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  • Do DIY Printers Need a Flash Dryer? Salt & Pine Co. Shares Her Experience
    May 7, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

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

    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.
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  • How Stark Screen Printing Added their First Team Member
    April 28, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    How Stark Screen Printing Added their First Team Member

    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.
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  • 3 Ways to Screen Print Numbers on Jerseys
    April 14, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    3 Ways to Screen Print Numbers on Jerseys

    Summer is just around the corner. You know what that means? Summer sports. Team sports offer screen printers a unique opportunity to develop a real niche in athletic printing. Landing repeat business means getting a consistent print that players and fans feel great about wearing. 

    How do you do it? Printing expert Colin Huggins explains three methods to apply numbers to a jersey.

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  • a print that says camp five times and it has sunset colors on the text
    April 10, 2021 Sage Larson

    How to Print T-Shirts

    Ready to make your own apparel, but not sure where to start? Sounds like you need a guide on how to print t-shirts. In this 10-step guide, you'll learn about every process: making the artwork, preparing screens, printing, curing, and cleaning. Learn how to print t-shirts today, and start printing tomorrow.
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  • a tie dye long sleeve on a platen
    March 26, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    Best Practices for Printing on Tie-Dye

    Tie-dye is versatile and popular, especially in the spring and summer. Who doesn’t want to wear all those swirling colors?! Whether you’re dying the shirt yourself or buying pre-dyed garments, you can screen print on it. Expert Colin Huggins shares tips and best practices for printing on tie-dyed garments.
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  • a riley hopkins 250 press
    March 15, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    Jumpstart Your Shop with a Riley Hopkins Semi-Pro Screen Printing Kit

    Have you been dreaming about getting into screen printing? Well, there is no time like the present to turn your aspirations into reality. In order to start cranking out those shirts, you need some good equipment under your belt. For aspiring screen printers with big dreams, check out one of the Semi-Pro kits. With three different kits to choose from, you’ll find the perfect setup for your needs. Let’s look into the kits so you can decide and get to printing shirts in no time.
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  • The Difference Between Wood and Aluminum Platens
    March 3, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    The Difference Between Wood and Aluminum Platens

    One of the most overlooked variables for new screen printers is the type platen you're using to print on. Many times, the standard wood sixteen-inch platen does the trick. Depending on your needs as a printer, you might consider upgrading to aluminum or honeycomb platens. Printing guru Colin Huggins hashes out the differences between types of platens.

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  • a gold jacket folded on a table
    January 27, 2021 Sage Larson

    Tips for Screen Printing Over Buttons and Zippers

    The first time you try to print over polos, flannels, dress shirts, and the dreaded zipper hoodie, you might notice a few issues. As you pull the squeegee across the screen and approach the button or zipper, the screen will ride up on top of it, leaving a mass of ink around the zipper or button. In the end, it turns out to be a messy print. Printing on garments with buttons or zippers can be difficult. With a little effort and the right tools, it’s possible to do it right.
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