Tips and Tricks for Using a Water-Based Pallet Adhesive  | Screenprinting.com

Tips and Tricks for Using a Water-Based Pallet Adhesive

Josh Valencia
Decided you're ready to kick the aerosol can? Don't blame you. Who wants to inhale chemicals from a spray adhesive? Plus, a spray adhesive gets everywhere — you, your glasses (if you wear them), your press, the ground. Spray adhesive is just not worth it. If you're ready to make a switch, learn the ins and outs of using a  water-based pallet adhesive
Screen Printing Magic for the 'Wizard of Oz' at McDaniel High  | Screenprinting.com

Screen Printing Magic for the 'Wizard of Oz' at McDaniel High

Jamie Leinbach
As a parent and Ryonet employee, my life often revolves around two vibrant worlds; family and screen printing. These realms beautifully intersected recently with 'Wizard of Oz the Musical,' performed by the talented students of McDaniel High School in NE Portland, Oregon. As a screen printer and Remarketer at Ryonet, I'm lucky to have access to state-of-the-art printing equipment, which was exactly what the kids at McDaniel High School needed to pull off one of their most successful fundraisers.
Screen Printing Meets Community Cause with 'Run For The Hungry'  | Screenprinting.com

Screen Printing Meets Community Cause with 'Run For The Hungry'

Jamie Leinbach
When the opportunity to collaborate with Gateway Church on their “Run for the Hungry" event came knocking at Ryonet's door, we couldn't wait to roll up our sleeves. Tasked with creating custom long sleeve shirts for the event, we found ourselves fueled by the initiative's noble cause, as highlighted on Gateway's Missions and Outreach website.
Pressing Forward with Boyd Creative's Transformation to Automatic Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

Boyd Creative's Print Shop Transformation and the Automatic Advantage

Guest Author
Since we last interviewed Boyd Creative six months ago, they have gained 10x the square footage in their new commercial space with a ROQ automatic and accessory equipment. They could barely keep up with orders and had to either upgrade their manual to a Riley Hopkins 300 8x6 or transition to a more extensive shop with an automatic press. In this blog,  Boyd Creative Print Shop pulls back the curtain on that process to share their fresh perspective on how to put plans in place for success as you scale up. 
Graphics Pro Expo 2023: Here’s What You Missed  | Screenprinting.com

Graphics Pro Expo 2023: Here’s What You Missed

Jacelyn Wedman

Imagine this: you walk into a conference center in Portland, Oregon, finding yourself surrounded by creative entrepreneurs just like you. On your left, a stunning print on a t-shirt catches your eye. That can’t be screen printed, can it? You walk over to check it out. A team member hosting the booth walks over to chat with you. It’s Mark, the sales rep you’ve spoken to dozens of times on the phone. You’re finally getting to meet him in person. You chat for a while, and Mark finds a shirt in your size of that amazing design you were admiring. 

But did you imagine it at all? Nope, it was real! And it happened just a week ago, at Graphics Pro Expo (GPX) 2023. Here’s the scoop on the trade show.

Top 3 Reasons to Visit the ROQ.US & Ryonet Booth #101 at Graphics Pro Expo in Portland, OR  | Screenprinting.com

Top 3 Reasons to Visit the ROQ.US & Ryonet Booth #101 at Graphics Pro Expo in Portland, OR

Guest Author
The Graphics Pro Expo in Portland, OR, starts next week (July 19-20th, 2023) and we’re here to give You three of the many reasons You should come by the ROQ.US x Ryonet Booth #101 this year!
Should You Go Auto or Hire Another Printer?  | Screenprinting.com

Should You Go Auto or Hire Another Printer?

Jacelyn Wedman

Boxes of shirts are stacked from the floor to the ceiling. You’re covered with pallet adhesive and ink. Your wrists ache with pain, your legs are numb, fingers are stiff. You pause, staring at the 716th shirt you printed that day. You stare at the stack of t-shirts behind the press, printing 1,500 to be exact. The clock reads 11:17 PM. This order is due tomorrow. You look down and sigh, staring at your cracked, callous hands. This is the 12th time you’ve had to work late to finish a high-volume order this month. You can’t take it anymore. Something has got to change.

So, you, the printer, have two options. Hire another printer or go auto. But which should you do? Let’s explore these options so you can decide which is best for your growing shop.

4 Steps to Prepare Your Screen Print Shop for a Severe Storm  | Screenprinting.com

4 Steps to Prepare Your Screen Print Shop for a Severe Storm

Jacelyn Wedman
It’s summer storm season again. You know what that means: natural disasters and storms that can impact your business. What should you do to prepare for a severe storm and protect your print shop? Here are six tips for prepping before a storm and what to do if your shop does get damaged. 
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. 
How to Make a Face Mask Out of a T-Shirt (and Screen Print on It)  | Screenprinting.com

How to Make a Face Mask Out of a T-Shirt (and Screen Print on It)

Sage Larson
Hospitals are running out of face masks. Some have to reuse masks, while others are resorting to other options. As a printer or embroider, you can make a difference. Watch our latest video to learn how you can make a face mask to sell or donate to your local health care facilities.