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!
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.
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]