Why Salt & Pine Co. Prefers to Print with Plastisol Ink rather than Water-Based  | Screenprinting.com

Why Salt & Pine Co. Prefers to Print with Plastisol Ink rather than Water-Based

Jacelyn Wedman
A handful of screen printers start out using water-based ink. For some hobbyists and DIY printers, it’s a more forgiving ink to learn the ropes with (for some, others find plastisol easier). If you make a mistake, you can wash it out. But water-based ink does have its drawbacks if you don’t have the proper tools. Sometimes, making the switch to plastisol ink is worth it. Amanda Dunigan, creator of Salt & Pine Co., shares her experience when she switched from water-based to plastisol ink. 
Unlock Any Color with the FN-INK™ Plastisol Ink Mixing System  | Screenprinting.com

Unlock Any Color with the FN-INK™ Plastisol Ink Mixing System

Sage Larson

Do you have FN-INK™ on your shelves? If you do, you’re looking at an ink mixing system. 

That’s right. The classic line of FN-INK™ now doubles as a mixing system. 

What is an Ink Mixing System?  | Screenprinting.com

What is an Ink Mixing System?

Jacelyn Wedman
If you’re just starting out screen printing, learning the ins and outs of the industry can be overwhelming. Sometimes it’s good to take a step back and cover the fundamentals. Print expert Colin Huggins talks us through a crucial aspect of screen printing: mixing ink colors with a mixing system. 
Printing with Plastisol vs. Water Based Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Printing with Plastisol vs. Water Based Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printers debate which is better: plastisol or water-based ink. Some printers start out with plastisol ink, while others opt to jump right into water-based printing. But how are they different? Why would you use one over the other? Ink master Colin Huggins lays out the differences and nuances to printing each type of ink. You’ll be able to decide which ink is best for your shop.
Research Suggests that FN-INK™ is the Most Opaque Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Research Suggests that FN-INK™ is the Most Opaque Plastisol Ink

Sage Larson
When 12-year-old Lucy Wisnasky was assigned to do a science project, she knew she wanted to do an experiment related to screen printing. Her parents own Shirts Galore & More, a print shop where Lucy has uncovered her passion for screen printing. Why not perform an experiment that's interesting to her and potentially improve an aspect of their business?
The Easiest Way to Make a Print Pop on a White Shirt  | Screenprinting.com

The Easiest Way to Make a Print Pop on a White Shirt

Sage Larson
Golden Press Studio turns up the heat with a multicolor, Miami Vice-themed print for a tattoo shop. Needing to print a two-color pocket, four-color back, and one-color sleeve, the shop takes on the challenge to make this bodacious print. Watch the team burn the screens, register, print, and cure to make a vibrant, vibin' print. All done with standard FN-INK™ colors. 
Helpful Tips When Printing Glow Inks  | Screenprinting.com

Helpful Tips When Printing Glow Inks

Sage Larson
Did you know that the intensity of the glow is tied to the brightness of the color behind it? Screen printing aficionado Ronald Peters demonstrates how the ink color will affect the results of the glow. 
How to Create a 5 Color Print Using 3 Colors  | Screenprinting.com

How to Create a 5 Color Print Using 3 Colors

Sage Larson
There may be a time when a customer requests a multicolor print that requires more colors than your press can handle. Luckily, you have a few tricks you can do to make it work. Screen printing expert Colin Huggins will walk through creating the artwork for the print and how to set it up on press.
How to Screen Print Wet on Wet Halftones and Color Blends for a Vintage Look  | Screenprinting.com

How to Screen Print Wet on Wet Halftones and Color Blends for a Vintage Look

Sage Larson
Remember when expert Colin Huggins showed how to create halftones and blends in Adobe Illustrator? Now he's printing that design. Watch to learn how to print wet-on-wet halftones and blends, tips to get the best colors and blends, and how shirt colors affect the look of the print.
Four Ways to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a Black Shirt  | Screenprinting.com

Four Ways to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a Black Shirt

Sage Larson
Printing black plastisol ink on a black shirt — trendy, right? As with everything in screen printing, there are multiple ways to achieve this goal. From using a puff base to printing with clear base to curing at higher and lower temperatures, printers can offer a variety of effects and looks to their customers. Let's take a look to see how each technique turns out so you can decide what's best for your next print job.
How to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a White Garment  | Screenprinting.com

How to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a White Garment

Sage Larson
We learned about printing white plastisol ink on a black shirt, but what about black plastisol ink on a white shirt? In our latest video, expert Colin Huggins explores the nuances of printing black plastisol ink on light-colored garments.
How to Register on the Riley Hopkins 250 Press with Tilt Micros  | Screenprinting.com

How to Register on the Riley Hopkins 250 Press with Tilt Micros

Sage Larson
Got your brand new Riley Hopkins 250 Press, but not quite sure how to register it? In our latest video, expert Colin Huggins goes through each step of the registration process by using the four-color design he created in the video about creating a white base in Illustrator. He offers a ton of helpful tips to ensure your print job stays in place. Watch and learn!