How to Prepare A Screen For Water-Based Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Prepare A Screen For Water-Based Printing

Jacelyn Wedman

Prepping a screen for water-based inks can be a little more tricky than plastisol. The print deposit is thinner, the ink dries on the screen over time, and the ink can potentially break down emulsion faster than plastisol ink would. Because of this, you need a good screen to get a good print. Let’s go through the process of making a screen so you’re prepared for your next water-based job. 

How to Start Water-Based Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How to Start Water-Based Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
Water-based ink is becoming more and more popular. With more shops turning to greener methods, printing with water-based ink can be nicer on the environment and your health. Many printers believe that water-based printing is more challenging than printing with plastisol. If you step into it the right way, water-based printing can actually be easier and save you time and money. 
What is the Purpose of Emulsion Hardener?  | Screenprinting.com

What is the Purpose of Emulsion Hardener?

Sage Larson
Ever had a stencil break down during production? It sucks. Unless you have backup screens ready, production will come to a halt. Your time is valuable. For jobs that need tougher screens, use emulsion hardener to save you time and money.
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.
Is Water Based Printing Right For You?  | Screenprinting.com

Is Water Based Printing Right For You?

Sage Larson
Intrigued by water-based inks? Water-based inks are great because they feel so soft on the garment and simple to print basic jobs, but it becomes challenging when printing complex art and it requires more legwork. Whether you’re ready for a new challenge or you received a request from a customer, printing with water-based inks is a whole new ball game compared to printing plastisol inks. Ink master Colin Huggins has shared helpful knowledge you need to know about water-based printing to help you decide if it’s right for you.
A Checklist for Equipment and Supplies Needed to Start Up a Screen Print Shop  | Screenprinting.com

A Checklist for Equipment and Supplies Needed to Start Up a Screen Print Shop

Sage Larson
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.
Don't be Scared to Print with Water-Based Inks. Be Prepared.  | Screenprinting.com

Don't be Scared to Print with Water-Based Inks. Be Prepared.

Sage Larson
Printing with water-based ink is a whole new ball game compared to plastisol ink. One of the challenges of water-based inks is achieving proper cure. With water-based inks, the water needs to evaporate before the pigment can cure. Having equipment with forced air is the most efficient way to cure water-based inks. Not every printer can get his or her hands on a forced air conveyor dryer, but investing in a forced air flash dryer is more feasible. 
How to Achieve Matte or Glossy Prints  | Screenprinting.com

How to Achieve Matte or Glossy Prints

Sage Larson
Wondering how to adjust the final looks of the ink? (Is it too shiny? Want it to look dull? Or is it dull and you want it to look shiny?) Let's look into it.
When To Use Discharge Ink (And When Not To)  | Screenprinting.com

When To Use Discharge Ink (And When Not To)

Sage Larson
Printing with discharge ink is a fantastic way to create a vibrant print that's unbelievably soft. Discharge printing isn't for everyone though. Let's discover what is discharge, how it works, what's need for it, garment selection, and when and when not to use it.
Tips and Tricks for Using a Water-Based Pallet Adhesive  | Screenprinting.com

Tips and Tricks for Using a Water-Based Pallet Adhesive

Sage Larson
Decided you're ready to kick the aerosol can? Don't blame you. Who wants to inhale chemicals from a spray adhesive? Plus, a spray adhesive gets everywhere — you, your glasses (if you wear them), your press, the ground. Spray adhesive is just not worth it. If you're ready to make a switch, learn the ins and outs of using a  water-based pallet adhesive
[VIDEO] 90 Second Tip: Curing Water Based Inks  | Screenprinting.com

[VIDEO] 90 Second Tip: Curing Water Based Inks

Shawn Zimmerman

We’ve gotten several requests for making a 90 Second Tip video about how to cure water based ink and so here it is! Cristen walks us through the key points of curing water based inks. Related Products View All of our Water Based Inks Here: https://goo.gl/9h5k1f Check out the Green Galaxy Water Based Ink Kit Here: https://goo.gl/GJV316 […]

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Water:The Achilles Heel of the Industry

Marshall Atkinson

If you remember your Greek mythology, Achilles was the hero that was dipped into the water of the river Styx as an infant by his mother Thetis to give him divine protection in battle. Because she held him by his heel, that was the only part of his body that wasn’t protected. Despite his Brad […]

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