How Cutting Out the Middleman Led to Aerogant Printing Company

How Cutting Out the Middleman Led to Aerogant Printing Company

Jacelyn Wedman
Every screen printer starts his or her journey differently. Some start out of a need to make an income, others use screen printing as a hobby. Jerome Haygood, owner of Aerogant Printing Company in Columbus, Ohio, started his screen printing shop in order to cut out the middleman. While he began printing solely for his streetwear brand, his business exploded when he expanded his services to print for clients.
Should DIY Screen Printers Get a Riley Hopkins 150 Press or a DIY Press?

Should DIY Screen Printers Get a Riley Hopkins 150 Press or a DIY Press?

Jacelyn Wedman
If you’re just starting your screen printing journey, you might be a little overwhelmed. With the sheer amount of equipment options available, there’s a lot to decide. Choosing which press to buy is the first and most important step of getting started. But which press should you buy? Let’s compare two beginner presses: the DIY press and the Riley Hopkins 150.
the base of a 150 press with a win press in the background

How Avila Design Co. Hustles for Success

Jacelyn Wedman
If there’s one motto in the screen printing business, it’s “the hustle is real.” Many screen printers work seven days a week, operating shops in spare rooms, garages, and basements. If it’s your passion, the grind is worth it. With a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, your print shop grows and evolves. That’s what happened to Joey Avila, owner of Avila Design Co. His business in Fort Wayne, Indiana, took off with some help from a friend and his constant hustling.
Why & How Riley Hopkins Screen Printing Presses are Locally Manufactured

Why & How Riley Hopkins Screen Printing Presses are Locally Manufactured

Jacelyn Wedman
Riley Hopkins presses have jumpstarted thousands of printers' careers. Considered top tier for manual screen printing equipment, a Riley Hopkins press is built to last. All presses are built on-demand in Vancouver, WA. But how do you build a press by hand? Is it really better? Production Manager Tim Alden walks through the process of constructing a Riley Hopkins press and shares the benefits of investing in hand-built presses.
The Race Starts Here With an Equipment Only Package

The Race Starts Here With an Equipment Only Package

Jacelyn Wedman
Sometimes it’s best to start with the basics. If you like the freedom of choosing your own supplies but don’t want the hassle of picking big-ticket items, or you’re not sure what to buy for your shop, check out the equipment only packages. In just a couple of clicks, you’ll be ready to go. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to upgrade, do it with the right equipment. 
riley 300 press in symmetree's shop

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...
How to Get the Perfect Pocket Print Placement on Press

How to Get the Perfect Pocket Print Placement on Press

Sage Larson
Placing pocket prints or left chest prints perfectly on a shirt is tough. You don't want the print to end up in the armpit or on the neckline of the shirt. Jonathan Overmyer from Golden Press Studio has shared his process of placing pocket prints on press. Check out their video to learn one of the many ways you can ace this print.
shirt on press in a shop

A Checklist for Equipment and Supplies Needed to Start Up a Screen Print Shop

Sage Larson
Ready to start screen printing? It's a big jump, but it's so worth it. To build your shop, you will need to obtain some equipment and supplies. Our Sales and Success Team put together a handy check list of everything you should consider investing in your future shop.
glow print that says hot

Helpful Tips When Printing Glow Inks

Sage Larson
Did you know that the intensity of the glow is tied to the brightness of the color behind it? Screen printing aficionado Ronald Peters demonstrates how the ink color will affect the results of the glow. 
shirt with a tiger on it next to a man swinging a flash dryer over a platen

The Tools Needed for Oversized Prints

Sage Larson
Oversized prints are bold, loud, and eye-catching. Oversized prints are a cool way to show off a brand or artistic talent. To execute oversized prints, you need the right set of tools. Our latest video by Golden Press Studio goes over what tools and equipment you need to effectively pull off oversized prints.
the inside of a print shop

Stark Screen Printing's Recipe for Success — Hard Work, Quality Product, Best Customer Service

Sage Larson

When Daniela Murphy’s husband called her back in November 2017 as she sat in the break room of Kohls, he had one question for her. Would it be okay if he bought some screen printing equipment off of Craigslist? 

Screen printing had always been a passion of his and he wanted to pursue it in his free time. Daniela, having no experience with screen printing, just said sure. 

Little did she know that their decision would lead to her new career.

Four Ways to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a Black Shirt

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.