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"...

Using Vellum to Burn Screens by Scott Fresener

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Understanding White Ink Options

White plastisol is white plastisol, right? On the surface it all seems simple, but there are a variety of whites on the market and...

Dealing With Contract Printers

Do you deal with outside contract screen printers? Are you confused by all thetalk of underbasing, flash curing, screen charges, separation costs andmore? Do...

Third Party Inks for Film and Direct to Garment

Someone quizzes me on this subject three or four times a week. So here’s the scoop on those third party...

Shop Tour – Part One

Mike Fresener takes you on a tour of Surf and Ski - a well known large shop in Mesa, Arizona. Watch it here:
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