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!

Why Screen Printers Should Use a Filtration System  | Screenprinting.com

Why Screen Printers Should Use a Filtration System

Sage Larson
If you have ever had to pay for a drain cleaning service or plumber to come to your shop to unclog your drain, you already know why you should be using a filtration system underneath your washout boothFiltration systems keep solids from washing down the drain, clogging up your pipes, and creating a lot of stress for you. Let’s go over why printers need a filtration system and how to use it. 
A 5-Step Guide to Separating Spot Colors in Adobe Illustrator  | Screenprinting.com

A 5-Step Guide to Separating Spot Colors in Adobe Illustrator

Jacelyn Wedman
For some screen printers, using Illustrator to separate colors can be overwhelming at times. Luckily, the main roadblock people run into is over-thinking the process. In this video, Luke Ryerkerk shows a simple way to separate a design using some key tools in Illustrator.
Your Brand Starts Here with the Riley Hopkins 150 Press  | Screenprinting.com

Your Brand Starts Here with the Riley Hopkins 150 Press

Sage Larson
Ready to start your own clothing brand? No matter what position you're in, the Riley Hopkins 150 Press will help you start your brand — and that's just the beginning. Let's learn how the press can expand your brand, your shop, or your business without costing you an arm and a leg. 
A How to for 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.  

How to Choose the Right Mesh Count for the Job  | Screenprinting.com

How to Choose the Right Mesh Count for the Job

Jacelyn Wedman
When you look at all the different mesh counts of screens, do you feel overwhelmed? How do you know which mesh count to choose? They range as low as 38 to as high as 400! There’s gotta be a reason for it all, right? There is a reason. Mesh count matters a lot. Each serves a different purpose. Let’s look at the factors that determine which mesh count you’ll need to get the best final look. 
3 Simple Steps to Recycle Film and Reduce Plastic Waste  | Screenprinting.com

3 Simple Steps to Recycle Film and Reduce Plastic Waste

Jacelyn Wedman
Single-use plastic is wasteful. Every year, more and more plastic ends up in landfills, waterways, oceans, and even our bodies. It’s almost impossible to get away from single-use plastic in the 21st century. So what can screen printers do about it? Here’s one way to do your part: recycle used film.
What is RIP Software and Why do I Need it?  | Screenprinting.com

What is RIP Software and Why do I Need it?

Jacelyn Wedman
You’ve probably heard about ImagePrint R.E.D. by now. It’s a separation software that works with any printer and can streamline your design process. So why do you need it? What is rip software? Let’s dive in.
3 Ways to Screen Print Numbers on Jerseys  | Screenprinting.com

3 Ways to Screen Print Numbers on Jerseys

Jacelyn Wedman

Summer is just around the corner. You know what that means? Summer sports. Team sports offer screen printers a unique opportunity to develop a real niche in athletic printing. Landing repeat business means getting a consistent print that players and fans feel great about wearing. 

How do you do it? Printing expert Colin Huggins explains three methods to apply numbers to a jersey.

Jumpstart Your Shop with a Riley Hopkins Semi-Pro Screen Printing Kit  | Screenprinting.com

Jumpstart Your Shop with a Riley Hopkins 250 Screen Printing Kit

Jacelyn Wedman
Have you been dreaming about getting into screen printing? Well, there is no time like the present to turn your aspirations into reality. In order to start cranking out those shirts, you need some good equipment under your belt. For aspiring screen printers with big dreams, check out one of the Riley Hopkins 250 kits. With three different kits to choose from, you’ll find the perfect setup for your needs. Let’s look into the kits so you can decide and get to printing shirts in no time.
Make Your Mark with the Entrepreneur Screen Printing Shop Package  | Screenprinting.com

Make Your Mark with the Entrepreneur Screen Printing Shop Package

Sage Larson
Imagine working for yourself. You set the hours, determine what's the quality standard, choose who you want to print for — you're the boss. Make your mark with the Entrepreneur Screen Printing Shop Package. Providing all essential equipment and supplies, the package helps get your business up and running with less hassle. 
Tips for Screen Printing Over Buttons and Zippers  | Screenprinting.com

Tips for Screen Printing Over Buttons and Zippers

Sage Larson
The first time you try to print over polos, flannels, dress shirts, and the dreaded zipper hoodie, you might notice a few issues. As you pull the squeegee across the screen and approach the button or zipper, the screen will ride up on top of it, leaving a mass of ink around the zipper or button. In the end, it turns out to be a messy print. Printing on garments with buttons or zippers can be difficult. With a little effort and the right tools, it’s possible to do it right.