Let’s face it. Screen printing is dirty, messy, and toxic at times. From the chemicals, garment manufacturers, chemical waste, to water pollution, screen printing has a long road ahead to becoming eco-friendly. Implementing greener practices seems challenging and expensive, but that’s not the case.
Our choices matter. Let’s look at ways screen printers can implement environmentally friendly products and processes in their shops.
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.
Face masks aren't going away. Businesses are buying them for their employees. Citizens are wearing them when they run errands. Face masks are a way people can contribute to protecting others, slowing the spread, and flattening the curve. As the demand for face masks rises, so will the need for personalization on the face masks. In our latest video, CVO Ryan Moor shows how to tackle screen printing on cloth face masks.
When you receive a box in the mail and it has the company’s logo printed onto it, the package just feels a little extra, doesn’t it? However it was done, the company reached for that extra step and your order came in a branded, personalized box that looks much snazzier than a plain one. So, why shouldn’t […]
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, […]
If you’ve been reading our blog lately, you’ve probably read a few posts extolling the virtues of water-based inks. Products that are water-based are water-soluble—making them easier to clean up, and friendlier to the environment. But inks aren’t the only water-based printing product from which you can benefit. Did you know that Ryonet offers a […]
So, what is the deal with plastisol versus water based ink? Ink is one of the most used products when you are screen printing. For a long time plastisol inks were the most common choice since water based inks were more difficult to use. Plastisol served printers well and created some rad designs. But this […]
With consumers demanding the softer feel of water base prints, the time is now to take the leap. Two apparel trends, which have been evolving over the past decade, have been changing screen printer’s choice of ink. Performancewear has increased in popularity because it’s comfortable to wear; wicks moisture away from the body; and, in […]
Water base discharge inks: Discharge ink printing can be a valuable addition to your operation. Discharge ink is not a use-it-and-forget-it product. Discharge printing comes with safety precautions, issues with finished goods and procedures for a healthy shop environment. These issues are not that difficult to deal with and cannot be ignored. Be prepared to […]