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Screen Printing Software

| February 9th, 2016 | 0 Comments

CorelDRAW versus Adobe® Photoshop CorelDRAW and Photoshop: Which software is better CorelDRAW or Adobe® Photoshop? We get this question often. In reality, both programs are going to get you to the same place. When it comes to software people, tend to go with what they know, so the real determining factor is you. There are […]

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Debrief: ISS Long Beach 2016

| February 8th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Debrief: ISS Long Beach 2016

ISS Long Beach 2016 will go down in history as the most attended ISS Show in history. For us at Ryonet and ROQ, it will also go down as the busiest, most fun and interactive show we’ve attended! The screen printing industry is a buzz of excitement and positive energy right now, and we’re all […]

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Plastisol Ink Q & A

| February 2nd, 2016 | 0 Comments

Plastisol Ink Q & A

Got questions about plastisol ink? Here are some of the biggest questions we regularly get asked: What is the difference between “dye migration” and “pigment migration”? “Dye migration” occurs when dyes from the garment migrate up into the printed ink, changing the color of the ink. A very common situation involving dye migration happens when […]

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Screen Printing with Metallic Ink

| January 29th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Screen Printing with Metallic Ink

Printing metallic inks is a great way to make your prints stand out. There are a couple of options available when looking for metallic screen printing inks. 96LF* Metallic Silver & Metallic Gold are plastisol based products that produce a “chrome” metallic look when printed. 96LF and 908LF produce the best look when directly printed […]

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Achieving a Distressed Looking Print

| January 19th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Achieving a Distressed Looking Print

There are several options you can use to achieve the “distressed look”. Most commonly, printers use their design software to create distressed looking artwork. But before Adobe and the ease of digital design came around, screen printers would often distressed their actual positives. You can also use specific printing techniques to create a distressed appearance […]

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Printing Signs or Stickers

| January 12th, 2016 | 0 Comments

Printing Signs or Stickers

Screen printing isn’t just for t-shirts and textile printing. There are so many applications for this technique which lie outside that, most of which we call graphic printing. Graphic printing encompasses the many types of screen printing that are not on a textile surface. This could be coroplast, vinyl stickers, posters, wood surfaces, acrylic, plastic, […]

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Using Low Cure To Print On Athletic Wear

| January 6th, 2016 | 1 Comment

Using Low Cure To Print On Athletic Wear

How to screen print low cure plastisol on athletic garments: One of the biggest demands in the printing industry is athletic printing. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when printing on a polyester fabric. 1. Dye migration: This happens when a polyester fabric hits a certain temperature, usually between 300˚ and […]

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How To: Pantone Mixing

| January 5th, 2016 | 0 Comments

How To: Pantone Mixing

Factors to consider: Customer Requirement of Color Accuracy: 1. Is it a trademarked color? 2. Color of the garment? 3. To Under base or not under base? Mixing inks is, in itself, an art form. Different mixing systems have different formulas and those differ from Pantone’s suggestions as well. Even the most thought out mixing […]

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Sun Exposure Unit

| December 30th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sun Exposure Unit

If you are a DIY printer, using the sun exposure to expose your screens is an effective and free way to make your screens. I would recommend using a dual cure emulsion, the type that requires Diazo to active. Coating your screen with a dual cure emulsion is more forgiving than pre-sensitised emulsions. And because […]

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Screen Printing Terms

| December 29th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Screen Printing Terms

If you are like me, when I first came into the screen printer world, I was a little lost with the terminology. No one wants to look stupid not knowing a simple term. So here is a cheat sheet. Block-out: An emulsion like chemical that is used to cover pin holes and to block out […]

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