How to Prep Plastisol Ink for Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Prep Plastisol Ink for Screen Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
When you buy a bucket of plastisol ink, it might have been sitting on a shelf for a bit before it got to your shop. You might notice that your ink has separated a little bit. Even ready-to-use inks can separate over time. Let’s talk about why this happens and what you can do to prep your ink before you head to the press.
Top 3 Tips for Printers Starting a Screen Print Shop  | Screenprinting.com

Top 3 Tips for Printers Starting a Screen Print Shop

Jacelyn Wedman
You’ve decided to jump into screen printing. Starting anything new can be intimidating. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some advice from seasoned printers to give you a leg up? Look no further. In this blog, five print shops share their top three tips for printers starting a screen print shop.
Do I Need a Pressure Washer?  | Screenprinting.com

Do I Need a Pressure Washer for Screen Printing?

Jacelyn Wedman
When you’re just starting out in screen printing, people tend to get the necessary equipment and supplies to make it work. There’s always more equipment to try, more upgrades to make. But do you really need it all? Like a pressure washer; is that an absolute must?
How Cutting Out the Middleman Led to Aerogant Printing Company  | Screenprinting.com

How Cutting Out the Middleman Led to Aerogant Printing Company

Jacelyn Wedman
Every screen printer starts his or her journey differently. Some start out of a need to make an income, others use screen printing as a hobby. Jerome Haygood, owner of Aerogant Printing Company in Columbus, Ohio, started his screen printing shop in order to cut out the middleman. While he began printing solely for his streetwear brand, his business exploded when he expanded his services to print for clients.
Should DIY Screen Printers Get a Riley Hopkins 150 Press or a DIY Press?  | Screenprinting.com

Should DIY Screen Printers Get a Riley Hopkins 150 Press or a DIY Press?

Jacelyn Wedman
If you’re just starting your screen printing journey, you might be a little overwhelmed. With the sheer amount of equipment options available, there’s a lot to decide. Choosing which press to buy is the first and most important step of getting started. But which press should you buy? Let’s compare two beginner presses: the DIY press and the Riley Hopkins 150.
How Golden Press Studio Continues to Help New Shops Grow  | Screenprinting.com

How Golden Press Studio Continues to Help New Shops Grow

Jacelyn Wedman
Every screen printer’s journey is different. Whether you bought a shop set or created your own DIY equipment, getting off the ground is the hardest part of starting a screen printing business. Having a community of screen printers supporting you is essential; knowing someone is in your corner makes all the difference. The crew at Golden Press Studio believe in the power of community. They wanted to make a difference in the screen printing community by giving five shops a serious upgrade.
How Avila Design Co. Hustles for Success  | Screenprinting.com

How Avila Design Co. Hustles for Success

Jacelyn Wedman
If there’s one motto in the screen printing business, it’s “the hustle is real.” Many screen printers work seven days a week, operating shops in spare rooms, garages, and basements. If it’s your passion, the grind is worth it. With a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, your print shop grows and evolves. That’s what happened to Joey Avila, owner of Avila Design Co. His business in Fort Wayne, Indiana, took off with some help from a friend and his constant hustling.
Riley Hopkins Presses: Screen Printing Equipment Built like Race Cars  | Screenprinting.com

Riley Hopkins Presses: Screen Printing Equipment Built like Race Cars

Jacelyn Wedman
Riley Hopkins presses have been a staple in the screen printing industry for decades. How did the brand start? Who is the man behind the wheel of the machine that fuels your drive? Strap in: you’re about to find out. 
What is Screen Printing?  | Screenprinting.com

What is Screen Printing?

Jacelyn Wedman
We’re all familiar with the process of screen printing. From startups to fully automatic shops, the screen printing industry is diverse and filled with community and competition. But at its core, what is screen printing? How did we get here? In this blog, we’ll look at that history and talk about the future for screen printing. 
How Press or Dye Merges Styles to Make Magic  | Screenprinting.com

How Press or Dye Merges Styles to Make Magic

Jacelyn Wedman
Have you wanted to start a screen printing business, but didn’t know when to start? Are you waiting for “the perfect time?” If you have passion and drive, the perfect time is anytime. That’s what happened with Ashley Corr (aka Chainsaw Betty) and Ashley Stone. They started Press or Dye at the height of the pandemic’s lockdown. The passionate women from Nashville, Tennessee, share their journey and their secrets for success. 
Do DIY Printers Need a Flash Dryer? Salt & Pine Co. Shares Her Experience  | Screenprinting.com

Do DIY Printers Need a Flash Dryer? Salt & Pine Co. Shares Her Experience

Jacelyn Wedman
Getting into screen printing is expensive. Many printers start off with a heat gun as a curing device. It’s cheap, and it does the job. Once the orders start piling up, heat guns don’t cut it anymore. They slow down the process and aren’t consistent. What should a printer upgrade to that doesn’t cost a lot? Consider a flash dryer. Amanda Dunnigan, owner of Salt & Pine Co., added a flash dryer to her shop and shares how it has impacted her production.
How Stark Screen Printing Added their First Team Member  | Screenprinting.com

How Stark Screen Printing Added their First Team Member

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printing is a demanding, time-consuming industry. To turn a profit, you have to work hard every day to make sure your product is perfect and your customers are happy. But what happens when you’re stretched too thin? It may be time to get an extra set of hands. Daniela Murphy, owner of Stark Screen Printing, shares her experience on adding a new team member to her print shop.