How Love Yourself Clothing Uses Backwards Text to Turn a T-shirt into a Conversation-Starter  | Screenprinting.com

How Love Yourself Clothing Uses Backwards Text to Turn a T-shirt into a Conversation-Starter

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printing is a wide, versatile industry. By using the medium of T-shirts and hoodies, you can make your mark, stand out, and start conversations about things you’re passionate about. That’s exactly what Maher Hachem, or Munch, is doing. He’s the screen printer behind Love Yourself Clothing, a company focused on promoting mental health awareness through apparel. Where did he come from? What’s his mission? Let’s find out.
How Love Yourself Clothing Uses Backwards Text to Turn a T-shirt into a Conversation-Starter  | Screenprinting.com

How Love Yourself Clothing Uses Backwards Text to Turn a T-shirt into a Conversation-Starter

Jacelyn Wedman
Screen printing is a wide, versatile industry. By using the medium of T-shirts and hoodies, you can make your mark, stand out, and start conversations about things you’re passionate about. That’s exactly what Maher Hachem, or Munch, is doing. He’s the screen printer behind Love Yourself Clothing, a company focused on promoting mental health awareness through apparel. Where did he come from? What’s his mission? Let’s find out.
How to Screen Print on Polyester with a Blocker Base  | Screenprinting.com

How to Screen Print on Polyester with a Blocker Base

Jacelyn Wedman
Take a stand against dye migration with FN-INK™ Barrier Black. It’s a specially made ink designed to stop dye migration on polyester garments from the ground up. Print guru Josh Wells walks you through the entire print process—from art creation to cure—to give you a leg up when using Barrier Black.
How to Add Texture to Designs in Procreate  | Screenprinting.com

How to Add Texture to Designs in Procreate

Jacelyn Wedman
Have you ever drawn a design in Procreate and thought it was missing something? You’re not alone. Cory Romeiser, art director at Golden Press Studio, feels the same way. He created textured brushes so you can create weathered designs in Procreate for that perfect worn, faded look. Want to see it in action? Let’s jump in.
How to Properly Cure Plastisol Ink with a Flash Dryer  | Screenprinting.com

How to Properly Cure Plastisol Ink with a Flash Dryer

Jacelyn Wedman
A flash dryer is a versatile piece of equipment and can be used in many ways, no matter how small your shop is. Curing with a flash dryer takes a little bit of experience to dial in, but can be another way to cure prints without a conveyor dryer. In the video, Josh Wells walks you through properly curing garments with a flash dryer. 
Buying Your First Manual Press? Here’s 5 Factors You Should Consider  | Screenprinting.com

Buying Your First Manual Press? Here’s 5 Factors You Should Consider

Jacelyn Wedman
There are a few different kinds of screen printing presses you can choose from, but most individuals and smaller businesses start with a manual press. Good screen printing equipment pays for itself. If you buy for tomorrow and not for today, you’ll not only have a better product, but you’ll be setting up your operation for long term success. So how do you pick the right one? Here are 5 important things to consider when buying your first manual press.
4 Materials to Screen Print that Aren’t T-Shirts  | Screenprinting.com

4 Materials to Screen Print that Aren’t T-Shirts

Jacelyn Wedman
One of the many great things about screen printing is that you don’t have to print only on t-shirts. You can print on just about anything — cardboard boxes, tote bags, and wood are a few examples. These items are pretty common in the screen printing industry, and knowing the nuances as well as a few tricks can help you take on those orders with confidence. Let’s dive in.
XY Versus XYZ Micros: What’s the Difference?  | Screenprinting.com

XY Versus XYZ Micros: What’s the Difference?

Jacelyn Wedman
There are a lot of options when it comes to buying a screen printing press. Before you even purchase a press, you have to consider versatility, budget, production volume, and so many other factors. One small component of screen printing presses that often gets overlooked is micro registration. Even if you’re taking micros into account, which do you go with? Are XY or XYZ micros better to have on a press? Let’s talk about why micro registration is important and the differences between XY and XYZ micros so you can make the best choice for your shop.
How to Choose the Right Printing Press for your Shop  | Screenprinting.com

How to Choose the Right Screen Printing Machine for your Shop

Jacelyn Wedman
Finding the perfect screen printing press can be overwhelming. With all of the information out there, you can easily get turned around and confused just by the sheer number of options. Luckily, many printers have gone through this exact process before. Here are the top three factors to keep in mind when choosing a screen printing machine of your own.
4 Trusted Methods to Selling Used Screen Printing Equipment  | Screenprinting.com

4 Trusted Methods to Selling Used Screen Printing Equipment

Jacelyn Wedman
One of the big issues a shop runs into when they are thinking about upgrading is what to do with all of their used screen printing equipment. Upgrades will always make your screen printing experience better, but you still have to deal with getting rid of, moving, un-installing, selling, and trying to recoup some money out of the old gear. Let’s talk about how to sell your old equipment, what to upgrade first, and what to look for when buying new versus used equipment.
How to Screen Print Multi-Color Plastisol Heat Transfers  | Screenprinting.com

How to Screen Print Multi-Color Plastisol Heat Transfers

Jacelyn Wedman
Heat transfers are useful for many reasons. You can use transfers for live events, brand shirts with neck labels, and for customers who order in low volume but order consistently over time. Creating a one-color transfer is a simple process. Things get complicated when you add multiple colors. In the video, print expert Colin Huggins walks you through how to create the best multi-color plastisol heat transfers. 
Designing for Screen Printed Multi-Color Heat Transfers  | Screenprinting.com

Designing for Screen Printed Multi-Color Heat Transfers

Jacelyn Wedman
Designing artwork for screen printing is an important first step to ensuring a good print. You need to take print order, color shift, trapping, choking, and more into consideration when designing for a job. When designing a multi-color heat transfer job, you’ll need to approach your design differently. Print expert Colin Huggins walks through the process of creating artwork for multi-color heat transfers. 
How To Get A Darker Film Transparency for Screen Printing  | Screenprinting.com

How To Get A Darker Film Transparency for Screen Printing

Jacelyn Wedman
Creating a dark film positive is essential to getting a good screen and a good print. If your film is too light, it won’t expose correctly and you’ll lose valuable detail. Sometimes, the film your printer creates isn’t dark enough. How do you solve this issue? Here are three ways to create a darker film. 
How You Can Make a T-Shirt Design in Procreate  | Screenprinting.com

How You Can Make a T-Shirt Design in Procreate

Sage Larson
Have a ton of great t-shirt ideas but don't know how to design them? Graphic Designer Cory Romesier of Golden Press Studio will walk you through how you can create your own design in Procreate. He'll share helpful insights about Procreate, tricks you can utilize to take the design to the next level, and how to mock it up on a shirt. Check it out.