Should DIY Screen Printers Get a Riley Hopkins 150 Press or a DIY Press?  | Screenprinting.com

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.
How Avila Design Co. Hustles for Success  | Screenprinting.com

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.
How Stark Screen Printing Added their First Team Member  | Screenprinting.com

How Stark Screen Printing Added their First Team Member

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printing is a demanding, time-consuming industry. To turn a profit, you have to work hard every day to make sure your product is perfect and your customers are happy. But what happens when you’re stretched too thin? It may be time to get an extra set of hands. Daniela Murphy, owner of Stark Screen Printing, shares her experience on adding a new team member to her print shop.
How to Print T-Shirts  | Screenprinting.com

How to Print T-Shirts

Sage Larson
Ready to make your own apparel, but not sure where to start? Sounds like you need a guide on how to print t-shirts. In this 10-step guide, you'll learn about every process: making the artwork, preparing screens, printing, curing, and cleaning. Learn how to print t-shirts today, and start printing tomorrow.
Top 3 Customer Screen Printing Complaints and How to Handle Them  | Screenprinting.com

Top 3 Customer Screen Printing Complaints and How to Handle Them

Jacelyn Wedman
From ordering and printing to packaging and shipping, things can go wrong in many areas. If you have unhappy customers blowing up your email or your DMs, it’s always best to kill them with kindness. A screen printing expert and a few former screen printers share how to handle the three most common issues customers may bring back to you. 
The Difference Between Wood and Aluminum Platens  | Screenprinting.com

The Difference Between Wood and Aluminum Platens

Jacelyn Wedman

One of the most overlooked variables for new screen printers is the type platen you're using to print on. Many times, the standard wood sixteen-inch platen does the trick. Depending on your needs as a printer, you might consider upgrading to aluminum or honeycomb platens. Printing guru Colin Huggins hashes out the differences between types of platens.


Research Suggests that FN-INK™ is the Most Opaque Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Research Suggests that FN-INK™ is the Most Opaque Plastisol Ink

Sage Larson
When 12-year-old Lucy Wisnasky was assigned to do a science project, she knew she wanted to do an experiment related to screen printing. Her parents own Shirts Galore & More, a print shop where Lucy has uncovered her passion for screen printing. Why not perform an experiment that's interesting to her and potentially improve an aspect of their business?
Establishing a Brand: Creating Visual Elements  | Screenprinting.com

Establishing a Brand: Creating Visual Elements

Sage Larson

Creating engaging photos, intriguing videos, and attention-grabbing websites is crucial these days. According to Opt In Monster, 69% of Americans have shopped online so far in 2020. They predict that 91% of Americans will be shopping online by 2023. Therefore, it's safe to say that your business needs to be online. Making a plain website will not be enough though. Currently, 1.3 million businesses use e-commerce in the US, according to Kommando Tech. 

For your brand to be successful, you'll need to cut through the noise. Digital Content Manager Robb Cummings and Creative Director Ryan Moore have shared their wisdom to create stellar photos, videos, and web designs. 

How Stark Screen Printing has Coped with COVID and Supported Local Businesses  | Screenprinting.com

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

Sage Larson
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.
Establishing a Brand: The Voice  | Screenprinting.com

Establishing a Brand: The Voice

Sage Larson
When most people think of branding, they think about the visuals like logos, web design, photos, etc. You know what often goes unnoticed? The brand's voice. The messaging is just as important as the visuals. Let's look into what a brand voice is, the differences between voice and tone, and how to develop a brand voice.
Establishing a Brand: What is Brand Identity?  | Screenprinting.com

Establishing a Brand: What is Brand Identity?

Sage Larson
You want your new business to be successful right out the gate. Looking professional, knowledgable, and polished will significantly help. To achieve a highly credible look, you need to create a stellar brand. Throwing a logo together and picking a random name won't cut it. Building a great brand requires lots of brainstorming, planning, and creating. This isn't a light topic, so we'll dig deeper on a specific aspect of building a brand each week. For now, let's look into brand identity, finding your niche, and what to research.
Stark Screen Printing's Recipe for Success  — Hard Work, Quality Product, Best Customer Service  | Screenprinting.com

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.