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.
Fingers Duke & Ryonet RevolvInk Mixer Infomercial  | Screenprinting.com

Fingers Duke | Ryonet RevolvInk Mixer Infomercial

Jamie Leinbach
This video isn't just an infomercial. It’s a peek into the future of screen printing where life's just easier. For all of us chasing that perfect print while trying to keep our sanity (and arms) intact, the Ryonet RevolvInk Mixer is a must-have. Give the video a watch and prepare to be wowed. 
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.
Decoding Poly White Inks & Dye Blocker Inks for Screen Printing on Polyester Fabrics  | Screenprinting.com

Decoding Poly White Inks & Dye Blocker Inks for Screen Printing on Polyester Fabrics

Sage Larson
You may have been perusing the market, looking for inks that’ll help you print on polyester materials like a pro. Have you noticed that there are a few types of polyester inks like a dye blocker ink and Poly White ink? What’s the point? Do you need both? Can you get away with having one or the other? Let’s take a deeper look at dye blocker inks and Poly White inks to see what roles they play in screen printing.
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.

If You Had to Pick One, Which Would You Choose: A Flash Unit or Tabletop Conveyor Dryer?  | Screenprinting.com

If You Had to Pick One, Which Would You Choose: A Flash Unit or Tabletop Conveyor Dryer?

Jacelyn Wedman
As much as a new business owner may wish and strive for it, not all have a budget to cover all their startup expenses. So, decisions have to be made and creative solutions have to be discovered. New screen printers may find themselves in this dilemma. Sometimes, they might have to pick one piece of equipment over another, like deciding between a conveyor dryer and a flash dryer. How do you know which is the better investment? Well, it depends on what you want to do. Here are three factors to consider to help you decide which is better for your shop.