Best Practices to Ensure Proper Ink Curing with 4 Curing Methods  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices to Ensure Proper Ink Curing with 4 Curing Methods

Sage Larson
Curing your prints is one of the last steps of the screen printing process, but it is one of the most important steps. Ink needs to be cured properly so it sets into the garment. If the ink does not cure fully, it will crack, fall apart, and not last for long. Printers use either heat guns, heat pressesflash dryers, or conveyor dryers to cure inks. Let's take a look at how each curing device works.
Best Practices for Setting Up Shop in Your Garage  | Screenprinting.com

The Best Way to Set up a Screen Print Shop in a Garage

Sage Larson

Tons of print shops start off in basements, spare rooms, and garages. Think about it, they're already investing a good chunk of cash into purchasing the equipment and supplies, why not set up shop in a space they have already paid for? 

Print expert Darryl Sapp shares his past experiences of working in a garage shop, offering best practices to make the most efficient workflow in the space you have. 

The Basics of Mixing Emulsion and Coating a Screen  | Screenprinting.com

The Basics of Mixing Emulsion and Coating a Screen

Jacelyn Wedman
Not all emulsions respond the same when coating screens: some emulsions require adjustments in pressure and speed, depending on the emulsion thickness and the type of mesh you're working with on your screen. The end result should give a nice glisten that makes a great stencil for your next screen printing job. Darkroom expert Colin Huggins is on the case.
A Guide to Firing up Your T-Shirt Printing Side Hustle  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to Firing up Your T-Shirt Printing Side Hustle

Jacelyn Wedman
Need some extra cash? Want to diversify your income? Starting a side hustle is a great way to earn some extra money while doing something you love. Screen printing is a great side hustle to start up. Dip your toes in with a small press and take the craft as far as you want. Let’s talk about why you’d want a side hustle, what you’ll need, and how to be successful at it.
A 5-Step Guide to Separating Spot Colors in Adobe Illustrator  | Screenprinting.com

A 5-Step Guide to Separating Spot Colors in Adobe Illustrator

Jacelyn Wedman
For some screen printers, using Illustrator to separate colors can be overwhelming at times. Luckily, the main roadblock people run into is over-thinking the process. In this video, Luke Ryerkerk shows a simple way to separate a design using some key tools in Illustrator.
Your Brand Starts Here with the Riley Hopkins 150 Press  | Screenprinting.com

Your Brand Starts Here with the Riley Hopkins 150 Press

Sage Larson
Ready to start your own clothing brand? No matter what position you're in, the Riley Hopkins 150 Press will help you start your brand — and that's just the beginning. Let's learn how the press can expand your brand, your shop, or your business without costing you an arm and a leg. 
How to Choose the Proper Squeegee Blade Durometer  | Screenprinting.com

How to Choose the Proper Squeegee Blade Durometer

Colin Huggins
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.
How to Create Engaging Social Media Posts  | Screenprinting.com

How to Create Engaging Social Media Posts

Sage Larson
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...
Everything You Need to Know to Screen Print an Underbase  | Screenprinting.com

Everything You Need to Know to Screen Print an Underbase

Sage Larson
Knowing how to screen print an underbase is crucial for screen printers. If you want a bright, vivid print, you'll need to lay down a solid white base. Rogue Lab Owner Lee Stuart breaks down the steps on how to achieve a fantastic underbase.
Is Water Based Printing Right For You?  | Screenprinting.com

Is Water Based Printing Right For You?

Sage Larson
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.
The Easiest Way to Make a Print Pop on a White Shirt  | Screenprinting.com

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

Sage Larson
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. 
Why Water Based Adhesive is a Better Screen Print Adhesive  | Screenprinting.com

Why Water Based Adhesive is a Better Screen Print Adhesive

Sage Larson
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.