Basic Screen Printing Techniques 101 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...

Preparing Artwork for DTG Printing by Scott Fresener

This is a topic that a book could be written about because a lot of things that need to be or could be done...

DTG Machine Maintenance – a Must Read if you own DTG

A Little DTG Direct-to-Garment Background In 2004 when I first developed the T-Jet printer I was convinced it would be easy for the garment...

Simulated Process Color Separations for Screen Printing – Part One

  Part One of a two part article. Click here to read Part Two.     Printing detailed, photorealistic images on dark shirts has always been the ultimate...

Epson F2000 DTG Printer Review and Update by Scott Fresener

  November 2017 Update. This article is starting to look like a saga. You should read this section first and work through the article and updates...

Screen Printing Equipment & Supply Startup Checklist by Terry Combs

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.

Secrets to High-End Printing on Dark Shirts – Important Information!

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"...

Screen Printing Plastisol Heat Transfers

By Scott Fresener. I was reading a recent post on another forum where the conversation was about how to screen print your own heat...

Improving Poor Photographic Images in Corel Draw

Never leave a piece of photorealistic artwork untouched. Although Adobe Photoshop is...

All About DPI, LPI, PPI & More

Quick Glossary: Halftone - A series of large and small dots that represent image areas of a continuous tone image. Continuous tone artwork can be...

Simulated Process Color Separations for Screen Printing – Part Two

  Part Two - Simulated Process Color Separations for Screen Printing. Click here to read Part One.                 Creating Underbase White If you are going on...

Marketing & Selling Basics 101 by Scott Fresener

This article should be titled "If you can't make a sale you only have a hobbie." Create a Plan and Set Goals TODAY! True! If you...

Using Vellum to Burn Screens by Scott Fresener

For those who remember the old process cameras, when vellum paper and laser printers found a...

T-Seps – Color Separations Made Easy

Are you struggling to do great looking color separations for photos and high-end images? Or do you have a simple JPG and you can't...

Creating Distressed Look in Corel Draw

OK, I have to admit it. I have written this article before. In fact, in looking for older versions I found an article I...

Color Separation Tips in Corel Draw

Over the years I have learned that one of the major secrets to good screen printing is good color separations.  As you become a...

Using Foil for Great Effects!

By Scott Fresener In the early to mid 90’s, foil on shirts was HUGE! We use to teach it in our classes and the students...

Creating an Underbase in Corel Draw

When printing on a black or dark background, you need to print either sold or halftoned underbase of white ink. This short article will detail...

Class Name Shirts in Corel Draw

Some things never change. Regardless of what shirts are in style, there is still a market for putting a list of students in a...

Woodstock…I was there … or was I?

This is a "reprint" of a fun little article I wrote on the 40th anniversary of Woodstock in August of 2009. I thought I...

Choking, Trapping & Cleaning up Type in Photoshop – by Scott Fresener

A Little Background First Choking and Trapping are two very common printing terms that relate to creating artwork that prints easy at the press.  Computer...

Six Common Screen Printing Mistakes

Over the years I have given thousands of classes and been in hundreds and hundreds of shops doing consulting.  I use to joke to...

Color Separations 101 – by Scott Fresener

Color Separations 101 - Everything you ever wanted to know about Color Separations This article is for anyone involved in creating, managing or just...

Five Things to Know about DTG

Five Things to Know Before Jumping into Digital Printing This article is very PRO direct-to-garment or DTG. While some of the comments may sound negative...

Moving Up to an Automatic Press

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...

Improving Poor Photographic Images in Photoshop

Always take time to improve photographic type images in Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop is the defacto standard raster/pixel based program that the world uses for...

The Confusion over RIP Software by Terry Combs

If you’re a screen printer, and you make your own film positives, chances are you own RIP software.

Famous 1976 Farrah Fawcett Shirt Re-Released!

The shirt that started it all has been re-released! Wow, has this industry changed. For those newbies and even some who think they are...

Coating Screens by Terry Combs

Direct Coating Screens - Step by Step. Direct coating of screens, the simple act of filling a scoop coater with emulsion and coating each side...

Blur Text – No, It’s Not Your Eyes

I find it very funny that we strive to do high end photo realistic images on light and dark shirts, and there is a...

Stop Ruining Great Artwork by Scott Fresener

This is a topic I deal with every day as I do high-end photorealistic color separations for the industry. The original artwork is often...

Jacket Printing in 12 Steps by Scott Fresener

This is a short article about printing on jackets. You know, those tricky little  guys that can't even be used to...

What to Look for in Curing Units/Dryers by Scott Fresener

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...

The Real History of Inkjet Printing on T-Shirts

This short article is one that was first posted on the U.S. Screen website a long time ago to show that none...

Final Separation Tweaks in Adobe Photoshop

This article will assume you already have a basic Photoshop channel separation done as Simulated Process Color. The information here is geared more towards doing...

Printing Photoshop Channel Separations in Illustrator or Corel Draw

It is very common to create "channel" color separations in Adobe Photoshop. This is how automated color separation programs like T-Seps make separations. And, if you...

Is The Future Here? – Watch Interview with Pete Bolsoni

We were thrilled when one of our very first students - and youngest - Pete Bolsoni told us he had upgraded his shop to...

Nine Lies You’ll Hear About Screens by Terry Combs

There are a handful of common "misconceptions" about preparing your screens that are repeated often enough that they appear to have a life of...

Checkout the Facebook Industry Related Groups

Facebook has open and closed groups and there are a LOT of them for garment decorating. In case you did not know about them...

The Death of Screen Printing – written in 1996

This article first appeared in 1996 in Imprint Canada. It is an interesting read all these years later! The Death of Screen Printing OK, I got your...

Just starting out? Come to a Printers Boot Camp!

Are you just starting out? Come to Bowling Green Kentucky for three or four days and Mike Fresener will make you a GREAT printer!...

Speeding up Manual Production by Scott Fresener

During the busy months it is important to get as much production as possible off of a manual printing press. This article details some...

Adobe Creative Cloud and Photoshop CC REVIEW – Updated

 Every few years companies like Adobe, Corel and others feel the urge to bring out new versions of their software – whether you want...

T-Shirt War Video

This is VERY funny! It is a short video called T-Shirt War by two wild and crazy guys called Rhett and Link at....... you...

Fake Stitch Look

This one is fun. Have you ever looked at a shirt from a distance and thought it was an emblem or cloth appliqué stitched...

Combining Corel Images with Photoshop

Scott Fresener gives a short tutorial on the best way to use Corel images in Photoshop.
Computer Graphics Articles

Three new computer graphic articles from Scott Fresener

There are three new articles on the main Articles page. They are all on computer graphics and they are all topics that we deal with...

Examples of Good Marketing Tools by Aaron Montgomery

This article was written back in 2010 by our good friend, Aaron Montgomery, and the information is timeless. Enjoy. After a long break from writing...

A Day In The Life Of Screen Making

This article is like a broken record and the reason I write about basic screen making is I am constantly reminded how confusing it...

Finally…. a Digital T-Shirt!

This might  be huge - or not. A Digitial T-Shirt called thirt OS 2.0 (that displays images of your choice like a neon sign)...
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