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Is It Time to Upgrade from Your Manual Screen Printing Press?

Is It Time to Upgrade from Your Manual Screen Printing Press?

Most screen printers get their start on manual screen printing presses: They’re small, relatively inexpensive and able to meet the production demands of a newly established screen printing business. Eventually, however, many screen printers find themselves bound by the limitations of a manual screen printing press. Here’s how a manual press can hold back your growing […]

How to Save Time with Wet-On-Wet Screen Printing on Your Automatic Press

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. […]

Solving 4 Common Problems

Solving 4 Common Problems with Your Screen Printing Emulsion

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 […]

Controlling the Variables

Controlling the Variables that Affect Your Screen Printing Ink Deposit

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 […]

Shopping Smart for Used Screen Printing Equipment

Shopping Smart for Used Screen Printing Equipment

Whether it’s your first screen printing machine or you’re looking to add another press to your setup, it can be tempting to go the used route. Screen printing presses – especially automatic machines – are big investments and every dollar counts for your business. You can save a bundle by opting for a used press over a new model, but there is some risk involved. If you’re set on purchasing pre-owned equipment, you have to do your research to make sure you’re getting a solid machine.

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