A Checklist of Equipment & Supplies Needed to Start Screen Print Shop  | Screenprinting.com

A Checklist of Equipment & Supplies Needed to Start Screen Print Shop

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

Dehaze, Degrease, De-Ghost with Sgreen® Stuff

Sage Larson
Sgreen® Stuff, a dynamic dual-action dehazer and degreaser, is your secret weapon against ink haze, oils, and contaminants. It's your key to ensuring that your emulsion adheres perfectly to the screen. Let's dive into how to make the most of this powerful screen printing chemistry.
Streamlining Your Screen Printing Reclaiming Process: Time-Saving Tips & Techniques  | Screenprinting.com

Streamlining Your Screen Printing Reclaiming Process: Time-Saving Tips & Techniques

Sage Larson
Efficient reclaim is important. The goal when reclaiming screens is to accomplish as much as possible in as little time as possible, so you can get back to printing. It’s handy to have your system in place and to have the proper equipment and chemistry to get it done quickly. Let’s talk about how printers can streamline their reclaim processes, from assessing your current setup to troubleshooting issues and more.
How Using a Dunk Tank Can Improve Printers' Reclaim Processes  | Screenprinting.com

How Using a Dunk Tank Can Improve Printers' Reclaim Processes

Jacelyn Wedman

Reclaiming isn’t the most fun part of the screen printing process. With all the scrubbing, waiting, rinsing, and scrubbing some more, it can become a tiresome task. It doesn’t have to be a monumental challenge, though. There’s a simple solution — a dunk tank. A dunk tank (also known as a dip tank) will change your life. How? Let’s dip into it (pun intended).

Switch to Water-Based Pallet Adhesive for These 4 Benefits  | Screenprinting.com

Switch to Water-Based Pallet Adhesive for These 4 Benefits

Jacelyn Wedman
Keeping a shop clean is essential. A clean shop not only keeps the space looking nice but keeps your equipment running at max capacity. If you’ve used aerosol adhesive, you’ll notice it gets everywhere. The adhesive might work, but also will stick to anything in its path. One way to keep a shop cleaner is to use water-based adhesive. Let’s talk about how to use the adhesive and the benefits of keeping it stocked in your shop.
Streamline Your Printing Prep Process with These 6 Tips  | Screenprinting.com

Streamline Your Printing Prep Process with These 6 Tips

Jacelyn Wedman
A screen printing job takes a lot of man hours. The whole process, from art prep to screen reclaim, takes time and effort to constantly hone in processes and learn from mistakes. The pre-press process — everything you do before setting up the press for a print run — is a big part of the screen printing process. Want to improve productivity and streamline this process? Here are six ways to dial in the pre-press process.
Why Screen Printers Should Use a Filtration System  | Screenprinting.com

Why Screen Printers Should Use a Filtration System

Sage Larson
If you have ever had to pay for a drain cleaning service or plumber to come to your shop to unclog your drain, you already know why you should be using a filtration system underneath your washout boothFiltration systems keep solids from washing down the drain, clogging up your pipes, and creating a lot of stress for you. Let’s go over why printers need a filtration system and how to use it. 
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.
4 Steps to Consistently Reclaim Screens  | Screenprinting.com

4 Steps to Consistently Reclaim Screens

Jacelyn Wedman
Reclaiming screens has to be one of the most tedious parts of screen printing. Who hasn’t procrastinated and left screens sitting by the washout booth without reclaiming them? With the right cleaners and good habits, your reclaim process can be super easy.
An ER Nurse's Take on Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

An ER Nurse's Take on Screen Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
It’s no secret that some screen printing chemicals are hazardous to your health. Safer alternatives are out there. If you’re looking for chemicals that are kind to your body and the environment but still get the job done, look no further. ER nurse and screen printer Charlie Vueleman walks through the hazards of screen printing chemicals and offers tips to keep your shop safe and your body healthy. 
Best Practices for Cleaning Ink Off Screens  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices for Cleaning Ink Off Screens

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen cleanup: satisfying when done right, frustrating when hiccups happen. It’s a simple process, but there are nuances to properly cleaning your screens that will keep them cleaner and make them last longer. Colin Huggins is an expert at screen cleanup, and offers a few tips on the process.
Disposing of Hazardous Screen Print Shop Waste  | Screenprinting.com

Disposing of Hazardous Screen Print Shop Waste

Sage Larson
The screen printing process creates waste, particularly in the form of inks, emulsions, and the chemicals used to clean them off screens and tools. Some of this waste is hazardous. As awareness of environmental and safety concerns continue to grow, so does the importance of having a plan for properly disposing of it.