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Achieving Highly Detailed Prints with Simulated Process Screen Printing

Want to create realistically detailed screen printed images? Try tackling simulated process printing!

May 25, 2018 Achieving Highly Detailed Prints with Simulated Process Screen Printing

As your screen printing business grows in size, skill and reputation, your customers likely will be bringing you more complex prints. At the same time, you might be feeling ready to tackle a new challenge and learn a new technique. For creating intricate prints that are sure to wow your customers and draw attention to your work, try your hand at simulated process screen printing!

Tips for Successful Screen Printing on Polyester Blends

Polyester blends are popular fabric choices for screen printers, but it can be a challenge to pull of a successful print on these garments - here are some tips!

May 04, 2018 Tips for Successful Screen Printing on Polyester Blends

When it comes to printing basic garments, most screen printers turn to 100-percent cotton substrates. More and more, however, customers are looking for alternatives. For that reason, cotton/polyester blends are becoming more common. These blended garments have plenty of advantages, but they also pose some of the same challenges that come with printing on fully synthetic substrates.

Troubleshooting Common Issues with Plastisol Screen Printing Ink

Plastisol is one of the most popular choices of screen printing ink, but it's not without its challenges - here are some common problems and how to confront them!

May 01, 2018 Troubleshooting Common Issues with Plastisol Screen Printing Ink

Plastisol is favored by screen printers for its ease of use. Nevertheless, there are some problems that can crop up when you’re screen printing with plastisol ink. Here is our list of the top 10 most common problems associated with plastisol screen printing and how to solve them.

How to Get Softer Prints with Heat Transfers

Heat transfers are a convenient way to decorate garments, but getting soft prints with them can be challenging!

April 24, 2018 How to Get Softer Prints with Heat Transfers

Heat transfers provide a great alternative to a traditional print run in any screen printing shop. They allow printers to create smaller batches of customized apparel for customers, when it might be cost-prohibitive to fire up the screen printing press. A heat press and premade transfers also can be taken on the go to create event-specific apparel on location. While heat transfers are often faster and easier than screen prints, they do have one primary challenge: It can seem nearly impossible to create a heat transfer with a soft hand feel.

Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Softer Screen Prints on Dark Garments

Getting a soft, comfortable screen print on a dark shirt can be a challenge - here are some tips to get it done!

April 19, 2018 Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Softer Screen Prints on Dark Garments

These days, your screen print has to do more than look good; it has to feel good, too. With a few possible exceptions, such as athletic jerseys, consumers want a soft hand for their screen printed garments. With water-based inks or ink additives, that softer hand feel is easy to achieve when printing on a light garment. Printing on a dark garment is another story altogether, as water-based or inks with additives will lose their opacity, affecting the print. That means that to print a soft hand on a dark garment, you’ll need to try a few different strategies.



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