How To Screen Print With Plastisol Heat Transfers  | Screenprinting.com

How To Screen Print With Plastisol Heat Transfers

Sage Larson
Screen printing heat transfers can seem daunting but in reality, it’s actually 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. Here are a few ways screen printing your own transfers can help your business.
CMYK vs. Spot Color vs. Simulated Process Printing  | Screenprinting.com

CMYK vs. Spot Color vs. Simulated Process Printing

Sage Larson

Okay, so you’ve heard their names, CMYK Process, Spot Color, and Simulated Process, but what are they? What sets them apart from one another and what is the best use for each? Let’s go through them, one by one!

Mesh Count and You  | Screenprinting.com

Mesh Count and You

Sage Larson

Different mesh counts are used for different applications in the screen printing process. What is mesh count? Well, mesh count is a measure of how many threads of polyester (used to be silk, centuries ago, hence ‘silkscreening’) cross each other per square inch of the screen. For example, a 110 mesh screen would have 110 threads crossing per square inch. The higher the mesh count, the finer the holes are in the screen. 

A How to for Screen Printing T-Shirts  | Screenprinting.com

A How to for Screen Printing T-Shirts

Sage Larson

Each printer has their own unique story of why they got into screen printing. Some wanted to start their own clothing line. Others found it as a way to make a living. No matter what boat you're in, screen printing can be challenging. Check out this easy guide to learn the proper steps for screen printing t-shirts.  

Fire Up Your Screen Printing Side Business with the Riley 150 Kit  | Screenprinting.com

Fire Up Your Screen Printing Side Business with the Riley 150 Kit

Sage Larson
Whether you’re in need of some extra help to make your rent, pay off some credit card bills, or just building some savings, the reality is that you’re in need of adding another source of income to help pay for living expenses. If you're ready to put in the work and have decided that screen printing is the route you want to take, then consider jumpstarting your business with the Riley 150 Kit.
The Screen Printer's Best Friend: FN-INK™  | Screenprinting.com

The Screen Printer's Best Friend: FN-INK™

Sage Larson
FN-INK™ grabs your artwork by the shoulders, shakes the sleepiness out of it, hands it a cup of coffee, and pushes it out into the world. FN-INK™...
The Rio Mixing System for Ink  | Screenprinting.com

The Rio Mixing System for Ink

Amy Roberts

The Rio Mixing System is a Wilflex ink management system (IMS) that helps you mix a PANTONE® color.  In the following videos, Kevin from Ryonet teaches you how to use the IMS to create a a variety of PANTONE® colors. With this one simple system you are ready to mix any color that comes to […]

 

Wilflex ROI - Return On Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Wilflex ROI - Return On Ink

Kaitlyn Ingram

You may have heard or seen us say that, despite being pricier, Wilflex inks end up saving you money.  And in theory, that’s great!  But, how does it work in practice?  You may be familiar with the idea of ROI, or Return on Investment.  We’re going to talk about Wilflex’s ROI, or Return on Ink. […]

 

Printing White on a Carded Cotton Shirt  | Screenprinting.com

Printing White on a Carded Cotton Shirt

Kaitlyn Ingram

There’s no doubt that ring spun cotton is a better printing surface, but when it comes down to it, most printers will ended up with carded cotton tees. They’re more accessible and cheaper, even if they’re not as smooth to print on. Don’t fret, though! Getting smooth, soft prints on carded cotton t-shirts is well […]

 

Wilflex Simpli5 - Epic Perfect White  | Screenprinting.com

Wilflex Simpli5 - Epic Perfect White

Kaitlyn Ingram

When creating inks, PolyOne, the parent company of Wilflex, bases their testing on five key performance indicators that they call, “Simpli5.”  Let’s talk about the Simpli5 details of our newly updated Wilflex Epic Perfect White. Performance in Bucket How the ink performs before it even leaves the bucket is a very important factor in […]

 

Which White is the Right White?  | Screenprinting.com

Which White is the Right White?

Kaitlyn Ingram

With so many white inks out there on the market, it’s sometimes hard to tell which white is the right white for the job you’re trying to do. In our last blog post, we introduced a new White Ink Comparison chart that we created to help differentiate the white plastisol inks we currently have available, […]

 

Wilflex Epic Perfect White LB - The Only White You'll Ever Need  | Screenprinting.com

Wilflex Epic Perfect White LB - The Only White You'll Ever Need

Kaitlyn Ingram

About a year ago, Ryonet made the decision to switch ink manufacturers from International Coatings to Wilflex.  This was neither an easy nor quick decision, but ultimately, we wanted to help bring higher quality inks into more shops. At the time, we introduced a versatile white ink called Epic Low Bleed White.  It was […]