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.
How to Print White Plastisol Ink on a Black Shirt with a Smoothing Screen
Printing white ink on black shirts is a popular design combination. For this design choice to be most effective, the ink needs to be clean and bright. For the best results, printers should use a smoothing screen. Want to learn how to do it? Print expert Colin Huggins has the answers.
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.
How to Get the Perfect Pocket or Left Chest Print Placement on Any Press
Placing pocket prints or left chest prints perfectly on a shirt can be tough. You don't want the print to end up in the armpit or on the neckline of the shirt. With a little bit of planning and know-how, this doesn’t have to be stressful. Here’s how to get the perfect left chest placement on press every time.
Buying Your First Manual Press? Here’s 5 Factors You Should Consider
There are a few different kinds of screen printing presses you can choose from, but most individuals and smaller businesses start with a manual press. Good screen printing equipment pays for itself. If you buy for tomorrow and not for today, you’ll not only have a better product, but you’ll be setting up your operation for long term success. So how do you pick the right one? Here are 5 important things to consider when buying your first manual press.
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 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.
Shift Your Shop into Overdrive with the Riley Hopkins 300 Press
With more than 30 years of developing high-quality, affordable presses, the Riley Hopkins brand has sold the most manual presses in screen printin...
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.
Helpful Tips When Printing Glow Inks
Did you know that the intensity of the glow is tied to the brightness of the color behind it? Screen printing aficionado Ronald Peters demonstrates how the ink color will affect the results of the glow.
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.