Achieving a Distressed Looking Print

Emily Rogers

There are several options you can use to achieve the “distressed look”. Most commonly, printers use their design software to create distressed looking artwork. But before Adobe and the ease of digital design came around, screen printers would often distressed their actual positives. You can also use specific printing techniques to create that damaged, out […]

Achieving a Distressed Looking Print

Emily Rogers

There are several options you can use to achieve the “distressed look”. Most commonly, printers use their design software to create distressed looking artwork. But before Adobe and the ease of digital design came around, screen printers would often distressed their actual positives. You can also use specific printing techniques to create that damaged, out […]

Using Low Cure To Print Plastisol On Athletic Wear

Emily Rogers

One of the biggest demands in the printing industry is athletic printing. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when printing on a polyester fabric using low cure. 1. Dye migration: This happens when a polyester fabric hits a certain temperature, usually between 300˚ and 310˚. At this temperature, the dye in […]

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ROQ Screen Printing Testimonials: Texas Print Solutions

AR Department

“Texas Print Solutions (formerly Teamline) started printing as an all manual shop with M&R® presses. We decided to look into an automatic when we barely were able to print all the orders coming in this last summer. The orders were there, but the auto was not. The issue with other automatics is that the setup […]

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DIY Screen Printing

AR Department

Where to start DIY: Screen printing is a great hobby for your crafty friends and family. But where do you start? If you just want to get your toes wet with screen printing try the DIY Print Shop Made to Make it® Screen Printing Kit. It comes with all you will need to try out […]

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How To Print On Trucker Hats

Emily Rogers

Screen printing on hats can be a little tough because most of screen printing happens on a flat even surface. To make it easier on yourself, try printing on a trucker hat. The trucker hats give you more flexibility. Check out these steps and video to help you get started printing on hats. Ink Because […]

ROQ Screen Printing Testimonials: Print Direct For Less

AR Department

“We are a flat sheet printer who was looking to get into the screen printing trade. After comparisons to the competitors we were sold mainly on the service Ryonet® promised to deliver, along with the equipment.” What attracted you to ROQ (S.Roque) in the first place and what made up your mind to purchase a […]

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How To Calculate Your Exposure Time Using A Step-Wedge Test

Ryonet Collaborator

So, you’re struggling to dial in your exposure time. Welcome to the club. This is the most common issue we hear about at Ryonet. In fact, questions about exposure time come in from screen printers every day. Multiple times a day. Most of the time we suggest getting a step wedge test to really dial […]

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The Simple Trick To Mixing Water Based Ink

Ryonet Collaborator

Using a ink mixing system offers a lot of benefits for your screen printing shop, including color flexibility, cost savings, and an added benefit to your customers. And there are a number of things that you can do to make mixing your own water based ink a bigger benefit to your shop. But there’s one […]

 

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How To Start Water Based Printing

Ryonet Collaborator

Getting into water based printing isn’t as hard as most long-time plastisol printers think. I’ve been printing with water based inks since 2008 and have helped hundreds of printers successfully transition over. If you step into it the right way, water based printing can actually be easier and save you time and money, versus printing […]

 

Achieving a 43 Second Screen Change

Emily Rogers

Screen Change: Changing a screen on an automatic press can be messy and clumsy. But not if you have the right tools. With a ROQ screen change is a piece of cake! 1. Get your clean screen and squeegee ready to be put into place. 2. Release the screen clamps, front and back. 3. Use […]

ROQ Screen Printing Testimonials: One In A Million

AR Department

“One In A Million started screen printing in 2008 with a Riley Hopkins® press and small dryer. After a few years we invested in our first automatic. We bought a Brown press – what problems didn’t we have? It wasn’t funny.” What attracted you to ROQ (S.Roque) in the first place and what made up […]

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The Overlooked (But Crucial) Role Of Establishing Processes

Emily Rogers

These are the main processes in screen printing. Design your art. Create your film. Expose your screen. Rinse your stencil. Register your art. Print your desings. Clean your art. Reclaim your screen. While screen printing is often placed in the “arts and crafts” category, it relies on very defined processes to be successful. In order […]

How Finding Your Niche Will Increase Your Business x10

Ryan Moor

“Niche or be niched.” –Unknown Maybe you’ve heard that quote before, maybe not, but it’s truer in screen printing than in anything else. Screen printing is a very competitive business. If you think you just can go buy a bunch of equipment, hang a sign on your door that says “open for screen printing” (or […]