How to Use a PMS Mixing System to Mix Custom Gray Ink Colors  | Screenprinting.com

How to Use a PMS Mixing System to Mix Custom Gray Ink Colors

Jacelyn Wedman
Gray is a popular color for screen printing. It’s great for printing neck tags and looks good on many colors of garments. Printers who choose gray for a design’s color scheme usually have to mix it themselves. Ink manufacturers may not carry a ready-to-print gray. If they do, there’s a chance it won’t be the shade you’re looking for. Good thing for mixing systems, right? Here’s how to mix your own perfect shade of gray screen printing ink.
Want to Create a Custom Brown Ink? Here’s How  | Screenprinting.com

Want to Create a Custom Brown Ink? Here’s How

Jacelyn Wedman
If you’ve tried to search for a bucket of brown ink, you might notice the selection is limited. If you do find an out-of-bucket brown ink, it might not be the exact color you had in mind. To get the perfect shade of brown you’re imagining, you’ll have to mix it custom. Let’s talk about mixing your own brown ink to get the best results. 
Everything You Need to Know about Mixing and Adjusting Pantone Colors  | Screenprinting.com

Everything You Need to Know about Mixing and Adjusting Pantone Colors

Jacelyn Wedman
Mixing ink is an art form. Sometimes you’ll mix your Pantone ink just right, following the formula, but when you go to print, the Pantone color looks totally wrong. No matter how perfectly the formula is crafted and how flawless your process is, there are some variables that you have to account for yourself when mixing custom Pantone inks. Let’s go over a few of these variables and see how they influence your Pantone colors.
4 Easy Steps to Turn Any Color into a Pantone Color  | Screenprinting.com

4 Easy Steps to Turn Any Color into a Pantone Color

Jacelyn Wedman
Mixing custom colors is a must for many printers, and creating those colors starts with the artwork. If the colors of your artwork don’t match the colors on press, you may have some unhappy clients. Golden Press Studio’s Art Director Cory Romeiser shows you how to turn any color into a Pantone color with Adobe® Illustrator in four simple steps.
What's the Difference Between a Mixing White and Regular White Ink?  | Screenprinting.com

What's the Difference Between a Mixing White and Regular White Ink?

Jacelyn Wedman
Is it really necessary to have a mixing white? What’s the difference between a mixing white ink and regular white plastisol ink? Can you use a regular white to mix inks? Print expert Colin Huggins talks about the differences and why printers want a mixing white in their ink arsenal.
Unlock Any Color with the FN-INK™ Plastisol Ink Mixing System  | Screenprinting.com

Unlock Any Color with the FN-INK™ Plastisol Ink Mixing System

Sage Larson

Do you have FN-INK™ on your shelves? If you do, you’re looking at an ink mixing system. 

That’s right. The classic line of FN-INK™ now doubles as a mixing system. 

What are Pantone Colors?  | Screenprinting.com

What are Pantone Colors?

Jacelyn Wedman
Some screen printers offer to mix Pantone colors as part of their service. Why do printers mix custom colors? Why not use ink straight from the bucket? Let’s look at a brief history of Pantones, why they’re important, and how to use them in your shop. 

Tips For Mixing Custom Inks Without A Pantone System

Alex Castrillo

 Custom Colors When customers ask for custom colors, most screen printers head to the lab to try their hand at mixing custom inks without a Pantone system, using some concoction derived from various inks they have in stock. Yes, you can get a mixing system that has particular Pantone® formulas for both plastisol and water […]

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Is Your Scale Messing Up Your Custom Ink Mixing?

AR Department

It seems like a simple process: You have an idea for a t-shirt, so you gather together your mixing pigments and bases, pull out your custom ink mixing formula and put them together to create the perfect color for your design. In fact, it turns out so awesome that you want to make another one! […]

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