person cleaning a screen in a washout booth

Everything You Need To Know About Emulsion Prep

Sage Larson
Emulsion Prep… Is it necessary to use? As much as you love spending time cleaning screens, Emulsion Prep is an extra step that can be a game changer. Let’s take a look at what Emulsion Prep is, when to use it, and how to use it.
pouring baselayr plastisol in a scoop coater

The Emulsion for Plastisol-Only Printers

Sage Larson
You demand excellence in every aspect of your business. Every detail matters, and that includes the quality of your equipment and supplies. Plastisol screen printers, it’s time for you to meet Baselayr Plastisol Emulsion.
3 Ways to Screen Print Numbers on Jerseys

3 Ways to Screen Print Numbers on Jerseys

Jacelyn Wedman

Summer is just around the corner. You know what that means? Summer sports. Team sports offer screen printers a unique opportunity to develop a real niche in athletic printing. Landing repeat business means getting a consistent print that players and fans feel great about wearing. 

How do you do it? Printing expert Colin Huggins explains three methods to apply numbers to a jersey.

pink emulsion in container of baselayr long lasting

Baselayr Long Lasting: The Emulsion for New Printers

Sage Larson
New screen printers. Darkroom novices. Riley Hopkins 150 Press users. DIY printers. We're talking to you. Say hello to Baselayr Long Lasting Emulsion, a high performance, high solids emulsion. It'll produce high-quality screens for printers who are still honing their darkroom processes.
white ink across a screen

How to Make a DIY Screen for Screen Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printers get creative when it comes to DIY projects. From building their own drying cabinets to using the sun for exposure, printers know how to use the tools they have at hand to get the job done. When Amanda Dunigan of Salt and Pine Co. made the switch from heat transfer vinyl (HTV) to screen printing, she didn’t completely ditch the vinyl. She kept her vinyl cutter to create stencils for screens. It works great, but it has its limitations. Amanda shared with us why this DIY screen process works for her and how she does it.
jonathan inserting a screen into the drying cabinet

What a Screen Drying Cabinet Does for Your Darkroom

Sage Larson
To create a stellar print, you need a solid screen. Using high quality emulsion and dialing in exposure times help, but it's a fraction of what's needed. Your darkroom matters. Jonathan Overmyer from Golden Press Studio shares tips on how to create an ideal darkroom. He also shares a personal story of an area where he struggles in his shop — keeping dust, lint, and fibers off his screens while they're drying. Luckily, Jonathan has found a piece of equipment that has tremendously reduced the amount of particles on screens that also speeds up production.
man holding up a clean screen

Dehaze, Degrease, De-Ghost with Sgreen® Stuff

Sage Larson
Sgreen® Stuff, a two-for-one dehazer and degreaser chemical, removes ink haze, oils, and containments so the emulsion will better adhere to the scr...
shirt on press in a shop

A Checklist for Equipment and Supplies Needed to Start Up a Screen Print Shop

Sage Larson
Ready to start screen printing? It's a big jump, but it's so worth it. To build your shop, you will need to obtain some equipment and supplies. Our Sales and Success Team put together a handy check list of everything you should consider investing in your future shop.
shirt with a tiger on it next to a man swinging a flash dryer over a platen

The Tools Needed for Oversized Prints

Sage Larson
Oversized prints are bold, loud, and eye-catching. Oversized prints are a cool way to show off a brand or artistic talent. To execute oversized prints, you need the right set of tools. Our latest video by Golden Press Studio goes over what tools and equipment you need to effectively pull off oversized prints.
person scooping ink onto screen

How To Dial In Exposure Times Using An Exposure Calculator

Sage Larson
Figuring out exposure times is one of the most difficult tasks in screen printing. Questions about exposing appear every day in Facebook screen printing groups like Rogue Printers, in our DMs, and calls in to our experts. If you're struggling, you're not alone. The best thing you can do is invest in a 21-Step Exposure Calculator. How does it work? Let's dive in.
ryonet eco dunk tank and strip solution

The Woes of Reclaiming Screens Disappear with a Dunk Tank

Sage Larson
What if I told you that there's a way to make reclaiming undemanding? A method that could remove the dread when it's time to reclaim screens, the hours spent in the washout booth, and the ache of sore muscles from all the scrubbing? The Dunk Tank (also known as a Dip Tank) streamlines the reclaiming process effortlessly and painlessly. 
Handy Tips for Coating Screens

Handy Tips for Coating Screens

Sage Larson
After learning how to create the best environment for drying screens, now it's time to learn the best practices for coating screens. Screen printing expert Colin Huggins shows what to look for when coating screens to get the best emulsion coverage. 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. You want the end result to a nice glisten that makes a great stencil for your next screen printing job.