How Aesthetic Imprints Turned a High School Hobby into a Full-Time Business  | Screenprinting.com

How Aesthetic Imprints Turned a High School Hobby into Full Business

Jacelyn Wedman

Go back to your childhood for a moment. What did you dream of doing with your life? Did you want to become an astronaut, or maybe a dinosaur trainer? Well, for Bhavik Dhanak, that dream was to own a clothing brand. He wanted to print his own designs, and started to learn screen printing through YouTube. 

When he entered high school, he started getting more serious. Aesthetic Imprints, based in Frederick, Maryland, was born in early 2017, during Bhavik’s senior year of high school. Yeah, you read that right. Bhavik is now a 22-year-old print hustler who’s been screen printing since he was 16 years old. Starting a business as a teenager isn’t easy, but Bhavik didn’t let that stop him from day one.

Fountain Prints  | Screenprinting.com

How to Get the Best Fountain Prints

Jacelyn Wedman
Fountain prints are a great way to get a little creative with your inks. You can make a personalized, unique design without using multiple screens. The great thing about fountain printing is that no two shirts are the same, but if your process is dialed in, fountain prints can be repeated for print runs or just done for one shirt. How do you make these prints really stand out? In the video, print enthusiast Josh Wells shows you how it’s done.
What is Dye Migration and How Does it Affect My Prints?  | Screenprinting.com

What is Dye Migration and How Does it Affect My Prints?

Jacelyn Wedman

Here’s a question: what is dye migration? You’ve heard of it, maybe you’ve even experienced it. But what really is dye migration, and how does it affect your garments? Let’s talk about how dye migration occurs and how you can prevent it from happening on your next job. 

Top 5 Most Helpful Screen Printing Articles of 2021  | Screenprinting.com

Top 5 Most Helpful Screen Printing Articles of 2021

Jacelyn Wedman
Learning the trade of screen printing never stops. No matter if you print in your spare bedroom or are outgrowing your 8 color press, there’s always more to learn. Want a crash course? Here’s the 5 most helpful blogs for screen printers of all types in 2021.
How Love Yourself Clothing Uses Backwards Text to Turn a T-shirt into a Conversation-Starter  | Screenprinting.com

How Love Yourself Clothing Uses Backwards Text to Start Conversations

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printing is a wide, versatile industry. By using the medium of T-shirts and hoodies, you can make your mark, stand out, and start conversations about things you’re passionate about. That’s exactly what Maher Hachem, or Munch, is doing. He’s the screen printer behind Love Yourself Clothing, a company focused on promoting mental health awareness through apparel. Where did he come from? What’s his mission? Let’s find out.
How to Screen Print on Polyester with a Blocker Base  | Screenprinting.com

How to Screen Print on Polyester with a Blocker Base

Jacelyn Wedman
Take a stand against dye migration with FN-INK™ Barrier Black. It’s a specially made ink designed to stop dye migration on polyester garments from the ground up. Print guru Josh Wells walks you through the entire print process—from art creation to cure—to give you a leg up when using Barrier Black.
Buying Your First Manual Press? Here’s 5 Factors You Should Consider  | Screenprinting.com

Buying Your First Manual Press? Here’s 5 Factors You Should Consider

Jacelyn Wedman
There are a few different kinds of screen printing presses you can choose from, but most individuals and smaller businesses start with a manual press. Good screen printing equipment pays for itself. If you buy for tomorrow and not for today, you’ll not only have a better product, but you’ll be setting up your operation for long term success. So how do you pick the right one? Here are 5 important things to consider when buying your first manual press.
4 Materials to Screen Print that Aren’t T-Shirts  | Screenprinting.com

4 Materials to Screen Print that Aren’t T-Shirts

Jacelyn Wedman
One of the many great things about screen printing is that you don’t have to print only on t-shirts. You can print on just about anything — cardboard boxes, tote bags, and wood are a few examples. These items are pretty common in the screen printing industry, and knowing the nuances as well as a few tricks can help you take on those orders with confidence. Let’s dive in.
How to Choose the Right Printing Press for your Shop  | Screenprinting.com

How to Choose the Right Screen Printing Machine for your Shop

Jacelyn Wedman
Finding the perfect screen printing press can be overwhelming. With all of the information out there, you can easily get turned around and confused just by the sheer number of options. Luckily, many printers have gone through this exact process before. Here are the top three factors to keep in mind when choosing a screen printing machine of your own.
How to Assemble a Riley Hopkins 250 Press  | Screenprinting.com

How to Assemble a Riley Hopkins 250 Press

Jacelyn Wedman
So you just got your new Riley Hopkins 250 screen printing press. Congratulations! Even though it ships 90% preassembled, you’ll have to do a few things to completely set it up. In this video, Chris Drury, Director of Manufacturing and Warehouse, demonstrates how to assemble a Riley Hopkins 250 press in six simple steps.
How to Screen Print a Vintage Look  | Screenprinting.com

How to Screen Print a Vintage Look

Jacelyn Wedman

Vintage prints have been a popular design choice for a long time. You can create a vintage print by taking a design and deliberately making that design look lighter on the garment so that the shirt color is influencing it but it also looks aged and worn. Want to learn how? Print expert Josh Wells walks you through the process.

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.