If You Had to Pick One, Which Would You Choose: A Flash Unit or Tabletop Conveyor Dryer?
As much as a new business owner may wish and strive for it, not all have a budget to cover all their startup expenses. So, decisions have to be made and creative solutions have to be discovered. New screen printers may find themselves in this dilemma. Sometimes, they might have to pick one piece of equipment over another, like deciding between a conveyor dryer and a flash dryer. How do you know which is the better investment? Well, it depends on what you want to do. Here are three factors to consider to help you decide which is better for your shop.
The Best Way to Set up a Screen Print Shop in a Garage
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.
Control Print Shop Temperature with these 3 Tips
Temperatures in screen print shops can get uncomfortable. Whether you’re sweating in the summer or shivering in the winter, controlling the temperature in your shop makes a big difference. There are plenty of ways to keep your shop’s temperature comfortable, from venting conveyor dryers to simply opening a window. Let’s dive in.
Why Screen Printers Should Use a Filtration System
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 booth. Filtration 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.
How Heritage Press Takes Risks to Turn Creativity into Capital
In 2020, the United States saw a record amount of new businesses opening their doors. 4.4 million businesses started up at the height of the pandemic, a 24% increase from 2019. Screen printing shops played a big role in this small business boom. Trey Woodward, the owner of Heritage Press, is one of them, opening his doors in October 2020. His print shop in Lubbock, Texas, has blown up in the 18 months since Trey started screen printing.
Disposing of Hazardous Screen Print Shop Waste
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.
How to Dry Reclaimed Screens and Build a Drying Cabinet
After learning how to properly reclaim screens, now it's time to dry them. Screen printing expert Colin Huggins shares tips on how to get the best results so your screens are ready to be coated. He also shares how a screen printer can create an optimal space for drying screens once they have been coated. Take a look!
From Shirt to Tree — How a Print Shop Has Made Their Mission to Give Back to the Environment a Reality
A screen print shop on the coast of Oregon gives back to the environment. With every product sold, they plant eight trees through a nonprofit. Learn their story about how they developed their clothing brand, how they grew, and how they came to giving back.
Supporting Local – Watch the Printers Roundtable
Last week, a group of screen printers gathered to chat about what supporting local means to them. From building customer relationships to creating educational videos, these printers have a variety of ways they've continued to make an income while giving back to their community and the screen printing community.
Destroy Shop Germs with Handy San
I think it's safe to say that majority of us are more conscientious about germs and are more proactive on keeping the germs away. Washing your hands with soap is the best way to kill germs, but sometimes a sink and a bar of soap are out of the way. One way to fix that inconvenience is leaving a bottle or two of Handy San around your shop.
This Too Shall Pass: A Message from President Brandon Schmunk
In the event that your business does get quiet and you don’t get the same flood of new customers or jobs flying through your doors. I’m sure you can think of a hundred things that you have been wanting to do but simply never found time. Well, time found you.
Meet the Ryonet Instructors
Are you interested in learning how to screen print? Have you watched a few YouTube videos, tried it yourself, and decided you would like some help...