The Tools Needed for Oversized Prints  | Screenprinting.com

The Tools Needed for Oversized Prints

Sage Larson

Screen printing is a creative industry, where the only limit is your imagination. Well, not the only thing: sometimes it’s the equipment. Have you ever wanted to print a design on the entire back of a t-shirt, but didn’t have the right equipment or supplies to pull it off? Oversized prints are bold and draw attention no matter what you print. But in order to do it right, you need the right tools. Let’s take a look at what oversized prints are and how to print them properly.

Tips for Exposing Screen Printing Screens with the Sun  | Screenprinting.com

Tips for Exposing Screen Printing Screens with the Sun

Jacelyn Wedman
Proper screen exposure is vital to getting that perfect print. Purchasing an exposure unit can be pricey. There’s one option that many printers turn to: the power of the sun. You can use the sun as your exposure unit. But should you? Let’s go over how to expose a screen in the sun and potential issues you might encounter.
Got Limited Space? There's a Washout Booth for That  | Screenprinting.com

Got Limited Space? There's a Washout Booth for That

Jacelyn Wedman
Washing and reclaiming screens is important. For small shops where space is limited, this task can get tricky. Printers have to get creative when washing out their screens. Here’s a solution: the Sgreen® Table Top Washout Booth. Let’s talk about the newest addition to the Sgreen® line.
How to Prepare A Screen For Water-Based Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Prepare A Screen For Water-Based Printing

Jacelyn Wedman

Prepping a screen for water-based inks can be a little more tricky than plastisol. The print deposit is thinner, the ink dries on the screen over time, and the ink can potentially break down emulsion faster than plastisol ink would. Because of this, you need a good screen to get a good print. Let’s go through the process of making a screen so you’re prepared for your next water-based job. 

Everything You Need To Know About Emulsion Prep  | Screenprinting.com

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.
The Emulsion for Plastisol-Only Printers  | Screenprinting.com

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  | Screenprinting.com

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.

Baselayr Long Lasting: The Emulsion for New Printers  | Screenprinting.com

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.
How to Make a DIY Screen for Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

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.
What a Screen Drying Cabinet Does for Your Darkroom  | Screenprinting.com

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.
Dehaze, Degrease, De-Ghost with Sgreen® Stuff  | Screenprinting.com

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...
A Checklist for Equipment and Supplies Needed to Start Up a Screen Print Shop  | Screenprinting.com

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.