3 Ways to Create Soft Prints with Plastisol Ink  | Screenprinting.com

3 Ways to Create Soft Prints with Plastisol Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Soft hand prints are best achieved with water-based ink but can be done with plastisol ink as well. Between the inks you choose to use, the garments you're printing on, to the available ink additives, achieving soft plastisol prints is possible. Let's take a look at three ways to create soft hand prints with plastisol ink.

 

Best Practices for Setting Up Shop in Your Garage  | Screenprinting.com

The Best Way to Set up a Screen Print Shop in a Garage

Sage Larson

Tons of print shops start off in basements, spare rooms, and garages. Think about it, they're already investing a good chunk of cash into purchasing the equipment and supplies, why not set up shop in a space they have already paid for? 

Print expert Darryl Sapp shares his past experiences of working in a garage shop, offering best practices to make the most efficient workflow in the space you have. 

The Basics of Mixing Emulsion and Coating a Screen  | Screenprinting.com

The Basics of Mixing Emulsion and Coating a Screen

Jacelyn Wedman
Not all emulsions respond the same when coating screens: some emulsions require adjustments in pressure and speed, depending on the emulsion thickness and the type of mesh you're working with on your screen. The end result should give a nice glisten that makes a great stencil for your next screen printing job. Darkroom expert Colin Huggins is on the case.
A Guide to Firing up Your T-Shirt Printing Side Hustle  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to Firing up Your T-Shirt Printing Side Hustle

Jacelyn Wedman
Need some extra cash? Want to diversify your income? Starting a side hustle is a great way to earn some extra money while doing something you love. Screen printing is a great side hustle to start up. Dip your toes in with a small press and take the craft as far as you want. Let’s talk about why you’d want a side hustle, what you’ll need, and how to be successful at it.
20+ T-shirt Terms Every Screen Printer Should Know  | Screenprinting.com

20+ T-shirt Terms Every Screen Printer Should Know

Jacelyn Wedman
Jumping into the world of screen printing means a pretty big learning curve. There are endless terms, practices, and tips to learn about the trade. Whether you’re new to screen printing or have been in the game for a while, there are some terms you should know about T-shirts. Check out any clothing distributor’s website. Are there terms you don’t recognize? Here’s a list of popular T-shirt terms that you’ll see and regularly use in the screen printing industry.
How Riley Hopkins Screen Printing Equipment Evolves to Benefit Printers  | Screenprinting.com

How Riley Hopkins Screen Printing Equipment Evolves to Benefit Printers

Jacelyn Wedman
Since 2005, the Riley Hopkins press has evolved 11 times. If you look back into Riley Hopkins's history, there’s been a lot of improvement. Over the years the engineers behind the press have consistently turned up the heat to match printers’ demands. Every press is built like a race car to improve at top speed from lap 1 to 499.

Riley Hopkins presses are constantly being upgraded to make printers’ crafts easier. Chris Drury, Director of Manufacturing and Warehouse, walks through a timeline of Riley Hopkins presses.

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. 
A Guide to Printing on Youth Apparel  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to Printing on Youth Apparel

Jacelyn Wedman
Printing on youth apparel seems simple, right? Everything is smaller, but as long as you size everything to fit, it shouldn’t be a problem. Turns out, it’s a little more complicated than that. The Customer Protection Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), has enforced safety regulations on children and youth products for more than a decade. Let’s dive into it and find out what it means for you.
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.

How to Screen Print Wet on Wet Halftones and Color Blends for a Vintage Look  | Screenprinting.com

How to Screen Print Wet on Wet Halftones and Color Blends for a Vintage Look

Sage Larson
Remember when expert Colin Huggins showed how to create halftones and blends in Adobe Illustrator? Now he's printing that design. Watch to learn how to print wet-on-wet halftones and blends, tips to get the best colors and blends, and how shirt colors affect the look of the print.
How to Do Eco-Friendly Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Do Eco-Friendly Screen Printing

Sage Larson

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. 

Which Screen Printing Press is Right for Me?  | Screenprinting.com

Which Screen Printing Press is Right for Me?

Sage Larson
The screen printing market has an abundance of screen printing presses. All these presses have different features, abilities, and prices. You want to make sure you're getting the right press for your goals and your customers' needs. How do you even begin to choose?