How to Get the Best Compression on an Exposure Unit with no Lid

How to Get the Best Compression on an Exposure Unit with no Lid

Jacelyn Wedman
Eliminating the space between your exposure unit glass, your film, and your emulsion is key to capture the most details on a burned screen. If you have an exposure unit without a lid, knowing how to apply compression correctly is especially important. Let’s go over the proper technique to get a good screen with a compression exposure unit every time. 
How to Get the Best Compression on an Exposure Unit with no Lid

How to Get the Best Compression on an Exposure Unit with no Lid

Jacelyn Wedman
Eliminating the space between your exposure unit glass, your film, and your emulsion is key to capture the most details on a burned screen. If you have an exposure unit without a lid, knowing how to apply compression correctly is especially important. Let’s go over the proper technique to get a good screen with a compression exposure unit every time. 
How Cutting Out the Middleman Led to Aerogant Printing Company

How Cutting Out the Middleman Led to Aerogant Printing Company

Jacelyn Wedman
Every screen printer starts his or her journey differently. Some start out of a need to make an income, others use screen printing as a hobby. Jerome Haygood, owner of Aerogant Printing Company in Columbus, Ohio, started his screen printing shop in order to cut out the middleman. While he began printing solely for his streetwear brand, his business exploded when he expanded his services to print for clients.
Should DIY Screen Printers Get a Riley Hopkins 150 Press or a DIY Press?

Should DIY Screen Printers Get a Riley Hopkins 150 Press or a DIY Press?

Jacelyn Wedman
If you’re just starting your screen printing journey, you might be a little overwhelmed. With the sheer amount of equipment options available, there’s a lot to decide. Choosing which press to buy is the first and most important step of getting started. But which press should you buy? Let’s compare two beginner presses: the DIY press and the Riley Hopkins 150.
How Golden Press Studio Continues to Help New Shops Grow

How Golden Press Studio Continues to Help New Shops Grow

Jacelyn Wedman
Every screen printer’s journey is different. Whether you bought a shop set or created your own DIY equipment, getting off the ground is the hardest part of starting a screen printing business. Having a community of screen printers supporting you is essential; knowing someone is in your corner makes all the difference. The crew at Golden Press Studio believe in the power of community. They wanted to make a difference in the screen printing community by giving five shops a serious upgrade.
4 Easy Steps to Turn Any Color into a Pantone Color

4 Easy Steps to Turn Any Color into a Pantone Color

Jacelyn Wedman
Mixing custom colors is a must for many printers, and creating those colors starts with the artwork. If the colors of your artwork don’t match the colors on press, you may have some unhappy clients. Golden Press Studio’s Art Director Cory Romeiser shows you how to turn any color into a Pantone color with Adobe® Illustrator in four simple steps.
the base of a 150 press with a win press in the background

How Avila Design Co. Hustles for Success

Jacelyn Wedman
If there’s one motto in the screen printing business, it’s “the hustle is real.” Many screen printers work seven days a week, operating shops in spare rooms, garages, and basements. If it’s your passion, the grind is worth it. With a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, your print shop grows and evolves. That’s what happened to Joey Avila, owner of Avila Design Co. His business in Fort Wayne, Indiana, took off with some help from a friend and his constant hustling.
Riley Hopkins Presses: Screen Printing Equipment Built like Race Cars

Riley Hopkins Presses: Screen Printing Equipment Built like Race Cars

Jacelyn Wedman
Riley Hopkins presses have been a staple in the screen printing industry for decades. How did the brand start? Who is the man behind the wheel of the machine that fuels your drive? Strap in: you’re about to find out. 
Why & How Riley Hopkins Screen Printing Presses are Locally Manufactured

Why & How Riley Hopkins Screen Printing Presses are Locally Manufactured

Jacelyn Wedman
Riley Hopkins presses have jumpstarted thousands of printers' careers. Considered top tier for manual screen printing equipment, a Riley Hopkins press is built to last. All presses are built on-demand in Vancouver, WA. But how do you build a press by hand? Is it really better? Production Manager Tim Alden walks through the process of constructing a Riley Hopkins press and shares the benefits of investing in hand-built presses.
The Difference Between Raster and Vector Images

The Difference Between Raster and Vector Images

Jacelyn Wedman
Creating designs for screen printing takes a little bit of work and creativity. Whether you’re designing a logo for your brand or creating a t-shirt design based on artwork from a client, you’ll need design software that works for you. But before you get to designing, you need to know the difference between raster and vector images. 
Check out the Baddest-Looking Squeegee on the Planet: The EZ Grip—Lee Stuart Edition

Check out the Baddest-Looking Squeegee on the Planet: The EZ Grip—Lee Stuart Edition

Jacelyn Wedman
Do your wrists hurt after long print jobs? There’s a fix for that. Meet the new, exclusive, EZ Grip Squeegee from Lee Stuart. It’s got everything p...
Why Printers Need to Master Adobe Illustrator for Screen Printing

Why Printers Need to Master Adobe Illustrator for Screen Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printing starts with the artwork. You need high-quality artwork to get a high-quality print. To get a clean, pristine design, you need to know how to use Adobe® Illustrator. Depending on your experience and know-how, you might be finding Illustrator a bit daunting. With our new, free Adobe® Illustrator course, taught by Golden Press Studio’s art director Cory Romeiser, you can learn to tackle any design in Adobe® Illustrator. 
an ipad that says designing in procreate

Why Screen Printers Should Learn Procreate

Jacelyn Wedman

Tons of screen printers have been using Adobe® Illustrator to create designs for prints. It’s necessary to know how to use it. But wouldn’t it be easier if you could just sketch out ideas, hone them in, and then finalize them to be printed? That’s where Procreate comes in. The Apple app makes the sketching and concepting process simple. If you’ve never used it before, check out the new Designing in Procreate course. Golden Press Studio’s Art Director Cory Romeiser will teach you the ins and outs of the program so you can start making rad art.

One Way to Continue Supporting Local Businesses

One Way to Continue Supporting Local Businesses

Jacelyn Wedman

More cities, states, and countries are lifting COVID-related restrictions every day. With the world getting back to “normal,” the lessons of last year should not be forgotten: local businesses are the cornerstones and lifelines of communities.