Preparing Art and Screen Printing CMYK with Water-Based Inks  | Screenprinting.com

Preparing Art and Screen Printing CMYK with Water-Based Inks

Jacelyn Wedman
Have you ever wanted to screen print CMYK, but didn't know where to start? Here's a crash course. In the video, print expert Colin Huggins shows you how to do CMYK color separation in Photoshop and how to screen print a photo in CMYK using water-based inks.
Best Practices for Screen Printing Water-Based Ink on Black Posters  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices for Screen Printing Water-Based Ink on Black Posters

Jacelyn Wedman
Printing posters are a great way to test out prints and get your work past the t-shirt industry. With the proper technique and a little bit of patience, you can print great looking posters without needing an advanced print shop setup. Cory Romeiser, art director at Golden Press Studio, decided to dip his toes into poster printing. He printed a two-color design on black poster (something he’s never done before). 
How to Prepare A Screen For Water-Based Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Prepare A Screen For Water-Based Printing

Jacelyn Wedman

Prepping a screen for water-based inks can be a little more tricky than plastisol. The print deposit is thinner, the ink dries on the screen over time, and the ink can potentially break down emulsion faster than plastisol ink would. Because of this, you need a good screen to get a good print. Let’s go through the process of making a screen so you’re prepared for your next water-based job. 

How to Start Water-Based Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Start Water-Based Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
Water-based ink is becoming more and more popular. With more shops turning to greener methods, printing with water-based ink can be nicer on the environment and your health. Many printers believe that water-based printing is more challenging than printing with plastisol. If you step into it the right way, water-based printing can actually be easier and save you time and money. 
What is the Purpose of Emulsion Hardener?  | Screenprinting.com

What is the Purpose of Emulsion Hardener?

Sage Larson
Ever had a stencil break down during production? It sucks. Unless you have backup screens ready, production will come to a halt. Your time is valuable. For jobs that need tougher screens, use emulsion hardener to save you time and money.
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.
What Screen Printers Can Accomplish with a Heat Press and Teflon Sheets  | Screenprinting.com

What Screen Printers Can Accomplish with a Heat Press and Heat Resistant Non-Stick Sheets

Sage Larson
Every screen printer should have a heat press and teflon sheets. Not only will you be able to offer vinyl and foil as a service, you’ll be able to use the heat press and teflon to smooth out prints. Let’s dive into the uses of teflon sheets and heat presses as well as exploring insider tips. 
Is Water Based Printing Right For You?  | Screenprinting.com

Is Water Based Printing Right For You?

Sage Larson
Intrigued by water-based inks? Water-based inks are great because they feel so soft on the garment and simple to print basic jobs, but it becomes challenging when printing complex art and it requires more legwork. Whether you’re ready for a new challenge or you received a request from a customer, printing with water-based inks is a whole new ball game compared to printing plastisol inks. Ink master Colin Huggins has shared helpful knowledge you need to know about water-based printing to help you decide if it’s right for you.
How to Print Your Own Custom Boxes  | Screenprinting.com

How to Print Your Own Custom Boxes

Sage Larson
Why bother customizing the boxes you ship garments in? It's actually a small, but significant way to stand out from the crowd and look incredibly professional. That package is the customer's first impression of your business, why not make it a good one? Luckily, it's fairly easy to print on cardboard boxes. Rogue Lab Owner Lee Stuart breaks down every step of the process — from creating the artwork to curing the ink — so you can customize your own boxes effortlessly. 
How to Get the Perfect Pocket Print Placement on Press  | Screenprinting.com

How to Get the Perfect Pocket Print Placement on Press

Sage Larson
Placing pocket prints or left chest prints perfectly on a shirt is tough. You don't want the print to end up in the armpit or on the neckline of the shirt. Jonathan Overmyer from Golden Press Studio has shared his process of placing pocket prints on press. Check out their video to learn one of the many ways you can ace this print.
A Checklist for Equipment and Supplies Needed to Start Up a Screen Print Shop  | Screenprinting.com

A Checklist for Equipment and Supplies Needed to Start Up a Screen Print Shop

Sage Larson
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.
How to Achieve Matte or Glossy Prints  | Screenprinting.com

How to Achieve Matte or Glossy Prints

Sage Larson
Wondering how to adjust the final looks of the ink? (Is it too shiny? Want it to look dull? Or is it dull and you want it to look shiny?) Let's look into it.