What's the Difference Between the Riley Hopkins 250 and 300 Presses?
Ready to step up your screen printing game? Whether you’re printing in a spare room, garage, or commercial space, a press upgrade can jumpstart your shop. Beginner presses like the Riley Hopkins 150 are perfect for learning the ropes. But eventually, you may find yourself wanting more printheads, stations, and upgraded manual press technology. There are two options in the Riley Hopkins press line: the 250 and 300. Which is best for you? Let’s break it down.
How Moving Shops Helped Abi-Saad Print & Design Work Toward Goals and Create Community
Moving to a new shop space is exciting but also intimidating. The process can be riddled with challenges or go smoothly. Anthony Abi-Saad found both when he moved his shop, Abi-Saad Print & Design, to a new location in Taunton, Massachusetts. It wasn’t the first time he’d moved, but it was a big new challenge. One main challenge: creating a darkroom from scratch. With a bit of creativity and some expert help, he was able to make it all happen.
Want to Screen Print? Here’s How to Choose the Best Start Up Press for You
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.
A Crash Course in Choosing Proper Scoop Coater & Squeegee Sizing for a Job
Size matters in screen printing. But it’s not just about how big your press or conveyor is. The sizing of all your equipment and supplies is important, even down to squeegees and scoop coaters. If you’re having issues when coating screens or getting a good print, it might not be your technique. You might just not have properly sized supplies for the job. So what size scoop coater and squeegees should you use? What can happen if you don’t use the right size? Let’s find out.
4 Steps to Prepare Your Screen Print Shop for a Severe Storm
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.
Why Live Printing? PRNT SCRN Screen Printing Weighs In
Live printing: some printers love it, others don’t. Doing live printing takes a little bit of bravery and a whole lot of preparation. So why should you do live printing? What’s so great about it? Josh Dykstra, the owner of PRNT SCRN Screen Printing, discusses his experience in live screen printing.
What is Dye Migration and How Does it Affect My Prints?
Here’s a question: what is dye migration? You’ve heard of it, maybe you’ve even experienced it. But what really is dye migration, and how does it affect your garments? Let’s talk about how dye migration occurs and how you can prevent it from happening on your next job.
3 Ways to Improve your Screen Printing Production Schedule
No matter what size your screen printing operation is or what market it caters to, the goal is to get jobs through the shop and out the door on time — whether that means a two-week turn or a matter of hours. Screen printing businesses differ in terms of focus, equipment, staffing, capabilities, etc. But one thing successful ones have in common is an organized workflow. Let’s look at the various steps in the printing process and how they impact each other in your shop’s workflow.
4 Materials to Screen Print that Aren’t T-Shirts
One of the many great things about screen printing is that you don’t have to print only on t-shirts. You can print on just about anything — cardboard boxes, tote bags, and wood are a few examples. These items are pretty common in the screen printing industry, and knowing the nuances as well as a few tricks can help you take on those orders with confidence. Let’s dive in.
Should DIY Screen Printers Get a Riley Hopkins 150 Press or a DIY Press?
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 Golden Press Studio Continues to Help New Shops Grow
Every screen printer’s journey is different. Whether you bought a shop set or created your own DIY equipment, getting off the ground is the hardest part of starting a screen printing business. Having a community of screen printers supporting you is essential; knowing someone is in your corner makes all the difference. The crew at Golden Press Studio believe in the power of community. They wanted to make a difference in the screen printing community by giving five shops a serious upgrade.
How Avila Design Co. Hustles for Success
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.