How to Create a Professional T-Shirt Mockup

How to Create a Professional T-Shirt Mockup

Jacelyn Wedman
Making a high-quality T-shirt mockup is important to any screen printing business. They can help you fine-tune concepts and send a professional mockup to your client before you start printing. The better quality your mockup is, the more uses it will have. You can use them as product photos, social media posts, and much more. Rogue Lab owner Lee Stuart shows us how to make a killer T-shirt mockup with a left-chest print and a back print.
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How to Make a Custom Print Shop Logo

Sage Larson
When launching a new business, one of important tasks you need to tackle is creating a logo. If you don't have a graphic design background, making a logo can be daunting. Luckily, a fellow graphic designer has made your life a little easier. Cory Romeiser of Golden Press Studio walks you through how you can make your own unique logo by using elements from the Screen Printers Branding Starter Pack.
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Establishing a Brand: Creating Visual Elements

Sage Larson

Creating engaging photos, intriguing videos, and attention-grabbing websites is crucial these days. According to Opt In Monster, 69% of Americans have shopped online so far in 2020. They predict that 91% of Americans will be shopping online by 2023. Therefore, it's safe to say that your business needs to be online. Making a plain website will not be enough though. Currently, 1.3 million businesses use e-commerce in the US, according to Kommando Tech. 

For your brand to be successful, you'll need to cut through the noise. Digital Content Manager Robb Cummings and Creative Director Ryan Moore have shared their wisdom to create stellar photos, videos, and web designs. 

Four Ways to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a Black Shirt

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.
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Invest in the Stock Market or Invest in Yourself

Sage Larson
Investing in the stock market isn’t the only way to bring home more money. Another way is to start a side hustle. Since you’re here, I believe it’s safe to assume that you’re thinking about diving into screen printing. If you’re a problem solver, a go-getter, a hard worker who’s creative, motivated, and driven, then screen printing is definitely for you. 
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How to Color Separate Blends and Halftones for Screen Printing in Adobe Illustrator

Sage Larson
Screen printing master Colin Huggins is here with another deep dive into artwork! In the latest video, Colin explains how to do color separations for blending and halftones in Adobe Illustrator. He shares insights about the techniques that'll dial in your design and make it ready for perfect blending. Take a look!
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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.
a ship in a light bulb black print on a white shirt

How to Print Black Plastisol Ink on a White Garment

Sage Larson
We learned about printing white plastisol ink on a black shirt, but what about black plastisol ink on a white shirt? In our latest video, expert Colin Huggins explores the nuances of printing black plastisol ink on light-colored garments.
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How to Register on the Riley Hopkins 250 Press with Tilt Micros

Sage Larson
Got your brand new Riley Hopkins 250 Press, but not quite sure how to register it? In our latest video, expert Colin Huggins goes through each step of the registration process by using the four-color design he created in the video about creating a white base in Illustrator. He offers a ton of helpful tips to ensure your print job stays in place. Watch and learn!
How to Screen Print White FN-INK™ on a Black Shirt with a Smoothing Screen

How to Screen Print White FN-INK™ on a Black Shirt with a Smoothing Screen

Sage Larson
Printing white ink on a dark garment. Screen printing genius Colin Huggins goes over best practices for printing white plastisol ink on a black shirt. Got a notebook and pencil handy? Right, let's learn how to print white ink on a dark garment and make the print as bright and clean as possible. 
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How to Create a White Underbase in Adobe Illustrator

Sage Larson
And we're back to Screen Printing Art 101! If you watched the video about making color separations in Adobe Illustrator, you'll want to watch our latest video as well. Screen Printing Expert Colin Huggins walks you through the process of creating the white underbase in Illustrator.
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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.