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  • person scooping out green FN-INK out of its container
    July 15, 2020 Sage Larson

    How to Achieve Soft-Hand Prints Using Plastisol Ink

    Want soft-hand prints? Print with water-based inks. 

    Well, water-based printing isn't accessible to every printer. Luckily, there are some things you can do to make your plastisol prints softer. Between the inks you choose to use, the garments you're printing on, and to the available ink additives, achieving soft plastisol prints is possible. Let's take a look to see how to accomplish this goal. 

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  • a screen printed heat transfer on press
    July 10, 2020 Sage Larson

    How To Screen Print With Plastisol Heat Transfers

    Screen printing heat transfers can seem daunting but in reality, it’s actually fairly simple. If made properly, plastisol heat transfers can last almost as long as a screen prints and can be much easier to apply in certain scenarios. Here are a few ways screen printing your own transfers can help your business.
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  • from left to right: 150 press, 250 press, 300 press.
    July 8, 2020 Sage Larson

    Which Screen Printing Press is Right for Me?

    The screen printing market has an abundance of screen printing presses. All these presses have different features, abilities, and prices. You want to make sure you're getting the right press for your goals and your customers' needs. How do you even begin to choose?
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  • States Issue Requirements for Businesses and Individuals to Wear Face Coverings
    July 1, 2020 Sage Larson

    States Issue Requirements for Businesses and Individuals to Wear Face Coverings

    Unfortunately, the number of coronavirus cases is rising. As the country grapples the situation, each state has taken the matter into their own hands. Some have delayed reopening plans while others have shut down their state again. In order to lower the amount of cases, states have issued requirements or recommendations about wearing face coverings.
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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 pointing to an exposed screen
    June 24, 2020 Sage Larson

    The Darkroom Process: Film, Emulsion Density, Exposing, and Washout

    After coating a screen, it's time to expose and washout the screen. Dialing in screen exposure is no easy feat. In the latest videos, screen printing expert Colin Huggins goes over the tools you need to create optimal and to make solid, exposed screens. He'll also address nuances within the exposing and washout process and share ways to improve your darkroom procedures.
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