CMYK vs. Spot Color vs. Simulated Process Printing  | Screenprinting.com

CMYK vs. Spot Color vs. Simulated Process Printing

Sage Larson

Okay, so you’ve heard their names, CMYK Process, Spot Color, and Simulated Process, but what are they? What sets them apart from one another and what is the best use for each? Let’s go through them, one by one!

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 Right Mesh Count for the Job  | Screenprinting.com

How to Choose the Right Mesh Count for the Job

Jacelyn Wedman
When you look at all the different mesh counts of screens, do you feel overwhelmed? How do you know which mesh count to choose? They range as low as 38 to as high as 400! There’s gotta be a reason for it all, right? There is a reason. Mesh count matters a lot. Each serves a different purpose. Let’s look at the factors that determine which mesh count you’ll need to get the best final look. 
Fountain Prints  | Screenprinting.com

How to Get the Best Fountain Prints

Jacelyn Wedman
Fountain prints are a great way to get a little creative with your inks. You can make a personalized, unique design without using multiple screens. The great thing about fountain printing is that no two shirts are the same, but if your process is dialed in, fountain prints can be repeated for print runs or just done for one shirt. How do you make these prints really stand out? In the video, print enthusiast Josh Wells shows you how it’s done.
What is Dye Migration and How Does it Affect My Prints?  | Screenprinting.com

What is Dye Migration and How Does it Affect My Prints?

Jacelyn Wedman

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. 

Best Practices to Taking Care of Printed T-Shirts  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices to Taking Care of Printed T-Shirts

Jacelyn Wedman
It’s no secret that we all love screen printed shirts. But what happens when a shirt you love starts to age? Here’s how to take care of your printed shirts so you can wear them for years to come.
4 Materials to Screen Print that Aren’t T-Shirts  | Screenprinting.com

4 Materials to Screen Print that Aren’t T-Shirts

Jacelyn Wedman
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.
How You Can Make a T-Shirt Design in Procreate  | Screenprinting.com

How You Can Make a T-Shirt Design in Procreate

Sage Larson
Have a ton of great t-shirt ideas but don't know how to design them? Graphic Designer Cory Romesier of Golden Press Studio will walk you through how you can create your own design in Procreate. He'll share helpful insights about Procreate, tricks you can utilize to take the design to the next level, and how to mock it up on a shirt. Check it out.
How to Screen Print a Vintage Look  | Screenprinting.com

How to Screen Print a Vintage Look

Jacelyn Wedman

Vintage prints have been a popular design choice for a long time. You can create a vintage print by taking a design and deliberately making that design look lighter on the garment so that the shirt color is influencing it but it also looks aged and worn. Want to learn how? Print expert Josh Wells walks you through the process.

4 Tips to Prevent Pinholes and Fisheyes  | Screenprinting.com

4 Tips to Prevent Pinholes and Fisheyes

Jacelyn Wedman
You’ve coated a screen for screen printing, exposed it, and rinsed it out. You might notice tiny holes in the screen where there shouldn’t be. Why is this? In this video, Ronald Peters touches on why pinholes and fisheyes happen, and gives tips to stop them before they cause problems on your screen. 
How to Prepare A Screen For Water-Based Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Prepare A Screen For Water-Based Printing

Jacelyn Wedman

Prepping a screen for water-based inks can be a little more tricky than plastisol. The print deposit is thinner, the ink dries on the screen over time, and the ink can potentially break down emulsion faster than plastisol ink would. Because of this, you need a good screen to get a good print. Let’s go through the process of making a screen so you’re prepared for your next water-based job.