Most screen printers are looking for ways to increase production speed while maintaining quality. Printing wet-on-wet allows you to do just that! With wet-on-wet screen printing, you don’t have to add minutes to your production time by flashing in between each color. Wet-on-wet screen printing with an automatic screen printing press can provide some challenges. […]
Problems with your screen printing emulsion can be especially frustrating: You can’t turn out a good print if you have any problems with your screen’s emulsion or exposure. In a previous blog, we covered some common exposure problems and how to troubleshoot them. If you are still struggling to create, expose and reclaim screens, here are […]
How much ink you lay down on your screen prints will depend on your individual print job and your substrate. Too much ink on your substrate can lead to prints that bleed beyond the stencil edge, soak through the substrate or fail to cure completely. Too little ink can make the print too light, affect […]
Mastering screen printing doesn’t mean turning out perfect screen prints every time. It does mean knowing what to do when prints don’t turn out quite the way you want them to. One common problem to troubleshoot is an uneven ink edge. When something is off in your screen printing process, the edges of your ink […]
If you’re looking for success in the world of screen printing, you need a press that’ll work hard to meet the needs of your business. If you’re a newcomer to the industry, a manual screen printing press is a good way to start.
So much of your focus as a screen printer goes into perfect printing operations: Using the right off-contact, squeegee angle and pressure, and curing at the right temperature for the right amount of time. But when it comes to setting yourself up for the perfect press run, much of your success hinges on your screen printing pre-press operations.
It’s a scenario straight from a screen printer’s worst nightmare: You send a full order of high-quality, crisp t-shirts out the door. Days pass or even weeks, and suddenly you have an unhappy customer demanding to return the order because your perfectly laid prints are now washing out of the garments.
Want to add an attractive new product to your lineup of screen printed offerings? Consider decorating umbrellas! Like most screen printing shops, your business thrives on custom t-shirt prints. You’ve embraced sweatshirts, caps and even jackets as a way to cross sell existing customers and attract new customers. You’re looking for new products to appeal to customers so you can […]
When it comes to presenting your customers with a finished product, you want to provide clean, crisp prints that accurately reflect their original designs. A lot goes into producing a quality print, but even if you have a top-of-the-line screen printing machine, the best inks and the perfect screens, you’re going to have a hard time keeping tight registration if you’re not accurately adjusting your off-contact for each job.
The best screen printing results always begin with well-executed pre-press. It’s easy to think of your screen printing press as the backbone of your operation. But remember, a press can only deliver quality prints if it’s printing through quality screens. Your screens deserve as much attention as any other part of your setup, because no […]