This article is like a broken record and the reason I write about basic screen making is I am constantly reminded how confusing it can be to a newcomer AND a seasoned professional
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This article was promoted by yet another call from a new T-Seps user (large company) faced with the same old “we can’t print that” comment from the screen and production departments.
Over the years I have given thousands of classes and been in hundreds and hundreds of shops doing consulting.
Although I have probably made my “millionth” screen using the Direct Emulsion method,
Someone quizzes me on this subject three or four times a week. So here’s the scoop on those third party inks for both your film output device
White plastisol is white plastisol, right? On the surface it all seems simple, but there are a variety of whites on the market and a variety of uses.
Over the years I fielded hundreds of calls from customers and students asking if I think it’s time for them to get an automatic press. After all, “they are just so busy that they can’t keep up with all the orders – and of course they are making pretty good money now and with an Read More
Do you deal with outside contract screen printers? Are you confused by all thetalk of underbasing, flash curing, screen charges, separation costs andmore? Do you know the correct questions to ask when sourcing for a competent screener? This short article willhelp you with some of the common screen printing terms and will detail questions you Read More
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about halftone dots for screen printing and how to create them, expose them and print them in this article by Scott Fresener.
Stop! Don’t put this article down just because you a few years of experience. I teach beginners who can print better with ten minutes of instruction than many printers with years of experience. This article is written with the beginner in mind but take a few minutes – read this short article – and maybe Read More
Direct Coating Screens – Step by Step. Direct coating of screens, the simple act of filling a scoop coater with emulsion and coating each side of the mesh, will often be the most nerve racking step in the screen printing process. In fact, some new printers are advised that this function is so messy and Read More
If you are going to print T-shirts then you cannot live without a curing unit. Whether it be your oven at home or a large gas dryer – somewhere in your shop there is a “heater.” This article will detail some of the things to look for when purchasing curing equipment. If you already have Read More
During screen printing classes, I regularly get the question, “What do I really need to get started in this business?” Here’s my list to use as a guideline.
There are a handful of common “misconceptions” about preparing your screens that are repeated often enough that they appear to have a life of their own. These common fallacies are often rooted in some past truth, or in a misplaced technology. But, these statements are heard and repeated often enough to be known as the Read More