How to Do Eco-Friendly Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Do Eco-Friendly Screen Printing

Sage Larson

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. 

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!

Mesh Count and You  | Screenprinting.com

Mesh Count and You

Sage Larson

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. 

A How to for Screen Printing T-Shirts  | Screenprinting.com

A How to for 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.  

Three Tips for Selling Face Masks  | Screenprinting.com

Three Tips for Selling Face Masks

Ryan Moor
The face mask demand changes daily. More screen printing shops and promotional products distributors are starting to sell masks. Stay ahead of your competition. Here are three simple tips to help you be successful in the mask game.
How to Screen Print on Face Masks  | Screenprinting.com

How to Screen Print on Face Masks

Sage Larson

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. 

Make Your Own Face Mask Platen  | Screenprinting.com

Make Your Own Face Mask Platen

Sage Larson
Face masks are booming right now. To cater to the current market, printers are offering face masks, giving the option to personalize them. While fulfilling face mask orders does help sustain a business, it won't completely replace the revenue other print jobs had brought it. If your business is printing on masks, but doesn't have the funds for a fancy face mask platen, Adam Funderburg of Brainless Tees created a DIY face mask platen and explains how to build the platen in their video. 
Screen Printing on Your Business Boxes  | Screenprinting.com

Screen Printing on Your Business Boxes

Kaitlyn Ingram

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 […]

 

Which White is the Right White?  | Screenprinting.com

Which White is the Right White?

Kaitlyn Ingram

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, […]

 

The Benefits of Water-Based Pallet Adhesive  | Screenprinting.com

The Benefits of Water-Based Pallet Adhesive

Kaitlyn Ingram

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 […]

 

Plastisol Ink vs. Water Based Ink: What’s Different?  | Screenprinting.com

Plastisol Ink vs. Water Based Ink: What’s Different?

Kaitlyn Ingram

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 […]

The Evolution of High Solids Acrylic Ink  | Screenprinting.com

The Evolution of High Solids Acrylic Ink

Ryonet Collaborator

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 […]