Take Your Prints to the Third Dimension with FN-INK™ Puff  | Screenprinting.com

Take Your Prints to the Third Dimension with FN-INK™ Puff

Jacelyn Wedman

Sometimes, a client may want their design to take on a whole new level. They want their message to stand out from the rest, to jump out at the viewer. You could make that happen by making a stellar design, choosing a loud color combo, etc. Or, you can literally elevate the print by using a puff additive

Puff prints are so cool, but there are a few tips and tricks you’ll need to know to make a solid, lofted print. So, what do you need to know? Let’s find out.

The Best Practices to Make a Print Shimmer with FN-INK™ Pearl  | Screenprinting.com

The Best Practices to Make a Print Shimmer with FN-INK™ Pearl

Jacelyn Wedman
Are you looking to introduce a little bit of shine to your prints? You don’t want it to be in-your-face shiny, but maybe you want the print to have a little shimmer. If this sounds like what you’re looking for, meet FN-INK™ Pearl. This specialty ink is perfect for adding a little shine or a pearlescent effect to prints. As with any specialty ink, there are best practices to follow to get the most out of the ink. Let’s learn how to use the pearl ink to get mesmerizing prints. 
Don’t Worry, Be Stretchy: Introducing FN-INK™ Stretch Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Don’t Worry, Be Stretchy: Introducing FN-INK™ Stretch Plastisol Ink

Jacelyn Wedman

Once in a while, you may receive an order where the print needs to be real flexible like it can stretch far without falling apart. All ink can stretch, to a point. When it needs more support to make it extra pliable, then you need stretch ink.

A stretch ink makes an ink more flexible so it resists cracking or splitting on stretchy garments like spandex, leggings, and yoga pants. FN-INK™ Stretch is designed to be used as either an underbase, mixed in with a base white, or as an additive for colors that need even more pliability. Let’s look at when and how you’d use the stretch ink in production.

3 Ways to Enhance Plastisol Printing with FN-INK™ Extender Base  | Screenprinting.com

3 Ways to Enhance Plastisol Printing with FN-INK™ Extender Base

Jacelyn Wedman
Have you ever grabbed a bucket of ink off the shelf and opened it up to realize that you don’t have enough to complete a job you’re working on? Yeah, it’s definitely not ideal. Well, if you have FN-INK™ Extender Base on your shelf, you’ll be a-okay. Extender base is a great ink to make your ink go further. But that’s not all the extender base can do. Want to make a vintage print? You can use an extender base to make it happen. Looking to add tonal effects to a design? Grab that extender base. The creative possibilities with an extender base are limitless. As with any new ink, it’s good to know the ins and outs of it before using the ink in production. Let’s dive in.
Take Control of Thick Inks with FN-INK™ Curable Reducer  | Screenprinting.com

Take Control of Thick Inks with FN-INK™ Curable Reducer

Jacelyn Wedman
If you’ve worked with thick inks, you know it can be hard to print enough ink through the screen to get a decent print. Sometimes, modulating the ink only goes so far. You’ll need to reduce the viscosity of the ink. If this sounds like an issue you have, try FN-INK™ Curable Reducer. You’ll be able to print those thick inks with no problem.
Fountain Prints  | Screenprinting.com

How to Get the Best Fountain Prints

Jacelyn Wedman
Fountain prints are a great way to get a little creative with your inks. You can make a personalized, unique design without using multiple screens. The great thing about fountain printing is that no two shirts are the same, but if your process is dialed in, fountain prints can be repeated for print runs or just done for one shirt. How do you make these prints really stand out? In the video, print enthusiast Josh Wells shows you how it’s done.
A Beginner's Guide to Wet-on-Wet Printing  | Screenprinting.com

A Beginner's Guide to Wet-on-Wet Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
Wet-on-wet printing can save printers a ton of time since they do not have to wait on the flash. However, wet-on-wet printing is a technique that isn’t mastered overnight. You have to know how to do it, and that means practicing. Want to dip your toes into the world of wet-on-wet printing? Here’s a crash course on printing wet-on-wet directly to t-shirt fabric.
The Lowdown on Low Cure Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

The Lowdown on Low Cure Plastisol Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Been looking at FN-INK™? Did you just get it? You probably have a million questions about the plastisol ink: what’s different, best practices for using it, and more. Well, fasten your seatbelts folks. We’re going to guide you through everything you need to know about using FN-INK™. 
How to Ensure Plastisol Ink is Ready for Production  | Screenprinting.com

How to Ensure Plastisol Ink is Ready for Production

Jacelyn Wedman

Plastisol ink is a popular ink choice. From beginner to auto shops, plastisol ink is a game changer. But do you know when it’s really ready to use? Do you find yourself pulling out a glob of ink thick enough to rival cement? Here’s how to be sure it’s ready for production. 

How to Screen Print on Polyester with a Blocker Base  | Screenprinting.com

How to Screen Print on Polyester with a Blocker Base

Jacelyn Wedman
Take a stand against dye migration with FN-INK™ Barrier Black. It’s a specially made ink designed to stop dye migration on polyester garments from the ground up. Print guru Josh Wells walks you through the entire print process—from art creation to cure—to give you a leg up when using Barrier Black.
What is Color Shift and Why Does it Change the Color of Inks?  | Screenprinting.com

What is Color Shift and Why Does it Change the Color of Inks?

Jacelyn Wedman

Have you ever printed a color, checked the print, and noticed it turned out different than you expected? That is called color shift. It will happen with every ink you print. Depending on a few key factors, you can end up with one color looking completely different than you anticipated.

Let's look at the different variables at play and show you how to make adjustments to deal with color shift both before you print and on press.

The Advantages of Printing with Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

The Advantages of Printing with Plastisol Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Print shops all over the world debate whether water-based ink or plastisol ink is the better option. There are advantages and drawbacks to both types of ink. The ink you choose to print with depends on your shop setup and goals for your prints. Let’s talk about the advantages of printing with plastisol ink.