, messy, and toxic at times. From the chemicals, garment manufacturers, chemical waste, to water pollution, screen printing has a long road ahead to becoming eco-friendly. Implementing greener practices seems challenging and expensive, but that’s not the case. 

    Our choices matter. Let’s look at ways screen printers can implement environmentally friendly products and processes in their shops. 

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  • the infrared bulbs on a flash unit
    June 26, 2020 Sage Larson

    Ensuring Proper Ink Curing

    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.
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  • person printing on a t-shirt printing press
    May 21, 2020 Sage Larson

    A How to for Screen Printing T-Shirts

    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.  

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  • Education and Community – The Partner Summit
    February 19, 2020 Sage Larson

    Education and Community – The Partner Summit

    One of Ryonet's values is to serve. To serve the printer, whether they need guidance for picking their first press or need help figuring out why their garment isn't curing properly. Serving expands beyond the established screen printer; we serve individuals...

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  • Live Printing – Preparing for the Event
    February 18, 2020 Sage Larson

    Live Printing – Preparing for the Event

    You've decided you want to live print, and you've got your first gig set up. Next step, figuring out what to bring. Knowing what to bring will depend on many factors. When talking to the event coordinator, make sure you...

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  • Water Based Ink
    June 19, 2018 Shawn Zimmerman

    [VIDEO] 90 Second Tip: Curing Water Based Inks

    We’ve gotten several requests for making a 90 Second Tip video about how to cure water based ink and so here it is! Cristen walks us through the key points of curing water based inks. Related Products View All of our Water Based Inks Here: Check out the Green Galaxy Water Based Ink Kit Here: […]

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