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When To Use Discharge Ink (And When Not To)

| April 28th, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s well known that using a discharge ink will give your prints a softer and more vibrant appearance. This is because the fabric, once discharged, creates a nice white surface for colored ink to lay on, WITHOUT adding another layer of ink to the shirt. That makes for nice soft prints and it’s a great […]

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How To Set Up Your Press For Water Based Printing

| April 26th, 2016 | 0 Comments

How To Set Up Your Press For Water Based Printing

Setting up your press for water based printing shouldn’t be too hard, as the process isn’t too terribly different from printing with plastisol ink. The devil is in the details though. You’ll need to make some adjustments to your supplies, off contact and tilt, and overall setup to accommodate for the minor differences in the […]

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How To Sell Water Based Prints To Your Customers

| April 19th, 2016 | 3 Comments

How To Sell Water Based Prints To Your Customers

Okay. You’re convinced. Water based ink is softer and easier to print with and allows for more eco-friendly cleanup and habits. Not to mention the varied printing possibilities newer HSA water based inks provide printers. Now, how do you go about selling this to your customers? Selling water based prints is all about nailing the […]

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How To Prepare A Screen For Water Based Printing

| April 14th, 2016 | 0 Comments

How To Prepare A Screen For Water Based Printing

Emulsion takes a special kind of beating when printing water based and discharge ink. Print after print, the edges of your stencil start to get soft and wavy. Your crisp prints soon become fuzzy. It’s a slow battle between the ink and the emulsion, and it occurs because of the high water content in both […]

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Stepping Slowly Into Water Based Printing

| April 12th, 2016 | 2 Comments

Stepping Slowly Into Water Based Printing

Starting water based printing isn’t as hard as you think. Yes, really. “I’ve been printing with water based inks since 2008 and have helped hundreds of printers successfully transition. If you step into it the right way, water based screen printing can actually be easier and save you more time and money than printing plastisol. […]

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[Guest Post] Justifying Purchasing Specialty Inks

| April 1st, 2016 | 0 Comments

[Guest Post]  Justifying Purchasing Specialty Inks

Written by Brian Peters, creator of Allure Galaxy Inks. How many times have you heard “my customer won’t pay more for specialty inks”? If you are one of those, follow along with me. I’ll break down how to justify purchasing specialty inks, in a way that might just make more sense. A gallon of Allure […]

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How Green Are Sgreen Chemicals, Really?

| March 31st, 2016 | 0 Comments

How Green Are Sgreen Chemicals, Really?

Ryonet strives to develop greener products and processes by providing a more eco-friendly experience for both printers and the Earth. Because of this, we build our products on the foundation of the EPA’s definition of sustainable chemistry. These 12 principles guide us through the entire lifecycle of our product development: design, manufacture, usage and disposal. […]

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