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  • a close up of a star design burned in emulsion
    May 3, 2021 Sage Larson

    What is the Purpose of Emulsion Hardener?

    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.
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  • A Guide to Printing on Youth Apparel
    April 16, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    A Guide to Printing on Youth Apparel

    Printing on youth apparel seems simple, right? Everything is smaller, but as long as you size everything to fit, it shouldn’t be a problem. Turns out, it’s a little more complicated than that. The Customer Protection Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), has enforced safety regulations on children and youth products for more than a decade. Let’s dive into it and find out what it means for you.
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  • Printing with Plastisol vs. Water Based Ink
    April 2, 2021 Jacelyn Wedman

    Printing with Plastisol vs. Water Based Ink

    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.
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  • a gallon of comet white and pitch black on a table full of squeegees
    January 13, 2021 Sage Larson

    Is Water Based Printing Right For You?

    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.
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  • person holding a printed box
    December 4, 2020 Sage Larson

    How to Print Your Own Custom Boxes

    Why bother customizing the boxes you ship garments in? It's actually a small, but significant way to stand out from the crowd and look incredibly professional. That package is the customer's first impression of your business, why not make it a good one? Luckily, it's fairly easy to print on cardboard boxes. Rogue Lab Owner Lee Stuart breaks down every step of the process — from creating the artwork to curing the ink — so you can customize your own boxes effortlessly. 
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  • How to Get the Perfect Pocket Print Placement on Press
    November 18, 2020 Sage Larson

    How to Get the Perfect Pocket Print Placement on Press

    Placing pocket prints or left chest prints perfectly on a shirt is tough. You don't want the print to end up in the armpit or on the neckline of the shirt. Jonathan Overmyer from Golden Press Studio has shared his process of placing pocket prints on press. Check out their video to learn one of the many ways you can ace this print.
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  • Riley Hopkins Forced Air Flash Dryer with smoke in the background
    October 28, 2020 Sage Larson

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

    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. 
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  • How to Screen Print on Face Masks
    April 27, 2020 Sage Larson

    How to Screen Print on Face Masks

    Face masks aren't going away. Businesses are buying them for their employees. Citizens are wearing them when they run errands. Face masks are a way people can contribute to protecting others, slowing the spread, and flattening the curve. As the demand for face masks rises, so will the need for personalization on the face masks. In our latest video, CVO Ryan Moor shows how to tackle screen printing on cloth face masks. 

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  • Water Based Ink
    June 19, 2018 Shawn Zimmerman

    [VIDEO] 90 Second Tip: Curing Water Based Inks

    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 […]

    The post [VIDEO] 90 Second Tip: Curing Water Based Inks appeared first on Ryonet Blog.

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