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What is fibrillation? How can screen printers avoid it?

Posted by Caleb Morgan on 8/14/2018

Fibrillation can still occur despite your best efforts, but what is it and how does it happen? Fibrillation happens when the fibers of a shirt break through the ink deposit, giving your      shirt a faded or fuzzy look.

Ghosting: How To Handle It and Prevent It

Posted by Caleb Morgan on 8/8/2018

Ghosting can be an absolute business killer in screen printing. Sounds a little extreme, right? Well, imagine completing an order of 500 green garment-dyed shirts printed with a low-bleed white base and the customer comes to pick them up and leaves...

Screen Printing Basics: Properly Coating Screen with Emulsion

Posted by Caleb Morgan on 7/31/2018
Coating your screens with emulsion can be a tricky part of the  screen printing process, but it’s not impossible by any means; 
just keep these guidelines in mind and you’ll be coating screens like a pro in no time. 

Screen Printing Side Hustle 101

Posted by Caleb Morgan on 7/20/2018

Picture it, you’re in the middle of corporate America. A soul-sucking, never-ending 9-to-5 train going nowhere fast. You dream of freedom; being in control of your income and your time. Fortunately, it’s 2018 and it’s never been easier or more possible now to start a side hustle. It’s going to take a lot of work to get your side hustle off the ground, so here are a few tips to get going.

The Proper Environment for your Screen Drying Space

Posted by Caleb Morgan on 7/12/2018

In order to set up a proper space for drying screens, we first need to understand why we need a specific environment for screens in the first place. The UV sensitive nature of emulsion makes it paramount that a dark space be used in working with coated screens that haven’t fully cured yet. 

Easy To Use Waterbased Inks - Finally!

Posted by Allen Wesson on 7/3/2018

The term 'waterbased ink printing' seems to many screenprinters to be a term akin to voodoo or dark magic. You have heard of it, you believe that maybe some people can do it, but the topic seems so mysterious to you that it might as well be a myth. Indeed, waterbased screen printing differs from standard plastisol printing in a number of ways, both beneficial and perhaps more detailed and intricate.

Screen Preparation: Screen Degreasing

Posted by Angel Peterson on 6/11/2018

In the screen printing preparation process, degreasing the screen is an important step. It is not wise to jump directly to coating the emulsion onto the screen when it has not been cleaned properly.

A Perfect Match: Picking the Perfect Mesh Count

Posted by Angel Peterson on 5/2/2018

When it comes to screen printing, the most confusing part for many is picking the correct mesh count screen. Choosing the correct mesh count is an important step in the screen printing process because it can determine the outcome of the print.