Best Practices to Ensure Proper Ink Curing with 4 Curing Methods  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices to Ensure Proper Ink Curing with 4 Curing Methods

Sage Larson
Curing your prints is one of the last steps of the screen printing process, but it is one of the most important steps. Ink needs to be cured properly so it sets into the garment. If the ink does not cure fully, it will crack, fall apart, and not last for long. Printers use either heat guns, heat pressesflash dryers, or conveyor dryers to cure inks. Let's take a look at how each curing device works.
The Basics of Mixing Emulsion and Coating a Screen  | Screenprinting.com

The Basics of Mixing Emulsion and Coating a Screen

Jacelyn Wedman
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. The end result should give a nice glisten that makes a great stencil for your next screen printing job. Darkroom expert Colin Huggins is on the case.
A Guide to Firing up Your T-Shirt Printing Side Hustle  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to Firing up Your T-Shirt Printing Side Hustle

Jacelyn Wedman
Need some extra cash? Want to diversify your income? Starting a side hustle is a great way to earn some extra money while doing something you love. Screen printing is a great side hustle to start up. Dip your toes in with a small press and take the craft as far as you want. Let’s talk about why you’d want a side hustle, what you’ll need, and how to be successful at it.
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. 
A Guide to Creating an Underbase in Adobe Illustrator  | Screenprinting.com

A Guide to Creating an Underbase in Adobe Illustrator

Sage Larson
Creating an underbase for your art is important to make sure your design comes out as clean and vibrant as you imagined it. Want to know how to do it? Screen Printing Expert Colin Huggins walks you through the process of creating the white underbase in Adobe Illustrator.
CMYK vs. Spot Color vs. Simulated Process Printing  | Screenprinting.com

CMYK vs. Spot Color vs. Simulated Process Printing

Sage Larson

Okay, so you’ve heard their names, CMYK Process, Spot Color, and Simulated Process, but what are they? What sets them apart from one another and what is the best use for each? Let’s go through them, one by one!

3 Easy Steps To Screen Print On Wood  | Screenprinting.com

3 Easy Steps To Screen Print On Wood

Jacelyn Wedman

Screen printing doesn’t have to just be about printing t-shirts. You can print on just about anything with the right tools and process. One unique material to print on is wood. It’s a fun process that can make you stand out from the pack as a screen printer. Want to know how to do it? Here’s a step-by-step guide to screen printing on wood.

Top 3 Tips for Printers Starting a Screen Print Shop  | Screenprinting.com

Top 3 Tips for Printers Starting a Screen Print Shop

Jacelyn Wedman
You’ve decided to jump into screen printing. Starting anything new can be intimidating. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some advice from seasoned printers to give you a leg up? Look no further. In this blog, five print shops share their top three tips for printers starting a screen print shop.
Printing with Plastisol vs. Water Based Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Printing with Plastisol vs. Water Based Ink

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printers debate which is better: plastisol or water-based ink. Some printers start out with plastisol ink, while others opt to jump right into water-based printing. But how are they different? Why would you use one over the other? Ink master Colin Huggins lays out the differences and nuances to printing each type of ink. You’ll be able to decide which ink is best for your shop.
How to Create Engaging Social Media Posts  | Screenprinting.com

How to Create Engaging Social Media Posts

Sage Larson
Who isn't on social media? It's a great thing, but it also creates a challenge for businesses. How do you cut through the noise? Whatever your goal...
Four Ways to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a Black Shirt  | Screenprinting.com

Four Ways to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a Black Shirt

Sage Larson
Printing black plastisol ink on a black shirt — trendy, right? As with everything in screen printing, there are multiple ways to achieve this goal. From using a puff base to printing with clear base to curing at higher and lower temperatures, printers can offer a variety of effects and looks to their customers. Let's take a look to see how each technique turns out so you can decide what's best for your next print job.