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  • How to Get the Perfect Pocket Print Placement on Press
    November 18, 2020 Sage Larson

    How to Get the Perfect Pocket Print Placement on Press

    Placing pocket prints or left chest prints perfectly on a shirt is tough. You don't want the print to end up in the armpit or on the neckline of the shirt. Jonathan Overmyer from Golden Press Studio has shared his process of placing pocket prints on press. Check out their video to learn one of the many ways you can ace this print.
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  • glow print that says hot
    November 4, 2020 Sage Larson

    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. 
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  • woman standing next to 150 press and an ink shelf is behind her
    October 30, 2020 Sage Larson

    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.
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  • Riley Hopkins Forced Air Flash Dryer with smoke in the background
    October 28, 2020 Sage Larson

    Don't be Scared to Print with Water-Based Inks. Be Prepared.

    Printing with water-based ink is a whole new ball game compared to plastisol ink. One of the challenges of water-based inks is achieving proper cure. With water-based inks, the water needs to evaporate before the pigment can cure. Having equipment with forced air is the most efficient way to cure water-based inks. Not every printer can get his or her hands on a forced air conveyor dryer, but investing in a forced air flash dryer is more feasible. 
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  • skull with candle burning on its head print
    October 7, 2020 Sage Larson

    How to Create a 5 Color Print Using 3 Colors

    There may be a time when a customer requests a multicolor print that requires more colors than your press can handle. Luckily, you have a few tricks you can do to make it work. Screen printing expert Colin Huggins will walk through creating the artwork for the print and how to set it up on press.
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  • the inside of a print shop
    September 30, 2020 Sage Larson

    Stark Screen Printing's Recipe for Success — Hard Work, Quality Product, Best Customer Service

    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.

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  • screen printing press in garage
    September 25, 2020 Sage Larson

    Should I Screen Print or Decorate with Vinyl?

    Ready to start decorating garments? There are many ways you can go about decorating garments — embroidery, screen printing, vinyl, etc. How do you decide which one is best for you? Let’s focus on screen printing and vinyl to distinguish which method will fit your business.
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