Creeping It Real While Screen Printing Spooky T-Shirt Designs  | Screenprinting.com

Creeping It Real While Screen Printing Spooky T-Shirt Designs

Sage Larson

Screen printing, the art of turning an idea into a tangible masterpiece, is a process that combines creativity, precision, and skill. The journey from concept to a stunning print can be as intricate as it is rewarding, often involving various steps, each requiring a unique set of skills and techniques.

In this video, we take you behind the scenes of a screen printing project that might just be a masterpiece in the making. It all starts with a bold vision, a striking design, and the need to transform that artwork into a screen-printed reality.

Graphics Pro Expo 2023: Here’s What You Missed  | Screenprinting.com

Graphics Pro Expo 2023: Here’s What You Missed

Jacelyn Wedman

Imagine this: you walk into a conference center in Portland, Oregon, finding yourself surrounded by creative entrepreneurs just like you. On your left, a stunning print on a t-shirt catches your eye. That can’t be screen printed, can it? You walk over to check it out. A team member hosting the booth walks over to chat with you. It’s Mark, the sales rep you’ve spoken to dozens of times on the phone. You’re finally getting to meet him in person. You chat for a while, and Mark finds a shirt in your size of that amazing design you were admiring. 

But did you imagine it at all? Nope, it was real! And it happened just a week ago, at Graphics Pro Expo (GPX) 2023. Here’s the scoop on the trade show.

Tips for Registering a Challenging 4-Color Print on a Press Without Micros  | Screenprinting.com

Tips for Registering a Challenging 4-Color Print on a Press Without Micros

Jacelyn Wedman
Printing multi-color designs is a skill all printers need. White single-color prints are a screen printer’s bread and butter. A multi-color design takes skill, tight registration, and a bit of patience. Generally, printers use presses with micro-registration to help them get the best registration possible without a headache. A press without micros can get the job done, too. Print enthusiast, Jamie wanted to push the limits of the Riley Hopkins 150 4x1 press with a 4-color blended design.
Lee Stuart Tells All on the Riley Hopkins 250 Lee Stuart Edition Combo  | Screenprinting.com

Lee Stuart Tells All on the Riley Hopkins 250 Lee Stuart Edition Combo

Jacelyn Wedman

Have you seen the all-new Riley Hopkins 250: Lee Stuart Screen Edition Printing Combo? It features equipment — Riley Hopkins 250 6x4 Press and Multi-Station Press Cart — you’ve come to know and love with a Lee Stuart-sized update. 

To talk about this collaboration — and print some shirts for the first 20 orders of the combo — Lee Stuart joined CEO Ryan Moor and President Brandon Schmunk live on Instagram. Let’s take a look at their conversation.

What's the Difference Between the Riley Hopkins 250 and 300 Presses?  | Screenprinting.com

What's the Difference Between the Riley Hopkins 250 and 300 Presses?

Jacelyn Wedman
Ready to step up your screen printing game? Whether you’re printing in a spare room, garage, or commercial space, a press upgrade can jumpstart your shop. Beginner presses like the Riley Hopkins 150 are perfect for learning the ropes. But eventually, you may find yourself wanting more printheads, stations, and upgraded manual press technology. There are two options in the Riley Hopkins press line: the 250 and 300. Which is best for you? Let’s break it down.
Best Practices to Keep Your Screen Printing Platens in Great Shape  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices to Keep Your Screen Printing Platens in Great Shape

Jacelyn Wedman
When you take care of your platens, you’ll be able to keep them around longer without having to replace them. Platens can be expensive, so you’ll want to replace them as little as possible. So how do you take care of those precious platens? Here are a few best practices to get the most life out of your platens.
Should You Go Auto or Hire Another Printer?  | Screenprinting.com

Should You Go Auto or Hire Another Printer?

Jacelyn Wedman

Boxes of shirts are stacked from the floor to the ceiling. You’re covered with pallet adhesive and ink. Your wrists ache with pain, your legs are numb, fingers are stiff. You pause, staring at the 716th shirt you printed that day. You stare at the stack of t-shirts behind the press, printing 1,500 to be exact. The clock reads 11:17 PM. This order is due tomorrow. You look down and sigh, staring at your cracked, callous hands. This is the 12th time you’ve had to work late to finish a high-volume order this month. You can’t take it anymore. Something has got to change.

So, you, the printer, have two options. Hire another printer or go auto. But which should you do? Let’s explore these options so you can decide which is best for your growing shop.

How Do You Know it's Time to Upgrade to an Automatic Screen Printing Press?  | Screenprinting.com

How Do You Know it's Time to Upgrade to an Automatic Screen Printing Press?

Jacelyn Wedman
Should you screen print on a manual or automatic press? That’s the million-dollar question. Some printers swear by a manual press, while others have goals to jump to automation as soon as possible. So when do you know it’s time to upgrade to an automatic screen printing press? Here are three questions to ask yourself before you make the jump to a new press.
How Moving Shops Helped Abi-Saad Print & Design Work Toward Goals and Create Community  | Screenprinting.com

How Moving Shops Helped Abi-Saad Print & Design Work Toward Goals and Create Community

Jacelyn Wedman
Moving to a new shop space is exciting but also intimidating. The process can be riddled with challenges or go smoothly. Anthony Abi-Saad found both when he moved his shop, Abi-Saad Print & Design, to a new location in Taunton, Massachusetts. It wasn’t the first time he’d moved, but it was a big new challenge. One main challenge: creating a darkroom from scratch. With a bit of creativity and some expert help, he was able to make it all happen.
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.
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. 
Want to Screen Print? Here’s How to Choose the Best Start Up Press for You  | Screenprinting.com

Want to Screen Print? Here’s How to Choose the Best Start Up Press for You

Jacelyn Wedman
The day has come: you're ready to jump into the screen printing world. A key factor needed to get started in this adventure is a screen printing press. With tons of press options, it may be difficult to choose the best press to get started with. Luckily, there’s a guide to choosing the best startup press for your shop. Keep reading.