A Checklist of Equipment & Supplies Needed to Start Screen Print Shop  | Screenprinting.com

A Checklist of Equipment & Supplies Needed to Start 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.
What Is Water Based Ink in Screen Printing?  | Screenprinting.com

What Is Water Based Ink in Screen Printing?

Jacelyn Wedman

 

What is water-based ink? What makes it a desirable ink for screen printers? The basic answer is that water-based ink uses water as a base. Seems pretty self-explanatory, right? There’s a lot more to know about water-based ink than just the base itself. Let’s dive in and talk about what water-based ink is and how printers can get the most out of it. 

The Screen Printing Equipment Every Water-Based Printer Needs  | Screenprinting.com

The Screen Printing Equipment Every Water-Based Printer Needs

Jacelyn Wedman

Water-based printing takes a few different pieces of equipment and a bit of know-how. When printing with water-based ink, the water in the ink needs to evaporate in order for the ink to cure. This may seem challenging, but it’s a cinch with the proper tools. Let’s talk about the tools needed to print with water-based ink. 

Do More with Water Based Ink Using 3 New Specialty Additives  | Screenprinting.com

Do More with Water Based Ink Using 3 New Specialty Additives

Jacelyn Wedman
Green Galaxy Water-Based inks are sustainable, friendly to the printer and planet, and economically priced. There are tons of options for specialty printing with these High-Solids acrylics (HSA) inks: puffgoldsilver, and more. Starting now, there are even more printers that can do with Green Galaxy inks. Make ink keep vibrancy, stretch further and stay wet on press longer with three new specialty additives. 
The Best Way to Register Water-Based and Plastisol Screen Prints  | Screenprinting.com

The Best Way to Register Water-Based and Plastisol Screen Prints

Jacelyn Wedman
Registering a print is a vital piece of the screen printing process. Printers need to make sure that all screens align with each other and have the proper placement on a shirt. Let’s take a look at properly registering single and multicolor prints with plastisol and water-based ink.
How to Achieve Matte or Glossy Screen Prints  | Screenprinting.com

How to Achieve Matte or Glossy Screen Prints

Sage Larson
Ink has the ability to look matte or glossy. Sometimes, a print will come out of the dryer looking glossier than expected, or more matte than you’re looking for. Wondering how to adjust the final looks of the ink? Let's look into it.
Best Practices for Adding Screen Printing Ink to a Screen  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices for Adding Screen Printing Ink to a Screen

Jacelyn Wedman
Adding ink to a screen for the first time can be a bit daunting. It seems easy enough, but once you get the ink bucket, spatula, and screen, you might wonder exactly how to do it. How much ink do you add? Where do you put it? If you’re asking these questions, keep reading. Let’s walk through how to prep ink for printing and how to apply it to a screen.
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.

Preparing Art and Screen Printing CMYK with Water-Based Inks  | Screenprinting.com

Preparing Art and Screen Printing CMYK with Water-Based Inks

Jacelyn Wedman
Have you ever wanted to screen print CMYK, but didn't know where to start? Here's a crash course. In the video, print expert Colin Huggins shows you how to do CMYK color separation in Photoshop and how to screen print a photo in CMYK using water-based inks.
Best Practices for Screen Printing Water-Based Ink on Black Posters  | Screenprinting.com

Best Practices for Screen Printing Water-Based Ink on Black Posters

Jacelyn Wedman
Printing posters are a great way to test out prints and get your work past the t-shirt industry. With the proper technique and a little bit of patience, you can print great looking posters without needing an advanced print shop setup. Cory Romeiser, art director at Golden Press Studio, decided to dip his toes into poster printing. He printed a two-color design on black poster (something he’s never done before). 
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.