The Unexpected Ways Your Business Will Change From An Automatic Press

Mark Berryman

So you made the plunge and ordered up an automatic press. You’ve been briefed on what will be needed to ready your work space, electrical specs, air compressor and placement of the equipment. Finally! The excitement is building, thought patterns drift toward increased production, more free personal time or simply cutting down hours spent in […]

The Unexpected Ways Your Business Will Change From An Automatic Press

Mark Berryman

So you made the plunge and ordered up an automatic press. You’ve been briefed on what will be needed to ready your work space, electrical specs, air compressor and placement of the equipment. Finally! The excitement is building, thought patterns drift toward increased production, more free personal time or simply cutting down hours spent in […]

Setting Up Your ROQ Press For Success

Mark Berryman

Let’s assume your ROQ automatic press is installed, and you’re itching to start printing. Before you ever touch ink to your brand new squeegees, you have a bit more work ahead of you than just setting up your ROQ press. Have ever bought a new computer and kept the default settings? I bet not. Typically, […]

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Vocabulary Lesson: T-Shirt Edition

Guest Writer

[Guest Post from Bella+Canvas. Check out their blog for more great garment-focused articles!] A t-shirt is a t-shirt, right? Not quite. When selecting a blank garment to print on, we are faced with a barrage of options: Ring-spun versus open-end, side-seamed versus tubular, 20 single versus 30 single, 4.2oz versus 5.3oz — what does it […]

Can The ROQ Do One Stroke Plastisol Printing?

Mark Berryman

It has come to my attention that there are rumors about the ROQ being incapable of printing with one stroke for each color. It’s a preposterous assumption that such a high-end machine does not perform adequately for plastisol inks. The ROQ press is designed as well if not better than any machine that I have […]

Are You Ready For An Automatic Press?

Mark Berryman

You’ve been printing for awhile. Pounding away on your manual press all hours of the day (and night). You know that your productivity will increase with a larger press, but that leap seems so big. How do you know when you’re ready for an automatic press? Typically, that conversation goes something along these lines: “I […]

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How To Make Money With Your Pantone Color Mixing System

Jessica Marshall

You’ve taken the Pantone® plunge! Maybe you’ve invested in a stellar Pantone ink mixing system, like the Green Galaxy® Fusion Mixing System, or maybe you’re an old-hat at mixing custom Pantone colors and you could teach us a thing or two about how color theory affects Pantone matching and color accuracy. Either way, you’re all […]

In Action: Dye Migration Protection With Gamma Blocker Black

Ryan Moor

When it comes to printing on dark polyester, dye migration is enough of a beast to worry about without adding the complications of printing with thin water based inks. But what about when you want to create bold and bright bright spot color prints? As usual, there are screen printers out that throw caution to […]

Eco-Friendly Printing 101: Running A Sustainable Screen Printing Shop

AR Department

[Originally published by Printwear Magazine on May 4th, 2015] If you’re like the majority of screen printing shops today, the shirts that are flowing out of your dryer are decorated with plastisol prints, and walking through the occasional cloud of dissipating aerosol is an acceptable risk when traversing your print shop floor. While green and […]

The Cooler Side To Screen Printing Baby Clothes

AR Department

Screen printing baby clothes isn’t just about making cute pink and blue onesies for Sarah Soliz, of Riot Baby screen printing. A former marketing professional in the business finance world (and avid lover of black), Sarah started her journey into screen printing when her second pregnancy lead to an unexpected layoff. But this disappointing parting […]

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How To Set Up Your Press For Water Based Printing

Ryonet Collaborator

Setting up your press for water based printing shouldn’t be too hard, as the process isn’t too terribly different from printing with plastisol ink. The devil is in the details though. You’ll need to make some adjustments to your supplies, off contact and tilt, and overall setup to accommodate for the minor differences in the […]

 

Tricks For Screen Printing On Non-Cotton Garments With Water Based Ink  | Screenprinting.com

Tricks For Screen Printing On Non-Cotton Garments With Water Based Ink

Ryonet Collaborator

Screen printing on non-cotton fibers is difficult no matter what kind of ink you’re using. But with water based ink it gets particularly tricky. Here are a few non-cotton garment types you might encounter and how best to approach them with water based printing. Screen Printing on Tri-Blends: A tri-blend garment will act more like […]

 

How To Sell More Water Based Prints To Your Customers  | Screenprinting.com

How To Sell More Water Based Prints To Your Customers

Ryonet Collaborator

Okay. You’re convinced. Water based ink is softer and easier to print with and allows for more eco-friendly cleanup and habits. Not to mention the varied printing possibilities newer HSA water based inks provide printers for learning the procedure of how to sell water based prints. Now, how do you go about selling water based […]

 

Stepping Slowly Into Water Based Printing  | Screenprinting.com

Stepping Slowly Into Water Based Printing

Ryonet Collaborator

Starting water based printing isn’t as hard as you think. Yes, really. “I’ve been printing with water based inks since 2008 and have helped hundreds of printers successfully transition. If you step into it the right way, water based screen printing can actually be easier and save you more time and money than printing plastisol. […]