Want to Screen Print? Here’s How to Choose the Best Start Up Press for You  | Screenprinting.com

Want to Screen Print? Here’s How to Choose the Best Start Up Press for You

Jacelyn Wedman
The day has come: you're ready to jump into the screen printing world. A key factor needed to get started in this adventure is a screen printing press. With tons of press options, it may be difficult to choose the best press to get started with. Luckily, there’s a guide to choosing the best startup press for your shop. Keep reading.
How to Handle Plastisol Ink in Cool Temperatures  | Screenprinting.com

How to Handle Plastisol Ink in Cool Temperatures

Sage Larson
Are you dreaming about warm summer days when your ink flows oh so smoothly? Winter and its cooler temperatures sure make it difficult for a screen printer, especially with white plastisol inks. The ink feels thick, stringy, and stiff. It requires more effort to lay down a good ink deposit. Does it have to be this hard? Nope. Ink and chemistry guru Colin Huggins shares his secrets to making white plastisol ink easier to handle during the cooler months. 
Control Print Shop Temperature with these 3 Tips  | Screenprinting.com

Control Print Shop Temperature with these 3 Tips

Jacelyn Wedman
Temperatures in screen print shops can get uncomfortable. Whether you’re sweating in the summer or shivering in the winter, controlling the temperature in your shop makes a big difference. There are plenty of ways to keep your shop’s temperature comfortable, from venting conveyor dryers to simply opening a window. Let’s dive in.
How Heritage Press Takes Calculated Risks to Turn Creativity into Capital  | Screenprinting.com

How Heritage Press Takes Risks to Turn Creativity into Capital

Jacelyn Wedman
In 2020, the United States saw a record amount of new businesses opening their doors. 4.4 million businesses started up at the height of the pandemic, a 24% increase from 2019. Screen printing shops played a big role in this small business boom. Trey Woodward, the owner of Heritage Press, is one of them, opening his doors in October 2020. His print shop in Lubbock, Texas, has blown up in the 18 months since Trey started screen printing.
Simple Steps to Keep Your Print Shop Tax Exempt  | Screenprinting.com

Simple Steps to Keep Your Print Shop Tax Exempt

Jacelyn Wedman
Imagine buying screen printing supplies and not having to pay taxes. What a dream, right? If your screen printing business is a registered LLC, that dream can be a reality. To learn more about what tax exemption is and how to obtain it, continue reading.
How Aesthetic Imprints Turned a High School Hobby into a Full-Time Business  | Screenprinting.com

How Aesthetic Imprints Turned a High School Hobby into Full Business

Jacelyn Wedman

Go back to your childhood for a moment. What did you dream of doing with your life? Did you want to become an astronaut, or maybe a dinosaur trainer? Well, for Bhavik Dhanak, that dream was to own a clothing brand. He wanted to print his own designs, and started to learn screen printing through YouTube. 

When he entered high school, he started getting more serious. Aesthetic Imprints, based in Frederick, Maryland, was born in early 2017, during Bhavik’s senior year of high school. Yeah, you read that right. Bhavik is now a 22-year-old print hustler who’s been screen printing since he was 16 years old. Starting a business as a teenager isn’t easy, but Bhavik didn’t let that stop him from day one.

How Love Yourself Clothing Uses Backwards Text to Turn a T-shirt into a Conversation-Starter  | Screenprinting.com

How Love Yourself Clothing Uses Backwards Text to Start Conversations

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printing is a wide, versatile industry. By using the medium of T-shirts and hoodies, you can make your mark, stand out, and start conversations about things you’re passionate about. That’s exactly what Maher Hachem, or Munch, is doing. He’s the screen printer behind Love Yourself Clothing, a company focused on promoting mental health awareness through apparel. Where did he come from? What’s his mission? Let’s find out.
How Cutting Out the Middleman Led to Aerogant Printing Company  | Screenprinting.com

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.
Riley Hopkins Presses: Screen Printing Equipment Built like Race Cars  | Screenprinting.com

Riley Hopkins Presses: Screen Printing Equipment Built like Race Cars

Jacelyn Wedman
Riley Hopkins presses have been a staple in the screen printing industry for decades. How did the brand start? Who is the man behind the wheel of the machine that fuels your drive? Strap in: you’re about to find out. 
What it's like Running a Screen Print Shop as a Parent  | Screenprinting.com

What it's like Running a Screen Print Shop as a Parent

Jacelyn Wedman
Being a parent is a full-time job. Running a business is also a full-time job. So how do you successfully be a business owner and a parent? With a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, it’s possible. The crew at Golden Press Studio knows the joys and the woes of running a growing business while being a father. Jonathan Overmeyer, Cory Romeiser, Jared Day, and Josh Rickard share what it takes to run a successful, growing screen printing business while managing parenthood.
How the Baselayr X1620 Exposure Unit Will Elevate Your Darkroom  | Screenprinting.com

How the Baselayr X1620 Exposure Unit Will Elevate Your Darkroom

Jacelyn Wedman
Do you want to experience faster exposure times? Do you wish your stencils were more durable? Are you having trouble capturing details? You’re going to want to take a look at the Baselayr X1620 LED Exposure Unit: a new, improved unit for entry level printers. This exposure unit has new technology that will improve production. What’s so special about this exposure unit? Let’s find out.
The Race Starts Here With an Equipment Only Package  | Screenprinting.com

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.