From Learning to Leading in the Ever Evolving Screen Printing Industry  | Screenprinting.com

From Learning to Leading with Jesse Poteet

Guest Author
Meet Jesse Poteet, the cool and creative mind behind Alpine Apparel Co and Startup Screen Printing. Jesse’s the real deal - full of integrity and armed with a genuine passion for teaching the art of screen printing. Every time we connect with him, his down-to-earth vibe shines through and we’re so stoked to highlight him. Read his guest blog for more!
Everything Screen Printers Need to Know about Water-Based Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Everything Screen Printers Need to Know about Water-Based Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
There’s a lot to know when it comes to printing with water-based ink. From darkroom setup to printing and curing, all the way to cleaning up, there’s lots to absorb about the water-based printing process. But before you pull your hair out, take a minute and read through this blog. We’ve compiled everything you need to know about water-based ink, so you can get started on the right foot.
Best Practices when Printing Multi-Color Posters with Water-Based Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices when Printing Multi-Color Posters with Water-Based Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Ever looked around at your walls and thought “This could use some pizzazz?” Screen printing professional Jamie is with you. The walls of her print studio were bland and boring. Why not print some posters to liven things up? Printing on posters takes a little bit of a different skill set than printing on t-shirts. You’ll need different squeegees, a different platen setup, and a unique curing method.
How to Create & Screen Print QR Codes on Garments  | Screenprinting.com

How to Create & Screen Print QR Codes on Garments

Jacelyn Wedman
Quick Response codes, or QR codes, are everywhere. You sit down at a restaurant and to read the menu, you have to scan a QR code. You walk through a trade show, stop by a booth with stellar equipment, and to get that show discount, you gotta scan a QR code. You’re picking up a new couch you found on Facebook Marketplace. To Venmo the seller, they bring up the QR code for their account so you can scan it and easily reimburse them. 
A Guide to Screen Printing T-Shirts  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to 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.  

A Checklist of Equipment & Supplies Needed to Start Screen Print Shop  | Screenprinting.com

A Checklist of Equipment & Supplies Needed to Start 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.
What Is Water Based Ink in Screen Printing?  | Screenprinting.com

What Is Water Based Ink in Screen Printing?

Jacelyn Wedman

 

What is water-based ink? What makes it a desirable ink for screen printers? The basic answer is that water-based ink uses water as a base. Seems pretty self-explanatory, right? There’s a lot more to know about water-based ink than just the base itself. Let’s dive in and talk about what water-based ink is and how printers can get the most out of it. 

Do More with Water Based Ink Using 3 New Specialty Additives  | Screenprinting.com

Do More with Water Based Ink Using 3 New Specialty Additives

Jacelyn Wedman
Green Galaxy Water-Based inks are sustainable, friendly to the printer and planet, and economically priced. There are tons of options for specialty printing with these High-Solids acrylics (HSA) inks: puffgoldsilver, and more. Starting now, there are even more printers that can do with Green Galaxy inks. Make ink keep vibrancy, stretch further and stay wet on press longer with three new specialty additives. 
The Best Way to Register Water-Based and Plastisol Screen Prints  | Screenprinting.com

The Best Way to Register Water-Based and Plastisol Screen Prints

Jacelyn Wedman
Registering a print is a vital piece of the screen printing process. Printers need to make sure that all screens align with each other and have the proper placement on a shirt. Let’s take a look at properly registering single and multicolor prints with plastisol and water-based ink.
How to Achieve Matte or Glossy Screen Prints  | Screenprinting.com

How to Achieve Matte or Glossy Screen Prints

Sage Larson
Ink has the ability to look matte or glossy. Sometimes, a print will come out of the dryer looking glossier than expected, or more matte than you’re looking for. Wondering how to adjust the final looks of the ink? Let's look into it.
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!

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.