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 […]

 

Discharge Ink and Discharge Screen Printing: How It Works  | Screenprinting.com

Discharge Ink and Discharge Screen Printing: How It Works

Ryonet Collaborator

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 […]

 

How I Went Green  | Screenprinting.com

How I Went Green

Ryonet Collaborator

To me, some things are more important than making the absolute most amount of money I can make every day. Issues like producing high quality and protecting my employees from contaminants that cause health issues are higher priorities for me than squeezing out every penny. When you walk into a lot of print shops, they’re […]

 

Fall In Love with Interstellar  | Screenprinting.com

Fall In Love with Interstellar

Ryan Moor

“Sometimes the simplest designs can come to life by simply knowing what is possible when you combine the right products and understand the process of how to bring your vision to life.” The Challenge Every once in a while my wife wrangles me into doing some screen printing work for her hand crafted brand Stitches […]

 

A Whole New World of Four Color Process  | Screenprinting.com

A Whole New World of Four Color Process

Ryan Moor

Stop! Now imagine the theme song from Space Odyssey 2001! Hear it? Good. Now you’re ready for the drop of our new Green Galaxy Water Based HSA Aurora Force 4 Color Process inks! Also known as AF4. Four colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and blacK (CMYK) that will bring more than a whole new spectrum of color […]

 

The Real Reason Ryonet Cares So Much About Green Products (And It Isn’t What You Think)  | Screenprinting.com

The Real Reason Ryonet Cares So Much About Green Products (And It Isn’t What You Think)

Ryan Moor

There’s been a lot of talk over the past few years about taking on greener practices and a call to be more aware of the screen printing industry’s often negative impact on the environment. At Ryonet, we’ve been quick to adopt these mindsets and have taken a strong stance in the market as a developer […]

 

How To Set Up Your Press For Water Based Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How To Set Up Your Press For Water Based Printing

Ryonet Collaborator

Setting up your press for water based printing shouldn’t be too hard, as the process isn’t too terribly different from printing with plastisol ink. The devil is in the details though. You’ll need to make some adjustments to your supplies, off contact and tilt, and overall setup to accommodate for the minor differences in the […]

 

Tricks For Screen Printing On Non-Cotton Garments With Water Based Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Tricks For Screen Printing On Non-Cotton Garments With Water Based Ink

Ryonet Collaborator

Screen printing on non-cotton fibers is difficult no matter what kind of ink you’re using. But with water based ink it gets particularly tricky. Here are a few non-cotton garment types you might encounter and how best to approach them with water based printing. Screen Printing on Tri-Blends: A tri-blend garment will act more like […]

 

How To Sell More Water Based Prints To Your Customers  | Screenprinting.com

How To Sell More Water Based Prints To Your Customers

Ryonet Collaborator

Okay. You’re convinced. Water based ink is softer and easier to print with and allows for more eco-friendly cleanup and habits. Not to mention the varied printing possibilities newer HSA water based inks provide printers for learning the procedure of how to sell water based prints. Now, how do you go about selling water based […]

 

Stepping Slowly Into Water Based Printing  | Screenprinting.com

Stepping Slowly Into Water Based Printing

Ryonet Collaborator

Starting water based printing isn’t as hard as you think. Yes, really. “I’ve been printing with water based inks since 2008 and have helped hundreds of printers successfully transition. If you step into it the right way, water based screen printing can actually be easier and save you more time and money than printing plastisol. […]

 

How To Get The Best Water Based Print On Low Quality Cotton Shirts  | Screenprinting.com

How To Get The Best Water Based Print On Low Quality Cotton Shirts

Ryonet Collaborator

Garment selection is much more important when printing with water based ink, than in plastisol printing. Since water based inks are traditionally a little thinner, they do not cover fabric as well as a thicker ink, like plastisol, does. When you are printing with high quality garments, like 100% combed and ring-spun cotton, this won’t […]

 

[Infographic] How to Print Water Based Ink On Athletic Garments  | Screenprinting.com

[Infographic] How to Print Water Based Ink On Athletic Garments

Ryonet Collaborator

Imagine this: You’re a water based only screen printing shop. A customer walks in through the door, carrying cash in hand and says he wants to order 600 two color back print t-shirts. You say sure, give him your prices, and ask him what kind of shirts he wants to print on. He says he […]