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!

A 5-Step Guide to Separating Spot Colors in Adobe Illustrator  | Screenprinting.com

A 5-Step Guide to Separating Spot Colors in Adobe Illustrator

Jacelyn Wedman
For some screen printers, using Illustrator to separate colors can be overwhelming at times. Luckily, the main roadblock people run into is over-thinking the process. In this video, Luke Ryerkerk shows a simple way to separate a design using some key tools in Illustrator.
Your Brand Starts Here with the Riley Hopkins 150 Press  | Screenprinting.com

Your Brand Starts Here with the Riley Hopkins 150 Press

Sage Larson
Ready to start your own clothing brand? No matter what position you're in, the Riley Hopkins 150 Press will help you start your brand — and that's just the beginning. Let's learn how the press can expand your brand, your shop, or your business without costing you an arm and a leg. 
8 Simple Steps to Manually Clean Printheads in an Epson 1430 Printer  | Screenprinting.com

8 Simple Steps to Manually Clean Printheads in an Epson 1430 Printer

Jacelyn Wedman

Have you already done three standard head cleanings, and your print heads are still clogged? Don’t worry, all is not lost! Kevin Carle explains how you can do a manual cleaning to clear your Epson 1430 printer print heads. At Ryonet we love to educate first. With classes across the U.S., online design courses and […]

The post [VIDEO] How to Manually Clean Your Epson 1430 Printer Printheads appeared first on Ryonet Blog.

How to Create a Professional T-Shirt Mockup  | Screenprinting.com

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.
How to Make a Custom Print Shop Logo  | Screenprinting.com

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.
Establishing a Brand: Creating Visual Elements  | Screenprinting.com

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  | 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.
Invest in the Stock Market or Invest in Yourself  | Screenprinting.com

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. 
How to Color Separate Blends and Halftones for Screen Printing in Adobe Illustrator  | Screenprinting.com

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!
How To Dial In Exposure Times Using An Exposure Calculator  | Screenprinting.com

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.