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    April 30, 2021 Colin Huggins

    How to Choose the Proper Squeegee Blade Durometer

    Some squeegees are harder, some feel softer. Why is that? Squeegees have different durometers. Durometers measure the hardness of the blades. Specific print jobs require harder or softer blades. Let's learn about the different durometers, their uses, and how to maintain them.
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  • neon sign of an instagram like
    February 19, 2021 Sage Larson

    How to Create Engaging Social Media Posts

    Who isn't on social media? It's a great thing, but it also creates a challenge for businesses. How do you cut through the noise? Whatever your goal may be for putting your business on social platforms (increase brand awareness, generate leads...

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  • a gallon of comet white and pitch black on a table full of squeegees
    January 13, 2021 Sage Larson

    Is Water Based Printing Right For You?

    Intrigued by water-based inks? Water-based inks are great because they feel so soft on the garment and simple to print basic jobs, but it becomes challenging when printing complex art and it requires more legwork. Whether you’re ready for a new challenge or you received a request from a customer, printing with water-based inks is a whole new ball game compared to printing plastisol inks. Ink master Colin Huggins has shared helpful knowledge you need to know about water-based printing to help you decide if it’s right for you.
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  • jonathan overmyer in front of a palm print with text saying 420 prints for 60 shirts
    December 23, 2020 Sage Larson

    The Easiest Way to Make a Print Pop on a White Shirt

    Golden Press Studio turns up the heat with a multicolor, Miami Vice-themed print for a tattoo shop. Needing to print a two-color pocket, four-color back, and one-color sleeve, the shop takes on the challenge to make this bodacious print. Watch the team burn the screens, register, print, and cure to make a vibrant, vibin' print. All done with standard FN-INK™ colors. 
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  • hand squeezing water based pallet adhesive on pallet with text saying water based adhesive is better
    December 16, 2020 Sage Larson

    Why Water Based Adhesive is a Better Screen Print Adhesive

    When Golden Press Studio moved into their new space, they set a challenging goal for themselves — keep the shop clean. Looking for ways to achieve that goal, they stumbled upon water-based pallet adhesive. Not only has it helped keep their space spotless, it has also been a valuable asset to their screen printing process. Don't believe me? Listen to Jonathan explain how it has impacted their shop as well as best practices for using the adhesive.
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  • two women smiling wearing shirts that say support local
    November 24, 2020 Sage Larson

    How Stark Screen Printing has Coped with COVID and Supported Local Businesses

    Sadly, the pandemic hasn't disappeared. As it has exploded in the West and East Coast, to the South, and now the Midwest, businesses all over the United States have felt, are feeling, or will feel the effects of the virus. Some screen printers have felt it, while others have been able to push through. Stark Screen Printing is one of those screen printers that have stayed afloat, but it's thanks to her hard work and her supportive community.
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  • woman standing next to 150 press and an ink shelf is behind her
    October 30, 2020 Sage Larson

    Meet the Maker of Salt & Pine Co.

    Traditional, nine-to-five professions made Amanda Dunigan miserable. Cooped up in a drabby office at a bank for 10 years made her feel antsy, itching to do something more. She quit her job and started bartending, exploring creative endeavors on the side. After trying one activity after another, Amanda finally found her calling — screen printing.
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  • Riley Hopkins Forced Air Flash Dryer with smoke in the background
    October 28, 2020 Sage Larson

    Don't be Scared to Print with Water-Based Inks. Be Prepared.

    Printing with water-based ink is a whole new ball game compared to plastisol ink. One of the challenges of water-based inks is achieving proper cure. With water-based inks, the water needs to evaporate before the pigment can cure. Having equipment with forced air is the most efficient way to cure water-based inks. Not every printer can get his or her hands on a forced air conveyor dryer, but investing in a forced air flash dryer is more feasible. 
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  • the inside of a print shop
    September 30, 2020 Sage Larson

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

    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.

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  • screen printing press in garage
    September 25, 2020 Sage Larson

    Should I Screen Print or Decorate with Vinyl?

    Ready to start decorating garments? There are many ways you can go about decorating garments — embroidery, screen printing, vinyl, etc. How do you decide which one is best for you? Let’s focus on screen printing and vinyl to distinguish which method will fit your business.
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  • person locking in screen in screen clamp
    September 4, 2020 Sage Larson

    Invest in the Stock Market or Invest in Yourself

    Investing in the stock market isn’t the only way to bring home more money. Another way is to start a side hustle. Since you’re here, I believe it’s safe to assume that you’re thinking about diving into screen printing. If you’re a problem solver, a go-getter, a hard worker who’s creative, motivated, and driven, then screen printing is definitely for you. 
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