Deep Dive W/ Colin Episode 1 | Short-bodied and Long-bodied Inks in Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

Deep Dive W/ Colin Episode 1 | Short-bodied and Long-bodied Inks in Screen Printing

Josh Valencia
In screen printing, the type of ink you use affects the quality and ease of printing. In this first episode of "Deep Dive with Colin," we learn about short-bodied and long-bodied inks, their properties, and how they affect the printing process.
How Stretch Plastisol Ink can be Used as a Foil Adhesive  | Screenprinting.com

How Stretch Plastisol Ink can be Used as a Foil Adhesive

Josh Valencia

Foil is a great way to make prints shimmer without using another screen for metallic ink. It brings out details in designs with reflective qualities and can look spectacular if done right. Generally, a unique foil adhesive is used for decorating shirts with foil. But stretch plastisol ink can work in a pinch. Print experimenter Ronald Peters tests it out.

How to Create Your Own Plastisol Heat Transfers  | Screenprinting.com

How to Create Your Own Plastisol Heat Transfers

Josh Valencia

Screen printing heat transfers can seem daunting but in reality, it’s fairly simple. If made properly, plastisol heat transfers can last almost as long as a screen prints and can be much easier to apply in certain scenarios like decorating hats, neck labels, names for sport apparel, and more. 

Let's walk through the basic components and process of screen printing your own heat transfers.

A Checklist of Equipment & Supplies Needed to Start Screen Print Shop  | Screenprinting.com

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

Josh Valencia
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.
How to Prep Plastisol Ink for Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Prep Plastisol Ink for Screen Printing

Jamie Leinbach
When you buy a bucket of plastisol ink, it might have been sitting on a shelf for a bit before it got to your shop. You might notice that your ink has separated a little bit. Even ready-to-use inks can separate over time. Let’s talk about why this happens and what you can do to prep the ink before you head to the press.
The RevolvInk Mixer Unleashes the Revolution in Ink Modulation & Mixing  | Screenprinting.com

The RevolvInk Mixer Unleashes the Revolution in Ink Modulation & Mixing

Sage Larson
In the world of screen printing, where every detail matters, finding the right tools can make all the difference. Let’s take a look at ink mixing where there's a new star on the stage – the RevolvInk Mixer. Say goodbye to the days of manual ink mixing; it's time to embrace consistency, speed, and a performance that hits all the right notes.
Mastering Color Accuracy with Wilflex Epic Rio Plastisol Ink Mixing System  | Screenprinting.com

Mastering Color Accuracy with Wilflex Epic Rio Plastisol Ink Mixing System

Sage Larson
In screen printing, your print shop's ability to quickly make color adjustments or to match requested color shades can either make or break a sale. Include high volume production and the ability to print wet on wet and you are narrowing the playing field even more. Your mixing system is as much a sales tool as it is an ink you print with. The Wilflex Rio Mixing system and the IMS 3.0 mixing system are powerful tools that help you quickly mix your desired Pantone solid-coated color simulation.
A Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Wilflex White Ink for Your Screen Printing Needs  | Screenprinting.com

A Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Wilflex White Ink for Your Screen Printing Needs

Sage Larson
Are you struggling to decide which Wilflex white ink is the perfect fit for your screen printing needs? We're here to help you navigate through the options and make an informed choice. Let's dive into the three Wilflex white inks we have in store and explore what each excels at. By the end of this guide, you'll be well-equipped to select the ideal Wilflex ink for your specific requirements.
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.

Everything You Need to Know About Printing with Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Everything You Need to Know About Printing with Plastisol Ink

Sage Larson
New screen printers should start printing with plastisol ink. It's more forgiving than water-based ink and it's much easier to achieve proper cure. Even though printing plastisol is more straightforward, there are many techniques to print the ink for various processes. We've created a collection of videos and blogs that explain how to print with plastisol ink in different situations.
How to Handle Plastisol Ink in Cool Temperatures  | Screenprinting.com

How to Handle Plastisol Ink in Cool Temperatures

Sage Larson
Are you dreaming about warm summer days when your ink flows oh so smoothly? Winter and its cooler temperatures sure make it difficult for a screen printer, especially with white plastisol inks. The ink feels thick, stringy, and stiff. It requires more effort to lay down a good ink deposit. Does it have to be this hard? Nope. Ink and chemistry guru Colin Huggins shares his secrets to making white plastisol ink easier to handle during the cooler months. 
3 Steps for Mixing Your Own Colored Shimmer Ink  | Screenprinting.com

3 Steps for Mixing Your Own Colored Shimmer Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Who doesn’t love a bit of shimmer? While shimmer inks like Silver or Gold shine bright on their own, sometimes a little color brightens the whole print. Mixing colored shimmer inks takes a bit of experimenting, and can be super fun to test out. Here’s a three-step guide to mixing colored shimmer inks.