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 Semi-Pro 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 Semi-Pro 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.
Shift Your Shop into Overdrive with the Riley Hopkins 300 Press  | Screenprinting.com

Shift Your Shop into Overdrive with the Riley Hopkins 300 Press

Sage Larson
With more than 30 years of developing high-quality, affordable presses, the Riley Hopkins brand has sold the most manual presses in screen printin...
Four Ways to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a Black Shirt  | Screenprinting.com

Four Ways to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a Black Shirt

Sage Larson
Printing black plastisol ink on a black shirt — trendy, right? As with everything in screen printing, there are multiple ways to achieve this goal. From using a puff base to printing with clear base to curing at higher and lower temperatures, printers can offer a variety of effects and looks to their customers. Let's take a look to see how each technique turns out so you can decide what's best for your next print job.
How To Dial In Exposure Times Using An Exposure Calculator  | Screenprinting.com

How To Dial In Exposure Times Using An Exposure Calculator

Sage Larson
Figuring out exposure times is one of the most difficult tasks in screen printing. Questions about exposing appear every day in Facebook screen printing groups like Rogue Printers, in our DMs, and calls in to our experts. If you're struggling, you're not alone. The best thing you can do is invest in a 21-Step Exposure Calculator. How does it work? Let's dive in.
Disposing of Hazardous Screen Print Shop Waste  | Screenprinting.com

Disposing of Hazardous Screen Print Shop Waste

Sage Larson
The screen printing process creates waste, particularly in the form of inks, emulsions, and the chemicals used to clean them off screens and tools. Some of this waste is hazardous. As awareness of environmental and safety concerns continue to grow, so does the importance of having a plan for properly disposing of it.
Tips for Printing on 50/50 Garments with a DTG Printer  | Screenprinting.com

Tips for Printing on 50/50 Garments with a DTG Printer

Luke Ryerkerk
After learning how to DTG print on 100% cotton garments, it's now time to learn how to Direct-To-Garment print on 50/50 garments (50% polyester, 50% cotton). Learn the ins and outs from DTG expert Luke Ryerkerk so you can crush your next print job.
How to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a White Garment  | Screenprinting.com

How to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a White Garment

Sage Larson
We learned about printing white plastisol ink on a black shirt, but what about black plastisol ink on a white shirt? In our latest video, expert Colin Huggins explores the nuances of printing black plastisol ink on light-colored garments.
How to Register on the Riley Hopkins 250 Press with Tilt Micros  | Screenprinting.com

How to Register on the Riley Hopkins 250 Press with Tilt Micros

Sage Larson
Got your brand new Riley Hopkins 250 Press, but not quite sure how to register it? In our latest video, expert Colin Huggins goes through each step of the registration process by using the four-color design he created in the video about creating a white base in Illustrator. He offers a ton of helpful tips to ensure your print job stays in place. Watch and learn!