A Guide to Industry Standard for Screen Print Placements and Dimensions  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to Industry Standard for Screen Print Placements and Dimensions

Jacelyn Wedman
There’s a lot to consider when talking about print placement on a garment. How tall should it be? Where should it be placed? Don’t worry about having all the answers. Here’s a guide to lining up and sizing popular design placements on garments.
How To Dial In Exposure Times Using An Exposure Calculator  | Screenprinting.com

How To Dial In Exposure Times Using An Exposure Calculator

Jacelyn Wedman
Figuring out exposure times is one of the most difficult tasks in screen printing.  If you're struggling, you're not alone. The best thing you can do is invest in a 21-Step Exposure Calculator. How does it work? Let's dive in.
A Checklist of Equipment & Supplies Needed to Start Screen Print Shop  | Screenprinting.com

A Checklist of Equipment & Supplies Needed to Start Screen Print Shop

Sage Larson
Ready to start screen printing? It's a big jump, but it's so worth it. To build your shop, you will need to obtain some equipment and supplies. Our Sales and Success Team put together a handy check list of everything you should consider investing in your future shop.
Calculate screen printing profits for a DIY printer in 4 steps  | Screenprinting.com

Calculate Screen Printing Profits for a DIY Printer in 4 Steps

Jacelyn Wedman
One of the scariest parts of screen printing is turning a profit. Printers want to make a profit and stay competitive, but not price too high or too low. How do you make a profit in DIY screen printing? Let’s follow the blog “A Guide to Pricing Screen Printed Garments and Turning a Profit” and take a look at four steps to turning DIY screen printing into a profit. 
What Is Water Based Ink in Screen Printing?  | Screenprinting.com

What Is Water Based Ink in Screen Printing?

Jacelyn Wedman

 

What is water-based ink? What makes it a desirable ink for screen printers? The basic answer is that water-based ink uses water as a base. Seems pretty self-explanatory, right? There’s a lot more to know about water-based ink than just the base itself. Let’s dive in and talk about what water-based ink is and how printers can get the most out of it. 

Why Should I Start Screen Printing?  | Screenprinting.com

Why Should I Start Screen Printing?

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printing is a challenging, creative process. Many screen printers start out as a hobby, or get into the trade through other means of garment decorating, like vinyl or embroidery. Stepping into screen printing doesn’t have to be a big investment, but it can have big effects on your business. Let’s talk about what it takes to start screen printing, and how it can be combined with other aspects of garment decoration.
How to Screen Print White FN-INK™ on a Black Shirt with a Smoothing Screen  | Screenprinting.com

How to Print White Plastisol Ink on a Black Shirt with a Smoothing Screen

Sage Larson
Printing white ink on black shirts is a popular design combination. For this design choice to be most effective, the ink needs to be clean and bright. For the best results, printers should use a smoothing screen. Want to learn how to do it? Print expert Colin Huggins has the answers.
The Screen Printing Equipment Every Water-Based Printer Needs  | Screenprinting.com

The Screen Printing Equipment Every Water-Based Printer Needs

Jacelyn Wedman

Water-based printing takes a few different pieces of equipment and a bit of know-how. When printing with water-based ink, the water in the ink needs to evaporate in order for the ink to cure. This may seem challenging, but it’s a cinch with the proper tools. Let’s talk about the tools needed to print with water-based ink. 

Switch to Water-Based Pallet Adhesive for These 4 Benefits  | Screenprinting.com

Switch to Water-Based Pallet Adhesive for These 4 Benefits

Jacelyn Wedman
Keeping a shop clean is essential. A clean shop not only keeps the space looking nice but keeps your equipment running at max capacity. If you’ve used aerosol adhesive, you’ll notice it gets everywhere. The adhesive might work, but also will stick to anything in its path. One way to keep a shop cleaner is to use water-based adhesive. Let’s talk about how to use the adhesive and the benefits of keeping it stocked in your shop.
3 Ways to Create Soft Prints with Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

3 Ways to Create Soft Prints with Plastisol Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Soft hand prints are best achieved with water-based ink but can be done with plastisol ink as well. Between the inks you choose to use, the garments you're printing on, to the available ink additives, achieving soft plastisol prints is possible. Let's take a look at three ways to create soft hand prints with plastisol ink.

 

A Walkthrough of Screen Printing on Zipper Hoodies  | Screenprinting.com

A Walkthrough of Screen Printing on Zipper Hoodies

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printing on zipper hoodies is a great way to diversify your printing options. Zipper hoodies can be a bit difficult to print on. A normal platen won’t cut it, and print placement is key. Don’t worry though: we’ve got you covered. In this video, Josh Wells walks through the basics of printing over zipper hoodies. 
Which Flash Unit Benefits My Shop?  | Screenprinting.com

Which Flash Unit Benefits My Shop?

Jacelyn Wedman
Every shop needs a flash unit. They’re a useful tool — flashing or gelling ink, curing ink and warming up that grilled cheese you’ve been looking forward to eating for lunch. A flash dryer isn’t a one-size-fits-all piece of equipment, though. Depending on the size and needs of your shop and plug type, you’ll look for different features in a flash dryer. Do you print large prints? Do you want to print water-based ink? These questions are important when considering which flash unit to purchase. Let’s talk about the differences between the four flash units, and how each serves a different shop.