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.
Let’s face it. Screen printing is dirty, messy, and toxic at times. From the chemicals, garment manufacturers, chemical waste, to water pollution, screen printing has a long road ahead to becoming eco-friendly. Implementing greener practices seems challenging and expensive, but that’s not the case.
Our choices matter. Let’s look at ways screen printers can implement environmentally friendly products and processes in their shops.
Want soft-hand prints? Print with water-based inks.
Well, water-based printing isn't accessible to every printer. Luckily, there are some things you can do to make your plastisol prints softer. Between the inks you choose to use, the garments you're printing on, and to the available ink additives, achieving soft plastisol prints is possible. Let's take a look to see how to accomplish this goal.